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 Atlantic Online and The Daily Dish
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online: I Am a Blogger No Longer
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: Saying Goodbye To Personal Pronouns
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket: Blogger, Reporter, Author
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
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, Mixed Media, Gothamist and Hit & Run
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: News Corp. Reels In a Top Educator
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
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, Salon, The Wire, Gawker, 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.
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
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
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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
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.
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 …