Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Hard economic lessons for news — I'm working on a talk that I hope will become the canonical link to my essential message about the business rules and realities of news. I continue to be astonished at the economic naiveté I hear in discussions of the business of news.
Discussion: MediaPost, FishbowlNY, Future of Journalism and Poynter
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: Reality Checks For Newspapers
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Jeff Jarvis Offers ‘Reality Check’ for Newspapers
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Jeff Jarvis: hard economic lessons for news ... please join in
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
BACKSTORY: How News Outlets Raced To Publish WikiLeaks Gitmo Docs — NEW YORK — On Sunday night, more than a half dozen major news organizations in the United States and Europe began publishing shocking new revelations from a long-rumored WikiLeaks trove of documents about prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk, Poynter, Yahoo! News, Guardian, NPR, Mediaite, Hillicon Valley, CJR, The Wrap, Telegraph, Salon, The New Yorker Blog, Washington Post, Danger Room, The Nation, New York Times, The Firewall, ProPublica, Future of Journalism, The Raw Story, Threat Level, The Daily Dish, Runnin' Scared, Online NewsHour, New York Magazine, The Wire, The Wire, Vanity Fair, MetaFilter, Firedoglake and On Media's Blog
Steve Myers / Poynter: WikiLeaks' ‘Gitmo files’ leaked to New York Times
Adam Gabbatt / Guardian: LIVE: updates and reaction to the Guantánamo files
Jon Bershad / Mediaite: Pentagon Spokesman Sarcastically Thanks WikiLeaks For Ruining His Easter Weekend
Joel Meares / CJR: The Guantánamo Files — A cache of 759 files leaked …
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: NYT, NPR Scramble to Publish Gitmo Docs Before WikiLeaks Embargo
Natasha Lennard / Salon: The Obama/Gitmo timeline — The release Sunday of nearly 800 …
Amy Davidson / The New Yorker Blog: WikiLeaks: The Uses of Guantánamo
Peter Finn / Washington Post: WikiLeaks discloses new details on whereabouts of al-Qaeda leaders on 9/11
Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room: Sega Bombs, Magnet Mines: Terror Tech from WikiLeaks' Gitmo Files
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall: WikiLeaks Hits Pentagon Again With Leak Of 759 Guantanamo Prisoners' Files
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Backstory - News outlets race to publish WikiLeaks' Guantanamo Bay docs
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level: WikiLeaks Releases Guantánamo Bay Prisoner Reports
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: The Stain Of Gitmo — I do not doubt the rank injustice in Gitmo.
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Guantanamo Bay Is a Complicated Hell on Earth, New WikiLeaks Documents Show
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: Leaked Gitmo Files Reveal Prisoners' Threat Level Based on Flawed Evidence
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: SAFETY IN NUMBERS: The Strange Story Of How The NYT Secretly Scored The WikiLeaks Gitmo Files And Shared Them With NPR
Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair: Classified Guantànamo Files Won't Do Much to Improve Guantànamo's Public Image
Adamvasco / MetaFilter: The cold, incompetent stupidity of the system
Attaturk / Firedoglake: A real confidence builder
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: WikiLeaks reshuffled partners for Gitmo dump
New York Times:
A Note to Readers: The Background
A Note to Readers: The Background
Discussion: Aljazeera, Guardian, Guardian, New York Times, The Lede, CNET News, The Nation, The Atlantic Wire, Hillicon Valley, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic Wire, Mother Jones, Mediaite, Boing Boing, The Nation and @chanders
Rogene Fisher Jacquette / The Lede: Reaction to ‘The Guantanamo Files’
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: WikiLeaks releases secret Guantanamo prison files
Greg Mitchell / The Nation: The WikiLeaks Blog: The Guantánamo Files
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Wikileaks publishes secret files on Gitmo prisoners
Greg Mitchell / The Nation: The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Friday, Day 146
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Filtering the Social Web to Present News Items — SAN FRANCISCO — News events as varied as the commercial jet landing in the Hudson River and the uprisings in Egypt have demonstrated that people armed with cellphones — not professional reporters — are often the first source of breaking news …
Discussion: Lost Remote, Poynter, Adweek, Storify, MediaPost, ReadWriteWeb, Nieman Journalism Lab, The Business Insider, Off On A Tangent and Noted
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Storify launches social curation tool for journalists
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Storify opens to the public today
Ebazilian / Adweek: Storify Helps Journalists Filter News Site extracts best from Twitter, Facebook, and other social media By Emma Bazilian
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Storify Opens Field News Gatherers
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Curation Tool Storify Opens To The Public
Jared Keller / Nieman Journalism Lab: A web community with a TV show: Inside The Stream's efforts to turn broadcasting into a social medium
The Business Insider: Behind The Scenes At The Hot New Social Media Show Al Jazeera Hopes Will Win Over American Audiences
Steve Garfield / Off On A Tangent: Using Twitter to Make Greek Easter Cookies
George Hopkin / Noted: Filtering the Social Web to Present News Items [NYTimes]
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Future of Media: Storify and the Curatorial Instinct — The explosion of real-time information through social networks and information services like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube has produced a never-ending firehose of content. It has also created an opportunity for tools such as Storify …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Couric Is Expected to Say She's Leaving CBS — This week, Ms. Couric is planning to acknowledge one of the worst-kept secrets in television: that she is leaving the “CBS Evening News” after five years. Then, as soon as she returns from London, where she will be anchoring the network's coverage …
Discussion: NY Daily News, Adweek, TVNewser, Hollywood Life, Future of Journalism, On Media's Blog, TVLine, The Daily Caller, Bloomberg, Yahoo! News, Newsweek, Mediaite, The Huffington Post, PopEater and The Wire
Joe Gracely / NY Daily News: Katie Couric to leave ‘CBS Evening News’ after five years; exit announcement expected this week
Ebazilian / Adweek: Couric Expected to Finally Announce Departure “60 Minutes” anchor Scott Pelley will likely replace her By Emma Bazilian
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Katie Couric to interview David Cameron at 10 Downing Street
John Mancini / Hollywood Life: Katie Couric Heading to ABC After She Announces Exit From CBS This Week?
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: CBS Evening News: Katie Couric is expected to leave
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Report: Couric to announce departure this week
Megan Masters / TVLine: TVLine Items: Holloway Heats Up Community, Bloods Bosses Exit, and More TV News to Know
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: Couric to confirm CBS exit (The Cutline)
Heidi Gutman / Newsweek: Katie Couric Seeks Advice
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Report: Katie Couric To Announce What We Already Know (She's Leaving CBS Evening News)
The Hot List — The magazine industry emerged this year from the most perilous downturn in its history with a set of unmistakable powerhouse titles celebrated here in Adweek's 31st annual Hot List. Those that made the cut, from Food Network Magazine at No. 1 to Vanity Fair at No. 10 …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Poynter, Adweek, Adweek, @iwantmedia, Talking Biz News and Curbed National
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Adweek.com — “While Conde was shuttering Gourmet …
Adweek: Publisher of the Year: David Carey It's Hearst's Moment, and Carey Is Its Man. (Knock on Glass) By Dylan Byers
Michael Wolff / Adweek: Editor of the Year: Joanna Coles She's the anti-chic, anti-Anna, fashion star of the moment
@iwantmedia: Adweek Hot List recognizes Hearst's David Carey, Food Network magazine, Marie Claire editor Joanna Coles & others http://bit.ly/hrZ9cJ
Sarah Firshein / Curbed National: AdWeek's Hot List: Congrats are due to Elle Decor...
John Swansburg / New York Magazine:
The Comic Stylings of Brian Williams — How's an anchor to cope when network newscasts keep losing ground? Having a second career helps. — Over dinner at The Four Seasons, Brian Williams takes off his regimental tie and discusses his burgeoning side career in comedy.
Discussion: Poynter, Mediaite, On Media's Blog, @davidfolkenflik and TVNewser
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: NBC's Williams maintains a strict separation between his journalism and his comedy
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Brian Williams, comedian
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik: One note to @swansburg: I'm about 100 percent certain @rachelsklar coined the moniker BriWi.....
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Brian Williams, Ladies and Gentlemen
The Atlantic Wire:
Joe Weisenthal: What I Read — How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all? Do they have some secret? Perhaps. We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets. This is drawn from a conversation …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Buys TV Programming Index IntoNow for About $17 Million, Plus Retention Packages — In a move to strengthen its television listings, Yahoo said it had acquired IntoNow, a TV indexing company. — The deal is designed to bolster the Silicon Valley start-up's data set in a key vertical.
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Multichannel, SAI, IntoNow, CNET News, The Next Web and Mogulite, more at Techmeme »
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Can Yahoo win at social TV with IntoNow?
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: Yahoo Acquires Social TV Startup IntoNow
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Yahoo Paid $20 Million For A 12-Week-Old Company And It Was A BRILLIANT Move
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Yahoo acquires TV check-in app IntoNow
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: As Yahoo buys IntoNow, will Facebook and Twitter also acquire social TV apps?
Amy Tennery / Mogulite: Yahoo Pays More Than $20M for a 12-week-old Startup? Or is it $30M? Or $17M?
Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
With three cups of luck, Byliner builds pre-launch buzz for its longform-focused platform — When former NYT Magazine editor Gerry Marzorati spoke at Berkeley earlier this spring about saving long-form journalism, he tossed out an interesting idea: Someone should assemble a “hive” …
Discussion: John Keehler's Random …
John Keehler / John Keehler's Random Culture Blog: The Return of Long-Form Content
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Tales of Reading in Reintroducing a Color Device — “TILL rhymes stop rhyming, and pots stop boiling,” a voice-over says, “by hook or by crook, by book or by nook.” — Make that Nook Color, the e-reading tablet that Barnes & Noble is hoping to reintroduce to consumers in an advertising campaign that begins on Monday.
Discussion: Fast Company, TechCrunch, CNET News and Future of Journalism, more at Techmeme »
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Barnes & Noble Beats Amazon To The Android App Punch, But Kindle Will Likely Prevail
David Carnoy / CNET News: Nook Color gets Flash support, curated app store
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Barnes & Noble's Nook Color: reading is changing but it doesn't fade away
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Mary Berner Exits Reader's Digest Association — Four-Year Run Saw Company Modernize, Reorganize, Struggle With Debt and Chapter 11 — Reader's Digest President-CEO Mary Berner has left the company after four years in the post, a run that saw the company file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection …
Discussion: Adweek, Media Decoder, The Fix and Media News International
Lucia Moses / Adweek: New Board at Reader's Digest Association Deposes CEO Mary Berner out, CFO Tom Williams in
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder: Mary Berner Out At Reader's Digest
Max Read / Gawker:
The Onion Fools The New York Times — You may have been surprised to see President Obama's smiling face on the cover of Tiger Beat in last week's The New York Times article about the “original teen-girl tabloid.” Your surprise was not unwarranted, as the Times admitted today: More »
Discussion: Yahoo! News, FishbowlNY and Hit & Run
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run: President Obama: Not a Teen Idol After All
Why I Gave Up the Newspaper to Save Newspapering — The following is a guest post from Nicholas White, the CEO of The Daily Dot, a new startup in community journalism. White leaves a long lineage of newspaper men and women in his family to join digital media and explains why.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Mort Zuckerman vs. the Daily News: An Owner Adrift — Last July, New York Daily News editor Martin Dunn abruptly left the paper due to his wife's illness. Kevin Convey, who'd been working as editor of the Boston Herald, was named his replacement. But now, we hear, unsatisfied NYDN owner Mort Zuckerman …
Peter Lauria / Mogulite:
Exclusive: Peter Chernin Loses Top Deputy Nicky Weinstock to New Fox Studios Venture — Hollywood mogul Peter Chernin, who vacated his post as the chief lieutenant to Rupert Murdoch at News Corp. in 2009, has lost one of his top deputies to his former company.
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost:
Click-Through Metrics Come Under Fire — While marketers continue to rely on click through rates as a primary measure of campaign effectiveness, new research suggests that the metric should be taken with a grain of salt — or completely taken out of the equation.
Robert Mankoff / The New Yorker Blog:
Roger Ebert Wins the Cartoon Caption Contest — Two years ago, Roger Ebert wrote on his Chicago Sun-Times blog: … Done. To the delight of film fans, film criticism fans, caption contest fans, and Roger Ebert fans—and count me among all of the above—Mr. Ebert has finally fulfilled …