Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
New York Post Political Editor Quits After Fight With Tyrant Boss — Gregg Birnbaum was the well-liked political editor of the New York Post, a 17-year veteran of the paper. Until yesterday, when he left abruptly. The reason, we hear: he got sick of NYP chief Col Allan's obnoxious behavior.
Discussion: Media Matters for America and Poynter
Karl Frisch / Media Matters for America: Report: Political editor for Murdoch's NY Post quits over Obama tax plan coverage
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: New York Post political editor quits after fight with boss
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Netflix signs new Disney-ABC deal, shows up doubters — Disney apparently doesn't think Netflix is a threat. The company has struck a deal to offer content via Netflix's streaming service. — Netflix has signed a new licensing agreement with one of the biggest Hollywood studios …
Discussion: PR Newswire, MediaMemo, Mashable!, The Wrap, Post Tech and Lost Remote
Christina Warren / Mashable!: More Disney and ABC TV Shows Come to Netflix
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: McStreamy: Netflix, Disney Announce Deal to Stream ABC Shows
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: ABC-Disney adds new shows to Netflix
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Correction: Netflix And Disney Agree On 15-Day Window For Some Streaming
Correction: Netflix And Disney Agree On 15-Day Window For Some Streaming
Discussion: The Official Netflix Blog, NetNewsCheck Latest, Company Town, Multichannel, rbr.com, GigaOM, MediaPost, Fast Company and Broadcasting & Cable
Lynn Tran / The Official Netflix Blog: Netflix Will Add More Content From ABC for Members to Watch Instantly
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town: Disney's ABC reaches $200 million streaming deal with Netflix [Updated]
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: Netflix CEO: Starz Renewal Isn't Critical
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Netflix Guns for Hulu, Gets More Disney, ABC Content
David Goetzl / MediaPost: Disney, Netflix Deal Adds New Shows, Expands Distribution
George Winslow / Broadcasting & Cable: Netflix Inks Major Disney Deal
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
News Corp. COO: Please Don't Associate Us With Our Newspapers — Rupert Murdoch may have printer's ink flowing through his veins, as is often said of the News Corp. chairman, but for his No. 2, president and COO Chase Carey, newspapers are more like an albatross around the neck.
Discussion: rbr.com and Multichannel
Jon Lafayette / Multichannel: Fox News Channel Seeking Higher Fees: Carey
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
At CNN, Talk Show Tensions — In one sweeping move, the 8 p.m. political talk show “Parker Spitzer” could have turned around CNN's flailing prime-time ratings, publicly rehabilitated the fallen New York governor Eliot Spitzer, and turned his co-host Kathleen Parker into a television star.
Discussion: The Wire, Company Town, Yahoo! News, Chickaboomer, TVWeek.com, Mediaite, TVNewser, The Huffington Post, Inside Cable News, On Media's Blog and New York Observer
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: The NYT Confirms There's Not Nearly Enough Conflict And Tension …
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: Home movies aren't cheap! …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Despite ‘stagnant’ ratings, CNN sticks by ‘Parker Spitzer’
Marty / Chickaboomer: CNN: Name Your Cuts
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: With ‘Parker Spitzer’ …
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Kathleen Parker Concedes “Tension” At CNN's Parker Spitzer
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Tension At ‘Parker Spitzer’
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Parker: “I don't storm. I saunter.”
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
CBS Interactive Head Neil Ashe Stepping Down — Neil Ashe (pictured here), president of CBS Interactive, is stepping down from his post. — CBS confirmed the move after BoomTown made inquiries recently, after hearing of various executives who had been contacted by the media giant about the position.
Discussion: paidContent, Company Town, WebNewser, Pulse2 and ClickZ, more at Techmeme »
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Neil Ashe Leaving As President Of CBS Interactive; Search Underway
Meg James / Company Town: CBS Interactive president stepping down
David Cohen / WebNewser: CBS Interactive President Neil Ashe Out
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: CBS Interactive President Neil Ashe Steps Down From The Company
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ: Neil Ashe to Step Down as President, CBS Interactive
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Pulitzer board announces changes for 2011 competition — Romenesko Misc. — The rules for 12 of the 14 categories now state explicitly that entries may use any available journalistic tool, including text reporting, videos, databases, multimedia or interactive presentations or any combination of those formats.
Jodiolson / Twitter Blog:
Now Playing on #newTwitter: Embedded Music, TV Shows, Slides and More — One of the most popular features of #newTwitter is the ability to check out photos, videos, and music directly in the details pane. Click on a Tweet with a link to media, and the details pane on the right lets …
Discussion: Lost Remote, GigaOM, TechCrunch, Shaping the Future …, L.A. Times Tech Blog, The Wall Blog, paidContent, WebNewser and The Next Web
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Would you watch a TV show on Twitter.com?
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: While Others Launch Apps, Twitter Builds on the Web
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Twitter VP Of Product Jason Goldman Steps Down (At Le Web)
Leah McBride Mensching / Shaping the Future …: Twitter expands multimedia services
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Twitter Adds Five New Content Partners
Patricia Cohen / Media Decoder:
Foer Steps Down at The New Republic — The New Republic is getting a new editor in the new year. Richard Just, currently the executive editor, is taking over Jan. 1 from Franklin Foer, who is stepping down after a five-year stint. — Mr. Foer, 36, who closed his last issue of the magazine on Tuesday …
Discussion: New York Observer, Yahoo! News, Poynter, The Huffington Post and bookforum.com
Nick Summers / New York Observer: ‘Baghdad Diarist’ Scott Beauchamp Still Pissed as Frank Foer Exits TNR Job
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Frank Foer steps down as New Republic editor
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Foer steps down as New Republic editor
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: New Republic Editor Stepping Down
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Moonves to Google TV: Pay Up — If Google wants access to the broadcast networks' top prime-time shows for its fledgling Google TV product, they are going to have to cough up some cash. — At least, they will have to for CBS' shows. — According to CBS CEO Les Moonves …
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Vid-Biz: Netflix-Starz, CBS, Google TV
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
News Foo Camp: Not fully open, but certainly not secret — I tweet a lot from journalism events. I think I can say that few people tweet as much about journalism as I do. I didn't tweet much from News Foo Camp last weekend. — But other campers and I tweeted enough that our tweeps wanted more.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
ViKi Raises Millions for Web Video From Around the World — Problem: You want to watch foreign-language movies and TV shows on the Web. — But! You only know English. — Solution: ViKi, a site that shows videos from around the world and provides captions in 100 different languages.
Discussion: TechCrunch and paidContent, more at Techmeme »
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Multilingual Video Site ViKi Raises $4.3 Million
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
The Domino Project — Book publishing is changing. It's changing faster than it has in a hundred years. I've been persistent enough to be part of that change, provoking and poking and wondering about what comes next. — Today, I'm thrilled to report on what's next for me.
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Scripps Forecast: Modest 2011 TV Ad Growth, Newspapers Still Suffering — E.W. Scripps says its television stations will see modest advertising increases in the first half of 2011. — Television ad revenues will increase in the low- to mid-single-digit range — which comes on top …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable: Scripps CEO: Let Us Run Your News Operation
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
The Deal on DealBook — In the beginning, DealBook was a newsletter with links to that morning's Times, and then, when DealBook became a blog, it was a place for the newspaper to compete on news that broke during the day and would be too late for tomorrow's edition.
Discussion: mediabistro.com and Poynter
Aria Hughes / mediabistro.com: Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times: ‘Persistence over talent wins every day’
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Is entrepreneurial Sorkin the Times-man of the future?