Wall Street Journal:
Schools Chancellor Klein to Join News Corp. — New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein is resigning to join News Corp., ending an eight-year reign at the helm of the nation's largest school system. — In his place, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to announce Cathie Black, chairwoman of Hearst Magazines.
Discussion: Media Decoder, City Room, Romenesko, New York Times, Mixed Media, Gothamist and Hit & Run
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: News Corp. Reels In a Top Educator
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times: City's New Schools Chief Has Much in Common With Boss
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Hearst Magazines' Cathie Black to Run NYC Schools, Somehow
Jaya Saxena / Gothamist: Schools Chancellor Resigns To Join News Corp.
Katherine Mangu-Ward / Hit & Run: NYC Schools Chief Bails, Heads for the Private Sector
Steve Cohn / MinOnline:
Cathie Black Quits Hearst to Become NYC Schools Chancellor — Cathie Black, president of Hearst Magazines for nearly 15 years before becoming chairman with David Carey's hire in June, was appointed New York City schools chancellor by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Blank Slate: Jacob Weisberg Doesn't Much Care for What Works on the Internet. Can Slate recover? — Slate, the Web site, is 14 years old, an eternity on the Internet. During that span, its New York offices have moved nine times. On a drizzly Friday morning, Jacob Weisberg …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Fake ‘Olbermann’ emails sent to Philly columnist — Tucker Carlson boasted last July that his site, The Daily Caller, bought the domain name for liberal MSNBC host Keith Olbermann. Carlson, a conservative journalist and pundit, even said he would start using the email address email@example.com as a gag.
Discussion: Romenesko, New York Observer, The Huffington Post, Mediaite, Gawker, The Wire, Salon, CJR, Media Decoder and New York Magazine
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Olbermann e-mail exchange with Bykofsky ‘complete fake’
Alex Pareene / Salon: Those aren't e-mails from Keith Olbermann
Joel Meares / CJR: Tucker Carlson: Agent Provocateur?
Bill Carter / Media Decoder: Called the Boss Unqualified? Not Me, Says Olbermann
Dan Amira / New York Magazine: Fake Keith Olbermann Is Very Mean
Matt Thompson / Snarkmarket:
Was Marc Ambinder actually a blogger? — Last week, Marc Ambinder reached the end of his tenure as a politics blogger for the Atlantic, and toasted the event with a thoughtful post on the nature of blogging. The central nugget: … My esteemed coblogger tweeted some terrific observations about Ambinder's post:
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket:
Blogger, Reporter, Author — I want to distinguish blogging from reporting, and bloggers from reporters. But more than that, I want to distinguish the first question from the second. — Blogging is pretty easy to define as an activity. It's writing online in a serial form, collected together in a single database.
Read the Leaked P.R. Plan to Spin Our Dialysis Investigation — Update (2:39 p.m.): Kidney Care Partners released an official statement. — The umbrella group Kidney Care Partners (KCP), an advocacy and lobbying organization for dialysis providers, patient groups, drug companies and others …
Discussion: LA Observed
Editor's Note: How We Got the Government's Secret Dialysis Data — Today, we are publishing the first findings from our investigation of dialysis, a treatment relied upon by hundreds of thousands of people suffering from kidney failure. The United States spends billions of dollars annually on dialysis, nearly $80,000 per patient.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online, Romenesko and MinnPost
Robin Fields / The Atlantic Online: “God Help You. You're on Dialysis.”
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: ProPublica finally gets government's secret dialysis data
Ryan Kearney / TBD All News:
Why did Gawker publish, then retract, a gruesome murder photo? — Recently, Gawker did something unusual: It removed a photo that was upsetting people. The photo showed the body of Christopher Jusko, a 21-year-old graffiti artist who was stabbed to death in New York's East Village on Oct. 25.
Discussion: The Next Web
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
Kommons Founder Sees Q&A Site as Way to Hold the Powerful Accountable — Social networking services have no doubt opened the lines of communication between citizens and public figures, but Cody Brown thinks they fall short in fostering two-way conversations. Politicians can easily ignore a voter's question on Twitter.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Repeat After Me: Investors Are Never the Story — Earlier this week, RockMelt, a Facebook browser launched to massive press coverage from most major publications including GigaOM. — I was as fascinated by the story of RockMelt cofounders Eric Vishria and Tim Howes as I was by their belief …
Discussion: Networking Blog, Adotas, TechCrunch and PC World, more at Techmeme »
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Networking Blog: RockMelt: Dumb or Stupid? You Decide
Gavin Dunaway / Adotas: Is RockMelt's Social Browser Revolutionary?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google Versus RockMelt: Who Does Search Previews Better?
Jean-Paul Marthoz / Committee to Protect Journalists:
In France, is Sarkozy spying on journalists? — Every Wednesday morning in France, rain or shine, half a million people eagerly wait for the satirical weekly, Le Canard Enchainé. Some wait for it nervously. The old-fashioned broadsheet, a venerable media institution …
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
Matt Lauer's George W. Bush Interview Gets Lower Ratings Than Everything Except 90210 — Last night on network TV, House finally relented and agreed to hire a female doctor to the team, Barney got an important clue in his quest to find his father, Jeff and Audrey got Jeff's lesbian friend …
Discussion: The Daily Beast, TVWeek.com, Broadcasting & Cable, The Huffington Post and Movieline
Matt Latimer / The Daily Beast: Bush's Half-Baked Memoir
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: ABC, CBS in Close Race for Best Monday Ratings
Andrea Domanick / Broadcasting & Cable: Primetime Ratings: ‘DWTS’ Marks Monday Win for ABC
Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post: Bush Interview Fails To Garner Decent Ratings
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Eisner's Studio and AOL Pair Up for Web Series — In a deal to be announced Wednesday, Michael D. Eisner's Web studio, Vuguru, will produce half a dozen scripted Web video series for AOL. — The partnership is the latest attempt by AOL, which has been struggling, to infuse its home page and its Web sites with original video.
Simon Rogers / Guardian:
How Canada became an open data and data journalism powerhouse — The US and the UK might get all the attention but should we be looking to Canada for innovative open data initiatives? — • Apps built with Toronto's data — Imagine if you took the historic records of everyone who died in the first world war.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Sarah Palin, Media Critic — The former veep candidate (and journalism major) misleads readers on the WSJ with selective quotes — Aw, shucks. — Sarah Palin is “just a former governor and current housewife from Alaska, but even humble folks like (her) can read the newspaper.” — Reading's one thing.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: The Odd Lies Of Sarah Palin XCVIII: Grocery Inflation
Michael Scherer / TIME.com: Hey Sarah Palin and Jon Stewart: Let's End All This Gosh, Gee …
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online: Fight of the Century: Sarah Palin vs. the Federal Reserve
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Sarah Palin Still Can't Read or Understand a Newspaper
Mark Lacter / LA Observed: Must there be a Palin angle to every story?
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Palin fails in attempt to set WSJ reporter straight
Joe Weisenthal / The Wire: The WSJ Reporter Who Was Blasted By Sarah Palin Responds
Moe Tkacik / Das Krapital: Sarah Palin Is Not Exactly Wrong About Inflation
David Kaplan / paidContent:
DailyCandy Wants To Make ‘Deals’ With Local Marketers — As the discount shopping space continues to attract attention from media companies, DailyCandy, the Comcast-owned fashion and entertainment e-newsletter operator, has expanded its own reach into that area with its DailyCandy Deals channel.
Inside the NewsHour's Multi-Platform Election Night Bedlam — Elections test how much information a news organization can process and then quickly and accurately share it with an audience. They're also a good time for news organizations to take stock of how far they've come since the last one …
Tribune Co. asks court to approve $43M in bonuses — (AP) — The Tribune Co. is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge to approve up to $43 million in bonuses for top executives and managers this year. — The plan calls for some 640 people to receive bonuses totaling from $16.5 million …
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
So you think you're a journalist? Sell your stories on eByline — eByline, an online service that brings together freelance journalists and publishers looking for stories, announced today it has raised $1.5 million in its first round of funding from The E.W. Scripps Company.
Discussion: MediaPost, VatorNews, WebNewser and paidContent
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: Scripps Funds eByline Service
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Ebyline raises $1.5M for journalism platform
David Cohen / WebNewser: eByline Gets $1.5M from E.W. Scripps
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: EW Scripps Invests In Freelance Content Marketplace Ebyline
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Movieclips Nabs $3 Million To Catalogue And Mashup Scenes From Movies — Online movie clips site Movieclips.com has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Shasta Ventures and First Round Capital as well as a number of angel investors, including Jeff Clavier, Aydin Senkut, Naval Ravikant …
Discussion: Business Wire, GigaOM, VatorNews and MediaMemo
Liz Shannon Miller / GigaOM: Movieclips Gains $3M for Clip Curation
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Movieclips picks up $3 million Series A round
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Deal Journal:
Shhh...Quadrangle's Kinda-Secret Media Pow-Wow Hits the Plaza — Media moguls and financiers gathered at New York's Plaza Hotel today for the kick-off to Quadrangle's hush-hush annual media conference, Foursquare. — The two-day event, hosted by the New York-based private equity firm …