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2:33 AM ET, January 5, 2011


 Top News:
Internet Gains on Television as Public's Main News Source  —  More Young People Cite Internet than TV  —  The internet is slowly closing in on television as Americans' main source of national and international news.  Currently, 41% say they get most of their news about national …
Wayne Barrett / Runnin' Scared:
Time for Something New  —  ​Ed Koch and I were inaugurated on the same day in 1978.  He became mayor and I became his weekly tormentor.  —  I had written a few pieces for the Voice before I took over the Runnin' Scared column that January, going back as far as 1973.
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Barrett and Robbins Out at Village Voice
Ruth Teichroeb / Safety Net:
Eighteen Months Later: What's happened to Seattle P-I journalists  —  Six months after Hearst shut down the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, I surveyed my former colleagues to find out how they were faring.  Most were still looking for work, reeling from the shock of losing their jobs in the depths …
Discussion: Poynter
Why We're Publishing Advertising, and Where We Stand on Funding  —  Starting tomorrow, ProPublica will begin publishing advertising on its web site, and likely soon we'll include it as well in our daily email, on our mobile site and in our iPad app.  —  We're doing this for the usual reason …
William D. Cohan / Vanity Fair:
Huffing and Puffing  —  Reminiscent of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington is being sued by two political consultants, Peter Daou and James Boyce, who claim a critical role in creating her top-ranked Web site, the Huffington Post.  So what exactly happened in the fall of 2004 when Huffington …
Nieman Reports:
Gay Talese: On What Endures in Sports Writing Amid Change  —  Early in October Gay Talese came to the Boston Athenaeum to celebrate publication of “The Silent Season of a Hero: The Sports Writing of Gay Talese.”  In this collection of his stories, his words span nearly five decades …
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Journalism's problem isn't the Internet or advertising; it's attitude  —  By Robert Niles: Forget about Internet competition, the alleged advertising crash, declining news program ratings and newsroom cutbacks.  There's only one problem facing the journalism industry in 2011.  —  And that's... attitude.
Discussion: Opinionator
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Judy Miller responds to criticism over Assange slight  —  Judy Miller riled up some bloggers and Iraq War critics on Monday by calling WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange a “bad journalist” who “didn't care at all about attempting to verify the information that he was putting out or determine whether or not it would hurt anyone.”
David Carr / Media Decoder:
HuffPo Hangs the ‘Help Wanted’ Sign  —  Pull up to the bar at any Manhattan media watering hole and you will hear the long, low groans of journos who bemoan the sad state of the industry.  But the relative health of the media employment economy really depends on where you are looking.
Discussion: Poynter and The Huffington Post
Reynolds Journalism Institute / RJI:
The Transition - creating a new copy editor from the ashes of the old production desk.  —  Nick Jungman is Knight Visiting Editor in the Columbia Missourian newsroom and a visiting assistant professor in the Missouri School of Journalism.  For 13 years, he was a reporter and editor for The Wichita Eagle …
David Folkenflik / NPR Topics:
In London, A Case Study In Opinionated Press … This is the first in a two-part series looking at ideology in the media.  —  British newspaper reporter Polly Curtis strides around back corridors of the Houses of Parliament with a steely confidence in her paper's mission:  —  Get the facts.
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Inside the Media Hiring Bubble  —  “I didn't feel like I was being interviewed for a job,” said the AP's Ron Fournier, about the lunch that would lead to his becoming the next editor of National Journal.  —  “It was not a job interview,” said The New Republic's Michelle Cottle …
John Dunbar / CJR:
A Television Deal for the Digital Age  —  How to worry about the Comcast-NBC Universal merger … Those in the know say you don't need a television to watch TV anymore.  All you need is an Internet connection and a screen.  Missed last night's episode of 30 Rock?  No worries.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
You're Being Gamed  —  Gabe Zicherman, the author of Game-Based Marketing and a startup advisor and one of those incredibly likeable connector-type people, likes to talk about what motivates people to do the sort of things that make people money.  The best incentives aren't often cash, he thinks, unless the money is really good.
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
News Corp pay deal for Joel Klein worth over $4 mln  —  News Corp (NWSA.O) will pay former New York City Education Chancellor Joel Klein more than $4.5 million if he meets targets set in his new role as chief executive of the media company's new education unit.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Jim / Gannett Blog:
Urgent: I hear furloughs have been announced … Newer Post  —  Older Post  —  Home  —  Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)  —  Advertise here: 50,000 pages.  15,000 Gannett readers.  Only $150.  —  Gannett Blog's audience is one of the news industry's biggest, and most engaged …
Carl Court / Newsweek:
Why Journalists Aren't Standing Up for WikiLeaks  —  Three reasons that efforts to prosecute Julian Assange aren't drawing more of an outcry about the First Amendment.  —  If you think prosecuting journalists is the province solely of the sort of authoritarian governments in the developing world …
Discussion: Free Press
James Parker / The Atlantic Online:
The Wild World of Sports  —  In SportsCenter, ESPN's increasingly arcane and anarchic highlights program, the fan still finds solace—even order—in chaos.  —  WHAT HAPPENED HERE, Merril?  John Buccigross and Merril Hoge are standing—like angels, like Gandalfs, like members of the Jedi High Council …
Remy Stern / Gawker:
Gawker 2010: By the Numbers  —  What were our most popular stories in 2010?  How many people visited Gawker from India last year?  Did 115,000 people really type “Anderson Cooper boyfriend” into Google and end up here?  (Yes.)  The Gawker 2010 number-crunching is complete.  More »
Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
Bay Guardian, SF Weekly reach antitrust settlement  —  (01-03) 18:31 PST SAN FRANCISCO — The Bay Guardian and SF Weekly announced a settlement Monday of the Guardian's antitrust suit that led to a $21 million jury verdict against its rival for selling ads below cost.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Yes, iNewsStand Is Coming, But Not From Apple  —  The fight is on for the nascent digital periodical market, with Apple and Google each positioning itself to be the leading vendor.  In the latest development, Google is courting publishers for a “digital newsstand for users of devices that run …
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We didn't kill newspapers, says Google
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Ziff Davis Shakes Up Publishing Model, Launches Ad Platform, Acquires Coupon Co.
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Facebook vs. Time Warner: A Not-So-Rigorous Financial Evaluation
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
Dallas Morning News to launch paid content on Web, mobile
Discussion: Dallas Morning News
Bob Provost / INMA:
Changing the culture of (newspaper) advertising sales
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
USA Today Buys Consumer Electronics Review Network
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Chartbeat Says the Rise of the Machines Won't Be So Bad if You're a Cyborg
Discussion: New York Observer and chartbeat
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
The New York Times is Capturing the “Character-Driven Drama” …
Discussion: WebNewser
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