C.J. Chivers / New York Times:
‘Restrepo’ Director Is Killed in Libya — BENGHAZI, Libya — Tim Hetherington, the Oscar-nominated film director and conflict photographer who produced the film “Restrepo,” was killed in the besieged city of Misurata on Wednesday, and three photographers working beside him were wounded.
Discussion: Vanity Fair, ABCNEWS, GalleyCat, Guardian, Poynter, The New Yorker Blog, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, E! Online, Photography Blog, Stars & Stripes, Agence France Presse, The Atlantic Online, The Huffington Post, CNN, Globe and Mail, Riptide 2.0, Outside the Beltway, @carr2n, NationalJournal.com, BlackBook Magazine …, HitFix, Mashable! and National Review
David Friend / Vanity Fair: Tim Hetherington, 40, Killed in Libya
Steve Myers / Poynter: ‘Restrepo’ director Tim Hetherington killed in Libya
Whitney Johnson / The New Yorker Blog: In Memoriam: Tim Hetherington
Charles Levinson / Wall Street Journal: Director of ‘Restrepo’ Killed in Libya
Marcus Errico / E! Online: Oscar-Nominated Restrepo Director Killed in Libya
G.J. McCarthy / Photography Blog: Another horrible day for the photojournalism community
Jeff Schogol / Stars & Stripes: ‘Restrepo’ director killed in Libya
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online: To Honor Tim Hetherington
Tim Elfrink / Riptide 2.0: Tim Hetherington, Director of ‘Restrepo’ Doc About a South Florida Soldier's Death, Killed in Libya
Doug Mataconis / Outside the Beltway: Restrepo Director Killed In Libya
David Carr / @carr2n: Apar from being a brutually talented visual journalist, Tim Hethrington was a remarkable person. Kind, lovely, and always learning.
Gregory Ellwood / HitFix: ‘Restrepo’ director Tim Hetherington killed in Libya
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: Two Photojournalists Reportedly Killed in Libya
Nat Brown / National Review: Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker and Pulitzer Prize-Nominated Photojournalist Reported Dead in Libya
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
Oscar Nominated Documentary Filmmaker And Photographer Killed In Libya — UPDATE: Both the AP and the AFP are confirming Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed in Libya earlier today. — UPDATE 2: Vanity Fair tweets Hondros “remains in grave condition.”
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Oscar-Nominated Journalist Killed In Libya
Simon Bainbridge / bjp-online.com: Two photographers said killed in Libya
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Report: U.S. Journalist Killed, Second Critically Wounded In Attack In Libya
Lexi Mainland / @lexinyt: The AP has confirmed that war photographers @TimHetherington & @ChrisHondros were killed today in #Libya.
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Reports: ‘Restrepo’ co-director killed in Libya
Vanity Fair / @vanityfair: Correction: Tim Hetherington's death has been confirmed. Chris Hondros remains in grave condition.
Tim Hetherington / @timhetherington: In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.
Donald R. Winslow / nppa.org: Photographers Killed, Wounded In Libya
Simone Wilson / The Informer: Tim Hetherington, Director of Oscar-Nominated War Doc ‘Restrepo,’ Killed in Libya
Ned Parker / Los Angeles Times: Tim Hetherington, news photographer ‘Restrepo’ co-director, killed in Libya
Wookie Johnson / Screen Junkies: R.I.P. Tim Hetherington
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News.me, the iPad News Aggregator Blessed by Big Publishers, Gets Ready to Launch — News.me, Bit.ly's social news iPad app, was supposed to launch by the end of 2010. But developers didn't submit it for Apple's approval until about a month ago. — Now it looks as if News.me is just about ready for public consumption.
Discussion: Betabeat, Adweek, Yahoo! News, PC Magazine, Poynter, Techland, FishbowlNY, mocoNews, INFOdocket, NewsGrange, Garcia Media, Future of Journalism, eMedia Vitals and Soup
Adweek: News.me App Might Launch Soon Publisher-friendly aggregation service will curate stories linked …
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: News.me iPad App Launches Thursday
Steve Myers / Poynter: Personalized news biz heats up with Trove open to public and News.me on horizon
Graeme McMillan / Techland: News.me Plans to Bring the News to (Dot) You
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: News.Me Inches Closer to Launch
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: The Mobile Lowdown 04-20-11: Groupon; News.me; Digital Chocolate/Appitalism
Gary D. Price / INFOdocket: Overview/Intro: Trove.com, A New Personalized News Resource from the Washington Post Launches Public Beta
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: Three Tech Stories You Should Read Today: Hotmail in HTML5, News.Me, Obama and Facebook
Dr. Mario R. Garcia / Garcia Media: An Nahar: one week later follow up
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: bit.ly and New York Times R&D Lab - News.me soon to come, a social news experience
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: News.me closer to launch?
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
News.Me, Social News Service, Debuts for iPad — News.me, the long-awaited social news service developed in collaboration with Betaworks, a technology incubator, and The New York Times Company, is ready for its debut. — News.me is a newsfeed that uses artificial intelligence to monitor …
Discussion: Marco.org and NYConvergence.com
Scott Rosenblum / NYConvergence.com: News.Me App to Launch Tomorrow for iPad Users
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
The Washington Post Launches Trove, A Personalized Social News Site — The Washington Post Company this morning debuted its free, personalized, social news site and aggregator Trove in public beta. — First reported to be in the works and nearing launch by The Wall Street Journal in February 2011 …
Discussion: Business Wire, MediaMemo, Fast Company, Lost Remote, Mediaite, Future of Journalism, MediaPost, The Wrap, FishbowlNY, mediabistro.com, Journalism.co.uk, On Media's Blog, Weigel, Noted and Facebook
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Personal news site Trove launches, News.me up next
Matt Schneider / Mediaite: Washington Post Today Launches News Aggregation Website ‘Trove’
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Washington Post launches Trove: a (Facebook driven) personalized news aggregator
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: Washington Post Debuts Social News Site Trove
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Aggregator Wars: WaPo Launches ‘Trove’; NYT-Backed News.me on the Way
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: WaPo launches ‘Pandora for news’
David Weigel / Weigel: Say Hello to Trove — I'm a big fan of Flipboard …
Trove / Facebook: A Welcome Letter From Don Graham
Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books — Customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 local libraries to read on Kindle and free Kindle reading apps — Whispersyncing of notes, highlights and last page read to work for Kindle library books
Discussion: VentureBeat, Engadget, ZDNet, ReadWriteWeb, 9 to 5 Mac, The Next Web, Brave New World, GeekWire, Between the Lines Blog and eMoney, more at Techmeme »
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Amazon teams up with Overdrive for Kindle library lending
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Kindle Library Lending will let you take books out on your e-reader or Kindle app, launching in US this year
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet: Amazon announces library lending for Kindle
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Check Out Library Books on Your Kindle
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: You'll be able to borrow Kindle books from 11,000 U.S. libraries, says Amazon
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Amazon to launch Kindle library lending service
Martyn Daniels / Brave New World: Amazon Overdrive Potentially Lock Up Libraries
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Amazon Kindle to support library lending; Closes gap with Sony, Barnes & Noble
Tricia Duryee / eMoney: Check it Out: Amazon Will Add 11,000 U.S. Libraries to the Kindle
New York Post:
Condé Nast is making customers very app-y — Consumers may start seeing more free downloads of tablet editions from Condé Nast magazines — at least as temporary traffic builders. — Industry watchers were wondering what was up last week following the appearance of a free …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Adweek and NYConvergence.com
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Byliner Launches With A Splash, Aims To Disrupt Long-Form Journalism — The media is buzzing with allegations that Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greg Mortenson fabricated his bestselling books and misused millions of dollars in donations. — Amazingly, within days of 60 Minutes breaking the story …
Discussion: Forbes.com, Future of Journalism, New York Observer, @jenny8lee, The O. J., Sun Herald, eMedia Vitals, Poynter and The Wire
Forbes Blogs / Forbes.com: Greg Mortenson: The Jason Blair of Philanthropy?
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Can “Byliner” disrupt long-form journalism? 60-min-to-produce a new book format
Emily Witt / New York Observer: A Million Little Cups of Tea
@jenny8lee: Update: In first day of release, 35k ppl have downloaded Jon Krakauers critique of Greg Mortenon on byliner.com. Tmw Kindle Single.
Scottford / The O. J.: Byliner Looks to Shake Up Long Form Journalism
Sun Herald: Three Cups of Deceit: Bestselling Author Jon Krakauer Exposes the Fraud and Fabrications of Three Cups of Tea
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Byliner.com aims to disrupt long-form journalism
Steve Myers / Poynter: Byliner aims for the space between books and magazines
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
‘Glenn Beck Threw Me Under the Bus’: Breakfast with Andrew Breitbart … Over crème brûlée oatmeal on Monday, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart talked sting videos. Mr. Breitbart explained to the Transom that Breitbart blog protocol requires undercover video kingpin James O'Keefe …
Discussion: Media Matters for America, Mediaite, New York Magazine and On Media's Blog
Ben Dimiero / Media Matters for America: Breitbart: “Glenn Beck Threw Me Under The Bus” On Sherrod Story
Frances Martel / Mediaite: Andrew Breitbart Reveals To Mediaite That, Yes, He's After The ‘Institutional Right,’ Too
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Breitbart on Beck: ‘He threw me under the bus’
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
eBay Acquires Location-Based Media And Advertising Company WHERE — eBay has acquired location-based media company Where.com, the ecommerce giant tells us. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed and the acquisition is expected to close during the second quarter of 2011.
Discussion: BostInnovation.com, AdAge, GigaOM, Communications …, ClickZ, Between the Lines Blog, Search Engine Land, MarketingVOX and CNET News, more at Techmeme »
Gregory Gomer / BostInnovation.com: Retail Giant Ebay Acquires Where for $135 Million
Christopher Heine / ClickZ: eBay Purchase Shows ‘Where’ Deals Niche Is Heading
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: eBay Buys Location-Based Services Pioneer WHERE.com
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: eBay acquires geolocation service Where
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The writing on the wall: Why news organizations are turning to outside moderators for help with comments — When a news organization decides to have someone else deal with their online comments, it's sometimes seen as waving the white flag or the equivalent of dumping a problem child at a boarding school.
Steve Myers / Poynter: News sites weigh disabling user comments on some stories
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online:
Gawker's Traffic Numbers Are Worse Than Anyone Anticipated — When Gawker launched an aggressive redesign back in early February, the tech blogs were waiting to see what would happen. How would readers respond? (The assumption was that the reaction would be negative …
Discussion: The Awl, @nicknotned and FishbowlNY
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Gawker Media's Real Traffic
Nick Denton / @nicknotned: In case of confusion: after a drop of about 25%, Gawker Media pageviews now more than halfway back. http://tinypic.com/r/919wma/7
Physical Media Has To Go. I'm Digital Only From Here. — Moving across town last summer was a real eye opener in terms of seeing how tied we still are to physical things. Beyond all our sundry items needed to survive, there were boxes upon boxes of nice-looking and possibly interesting books …
Cuban Puts Landmark Theatres, Magnolia Pictures Up for Sale — Billionaire Mark Cuban has put his Landmark Theatres and Magnolia Pictures up for sale, saying entertainment companies are attracting “huge valuations.” — Cuban, 52, is “just testing the waters,” he said today in an e-mail in response to a question from Bloomberg News.
Discussion: Company Town, The Wrap and Deadline.com
Chuck Darrow / Philly.com:
National Enquirer editor Barry Levine helps set the gossip agenda — NEW YORK - When the National Enquirer last week broke the news that Hollywood glam gal Catherine Zeta-Jones had undergone treatment for bipolar disorder, it set off a predictable bleating-and-tweeting frenzy among the media and their gossip-devouring audience.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Surprising Honesty About the Politics of AOL-Huffpo — Image by Getty Images for AOL via @daylife — Arianna Huffington is skilled at staying on message like the former political candidate she is. So it's interesting, sometimes, to hear what people who aren't Huffington have to say about the merger of AOL and the Huffington Post.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The Huffington Post: Liberal Leanings Will Continue
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Lebedev to launch Saturday i — Paper expected to hit newsstands within the next few weeks priced at 30p — Alexander Lebedev is poised to bring his brand of cut-price national news to the weekend market with the launch of a 30p Saturday edition of the i.
Discussion: Editors Weblog, The Independent and Media Week
Meghan Hartsell / Editors Weblog: i launching a Saturday edition
Simon Kelner / The Independent: Letter from the editor: i on Saturday
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Tag a TV Ad, Get a Free Pepsi — Television-tagging iPhone application IntoNow has partnered with PepsiCo in a promotion that will reward app users with a free soda for tagging the drink-maker's new Pepsi MAX spot. — “The basic concept is to find the Pepsi MAX commercial, tag it and select a store …
Discussion: Lost Remote, Future of Journalism and MediaPost
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Tag a TV commercial, get a coupon for a free Pepsi
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: iPhone app - IntoNow's ad innovation: tag the Pepsi TV commercial and get a free soda
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: Digital Coupons Bridge TV, Mobile, Retail Store
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
WSJ: Leak killed Gibbs's Facebook talks — The New York Times Dealbook scoop that former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was in talks to take a communications job at Facebook apparently put an end to those talks, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine and Yahoo! News, more at Techmeme »
Deborah Potter / NewsLab:
Does commentary belong in local newscasts? — Wearing dark sunglasses and a baseball cap, Bubba the Love Sponge brings it on. “Oil prices are a scam,” he roars. “A select few people are getting ultra-rich on the backs of the American family!” It's classic Bubba, the same shock jock shtick he's been doing for years on the radio.