Andrew Alexander / Washington Post:
Online readers need a chance to comment, but not to abuse — Anonymous online commenting has always been rowdy and raucous, especially when public figures are the targets. — “Excellent!” exulted a Post commenter when conservative columnist Robert Novak died in August. “Hope he suffered.”
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: WP to implement tier system for comments
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: The Simple Solution to Abusive Online Comments: Twitter
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
David Remnick Makes It Look Easy at The New Yorker — David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, is not one to waste an opportunity. After attending John Updike's funeral in Massachusetts in February of last year, he stopped by Harvard Law School to interview some of President Obama's old professors.
Discussion: Gawker and Michael Calderone's Blog
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: David Remnick, Superman
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog: Remnick is ‘player-coach’ at the New Yorker
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
MSNBC Could Keep David Shuster Off the Air Indefinately — MSNBC bad boy David Shuster may be on his third strike. — Shuster won't be on the air today for his 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. shows, according to MSNBC insiders. Whether he returns before his contract expires in December is up for debate.
Jason Boog / GalleyCat: Apple Sells 250,000 eBooks in a Single Day
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: Will MSNBC Keep Shuster Off Air Until December?
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog: Will Shuster return? — Following a report that MSNBC's David …
Greg Pollowitz / National Review: Judgment Day For David Shuster? — By: Greg Pollowitz
Steve Delahoyde / UnBeige: New Book Claims Jesus' Father Was Really an Architect
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Apple tried to prevent hiring of tech writer by Newsweek — Newsweek tech writer Dan Lyons was on “Reliable Sources” on Sunday morning talking about the coverage of Apple's new iPad and revealed that the company has not been happy with him for quite some time. — Here is an excerpt from the transcript:
Discussion: paidContent, CrunchGear, Gawker and CNN
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Apple Sold More Than 300,000 iPads On Day 1; Users Downloaded 1 …
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Fake Steve Jobs on the iPad, conflict of interest, and Apple's draconian PR tactics
Adrian Chen / Gawker: Fake Steve Jobs: Real Steve Jobs Hates Fake Steve Jobs
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
At Snopes, a Quest to Debunk Misinformation Online — It is one of the paradoxes of the Internet. — Along with the freest access to knowledge the world has ever seen comes a staggering amount of untruth, from imagined threats on health care to too-easy-to-be-true ways to earn money by forwarding an e-mail message to 10 friends.
Discussion: Media Decoder and Gawker
Michael Hirschorn / New York Magazine:
Don't Cry for CNN — Thirty years ago, CNN, now in decline, was as revolutionary as Google. It had a pretty good run. — In the end, it's usually our principles that betray us. Former CNN chief Rick Kaplan told Ken Auletta in his 2004 biography of founder Ted Turner, “Basically, the Fox prime-time schedule is just talk radio.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: CNN's biggest problem may be its founding principles
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
iPad app pricing: A last act of insanity by delusional content companies — Looking at the iPad app rollout, you can easily separate the digital wheat from the chaff in the content industries, and you can see those who are developing digital businesses and those who are trying to protect print margins …
Discussion: Online, Fast Company, eMedia Vitals and broadstuff
Damon Kiesow / Online: Kevin Anderson: iPad app pricing is delusional
Mitch Speers / eMedia Vitals: iPad app pricing: A last act of insanity by delusional content companies
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: iPad will save Print Media and other modern myths
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Web Publishers, Ad Nets at Odds — Publishers accuse ad nets of pitching what's not theirs — Recently, an advertiser received details on an online ad campaign delivered by the ad network interCLICK. The site list seemed ideal for the client's financial professionals target: Bloomberg.com …
Discussion: paidContent, NetNewsCheck Latest and AdExchanger.com
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Branding Deals Come Early in the Filmmaking Process — LOS ANGELES — Jordan Yospe had some notes on the script for “The 28th Amendment,” a thriller about a president and a rogue Special Forces agent on the run. Some of the White House scenes were not detailed enough, Mr. Yospe thought.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Peter Kirwan / Guardian:
Is the FT the perfect digital model? — As ft.com turns 15, we examine the FT's mix of paywalls, increased subscriptions and newspaper cover price rises — Last year, amid the greatest recession in the history of the financial system, the Financial Times turned a profit.
John Temple / TEMPLE TALK:
The first week at Peer News — I shared my story of the first day of our start-up news service in Honolulu last week. But then the week got away from me and I didn't have a chance to serve up any impressions from the rest of the week. — First, you know how people sometimes complain …
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
iPad Day One: Charts Show Big Media Mostly Playing In Free Apps, Not Paid — So day one of iPad launch almost over—though West Coast's still in full swing—no estimates on how many iPads have sold, but it is instructive to see how the charts for iPad apps are doing.
Discussion: Fitz & Jen, Multichannel, TechCrunch, TUAW, Gizmodo and Gawker
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: Scratching the iPad Itch
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: 3,266 iPad apps and counting
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo: Expensive Newspaper iPad Apps Not Selling All That Well
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Turn Your iPad Into a Futuristic News Portal