Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Reading ‘The Daily’ — The most interesting thing about Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper is what won't be in its opinion section. — Newspapers are the business Rupert Murdoch loves most—and now he's betting their future on an app. Early next year, he will launch The Daily, the first newspaper produced exclusively for the iPad.
Discussion: Gawker, Yahoo! News, Romenesko, Mixed Media and The Corsair
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Salon: Oh Yeah, We've Been Trying to Sell Ourselves Forever
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Murdoch's Daily will lean to center, not right
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Murdoch's The Daily to be centrist, pragmatic
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Murdoch's iPad Paper to Be Centrist? Don't Believe It.
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
The Daily Kill Dossier: A Hit List of News Corp's Freshest Poaches — As it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad — The Daily — is on the way. It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort. As such, they're hiring or trying …
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: Another day, another round of hires at The Daily
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Key Success Factors for a tablet-only “paper”
Key Success Factors for a tablet-only “paper”
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Evolving Newsroom
Michael Sinanian / VentureBeat: The Economist for iPad is barebones and featureless, but that's okay
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Microsoft in talks for new TV service: sources — (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has held talks with media companies to license TV networks for a new online pay-television subscription service through devices such as its Xbox video game console, two people familiar with the plans told Reuters.
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat, paidContent, SAI, Ars Technica, Fast Company, GigaOM, MediaMemo, SlashGear, VideoNuze, Mashable!, The Next Web, WinRumors, Multichannel and Engadget, more at Techmeme »
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Microsoft planning Xbox 360 TV service to compete with Google TV
David Kaplan / paidContent: Microsoft May Challenge Cable Companies With Pay TV Service Through Xbox
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Microsoft working on TV subscription service for Xbox, PCs
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Are HBO & Showtime Coming to the Xbox?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Microsoft Smart TV in negotiations tip insiders
Will Richmond / VideoNuze: Is Microsoft Planning to Join the Pay-TV Party?
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Will Your Next Cable Box Be an Xbox?
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: How Microsoft's Xbox TV Plans Sink The Apple TV
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: Microsoft Angling To Be ‘Virtual Cable Operator’: Report
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Guardian editor says they gave cables to the NY Times — New York Times editors said Sunday that although the paper's reporters had been digging through WikiLeaks trove of 250,000 State Department cables for “several weeks,” the online whistleblower wasn't the source of the documents.
Discussion: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CJR, The Independent, Journalism.co.uk, Guardian, MediaPost, The Firewall, NewsBusters.org blogs, New York Observer, The Atlantic Online, Romenesko, National Review, blogs.telegraph.co.uk, Washington Monthly, beyondbrics, Online NewsHour, Vanity Fair, The Wrap, ThinkProgress, Post Tech, ScribeMedia.org, The Nation and On Media's Blog
Wall Street Journal: To Publish Leaks Or Not to Publish? — An organization has obtained secret documents.
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk: cablegate: Latest WikiLeaks release plunges US diplomats into damage limitation
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Wikileaks: Chinese Gov Behind Google Hack
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall: WikiLeaks And The Failure Of Cyberattacks As Censorship
Lachlan Markay / NewsBusters.org blogs: NYT Drops ClimateGate-era Ethics Qualms, Publishes Scores of WikiLeaks Docs
Reid Pillifant / New York Observer: Peter King On Why Wikileaks Should Be Declared A Terrorist Organization [Video]
David Shenk / The Atlantic Online: The Problem With the Times' Decision to Publish the Latest WikiLeaks Report
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: The Guardian gave State Department cables to NYT
Brian Bolduc / National Review: What Else Is in the WikiLeaks Trove?
James Delingpole / blogs.telegraph.co.uk: Wikileaks: Old Gray Lady invokes the harlot's prerogative
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly: WIKILEAKS HAMPERS U.S. DIPLOMACY.... American officials were bracing …
Barney Jopson / beyondbrics: Wikileaks in China: was the Politburo behind Google attacks?
Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair: Wikileaks Blind Items
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Flood of Outrage Over Latest WikiLeak
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech: Week ahead: FCC meeting, Do Not Track hearing
ScribeTribe / ScribeMedia.org: Publishers on Publishing WikiLeaks
Greg Mitchell / The Nation: Blogging the WikiLeaks Release: Day 1
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: NYT got leaks from The Guardian
Simon Jenkins / Guardian:
US embassy cables: The job of the media is not to protect the powerful from embarrassment | Simon Jenkins — It is for governments - not journalists - to guard public secrets, and there is no national jeopardy in WikiLeaks' revelations — Is it justified?
Discussion: Danger Room, Hot Air, blogs.telegraph.co.uk, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, The Rumpus.net, Yahoo! News, Politics Daily, broadstuff, zunguzungu, NewsBusters.org blogs, The Daily Caller, TechnoLlama, WL Central, Spiegel Online, New York Times, Crikey, Boing Boing, The Right Scoop, Jon Slattery, Associated Press, TechCrunch, BBC, CBC News, The Lede and Gawker
Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room: U.S. Chases Foreign Leaders' DNA, WikiLeaks Shows
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post: WikiLeaks's unveiling of secret State Department cables exposes U.S. diplomacy
William Kristol / Weekly Standard: Never Complain, Never Explain (Updated)
Brian Spears / The Rumpus.net: Wikileaks Embassy Cables Roundup
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: NYT worked ‘several weeks’ on leaked cables; WikiLeaks wasn't direct source for docs
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: What is Wikileaks hoping to achieve?
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times: U.S. Expands Role of Diplomats in Spying
Matthew Lee / Associated Press: WikiLeaks to defy US demands on leaked cables
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: WikiLeaks Reports It Is Under A Denial Of Service Attack
Robert Mackey / The Lede: WikiLeaks Reports Attack on Its Web Site
Adrian Chen / Gawker: How Twitter Scooped Wikileaks (Updated)
David Carr / New York Times:
A Media False Alarm Over the T.S.A. — If a squadron of mad scientists surrounded by supercomputers gathered in a laboratory to try to conjure a single news topic that would blow up large, they could not touch the T.S.A. pat-down story. — It began with a Drudge Report link to a video …
Discussion: Wonkette, CIR: All New Content, Democracy in America, Techdirt, The Wire and Free Press
Jack Stuef / Wonkette: Airport Porn Death Tubes, TSA Groping Here To Stay
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Just Because ‘National Opt-Out Day’ …
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Shocker! The TSA Story Was Overhyped By The Media
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Salon Opens Parlor to Possible Partner — Salon.com is exploring opportunities to merge with or be acquired by another media company, an acknowledgment of the perilous economics of running a free-standing online news organization. — The site was a pioneer in online news …
Kevin Zimmerman / splicetoday.com: Remember Salon.com?
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Salon.com explores merging with another media firm
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Who Wants to Buy Salon.com? Anyone?
Daveibsen / 5 Blogs Before Lunch: Salon.com on the block: “I think we'd all like to think you don't …
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Salon mulls merger
Scott Rosenblum / NYConvergence.com: Is Salon.com Looking for a Media Partner?
Media Bee / MEDIA BEESWAX: Salon.com looks for new partner, home
Mike Vilensky / New York Magazine: Salon.com Open to Merger
Max Read / Gawker: Does Anyone Want to Buy Salon.com?
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: A Modest Proposal for the Future of Online Magazines
Sam Thielman / Variety:
Networks grapple with Hulu ad sales — Aud measurement also a question for online viewing — Hulu is facing competition from the likes of Google TV and a new streaming-only subscription service from Netflix, but one of its bigger challenges may be growing pains felt within its group of owners.
Robert Seidman / TVbytheNumbers: Tension Grows Between Hulu and Its Owners Over Ad Sales
Dorian Benkoil / Poynter Online:
Geo-Location Services Provide New Opportunities for News — Knowing where someone is as they consume media can be a powerful tool in the hands of a journalist, publisher or advertiser. — And as use of GPS-equipped mobile devices has grown, so has interest in and competition …
Discussion: GigaOM and VIRALBLOG.COM
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Startup Lessons From Foursquare's Dennis Crowley
Igor Beuker / VIRALBLOG.COM: What Offline Retail Can Learn From Groupon?
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of eight-percent reach — [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.] — We'll all familiar with the chaos of the moment.
The Bygone Bureau:
Best New Blogs of 2010 — This year's contributors — Robin Sloan — Mediagazer doesn't have the look of a classic blog; it's laid out like an aggregator, and at first glance, it looks pretty mechanical. Sure enough, there are feed-reading machines behind the scenes — some of the same guts that make TechMeme go.
Robin Sloan / Snarkmarket: Beauty and the book
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
In Magazine World, a New Crop of Chiefs — For the magazine business, 2011 will be a year to watch — and not just because it could hold answers to lingering questions about the financial health of the industry. — Next year will be the first in a decade and a half that the four largest …
Discussion: The Fix and Canadian Magazines
Tim Hirsch / BBC:
Rio favela tweets create overnight celebrity — A 17-year-old Twitter user gave Brazilians a rare insider's view of events in his favela — For the past few days, Brazilians watched transfixed as scenes more reminiscent of Iraq or Afghanistan than of their own “marvellous city”, Rio de Janeiro, unfolded live on TV screens.
Ann Blair / Boston Globe:
Information overload, the early years — Five centuries years ago, a new technology swamped the world with data. What we can learn from the aftermath. — Worry about information overload has become one of the drumbeats of our time. The world's books are being digitized …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Ben Silverman Refocused With Electus — String of Web video wins has exec back on base — The guy who moved Leno to 10 o'clock and put a Val Kilmer-voiced Knight Rider on the air is bringing credibility to Web video. — Ben Silverman's Electus, formed last year following the executive's …
David Goetzl / MediaPost: Silverman Goes Cable With ‘Mob Wives’