Bradford Cross / Measuring Measures:
Why the iPad is Destroying the Future of Journalism — I read a great article in the Economist the other day on my iPad. I tried to share it with my social network on Facebook and Twitter, but I can't do that with old media. — When the iPad came out, I was ready to give big media another chance.
John Capone / MediaPost: Hold the Phone: Web Not Dead
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Oprah's Cable Channel Flickers to Life — At precisely 12 o'clock on New Year's Day, Oprah Winfrey welcomed television viewers to OWN, a cable channel that she has said will espouse her “live your best life” mantra. — OWN, short for The Oprah Winfrey Network, flickered to life …
Discussion: ArtsBeat, Gawker and The Independent
Alessandra Stanley / ArtsBeat: The TV Watch: A No Cynicism Zone on Oprah's Network
Adrian Chen / Gawker: The Cynic's Guide to the Oprah Winfrey Network
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Shaping a Network With Oprah's View — For decades cable channels have been built around specific interests like news, sports or classic movies. Beginning this weekend, there will be something altogether different: a cable channel shaped around a person, Oprah Winfrey.
Discussion: St. Petersburg Times, Denver Post, MIJE.org, Company Town and Guardian
Joanne Ostrow / Denver Post: Oprah's network will OWN that feel-good spirit
Hadley Freeman / Guardian: Oprah Winfrey launches OWN television channel
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Joanna Yeates murder case puts media coverage in the spotlight — The attorney general's concern at reporting in the case emphasises how laws on contempt of court are falling into contempt — Meet “Professor Strange”, aka “The Strange Mr Jefferies”, landlord of the murdered Joanna Yeates and a …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Beware of contempt, AG warns UK press
Beware of contempt, AG warns UK press
Shirky and Bady: 2010′s best Wikileaks coverage — Earlier this month I reprised my annual search for the year's most influential reflections on technology and media. I was particularly curious to learn who was provoking thinking for one of the year's biggest stories, Wikileaks.
Mike Reynolds / Multichannel:
Time Warner Cable: We Hold Big 4 Programming Cards In Sinclair Retrans Dispute — Negotiations Continue As Midnight Deadline Nears — As a midnight deadline nears, Time Warner Cable, armed with Big 4 programming, says it is continuing to negotiate a retransmission-consent renewal deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Discussion: rbr.com, Broadcasting & Cable and The Wrap
Elinor Comlay / Reuters: Time Warner Cable, Sinclair yet to reach deal
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Anxieties provoke quick media responses in 2010 — If 2010 had a single lesson for high-profile media figures, it was that freedom of the press may be protected — but your job definitely isn't when you say something controversial. — From Helen Thomas to Juan Williams to Rick Sanchez to Octavia Nasr …
Wall Street Journal:
Google Digital Newsstand Aims to Muscle In on Apple — Google Inc. and Apple Inc. have stepped up their battle to win over publishers, as the two companies vie to become the dominant distributor of newspapers and magazines for tablet computers and other mobile devices.
Ohio judge drops newspaper website comments suit — CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio judge taken off a high-profile murder trial has dropped her $50 million lawsuit against a Cleveland newspaper and reached an undisclosed financial settlement with an affiliated company that runs the publication's website, an attorney said Friday.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Petsky Prunier: In 2010, Media M&As Rose Nearly 50 Percent — As the advertising recovery took hold in the latter half of 2009, acquisitions activity in the media space were expected to pick up markedly this year. Media investment bank Petsky Prunier took note of it in its year-end tally …
Reporters Sans Frontières:
JOURNALISTS IN 2010 TARGETS AND BARGAINING CHIPS — Figures in 2010 — 57 journalists killed (25% fewer than in 2009) — 62 countries affected by Internet censorship — Fewer killed in war zones — Fifty-seven journalists were killed in connection with their work in 2010, 25% fewer than in 2009, when the total was 76.
DATA: Without adding context, a journalist with data can be dangerous — If you believe the predictions, 2011 will be the year when journalists have more access to data than ever before. Of course, much of the data will also be accessible to the public in general but I suspect more people …