John Koblin / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: iPad Magazine Sales Drop — Remember when Wired's debut issue for the iPad sold more than 100,000 times in June? It looks like it will be a while before that type of performance is seen again. Digital sales dropped toward the end of 2010 for all the magazines that make those figures available …
Discussion: Zombie Journalism, Yahoo! News, Choire Sicha, eMedia Vitals, ReadWriteWeb, Poynter, TechEye, Electronista, New York Magazine and Strange Attractor
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: iPad magazine sales slow down
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: iPad magazine sales drop
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: The iPad Not a Savior of Magazines, as Digital Sales Continue to Fall
Damon Kiesow / Poynter: Conde Nast iPad magazine sales continue to slump
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: People Just Aren't Buying Magazine iPad Apps
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Media iPad Apps — I know that year-end “best of” lists are everywhere this week and the next, but since I've been downloading and trying out almost every media-related iPad app I can get my hands on since the tablet was first released, I thought the end of 2010 …
Putting the Record Straight on the Lamo-Manning Chat Logs — Editor's note: This is a two-part article, in which Wired.com editor-in-chief Evan Hansen and senior editor Kevin Poulsen respond separately to criticisms of the site's Wikileaks coverage. — The Case for Privacy
Discussion: The Nation, Scripting News, mediabistro.com, Salon, p2pnet, TechEye, GMSV, Boing Boing, Firedoglake and WL Central
Dave Winer / Scripting News: A note to Greenwald and the Wired guys
Glenn Greenwald / Salon: Wired's refusal to release or comment on the Manning chat logs
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Quoted: War of words over Wired's WikiLeaks coverage
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake: FDL Manning-WikiLeaks Key Articles Table
GeorgieBC / WL Central: 2010-12-28 Wired Response to Glenn Greenwald
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Response to Wired's accusations — As noted above, the principal tactic of Wired.com Editor-in-Chief Evan Hansen and Senior Editor Kevin Poulsen in responding to my criticisms is to hurl a variety of accusations at me as a means of distracting attention from the issue that matters.
Floyd Abrams / Wall Street Journal:
Why WikiLeaks Is Unlike the Pentagon Papers — Everyone knows that Daniel Ellsberg leaked top-secret government documents about the Vietnam War. How many remember the ones he kept secret, or why? — In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg decided to make available to the New York Times …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Why WikiLeaks is unlike the Pentagon Papers
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Sinclair and Time Warner in Fight Over Fees — The new year seemingly can't come without a fight over the fees paid for television programming. — Last year there was an end-of-the-year dispute between Time Warner Cable and News Corporation. This year Time Warner Cable is fighting again …
Discussion: TVWeek.com and Wall Street Journal
Tess Stynes / Wall Street Journal: Time Warner Cable to Drop Sinclair Stations
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Q: What Does Quora Mean For The Future Of Blogging? A: Business As Usual — As many of you have noticed, we (and by “we”, I mainly mean “me") have been using Quora a lot as a source of inspiration for story ideas. Some people seem to think this is a great idea.
Discussion: TeleRead, more at Techmeme »
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Quora: The future of blogging, or something else?
Mac Slocum / O'Reilly Radar:
What lies ahead: Publishing — Tim O'Reilly recently offered his thoughts and predictions for a variety of topics we cover regularly on Radar. I'll be posting highlights from our conversation throughout the week. — Mac — How will ebooks change publishing?
Amy Gahran / Knight Digital Media Center:
“Show me the document!” should be the newsroom rule — On Dec. 20, the FCC passed its Open Internet Order—a high-profile rulemaking that tackles the highly controversial issue of net neutrality. The day before this vote, I began researching my mobile blog post for CNN.com about the rule.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Sears, Kmart launch Alphaline Entertainment movie download service — After Wal-mart, Best Buy and Amazon jumped on the digital delivery bandwagon it's clearly evident that just offering discs for sale isn't enough, and right on schedule Sears and Kmart are launching Alphaline Entertainment …
Discussion: MediaPost, The Consumerist, Wall Street Journal, WatchingTV Online and Inside Movies
John Capone / MediaPost: Sears-Kmart Offers Me-Too Movie Download Service
Chris Morran / The Consumerist: Sears Launches Video Download Service
Annie Barrett / Inside Movies: Sears and Kmart now offer a movie-streaming service
Steve Smith / minonline.com:
Guns & Ammo Targets New Mobile Revenue Model — When it comes to mobilizing their brands, magazines have had their hands full in recent years just getting editorial onto phones and tablets. Few publishers have even ventured into one of the most lucrative and popular mobile genres—gaming.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Oprah Network and Cablevision Reach Deal — OWN, Oprah Winfrey's forthcoming cable channel, will be carried by Cablevision, the companies said Tuesday. — The agreement is important because Cablevision was one of the last big gaps in OWN's distribution footprint, and because Cablevision serves …
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Company Town, AdAge, Broadcasting & Cable and TVWeek.com
Brian Steinberg / AdAge: What Will Flicker, and What Will Fade, on the TV Screen in 2011?
Mike Reynolds / Broadcasting & Cable: Cablevision Adds OWN To Channel Lineup