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.
Discussion: Lost Remote, Multichannel, Broadcasting & Cable, Poynter, The Huffington Post, GigaOM, Josh Braun's Blog and Wilshire & Washington
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Al Jazeera English shines as communications cut in Egypt
George Winslow / Multichannel: Social Media Rocks Egyptian Protest Coverage
George Winslow / Broadcasting & Cable: Social Media Rocks Egyptian Protest Coverage
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: TV crews in Cairo fight to stay on the air
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Why Al-Jazeera Owns Internet TV's Egypt Coverage
New York Times:
Seizing a Moment, Al Jazeera Galvanizes Arab Frustration — By ROBERT F. WORTH and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK — The protests rocking the Arab world this week have one thread uniting them: Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based satellite channel whose aggressive coverage has helped propel insurgent emotions from one capital to the next.
Discussion: Associated Press, CNN, Committee to Protect …, BBC, Salon, The Wire, The Atlantic Online, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Aljazeera, Guardian, Poynter, New York Times, The Huffington Post, Renesys Blog, The Wrap, zunguzungu, The Huffington Post, ReadWriteWeb, The Atlantic Online, @brianstelter, Yahoo! News, The Corsair, Wonkette, ShortFormBlog, On Media's Blog, @jeffsonstein, New York Magazine and msnbc.com, more at Techmeme »
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: 'In many ways, it is Al Jazeera's moment'
James Cowie / Renesys Blog: Egypt Leaves the Internet
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: White House to Egypt: ‘Turn on Social Networking and Internet’
Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb: Complete Internet Blackout in Egypt
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Today marks the heaviest-trafficked day ever to Al Jaz English's live Web stream, @mohamed says. 200x its normal traffic.
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Journalists cover Egypt protests despite Internet shutdown, police harassment
Jack Stuef / Wonkette: Obama: Anti-Dictator Demonstrators Should Stand Down
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Al Jazeera's role
Jeff Sonstein / @jeffsonstein: WTF @CNN - why are you running an interview w Kardashian sisters while world-shaking events are unfolding in #Egypt & other countries?
Petra Cahill / msnbc.com: Watching Egypt's protests
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
NYT interviews Egyptian blogger via Skype — It looks like much of Egypt is without internet access at this hour, but earlier the NY Times interviewed Gigi Ibrahim (@Gsquare86), an Egyptian blogger and activist, who's been sending out a steady stream of tweets from Cairo. And they did it via Skype:
Discussion: Multichannel, Mediaite, Broadcasting & Cable, The Lede and NYConvergence.com
Colby Hall / Mediaite: White House: ‘Egyptian Govt. Needs To Turn The Internet And Social Media Back On’
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Egyptian Government Blocks Foreign Internet Contact, Social Media
Robert Mackey / The Lede: Interview With an Egyptian Blogger
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.
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, TVNewser, MediaPost, TVWeek.com, rbr.com, Company Town, 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?
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, On Media's Blog and Gawker
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Inside NPR, news chief's sudden departure caused mixed reactions
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Weiss ousted for more than Williams firing
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Did NPR Blame the Wrong Person for the Juan Williams Fiasco?
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 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
Mark Hosenball / Reuters: Exclusive: The Next Generation of WikiLeaks
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
New York Times, ProPublica explain how e-books help monetize old news, grow audience — New e-books from The New York Times and ProPublica highlight the potential for journalists to find new audiences, and possibly new revenue, for long-form reporting. — The two e-books launched this week …
Discussion: Epicenter and bookforum.com
Charlie Sorrel / Epicenter: Amazon Launches Kindle Singles, Saves Long-Form Journalism
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: On Media's Blog and The Wrap
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Sorkin, HBO close deal for cable news drama pilot
Joshua L. Weinstein / The Wrap: HBO Picks Up Scott Rudin and Aaron Sorkin's Drama Pilot
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
Brett Pulley / Bloomberg:
New York Times Fixes Paywall Glitches to Balance Free vs Paid — New York Times Co. has been working to fix about 200 glitches in the technology for charging online readers of its namesake newspaper, just weeks before the project is scheduled to debut, said a person familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Poynter and Talking Biz News
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: NYT works to fix hundreds of paywall technology glitches
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: NYT names new Sunday biz editor
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.
Barbara Morrill / Daily Kos: Clinton: ‘We support the universal human rights of the Egyptian people’
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.
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 …
Brad Stone / Business Week:
Larry Page's Google 3.0 — The company co-founder and his star deputies are trying to root out bureaucracy and rediscover the nimble moves of youth — Every Monday afternoon at the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif., more than a dozen of Google's (GOOG) top executives gather in the company's boardroom.
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: A Bad Sign for Google
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo Australia: The View Atop The Googleplex: Growing Pains, Google Music, Nerd Fights
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: How Google and Apple turned from love to hate?
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: What If Google Is Just a One-Trick Pony?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: The root of the spat between Google and Apple...
Joseph Berger / New York Times:
Near City's Old Newspaper Row, the Media Are Returning — In the late 19th century, a cluster of buildings along or near Park Row, close to those busy news engines, City Hall and the city's courts, housed almost every daily newspaper in town — The Herald, The Sun, The Tribune, The World, The Journal and The Times.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and MediaPost
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Times Says Lower Manhattan a New York Media Hotspot