Al Jazeera camera equipment seized — Camera equipment remains seized after release of six Al Jazeera jounralist who were briefly detained in Cairo. — Six Al Jazeera English journalists, who were briefly detained in Egypt, have been released, however; their camera equipment remains confiscated by the military.
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Egypt Clamps Down on Al Jazeera
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Al Jazeera English Leads Egypt Coverage, But Most Americans Still Can't Watch It
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Six Al Jazeera English journalists arrested in Egypt
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Some Ways That the Egyptian Revolution Could Still Die
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Al Jazeera calls for bloggers to spread Egypt news
Alexandra Sandels / Free Press: Egyptian Authorities Detain Reporters, Confiscate Equipment
Dan Nolan / @nolanjazeera: We're okay, they held us for 3 hours, we've been released, took cameras, laptops and phones #Egypt #Jan25
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Al Jazeera English reporters detained
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Al-Jazeera journalists arrested in Egypt
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: Egypt: 6 Al Jazeera reporters arrested by military, then released (updated)
Ayman Mohyeldin / @aymanm: #aje crew released but equipment confiscated #egypt #jan25 (via phone)
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Nick Kristof turns to Facebook to report from Egypt — Yesterday afternoon, New York Times columnist Nick Kristof added an update to his Facebook page: … Five hours ago, he added another update: … He's since added two more updates to the page, describing the “giddy” mood at Tahrir Square …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Yahoo! News, Journalism.co.uk and Aljazeera
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: We're Now Watching The “You” News Network
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk: Al-Jazeera calls for help from bloggers and citizens after being shut down
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Cable companies: Add Al Jazeera English *now* — What the Gulf War was to CNN, the people's revolutions of the Middle East are to Al Jazeera English. But in the U.S., in a sad vestige of the era of Freedom Fries, hardly anyone can watch the channel on cable TV. — Cable companies: Add Al Jazeera English NOW!
Jon Bershad / Mediaite: Limbaugh Asks What “Pharaoh Obama” Was Doing At A Party While Egypt's In Turmoil
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Al Jazeera's Website Has Seen A 2500% Increase In Traffic …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Al-Jazeera Traffic Skyrockets Due to Egyptian Unrest
Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review: Is social media Gutenberg or Guttenberg? It's actually both
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Center for Public Integrity, NewsBeast sign content deal — Romenesko Misc. — Under the agreement, Newsweek/Daily Beast will pay the Center for Public Integrity for exclusive stories. It's the Center's first pay-for-content deal in more than two decades, says a release.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and @mathewi
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: @NiemanLab It's happening with investigative http://bit.ly/dIkB1k Imagine a non-profit explainer unit that contracts with news companies.
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: the future of journalism? RT @simonowens: Newsweek/Daily Beast will pay journalism nonprofit for exclusive access: http://bit.ly/hXjQfm
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Newsweek and Daily Beast Hire Two More — Tina Brown's Newsweek-Daily Beast hybrid continues to add to its roster of writers as it prepares to start a completely reconfigured magazine this year. — Wayne Barrett, a former Village Voice investigative reporter, and Peter J. Boyer …
Discussion: Poynter, Gawker, LA Observed, On Media's Blog, MediaPost, FishbowlNY and The Empire
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Tina Brown signs New Yorker's Boyer, ex-Voice reporter Barrett
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Tina Brown Can Still Have Any Writer She Wants
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Morning Buzz: Monday 1.31.11
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Barrett, Boyer to NewsBeast
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Tina Brown Adds Peter Boyer and Wayne Barrett
Azi Paybarah / The Empire: Barrett to Daily Beast, Robbins aims at the rich
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
NewsBeast and CPI: A mutualization made in heaven — Newsweek/The Daily Beast — the entity most of us know as NewsBeast — announced earlier today that it's struck a deal with the Center for Public Integrity: It's paying CPI for exclusive investigative stories.
Evan Rudowski / paidContent:UK:
A News Corp. Digital History Lesson For The Daily — Evan Rudowski is co-founder of SubHub, a paid content platform. He was previously an online manager at Newsday and business development director at News Corp.'s iGuide. — As I watch the coverage of Rupert Murdoch's upcoming iPad publication …
Julian Assange, The Man Behind WikiLeaks — Talks To Steve Kroft About The U.S. Attempt To Indict Him And The Criticism Aimed At Him For Publishing Classified Documents — (CBS) Just a few months ago, most people had never heard of a Web site called WikiLeaks, or of its mysterious and eccentric founder, Julian Assange.
Discussion: The Awl, The Firewall, The Wire, Fast Company, The Nation, TechCrunch, kateoplis and New York Times, more at Techmeme »
Maria Bustillos / The Awl: Julian Assange on ‘60 Minutes’
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall: Poll: Two In Five Americans Still Don't Know What WikiLeaks Is
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Julian Assange Nailed His 60 Minutes Interview Last Night
Greg Mitchell / The Nation: THE WIKILEAKS NEWS & VIEW BLOG for Monday, Day 65
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: WikiLeaks Founder Assange Tells 60 Minutes: “Our Values Are Those …
Bill Keller / New York Times: Dealing With Assange and the WikiLeaks Secrets
Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
WikiLeaks: The Guardian's role in the biggest leak in the history of the world
WikiLeaks: The Guardian's role in the biggest leak in the history of the world
Discussion: On Media's Blog, Media News International and TechCrunch, via:sdkstl
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Assange: ‘We are free press activists’
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Exclusive: Ex-Gawker Guy Snyder to Head Atlantic Wire, New Manhattan Staff — Former Gawker editor-in-chief Gabriel Snyder has been tapped to run The Atlantic Wire and build up a news aggregation staff in New York, as the 154-year-old magazine continues to carve out a home on the web.
Discussion: Poynter, On Media's Blog, The Wrap, Mediaite, @gabrielsnyder, Yahoo! News, @annaholmes, FishbowlNY and @nicksumm
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Ex-Gawker editor Snyder tapped to run The Atlantic Wire
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Former Gawker editor to lead The Atlatic Wire
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Ex-Newsweek, Gawker Editor Heads to the Atlantic
Gabriel Snyder / @gabrielsnyder: Yep, I have a new job: I am thrilled to be joining The Atlantic Wire as editor.
Anna Holmes / @annaholmes: Congrats to @gabrielsnyder on the new gig! @TheAtlantic is very lucky to have him; he's a major talent.
Brad Wellen / FishbowlNY: Gabriel Snyder To Run The Atlantic Wire
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why I was wrong about Quora as a blogging service ... I must apologize to Dave Winer. He warned me about supporting services that aren't the open web and I wasn't willing to listen to him a month ago, because I was infatuated with a cool new service that lots of insiders were supporting.
Discussion: TechCrunch, The Quora Review, broadstuff, parislemon and TeleRead, more at Techmeme »
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Quora Is Really About A Better Wikipedia, Not Robert Scoble's Hopes & Dreams
Dan Kaplan / The Quora Review: Sorry, Scoble, Quora is not your playground
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Quora! Quora! Quora! or the Scoble Stress Test
Benjamin Wallace / New York Magazine:
The Geek-Kings of Smut — After once being the best thing that ever happened to porn, the Internet is now wreaking havoc: destroying some fortunes, making bigger ones, and serving as a stimulus plan, in more ways than one. — For one brief moment here at the 2011 Adult Video Awards in Las Vegas …
Discussion: SAI and @iwantmedia
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: KIT digital Acquires KickApps, Kewego AND Kyte For $77.2 Million — TechCrunch exclusive - If you'd never heard about KIT digital before, you will after today. — The provider of cloud-based video asset management solutions has acquired not one, not two but three social software and video companies.
Discussion: KIT digital, Online Video News, paidContent, Broadcasting & Cable, MediaMemo, @rafat, GigaOM, VideoNuze and NYConvergence.com, more at Techmeme »
Alex Blum / KIT digital — Investor Overview: KIT digital Acquires KickApps, Kewego and Kyte, Signaling Era …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: KIT Digital Buys Trio Of Firms, Including KickApps And Kewego
George Winslow / Broadcasting & Cable: KIT digital Acquires KickApps, Kewego and Kyte
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Roll 'Em Up! Video Back-End Company KIT Digital Buys KickApps, Kyte, Kewego
Rafat Ali / @rafat: Not a good exit for KickApps in sale to KIT, v little cash. Flashes of Ning bust in the whole category. http://cnt.to/nre
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: KIT Digital's Shopping Spree Continues
Will Richmond / VideoNuze: KIT Digital's Deals Signal “Race to Scale” is Well Underway
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Independent's i ‘has hit 170,000 sales’ — Publisher says circulation of cut-price daily is ‘continuing to climb’ as multimillion-pound campaign kicks in — Circulation of the Independent's 20p spin-off i hit an average of more than 170,000 a day last week, according to the first sales figures revealed by the publisher.
Douglas Quenqua / Media Decoder:
A Phish Fan's Secret Smile — CNBC may not have known it, but last week, the financial news network ran one of the greatest Phish shows in recent memory. — The band itself was nowhere to be seen. But Dan Greenhaus, chief economic strategist at Miller Tabak & Company and an occasional commentator …
John Herrman / Splitsider:
Why Nielsen Ratings Are Inaccurate, and Why They'll Stay That Way — It's easy to understand why people are ambivalent, or even hostile, toward ratings. The thinking goes something like this: — 1. People love the shows that they love, a lot — 2. Some of these shows get canceled “too soon”
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Director: NYT film has A- average rating from critics — Some critics at Sundance complained about “Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times” lacking focus, but director Andrew Rossi tells Romenesko that others have raved about the documentary. “The movie now has an ‘A-’ average rating based …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
IntoNow Can Hear What You're Watching On TV. The Media Check-In Game Just Changed. — “The problem was that no one wanted to type in the bar they were at,” Adam Cahan told us when we met with him last week to see his latest venture, IntoNow. He wasn't talking about his startup.
Discussion: Lost Remote, The Next Web, ReadWriteWeb, NetworkEffect, VentureBeat, Mashable! and GigaOM, more at Techmeme »
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: IntoNow redefines TV check-ins by listening to audio
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: SoundPrint Wants to Be the GPS of Internet TV
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: With IntoNow, is social TV ready for the masses?
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Extraordinary iPhone App Identifies 2.6 Million TV Shows by “Listening”
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: IntoNow: A Social TV App That Knows What You're Watching
Eric Pfanner / DealBook:
Hearst to Buy Lagardere's Magazine Unit for $889 Million — Lagardère, the French media conglomerate, said on Monday that it had agreed to sell its international magazine business, including titles like Car and Driver and non-French editions of Elle, to the American publishing company Hearst for 651 million euros.
Discussion: The Wrap, The Fix, MinOnline, Press Gazette, Folio, Media News International, Gawker, DealBook and Fashionista
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Hearst Agrees to Buy Elle Publisher for $893 Million
Ashley Baker / The Fix: Lagardère Sells International Magazine Business to Hearst …
John Smith / Media News International: Hearst makes binding cash offer to Lagardère's international …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Hearst Buys 102 Magazines (And the World?)
Eric Pfanner / DealBook: Hearst to Buy Lagardère's Magazine Unit for $889 Million
Lauren Sherman / Fashionista: Hearst Buys Elle and a Bunch of Other Magazines For $889 Million
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Political Blogs Are Ready to Flood Campaign Trail — MANCHESTER, N.H. — Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor who is flirting with a bid for president, has none of the usual campaign accoutrements. No tour bus, campaign manager or yard signs. Few Americans, in fact, even know his name.
Discussion: CJR, Yahoo! News, FishbowlDC, Cision and Crikey
Joel Meares / CJR: Politico Kicks Off 2012
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: TPM's beefing up D.C. bureau; hires Daily Beast's Sarlin
Alec Jacobs / FishbowlDC: NYT Madly in Love With Politico
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
iPad Mags Need A New Blueprint — Ever since the iPad came out, print media companies have been feeling their way in this new medium, but so far they've just been stumbling over themselves. — They are latching onto the iPad as a new walled garden where people will somehow magically pay …
Discussion: TeleRead and Canadian Magazines
a TeleRead / TeleRead: Magazines need a digital format before they get a new blueprint?, by Adam Hodgkin
Niel / Explainer.Net:
Explain yourself: George Lakoff, cognitive linguist — As part of our research on explanatory journalism, we're interviewing experts in fields outside journalism about their approaches to explaining complex systems to non-specialtists. — Our first expert is cognitive linguist George Lakoff …
Alexandra Topping / Guardian:
Music industry struggles to make digital leap of faith — Major labels embraced streaming at Midem in Cannes last week, but some claim their moves are too little, too late — In the louche Martinez hotel bar in Cannes, a sharply dressed young man launched into a tirade against the music industry convention he was attending.
Discussion: Telegraph, 9 to 5 Mac and hypebot
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Spotify delayed again in the US
Kyle Bylin / hypebot: Record Label Rule Book Gets Startups No Where
David Card / GigaOM:
Demand Media: Search Spam or the Future of Content? — Demand Media may have announced a successful IPO, but that didn't quite dispel the air of controversy surrounding the company. After all, Demand has never been profitable as a business. The company and its content farm brethren …
Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
News of the World: a year of Andy Coulson's editorship in data. Visualised | Alan Rusbridger — Andy Coulson's editorship of the News of the World examined in a year of celebrity stories. By Alan Rusbridger — • Get the data — A mole has sent in this data …
Elizabeth Jensen / Media Decoder:
PBS Show's Future in Doubt — When the PBS newsmagazine “Need to Know” started last May it had big shoes to fill, replacing “Bill Moyers Journal” and “Now on PBS.” But even as angry e-mails from disappointed viewers have subsided, the producers acknowledge that the show remains a work in progress …
Discussion: Poynter, TVNewser and Free Press
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: PBS hasn't decided whether to renew ‘Need to Know’
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: PBS ‘Need to Know’ Wants to Know About Its Future
Elizabeth Jensen / Free Press: PBS Show's Future in Doubt
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Pay Walls Crumble — The New York Times is ignoring the deep flaws in its online business model, say industry observers, blowing a chance to transform online publishing by instead opting to earn a few quick bucks. — Based on the details that have emerged, the Time's meek metered approach …
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
‘Modern Family’ Overexposed Online? ABC Exec Disagrees — When Turner Broadcasting CEO Phil Kent suggested earlier this month that the syndication-market value of the ABC (NYSE: DIS) comedy Modern Family was diluted by overexposure online, nary a peep came in response from the broadcast network.
Discussion: Lost Remote
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: ABC to relaunch iPad app with TV sync
Davidw / Joho the Blog:
We are the medium — I know many others have made this point, but I think it's worth saying again: We are the medium. — I don't mean this in the sense that we are the new news media, as when Dan Gillmor talks about “We the Media.” I cherish Dan's work (read his latest: Mediactive) …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
AOL Europe Acquires Branded Video Network goviral For $96.7 Million — AOL Europe has lead an acquision of video distribution network Goviral today, to the tune of $96.7 million. Goviral distributes branded video content for mainstream brands, as well as content producers and advertising agencies.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Another reverse for the fake sheikh as victim's conviction is quashed — The News of the World phone-hacking scandal has been something of a boon for the paper's investigations editor Mazher Mahmood. It has diverted press attention from his fake sheikh activities.
Sienna Miller Hack Attack May ‘Poison’ News Corp.'s BSkyB Deal — Sienna Miller's phone-hacking claims against Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid threaten to tarnish News Corp.'s reputation just as it seeks government approval for the purchase of British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc.