Julie Moos / Poynter:
Factchecking Obama: Birther controversy was 4% of newshole, not ‘dominant’ story — In a news conference called Wednesday morning to resolve the controversy over where he was born, President Barack Obama showed his recently-released long-form birth certificate and criticized not only 'birthers …
Discussion: Mediaite, Journalism.org, doublex.com, The New Yorker Blog, Salon, Political Punch, Colorlines, The Wire and Pajamas Media
Amanda Marcotte / doublex.com: Obama Releases Birth Certificate; Nothing Changes
David Remnick / The New Yorker Blog: Trump, Birtherism, and Race-Baiting
Shani O. Hilton / Colorlines: Obama: 'I've Got Better Stuff To Do' Than Talk About Birthers
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: SORRY MR. PRESIDENT: The Economy Got 10x More News Coverage Last Week Than The Birthers
Bryan Preston / Pajamas Media: Poynter: Obama's press scolding on birtherism was totally unwarranted
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Obama Scolds Media For Focusing On Birthers
Obama Scolds Media For Focusing On Birthers
Discussion: Journalism.org, Pajamas Media, FrumForum, Yahoo! News, @davidfolkenflik and The Wire
Bryan Preston / Pajamas Media: Pony up, Trump — Having found this morning's Trump press conference …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: Donald Trump's birther crusade helps push 2012 presidential race into the news cycle
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik: Obama overstates case referring to “media” - cable news more his target.
Obama releases birth form, decries ‘silliness’
Obama releases birth form, decries ‘silliness’
Michael D. Shear / New York Times: Obama Releases ‘Long Form’ Birth Certificate
Dan Pfeiffer / White House.gov Blog: President Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate
Colby Hall / Mediaite: White House Releases ‘Long Form Birth Certificate’; Obama To Address Controversy
Julie Mason / The Politico: President Obama releases long-form birth certificate
Sahil Kapur / The Raw Story: Obama releases long-form birth certificate
Dan Amira / New York Magazine: President Obama Has Released His Long-Form Birth Certificate [Updated]
Ben Smith / The Politico: White House releases more birth records
Joe Weisenthal / The Wire: OBAMA RELEASES BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run: Obama's Birth Certificate Revealed! But Why Doesn't It Say George W. Bush, II?
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: President Obama's Remarks on Long Form Birth Certificate ‘Carnival Barkers’
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Yet Another Blogger Weighs In On Barack Obama's Birth Certificate-The White House
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Barack Obama's Birth Certificate: Here It Is! But Something About It Looks Fishy...
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: OBAMA: Distraction Over Birth Certificate Wasn't Good For Country (Translation: TRUMP WINS)
Meg Pickard / Guardian:
Guardian Local - an update on the experiment — The Guardian Local pilot has taught us a lot about new models of journalism but we will soon be winding it down — We believe that journalism plays a vital role in communities, so two years ago we created the Local project.
Discussion: paidContent, Jon Slattery and Journalism.co.uk
Robert Andrews / paidContent: The Guardian Cans Its ‘Unsustainable’ Local Websites
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk: Guardian closes ‘unsustainable’ local sites
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
AP Interactive visualizes a future of stories that reach beyond text — Over the past two years, the Associated Press has nearly doubled the number of interactive graphics it produces each month, jumping from 40 in 2009 to over 70 so far in 2011. On the surface, that increase is logical almost …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals: AP Interactive visualizes stories beyond text
Katie Feola / Adweek:
The New York Times Has Not Sunk...Yet Sulzberger talks up company at annual meeting — NEW YORK—At the New York Times Company's annual meeting here on Wednesday, company chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. did his best to keep the focus on the flagship paper's high quality journalism.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Arthur Sulzberger Jr.: The New York Times Is Not Sinking
Gabriel Snyder / The Atlantic Wire:
Malcolm Gladwell: 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. Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Atlantic Wire, Thanks:deliacabe
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Malcolm Gladwell's Reading Habits
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Comcast in Talks to Offer On-Demand Movies 6 to 8 Weeks After Theaters — Comcast Corp. (CMCSA), the largest U.S. cable-television company, is in talks with Hollywood movie studios to show some films on demand six to eight weeks after their theatrical release, a Comcast executive said.
Discussion: Deadline.com, MediaPost and Company Town
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Jesse Thorn on making your own thing in public radio (while still being able to feed your family) — Two years ago, I did an interview with Jesse Thorn, the host of the public radio program The Sound of Young America and, to my mind, one of the most interesting entrepreneurs in public media today.
Dan Duray / New York Observer:
What's an Out-of-Work Ethicist to Do? Randy Cohen Seeks Refuge on the Airwaves — Randy Cohen received the news that The New York Times Magazine would continue the Ethicist without him from Hugo Lindgren himself. Mr. Cohen had been edited by Mr. Lindgren and called it …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and New York Magazine
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Randy Cohen Looks for a New Path
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Bloomberg updates social media policy: Ask first. Tweet later. — Bloomberg's new social media policy encourages reporters to use Twitter — but with stipulations. It might seem like an obvious move for a news organization these days, but some traditional outlets, including Bloomberg, have managed to hold off until now.
Discussion: Poynter, Talking Biz News, FishbowlNY and @jayrosen_nyu
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Bloomberg policy: ‘Ask questions first. Tweet later’
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Bloomberg LP's Social Media Policy
New York Times:
In WikiLeaks' Growth, Some Control Is Lost — WikiLeaks, the Web site responsible for publicizing millions of state secrets in the last year, has tried to pick its media partners carefully. But the site has become such a large player in journalism that some of its secrets are no longer its own to control.
Discussion: http://www.Stinkyjournalism …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Pushes Mike Huckabee on 2012 Decision — THE DAILY BEAST ON: — The network wants a yes or no on whether the governor-turned-TV host is running for the White House. But Huckabee tells Howard Kurtz he feels no pressure at all. — Mike Huckabee may be running out of time to make a decision on running for president.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Poynter, New York Magazine, FrumForum, On Media's Blog and TVNewser
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Fox News Pressuring Huckabee To Decide About 2012 Run
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Fox News anxious for Huckabee to make a presidential run decision
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Howard Kurtz: Fox Is Crossing Its Fingers Newt Gingrich Will Jump Into the Race by May 3
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: Huckabee denies Fox News pressure
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Fox News Pushing Huckabee to Decide on 2012 Run?
Jeffrey Benzing / American Journalism Review:
On the Front Lines — Former TBD.com honcho Jim Brady is helping the Journal Register Company reinvent itself for the digital age. Posted: Wed, April 27, 2011 — Jeffrey Benzing (email@example.com) is an AJR editorial assistant. — They're building Thunderdome.
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Why newspaper ad sales are not recovering — Nearly two years after the U.S. economy began climbing out of the worst recession since the 1930s, advertising sales at newspapers have yet to hit bottom. — Now, the question haunting every newspaper executive is: How low will they go?
Matt Palevsky / Poynter:
Royal Wedding ticket the latest benchmark of citizen journalism's ascendancy at CNN — A week ago, CNN announced that it will send Floridian Jason Sauter to the hottest ticket of the year, the British Royal Wedding. Sauter — who works as a guest service manager at Disney World and …
Discussion: Washington Post and mediabistro.com
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Is The Mag Recovery Over? Meredith Profits, Revenues Drop On Ad Pullback — While newspapers' ad revenues continue to be depressed at the major publishers, magazines have tended to keep their collective head above water. But an advertising pullback has caused women's magazine publisher Meredith Corp. …
Elliot Jay Stocks:
Adobe's Digital Publishing mistake — It's Easter Monday (a public holiday here in the UK) and I'm sitting outside in the garden, enjoying some much-needed downtime. I've spent he last half hour or so casually flicking through the latest issue of MacUser magazine, which has a large feature …
Discussion: Boing Boing
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Copps Lays Into Local News ‘Evisceration’ — FCC commish wants better and more accountable journalism — The venue was different, but the message was the same. FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, on something of a farewell tour as he wraps up his second and what he has indicated …
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA: FCC Commish Laments State Of Broadcast Journalism at USC Cronkite Awards
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
What now for those buying anonymity? — After presenter's confession, what now for the rich and famous who have bought anonymity with super-injunctions? — Campaigners for reform of Britain's privacy laws have expressed hope that Andrew Marr's dramatic volte-face yesterday over an injunction …
Discussion: BBC and Daily Mail
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
From dozens of articles, a portrait emerges of the ‘Times’ portrait — In yesterday's quite fun piece about City Comptroller Jon Liu and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, reporter David Chen began with a very nice, obviously well-sourced anecdote about a trip the two took last year.
Discussion: Poynter, New York Times and New York Magazine
David W. Chen / New York Times: Many Clashes, Few Kind Words Between Mayor and Comptroller
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
Village Voice Media Getting Down and Dirty with Escort Ads — Last week, deputies in Polk County, Fla., arrested 60 people—including a Disney employee, a man with breast implants, a 15-year-old runaway with a 2-year-old infant, and her pimp—in an online prostitution bust dubbed Operation Curtain Call.