New York Times:
CBS Executive Denies Being F.B.I. Informant — A CBS News executive angrily denied reports that he was a government informant during the Oklahoma City bombing investigation, saying Tuesday that reports that he had cooperated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and named a confidential source were “outrageous and untrue.”
Discussion: The Wire, The Huffington Post and TVNewser
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: CBS Exec, Outed By Gawker, Hotly Denies He Was An FBI Mole
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: ABC News Reporter Served As FBI Informant
The Center for Public Integrity:
Agents treated reporter like informant, raising question: Who else? — A once-classified FBI memo reveals that the bureau treated a senior ABC News journalist as a potential confidential informant in the 1990s, pumping the reporter to ascertain the source of a sensational but uncorroborated tip …
Discussion: Gawker, Mediaite, Poynter, The Wire, On Media's Blog, The Daily Beast, TVNewser, FishbowlDC, rbr.com and Yahoo! News
John Cook / Gawker: CBS News Washington Bureau Chief Was an FBI Snitch
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Memo: FBI treated ABC News journalist as potential confidential informant in 1990s
John Cook / The Wire: The ABC Reporter Who Was Once An FBI Snitch Is Now CBS's Washington Bureau Chief
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Report: ABC News journalist was FBI informant
John Solomon / The Daily Beast: The Mole at ABC News
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Facebook Reaches Out to Journalists With Page, Workshops — In an attempt to promote the use of Facebook in the newsroom, Facebook has unveiled a new Facebook Page and meetup program for journalists. — The new Page, Journalists on Facebook, is intended to be a resource for journalists …
Discussion: GigaOM, eMedia Vitals and newsplexer
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Facebook: Hey, We're a Great Tool for Journalists Too!
newsplexer: Mashable | Facebook Reaches Out to Journalists With Page, Workshops :: citing ‘best practices’ for integration::
Facebook & social journalism
Facebook & social journalism
Discussion: Journalistics and Journalism.co.uk, Thanks:malliegator
Jeremy Porter / Journalistics: Journalists on Facebook
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk: Facebook launches page for journalists
Stephen Battaglio / TVGuide.com:
The Biz: Meredith Vieira Expected to Leave NBC's Today — Meredith Vieira is expected to leave NBC's Today when her current contract expires later this year, according to a source familiar with her plans. — Vieira has been in discussions with NBC News executives for several months about extending her deal, which is up in September.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Vieira Likely to Leave NBC's ‘Today’
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: Dish snags Blockbuster! Netflix buys ‘Mad Men.’ Vieira ready to exit ‘Today.’
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com: Meredith Vieira Poised To Exit ‘Today’
Joyce Chen / NY Daily News: Meredith Vieira likely to leave NBC's ‘Today’ show after replacing Katie Couric as anchor: sources
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Report: Meredith Vieira leaving “Today”
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Meredith Vieira “Expected” To Leave The Today Show
Max Read / Gawker: Meredith Vieira Reportedly Leaving Today
Lynette Rice / Inside TV: Will Meredith Vieira leave ‘Today’?
Jean Bentley / TV Squad: Meredith Vieira Likely Leaving ‘Today’ In September
Margaret Hartmann / Jezebel: Meredith Viera Expected To Leave Today Show [Dirt Bag (After Dark)]
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Examiner.com To Offer Incentive Pay For Meeting Quality Content Guidelines — Hyperlocal network Examiner.com has often been frustrated by being lumped in with the so-called “content farms.” So, over the past year, it has been trying to find ways of highlighting the differences between …
Discussion: Examiner, NetNewsCheck Latest, Editors Weblog, Future of Journalism and Nieman Journalism Lab
Meghan Hartsell / Editors Weblog: Examiner.com makes pledge for quality
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Examiner.com: Identifying quality content online efficiently and effectively, a whitepaper
Links on Twitter / Nieman Journalism Lab: AOL fires freelancers, Examiner.com pays more for quality
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Can a Content Farm Do Quality? How Examiner's Trying
Can a Content Farm Do Quality? How Examiner's Trying
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Jay Yarow / The Wire:
Gawker's Traffic Has Really Fallen Off Since The Redesign — How much longer will Nick Denton hang on to his redesign of Gawker properties? He shows no signs of backing down, even though a quick look at Quantcast shows a pretty appreciable decline in unique visitors to his stable of properties.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Gawker's Traffic Continues to Decline
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Newspapers and Social Media: Still Not Really Getting It — Updated: Many traditional media entities have embraced social-media services like Twitter and Facebook and blogs — at least to some extent — as tools for reporting and journalism, using them to publish and curate news reports.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
DISH Wins Bankruptcy Auction, Buys Blockbuster Assets For $228M In Cash — DISH Network this morning announced that it was selected as the winning bidder in the bankruptcy court auction for substantially all of the assets of Blockbuster, which went belly up in September 2010.
Discussion: The Wrap, MediaPost, PR Newswire, Technology News, Hollywood Reporter, VatorNews and Multichannel, more at Techmeme »
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: Dish Wins Blockbuster, Cross-Promotes Satellite Services
Don Reisinger / Technology News: Dish Network to buy Blockbuster for $228 million
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter: Carl Icahn, Dish Network Bid on Blockbuster
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Dish Network acquires Blockbuster for $320M
Mike Farrell / Multichannel: Dish Wins Blockbuster Auction
Wall Street Journal:
Lions Gate Finalizing Netflix Deal to Stream All Seasons of “Mad Men” — Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., which produces the hit television series “Mad Men,” is finalizing a deal with Netflix Inc. to stream all seven seasons of the critically-acclaimed show about a 1960s advertising agency, according to people close to the situation.
Joshua L. Weinstein / The Wrap: Netflix Pays a Premium to Stream ‘Mad Men’ Reruns
Ben Fritz / Company Town: Netflix nabs ‘Mad Men’ rerun rights
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: iFive: Netflix Gets Mad Men, NYT Defends Paywall, Toyota Pulls iPhone Jailbreak Ads, Congress Vs FCC, Teens Love iPhones
David Cohen / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed 04.06.11
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
YES says no to cable app — The YES Network is saying no to Cablevision's new iPad app. — YES, the regional sports network for the New York Yankees and the New Jersey Nets, became the first programmer to publicly protest its inclusion in the app, which allows Cablevision's 3 million customers …
Discussion: Company Town and TVWeek.com
Nodes - Quickish:
What Mark Cuban Is Talking About When He Talks About the “Role of Media for Sports Teams” — What is Mark Cuban really talking about when he talks about the “role of sports media for sports teams?” — Ticket sales. — That's it. It's that simple. Getting paying customers into the arena.
Markcuban / blog maverick: Whats the role of media for sports teams ?
Mark Oppenheimer / Slate:
Save NPR! But please, put PBS out of its misery. — It has been a bad time for the network of a million tote bags. In October, NPR commentator Juan Williams was fired for saying that people in Muslim garb on airplanes frightened him. Earlier this month, NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller …
How One Radio Reporter Ditched His Equipment for an iPhone 4 — It's been more than a year since I packed away my laptop computer, digital recorders, microphones, cables and cameras, and began covering Washington, D.C. with only my iPhone. — When I first came to the top-rated all-news WTOP in 1997 …
Discussion: MacStories, thinq_ and Innovation in College Media
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Radio Reporter Uses iPhone 4 As A Replacement For Bulky Equipment
Stewart Meagher / thinq_: Radio reporter trades in kit for iPhone 4
Meg James / Company Town:
Univision gains on NBC, signaling shifts in population trends — Univision last week attracted more prime-time viewers than NBC, the second time in four weeks that the Spanish-language network edged out one of the Big Four. — Univision still trails NBC by a wide margin on a regular basis.
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Why the evening news and the anchors no longer matter. — When the Associated Press confirmed today last week's speculations that Katie Couric's anchor contract at CBS would not be renewed when it expires on June 4, waves of relief washed over me. Never again will the press force-feed …
Discussion: New York Observer, MarketWatch, TVNewser, Reason and MediaPost
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Morning Links: Everyone Not Named Murdoch is Getting a Little Tired of TV
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch: NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — When it comes to Katie's Couric's checkered career as the …
Jesse Walker / Reason: Katie Couric, Ghost in the Machine
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: Couric's Leaving One More Nail In Evening Newscasts' Coffin
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism:
The Future of Media, Publishing and Paid Content — The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism invites you to watch “The Future of Media, Publishing and Paid Content,” a conversation with Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. and Janet Robinson, live here at 7 p.m.
Discussion: paidContent and CJR
Why Arianna Huffington is Bill Keller's Somali Pirate … Jay Rosen and Jeff Jarvis and Felix Salmon (and Felix Salmon) and all sorts of people have been following and commenting on the New York Times' rhetorical war against Arianna Huffington and the Huffington Post. If you want a close look at it, you should read them.
Discussion: American Journalism Review, MediaVidea, B2B Memes, Making Light, Runnin' Scared and The Monkey Cage
Jeffrey Benzing / American Journalism Review: “Too Amazing To Turn Down” — Why high-profile journalists …
Pramit Singh / MediaVidea: Save the soul of online news: Don't let Huff Post kill it
John Bethune / B2B Memes: Journalism, Aggregation, and Doing Things with Words
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Katie Couric Out at CBS News; Engadget Crew Ditches AOL For SB Nation