Tim Radford / Guardian:
A manifesto for the simple scribe - my 25 commandments for journalists | Tim Radford — Former Guardian science editor, letters editor, arts editor and literary editor Tim Radford has condensed his journalistic experience into a handy set of rules for aspiring hacks
Discussion: Common Sense Journalism, @felixsalmon, @jayrosen_nyu and blogs.journalism.co.uk, Thanks:fredericl
Doug Fisher / Common Sense Journalism: 25 commandments for journos
Felix Salmon / @felixsalmon: "Words like shallow, facile, glib and slick are not insults to a journalist": http://bit.ly/gf0oE2
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: "The classic error in journalism is to overestimate what the reader knows and underestimate the reader's intelligence." http://jr.ly/6mcg
Warren Buffett to step down from Washington Post Co. board — Warren E. Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, said today he would step down from the board of The Washington Post Co. this May. He has served on the board since May 1996 and previously had a tenure on the board from 1974 to 1986.
Discussion: Media Decoder, Poynter and Deal Journal
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Warren Buffett to Leave Washington Post Company Board
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Buffett to step down from Washington Post Co. board
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Warren Buffett Leaving Washington Post Board
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Amazon Buying Lovefilm To Build European Movie Rentals Business — Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) has finally confirmed it's buying the 58 percent of Lovefilm it doesn't already own - its bid to become a major European online movie subscription business. There's no price disclosed …
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: Amazon To Buy Out LoveFilm, The ‘Netflix of Europe’
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe: Amazon acquires LoveFilm, the Netflix of Europe
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Amazon to acquire LoveFilm, the ‘European Netflix’
Ciara Byrne / VentureBeat: Amazon acquires LoveFilm, Europe's Netflix, for approximately $200 million
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Amazon takes full control of Lovefilm
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Amazon to acquire European equivalent of Netflix
Will Richmond / The Business Insider: Amazon Acquires LOVEFiLM, Making Netflix's European Expansion A Lot Harder
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Amazon Buys Lovefilm, The Netflix Of Europe
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: After Missing Its Shot at Netflix, Amazon Buys Lovefilm
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Amazon Buys European Streaming Movie Service Lovefilm
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview: Lovefilm Investor Says Amazon Exit Is A Win-Win — Lovefilm eschewed a possible IPO option because Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) gives it a global-scale parent with resources enough to land the rights necessary to profit from the coming online movie explosion, says one of the VCs who has exited in the deal (see earlier story).
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Amazon agrees to buy Lovefilm for $317M
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
New Year brings delays for expected media launches — For the media-obsessed, 2010 was largely spent looking ahead to 2011. — This January was to bring four major launches or relaunches. In the waning days of December, it still seemed reasonable to expect that each debut might happen before the second calendar month of the year.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab and Poynter
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab: The Newsonomics of Mr. Murdoch's Daily
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: New Year brings delays for expected media launches
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A Racy Show With Teenagers Steps Back From a Boundary — MTV executives have a new hit drama on their hands, featuring the sexual and drug-fueled exploits of misfit teenagers. They also have something else — a fear that coming episodes of the show may break the law.
Jon Bershad / Mediaite: Is The Mainstream Media Helping MTV Market Skins By Reporting On “Child Porn” Story?
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: MTV Execs on Skins: It's Almost Too Sexy; No Seriously, Look …
Jordan Zakarin / The Huffington Post: Will A New MTV Show Break Child Pornography Laws
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: Is MTV's Skins Child Pornography?
Art Lynch / Communication Prof's News and Views: Culture Change coming for NBC Universal, Superbowl to promote movies …
David Cohen / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed 01.20.11
Adrian Chen / Gawker: MTV's Skins Has a Child Porn Problem
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Skins Sells: Teens Already Demand Merch
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Magazines Still Struggling With This Social Media Business — The future of magazines is still in the 20th century, admits the Association of Magazine Media. — The message from publishing executives and their resident social media gurus at the MPA's inaugural Social Media conference …
Discussion: iMediaConnection Blog, GigaOM and FishbowlNY
Gordon Plutsky / iMediaConnection Blog: A Social Media Strategy is Not Enough
David Card / GigaOM: Communications, Platforms, Privacy Ruled Social in Q4
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Magazines Understand Facebook, Puzzled by Everything Else
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Is Launching A Flipboard-Killer, “Editions” — AOL is getting ready to launch its own iPad magazine called “Editions.” — The tag line for the magazine is “The Magazine That Reads You.” — We don't know much about it, but it sounds like it will be an app like Flipboard, using your interests to figure out what you like.
Discussion: Fast Company, TechCrunch, PhoneArena, MobileBurn.com, TechEye, Electronista, Nieman Journalism Lab and The Next Web
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: AOL's Editions: A New Digital Magazine That Aims to Be “Like Pandora for Content”
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: AOL's Editions: The App For When You Crap
Dean Wilson / TechEye: AOL to launch iPad magazine “Editions”
Links on Twitter / Nieman Journalism Lab: An iPad mag for AOL, a Guardian's iPhone app, a city-run social network,
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
DAILY BEAST: We're Not Paying Howard Kurtz $600,000 A Year! — Yesterday, we wrote about the rumors of astronomical salaries being paid to mainstream media stars who have jumped ship and joined new-media outfits like the Huffington Post and Daily Beast. — We said that we had been unable …
Discussion: Gawker, Poynter, PE Hub Blog, New York Observer and Clusterstock
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: The New News Cycle: Report, Retract, Repeat
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Daily Beast ‘flabbergasted’ by report that Kurtz makes $600K
Jonathan Marino / PE Hub Blog: peHUB First Read — Going Public: Wilbur Ross' automotive parts maker IAC
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Shall We Join Henry Blodget In Imagining Journalists Make $600,000?
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Joost Video Network Becomes Stand-alone Business Unit — Adconion Media Group plans to announce Thursday the spinoff of the Joost Video Network into a stand-alone business unit. The newly launched digital media company will provide premium branded solutions for advertisers and brand marketers seeking …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
CNNMoney.com Integrates LinkedIn To Keep Readers On Site Longer — CNNMoney, the online face of Fortune magazine, is integrating business social network LinkedIn the Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) mag's annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. The is the first real test of LinkedIn's new …
Discussion: Talking Biz News and Denver Post
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: CNNMoney.com adds LinkedIn to site
Margaret Jackson / Denver Post: Real-estate company Trulia.com to open offices in Centennial
Stephen Heyman / New York Times:
Nice-Guy Bloggers Needn't Finish Last — THE glittery party for the Hollywood jeweler Lorraine Schwartz last November drew a small mob of carat-starved celebrities to Lavo in Midtown. Kim Kardashian held court by the dance floor, dressed in black velvet and satin.
Discussion: The Corsair
Amy Wicks / WWD Media Headlines:
Jay Fielden Heads to Town & Country — Jay Fielden has been named editor in chief of Town & Country following the resignation of Stephen Drucker, who joined the title only last April. — For complete coverage, see Thursday's WWD.
New York Post:
Time Inc. execs huddling to move ball forward — Some 400 Time Inc. executives will be huddled in New York City tomorrow for the first quarterly management meeting since outsider Jack Griffin took over as CEO from Ann Moore last fall. — Since his arrival, Griffin has brought …
Brad Wellen / FishbowlNY: Robert Thomson Is Staying Put At WSJ
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
UK Internet TV service YouView reportedly delayed — YouView, the UK's next generation TV service, has reportedly hit a severe delay that might see its launch knocked back more than a year. — Formally announced back in September last year and previously know as ‘Project Canvas’ …
Megan McCarthy / @megan:
Tweets are now being shown directly on Mediagazer - @reply with something fun to join the Discussion!
Discussion: TechCrunch, The Next Web, SAI, @cksample, @kevinmarks, @mikepilarz, Mediagazer News, @mattbinder and @edmundlee, more at Techmeme »
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Techmeme and Mediagazer will now include Tweets as headlines
C.K. Sample III / @cksample: @Megan something fun
Kevin Marks / @kevinmarks: @gaberivera techmeme has a cleverness algorithm now? Or is that @megan @madlid and @ScepticGeek?
Mike Pilarz / @mikepilarz: "Techmeme and Mediagazer add Tweets as headlines." This is a small but important change for tech news: http://bit.ly/fcGv5l
Megan McCarthy / Mediagazer News: Tweets now included in Mediagazer's compilation of the top media news
@edmundlee: Start ur engines RT @Megan: Tweets are now being shown directly on Mediagazer - @reply with something fun to join the Discussion!
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Top Album, Low Sales — This Week's Top Seller Marks Low Point, Underscoring Waning Sales of Music — In the latest sign of waning consumer demand for recorded music, the Billboard 200 album-sales chart just registered a dubious distinction: The No. 1 position was held by an album …
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Barnes & Noble Fires Executives — Barnes & Noble dismissed several executives on Thursday, including Robert Wietrak, the director of merchandising, a longtime employee who was responsible for key book-buying decisions for the company. — Mary Ellen Keating, a spokeswoman for Barnes & Noble …
Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
1.4 million fans can't be wrong: NPR's Facebook page — “They swear like sailors, but boy, they're smart.” — That's how NPR strategist Andy Carvin described the 1.4 million fans who comment and share stories through NPR's Facebook page. The page — originally created by an NPR enthusiast from the UK …
Discussion: Lost Remote and GigaOM
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: A few Facebook lessons from NPR
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: For Media Co's, Facebook Should Be About Community, Not Ads