Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Exclusive: The next generation of WikiLeaks — (Reuters) - All across Europe, from Brussels to the Balkans, a new generation of WikiLeaks-style websites is sprouting. — Like their forerunner, the fledgling whistle-blowing sites are a chaotic mixture of complex systems engineering, earnest campaigning, muckraking and self-promotion.
Discussion: The Nation, Poynter and Future of Journalism
Greg Mitchell / The Nation: The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog — Special Weekend Edition!
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Minnesota News Council closes after 41 years
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: WikiLeaks - the next generation
Adam L. Penenberg / Washington Post:
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange: ‘Anarchist,’ ‘agitator,’ ‘arrogant’ and a journalist — The State Department called Julian Assange, the founder of the stateless anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks, “an anarchist.” Sarah Palin taunted him as “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.”
Discussion: Gawker, The Firewall, The Huffington Post and SlashGear
Adrian Chen / Gawker: New Wikileaks Competitor Gets Leaked
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall: WikiLeaks Exposes New Egypt Docs Amid Protests. Will Anyone There See Them?
Robert Evans / SlashGear: The Next Generation of Leak Sites: 5 Wikileaks Descendants
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
TV Crews Struggle in Egyptian Chaos — Television crews in Cairo fought to stay on the air on Friday as protests enveloped major cities in Egypt. — Egyptian authorities adopted various tactics to halt live broadcasts from the capital city, but for the most part networks like CNN and NBC were able to send signals out.
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Al Jazeera English shines as communications cut in Egypt
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Why Al-Jazeera Owns Internet TV's Egypt Coverage
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: TV crews in Cairo fight to stay on the air
George Winslow / Broadcasting & Cable: Social Media Rocks Egyptian Protest Coverage
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: World Media Watches as Egypt Explodes
George Winslow / Multichannel: Social Media Rocks Egyptian Protest Coverage
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
NYT interviews Egyptian blogger via Skype
NYT interviews Egyptian blogger via Skype
Colby Hall / Mediaite: President Obama Tells Egyptian President Mubarak: ‘Give Meaning To Your Words’
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Egyptian Government Blocks Foreign Internet Contact, Social Media
Robert Mackey / The Lede: Interview With an Egyptian Blogger
Jeff Sonstein / @jeffsonstein: WTF @CNN - why are you running an interview w Kardashian sisters while world-shaking events are unfolding in #Egypt & other countries?
Scott Rosenblum / NYConvergence.com: NY Times Conducts Skype Interview With Egyptian Blogger Before Internet Goes Out
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Spotify Close to a Deal With EMI — Spotify, a digital music service that has been popular in Europe but met roadblocks in its plans to enter the American market, is inching closer to its goal. A week after it signed an arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment for distribution in the United States …
Discussion: Globe and Mail
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Spotify exec eyes Apple with suspicion — Do Spotify executives believe Apple had anything to do with their company's inability to make the leap to the United States? — An interview given at the start of this week by Faisal Galaria, Spotify's chief of global business development, sure gave that impression.
Discussion: GigaOM, more at Techmeme »
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Spotify Runs Up Against Apple in U.S. Expansion Attempts
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
MoJo's Egypt explainer: future-of-context ideas in action — This week's unrest in Egypt brings new relevance to an old question: How do you cover an event about which most of your readers have little or no background knowledge? — Mother Jones has found one good way to do that.
Discussion: Give Peace A Chance, Daily Kos and Mediaite
Barbara Morrill / Daily Kos: Clinton: ‘We support the universal human rights of the Egyptian people’
Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb:
Al Jazeera Releases Egypt Coverage Under Creative Commons (UPDATED) — Qatar-based news service Al Jazeera has a long relationship with Creative Commons licensing. Now, for its coverage of the Egyptian uprising, it has released photographs via Flickr and video on a CC license.
Discussion: VentureBeat, ShortFormBlog and Epicenter, more at Techmeme »
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Egypt's internet shutdown sparks a communications battle
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
NPR probe of Juan Williams firing questions Ellen Weiss's management style — When Vivian Schiller became NPR's chief executive in early 2009, she knew enough to know that she didn't know very much about producing radio news. For that, Schiller, who formerly headed the New York Times' cable …
Discussion: Poynter, Gawker and On Media's Blog
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Inside NPR, news chief's sudden departure caused mixed reactions
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Did NPR Blame the Wrong Person for the Juan Williams Fiasco?
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Weiss ousted for more than Williams firing
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
Aaron Sorkin's Cable News Drama Is A Go At HBO With Pilot Order, Scott Rudin Producing — EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Sorkin long-gestating drama set behind the scenes of a nightly cable news show is becoming a reality. HBO has closed a deal for a pilot order to the project, which reunites …
Discussion: From Inside the Box, AintItCool and On Media's Blog
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Zucker-Katie redux — Former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker, expected to set up shop Monday on Park Avenue, is already lining up his next gig — he's talking about starting a syndicated talk show featuring CBS News anchor Katie Couric, according to three separate sources.
Discussion: Gawker, Company Town, rbr.com, MediaPost, TVWeek.com, TVNewser, Chickaboomer and New York Magazine
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Jeff Zucker and Katie Couric May Form Castaway Coalition
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: Katie Couric: New Queen Of Talk Shows?
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: Katie Couric as the New Oprah? Outgoing NBC Boss Zucker Ready to Make It Happen
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Katie Couric Eyeing Talk Show With Jeff Zucker?
Rachel Rose Hartman / Yahoo! News:
Biden thinks The Onion's spoofs of him are ‘hilarious’ — A mock photo of Vice President Joe Biden washing a Trans-Am shirtless. Strange? Distasteful? Crossing the line? — Not so, Biden says. — “I think it's hilarious,” Biden told Yahoo! in a wide-ranging interview Thursday.
Discussion: Poynter, The Atlantic Wire, The Wire, Mediaite, Political Punch, Gawker, Indecision Forever, Washington Post and TPMDC
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Biden: Onion spoofs on me are ‘hilarious’
Joseph Alexiou / The Wire: Naturally, Joe Biden Loves It When The Onion Makes Fun of Him
Jim Newell / Gawker: Joe Biden Loves Being Humiliated in ‘The Onion’
Dennis DiClaudio / Indecision Forever: Joe Biden “Flattered” by The Onion's Unflattering Portrayal of Him
Matt DeLong / Washington Post: Joe Biden: Onion spoof is ‘hilarious’
Jillian Rayfield / TPMDC: Biden: The Onion Parodies Of Me Are ‘Hilarious’ (VIDEO)
MediaShift Idea Lab:
How WNYC Used Texts from Citizens To Map Snowstorm — The radio station WNYC is creating on-air and online stories using two things that are very familiar to people in the Northeastern United States: mobile phones and snow. — A snowstorm over the holidays was the heaviest December snowfall in six decades.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: WNYC radio and citizen journalism - snowstorm reporting
How Hulu Lost Its Place In a Netflix World — Hulu is a terrific service. Who could argue with free, current episodes of primetime TV on your computer? But for months now, Netflix has been eating Hulu's lunch. And Hulu's plan to fight back sounds more like a swan song.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: TV Everywhere Is Hulu's Best Chance for Survival
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: Hulu Ponders Pay TV Model as NBC Pulls Back; Where Does That Leave Comcast?
Mike Shields / Mediaweek: Report: Hulu Planning Major Biz Model Shift?
Will Richmond / VideoNuze: Hulu's Saga Continues
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
NBC News Digital Chief: Video News Consumption is Bigger Than Ever — Powered by a “billion” cameras, coupled with new devices for viewing, more consumers are watching video news than ever before, says Mark Lukasiewicz, NBC News VP for Specials and Digital.
Discussion: msnbc.com, WebNewser and Josh Braun's Blog
David Cohen / WebNewser: NBC News Turns to User-Generated Video Content
Josh Braun / Josh Braun's Blog: Beet.TV Interviews NBC News' Digital VP
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Would you ‘like’ (or dislike) a TV commercial? — You're liking lots of stuff on Facebook, why not “like” a commercial you see on TV? Google TV executive Mark Piesanen threw out that idea at the NATPE conference this week, explaining that technology under development by Canoe Ventures could power it.
New York Post:
Mag sale Lag-arderes — The Lagardére sale of all its ti tles outside of France to the Hearst Corp. for nearly $1 billion is going to drag on even longer than expected. — On Monday, the Paris-based media giant is expected to announce that the deal won't be finalized until the third quarter of this year.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and New York Magazine
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
From Suicide Bombs to ‘Rahmageddon’: A Day in the Life of the Homepage — News moves fast in 2011, almost as fast as the websites that cover it. What it also reveals is that not all digital media is equal. — TheWrap spent one mind-numbing day on Jan. 24 looking at the world's …