Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Google Traffic to Demand Media Sites Down 40 Percent — Are the halcyon days of content farming over? Image by The Library of Congress via Flickr — Here's some plain, easy-to-understand proof that Google's recent algorithm overhaul is doing exactly what it was meant to do …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, seobook.com, Forbes.com, Domain Name Wire, @dannysullivan, ReadWriteWeb and Search Engine Land
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals: Google traffic to Demand Media sites plummets
Forbes Blogs / Forbes.com: Google Must Spend To Remain Sultan Of Search
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire: Google Panda Estimates Are All Over the Board, and None Are Accurate
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: if all eHow got from Google before Panda according to Hitwise was 0.4% of its traffic, methinks the stats mean little
CAITLIN DICKSON / The Atlantic Wire:
Over Half of 2011's New York Times Issues Rely on WikiLeaks — Today's New York Times prominently features “The Guantanamo Files,” a synthesis of “700 classified military documents” obtained by WikiLeaks, about the Cuba prison's current and former inmates. It's the latest blockbuster data cache to be trumpeted by the paper.
Discussion: Mediaite, The Nation, Runnin' Scared and Boing Boing, Thanks:jaredbkeller
Frances Martel / Mediaite: Goldberg Defends Wikileaks From O'Reilly's Organized Crime Claims: ‘It Is A News Organization’
Greg Mitchell / The Nation: The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Tuesday, Day 150
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Guantanamo Bay Is a Complicated Hell on Earth, New WikiLeaks Documents Show
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: Telegraph, Poynter, Journalism.co.uk, NPR, Hillicon Valley, Guardian, @innovations, Mediaite, Danger Room, The New Yorker Blog, The Huffington Post, ProPublica, The Wrap, The Lede, Salon, The Daily Dish, CJR, Runnin' Scared, The Raw Story, Yahoo! News, CNET News, Guardian, Most Recent Home Page Posts …, The Nation, The Firewall, New York Magazine, Washington Post, The Wire, Online NewsHour, Vanity Fair, New York Times, The Atlantic Wire, The Wire, Hillicon Valley, The Daily Beast, Threat Level, MetaFilter, Firedoglake, On Media's Blog, Future of Journalism, Mother Jones and New York Times
Christopher Hope / Telegraph: WikiLeaks: Leaked files accuse BBC of being part of a ‘possible propaganda media network’
Steve Myers / Poynter: WikiLeaks' ‘Gitmo files’ leaked to New York Times
Jon Bershad / Mediaite: Pentagon Spokesman Sarcastically Thanks WikiLeaks For Ruining His Easter Weekend
Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room: Sega Bombs, Magnet Mines: Terror Tech from WikiLeaks' Gitmo Files
Amy Davidson / The New Yorker Blog: WikiLeaks: The Uses of Guantánamo
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: Why Did Gitmo Detainee Have BBC Phone Number?
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: NYT, NPR Scramble to Publish Gitmo Docs Before WikiLeaks Embargo
Rogene Fisher Jacquette / The Lede: Reaction to ‘The Guantanamo Files’
Natasha Lennard / Salon: The Obama/Gitmo timeline — The release Sunday of nearly 800 …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: The Stain Of Gitmo — I do not doubt the rank injustice in Gitmo.
Joel Meares / CJR: The Guantánamo Files — A cache of 759 files leaked …
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Julian Assange & the News Cycle: Guantanamo Bay Info Starts With WikiLeaks
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: WikiLeaks releases secret Guantanamo prison files
Greg Mitchell / The Nation: The WikiLeaks Blog: The Guantánamo Files
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall: WikiLeaks Hits Pentagon Again With Leak Of 759 Guantanamo Prisoners' Files
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: Leaked Gitmo Files Reveal Prisoners' Threat Level Based on Flawed Evidence
Peter Finn / Washington Post: WikiLeaks discloses new details on whereabouts of al-Qaeda leaders on 9/11
Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair: Classified Guantànamo Files Won't Do Much to Improve Guantànamo's Public Image
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
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level: WikiLeaks Releases Guantánamo Bay Prisoner Reports
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
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Backstory - News outlets race to publish WikiLeaks' Guantanamo Bay docs
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: GigaOM, Poynter, FishbowlNY, Kirk LaPointe's …, MediaPost and Future of Journalism
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Reality Check for News: Guilt Trips Aren't a Business Model
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Circulation will continue to decline (and other reality checks for newspapers)
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Jeff Jarvis Offers ‘Reality Check’ for Newspapers
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: Reality Checks For Newspapers
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Times Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane's stupid ideas on how to cover the press. — New York Times Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane advanced the flummoxing idea in his column yesterday that the Times should not diss or needle other news organizations, nor should its writers grill the competition in interviews.
Discussion: Poynter, @emmagkeller, The Informer, California Watch, FishbowlNY and The New Republic
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: So what if NYT writes about other papers now and then?
Emma Gilbey Keller / @emmagkeller: Prob shdn't RT this but what the hey. RT @Slate: RT @jackshafer: How stupid is the Times' @thepubliceditor? http://slate.me/hTOHqC
Dennis Romero / The Informer: New York Times' Arthur Brisbane Questions Paper's Past Criticism of Los Angeles Times in Wake …
Ryan Gabrielson / California Watch: Like Bell and Maywood, Montebello reaps funds from car seizures
Isaac Chotiner / The New Republic: The NYT's Public Editor Disaster
Max Read / Gawker:
The Onion Fools The New York Times
The Onion Fools The New York Times
Discussion: Yahoo! News, FishbowlNY and Hit & Run
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run: President Obama: Not a Teen Idol After All
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
A Tale Of Two Timeses: A New York Meter, A London Wall
A Tale Of Two Timeses: A New York Meter, A London Wall
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: ‘New York Times’ vs. ‘The Times of London’
Hadley Freeman / Guardian:
Rachel Maddow: 'I'm definitely not an autocutie' — The top US news anchor on why she prefers jokes to anger and why she is proud to be gay — It's 10.05pm on a rainy Tuesday night in the MSNBC studio in the now famous New York address, 30 Rock, and Rachel Maddow - one of the highest profile news anchors …
Discussion: The Maddow Blog, Mediaite, The Wire, FishbowlNY, The Huffington Post and Gawker
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Rachel Maddow Hints That Anderson Cooper Should Come Out
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Maddow's Message To Closeted Gay Anchors
Brian Moylan / Gawker: Rachel Maddow Tells Gay News Anchors to Come Out Already
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 …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Soup, Thanks:mathewi
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Curation Tool Storify Opens To The Public
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Filtering the Social Web to Present News Items
Filtering the Social Web to Present News Items
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Storify, Poynter, Off On A Tangent, Adweek, MediaPost, Lost Remote and Noted
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb: How TV & The Web Are Merging: Al Jazeera's New Show, The Stream
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Storify opens to the public today
Steve Garfield / Off On A Tangent: Using Twitter to Make Greek Easter Cookies
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
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Storify launches social curation tool for journalists
George Hopkin / Noted: Filtering the Social Web to Present News Items [NYTimes]
Miguel Helft / Bits:
News Aggregator Zite Wants to Play Nice With Publishers — Zite, a news aggregator for the iPad whose app has irked major news publishers, said Monday that Mark Johnson, a longtime adviser to the company, would become its new chief executive. — But the announcement those news publishers focused …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and Zite - Blog, more at Techmeme »
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals: News aggregator Zite wants to play nice with publishers
Philosophygeek / Zite - Blog: Mark Johnson Joins Zite as CEO & Zite Releases v1.1
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 …
Discussion: newsfeed.time.com, FishbowlNY and The Atlantic Wire
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Facebook introduces first private content-sharing tool with ‘Send’ button — The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post added a “Send” button to their sites today, enabling users to privately send stories to their Facebook friends, Facebook Groups or to an individual email address.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals: Facebook introduces private content-sharing tool
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
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix: We'll Do a Couple More “House Of Cards"-Style Originals — Netflix says the high-profile move it made into original programming this year won't be its last. — The video rental service, which made a splash when it bought the first-run rights to “House of Cards,” …
Discussion: TechCrunch, GigaOM, Online Video News, Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel, PC Magazine, Media Money …, MediaPost, Electronista, Between the Lines Blog, PR Newswire, SAI, Engadget HD, Tech Trader Daily, Forbes.com, paidContent, Media Money …, Bloomberg, MarketBeat, SAI, @pkafka and @dougw, more at Techmeme »
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Netflix Earnings Up 88 Percent, Adds 3.6 Million Subscribers
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Netflix Now Officially Bigger Than Comcast
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News: Netflix sets revenue, subscriber records in Q1, and it looks to calm Hollywood's fears
Todd Spangler / Broadcasting & Cable: Netflix Hits 23.6 Million Total Subscribers
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: Netflix Hits 23.6 Million Total Subscribers
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Netflix Executives Agree: Streaming Is ‘Rerun TV’
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin: Netflix Earnings: Watching Subscriber Numbers and Content Costs
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: Netflix Soars In Net Income, Subscribers To Rival Cable
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog: Netflix reports strong Q1 earnings; approaching 25 million subscribers
Richard Lawler / Engadget HD: Netflix Q1 report shows 23.6 million subscribers, embraces rerun TV moniker
Teresa Rivas / Tech Trader Daily: Netflix Falls on Guidance Despite Q1 Beat
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Netflix's Sales Jump 46 Percent; Hopes To Fund More Original Programming
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin: Netflix: Subscribers Soar and Earnings Beat, Forecast Disappoints
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg: Netflix Falls as Quarterly Profit Outlook Misses Estimates
Matt Phillips / MarketBeat: Netflix Earnings: A Beat! And Stock Falls ...
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Netflix: We Are “Re-Run TV,” So Don't Be Scared Cable Companies!
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: Kinda silly to compare NFLX subscription totals against Comcast, etc. But yes, it's really big!
Doug Williams / @dougw: Netflix is proving that users will pay for digital content if a subscription is more convenient than theft. http://t.co/ViVunUE
Maggie Brown / Guardian:
Has the BBC become too afraid to take risks? — When Lord Patten went before the Commons culture, media and sport select committee last month to lay out his credentials as the new chairman of the BBC Trust, he deliberately alighted on a key issue for programme makers and viewers …
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, IntoNow, PC Magazine, CNET News, MediaPost, L.A. Times Tech Blog, VentureBeat, The Next Web, SAI, Multichannel and Mogulite, more at Techmeme »
Sara Yin / PC Magazine: Yahoo Buys IntoNow TV Check-In App
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Yahoo acquires TV check-in app IntoNow
David Goetzl / MediaPost: Yahoo Buys IntoNow, Focuses On Interactive TV
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Yahoo buys IntoNow, maker of TV ‘check-in’ app for iOS devices
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Can Yahoo win at social TV with IntoNow?
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: As Yahoo buys IntoNow, will Facebook and Twitter also acquire social TV apps?
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Yahoo Paid $20 Million For A 12-Week-Old Company And It Was A BRILLIANT Move
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: Yahoo Acquires Social TV Startup IntoNow
Amy Tennery / Mogulite: Yahoo Pays More Than $20M for a 12-week-old Startup? Or is it $30M? Or $17M?
Ivanoransky / Retraction Watch:
So who bought Scienceblogs? Retraction Watch exclusive: National Geographic — This afternoon, PZ Myers, of the wildly popular Pharyngula blog on ScienceBlogs, started a post with a few lines that set science writers on Twitter abuzz: … Retraction Watch has learned …
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
Take A Look Inside The Swanky Studio Of Al Jazeera's New Social Media Show — Earlier this week Al Jazeera English launched its brand new, much-talked about, social media news program The Stream. — The show was created in the wake of the Middle East uprisings — many of which were powered by social media …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab and Multichannel
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.
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, Adweek, Poynter, TVWeek.com, Adweek, Adweek, Talking Biz News, @iwantmedia and Curbed National
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY: Top Media Players Share Their Favorite Magazines
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...
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 …
Discussion: New York Observer
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.
Adrianne Jeffries / New York Observer:
BusinessWeek Blew $20 M. on Website Before Sale, Failed DMs Allege — A failed direct message exchange on Twitter between tech blogger Anil Dash and designer/publisher Jeffrey Zeldman just accidentally revealed that BusinessWeek spent an astonishing $20 million on a fancy publishing platform …
David Sleight / @stuntbox: And no, BusinessWeek did not go bankrupt or buy a $20M CMS.
Jeffrey Zeldman / @zeldman: @anildash ... director of business week online so I imagine it disturbs him to hear the co praised for biz savvy when he saw opposite.
Jeffrey Zeldman / @zeldman: @anildash ...laid off more staffers. Staffers were blameless in $20 M CMS debacle yet they took the hit for it. @Stuntbox was creative ...
Jeffrey Zeldman / @zeldman: @anildash They bought a $20 million bulls**t CMS then laid off staff and went bankrupt as a direct result. Bloomberg bought them and...
Jeffrey Zeldman / @zeldman: Oh s**t I thought those were DMs.
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.
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, Publishing Executive News, MediaPost, Media News International, Media Decoder and The Fix
Lucia Moses / Adweek: New Board at Reader's Digest Association Deposes CEO Mary Berner out, CFO Tom Williams in
Erik Sass / MediaPost: CEO Berner Exits 'Reader's Digest'
John Smith / Media News International: Tom Williams appointed President and CEO of The Reader's Digest Association
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder: Mary Berner Out At Reader's Digest
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 …