Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Discussion: Daring Fireball, Mixed Media, Associated Press, Technologizer, Gizmodo, @chanders and Euri.ca Blog, more at Techmeme »
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: A Rule of Thumb: Pricing Should Be Simple
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Gaming the NY Times Paywall in the Name of Journalism
Michael Oliveira / Associated Press: New York Times uses Canada as guinea pig in rolling out digital subscriptions
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Tear Down That Paywall! — The New York Times is currently testing …
Davey Alba / Gizmodo: Get Around NYT's 20 Article Paywall with One Click
@chanders: Welcome, New York Times, to the world of tinkering geeks http://bit.ly/ecif0R. Meet DeCSS. http://bit.ly/giZmlc
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
NYTimes Paywall Limit To Extend Beyond Google To “All Major Search Engines” — more info (via: Wylio)When the details of the New York Times paywall/fence were announced on Thursday, Times PR representatives told press that it would be placing a five article a day limit on Google referrals, and only Google referrals.
Discussion: MediaMemo, @dannysullivan, Search Engine Land, MediaNama, @dannysullivan, @pkafka and Techdirt
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: The New York Times Paywall Gets a Little Firmer: Bing's All-You-Can-Eat Exemption Goes Away
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: can we agree? it's not an NYT paywall, it's an idiotwall. designed by idiots to get money from idiots, the idioci. Prob will work a bit, too
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: The Leaky New York Times Paywall & How “Google Limits” Led To “Search Engine Limits”
Anupam Saxena / MediaNama: The New York Times Paywall Gets Breached
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: in short, the NYT continues to paint itself into a absurd paywall corner. really, $30 million for this mess?
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: But do remember the Google/Bing search limit at NYT wall is 5x a day. 150 stories a month, on top of 20 “free” stories. http://bit.ly/hYePO3
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Nine Questions as the NYT's Pay Fence Gets Ready to Go Global — We'll undoubtedly look back at great Pay Wars offensive of 2011 with great laughter. We'll likely be gloriously right or wrong about news media's ability to charge for digital access. — There's little laughter now.
Discussion: The Wire
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: NYT Looked At Weight Watchers And iTunes As Models For New Paywall System
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
All Blog Links To The New York Times Will Be Freebies. This Could Get Ugly.
All Blog Links To The New York Times Will Be Freebies. This Could Get Ugly.
Discussion: THE DRUM, Seeking Alpha, ReveNews, The Atlantic Wire and New York Times
Barry Silverstein / ReveNews: Times Paywall: Survival of the Fittest?
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times: Times's Online Pay Model Was Years in the Making
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note: The NY Times: Un-Free At Last!
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Freed Times Journalists Give Account of Captivity — The Libyan government freed four New York Times journalists on 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 …
Discussion: Committee to Protect …, Yahoo! News, Gawker, LA Observed, Guardian, Press Gazette, On Media's Blog, @pauldebendern, Associated Press, @nytkeller, @nytkeller, Journalism.co.uk, Prof Chris Daly's Blog, New York Magazine, Poynter, Politics Daily, Big News Network.com, Vanity Fair, Sky News, The Wire, The Huffington Post, Free Press, Libya February 17th and Agence France Presse
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: NYT editor on journalists' release: ‘moment of celebration’
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Freed NYT staffers were roughed up while in Libyan hands
PA Mediapoint / Press Gazette: Libya: One British journalist missing, two held
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: Journalists recount tense days in Libya
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
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
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Libyan government releases New York Times journalists
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: REPORT: 4 Missing New York Times Journalists Have Been Freed In Libya
New York Times:
A Dangerous Pursuit — In a world where most people consume their news safely, perhaps in a comfortable chair on some electronic device, it is worth remembering how dangerous news-gathering has become. Monday's release of four New York Times staff members in Libya was a powerful reminder …
Discussion: Press Gazette and New York Magazine
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette: New York Times four are released by Libyan authorities
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Libya Releases Four Detained Times Journalists
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
If You Love Something, Set It Sort-Of Free: Condé Nast Mulling Reddit Spin-Off — Condé Nast, which bought Reddit five years ago, is considering spinning out the social news site. — The publisher would continue to own the site, but it's talking to investors about selling a stake.
Discussion: CNET News and The Next Web
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: Conde Nast mulling Reddit spinoff
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Reddit might be (mostly) released from Condé Nast
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Why Media Companies Will Feel the Pinch if AT&T and T-Mobile Seal the Deal — Over Time, Merged Telecom Will Lower Spending, but Ad Battle With Verizon, Sprint Could Be Boon for Marketplace — When the No. 3 U.S. ad spender, AT&T, makes a bid to acquire a marketer that spends $500 million-plus domestically …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Media Money …
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Warning Shots? Glenn Beck To Poach Fox News Bigwig, Suggesting Big Plans — It would be fair to say that the relationship between Fox News and Glenn Beck is being...tested. A recent NY Times column that suggested that Fox News was considering life without its controversial star has led …
Discussion: Deadline.com, The Huffington Post, TVNewser, The Atlantic Wire, Inside Cable News and The Wire
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com: Glenn Beck's Exec Expected To Leave Fox News
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Joel Cheatwood expected to leave Fox News, join Glenn Beck's Mercury Radio Arts
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 …
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Some More Bad News For Copyright-Enforcer Righthaven — Righthaven, a company that has garnered controversy by suing 250 different blogs and websites over newspaper copyrights, has lost its second case. The company lost a lawsuit on Friday in a ruling that, if upheld on appeal …
Discussion: PlagiarismToday, Techdirt and TeleRead
Jonathan Bailey / PlagiarismToday: 3 Count: Unfairly Used
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Hyperlocal News Source EveryBlock Relaunches As Community Site — EveryBlock, a hyperlocal news site acquired by msnbc.com in August 2009, unveiled a new version Monday designed to encourage conversation and collaboration among neighbors. — “We're shifting from a one-way newsfeed …
Discussion: The EveryBlock Blog, Lost Remote, Poynter and Future of Journalism
Adrian Holovaty / The EveryBlock Blog: EveryBlock's first major redesign
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: EveryBlock.com relaunches as community site
Steve Myers / Poynter: Live Chat Tuesday: Adrian Holovaty discusses EveryBlock's new focus on community discussion
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Kadafi, Gaddafi, Qaddafi: In The Age Of Search, News Publications Still Struggle With Libya Leader's Name — A decades-old dispute involving Libya remains unresolved. How do news organizations spell the name of Libya's leader, Muammar Gaddafi? The exact spelling has a bigger impact these days, where people search for news.
Robinsloan / Twitter Media:
The #TrumpRoast record — Last week, Comedy Central scored two records: — First, it had the highest-rated Tuesday night in its history, driven by the Roast of Donald Trump. — Second, the roast featured the single deepest integration of a Twitter hashtag on air—ever.
Lauren A. E. Schuker / Wall Street Journal:
Tiny Channel's Big Gamble — For one struggling cable channel, the controversial miniseries “The Kennedys” is a high-stakes bet to put itself on the map—a playbook that's increasingly common among fledging cable networks. — In February, the low-rated network ReelzChannel bought …
Discussion: Speakeasy and New York Observer
Lauren A.E. Schuker / Speakeasy: ‘The Kennedys’: A User's Guide
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Morning Links: At the Salad Bar With Nate Silver
Ethan Klapper / mediabistro.com:
Meet ‘Producer Matthew’ Keys: Aggregation Journalist — Uprising in Egypt. Earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Missile strikes in Libya. — Major news has broken in every corner of the world during the past few weeks. In that time, Matthew Keys has proven himself to be a must follow for the latest from these hot spots.
Ben Smith / @benpolitico:
Some media news: @ariannahuff just mentioned she'd hired libertarian investigative reporter @radleybalko
Ben LaMothe / 10,000 Words:
Why Newspapers Need Community Managers — The term “community manager” has been around for a while. However with the growth of social media in business, it's turned into more of a buzz term. Do a search online for “Community Manager Job” and you'll get hundreds, if not thousands, of results.
Nate Hoffelder / eBookNewser: The Daily: Indexed Blog Will Continue
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Foreign journalists used as human shields outside Gadhafi compound? — As Western forces wage a unified attack on key targets of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, the international community remains concerned that the unhinged strongman may put civilians in harm's way as a defense mechanism.
Discussion: Fox News, FishbowlNY, The Huffington Post and Inside Cable News
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY: Foreign Journalists Reportedly Being Used As Human Shields By Pro-Qaddafi Forces
The Huffington Post: CNN Correspondent TEARS Into Fox News For Saying Libyans Used Him As Human Shield
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, MediaPost, The Wire and Canadian Magazines
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: Disney To Launch Kids' Mags
Caroline Shin / The Wire: Disney To Launch Children's Magazines In A Tough U.S. Market