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, Yahoo! News, TVNewser, Chickaboomer, Company Town, Mediaite, Inside Cable News, New York Observer, The Huffington Post and On Media's Blog
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: The NYT Confirms There's Not Nearly Enough Conflict And Tension …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Despite ‘stagnant’ ratings, CNN sticks by ‘Parker Spitzer’
Marty / Chickaboomer: CNN: Name Your Cuts
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: Home movies aren't cheap! …
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Kathleen Parker Concedes “Tension” At CNN's Parker Spitzer
Dan Duray / New York Observer: ‘Parker Spitzer’ Won't Ditch Parker, Will Continue to Cater to Spitzer
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Tension At ‘Parker Spitzer’
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Parker: “I don't storm. I saunter.”
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: On Media's Blog, FishbowlNY and Poynter
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: NY Post political editor quits
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Political Editor at New York Post Quits
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: New York Post political editor quits after fight with boss
Lauren A. E. Schuker / Wall Street Journal:
Movies at Home, for $20,000 — A proposed service aims to bring movies to homes the same day they hit theaters, a milestone that Hollywood has long anticipated with a mixture of fear and fascination. — But there's a catch: At the prices currently being discussed by Prima Cinema Inc. …
Discussion: /Film, Engadget, The Moviefone Blog, Gizmodo and IFC.com, more at Techmeme »
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Prima Cinema plans to offer $500 first-run movie downloads …
Erik Davis / The Moviefone Blog: Would You Pay $20 Grand to Watch Films at Home the Same Day They Hit Theaters?
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: First-Run Movies at Home? Sure, For $20,000
Alison Willmore / IFC.com: Want to See a New Movie on Opening Night Without Leaving Your Home?
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: Broadcasting & Cable
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: Fox News Seeking Higher Fees
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: GigaOM, Shaping the Future …, TechCrunch, L.A. Times Tech Blog, The Wall Blog, paidContent, The Social, WebNewser and The Next Web, more at Techmeme »
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: While Others Launch Apps, Twitter Builds on the Web
Leah McBride Mensching / Shaping the Future …: Twitter expands multimedia services
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Twitter VP Of Product Jason Goldman Steps Down (At Le Web)
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Twitter Adds Five New Content Partners
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Twitter brings more media, music to Web client
Craig Silverman / Regret the Error:
Crunks 2010: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections — While you're here, please consider purchasing a copy of the Regret the Error book, which won an award for media criticism from the National Press Club, and also contains hundreds of hilarious corrections. You can learn more about the book and read some reviews here.
How Wikileaks has woken up journalism. — If you follow the latest cache of diplomatic cables leaked by Wikileaks and reported by the Guardian, The New York Times and others it is impossible not to conclude that this is a pivotal moment for journalism, its teaching and its practice.
Michael Ellsberg / ellsberg.net: Daniel Ellsberg's Website
Greg Mitchell / The Nation: BLOGGING THE WIKILEAKS for Wednesday, Day 11
John Battelle / The Wire: Why Wouldn't Google Mirror WikiLeaks?
Sydney Smith / http://www.Stinkyjournalism.org: The above INTERPOL Wanted notice has been publicly posted …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon: Anti-WikiLeaks lies and propaganda - from TNR, Lauer, Feinstein and more
Robert Mackey / The Lede: Updates on Leak of U.S. Cables, Day 10
Rachel Slajda / TPMMuckraker: Lieberman: NYT May Have Committed Crime By Publishing Wikileaks Cables (VIDEO)
Dianne Feinstein / Wall Street Journal: Prosecute Assange Under the Espionage Act
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, more at Techmeme »
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Neil Ashe Leaving As President Of CBS Interactive; Search Underway
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.
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 …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Correction: Netflix And Disney Agree On 15-Day Window For Some Streaming — Disney (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) have a new agreement that will allow the rental service to run some new episodes 15 days after the original programming airs. The deal builds on the the existing arrangement …
Discussion: Company Town, rbr.com, Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel and GigaOM, more at Techmeme »
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town: Disney's ABC reaches $200 million streaming deal with Netflix [Updated]
George Winslow / Broadcasting & Cable: Netflix Inks Major Disney Deal
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: Netflix Gets Hands On More Disney, ABC Shows
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Netflix Guns for Hulu, Gets More Disney, ABC Content
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Nicholas Christakis on the networked nature of Twitter — Earlier this fall, Alyssa Milano — known for being on “Who's the Boss” and, more recently, for being on Twitter — sent out a somewhat surprising tweet to her nearly 1.2 million followers: a link to the Amazon page of a book called Connected …
Tina Dupuy / FishbowlLA: Yes, But Can It Help Me Sell My Book?
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Washington Post's Kaplan Higher Education Unit to Cut About 770 Employees — Washington Post Co.'s Kaplan Higher Education division said it plans to cut about 770 employees, or about 5 percent of the workforce, because of slowing enrollment. — “These are difficult decisions to make …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Kaplan Higher Ed to cut 5% of workforce
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.