Jack Shafer / Slate:
In Defense of Inflamed Rhetoric — 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, we should all avoid using inflammatory rhetoric and violent imagery.
Joel Meares / CJR: Giffords Analysis Machine In Overdrive
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: The Right Doubles Down — A survey of the bloggy scene suggests …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Video: Palin responds, “I hate violence”
Adam Serwer / The Plum Line: ‘Violent imagery’ in politics isn't the problem
Dan Amira / New York Magazine: How Sarah Palin Should Defend Herself Against the (Unfair) Loughner Charges
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Congressman Hopes to Protect Lawmakers With Piece of Paper After Arizona Shooting
Clay Waters / Media Research Center: NYT Blames ‘Vitriol in Politics,’ Palin's Campaign Map for Schizophrenic's Rampage
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Olbermann Connects Giffords Shooting To Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck …
DemFromCT / Daily Kos: Abbreviated Pundit Round-up
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Questions about Sarah Palin's ‘target’ map dominate Facebook
Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
How incorrect reports of Giffords' death spread on Twitter — Updated: While the story of the Tucson shootings spread, early reports were mixed and often conflicting. This is often the case in a breaking and developing event. However, incorrect reports that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords …
Discussion: Gatekeeper, Reportr.net, Media Matters for America, Nieman Storyboard, Broadcasting & Cable, NPR, New York Times, The Huffington Post, GigaOM, eMedia Vitals, CJR, Guardian, Erick's blog, Hot Air, Regret the Error, Poynter, Slate, NY Daily News, Editors Weblog, The Daily Beast, Washington Post, blogs.journalism.co.uk, Yahoo! News and The Politico, more at Techmeme »
Mark Leccese / Gatekeeper: Murder, mental illness and the media
Alfred Hermida / Reportr.net: Giffords' shooting shows process of journalism on Twitter
Ben Dimiero / Media Matters for America: Shameless: Jim Hoft Falls For Fake Facebook Profile In Attempt …
Andrea Pitzer / Nieman Storyboard: Narrative on deadline: stories on the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: NPR Explains Erroneous Report of Giffords' Death
Dick Meyer / NPR: Editor's Note: On NPR's Giffords Coverage
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM: The UK Comes Gunning For Twitter — This Time Over Ads
Joel Meares / CJR: Politics Begins at the First Shot
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian: Arizona shooting reignites row over rightwing rhetoric
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: The shame — and hypocrisy — of CNN
Craig Silverman / Regret the Error: Required reading: The media, accuracy and the Rep. Giffords shooting
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter: Conflicting reports of Giffords' death were understandable, but not excusable
Vaughan Bell / Slate: Crazy Talk — We're too quick to use “mental illness” as an explanation for violence.
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: Errors and apologies in reporting Arizona shooting
Terry Greene Sterling / The Daily Beast: Arizona's New Star Sheriff
Sandhya Somashekhar / Washington Post: Sheriff Dupnik's criticism of political ‘vitriol’ resonates with public
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Media faces scrutiny after inaccurate Giffords reports
Keach Hagey / The Politico: NPR: ‘We regret the erroneous news’
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
The Day of The Daily: Murdoch's iPad Thingy Coming Jan. 19 — Mark your calendars, media nerds. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 is the day it all changes. Maybe. — That's the planned launch date for The Daily, the iPad-only publication News Corp. has been feverishly developing.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, New York Observer, RazorianFly, MacRumors, New York Magazine and Poynter, more at Techmeme »
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: More Rumors for The Daily's Date
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Oohs and Aahs for The Daily's ‘Dummy Issues’
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: ‘The Daily’ iPad News Publication to Debut January 19th
Damon Kiesow / Poynter: The Daily, Murdoch's iPad publication, may land next week
FT Tilt: A blog behind a paywall — FT Tilt has now officially launched. Calling itself “a premium online financial news and analysis service focused exclusively on the emerging world,” it has a total staff of 12, including 8 reporters scattered around the world.
Discussion: The Next Web, paidContent:UK and Talking Biz News
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Why is FT's Tilt behind a paywall?
Financial Times Launches FT Tilt — NEW YORK/LONDON: The Financial Times today announces the launch of FT Tilt, a premium online financial news and analysis service focused exclusively on the emerging world. It serves finance professionals who have a direct interest in these markets …
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's … and Talking Biz News
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: FT Tilt officially launches
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Hef Taking Playboy Private — Playboy is going private. — The board of directors for the iconic but struggling men's brand has agreed to 84-year-old founder Hugh Hefner's $6.15-per-share offer to take the company private. — Hefner first made a $5.50-per-share offer in July.
Discussion: Chicago Breaking Business, Media Decoder, Guardian, rbr.com, Folio, Multichannel, Gawker, TechCrunch and minonline.com
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Hefner to Take Playboy Private
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Hugh Hefner takes Playboy private
Matt Kinsman / Folio: Playboy Enterprises Accepts Hefner Buyout, Will Go Private
Mike Farrell / Multichannel: Playboy Opts For Private Room
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Hugh Hefner Taking Playboy Private (Heh)
Steve Smith / minonline.com: Breaking: Playboy Goes Private
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 …
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: The Huffington Post, Poynter, The Wire, Yahoo! News, On Media's Blog, TVNewser, mediabistro.com, Moneywood, Chickaboomer, Inside Cable News, Mediaite, Gawker, Gothamist and New York Magazine
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: CNN considers replacing Parker on struggling ‘Parker Spitzer’
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: CNN Should Replace Kathleen Parker With Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: WSJ: CNN mulls dropping Parker
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: CNN Eyeing Shakeup at ‘Parker Spitzer?’
Jason Boog / mediabistro.com: Arizona Shooting Coverage on the Menu
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Report: CNN May Replace Kathleen Parker On Parker Spitzer
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.
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: Media links of the day — Many publishers jumped on the iPad …
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 …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Prediction: NYTimes.com paywall will be a success
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.
Piers Fawkes / PSFK: Fred Wilson: Content Shifting Is The Next Big Thing
Wall Street Journal:
Disney, Yahoo Look at Internet TV — Walt Disney Co. is discussing making video from some of its television networks available on sets embedded with Yahoo Inc.'s Internet-TV software, people familiar with the matter said. — Such new offerings would propel Yahoo into a broader battle …
Discussion: GigaOM, more at Techmeme »
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Sorry, Big Cable — TV Makers Are the New Gatekeepers
Lynn Cowan / Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen IPO to Gauge Appetite of Investors — This week marks the start of the year's first IPO investor road shows in the U.S., and among the companies wooing investors, a biggie is expected: consumer-analytics specialist Nielsen HoldingsBV. — Nielsen, which tracks consumer behavior ranging …
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 …
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.
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).
Emma Heald / Editors Weblog: Le Monde prepares for revamp
Was Arianna Huffington Escorted Off a Flight by Police? — Last Friday night, Arianna Huffington was in Las Vegas, mingling with celebrities. And the next night? According to a tipster, Arianna was being escorted off a plane by Port Authority police—for wanton, unsafe Blackberry-ing.