David Carr / New York Times:
Heedlessly Hijacking Content — Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal was not the only one who had a tough week at the office. — Last Monday, the word got out that Rolling Stone had a stunning piece about General McChrystal, in which he and his aides were critical of the White House.
Ryan Chittum / CJR: Rolling Stone and the MSM Copyright Thieves
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: On the web, Rolling Stone was scooped on its own story
David Carr / Media Decoder:
McChrystal's Quality Time With Rolling Stone: Impertinent? Check. Insubordinate? Maybe Not. — You could say General Stanley A. McChrystal was a victim of his own hubris - the archetypal field commander who got too intemperate with the suits back at headquarters. — Then again, you might not.
Discussion: Guardian and tag me with a spoon
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Rolling Stone Back on a Roll With Investigative Articles — In its early days in the 1960s and '70s, Rolling Stone was a chronicle of the counterculture where a generation of young people came to find political coverage that spoke to their disaffection. — Then those baby boomers grew up …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal: Rolling Stone Article Boosts Sales, Reputation
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The 36 Hours That Shook Washington
The 36 Hours That Shook Washington
Discussion: Salon, http://www.Stinkyjournalism …, The Daily Beast, The Daily Caller, The Atlantic Online and Chickaboomer
Glenn Greenwald / Salon: The two poles of journalism — With his Rolling Stone article …
Robert Buckman / http://www.Stinkyjournalism.org: ROLLING STONE'S MCCHRYSTAL PROFILE: THE RIGHT, THE WRONG, AND THE UGLY
Leslie H. Gelb / The Daily Beast: McChrystal's Downfall: Who Wins, Who Loses
Jacob Reses / The Daily Caller: Afghanistan, immigration, Kagan discussed on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox Sunday shows
Garrett Epps / The Atlantic Online: McChrystal Seen Through Washington's Glasses
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Touting Redesign, MSNBC Declares Pageviews ‘Dead’ — The big idea behind just about every website redesign these days generally revolves around “less is more” minimalism. But it looks like MSNBC.com's redo actually means it: the new site, which just went fully live, promises to do an end with clicking on stories and on ads.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest, eMedia Vitals and Kirk LaPointe's …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
After six months as anchor, Diane Sawyer is bringing a sharper edge to ABC's ‘World News’ — It is not yet 9 a.m. and Diane Sawyer is shaking her head in amazement. — “Unbelievable,” she says, having woken up to the news that Gen. Stanley McChrystal had denigrated President Obama's team in a Rolling Stone piece.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Six Months In, Diane Sawyer's ‘World News’
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Mounting Web Woes Pummel Newspapers — Slipping Digital Ad Revenue, Emerging Content Farms Present More Challenges for Struggling Industry — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Look at newspapers' share of digital advertising, the crowds checking out other kinds of news sites, or the prices that advertisers will pay for the competition.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Newspapers Will Never Win Online Ad War
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Newspapers' share of digital advertising is declining
Amazon Announces New Functionality for Kindle Apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch — Readers can now enjoy embedded video and audio clips in Kindle books on their iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced a new update to Kindle for iPad and Kindle …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Amazon Introduces A Video/Audio Kindle . . . But Only On The iPad And iPhone
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Amazon Adds Video, Audio To Kindle Apple Apps
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com: The Amazon Kindle App - Could it be the magazine app you're looking for?
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Amazon Frantically Improving Kindle App To Fight Off Apple's iBooks (AMZN, AAPL)
Carole Wurzelbacher / Editors Weblog: Kindle app integrates audio and video
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Amazon Adds Audio and Video to iOS Kindle Apps
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Amazon's Kindle App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch Gets Embeddable Audio and Video
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Amazon adds video/audio feature to Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone
Todd Wasserman / Brandweek:
Yahoo Site Takes Page From Print — It's not uncommon for a publisher of a print magazine to give advertisers a heads up about upcoming themed editorial sections, but that's still an unusual practice for an online-only site. — But Yahoo's Shine, an online hub aimed at women between 25 and 55 …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Mitch Speers / eMedia Vitals: Yahoo site inspired by print
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
In Step Back for Journalist, Two Steps Backward for Journalism — It's a bit tricky for me to write about David Weigel, whom the Washington Post parted ways with on Friday for disparaging comments he had made about some prominent Republican figures on Journolist, a self-avowedly off-the-record listserv.
Discussion: Politics Daily, Big Journalism, New York Times and The Huffington Post
David Sessions / Politics Daily: Dave Weigel, Former Washington Post Reporter, Tells Story of His Exit
Liberty Chick / Big Journalism: With Weigel Exposed, To Whom Will Media Matters Turn For a ‘Conservative’ Source?
Brian Stelter / New York Times: Fallout After a Blogger's Private Comments Are Aired
Kirk Cheyfitz / The Huffington Post: Axing the General and the Journalist: Was Their Privacy Violated?
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
The Binary World of The Washington Post
The Binary World of The Washington Post
Discussion: Mayhill Fowler and Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Pursuit of Newsweek a real page-turner — They are heading into the homestretch. Bids for Newsweek are due in at Allen & Co. by 5 p.m. on Thursday. — So far, five bidders have been identified, although the rumor mill continues to hum with the expectation that one or two potential bidders …
Discussion: The Wire
Victoria Coren / Guardian:
Libel law: I said sorry, so why the lawyers? | Victoria Coren — People resort to the courts too quickly, making libel law a real danger to free speech — The death of Michael Jackson was the only piece of news I heard in the whole of June last year.
Michael Shain / New York Post:
Couric turned down Larry King's job — Katie Couric is in serious talks to stay at CBS — though not necessarily as anchor for the evening news — when her $15-million-a-year contract expires next year, according to well-placed sources. — The talks have heated up since she quietly informed CNN …
Discussion: The Wire, New York Magazine and Inside Cable News
Joseph Plambeck / New York Times:
Rumblefish to Offer Music for YouTube Users — You've shot the video and edited it down. It's ready for YouTube. But what about the soundtrack? — Publishing a video with copyrighted music requires a license for the song. And securing that can be a cumbersome task …
Michael Field / Stuff.co.nz:
Tough media laws hit Fiji; Murdoch ordered out — Fiji's military regime has cracked down on the already heavily censored media and ordered the top circulated Fiji Times to remove Rupert Murdoch as its major owner. — Under the Media Industry Development Decree, announced today …
Discussion: Agence France Presse, Associated Press, FijiVillage.com, Voxy.co.nz and Radio Australia