New York Times:
In ‘Daily Show’ Role on 9/11 Bill, Echoes of Murrow — Did the bill pledging federal funds for the health care of 9/11 responders become law in the waning hours of the 111th Congress only because a comedian took it up as a personal cause? — And does that make that comedian, Jon Stewart …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Is Jon Stewart the modern-day equivalent of Edward R. Murrow?
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: AP Accuses NYT of Scoop-Thieving , Pulitzer-Baiting
Garth Johnston / Gothamist: Jon Stewart, the Zadroga Act and Tacky Lawyers
Clay Waters / Media Research Center: Jon Stewart Gets Ultimate Liberal Praise: 'Modern-Day Equivalent …
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: ‘Fockers’ …
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: The NYT Thinks Jon Stewart Is The Next Walter Cronkite
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Times Gets Spaghetti Taco Prof To Call Jon Stewart the Next Edward Murrow
W. Joseph Campbell / Media Myth Alert: Two myths and today's New York Times
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
APer blasts ‘patently false’ scoop claims in NYT oil spill story — Romenesko Misc. — Associated Press oil spill reporter Harry Weber says of the New York Times' Sunday “Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours” story: “Their key assertions that the destruction of the Horizon 'has escaped intense scrutiny …
Discussion: The Wire, New York Observer, New York Magazine, FishbowlNY, TIME.com and Gawker
Ujala Sehgal / The Wire: AP Reporter Dubs New York Times' Oil Spill Scoop “Patently False” and “Laughable”
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: AP Reporter Glove-Slaps the Times for What He Calls Credit-Hogging
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: AP Reporter Attacks New York Times Article
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Business cable primed for hefty gains — While viewers of the three business cable networks may be feeling a bit better today than a year ago — thanks to the 10 percent plus gain in the S&P 500 index in 2010 over last year — those producing TV's daily dose of business babble have a right to be downright giddy.
Discussion: TVWeek.com, Yahoo! News, The Wire, TVNewser and Talking Biz News
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: Business News Nets Thrived in 2010
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: 2010 Brought Big Bucks For Business Cable Nets
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The worsening journalistic disgrace at Wired — (updated below) — For more than six months, Wired's Senior Editor Kevin Poulsen has possessed — but refuses to publish — the key evidence in one of the year's most significant political stories: the arrest of U.S. Army PFC Bradley Manning for allegedly acting as WikiLeaks' source.
Jon Kalish / New York Times:
Talking Tech and Building an Empire From Podcasts — Balancing on a giant rubber ball in a broadcast studio and control room carved out of a cottage in Petaluma, Calif., Leo Laporte is an unlikely media mogul. — From that little town in California wine country, he runs his empire, a podcasting network, TWIT.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Covering tech via podcasts
Benjamin Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
Peretz in Exile — For decades, Martin Peretz taught at Harvard and presided over The New Republic—a fierce, if controversial, lion among American intellectuals and Zionists. Now, having been labeled a bigot, taunted at his alma mater, and stripped of his magazine, he has found peace in a place where there is little: Israel.
Alex Pareene / Salon: Marty Peretz has black friends
Lynne Brennen / INMA:
Gen Y's reality is print newspapers' challenge — The other day, as we were musing around a conference table, someone asked a straight forward and seemingly naïve question: why don't people read print newspapers as much as they once did? — We all know that there are easily a hundred …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Hollywood Moves Away From Middlebrow — LOS ANGELES — When negative Twitter commentary seemingly torpedoed the Sacha Baron Cohen film “Brüno” in July 2009, movie executives started talking in solemn tones about the ability of social networking to sway attendance.
Wall Street Journal:
While on Cellphone, a Rival's Ad — Mobile-phone companies are experimenting with a new way to steal their rivals' customers: the mobile insult to the device in hand. — Their new tactic involves mobile ads that appear when a person using a competitor's phone or network launches an application or browses the Web on their phone.
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
For aides, reporters in Hawaii, a mix of work and play — HONOLULU - If the beachfront home where the Obamas are staying in Hawaii is the “Winter White House,” then you might call the Moana Surfrider this island's version of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
Discussion: New York Observer
Nate Freeman / New York Observer: Aloha Means Hello! …
Amy Wicks / WWD:
Memo Pad: The Kardashian Covers... Terry Richardson's Equinox Campaign... KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIAN COVERS: Kim Kardashian and her sisters have become the gift that keeps on giving for celebrity weeklies such as In Touch, Life & Style and Us Weekly. During the past year …
Discussion: The Wire, New York Observer and Jezebel
Ujala Sehgal / The Wire: Kim Kardashian Saves The Magazine Industry (No, Really)
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Links: Kim Kardashian Saves the Day!
Dodai Stewart / Jezebel: The Kardashian Domination Has Only Just Begun
Barry W. Lynn / AOL News:
My Wish for 2011: Better TV News … I'm one of those people who shows up on television just often enough for people sitting next to me on airplanes to occasionally ask, “Don't I know you?” By this they usually mean “you're not a really famous person,” but they also know you weren't their dentist 20 years ago, either.
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Oprah Network Prepares for Launch — Oprah Winfrey's new cable-television network will face a stiff challenge when it launches Saturday: meeting high expectations. — After nearly three years of planning and delays, and start-up costs in excess of $107 million, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network …