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:
Discussion: The Daily Dish and The Atlantic Online
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: Saying Goodbye To Personal Pronouns
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online: I Am a Blogger No Longer
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket:
Blogger, Reporter, Author
Blogger, Reporter, Author
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online: Farewell Marc Ambinder
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.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: News Corp. Reels In a Top Educator
Karen Matthews / Associated Press: Publishing exec named new NYC schools chancellor
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Hearst Magazines' Cathie Black to Run NYC Schools, Somehow
Jaya Saxena / Gothamist: Schools Chancellor Resigns To Join News Corp.
Jeran Wittenstein / Bloomberg: New York City Schools Chief Klein to Resign, Catherine Black Is Successor
Katherine Mangu-Ward / Hit & Run: NYC Schools Chief Bails, Heads for the Private Sector
Maggie Haberman / The Politico: Klein out, Hearst boss in (Updated)
Daniel Massey / Crain's New York Business: Chancellor Joel Klein steps down
Steve Cohn / MinOnline:
Cathie Black Quits Hearst to Become NYC Schools Chancellor
Cathie Black Quits Hearst to Become NYC Schools Chancellor
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and AdAge
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared: Three Reasons Why You Should Be Upset About Cathie Black, New NYC Schools Chancellor
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 firstname.lastname@example.org as a gag.
Discussion: Romenesko, New York Observer, The Huffington Post, Mediaite, Salon, The Wire, Gawker, Inside Cable News, 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
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.
Jane Smith / How Publishing Really Works:
Cooks Source Issues A Statement — I had a brief look at the Cooks Source website this morning and it was still there in a somewhat truncated version: the home-page was pretty much unchanged, but most of the other links had gone. — I just took another look, and all it contains …
Discussion: Whatever, All Facebook, Hubbub, The SunBreak, kane-magus.livejournal.com, Lisa Gold and NPR
John Scalzi / Whatever: Cooks Source Apology
Caitlin Fitzsimmons / All Facebook: Now Cooks Source Claims Its Facebook Page Was Hacked
Andrew Phelps / Hubbub: Cooks Source: ‘We Will Now List All Sources,’ Get Permission
Constance Lambson Views / The SunBreak: Good Books, Bad Editors, and Ugly Language
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 …
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: Adotas, TechCrunch, PC World and Boing Boing, more at Techmeme »
Gavin Dunaway / Adotas: Is RockMelt's Social Browser Revolutionary?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google Versus RockMelt: Who Does Search Previews Better?
Glenn Fleishman / Boing Boing: Explosion in Web 2.0 Factory Leads to Rockmelt
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 …
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: TVWeek.com, Broadcasting & Cable, The Huffington Post and Movieline
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
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 …
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.
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 and paidContent
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: Scripps Funds eByline Service
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Ebyline raises $1.5M for journalism platform
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: EW Scripps Invests In Freelance Content Marketplace Ebyline
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.
Michael Scherer / TIME.com: Hey Sarah Palin and Jon Stewart: Let's End All This Gosh, Gee …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Sarah Palin Still Can't Read or Understand a Newspaper
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: The Odd Lies Of Sarah Palin XCVIII: Grocery Inflation
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online: Fight of the Century: Sarah Palin vs. the Federal Reserve
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
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 …
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
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
US TV networks seek to stop FilmOn — Four top U.S. television networks have asked a federal court to stop the Internet video service FilmOn.com from offering TV channels over the web and on Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPad for free. — FilmOn.com Plc (2F0.BE), which claims to be the first high …
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: TV Networks Seek To Stop FilmOn
Janet Paskin / CJR:
Serious Fun With Numbers — We're drowning in data, but few reporters know how to use them — The story was already great, even before Daniel Gilbert opened his first spreadsheet. Thousands of citizens in the southern Virginia area Gilbert covered for the Bristol Herald Courier …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Meet Intersect, where storytelling, time, and location get all mashed up — It's near impossible to tell a story that doesn't have a place or a time. As readers and just as humans we have a difficult time connecting with a story — be it a friendly anecdote or a news article — that doesn't tell us where it happened and when.
Brian Deagon / Investor's Business Daily:
Blowing Some Hot Air Works For Some Blogs — Ed Morrissey is a news junkie who wants his opinions known. — He started blogging in 2003 at his Web site Captain's Quarters, mostly about politics, and in 2008 joined the conservative Web site Hot-Air.com as editor.
Johnny Diaz / Boston Globe:
Facebook sues Phoenix Media over patent rights — Global social networking site Facebook Inc. is suing Phoenix Media/Communications, which owns The Boston Phoenix and WFNX-FM 101.7, for allegedly infringing on two patents that it says help the media company manage content online.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Facebook accuses Boston Phoenix parent of patent infringement
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 …