Tim Arango / New York Times:
Time Warner Views Netflix as a Fading Star — For the past year, executives at big media companies have watched Netflix with growing resentment — for its success in delivering movies and television shows via the Internet, for its stock price nearly quadrupling, for its chief executive …
Discussion: DNAINFO.com, Company Town, Susan Crawford blog, SAI, VentureBeat, Techland, Electronista, Fast Company, New York Observer, The Consumerist, Engadget, GMSV and MediaPost Raw, more at Techmeme »
Sree Sreenivasan / DNAINFO.com: Why I'm Watching Netflix Again
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: ‘Tourist’ …
Joe Weisenthal / SAI: Bears Draw More Blood From Crashing Netflix
Dan Mitchell / VentureBeat: Is Netflix heading for a downhill ride?
Doug Aamoth / Techland: TechFast: Gawker Hacked, Super Mario Turns 25, and More
Austin Carr / Fast Company: Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes Attacks Netflix
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: CE Oh no he didn't!: Time Warner chief likens Netflix threat to Albanian army
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Quoted: Snap! Time Warner CEO no subscriber to Netflix hype
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost Raw: Is The Party Over For Netflix? — Reports detailing the rise …
David Carr / New York Times:
WikiLeaks Taps Power of the Press — Has WikiLeaks changed journalism forever? — Perhaps. Or maybe it was the other way around. — Think back to 2008, when WikiLeaks simply released documents that suggested the government of Kenya had looted its country. The follow-up in the mainstream media was decidedly muted.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Reuters and The Wire
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: Jarvis, Rosen ‘extremely disappointed’ …
Mark Hosenball / Reuters: Special Report: Julian Assange versus the world
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: What Happens If WikiLeaks Decides To Target, Say, The NYT?
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Judiciary panel to take up Espionage Act, legal options against WikiLeaks
Judiciary panel to take up Espionage Act, legal options against WikiLeaks
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Thanks:gnagesh
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: If Assange is charged with espionage, what about news orgs?
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Rivals Say Google Plays Favorites — Search Giant Displays Its Own Health, Shopping, Local Content Ahead of Links to Competing Sites — Google Inc. increasingly is promoting some of its own content over that of rival websites when users perform an online search, prompting competing sites to cry foul.
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: Google Doesn't Sound Very Sorry It Pushed Down Competitors' Search Results
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Google Using Unfair Tactics for Search Results, Rivals Say
Amir Efrati / Digits: Google Responds to Rivals' Complaints About Search Links
Katherine Noyes / PC World: Google Favors Its Own Results, Rivals Charge
Ryan Chittum / CJR: Google's Search Dominance Comes In Handy for Its Other Businesses
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: New SEO Best Practice: Whining
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Google Not Playing Fair, A Bunch Of Startups Whine
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Does Google favour its own Ads?
Maryam Nabi / Financial Times: Google decides that Google services are best
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost Raw: Sites Say Google Not Playing Fair
David Kaplan / paidContent:
IAB Head Rothenberg Named Time Inc.'s Digital Chief — This is probably the biggest change during Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) CEO Jack Griffin's three-month tenure: Randall Rothenberg, the president and CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, has been named EVP, Chief Digital Officer of Time Inc., a new position at the company.
Discussion: Media Decoder, MediaMemo, Mixed Media, IAB, Folio, AdAge, ClickZ, Bloomberg, mediabistro.com, minonline.com, Post Tech and MediaPost Raw
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Time Inc. Taps a Chief Digital Officer
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Time Inc. Signals Transformation with New Digital Czar
Matt Kinsman / Folio: Time Inc. Names Randall Rothenberg Chief Digital Officer
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ: IAB's Rothenberg Named Time Inc. Chief Digital Officer
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech: Advertising trade group head Rothenberg leaves for Time
Mark Walsh / MediaPost Raw: Time Names IAB Head As Digital Chief
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Time Inc. Opening Up On Digital Initiatives
Time Inc. Opening Up On Digital Initiatives
Discussion: paidContent, FishbowlNY, digiday:DAILY and Mediaite, Thanks:edmundlee
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Time Inc. Execs Talk To Advertising Age
Saya Weissman / digiday:DAILY: Bits & Bytes: — Back to work. We got angry birds …
Nisha Chittal / Mediaite: New York Times Front Page Taken Over By “Angry Birds”
Clay Shirky / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What will 2011 bring for journalism? Clay Shirky predicts widespread disruptions for syndication — Editor's Note: To mark the end of the year, we at the Lab decided to ask some of the smartest people we know what they thought 2011 would bring for journalism.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Daniel Kennedy / The Firewall:
The Real Lessons Of Gawker's Security Mess — Image by Getty Images North America via @daylife — Gossip site Gawker has experienced a large data breach whose scale fully came to light Sunday. The group that calls itself Gnosis claimed and provided evidence of responsibility …
Dan Check / Slate: Was Your Gawker Password Hacked?
Jon Oberheide / Duo Security: Brief Analysis of the Gawker Password Dump
Joseph Menn / Financial Times: Gawker Media hack exposes emails and passwords
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: I Don't Comment Anonymously. You Shouldn't Either.
Remy Stern / Gawker: Gawker Security Breach: We're Here to Help
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Gawker Media Resumes Publishing
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Arrogant Hackers Say Media ‘Arrogance’ Inspired Them
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: How to Audit and Update Your Passwords
Melissa Bell / BlogPost: Gawker hacked; Twitter accounts affected
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: The Aftermath of the Gawker Hack [Updated]
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter Spam Attack Tied to Gawker Security Breach
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Condé Nast Gets Ready to Go Shopping, Adds $500 Million and an Ex-Yahoo — Anyone have anything they want to sell to Condé Nast? The publisher is officially in shopping mode: It has hired an M&A guy and raised $500 million in cash to get him started.
Discussion: PR Newswire, Multichannel, New York Magazine, VentureBeat, Mediaweek, SiliconANGLE, paidContent, Noted, SAI, New York Observer and bizjournals
Jon Lafayette / Multichannel: Discovery Buys $500 Million In Stock from Newhouse
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Condé Nast's $500M Web shopping spree
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek: Condé Nast Parent Installs Siegel as SVP, Strategy
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Yahoo's Former M&A Chief Surfaces At Advance Publications
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Ex-Yahoo M&A Guy Andrew Siegel Lands At Conde Nast Parent Advance
Jason Salzman / The Big Media Blog:
Bloggers and legacy media deserve fair credit for stories — In a public discussion Wed. of media coverage of the 2010 election, The Denver Post's political editor Curtis Hubbard said if The Post reports on a news story that's appeared previously in another outlet, the newspaper is committed …
Jason Salzman / The Huffington Post: Why a Scoop Still Matters
Warren Watson / SABEW:
SABEW survey: Freelancers make $25,000 to $30,000 — Freelance business journalists in North America make an average of $25,000 to $30,000 a year, and two out of every five were laid off, according to an informal survey conducted by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
Discussion: Poynter and BusinessJournalism.org …
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Internet Now as Popular as TV, Survey Shows — The average U.S. consumer now spends as much time online as watching television, according to research being released today by Forrester. — To technophiles, it might seem strange to think of people ever watching TV more than they surfed the Web.
Discussion: Forrester Blogs, Fast Company, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Mashable!, Computerworld, GigaOM, The Next Web and SiliconANGLE, more at Techmeme »
Jackie Rousseau-Anderson / Forrester Blogs: US Consumers Now Report Spending Equal Time With TV And The Internet
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Average American spends equal time online and watching TV, report says
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: Americans Now Spend As Much Time Using Internet as TV [STATS]
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Forrester: Americans spend equal time online and watching TV
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: It's Official: The Web Now As Popular As TV
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Public Broadcaster Is to Sell Current, a Trade Publication — Current, the newspaper that has covered the public broadcasting business every two weeks for three decades, is leaving the hands of its longtime owner, WNET.org, the New York City public broadcaster.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, On Media's Blog and Poynter
Brad Wellen / FishbowlNY: WNET Sells Broadcasting Trade Journal Current
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: American University to buy Current
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Web Focus Helps Revitalize The Atlantic — WASHINGTON — How did a 153-year-old magazine — one that first published the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and gave voice to the abolitionist and transcendentalist movements — reinvent itself for the 21st century?
Discussion: GigaOM, Mediaite, The Consumerist, Screenwerk, Fast Company, Noted, On Media's Blog, New York Observer, NetNewsCheck Latest, The Wire, Tech Report, Magazines Online and The Daily Dish
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Lessons From The Atlantic: Cannibalize Yourself First
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: The Atlantic's Online Success: Are There Lessons for Others?
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Web pushes The Atlantic into the black
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / The Wire: How The Atlantic Used The Web To Hit Profits
Crain's New York:
AOL tries a do-it-yourself reinvention — Two months after reports first appeared that AOL was looking to merge with Yahoo in a bold bid to speed up its turnaround, the Manhattan-based Web veteran has abandoned its quest, according to an industry insider with knowledge of the situation.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Video Start-up ‘Big Think’ Finds Profitability and Expands Business Model — New York-based Big Think, which launched in early 2008 with seed capital from Lawrence Summers*, President Obama's Director of the National Economic Council, and other investors including Peter Thiel …
David Cohen / WebNewser: Big Think Thinking Profitability, Education, Research
Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The great paywall debate: Will The New York Times' new model work? — Editor's Note: We're wrapping up 2010 by asking some of the smartest people in journalism what the new year will bring. — Many of their predictions centered on what may be the most anticipated business-model shift of 2011 …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Prediction: NYT's paywall will collapse by the end of 2011
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
GROUPON CLIPPING — The history of the Internet is, in part, a series of opportunities missed: the major record labels let Apple take over the digital-music business; Blockbuster refused to buy Netflix for a mere fifty million dollars; Excite turned down the chance to acquire Google for less than a million dollars.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Crams for Classes — Media Giant Faces Task of Honing Education Strategy — With two moves over two weeks, News Corp. has become one of the biggest players in the increasingly crowded field of corporate investors chasing the next technology to transform American education.
Discussion: New York Observer and FishbowlNY
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Murdoch Pays $360 M. For Brooklyn Education Company
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: News Corporation Invests Heavily in Education Technology