Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Chief Blasts NPR ‘Nazis’ — Roger Ailes slams Jon Stewart as a conservative-basher, explains why he rode to Juan Williams' rescue—and sees NPR as taxpayer-funded propaganda. Part II of Howard Kurtz's interview. — When Jon Stewart was appearing on the O'Reilly Factor a few weeks back …
Discussion: Media Decoder, Media Matters for America, Romenesko, New York Observer, Salon, Guardian, Mediaite, The Huffington Post, TVNewser, BlogPost, New York Magazine and Gawker
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America: Will NPR's Mara Liasson defend her colleagues from Roger Ailes' “Nazi” attack?
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Ailes apologizes to ADL for calling NPR execs ‘Nazis’
Reid Pillifant / New York Observer: Eliot Engel on Roger Ailes: ‘He Should Keep His Comments To Himself’ [Video]
Alex Pareene / Salon: House GOP fails to defund NPR “Nazis”
Colby Hall / Mediaite: Roger Ailes Apologizes To Anti-Defamation League, But Not NPR, For Nazi Comment
Molly Stark Dean / TVNewser: Roger Ailes to Howard Kurtz about NPR: ‘They are, of course, Nazis’
Melissa Bell / BlogPost: Roger Ailes, NPR executives and #NPRgoesNazi
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: Roger Ailes Is Very Sorry He Called NPR a ‘Nazi’
Richard Lawson / Gawker: Comment of the Day: The Roger Ailes Origin Myth
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Fox News chief apologizes to ADL for ‘Nazi’ remark — Fox News chief Roger Ailes apologized Thursday to Abraham Foxman, national director for the Anti-Defamation League, after calling NPR executives “Nazis” in an interview with The Daily Beast. — Ailes, in a letter, began by following up on …
Discussion: Gawker, New York Magazine, The Awl and The Huffington Post
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Roger Ailes Is No Longer Sane
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Jake Tapper Will Not Stand for Holocaust Jokes
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Crunching Denton's Ratio: What's the return on paying sources? — There was a lot of buzz on Twitter yesterday about Paul Farhi's piece in The Washington Post on checkbook journalism — in particular the way a mishmash of websites, tabloids, and TV news operations put money in the hands of the people they want to interview.
Chadwick Matlin / CJR:
A Faustian Bargain — Slideshows are the scourge, and the savior, of online journalism — In May 2009, Thebigmoney.com was shouting into the void. Slate's business site was eight months old, but it was still averaging only 50,000 page views a day, well below The Slate Group's goal.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Perhaps it's time to stop thinking of slideshows as the scourge of online journalism
Ujala Sehgal / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: The 7 Most Awesome Types Of Slideshows
Fair use: how much is too much? — Fair use: how much is too much? — Reactions: 8 — Page view “journalism” and content aggregation are the cornerstones of the explosive growth of Gawker, Huffington Post and slews of other blogs, but does that growth come at the expense of the publications who conducted the original reporting?
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Video: Reuters Readies Big Expansion in the United States — MONACO — Declaring that news providers in the U.S. are not “satisfying the needs” of publishers and broadcasters, Reuters will be expanding its offerings in the United States, with major announcements to come over the next couple of months …
David Cohen / WebNewser: Reuters to Expand Efforts in U.S.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
FT Gives Its Staff A $480 Bonus To Buy An iPad; CEO's Memo — The Financial Times says it will give a £300 or $480 rebate to its 1,800 staff against the purchase of an iPad or other tablet. — Newspaper publishers are clearly getting bullish about the prospects of a post-web future …
Discussion: Romenesko, MediaPost, Journalism.co.uk, SlashGear, MediaFile, TUAW, SAI, Poynter Online, Talking Biz News, Engadget and WebNewser
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Financial Times staffers get $480 bonus to buy an iPad
Erik Sass / MediaPost: ‘Financial Times’ Helps Staff Buy iPads
Jennifer Saba / MediaFile: FT hearts tablets so much, it's spreading the joy among staff
Steven Sande / TUAW: Financial Times gives iPad bonuses to staff
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: FT giving staffers money to buy tablets
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Bill Clinton's speech can be tweeted after all — Did former President Bill Clinton really ban tweeting, live-blogging and posting on Facebook during a keynote address for a business and technology conference? — No. But it definitely appeared that way over the past 24 hours.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Romenesko, WebNewser and Techdirt
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Bill Clinton bans Twitter, Facebook and live-blog coverage for upcoming speech
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Bill Clinton bans tweeting, live-blogging at keynote
Michael Miner / Chicago Reader:
Life in the Patch — Is AOL's hyperlocal news network an evil slave empire or a boon to hungry journalists? — Chris Gray, Sara Fay, and Sofia Resnick — CEOs must love it when small folk call them evil—nice guys don't wind up masters of the universe.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NBCU's Zucker: In An On-Demand World, Content Matters More Than Schedules — CNBC (NYSE: GE) talker Jim Cramer grilled his out-going boss Jeff Zucker during a quick back-and-forth about his high points and low points, his job prospects and where the TV business is headed as the merger of Comcast …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Newsweek.com nervously awaits news of its fate — Of all the players anticipating fallout from the forthcoming union of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, staffers for Newsweek's website may have the most to lose—namely, their jobs. — As the two money-losing news organizations meld into one …
Russ Smith / splicetoday.com: Love the Royals, Hate the Republicans
Katie Hoffmann / Bloomberg:
Cablevision Explores Spinoff of TV Channels Including ‘Mad Men’ Home AMC — Cablevision Systems Corp., the New York-area cable-television provider, is exploring a spinoff of its Rainbow unit, which includes cable channels Sundance, IFC and AMC, the broadcaster of “Mad Men.” The stock jumped.
Discussion: Company Town
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: Golden Globes fight! …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
House fails to eliminate NPR funding — The House on Thursday voted to move forward on legislation without voting on a proposal put forth by Republicans to defund NPR. — Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the next majority leader, said the vote demonstrates that Democrats “are still not ready to listen” …
Discussion: Hillicon Valley, The Caucus, AllAccess.com and The Huffington Post
Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley: Republicans: Government should probe NPR's dismissal of Juan Williams
Bernie Becker / The Caucus: Move to Cut NPR Funding Is Defeated in House
Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post: GOP Looks To Defund NPR Over Williams Firing
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Web Ad That Tells You It's Stalking You — There's a big debate about privacy and online advertising, and the personal data marketers use to hunt down the customers they're trying to capture. — So here's a Web ad campaign that cuts to the chase, and simply tells you up front that it's stalking you.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
No More Media Silos: Digital Content Needs to be Universally Accessed, paidContent's Staci Kramer — MONACO — For publishers to succeed in the fast changing media environment, digital content must be universally accessed, irrespective of the device, says Staci D. Kramer, editor of paidContent, the influential media news site.
Nikki Osman / Guardian:
Diary of a budding journalist: The highs and lows writing about yourself — Attending a panel discussion with top Guardian columnists Charlie Brooker, Zoe Williams and Tanya Gold has given Nikki an insight into the rewards and pitfalls of lifestyle journalism