C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Data, diffusion, impact: Five big questions the Wikileaks story raises about the future of journalism — Whenever big news breaks that's both (a) exciting and (b) relevant to the stuff I research, I put myself through a little mental exercise. I pretend I have an army of invisible Ph.D. students …
Discussion: Media Decoder, Guardian, CJR, Law Blog, ProPublica, NPR, Open Culture, J-Source, Hot Air, CNET News, Yahoo! News, The Caucus, The Nation, Falafel Mafia, The Politico, Politics Daily, Beet.TV and Kirk LaPointe's …, more at Techmeme »
David Carr / Media Decoder: Behind ‘War Logs,’ a New Kind of Alliance
Joel Meares / CJR: Same Docs, Different Stories
Ashby Jones / Law Blog: Pentagon Papers II? On WikiLeaks and the First Amendment
C.W. Anderson / NPR: What's The Appeal Of Wikileaks?
Mary McGuire / J-Source: WikiLeaks challenges news practices
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: Transcript: Wikileaks Afghanistan docs ‘alarming’
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: WikiLeaks uses old, new media to publish documents
Janie Lorber / The Caucus: Early Word: Wikileaked
John Nichols / The Nation: Dan Ellsberg (and Tom Jefferson) …
Neal Ungerleider / Falafel Mafia: Wikileaks, journalism and me
Glenn Thrush / The Politico: Jones: WikiLeaks “irresponsible,” hid story
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: WikiLeaks Episode Marks Big Development for The Guardian's …
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
No one who's been paying attention should be surprised by the WikiLeaks documents about the war in Afghanistan. — Just because some documents are classified doesn't mean that they're news or even necessarily interesting. A case in point is the cache of 92,000 secret documents …
Discussion: msnbc.com, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Gawker, ProPublica, Danger Room and George Brock
Michael Isikoff / msnbc.com: Review of WikiLeaks docs sees no smoking gun
Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room: Military Disputes Its Own WikiLeaked Missile Report
Joel Meares / CJR:
WaPo, Time, and Others Play Catch-up on WikiLeaks — What to do when you don't get the exclusive — Whereas The New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel had a four week heads-up on the 91,000-document WikiLeaks dump, the rest of the media found themselves playing catch-up when the big story went live on Sunday.
Discussion: Time, Los Angeles Times and Swampland
Michael Scherer / Time: WikiLeaks Throws Obama Off Message (Once Again) on Afghanistan
Christi Parsons / Los Angeles Times: White House decries WikiLeaks' release of Afghan war documents
Joe Klein / Swampland: The Wikileaks Tet Offensive
Justin Osofsky / Facebook Developers:
Working with Media Organizations to Build Social News — Small blogs to major media organizations focus on producing great content and surfacing it to the right people. Facebook Platform offers the ability to supplement this content by making the experience more social …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, Online Journalism Blog and WebNewser
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: Facebook launches a “Facebook + Media” page
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog: Facebook's tips for journalists and publishers
E.B. Boyd / WebNewser: Facebook Wants to Work with Media Companies
David Roeder / Chicago Sun Times:
Examiner finds fraud evidence in Tribune sale — An examiner probing Sam Zell's buyout of the Tribune Co. in late 2007 has found evidence of “dishonesty” in the deal's latter stages, a conclusion that could throw the company's 20-month-old bankruptcy case into turmoil.
Discussion: Chicago Tribune, Romenesko, Wall Street Journal and New York Observer
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune: Examiner: Tribune Co. buyout ‘marred’
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: No Easy End in Sight for Tribune Co. Bankruptcy
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Misleading Stories About Race Raise Questions — In the last couple of days, Andrew Breitbart, a conservative Web site operator, has been called a liar, a provocateur, a propagandist — and even a race-baiter. But he says he knows who the true race-baiters are: some Democratic activists.
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard: Breitbart and the story-withdrawal litmus test
Patricia Calhoun / The Latest Word: Jon Caldara, Tom Tancredo, Andrew Breitbart & Independence Institute …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line: No, both sides don't do what Breitbart does: Part II
Kos / Daily Kos: Both sides DON'T do it
Charles Kaiser / The Hillman Foundation blogs: Winners & Sinners: Sherrod Edition
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post: Enough right-wing propaganda
The Week / Most Recent Home Page Posts from THE WEEK: 5 things we learned from the Shirley Sherrod affair
China Real Time Report:
GQ China Pulls July Issue … The Chinese edition of GQ quietly recalled its July issue the day after it hit the newsstands to remove an unflattering feature on rich Chinese young people, but no one can say why. — On Friday, a news article discussing the recall was quickly taken …
Discussion: The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Gawker and The Wire
Josh Duboff / New York Magazine: GQ China Recalls July Issue After Controversy Over ‘Sports Car Club’ Story
Maureen O'Connor / Gawker: GQ China Recalls Issue Due to Faulty Reporting (Or Whiny Rich People)
Antonina Jedrzejczak / The Wire: GQ China Recalls Issue After Grossly Wealthy Resent Being Shown As Grossly Wealthy
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
BlogBeat: The New Yorker Is Working on a Profile of Nick Denton — After a long hiatus, the column that cost this company a cool mil in advertising has returned! BlogBeat is back, and this week, we're coming out swinging. The New Yorker's working on a forthcoming profile …
New York Times:
Disney Seeks $40 Million in Advance on Miramax — LOS ANGELES — An investment group that includes the construction executive Ronald N. Tutor must make a nonrefundable $40 million payment toward the purchase of Miramax Films from the Walt Disney Company by Wednesday to move forward with a deal, according to people briefed on the sale.
Discussion: DailyFinance and Hollywood Reporter
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
'FT's paywall helps us understand users' — The Financial Times has enjoyed another profitable six months, with total content revenues from print and online up 14% year on year. — Online sales showed record growth, meaning that FT.com subscription revenue in the first six months of this year was 48% ahead of the first half of 2009.
Discussion: Editor's Blog and Editors Weblog
Dominic Ponsford / Editor's Blog: The paywall debate: At the Financial Times there is no debate, it works
Stefanie Chernow / Editors Weblog: The Financial Times: a digital success for 2010?
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
The new journalism — Less gatekeeping, thanks to the Internet and Fox News, may be scary to liberals, but it's progress over the Cronkite era. — “The high standards and wise judgments of people like Walter Cronkite once acted as a national immune system, zapping scandal mongers and quashing wild rumors …
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
Boston Screamer: News nabs Convey to pummel Post — Kevin Convey's office at the Boston Herald isn't far from downtown Boston, but its windows look southeast, across a freeway, toward Southie, the longstanding Irish and white ethnic Boston enclave that, in the past two decades, has rapidly gentrified.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Reality Show Payrolls Rise With Stardom — Snooki had kissed The Situation, Ronnie had hugged Sammi goodbye and the cameras had stopped rolling. Last summer, “Jersey Shore” wasn't yet a runaway hit; it was just another reality show in the works for MTV. Nonetheless, the show's executive producer …
Tim King / Prospect Magazine:
The battle for Le Monde — Le Monde is France's “journal de reference,” where you go not for news but for an opinion on the news: profound reflections in weighty prose. But, like the printed press everywhere, it's losing readers fast, from 406,000 nine years ago to 288,000 last year.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Partisan Tools At Journo-List And Trig — Remember all those liberals and lefties huffily denouncing this blog's attempts to make sense of Sarah Palin's bizarre stories about the pregnancy and birth of her alleged fifth child? I was nuts, crazy, vile, disgusting, etc etc to indulge in what Dave Weigel …
Rance Crain / AdAge:
The Real Scoop on Ad Age in the ‘Mad Men’ Era — Our Cameo in AMC Drama Skims Over Real-Life Drama of the '60s-Era Newsroom — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Legendary and irascible adman George Lois contends that “Mad Men,” which began its new season Sunday, “misrepresents the advertising industry …
Rick Kissell / Variety: 2.9 million watch ‘Mad Men’ premiere
Ben Popper / The Wire: 5 Business Lessons From The “Mad Men” Premiere
Jim Edwards / Advertising Analysis RSS: Mad Men as Rorschach Test: Media Execs See Only Themselves in AMC's Hit Show
Adam Kleinberg / iMediaConnection Blog: Mad Men comes back to TV. But what about real life?
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: ‘Mad Men’ Ratings Up
Anna Dimond / TV Squad: ‘Mad Men’ Got Ad Age All Wrong, Says Exec
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Blip.tv Develops Pre-roll That Offers Free Downloads on Other Devices — Start-up's Video Ads Help Wieden Get Game Demos in Front of Xbox Users — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — What if your pre-roll video ads were more than just repurposed-for-the-web-TV spots, the kind agencies have in spades?
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Evanovich Takes Her Bounty to Random House — The blockbuster novelist Janet Evanovich has taken her scrappy bounty-hunter heroine Stephanie Plum to Random House, leaving her longtime publisher, St. Martin's Press, after more than two months of contract negotiations fell through.
Discussion: DailyFinance and New York Observer
Sarah Weinman / DailyFinance: Random House Takes on Risks with Evanovich
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
Read On — Why the iPad hasn't killed the Kindle. — Amazon's Kindle e-reader is a terrific device, but a lot of people, myself included, figured that once Apple's iPad came out, the poor little Kindle would be toast. The first thing I did at the iPad introduction event was snap …
Wilson Rothman / msnbc.com: E-book reader devices on verge of identity crisis
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
How publishers curate the world of content — It's nothing new that many news websites augment their own content with repackaged content from around the Web, but the applications have evolved along with the technology. Content providers are experimenting with all sort of ways for editors …
Harper's Magazine Names Ellen Rosenbush Editor — NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—John R. MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper's Magazine, today announced that Ellen Rosenbush would become editor of the 160-year-old monthly, effective immediately. Rosenbush has served as the acting editor since February 1.
Discussion: Romenesko, New York Observer, Crain's New York Business, FishbowlNY and The Wire
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Rosenbush named Harper's Magazine editor
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY: Harper's Magazine Acting Editor Rosenbush Becomes Actual Harper's Magazine Editor
Antonina Jedrzejczak / The Wire: Harper's Magazine Appoints Its First Ever Female Editor
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Google Music takes a step closer to reality — Google's plan to challenge Apple's dominance in the music marketplace is advancing more rapidly than expected, say music industry sources. — The search giant's Android whiz, VP Andy Rubin, is said to be having “accelerated” …
Discussion: MediaPost, Fortune, MacStories, The Next Web and paidContent
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Google's Music Service Is Closer Than It Appears
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google hits up Harry Fox for Christmas music store launch?
Cody Fink / MacStories: Google Gaining Momentum with ‘iTunes Killer’
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Google Music Launching This Year?
Tricia Duryee / paidContent: Google's Mobile Music Store Could Launch This Winter
Kevin Allocca / FishbowlNY:
WSJ's Alan Murray Talks Online Growth — A lot has changed since Wall Street Journal deputy managing editor and executive editor, online Alan Murray joined the paper in 1983. We sat down with Murray as a part of our Media Beat interview series to get his perspective on the growth of the organization's web presence.
Blake Gernstetter / mediabistro.com: WSJ's Alan Murray Talks Online Growth
Sam Anderson / New York Magazine:
The James Franco Project — Movie star, conceptual artist, fiction writer, grad student, cipher—he's turned a Hollywood career into an elaborate piece of performance art. But does it mean anything? A critical investigation, with bathroom break. — 1. The Wink — “Franco is here.
Discussion: UnBeige, Jezebel, Soup and New York Observer
Steve Delahoyde / UnBeige: New York's Odd James Franco Profile (with Accompanying Synopsis)
Molly Fischer / New York Observer: James Franco, Queer Theorist?