Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
How incorrect reports of Giffords' death spread on Twitter — Update: NPR Senior Strategist Andy Carvin, who worked on the NPR online effort Saturday, has left a great explanation in our comments section about some of the decisions he faced. We have incorporated a small piece of it into the story …
Craig Silverman / Regret the Error: Required reading: The media, accuracy and the Rep. Giffords shooting
Sandhya Somashekhar / Washington Post: Sheriff Dupnik's criticism of political ‘vitriol’ resonates with public
Terry Greene Sterling / The Daily Beast: Gabrielle Giffords Shooting: Hatred Ravages AZ Over Immigration
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter: Conflicting reports of Giffords' death were understandable, but not excusable
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable: Station Reporters Among First Responders in Tucson
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: The shame — and hypocrisy — of CNN
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Media faces scrutiny after inaccurate Giffords reports
Jack Shafer / Slate:
The awesome stupidity of the calls to tamp down political speech in the wake of the Giffords shooting. — The attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and the killing of six innocents outside a Tucson Safeway has bolstered the ongoing argument that when speaking of things political …
Discussion: New York Times, CJR, Media Research Center, NewsBusters.org blogs, New York Times, Daily Kos, Reason and Yahoo! News
Joel Meares / CJR: Politics Begins at the First Shot
Clay Waters / Media Research Center: NYT Blames ‘Vitriol in Politics,’ Palin's Campaign Map for Schizophrenic's Rampage
Marc Lacey / New York Times: Evidence Points to Methodical Planning
DemFromCT / Daily Kos: Abbreviated Pundit Round-up
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Questions about Sarah Palin's ‘target’ map dominate Facebook
Las Vegas Blog:
CNN Exec Explains Photo Snafu, But Questions Remain — CNN senior editorial director Richard Griffiths called about the prior blog post, but not before I got a somewhat tearful call from a friend of the kid who CNN misidentified repeatedly yesterday as Jared Lee Loughner …
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Twitter isn't the new Cronkite - it needs the new Cronkite(s)
Twitter isn't the new Cronkite - it needs the new Cronkite(s)
Discussion: NPR, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, TVNewser, On Media's Blog and Regret the Error, Thanks:bradtnw
Dick Meyer / NPR: Editor's Note: On NPR's Giffords Coverage
Harry Shearer / The Huffington Post: The News Doesn't Sleep — Except on Weekends
Terry Greene Sterling / The Daily Beast: Cult Hero on the Giffords Case
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Arizona sheriff slams media ‘vitriol’
Craig Silverman / Regret the Error: NPR, Reuters, CNN and other major news orgs incorrectly declare death …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
CNN Mulls Show Shake-Up — Amid Ratings Struggle, Network May Replace Kathleen Parker on ‘Parker Spitzer’ — CNN is considering replacing Kathleen Parker, co-host of its new evening program “Parker Spitzer,” according to people familiar with the matter, as the network struggles to reverse a steep slide in its evening audience.
Discussion: Poynter, The Huffington Post, Inside Cable News, Moneywood, Chickaboomer, Mediaite, Gawker and New York Magazine
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: CNN considers replacing Parker on struggling ‘Parker Spitzer’
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Report: CNN May Replace Kathleen Parker On Parker Spitzer
David Carr / New York Times:
A Sacrifice to Appease NPR's Gods — A long time ago, a kingdom was beset by tempestuous storms, and it was decided that one of the most prized citizens would be fed to the volcano as a sacrifice to appease the punishing gods. After the sacrifice was made and the crowd exulted …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
NewsBeast adds key staff, sets April launch — Tina Brown plans to turn to two former Time magazine veterans to run Newsweek on an interim basis while she puts the finishing touches on a sweeping redesign that is not expected to be unveiled until April. — Steve Koepp, a former No. 2 editor …
Discussion: New York Observer
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: NewsBeast Brings in Time-Trained Transition Crew
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
YouTube Introduces Weekly Talk Show — If most television networks can have talk shows featuring celebrities, why not YouTube? — The “Partners Project,” which started last month, is being positioned as the talk show of YouTube, featuring contributors who have drawn online audiences of millions.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
The TV-Internet Nuptials — LAS VEGAS — The blending of television and the Internet is inevitable. But will it happen in concert with the major cable and satellite distributors, or in spite of them? — That question loomed large at the Consumer Electronics Show last week …
Fred / A VC:
Content Shifting — I got this comment from @Daryn on yesterday's SoundCloud post: … To which I replied: … Once you use a service like Instapaper or Boxee Watch Later, this kind of thing becomes muscle memory. You want to be able to content shift everywhere and onto every device.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Le Monde: a blueprint of a turnaround — The iconic French newspaper Le Monde is about to begin a new chapter of its complicated history. Last September, what remains France's most influential paper changed hands (see previous Monday Note Le Monde's escape velocity and story in NY Times' DealBook).
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Media in 2011: The (Real) Year of Living Dangerously — On Print Survivors, IPad Glossy Sales, Paywalls and Beautifully Low Budgets — CHEAP AND SMART: FX's ‘Louie’ was made on small budget. — Media people love bad news — everybody knows that. But what's been surprising …
Anthony Crupi / Mediaweek:
Apps Irk Cable Nets — Comcast's scheme to begin streaming live video content to iPads and other tablets precipitated a flurry of legal correspondence last week, as several cable network groups made it clear that they had not signed off on any such arrangement.
Stephen Brook / Guardian:
ShortList magazine's success reinforces female editors' editorial excellence — ShortList editor Terri White's PTC new editor award underlines ongoing female success in men's magazine market — The honour roll of women who have edited a men's magazine is a distinguished one.
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
BREAKING: Playboy Goes Private — Playboy is going private. — The board of directors for the iconic but struggling men's brand has agreed to founder Hugh Hefner's $6.15 per share offer that the 84-year-old proposed last summer to take the company private. — Hefner first made the offer in July.
Discussion: TechCrunch, PR Newswire and minonline.com
Eric Savitz / Tech Musings:
CES: Mulling The Future Of Digital Video — Sitting at Wolfgang Puck's Postrio in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon, Sonic Solutions (SNIC) CEO Dave Habiger looks incredibly relaxed as he sips a beer. And why not? Last month, Habiger agreed to sell his company to Rovi …
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Onion Hopes Parody of ‘SportsCenter’ Leaves Viewers Saying Boo-Yah — Few television programs are as familiar to fans as ESPN's “SportsCenter.” By filtering news through its pacing, theme music, anchor banter, graphics and set design, “SportsCenter” reflects and contributes to the national sports obsession.