Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
From Judith Miller to Julian Assange — Our press somehow got itself on the wrong side of secrecy after September 11th. — For the portion of the American press that still looks to Watergate and the Pentagon Papers for inspiration, and that considers itself a check on state power …
Discussion: Salon, GigaOM, Emptywheel and Time, more at Techmeme »
Glenn Greenwald / Salon: The media's authoritarianism and WikiLeaks
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Is WikiLeaks the Beginning of a New Form of Media?
Michael A. Lindenberger / Time: The U.S.'s Weak Legal Case Against WikiLeaks
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Survey: iPad Newspaper Apps Could Slash Print Subscriptions — Wasn't the iPad supposed to save print journalism? A Reynolds Journalism Institute survey of 1,600 iPad users this fall says that more than half—58.1 percent —of print newspaper subscribers who devote about an hour …
Discussion: Fortune, Editors Weblog, MinOnline, Top Digital Journal News, Journerdism, mUmBRELLA, Poynter, rjionline.org and The Society for News Design
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Buy iPad, cancel newspaper
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: The consumation of news content by iPad users
Steve Smith / MinOnline: On iPad, News Content Leads, Deep Engagement Rules
Damon Kiesow / Poynter: RJI to unveil survey results of iPad news consumers
Don Jeffrey / Bloomberg:
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Sues IMG Holdings Over ‘The Daily’ Trademark — A company owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. sued publisher IMG Worldwide Inc. over the trademark for the name The Daily, which News Corp. plans to introduce as a tablet-computer news publication.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, New York Observer, Yahoo! News, Mixed Media and On Media's Blog
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Brandusa Niro: We've Been ‘The Daily’ For 8 Years!
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: News Corp., IMG in Court Over ‘The Daily’ Name
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: News Corp sues for rights to ‘The Daily’ name
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters: News Corp says IMG doesn't own “The Daily” name
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Read All About It as News Apps Arrive — In his last quarter as a graduate student in electrical engineering at Stanford University, Akshay Kothari skipped out of school this spring and failed a bunch of his courses. — Mr. Kothari wasn't lollygagging at the beach.
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch
Russell Garland / Venture Capital Dispatch: The Daily Start-Up: Building News Apps Fit For Mobility
Andy Coulson Avoids Phone-Hacking Charge — Miranda Richardson, Sky News Online — The Prime Minister's director of communications Andy Coulson will not face criminal charges following an investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World. — Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer …
Coulson denies practising ‘dark arts’
Coulson denies practising ‘dark arts’
Discussion: Press Gazette, Jon Slattery and Journalism.co.uk
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
New Miramax CEO Lang Talks Digital Options for Movie Company — While the news has been be out there for a month, Miramax officially confirmed this morning that former News Corp. exec Mike Lang was named CEO of the Hollywood movie company. — What will be interesting about that for digital content players …
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Calls Flipboard “iPad App Of The Year” — Apple just named Flipboard, the app that turns Twitter and Facebook into a magazine like experience, its “iPad App of the Year.” — This is huge news for the startup. It will likely see downloads explode in the next few days.
Discussion: Scobleizer and The Wire, more at Techmeme »
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: How I got a feature in Apple's app of the year (all for free)
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire: Meet The Guy Behind Apple's “iPad App Of The Year”
Ian Shapira / Story Lab:
Telling a mother's story through her Facebook status updates — Several weeks ago, my wife Caroline and I were stuck inside Chicago's O'Hare airport, waiting for a flight home, and, to burn some time, she logged onto Facebook. She tapped my arm and pointed at her screen.
Discussion: Washington Post and Nieman Storyboard
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Hulu's (Brief) Identity Crisis... And Who Is Scott Gibson? — In the last twenty minutes we've gotten a slew of tips that indicate that something is off at popular video streaming portal Hulu. According to our tipsters, and numerous reports on Twitter, Hulu users are logging onto the site …
Eriq Gardner / Ars Technica:
Copyright troll Righthaven sues for control of Drudge Report domain — News aggregation impresario Matt Drudge is being sued for copyright infringement for reproducing a copyrighted photo along with a link to a story about airport security on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website.
Discussion: Las Vegas Sun, mediabistro.com, TeleRead, The Latest Word and Techdirt
Steve Green / Las Vegas Sun: Drudge Report owner sued by Righthaven
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Copyright troll Righthaven sues blogger Matt Drudge for copyright violation
Michael Roberts / The Latest Word: Matt Drudge latest target of a Denver Post-related copyright infringement lawsuit
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Righthaven Takes On Drudge Report
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: mediabistro.com, the Econsultancy blog, Gawker, FishbowlNY, New York Observer, The Wrap and Yahoo! News
Jason Boog / mediabistro.com: Morning Joe Co-Host's Book Deal on the Menu
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Social media: job title, or part of the job description?
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
Jennifer Saba / MediaFile:
Wall Street Journal snags another hotel chain — Under the ownership of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, the Wall Street Journal has made no bones that the New York Times is enemy No.1. But that hit list doesn't stop at the Gray Lady. From time to time, the Journal pivots to set USA Today …
Discussion: Media News International and Talking Biz News
Melinda Brown / Media News International: Choice Hotels select Wall Street Journal as Preferred Newspaper
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: WSJ snags Choice Hotels account
ChicagoShopping.com Partners with Groupon — The recently launched ChicagoShopping.com announced a partnership with Groupon, a shopping website that offers a daily deal on the best local goods, services and cultural events in more than 300 markets around the world.
Discussion: Shaping the Future …
Leah McBride Mensching / Shaping the Future …: ChicagoShopping.com partners with Groupon
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Univision Shakes Up News Leadership — Spanish-language broadcaster Univision is changing up the leadership in its news division, with Alina Falcón stepping aside. — Falcón has been with Univision for 26 years, and was most recently in charge of the network's news and sports divisions.
Discussion: Multichannel, Broadcasting & Cable, TVWeek.com and Mediaite
Mike Reynolds / Multichannel: Univision Names Lee To Lead News, Brown To Head Sports
J-Schools Shift from Learning Labs to Major Media Players — Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: J-schools shift from learning labs to major media players
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Is PBS, And That's Why The Big Ad Dollars Aren't Shifting Online — At our Ignition conference last week, Jack Wakshlag, chief of research for Turner networks, said Facebook's audience is not that big when you put in the context of TV audiences. — He says CBS's average audience is five times the size of Facebook.
Discussion: The Wire