Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Blank Slate: Jacob Weisberg Was a Web Pioneer. But He Doesn't Much Care for What Works on the Web Now. 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.
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Andrew Sullivan Predicted the Future of the Internet in 2002
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: ‘Slate is about as technologically sophisticated as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Weisberg: NYO wrong; Slate's ‘going gangbusters’ — Slate Group editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg's note to staff about today's New York Observer story — You may have seen the story about Slate that's up on the New York Observer website today. I wanted to take a minute to respond …
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Observer
Hillary Busis / Mediaite: New York Media Feud Watch: Slate Vs. New York Observer [Updated]
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Slate's Traffic Is Gangbusters, Except When It's Not — Slate Group chairman Jacob Weisberg wrote a memo to his staff today in response to this week's Observer cover story, a look at how the 14-year-old site is faring against new and ferocious competition. He takes exception to our piece …
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: New York Observer, The Awl and Romenesko
Hunter Walker / New York Observer: Gawker Removes Crime Scene Photo After Complaints From Dead Man's Family
Choire Sicha / The Awl: The Christopher Jusko Murder and the Campaign Against Photographs of Dead Bodies
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Lou Dobbs joining Fox Business Network — Just about a year to the day that he left CNN, Lou Dobbs is returning to cable news, this time as host of his own show on News Corp.'s Fox Business Network. — Fox Business Network is expected to announce that it has signed Dobbs as early as Wednesday afternoon.
Discussion: Romenesko, Gawker, Media Decoder, Talking Biz News, Business Wire, Mediaite, The Huffington Post, The Wire, Politics Daily and TVNewser
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Ex-CNNer Dobbs joins Fox Business Network
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Lou Dobbs Returns, to Be Ignored
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Fox Business Network Hires Lou Dobbs
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Fox Business signs Dobbs
Hillary Busis / Mediaite: Former CNNer Lou Dobbs Signs Multi-Year Contract With Fox Business Network
Henry Blodget / The Wire: Lou Dobbs Joining FOX Business Network
Matt Lewis / Politics Daily: Fox Business Lands Lou Dobbs
Molly Stark Dean / TVNewser: Lou Dobbs Joins FBN. …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
NY Times Editor on the ‘Beauty’ of Readers' Ignorance — Gerald Marzorati, center, with Marc Jacobs (L) and Paul Krugman. Image by Getty Images via @daylife — The New York Times cultivates an image as the preferred read of the intellectual elite, but at least one of the paper's higher-ups seems …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: NYT subscribers don't realize they're paying $700/year?
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Schools Chief Has Much in Common With Boss — Cathleen P. Black earned a reputation in publishing as a tough-minded chief executive who never left her employees guessing what she wanted. A student of management, she wrote a book about strategies for success in the corporate world.
Discussion: Media Decoder, nyc.gov, Capital New York, Salon, This Just In, Styleite, Mixed Media and The Atlantic Online
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York: Cathie Black bares the souls of the tabloids
Alex Pareene / Salon: Michael Bloomberg and the myth of corporate genius
Eliott C. McLaughlin / This Just In: Wednesday's intriguing people
Justin Fenner / Styleite: Hearst's Cathie Black Steps Down To Run NYC School System
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: NYC Papers Ask the Important Questions About Cathie Black
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online: Cathleen Black as NYC Schools Chancellor
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
Joel Klein on Rupert Murdoch, Cathleen Black, and Being a Jerk — Yesterday's announcement that schools chancellor Joel Klein was resigning, to be replaced by Cathleen Black, the chairwoman of Hearst Magazines, shocked the city. This morning John Heilemann caught up with Klein by phone …
Discussion: All Things Digital and MinOnline
Alan Rusbridger / Poynter Online:
Openness, Collaboration Key to New Information Ecosystem — In 2009 you could smell the fear. As banks crashed and the recession hit, even the grandest media companies trembled a little. We had all known for some time that the revolution we're all living through would at some stage get really tough.
Robin Sloan / Snarkmarket:
Escape from Thunderdome — Here's the tick-tock: Marc Ambinder writes a terrific, thought-provoking post titled I Am a Blogger No Longer. Here at Snarkmarket, it strikes us all so well and so deeply that we decide to dive in: — Matt goes first, and he talks about what “ego-driven reporting” might or might not be.
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket: Blogger, Reporter, Author
Matt Thompson / Snarkmarket: Was Marc Ambinder actually a blogger?
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.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, TVWeek.com and WebNewser
Andy Plesser / The Huffington Post: Driven by AOL Deal and Overall Growth, Next New Networks to Double …
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: MinnPost and LA Observed
Editor's Note: How We Got the Government's Secret Dialysis Data
Editor's Note: How We Got the Government's Secret Dialysis Data
Discussion: The Atlantic Online, Romenesko, MinnPost and mediabistro.com
Robin Fields / The Atlantic Online: “God Help You. You're on Dialysis.”
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: ProPublica finally gets government's secret dialysis data
Post by Venkat / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Twitter Clarifies Usage Rules, but AFP Still Claims Unbridled Right to Use Content Posted to “Twitter/TwitPic” — Twitter recently issued new guidelines regarding use of the “Twitter” and “Tweet” marks, and use of the underlying tweets by users and third parties as well: “Guidelines for Use of the Twitter Trademark.”
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
The View from Nowhere: Questions and Answers — “American journalism is dumber than most journalists, who often share my sense of absurdity about these practices. A major reason we have a practice less intelligent than its practitioners is the prestige that the View from Nowhere still claims...”
Discussion: The Politico
Michael Kinsley / The Politico: The absurdity of Olbermann's sin
‘Electricity in the newsroom’: the rise and rise of the iPad — The iPad has brought the greatest excitement to the media industry since the dotcom boom. Alexandra Jardine reports how newspaper and magazine publishers are swelling audiences and ad revenue through launching apps on the revolutionary new platform
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
DealBook relaunch triggered N.Y. Times blog shutdown — Something strange happened Tuesday night on the New York Times' website: All 58 of its blogs went dark. — “We're working hard to get our blogs back up and running,” the Times tweeted around 7 p.m. “Stay tuned.”
Discussion: the nytpicker, Talking Biz News, Romenesko and New York Observer
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: New York Times reports problems with its blogs
Hunter Walker / New York Observer: The NYT's Blog Blackout
David Schlesinger / Reuters:
Our need to be in the midst of danger — Below is the keynote speech Editor-in-Chief David Schlesinger delivered today to the International News Safety Institute — Death came screaming out of the sky on July 12, 2007. — Two Apache helicopter gunships operating more than 500 metres away …
ROSS KENNETH URKEN / New York | Guest of a Guest:
Blogging Makes Joan Didion Uncomfortable — When we caught up with New Journalism Joan Didion at yesterday's luncheon at the 21 Club for “The King's Speech,” she had a few words for us about this so-called blogging fad. — This giant figure in non-fiction whose Slouching Toward Bethlahem …
Nate Freeman / New York Observer: Joan Didion: Not Born to Blog
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
ESPN's Skipper: iPad is not print's savior — Commentary: It's all about finding medium's best use of content — NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — John Skipper understands the iPad — and a good deal of ESPN's future rests in his hands. — Skipper, ESPN executive vice president for content …
Discussion: Poynter Online
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: ESPN exec: Media need new strategies for tablets
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Playboy Goes Geo-Local With Scout App, Even as Iconic Media Company Attempts Turnaround — How about some check-ins at the Playboy Mansion? — That's not exactly on the menu for a new mobile application being launched by the iconic adult-oriented media company today, called Scout (although BoomTown wishes it were).
Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review:
Journalists ‘cautiously pessimistic’ about Patch — By Robert Hernandez: The topic of AOL's Patch has been on journalists' minds before I asked the question at the Online News Association conference in D.C. — It has sparked debate and open conversation about whether this hyperlocal venture …
Amy Garmer / KnightComm:
Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action — The Knight Commission recognized that people need tools, skills and understanding to use information effectively, and that successful participation in the digital age entails two kinds of skills sets: digital literacy and media literacy.
Jessica Goldfin / KnightBlog: Digital and Media Literacy ‘Plan of Action’ Unveiled Today in D.C.
Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
David Rosenthal Puts on His Penguin Suit — The problem with losing your job when you're a high-level executive in contemporary book publishing is that your options are basically to become a literary agent or do something vague and most likely super-boring involving e-books.
Ethan Klapper / 10,000 Words:
6 innovative uses of Tumblr by newsrooms — More and more news organizations are using Tumblr to share content, with each taking a different approach to using the popular microblogging service. — Some, like NPR, use Tumblr strictly to link to their own content. Others like Newsweek, use Tumblr to curate the entire Web.