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 …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: AP Accuses NYT of Scoop-Thieving , Pulitzer-Baiting
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Is Jon Stewart the modern-day equivalent of Edward R. Murrow?
Clay Waters / Media Research Center: Jon Stewart Gets Ultimate Liberal Praise: 'Modern-Day Equivalent …
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Times Gets Spaghetti Taco Prof To Call Jon Stewart the Next Edward Murrow
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: The NYT Thinks Jon Stewart Is The Next Walter Cronkite
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: ‘Fockers’ …
W. Joseph Campbell / Media Myth Alert: Two myths and today's New York Times
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: Yahoo! News, The Wire, TVNewser and Talking Biz News
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: 2010 Brought Big Bucks For Business Cable Nets
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
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The worsening journalistic disgrace at Wired — 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.
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.
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! …
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.
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 …
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 …
Dodai Stewart / Jezebel: Why The Kardashian Domination Has Only Just Begun
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 …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
“Incredible Appetite for Financial Journalism” Will Drive Expansion of New York Times Dealbook in 2011 — Despite many well established sources for financial journalism, The New York Times will expand its newly revamped Dealbook property with more data features, video and reporter hires …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and WebNewser
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: New York Times to Expand DealBook
David Cohen / WebNewser: The New York Times to Beef Up Dealbook
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.
Vincent Barr / Times Union Blogs:
Interview with a Really Funny Guy — It's one thing to be make me laugh in person, but quite another to do it on paper or on screen. — So, when I came across Brandon Mendelson, well, I was pleasantly surprised. I read his Tweets and grinned; read his articles on The Post and chuckled …