Philg / Philip Greenspun's Weblog:
How did the New York Times manage to spend $40 million on its pay wall? — Aside from wondering who will pay more than the cost of a Wall Street Journal subscription in order to subscribe to the New York Times, my biggest question right now is how the NY Times spent a reported $40-50 million writing the code …
Discussion: Jean-Baptiste Soufron and Techdirt
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Nisenholtz: Paywall part of New York Times strategy to ‘manage the link economy’ — The New York Times plans to implement its much-anticipated, much-debated paywall Monday at 2 p.m. ET. — Hours before, Martin Nisenholtz, the Times' senior vice president for digital operations …
The Onion: NYTimes.com's Plan To Charge People Money For Consuming Goods, Services Called Bold Business Move
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: We're live-blogging NYTer Nisenholtz's talk at NAA
Links on Twitter / Nieman Journalism Lab: The NYT's wall goes up, JRC teams up with The Street, the future of the op-ed page
Digital Subscribers / @nytdigitalsubs: @Megan Yes. You get 20 articles for next few days & then the meter will reset on April 1. It resets the 1st of each mo. cc @brianstelter /CC
Chris O'Shea / mediabistro.com: New York Times Paywall Begins Today
Jim Schachter / New York Times: Times Introduces New Pay Model
Louisa Ada Seltzer / Media Life Magazine: NY Times paywall kicks in today at 2 p.m.
Curt Nickisch / WBUR: New York Times Paywall Goes Live, Newspapers Take Notes
Meghan Hartsell / Editors Weblog: Media links of the day — A reporter telling the Guardian …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note: The NYT's Melting Iceberg Syndrome
New York Times:
A Letter to Our Readers About Digital Subscriptions — Today, The New York Times is taking a major step forward as we introduce digital subscriptions in the United States and the rest of the world. Since we first announced our plan 11 days ago, we have heard from so many of you, our readers.
Discussion: Daggle, TechCrunch, CNNMoney.com, paidContent, Electronista, Kindle Review, Media Buyer Planner, Mashable!, NewsGrange, Ubergizmo, Gothamist, Felix Salmon and Cision, more at Techmeme »
Danny Sullivan / Daggle: A Better Letter To New York Times Readers About Digital Subscriptions
Allan Chernoff / CNNMoney.com: New York Times paywall goes live today
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Kindle Compromise: E-Reader Subs Will Get NYTimes.com Access
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: The New York Times Paywall: Yes, It Works
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: Rules of the New York Times Paywall
Edwin Kee / Ubergizmo: New York Times introduces digital subscriptions
John Cook / GeekWire:
Kindle readers of The New York Times to get free access of the newspaper's Web site — Here's one way to get access to The New York Times on the Web. Buy a Kindle, and then shell out $19.99 per month for the newspaper on the electronic reading device. Amazon.com said today that Kindle customers …
Discussion: Reflections of a Newsosaur
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
New York Times announces $1 trial for new subscription service — The New York Times, which is due to begin charging for online content later today, is offering a heavily discounted subscription rate of $0.99 on all of digital packages for the first four weeks.
Discussion: Tools, Mashable!, Runnin' Scared, Epicenter, @nytdigitalsubs, THE DRUM, Geekosystem, Poynter, Gearlog, Digital Trends, Lifehacker and MediaMemo, more at Techmeme »
Ellis Hamburger / Tools: 7 More Ways To Smash Through The New York Times Paywall
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: New York Times Offers Substantial Subscription Discount Ahead of Paywall Launch
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: The Fix is a Website About Addiction; Happy New York Times Paywall Day!
Digital Subscribers / @nytdigitalsubs: Unrivaled coverage. Unlimited access. Introducing Times Digital Subscriptions, just 99¢ for your first 4 weeks http://www.nytimes.com/access
Max Eddy / Geekosystem: NYTimes Paywall Goes Up at 2PM Today
Damon Kiesow / Poynter: New York Times rolls out paywall for mobile apps
Hilary Scott / Gearlog: New York Times Paywall Launches Today
Aemon Malone / Digital Trends: The New York Times offering discounted digital subscriptions as part of today's paywall launch
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: New York Times Launches Pay Plan With Discount, New Android App; iPad Update Coming
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
The NYT Pay Plan's Most Dangerous Foe: Perception
The NYT Pay Plan's Most Dangerous Foe: Perception
Bill Mitchell / Poynter: A Twitter countdown to the NYT paywall
Erik Sherman / BNET: Why Does The New York Times Have to Make Its Money In News?
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: Confusion Still Reigns As NYTimes Paywall Takes Effect
Carol Marie Cropper / NetNewsCheck Latest: Publishers Predict ‘Wave of Pay Strategies’
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: New York Times Subscription Service Goes Live Today
Digital Subscribers / @nytdigitalsubs: @myersnews @Megan @eKrangel 20-article limit is per calendar month. It resets at the beginning of each month. Billing is every 4 weeks. /CC
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: The NY Times Paywall Goes Up. When Is It Immoral to Go Around It?
Jay Rosen / Rebooting The News: Rebooting the News #88 — Some of the items we found worth talking about this week:
Mallory Perryman / Newsy.com Videos Feed: Reaction: New York Times Paywall Up
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Let's Pray for the Safe Release of the BoingBoing Bloggers — Or, Why Knee-Jerk Hating on Pay Walls Is Profoundly Myopic — Given all the turmoil around the world, it's an incredibly harrowing time to be journalist. Case in point: Four bloggers from BoingBoing, as you've probably already heard …
Discussion: Media Money …, New York Magazine, @dannysullivan, SAY Media, AdPulp, Boing Boing and @poniewozik
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin: Moment of Truth for the NYT: Will Readers Circumvent or Pay Up?
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: I Hit the Pay Wall, Did You?
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: was wondering when someone would play the paywall dodgers are endangering journalists card
David Burn / AdPulp: Nobody's Winning At This Kind Of Game, We've Got To Do Better, It's Time To Begin
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: Xeni on The Madeleine Brand radio show: NYT paywall debut, and US censorware in mideast (audio)
James Poniewozik / @poniewozik: Also, love @simondumenco but Doctorow wasn't just “knee-jerk bashing” NYT; was pointing out practical paywall problems it has to address.
Journalism needs pollinators
Journalism needs pollinators
Discussion: New York Magazine, Thanks:martinsfp
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Happy New York Times Pay Wall Day, From Bill Keller
Matt Wells / Guardian:
How live blogging has transformed journalism — The benefits and the drawbacks of the open-to-all digital format — 10.57 GMT: Hello and welcome to an article about live blogging, a discussion of a format that has been derided as murdering traditional reporting but is almost certainly …
Discussion: realtime.arktan.com, Editors Weblog, currybetdotnet, The Wall Blog and eMedia Vitals
Meghan Hartsell / Editors Weblog: Are live blogs the future of journalism?
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet: “How live blogging has transformed journalism” piece in Media Guardian
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: How live blogging has transformed journalism
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Yahoo Executive Talks Acquisitions, Slams YouTube Buy — Yahoo is “gearing up for a very big year” of acquisitions, said a senior director of corporate development at the Internet company. … Speaking on a panel at the Global Technology Symposium in Menlo Park on Friday …
Discussion: Media Maverick and Venture Capital Dispatch, more at Techmeme »
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick: Yahoo exec rips Google for overpaying for YouTube
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Hollywood makeover for YouTube
Hollywood makeover for YouTube
David Carr / New York Times:
Long-Form Journalism Finds a Home — In 2009, Evan Ratliff, a freelance writer for Wired, and Nicholas Thompson, a senior editor there, had just concluded a particularly satisfying article in which Mr. Ratliff tried to drop off the grid for a month and obscure his whereabouts in the digital age …
Discussion: Editors Weblog, FishbowlNY, GalleyCat, MediaPost, The News About The News, mediabistro.com, The Awl, Poynter, Noted and eMedia Vitals
Meghan Hartsell / Editors Weblog: New app saving long-form journalism?
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY: Meet The Atavist, the New App for Long-Form Journalism
Jason Boog / GalleyCat: The Atavist Negotiating with Publishers
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: Long-Form Journalism: Coming Back?
Kelsey Hagelberg / The News About The News: Atavist — Raise your hand if you like to read really long stories?
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Website Targets Hazy, Perhaps Jittery Demographic
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: The Atavist looks for new ways to present long-form content for the digital age
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Long-form journalism finds a home at The Atavist
Marc Hustvedt / Tubefilter:
‘Know Your Meme’ Acquired By Cheezburger in Seven-Figure Deal — By now, it's pretty clear there's a real business in the hocking of internet culture. And when it comes to the business of documenting—and merchandising—the latest memes bubbling up from the internet's underbelly and straight …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Cheezburger Network Buys Know Your Meme In ‘Seven Figure’ Deal
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Got memes? Cheezburger Network buys Rocketboom's Know Your Meme
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: When LOLs Collide: Cheezburger Network Buys Know Your Meme
Jefferson Graham / USA Today: Talking Tech: MobiTV CEO on mobile TV viewing growth
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News: Cheezburger Network buys Know Your Meme
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Know Your Meme Finds a Home At the Cheezburger Network
William Wei / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: “Cheezburger” Network Acquires “Know Your Meme” For 7-Figures
Luisa Beltran / PE Hub Blog: peHUB Second Opinion
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Rumors & Acquisitions: Injured Pride, Hurt Feelings
John Cook / GeekWire: Confirmed: Cheezburger buys Know Your Meme, corners market on Internet culture
Laurie Segall / CNNMoney.com: Cheezburger: I Can Has Internet Memes
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect: Know Your Meme Lands at Cheezburger
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Huffington Post Co-Founder Ken Lerer Wants You to Watch His Next Company — What do you do once you sell your digital media business for $315 million? — Start another digital media business! — Huffington Post co-founder Ken Lerer, who sold his company to AOL earlier his month …
Ben Popper / Betabeat: Ken Lerer Jumps Into Original Video For the Web
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: The Man Who Made Arianna Millions With HuffPo Just Started A New Media Company
New York Magazine:
62 Minutes With Pat Kiernan — Battling ennui with the beloved NY1 anchor, who not-so-secretly has his eye on Regis's job. — At a party at the Canadian consulate general's residence, Pat Kiernan, NY1 morning anchor and pride of Alberta, is confessing to some un-Canadian ambition.
Jen Carlson / Gothamist: Pat Kiernan Is Keen On Replacing Regis Philbin!
Jillian C. York / Global Voices in English:
An Interview with Andy Carvin — With 40,000 Twitter followers and a dedicated stream of local sources, Andy Carvin has become a first stop on Twitter for news throughout the Middle East and North Africa. An NPR strategist, Carvin has approached social media-and Twitter in particular-as a platform for real-time reporting.
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Warner Brothers Expands Facebook Rentals to “Harry Potter,” “Inception” — After a successful run renting “The Dark Knight” over Facebook, Warner Brothers has decided to offer five more movies over the social network, the studio announced on Sunday. — The studio will offer …
Discussion: VentureBeat, MediaPost, MediaMemo, Future of Journalism, Speakeasy, Techland, Media Buyer Planner, paidContent, The Next Web, WatchingTV Online, Cision Wire and NBC Bay Area
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Warner Bros. releases five more movies for rent on Facebook
David Goetzl / MediaPost: WB Offers ‘Harry Potter’ On Facebook
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Warner Bros. Tries More Facebook Movies and a New Price
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: A Warner Bros. strategy - Harry Potter, Inception & Co, blockbusters on Facebook
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Speakeasy: ‘Inception,’ ‘Harry Potter’ Movies, Come to Facebook
Graeme McMillan / Techland: Warner Bros Adds Five More Movies to Facebook
Media Buyer Planner: Five More Facebook Movies from Warner Bros. | Hardee's, Carl's Jr. Further Promotes its Top-10 App
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Out Now On Facebook: Five More Warner Bros. Films
Francis Tan / The Next Web: Harry Potter, Inception and others join Warner Bros' movie rental service on Facebook
Peter Binazeski / Cision Wire: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Mathew Luschek / NBC Bay Area: More Movies Released on Facebook
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter as Media: Yes, Celebrities and Brands Still Matter — One of the most disruptive aspects of Twitter as a communications medium is that it allows anyone to instantly publish and distribute information to potentially thousands or even millions of people — something that seems inherently democratic …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, SAI, Future of Journalism, ReadWriteWeb, thinq_ and Digital Trends
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: The power of...listicles? Yahoo Research tackles distribution and longevity data for Twitter
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: The Truth About Twitter: It's The Evening News
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Twitter - roughly 0.05pc of its users account for nearly 50pc of attention
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Research Examines Who's Talking, Who's Listening on Twitter
James Nixon / thinq_: Twitter, and why social networks are not social
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: Report: Twitter dominated by ‘elite users’
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Tina Brown interview: remaking the news — Tina Brown's return to print media with Newsweek surprised many. Here, she explains her plans for the loss-making title — The last time Tina Brown launched a magazine - Talk in 1999 - she held a celebrity-stuffed party on an island off Manhattan …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Mediaite and New York Observer
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY: Tina Brown Talks to Guardian About Supposed Rivalry with Arianna Huffington
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite: Tina Brown Talks About Revamping Newsweek
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Morning Links: Trumped Up Girl Fight Monday!