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: TVWeek.com, Company Town, The Wire, Mediaite, Yahoo! News, Chickaboomer, The Huffington Post, Inside Cable News, New York Observer, TVNewser and On Media's Blog
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: With ‘Parker Spitzer’ …
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: Home movies aren't cheap! …
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: The NYT Confirms There's Not Nearly Enough Conflict And Tension …
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Kathleen Parker Concedes “Tension” At CNN's Parker Spitzer
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Despite ‘stagnant’ ratings, CNN sticks by ‘Parker Spitzer’
Marty / Chickaboomer: CNN: Name Your Cuts
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Tension At ‘Parker Spitzer’
Dan Duray / New York Observer: ‘Parker Spitzer’ Won't Ditch Parker, Will Continue to Cater to 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 and Poynter
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: NY Post political editor quits
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: New York Post political editor quits after fight with boss
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
Adam Tinworth / One Man & His Blog:
LeWeb: The media and Wikileaks — Adrian Monck is chairing a media panel, and inevitably we're focusing on WikiLeaks. — We've always had leaks, says Julio Alonso of Weblogs S. “The WikiLeaks phenomenon is not new, but it has a different form. ” The closing of Amazon and PayPal accounts …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: The Media Comes To The Defense Of WikiLeaks At LeWeb: “The Leakers Will Win”
How Wikileaks has woken up journalism.
How Wikileaks has woken up journalism.
Discussion: ellsberg.net, Boing Boing, Memex 1.1, TechCrunch, New York Times, The Nation, News: News blog, Guardian, The Atlantic Online, John Battelle's Searchblog, http://www.Stinkyjournalism …, National Review, Salon, Crikey, TPMMuckraker, The Lede, Wall Street Journal, Media Diary, Associated Press and Countercurrents.org, more at Techmeme »
Daniel Ellsberg / ellsberg.net: Ellsberg: “EVERY attack now made on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange …
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: Silencing Wikileaks is silencing the press
Greg Mitchell / The Nation: BLOGGING THE WIKILEAKS for Wednesday, Day 11
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: 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
Bernard Keane / Crikey: WikiLeaks and the price of partnership
Rachel Slajda / TPMMuckraker: Lieberman: NYT May Have Committed Crime By Publishing Wikileaks Cables (VIDEO)
Robert Mackey / The Lede: Updates on Leak of U.S. Cables, Day 10
Dianne Feinstein / Wall Street Journal: Prosecute Assange Under the Espionage Act
Julian Assange / Countercurrents.org: The Truth Will Always Win
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.
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, TechCrunch, Shaping the Future …, L.A. Times Tech Blog, The Wall Blog, paidContent, WebNewser and The Next Web, more at Techmeme »
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
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?
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: The Moviefone Blog, /Film, Gizmodo, Engadget and IFC.com, more at Techmeme »
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
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Prima Cinema plans to offer $500 first-run movie downloads …
Alison Willmore / IFC.com: Want to See a New Movie on Opening Night Without Leaving Your Home?
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, Pulse2 and ClickZ, more at Techmeme »
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Neil Ashe Leaving As President Of CBS Interactive; Search Underway
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
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: paidContent and TechCrunch, more at Techmeme »
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Multilingual Video Site ViKi Raises $4.3 Million
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 …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Guardian memo: 54,000 a month behind Times paywall — New research from Experian Hitwise has been used by The Guardian to suggests that 54,000 people a month are accessing content behind the paywall of The Times and Sunday Times. — The research was commissioned by Guardian News and Media …
Discussion: Media Money and Editors Weblog
Peter Kirwan / Media Money: Dept of Small Numbers: The Guardian's analysis of Murdoch's paywall traffic
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: Guardian research counts 54,000 people accessing the Times paid online website
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: Multichannel, MediaPost, Company Town, rbr.com, GigaOM, Fast Company, Broadcasting & Cable and The Official Netflix Blog, more at Techmeme »
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: Netflix CEO: Starz Renewal Isn't Critical
David Goetzl / MediaPost: Disney, Netflix Deal Adds New Shows, Expands Distribution
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town: Disney's ABC reaches $200 million streaming deal with Netflix [Updated]
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Netflix Guns for Hulu, Gets More Disney, ABC Content
George Winslow / Broadcasting & Cable: Netflix Inks Major Disney Deal
Lynn Tran / The Official Netflix Blog: Netflix Will Add More Content From ABC for Members to Watch Instantly
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?
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