Josh Halliday / Guardian:
WikiLeaks: Julian Assange has Rupert Murdoch ‘insurance files’ — Founder claims WikiLeaks has more than 500 US diplomatic cables on one broadcasting organisation — Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, claimed today he was in possession of “insurance” files on Rupert Murdoch and his global media company, News Corporation.
Discussion: CNET News, Media News International and News: News blog
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Assange hearing set; WikiLeaks vows more cables
Simon Jeffery / News: News blog: WikiLeaks: Julian Assange returns to court and the latest developments
Duncan Robinson / The Staggers:
Exclusive Interview: Julian Assange on Murdoch, Manning and the threat from China — The WikiLeaks founder talks to John Pilger. — In this week's New Statesman, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange talks to John Pilger about Bradley Manning, his “insurance” files on Rupert Murdoch and Newscorp …
Discussion: The Wire, The Daily Caller, Press Gazette, News: News blog, The Huffington Post and Guardian
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: WHOA: Julian Assange Says His ‘Insurance’ …
Oliver Luft / Press Gazette: Assange: Wikileaks has ‘insurance’ files on Murdoch
Simon Jeffery / News: News blog: WikiLeaks: the latest developments
Paul Colford / ap.org:
AP and Shepard Fairey announce agreement in Obama poster case — The Associated Press, Shepard Fairey and Mr. Fairey's companies Obey Giant Art, Inc., Obey Giant LLC, and Studio Number One, Inc., have agreed in principle to settle their pending copyright infringement lawsuit over rights in the Obama Hope poster and related merchandise.
Larry Neumeister / Associated Press: Obama ‘HOPE’ artist and AP settle copyright claims
David Kaplan / paidContent: The Associated Press, Shepard Fairey Reach Settlement In Fair Use Lawsuit
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Associated Press Settles Copyright Case With Obama Poster-Maker Shepard Fairey
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.12.10
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Shepard Fairey, AP Settle Obama ‘Hope’ Poster Copyright Case
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: AP and Shepard Fairey Learn to Share, Collaborate
Ujala Sehgal / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: AP And Shepard Fairey Finally Reach A Settlement Over Obama HOPE Poster
David Kravets / Threat Level: Associated Press Settles Copyright Lawsuit Against Obama ‘Hope’ Artist
Maura Judkis / TBD All News: AP and Shepard Fairey settle suit, agree to collaborate
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: AP, Fairey settle over Obama poster
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Correction on My Darrell Issa Story — I'd like to set the record straight on one of my stories. — In late November, I asked Rep. Darrell Issa's spokesman, Kurt Bardella, for an interview with the congressman. He said he would see what he could do. — That afternoon my phone rang …
Discussion: On Media's Blog, The Wire, Poynter and The Huffington Post
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Kurtz explains correction's delay
Ujala Sehgal / The Wire: Howard Kurtz Waits Over 40 Days To Issue World's Most Embarrassing Correction
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Why did Kurtz sit on an embarrassing correction for six weeks?
Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post: How To Know Whether You Are Talking To Darrell Issa On The Phone: A Primer
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Why Did Howard Kurtz Sit on an Embarrassing Correction for Six Weeks? — Howard Kurtz has quite a correction today! It seems that Howie mistakenly believed he was interviewing a Congressman directly, when in fact he was speaking to the Congressman's spokesperson. Weirder: Kurtz waited more than a month to correct the story.
Discussion: Chickaboomer, The Huffington Post and FishbowlDC
Marty / Chickaboomer: Howard Kurtz: Sock It To Me!
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Howard Kurtz Correction: Most Embarrassing Ever?
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: Kurtz's Mistake of the Century
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Twitter's Response to WikiLeaks Subpoena Should Be the Industry Standard — ANALYSIS: Twitter introduced a new feature last month without telling anyone about it, and the rest of the tech world should take note and come up with its own version of it — Twitter beta-tested a spine.
Discussion: Fast Company, Crikey, Reuters, New York Magazine and broadstuff
E.B. Boyd / Fast Company: Why Twitter Was the Only Company to Challenge the Secret WikiLeaks Subpoena
Mark Hosenball / Reuters: WikiLeaks activists may seek to quash demand for docs
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: Twitter Grows a Pair in Fighting Federal Subpoenas for WikiLeaks User Info
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: The Wisdom of the (Madding) Clouds
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!:
Social Media and Subpoenas: A Broken System That Puts Journalistic Sources at Risk — The Department of Justice issued Twitter a subpoena for access to the accounts of Julian Assange and several others in relation to its investigation of the whistle-blower organization, which released roughly 2,000 classified cables.
Fast Company / Gawker: Why Twitter Alone Stood Up To the Government
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Demand Media Clears SEC and Prices IPO — Demand Media is set to go public, according to an amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, with shares priced from $14 to $16 each. — The online publisher could sell up to 8.625 million shares and, if it prices at the top of the range …
Discussion: paidContent, MediaPost, WebNewser, SAI, Beet.TV and DealBook, more at Techmeme »
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Demand Media Moves Ahead With Its Plans To Go Public
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Demand Media Approaching IPO
David Cohen / WebNewser: IPO Time, Finally! (Um, Demand Media, Not Facebook)
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Demand Media Clears SEC and Prices IPO, Report
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
6 ways journalists can use Quora as a tool for reporting, sharing ideas — Quora, the fast-growing question and answer site, has become increasingly popular among journalists. — In a phone interview, Quora co-founder Adam D'Angelo attributed the site's recent growth to an increase …
Discussion: American Journalism Review, Editors Weblog and TBD All News
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review: Blaming the Rhetoric — The media, the politicians and the bloodbath in Tucson.
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: Media links of the day — Emphas.is - a new crowd-funding platform …
Jeff Sonderman / TBD All News: 13 favorite Washington, D.C., pizza places (Map)
/ Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Curation is the New Search is the New Curation — In the beginning there was curation, and it was good. People found interesting things on the web, created directories of those things, and then you found what you were looking for inside those curated lists.
Algo-powered curation — Paul Kedrosky has a great little essay today …
Algo-powered curation — Paul Kedrosky has a great little essay today …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
The Price of Unwanted Ad Clicks — Some advertisers on Google Inc.'s search engine say a little-known feature of the company's AdWords ad system is causing them to overpay. — The advertisers, including high-end medical professionals, said their ads for services such as cosmetic dentistry …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Pamela Parker / Search Engine Land: Session-Based Clicks Under Fire in WSJ Report
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Piers Morgan Taking Over for Larry King, but His Ads Cost the Same — CNN Has High Hopes for Show; Buyers Take Wait-and-See Approach — One thing new CNN host Piers Morgan (left) has in common with his predecessor Larry King: ad prices. — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — By taping interviews …
Discussion: Mediaite, B&C, TVNewser, AdScam/The Horror! and Chickaboomer
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Piers Morgan On Success Or Failure Of Piers Morgan Tonight …
Andrea Morabito / B&C: Party Notes: ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’
George Parker / AdScam/The Horror!: Young douchenozzle replaces old douchenozzle!
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: How CNN's Piers Morgan Cut Bill O'Reilly Down to Size
New York Post:
Meow! Fashion news catfight planned on Web — It's a return to battle for two veterans of the catty and combative fashion news wars. — Former Fairchild boss Michael Coady and ex-InStyle editor Charla Lawhon are joining forces — with a chance to twist the tails of their respective former employers …
Brad Wellen / FishbowlNY: AMI Orders All Employees To Take Furloughs
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Jared Loughner's supremacists tie debunked — An Arizona law enforcement agency is backing away from a document it produced in the aftermath of Saturday's shootings in Tucson - and which was leaked to Fox News - that linked the man accused with carrying out the crimes to a white nationalist publication.
Discussion: The Plum Line and Hit & Run
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line: Bogus Fox claim that DHS tied shooter to white supremacists is debunked
Jesse Walker / Hit & Run: The Monetary Theories of Boom Ba
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Conan Talks About Ratings, Leno and NBC — Pasadena, Ca.— Conan O'Brien had a brief message Wednesday about his relocation from NBC to the cable channel TBS: “Everything has worked out great for me.” — To reinforce that point - and perhaps to attempt to pre-empt any analysis from competitors …
Discussion: New York Magazine, Mediaite, The Wire and Flavorwire
Josef Adalian / New York Magazine: Conan Doing Really Well, If You Count DVR Numbers
Caroline Stanley / Flavorwire: The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Yahoo Sports Adds an Online Magazine — Yahoo Sports has built an audience of more than 50 million visitors on news, commentary and fantasy games. Now it is shifting gears with a product extension: an online magazine. — Starting Tuesday night, Yahoo's sports division and SportsFanLive.com …
Discussion: Poynter, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and eMedia Vitals
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Yahoo Sports adds an online magazine
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Comcast Said to Face Online-Video, Web Conditions to Seal Purchase of NBC — Comcast Corp. may have to provide television programs to online competitors and wouldn't be allowed to interfere with subscribers' Web traffic to satisfy regulators vetting its planned purchase of NBC Universal, people familiar with the deal said.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Online Video News and Electronista
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Bond, Ad Agency Stalwart, Will Lead Social Media Agency — In another sign of the growing role that social media is playing on Madison Avenue, Jonathan Bond, long a leading executive in the realm of traditional agencies, is becoming the head of an agency specializing in social media.
Discussion: MediaPost, AdAge, New York Observer, AdFreak and AdScam/The Horror!
Maureen Morrison / AdAge: Jon Bond Joins Social-Media Agency Big Fuel
Adrianne Jeffries / New York Observer: Social Media's Tentacles Have Grasped Jon Bond
Brian Morrissey / AdFreak: Must you use social media to understand it?
George Parker / AdScam/The Horror!: “Bond... Jon Bond” stirred, not shaken... Yet again!
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Comcast's Gilford Jumps To ABC As SVP, Digital Media — Digital entertainment vet Karin Gilford is switching from Comcast Interactive Media (NSDQ: CMCSA) to Disney/ABC (NYSE: DIS) Television Group. As SVP-digital media for ABC, Gilford will be responsible for the network's initiatives across platforms …
Discussion: GigaOM, Broadcasting & Cable and MediaPost
Liz Shannon Miller / GigaOM: Vid-Biz: Time Warner, Boxee, Verizon iPad
Andrea Domanick / Broadcasting & Cable: ABC Names Gilford SVP, Digital Media
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Hold The Phone - Adknowledge Raises $200 Million, Plans Acquisitions — Did I say online advertising company Adknowledge raised $45 million in venture capital? I did, and they did, but Adknowledge actually secured more than four times as much in total consideration, in a combination of debt and equity financing.
Discussion: Market Wire and paidContent
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Paper.li Raises $2.1 Million For Social News Curation, Hits 2 Million Users — Exclusive - SmallRivers, the Switzerland-based company behind Paper.li, a service that taps social streams from users and turns them into personalized online newspapers, has just raised $2.1 million in funding …
Discussion: SAI, Journalism.co.uk, paper.li and paidContent
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Meet The Founder Whose Startup Went From Zero To Two Million Users In Six Months
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Paper.li Raises $2.1 Million To Open Operations In The U.S. And Asia