Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
F.C.C. Approves Net Rules and Braces for Fight — Updated The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved a new and still-unpublished set of rules that are intended to preserve open access to the Internet. — There was disagreement Tuesday about whether the F.C.C. had the legal authority …
Discussion: Post Tech, The Politico, Ars Technica, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, BetaNews, Broadcasting & Cable, Free Press, MediaPost, CNET News, Washington Post, The Big Picture, CJR, Multichannel, Gawker, Media Matters for America, CrunchGear, CableTechTalk, Free Press and The Huffington Post, more at Techmeme »
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech: FCC passes first net neutrality rules
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Was It Google And Verizon Or The FCC That Just Screwed Us On Mobile Net Neutrality?
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: For better or worse, here are the FCC's new Net Neutrality rules
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Hill As Divided as FCC on Net Neutrality
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: FCC makes Net neutrality rules official
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post: FCC set to enact new rules affecting Internet access
Lauren Kirchner / CJR: FCC Passes Net Neutrality Policy (Sort Of)
John Eggerton / Multichannel: Obama: Keep the Internet Free and Open — Yes We Can
Terry Krepel / Media Matters for America: FCC Commissioner Helps Your World Mislead About Net Neutrality
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Net Neutrality Passes And *Nobody* Is Happy With It!
Paul Rodriguez / CableTechTalk: NCTA Response to FCC Vote on Internet Rules
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
FCC Passes Compromise Net Neutrality Rules — FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski presides over an open-internet meeting in March 2010. — In a closely watched vote, the Federal Communications Commission approved compromise net neutrality rules Tuesday that would forbid the nation's largest cable …
Discussion: Salon, Memex 1.1, Free Press and Geekosystem, more at Techmeme »
Dan Gillmor / Salon: The FCC's weak new “open Internet” rules
Sam Gustin / Free Press: FCC Passes Compromise Net Neutrality Rules
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: FCC Chair Julius Genachowski's Statement on the New Net Neutrality Rules
Robert Ambrogi / Robert Ambrogi's LawSites:
Bloggers Beware of Demand Media's Demand for Ownership — [See my update about this: Clarification on Demand Media: Two Contracts.] — Way back in 2006, I accepted an invitation to enroll this blog in something called the BlogBurst Network. It described itself as “a syndication service …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Jilted Ex Blasts NY Times Over ‘Vows’ Story: ‘Revisionist History’ — Yesterday I asked whether The New York Times made any attempt to get both sides of the controversial story of two married parents who left their spouses for each other — a question the Times refused to discuss. Now we have our answer.
Discussion: Gawker, New York Observer, Politics Daily, Gothamist, Runnin' Scared, The Daily Dish, Yahoo! News and New York Magazine
Jen Doll / Runnin' Scared: Homewrecking Couple from New York Times Vows Section Are “Proud” of Their Family
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: Should Newspapers Sugar Coat The World?
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: Groom regrets scandalous NYT wedding feature
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
The End Of Hulu As We Know It (And Comcast Feels Fine) — What the hell is going on at Hulu? Monday's mysterious story in The Wall Street Journal portends significant changes in 2011 that may just be scratching the surface of what's to come for the service.
Discussion: MediaPost, Company Town, GigaOM, NetNewsCheck Latest, Techland, Mediaweek, Show Me The Money, Stop Big Media News and Digital Trends
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: Hulu Mulls More Pay Plans, Not IPO
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: With No IPO, Will Hulu Ever Shake Off Its Shareholders?
Graeme McMillan / Techland: Hulu Decides Not To Go Public, Wonders How To Raise Cash
Mike Shields / Mediaweek: One of the more anticipated media stories of 2011 may not be happening after all.
Dorothy Pomerantz / Show Me The Money: Hulu Delaying IPO
Stevie Converse / Stop Big Media News: The End of Hulu as We Know It (and Comcast Feels Fine)
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Hulu Plus Plus? Video site forgoes IPO, may add more pay services
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
News Corp. Gets Antitrust Approval for BSkyB Bid, But ‘War’ is Declared — News Corp.'s £7.8 billion bid to buy British Sky Broadcasting won anti-trust approval from the European Commission on Tuesday, clearing a key hurdle on the path to the mega-merger.
Discussion: Telegraph, The Lede, paidContent, Guardian and Media Week
Robert Winnett / Telegraph: Vince Cable: I have declared war on Rupert Murdoch
Robert Mackey / The Lede: Secret Recording of British Minister Who ‘Declared War’ on Murdoch Media Empire
Robert Andrews / paidContent: EC OKs News Corp's Sky Bid, Saying People Don't Want Bundled Media Anyway
Jim / Gannett Blog:
All shook up: As Newseum's operating costs soared to $250,000 a day, Freedom Forum's finances sank — [This year's Presley exhibit is a stretch for a news museum] — Four months ago, the Freedom Forum journalism foundation issued a late-afternoon press release that nearly begged to be ignored.
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
The Pandora-Elevation Deal that Never Closed and a Mid-2011 IPO? — Back in August we reported that Elevation Partners had signed a letter of intent to buy secondary shares in Pandora, the long-suffering, now-hot online radio station. I wondered what ever happened to that deal, so I started digging.
Dan Levin / New York Times:
Book Publishers Scramble for Chinese Readers — BEIJING — Star-crossed love between Alexander the Great and his teenage male slave. Ferocious battles that defined an empire. The bloodshed and romance of Ancient Greece. — The novel “The Persian Boy,” by Mary Renault, has it all.
Danielle Gould / Food+Tech Connect:
Gourmet Live: Iterating A Recipe For Digital Content Success — Gourmet Magazine's closure last year “presaged the death of magazines,” lamented Jeff Jarvis in a blog post about the end of the longest running food-magazine in the United States. As the social web increasingly democratizes publishing …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
Gregg Birnbaum joins POLITICO — Gregg Birnbaum, the former New York Post political editor who recently left that paper after 17 years after a widely reported newsroom spat, has signed on as a senior editor at POLITICO. — He will be based in New York and start off concentrating on breaking news coverage …
Discussion: New York Observer and FishbowlDC
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Gregg Birnbaum Lands at Politico
Matt Dornic / FishbowlDC: Politico Hires NY Post Political Editor
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Rush Limbaugh's TV Nemesis — Ed Schultz was a right-wing radio talk-show host—until he fell in love with a liberal and hit the big time. Howard Kurtz talks to Schultz about his feud with Rush and why he's mad at Obama. — After bashing the president's tax-cut compromise on MSNBC …
Discussion: Mediaite, TVNewser, Chickaboomer and The Huffington Post
Matt Schneider / Mediaite: MSNBC President Admits To Howard Kurtz: Sometimes Ed Schultz “Crossed The Line”
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Ed Schultz, MSNBC's ‘Fiery Populist,’ Gets Profiled
Michael Starr / New York Post:
Katie, CBS to talk next month — CBS is expected to begin contract negotiations with “Evening News” anchor Katie Couric next month, sources say. — Couric's five-year, $75 million deal expires in May. A report yesterday that she had already begun renegotiating her contract was shot down by insiders.
Discussion: TVNewser, Chickaboomer and Bloomberg
Editor & Publisher Partners with MediaSpan to Improve Its Website — Visitors to E&P's website (www.editorandpublisher.com) in the coming months will find it much easier to navigate and jam-packed with a database of articles and exclusive content now that the magazine has partnered …
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