Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Times's Online Pay Model Was Years in the Making — The discussions played out over most of 2009 amid the hum of the third floor newsroom and in the executive suites high above Times Square, consuming what seemed like countless meetings and consultants' recommendations.
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: NYTimes.com goal: 300,000 paying customers
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: All Blog Links To The New York Times Will Be Freebies. This Could Get Ugly.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Debate over NYT pay model ‘had long split the newsroom’
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Canadians Love The New York Times, Hate Money
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: NYT Looked At Weight Watchers And iTunes As Models For New Paywall System
Profdaly / Prof Chris Daly's Blog: NY Times pay wall
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note: The NY Times: Un-Free At Last!
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: What's the Fair Price for an Online Newspaper?
Brad Norington / TheAustralian: NYT opts for holes in online paywall
Steve Buttry / @stevebuttry: .@Brizzyc What @yelvington & @carr2n both avoid: Resources Times spent on this plan could have produced something w/ more upside.
Brett Pulley / Business Week: Banking on a Paywall at The New York Times
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Classic journalistic self-absorption in NYT http://nyti.ms/fBdnrb /via @davewiner
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: How The NYT's Paywall Compares To Those Of Other Big Papers
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Paying for The Times at SXSW — On Thursday, I had lunch with a pal at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference, that annual crush of media and technology people that descends on the lovely town of Austin. When he offered to pay, I said, “You don't need to do that.” — “That's all right,” he said.
Discussion: Mixed Media, Big News Network.com, The Atlantic Online, FishbowlNY, Guardian and Soup
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Gaming the NY Times Paywall in the Name of Journalism
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online: Paying for Information — Carr, unsurprisingly, makes the case:
Peter Preston / Guardian: Paywall or no paywall, print is still what pays
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Biggest Flaw in NYT Pay Plan: It's Backward-Looking — I didn't get a chance to write about the launch of the New York Times subscription plan last week for a number of reasons (okay, I was on a beach) but I've since read most of what others have written about it, and the general consensus seems …
Discussion: Mediaite and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check, Thanks:mathewi
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Libya Releases Four Detained New York Times Journalists
Peter / Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check: The Biggest Flaw in NYT Pay Plan: It's Backward-Looking: Tech News and Analysis
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
NYTimes' “Fair” Prices
NYTimes' “Fair” Prices
New York Times:
Libya Releases 4 Times Journalists — TRIPOLI, Libya — The Libyan government released four detained New York Times journalists Monday, six days after they were captured while covering the conflict between government and rebel forces in the eastern city of Ajdabiya. They were released into the custody of Turkish diplomats.
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Libya releases N.Y. Times journalists
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: NYT editor on journalists' release: ‘moment of celebration’
Maureen Hoch / Online NewsHour: Gadhafi's Forces Are Top Target for Allied Strikes in Libya; Length of Military Effort Remains Unclear
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette: New York Times four are released by Libyan authorities
Profdaly / Prof Chris Daly's Blog: News about the news — It's a busy Monday for news about the news business.
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Libya Now Using Journalists As Human Shields
Paul de Bendern / @pauldebendern: Amazing my wife @lynseyaddario, tyler hicks, stephen farrell, anthony Shadid left libya, yes my wife is coming home. It's been dark days
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: REPORT: 4 Missing New York Times Journalists Have Been Freed In Libya
Agence France Presse:
Two AFP journalists missing in Libya since Friday
Two AFP journalists missing in Libya since Friday
Discussion: nppa.org, New York Observer, Press Gazette, Associated Press and On Media's Blog
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Morning Links: At the Salad Bar With Nate Silver
PA Mediapoint / Press Gazette: Libya: One British journalist missing, two held
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: Journalist killed, others missing in Libya
Ben Dowell / Guardian:
World Service to sign funding deal with US — Low six-figure investment will aim to help combat censorship of TV and internet services in countries including Iran and China — The BBC World Service is to receive a “significant” sum of money from the US government to help combat the blocking …
Discussion: Editors Weblog, New York Magazine and Media Network
Meghan Hartsell / Editors Weblog: Media links of the day — The Associated Press has announced …
Andy Sennitt / Media Network: BBCWS “to sign funding deal with US state department”
David Carr / New York Times:
The Evolving Mission of Google — Today's quiz: What company derives 96 percent of its revenue from advertising, has a video platform that is currently negotiating with the National Basketball Association, a movie studio and various celebrities, and is developing a subscription service …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Fortune and Noted
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Rush of Events Gives Foreign News a Top Priority — Propelled by revolution in the Middle East and radiation in Japan, television news coverage of foreign events this year is at the highest level since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 10 years ago, news executives in the United States say.
Discussion: TVNewser, Inside Cable News, Poynter and The Wire
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: NYTimes: Network Foreign Coverage ‘Extensive,’ But Not Without ‘Major Blind Spots’
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Journalists from NYT, Al-Jazeera remain in custody in Libya
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: 3 More Reporters Have Gone Missing In Libya
New York Observer:
Foster Kamer Named Senior Editor of ‘The New York Observer’ — Foster Kamer, currently the online news and features editor for Esquire, will join the staff of The New York Observer as a senior editor and Wall Street reporter. — Prior to Esquire, Mr. Kamer reported on media, culture …
Discussion: http://www.fosterkamer.com/ and FishbowlNY
Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“News media are targeted but audiences are not”: Herbert Gans on multiperspectival journalism — Herbert Gans, a professor emeritus in Sociology at Columbia University, wrote perhaps the seminal book about news organizations. In Deciding What's News: A Study of CBS Evening News …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Slip and slide: Newspaper industry increases production of scary charts — You may have come across the chart-making work of blogger Michael DeGusta last month, when he recrunched some numbers on the music business that illustrated that industry's financial decline.
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Groupon CEO: We Placed Too Much Trust in Agency for Super Bowl Ads — Andrew Mason Says Group-Buying Site ‘Turned Off Part of Its Brain’ When Working With CP&B in Aim to Be ‘Edgy’ — Talk about adding insult to injury. — As if CP&B's breakup last week with one of its biggest clients …
Discussion: SAI, AdFreak, The Consumerist, Pulse2 and Marketing Pilgrim, more at Techmeme »
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Groupon Fires The Ad Agency That Made Those Awful Super Bowl Ads
David Griner / AdFreak: Crispin's 15 best campaigns for Burger King
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Says They Put Too Much Trust In Ad Agency CP&B For Super Bowl Ads
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
A Glossy Take on Disney — LOS ANGELES — Ask executives at Disney Publishing to explain why they are trying to build a children's subscription magazine business in the United States, and the answer will involve marketplace analysis this and business model that.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Wire
Caroline Shin / The Wire: Disney To Launch Children's Magazines In A Tough U.S. Market
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
What's Killing NPR — It's not the conservative attacks. It's the network's complete lack of a strategy to save itself. In this week's Newsweek, Howard Kurtz describes how NPR reporters are pointing fingers at their own management. — Steve Inskeep, A veteran National Public Radio correspondent …
Discussion: The Daily
S. Robert Lichter / The Daily: Defunding public broadcasting may not be a political win for the right
David Kaplan / paidContent:
BIA/Kelsey: Local Online Ad Revenues Will Double By 2015 — Local online advertising is still considered a largely untapped market, but BIA/Kelsey expects that to change over the four years. The researcher is forecasting for local online ad revenues to reach $42.5 billion by 2015 …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and MediaPost
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: Local Digital Ad Revs To $42B By 2015
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Web Shows Get Ambitious — Tech, Media Companies Race to Create Video Hits That Look, Feel More Like TV — Technology and media companies are racing to create Internet-video hits closer to the scale of traditional TV, as consumers start to watch more video on Internet-connected televisions and tablet computers.