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.
Discussion: Poynter Online, The Awl and Romenesko
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, Gothamist, City Room, Romenesko, Mixed Media and Hit & Run
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: News Corp. Reels In a Top Educator
Jaya Saxena / Gothamist: Critics: New Schools Chancellor Black Needs Schooling
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Hearst Magazines' Cathie Black to Run NYC Schools, Somehow
Katherine Mangu-Ward / Hit & Run: NYC Schools Chief Bails, Heads for the Private Sector
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: This Just In, Mixed Media and The Atlantic Online
Eliott C. McLaughlin / This Just In: Wednesday's intriguing people
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
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.
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 Awl, Romenesko and The Next Web
Choire Sicha / The Awl: The Christopher Jusko Murder and the Campaign Against Photographs of Dead Bodies
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: ‘Gawker posted a pretty horrific picture of my brother, lying dead on the street’
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
Robin Sloan / Snarkmarket: Escape from Thunderdome
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: TVWeek.com, The Huffington Post, WebNewser and Beet.TV
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: 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
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: The Nation, ThinkProgress, Romenesko, New York Observer, The Huffington Post, Mediaite, Gawker, Salon, The Wire, CJR, Media Decoder and New York Magazine
Greg Mitchell / The Nation: Wednesday DAYBOOK: Bush Bombs on NBC, Tucker Carlson's Fake …
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
‘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
Discussion: Poynter Online
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 …
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.”
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
When The News Lets Everyone Really Participate, It Changes The Way News Works — When we talk about things like “participatory journalism,” or “news as a community,” we've had traditional newspaper people insist they “get it.” They say that they've “added comments” to their website, so it's now participatory.
Chloe Malle / New York Observer:
Nora Sticks Her Neck Out: The Author Brings Her Philosophy of Divorce — Nora Ephron has many unanswered questions. Is this the beginning of the end? And will they go away or is it like the plague? The director of Julie and Julia adjusted her black booted ankle, pulling it closer …
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: 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?
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.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
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
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.
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, Broadcasting & Cable, The Huffington Post and Movieline
Matt Latimer / The Daily Beast: Bush's Half-Baked Memoir
Andrea Domanick / Broadcasting & Cable: Primetime Ratings: ‘DWTS’ Marks Monday Win for ABC
Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post: Bush Interview Fails To Garner Decent Ratings