Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Why The New York Times eliminated its social media editor position — Earlier this week, New York Times Social Media Editor Jennifer Preston tweeted that she would be returning to reporting full-time. The news made me wonder: What would this mean for social media at the Times?
Discussion: Gawker, FishbowlNY, New York Observer, The Wrap, USA Today and Yahoo! News
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Don't Worry, Howard Stern's Still Making a Ludicrous Amount of Money
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: New York Times Decides Tweeting Is Not A Job
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: The New York Times to Kill Social Media Editor Position
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: New York Times eliminates social media job
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
How Fox News Spun Health-Care Debate — As the debate over the public option heated up last year, Fox News brass told staffers to change the way they talked about it. Howard Kurtz on the memo that echoed a key GOP talking point. — As the health-care debate was heating up in the summer of 2009 …
Kate Pickert / Swampland: In Defense of the Fox News Ban on “Public Option”
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Public Option or Government Option? A Fox News Channel Memo Comes Under Scrutiny
Reid Pillifant / New York Observer: 9/11 Health Care Bill Stalls in Senate
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Fox News VP: Don't Call the Government-Run Health Care Plan by the Name People Like
Joel Meares / CJR: A “Public Option” By Any Other Name...
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Leaked Fox News Memo Reveals News Division Told To Echo GOP Talking Point
Alex Pareene / Salon: Shocker: Fox Washington editor slants news coverage
NYT Reporter Defends Publishing WikiLeaks Cables … Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, has suggested that The New York Times should be investigated for publishing classified diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks. — “To me The New York Times has committed …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Techdirt
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Imagine If The NY Times Had Ignored Wikileaks Cables
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
A Profoundly Bad Idea — Sen. Joe Lieberman and his call for a federal investigation of the Times over WikiLeaks. Posted: Wed, Dec. 8 2010 — Rem Rieder (firstname.lastname@example.org) is AJR's editor and senior vice president. — Sen. Joe Lieberman has come up with a terrible idea.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon: The crux of the WikiLeaks debate
Cpen / Twitter Blog:
To Trend or Not to Trend... Since Twitter first introduced the Trends feature in the summer of 2008, one frequently asked question has been “Why isn't X trending?” This question has come up around a variety of subjects, from #justinbieber and #adamlambert to #flotilla, #iranelection and #demo2010.
Discussion: Gawker, The Social, WebNewser, Mashable!, Fast Company, MarketingVOX, CBS News, Mediaite, ONI, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, TomiLaw, Guardian, New York Times, The Next Web, broadstuff, Social Medium, ResourceShelf and SAI
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Twitter: We aren't blocking WikiLeaks info
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: Twitter Explains Why #WikiLeaks Isn't Trending
David Riedel / CBS News: Twitter Used by 8 Percent of Online Americans
Ray Rahman / Mediaite: Twitter Denies Blocking #wikileaks From Trending
Devin Gaffney / ONI: WikiLeaks & Twitter Trending Topics: Manual Interference or Algorithms as Usual?
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Wikileaks Drama Forces Twitter to ‘Explain’ Trending Service
Frank Jennings / TomiLaw: Virtual war over Wikileaks
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Wikileaks: Twitter explains why it's not trending, as hackers play cat and mouse
Anthony Ha / New York Times: Twitter Explains How to Get Big in Trends
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Twitter makes it official: It is not blocking #wikileaks
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Twitter and the Never-Trending tale of Wikileaks
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Bonnier Revs Up Roadtrip — Joining the likes of News Corp.'s forthcoming tablet newspaper The Daily and Richard Branson's iPad-only magazine, Project, Sweden's Bonnier Corp. has created Roadtrip, a made-for-the-tablet publication. — The new form shows how publishers are experimenting …
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner, MarketingVOX and MediaPost
Yahoo / Yodel Anecdotal:
Yahoo! Gets Hyper-Local — Here at Yahoo! we are constantly redefining how people experience and interact with content on the Web. Users today want to go beyond words presented on the screen. They want videos. They want social activity. They want it anywhere and anytime.
Discussion: Y! Mobile Blog, NetNewsCheck Latest, MarketingVOX, paidContent, SAI, Bits, Search Engine Land and GigaOM
Michele Chandler / NetNewsCheck Latest: Yahoo Charges Into The Local Mobile Space
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Yahoo Overhauls Its Local Pages; Downplays Business Reviews
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Yahoo Local Comes To Neighborhoods
Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits: Yahoo Revamps Local Pages
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Yahoo Local Expands Its Beta To Mobile
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Yahoo Goes Hyper-Local With Content (For Targeted Ads)
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Automattic Hits 300 Million Unique Visitors, Roughly $10 Million In Revenue — Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg and CEO Toni Schneider were interviewed by our own Alexia Tsotsis at Le Web 10 today. Our live notes (paraphrased): — Can you talk about your vision from blogging and how it changed from 2003 to 2010?
Discussion: One Man & His Blog and SAI, more at Techmeme »
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Here's How Lousy The Blog Hosting Business Is: WordPress Company …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Interview: Neil Ashe On Why He's Leaving CBS Interactive Now — If you're looking for post-acquisition personnel drama a la MySpace (NSDQ: NWS) or frustration a la Dodgeball-Google (NSDQ: GOOG), don't read this. Aside from losing control over the timing, so far Neil Ashe's decision to leave CBS …
David Cohen / WebNewser: Neil Ashe Speaks About Leaving CBS Interactive
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: CBS Interactive Head Neil Ashe Stepping Down
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
NAB's Smith: Government Retrans Moves Could Send Super Bowl To Pay Platform — Warning Comes In Response To FCC's Proposed Retrans Rulemaking — If the government injects itself into the “private business negotiations of retrans,” says National Association of Broadcasters president Gordon Smith …
Discussion: rbr.com and Multichannel
Howard Stern Signs New Five-Year Contract With SIRIUS XM — Agreement Includes Rights for SIRIUS XM to Transmit Howard Stern's Programming to Mobile Devices — Howard Stern and SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced a new five-year agreement. The news was first reported by Howard during his show this morning.
Discussion: The Wrap, MediaMemo, Media Decoder and paidContent
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Jock Shock: Howard Stern Signs 5-Year Deal to Stay at Sirius/XM
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder: Howard Stern Stays on Satellite Radio
David Barboza / New York Times:
China Moves to Block Foreign News on Nobel Prize — SHANGHAI — Chinese censors apparently began blocking the news Web sites of CNN, the BBC and the Norwegian broadcaster NRK from appearing in China on Thursday, a day before the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is to be held in Oslo to honor Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned dissident.
Santa Rosa Press-Democrat:
Sonoma Index-Tribune drops paywall on news website — The Sonoma Index-Tribune has ended its three-month-long practice of charging readers to view online content, even as another news website begins operation in the community. — In September, the twice-weekly Index-Tribune started charging viewers $5 …
Discussion: paidContent, mediabistro.com and WebNewser
David Kaplan / paidContent: Patch Gets Its 500th Site—And Demolishes A Paywall?
Chris O'Shea / mediabistro.com: Patch Launches 500th Site
David Cohen / WebNewser: Patch Topples Paywall in Sonoma, Calif.
Timothy Garton Ash / Guardian:
The foreign correspondent is dead. Long live the foreign correspondent — The de luxe life satirised in Evelyn Waugh's Scoop has gone for good, but we can still preserve the best of a necessary craft — 'I still have a suitcase in Berlin," Marlene Dietrich used to sing.
Discussion: Editors Weblog, The Atlantic Wire and This Is London
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: The long fascinating story of foreign correspondence is coming to an end?
Alex Eichler / The Atlantic Wire: Spotlight: How to Save Foreign Reporting
Roy Greenslade / This Is London: The days of the foreign correspondent have quietly passed