New York Times:
Facebook Feeling Unfriendly Toward ‘Social Network’ — LOS ANGELES — At the New York Film Festival next month, Hollywood will unleash “The Social Network,” a biting tale of the Silicon Valley giant Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg. — Now Facebook must decide whether to bite back.
The 48th New York Film Festival:
Film Comment September/October 2010: Revenge of the Nerd — The misanthropic soul at the heart of The Social Network, David Fincher's 21st-century moral tale — It was E.M. Forster, of course, who scripted that immortal, oft-abbreviated imperative: “Only connect, and the beast and the monk …
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Did First Rave Review of ‘The Social Network’ Step Over Ethics Line?
Krystal Clark / ScreenCrave.com: The Social Network Gets Great Early Review
Adam Rosenberg / MTV Movies Blog: ‘The Social Network’ And Accompanying Joke Trailers Inspire Another …
Kristopher Tapley / In Contention: Foundas on ‘Social Network’: “Big, brash and brilliant.”
Peg Brickley / Wall Street Journal:
Creditors Scuttle Tribune's Plan — WILMINGTON, Del.—Tribune Co. will recraft its Chapter 11 reorganization plan in an effort to broker peace among creditors, company attorney James Conlan said Friday after key supporters of the plan walked away. — The media company's revised plan …
Chicago Sun Times:
Tribune Co. says bankruptcy negotiations have failed
Tribune Co. says bankruptcy negotiations have failed
Discussion: Reuters, paidContent and LA Observed
Tom Hals / Reuters: Tribune bankruptcy unravels as talks fail
David Kaplan / paidContent: Tribune Bankruptcy Plan Forced Back To Square One
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Tribune bankruptcy talks break down as key players flee
Michael Shain / New York Post:
Not so fast — CNN is asking Larry King to postpone his final show — slated for fall — and stick around until the end of the year, The Post has learned. — British journalist and “America's Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan, who is widely thought to be King's replacement …
Discussion: The Wrap, TVNewser, New York Magazine, Inside Cable News, Mediaite, Guardian, TV Squad, MediaPost, The Wire, The Huffington Post, Gawker and Chickaboomer
Lindsay Robertson / New York Magazine: CNN Asks Larry King to Stay Longer So Piers Morgan Can Figure Out His Visa
Richard Adams / Guardian: Piers Morgan's CNN move delayed by visa woes? | Richard Adams
Chris Harnick / TV Squad: News Roundup: Work Visa Trouble for Piers Morgan, John Glover …
Henry Blodget / The Wire: CNN Begs Larry King To Postpone Retirement …
Danny Shea / The Huffington Post: CNN Asks Larry King To STAY Longer
Virginia Heffernan / New York Times:
What ‘Fact-Checking’ Means Online — The day I became a fact-checker at The New Yorker, I received one set of red pencils and one set of No. 2 pencils. [FC: There used to be a training period before the pencils.] [[VH: O.K. for “the day I became a fact-checker” to designate end of training period?]]
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: If the Web has changed what qualifies as fact-checking...
Craig Silverman / CJR: Lights, Camera, Fact Check!
Gwen Ifill / Online NewsHour:
Unplanned Aberration: How Mosque Discussion Got Derailed — If the camera had continued rolling Monday night at the NewsHour after I completed a segment on the debate over the so-called Ground Zero mosque, you would have seen me beating my head against the anchor desk.
Discussion: TVNewser, On Media's Blog and Yahoo! News
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Ifill apologizes for mosque segment
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: AP advises staff on location of Islamic center and mosque
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog:
Social media lessons from the “Ground Zero Mosque”
Social media lessons from the “Ground Zero Mosque”
Discussion: New York Times, Newsbook, Most Recent Home Page Posts …, New York Observer, The Daily Politics, The Daily Caller and Salon
Paul Vitello / New York Times: Islamic Center Exposes Mixed Feelings Locally
The Economist online / Newsbook: What the Arab papers say — HAVING largely ignored the story …
The Week / Most Recent Home Page Posts from THE WEEK: What would the ‘Ground Zero mosque’ be, anyway?
Dana Rubinstein / New York Observer: Former Pakistani Ambassador: What ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ …
Chris Moody / The Daily Caller: Mosque spokesman defends Twitter tactics, but cuts down on the snark
Jared Keller / The Atlantic Wire:
MEDIA DIET: Christopher Hayes: What I Read — How do people deal with the torrent of information that rains down on us all? What's the secret to staying on top of the news without surrendering to the chaos of it? In this series, we ask people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.
Discussion: Ezra Klein
Sarah Rabil / Bloomberg:
Yahoo May Buy a Stake in Hulu Video Site, Stifel Nicolaus Says — Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) — Yahoo! Inc. may buy a “considerable” stake in Hulu LLC if the video website pursues an initial public offering, according to Stifel Nicolaus & Co. — Hulu, owned by three of the biggest U.S. broadcast networks …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
The Dumbest How-to Content From Demand Media — Do you know how to brush your teeth? How to buy beer? How to poison a gopher? How to belch? If so, you could be a contributor to Demand Media, one of a growing number of “content farms” that use large networks of freelancers to produce cheap reference content.
J. David Goodman / City Room: How to Stress Out the Empire State Building
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Demand Media's ‘lamest, most gloriously stupid how-to articles’
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Infographic: The Geosocial Universe — This infographic, created by Jesse Thomas of digital creative agency Jess3, shows the relative size of social networks and online services such as Skype, Gmail, MySpace, Twitter and Foursquare, and also shows the proportion of their user base that access the service via a mobile device.
Discussion: JESS3 Blog
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
ICANN asks Demand Media for answers after report — IDG News Service - The group responsible for managing the Internet's domain name system is asking Demand Media's eNom division for answers following complaints from Internet security groups. — ENom, the world's second-largest domain name registrar …
Dave Levy / State of the Fourth Estate:
Paywall Gets Added to the Oxford Dictionary of English (and Bromance, too) — Great news: the newest round of “words added to the dictionary” has surfaced. There are some choice additions this time around (are you telling me Chill Pill is only getting added now.
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Let's meet the knucklehead Americans who think Barack Obama is a Muslim. … - Are Twentysomethings Really as Pathetic as the New York Times Says? - The Big C: Laura Linney's Sardonic Yet Fun Portrayal of a Cancer Patient- Is Debate Club Improving American Political Discourse or Ruining It?
Discussion: Swampland, Think Progress, The First Post and Mediaite
Amy Sullivan / Swampland: Are One-Quarter of Americans Freakin' Morons?
Alex Seitz-Wald / Think Progress: GOP House Candidate On Obama: 'I Don't Have A Position On Whether He's A Muslim'
Rachel Helyer Donaldson / The First Post: One in five Americans thinks Obama is Muslim
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite: Americans Are Increasingly Confused About Obama's Religion, Why?
Latoya Peterson / Poynter Online:
Humorous News ‘Warning Labels’ Hint at Serious Challenges for Media — Last week, Boing Boing, the popular technology and culture blog, trained its spotlight on a hilarious and painful project by British comedian Tom Scott. He created a set of printable warning labels meant to alert consumers …
Discussion: Strupp and Newspaper Death Watch
Joe Strupp / Strupp: Joke Warning Labels Spark Real News Point
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Should We Be Interested In ‘Saving’ Any Industry? — We hear it all the time, whenever anyone talks about an industry being “destroyed” by new technologies: “how do we save x industry?” where “x” can stand for “recording” or “news” or “movies” or whatever. We saw it just recently …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Pitchfork POV Series Demonstrates Power of Slow Growth — Pitchfork continues its expansion into video with the recent launch of its Pitchfork POV Concert Series — a six-camera operation that lets viewers toggle between views as they enjoy the high-fidelity sound so sadly lacking from most online footage of live music shows.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
Chat Replay: Why Do We Need Female Journalists with Technical Expertise? — When reading my list of 20 South by Southwest Interactive panels that journalists should vote for, some people wondered: Where are all the women? Only two of the 20 panelists I mentioned are women.
Jeff Rivera / GalleyCat:
New York Times Bestseller Seth Godin to No Longer Publish Books Traditionally — New York Times bestselling author and marketing guru, Seth Godin vows to never publish traditionally again. After over 12 books with a legacy publisher, Godin says he's had enough.
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: The FishbowlDC Interview with the Examiner's Newly Promoted Tim Carney
Tom Keogh / Seattle Times:
‘This American Life’ host Ira Glass brings his radio stories to Seattle — It's a Monday morning and, no doubt all over the U.S., people have returned to work to find unexpected crises awaiting them. — Ira Glass, host and producer of public radio's immensely popular “This American Life” program, certainly has his share.
Pew Social & Demographic Trends:
The Fading Glory of the Television and Telephone — One day you're the brightest star in the galaxy. Then something new comes along — and suddenly you're a relic. It's a turn of fate that awaits sports heroes, movie stars, political leaders. And, yes, even household appliances.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Economix, more at Techmeme »
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Fewer Americans Need TVs, But Only Because More Need Flat Screen TVs
Catherine Rampell / Economix: From Luxury to Necessity, and Back Again
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Studios Giving Up on DVD, Pushing VOD Instead — The time lag between DVD release dates and the availability of films on cable video-on-demand services has been drastically reduced over the past year, falling to just five days in the first half of this year, according to BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield.