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: Gawker, Yahoo! News, The Daily Caller, Press Gazette, Runnin' Scared, News: News blog, The Wire and The Huffington Post
Ryan Tate / Gawker: What Dirt Does Wikileaks Have on Rupert Murdoch?
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Assange claims to have cables on Murdoch, one broadcaster
Oliver Luft / Press Gazette: Assange: Wikileaks has ‘insurance’ files on Murdoch
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Julian Assange Is Blackmailing Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. With WikiLeaks
Simon Jeffery / News: News blog: WikiLeaks: the latest developments
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: WHOA: Julian Assange Says His ‘Insurance’ …
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: Media News International
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, TPM LiveWire, Poynter, Salon and The Huffington Post
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Kurtz explains correction's delay
Brian Beutler / TPM LiveWire: 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?
Alex Pareene / Salon: Howard Kurtz's hilarious, month-late correction
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?
Why Did Howard Kurtz Sit on an Embarrassing Correction for Six Weeks?
Discussion: FishbowlDC, The Huffington Post and Chickaboomer
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: Kurtz's Mistake of the Century
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Howard Kurtz Correction: Most Embarrassing Ever?
Marty / Chickaboomer: Howard Kurtz: Sock It To Me!
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Blood libel”: How language evolves and spreads within online worlds — When Sarah Palin used the term “blood libel” to describe purported attacks on her and the Tea Party movement in the wake of Saturday's tragic shooting in Tucson, some were left wondering why the former governor would use …
Discussion: National Review, Poynter, Mediaite, Human Events, The Caucus, The Wire, Guardian, AOL News and Media Matters for America
Frances Martel / Mediaite: David Frum On MSNBC Calls Sarah Palin A “Big Melting Iceberg”
John Hayward / Human Events: The Giffords Blood Libel Will Fail
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus: Palin Calls Criticism ‘Blood Libel’
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Sarah Palin Accuses Media Of ‘Blood Libel’ …
Paul Harris / Guardian: Obama attends memorial service for Tucson victims
Garance Franke-Ruta / The Atlantic Online:
Sarah Palin Accuses Press of ‘Blood Libel’
Sarah Palin Accuses Press of ‘Blood Libel’
Discussion: PostPartisan, Taegan Goddard's …, The Plum Line, Gawker, TPMMuckraker, TPMDC, Michelle Malkin, On Media's Blog, Washington Post, Swampland, Runnin' Scared, The Daily Caller, NPR Topics, CNN and The Wire
Adam Serwer / The Plum Line: The foolishness of the ‘blood libel’ charge
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Sarah Palin Blames the Media for ‘Blood Libel’
Ryan J. Reilly / TPMMuckraker: Palin's Use Of ‘Blood Libel’ Mirrors That In Right-Wing Media
Ryan J. Reilly / TPMDC: Sarah Palin Accuses Journalists Of ‘Blood Libel,’ …
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Palin bypasses media, slams journalists
Adam Sorensen / Swampland: Morning Must Reads: “Libel”
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Sarah Palin is Now the Face of the Arizona Shooting and a Victim of “Blood Libel”
Laura Donovan / The Daily Caller: Palin: We're above ‘the mindless finger-pointing’
Alexander Mooney / CNN: Palin says efforts to lay blame ‘reprehensible’ and a ‘blood libel’
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, Speakeasy, Moraes on TV, The Wrap, Mediaite, The Wire and Flavorwire
Josef Adalian / New York Magazine: Conan Doing Really Well, If You Count DVR Numbers
Lauren A.E. Schuker / Speakeasy: Conan O'Brien's Comeback? How the Late Night Host is Faring on TBS
Lisa de Moraes / Moraes on TV: Everybody loves Conan at Winter TV Press Tour
Marcel Honore / The Wrap: TCA: Conan Says NBC Like a Phantom Limb
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Conan O'Brien Tells New York Times: “Everything Has Worked Out Great For Me”
Caroline Stanley / Flavorwire: The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories
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
Links on Twitter / Nieman Journalism Lab: Time-shifted reading, AP and Fairey make nice, two words Microsoft …
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Shepard Fairey, AP Settle Obama ‘Hope’ Poster Copyright Case
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Morning Buzz: Wednesday 1.12.10
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Associated Press Settles Copyright Case With Obama Poster-Maker Shepard Fairey
David Kravets / Threat Level: Associated Press Settles Copyright Lawsuit Against Obama ‘Hope’ Artist
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
Maura Judkis / TBD All News: AP and Shepard Fairey settle suit, agree to collaborate
/ 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.
Discussion: VentureBeat, more at Techmeme »
Tracy Samantha Schmidt / Chicago Online Marketing:
Social Media Icon: @JayRosen_NYU explains how he tweets — Jay Rosen teaches journalism at NYU and is a leading media critic. He blogs at Press Think and produces a weekly podcast on news and technology called Rebooting The News. He has almost 50,000 followers on Twitter.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires eBook Technologies — Google has just acquired eBook Technologies, according to a notice that is currently appearing on the company's homepage. — Google confirmed the acquisition, with a spokesperson giving us this statement: … So what exactly is eBook Technologies?
Discussion: SlashGear, ReadWriteWeb and eBookNewser
Chris Burns / SlashGear: eBook Technologies Acquired by Google
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google Readies For the Tablet Invasion with eBook Technologies Acquisition
Dianna Dilworth / eBookNewser: Google Acquires eBook Technologies
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
The Independent's Facebook innovation — a fascinating new feature on the site that allows users to follow — articles by individual writers and news about specific football — teams via Facebook. It's one of those ideas so simple you wonder — why no one else appears to have done it before: instead of just
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, blogs.independent.co.uk, Future of Media and Poynter
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: How Media Will Relate to Facebook in the Future
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
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL'S NEW PROBLEM: Mike Arrington — When AOL bought TechCrunch last September, the first question on everyone's lips was, “How long could Mike Arrington possibly last as an AOL employee?” — Yesterday, four months after the deal, we may have begun to learn the answer to that question.
Discussion: TechCrunch, more at Techmeme »
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Real Blogs Don't Buy Ads On Google
What Do 50 Cent, Carmen Electra & Shaquille O'Neal Have in Common? Touting Penny Stocks — Over the weekend, the popular rapper 50 Cent urged his 3.8 million Twitter followers to buy the stock of a microscopic company in Florida. The penny stock jumped 290 percent on Monday.
Discussion: DealBook, Gawker, Dealbreaker, PopEater, Billboard.com The Feed and New York Observer
Georg Szalai / Billboard.com The Feed: 50 Cent Makes $8.7 Million Via Twitter
Mike Taylor / New York Observer: 50 Cent's Penny Stock Plummets
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
First Amazon Took Down Booksellers...Are Publishers Next? — It's not that Amazon set out to destroy small book stores. They just offered a better option for a large number of people. Now, Amazon is increasingly offering small features here and there that taken together may start …
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: Metamedia, Editors Weblog and American Journalism Review
Mary Hamilton / Metamedia: Quora doesn't trust me - and maybe it's right
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: Media links of the day — Emphas.is - a new crowd-funding platform …
The Insider / Digital Music News:
Sorry, You're Still Married to MySpace Music... So what should your next move be with MySpace Music? The following is a guest post from Caren Kelleher, head of business development at Songkick, manager of unsigned band The Lighthouse and the Whaler, and an HBS grad to boot.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
YouTube Brings More Ads To Your Phone, Next To Justin Bieber and Lady GaGa — YouTube on your phone is popular, but until now it hasn't made Google much money. The search giant has only been able to slap ads on the home page of its mobile version, and on search results.
Discussion: TechCrunch and GigaOM, more at Techmeme »
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: YouTube Mobile Traffic Tripled In 2010, Android App Gets Music Videos (And Ads)
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Vid-Biz: Comcast-NBCU, YouTube Mobile, BBC iPlayer
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
MacWorld Publisher IDG Launches Private Advertising Exchange — Tech Giant Set to Prove Publishers Can Launch Ad Exchanges, Too — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — More publishers are looking to claim ownership over digital advertising to combat the growing dominance of Wall Street-like trading desks …
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, SAI, PE Hub Blog, MediaPost, WebNewser, DealBook and Beet.TV, 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
David Kaplan / paidContent:
AOL Partners With Reality Show Producer Endemol On Women's Programming — AOL (NYSE: AOL) is adding another production studio to its roster of partners, as it continues to reshape and expand its content. The company has tapped Endemol USA to collaborate on developing new, “reality-based” …
Discussion: The Wrap, MediaPost, Broadcasting & Cable and WebNewser
Brent Lang / The Wrap: AOL and Endemol Team Up on Web Programming for Women
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: AOL, Endemol To Co-Produce Web Shows
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: AOL, Endemol Partner on Web Programming Production
David Cohen / WebNewser: Aol, Endemol USA to Co-Produce Web Fare
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Prioritisation: How do news organisations decide what they must do? — Since leaving The Guardian last April and striking out on my own, I joke that I've become an occupational therapist. I've had the chance to speak to journalists, editors and media executives around the world and hear the issues and challenges facing them.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Exclusive: The New York Times iPad App Nearing 1.5 Million Downloads — LAS VEGAS — The iPad App for the New York Times has had 1.5 million downloads since it launched in April, says Ray Pearce, who heads circulation for the newspaper. — We interviewed him at CES last week.
David Cohen / WebNewser: The New York Times Approaching 1.5M iPad App Downloads