WALL STREET JOURNAL STATEMENT REGARDING SAFEHOUSE SECURITY MEASURES AND ANONYMITY — We take these issues very seriously. Development for eliminating the flash dependency, which is required for Tor compatibility, is complete, and we expect to implement the update within 48 hours.
Discussion: Poynter, Talking Biz News, Runnin' Scared and FishbowlNY
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Osama, Obama Mix-Up Is Because of ‘Bin’ in Laden; NYC Reporters Fight at City Hall
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Don't Leak to the Wall Street Journal's New Wikileaks Knockoff — The Wall Street Journal is trying to make a play for whistleblowers with its very own Wikileaks clone, SafeHouse. But SafeHouse is the opposite of safe, thanks to basic security flaws and fine print that lets the Journal rat on leakers.
Discussion: The Firewall, Guardian, Techdirt, FishbowlNY, Reason, mediabistro.com, New York Magazine, Boing Boing and Betabeat, more at Techmeme »
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall: Researchers Say WSJ's WikiLeaks Copycat Is Full Of Holes
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Wall Street Journal faces backlash over WikiLeaks rival
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: WSJ Launches Wikileaks Competitor... But Says It Can Reveal Your Info To Law Enforcement
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY: Wall Street Journal Issues Statement on its WikiLeaks Clone SafeHouse's Lack of Safety
Brian Doherty / Reason: Wall Street Journal Leaks: Try Your Luck, Leakers!
David Cohen / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed 05.06.11
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: Wall Street Journal's WikiLeaks Clone Successfully Convinces No One to Tell Them Anything Ever
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Wall Street Journal launches insecure Wikileaks clone, promises to sell you out
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Can The Wall Street Journal Replace WikiLeaks? — NEW YORK — The Wall Street Journal wasnât on the receiving end of major WikiLeaks document dumps on Iraq, Afghanistan, the State Dept. and Guantanamo Bay. But the Journal may have found a way to cut out the middleman and convince leakers to go straight to the paper's editors.
Discussion: MediaPost, Fast Company, Bits, Yahoo! News, Mediactive, Journalism.org, FishbowlNY, Mashable!, Editors Weblog, eMedia Vitals, Pulse2, PSFK and The Atlantic Online
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company: The Wall Street Journal Launches WikiLeaks Competitor
Riva Richmond / Bits: Wall Street Journal Leak Site Works on Security Fixes
Dan Gillmor / Mediactive: Wall Street Journal's (Fail)SafeHouse: Keep Trying
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The Wall Street Journal's WikiLeaks Clone Has Problems
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: The Wall Street Journal launches its own whistleblowing site
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: WSJ launches its own version of WikiLeaks
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Wall Street Journal Launches WikiLeaks Competitor SafeHouse
Dan Gould / PSFK: Wall Street Journal Launches WikiLeaks-Style Site
SocialFlow Company Blog:
Breaking Bin Laden: visualizing the power of a single tweet — A full hour before the formal announcement of Bin-Laden's death, Keith Urbahn posted his speculation on the emergency presidential address. Little did he know that this Tweet would trigger an avalanche of reactions …
Discussion: The Wire, Betabeat, Media Decoder, Joho the Blog, MediaShift and ABC News, more at Techmeme »
Bill Carter / Media Decoder: Most Tuned to NBC for Address on Bin Laden
Malcolm Farnsworth / ABC News: Bin Laden, Twitter and gaudy media baubles
Krishna Bharat / Google News Blog:
Google News and the Coverage of Bin Laden — Google News was born in the aftermath of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. An unprecedented act of terrorism on U.S. soil, by a foreign militant group led by Osama Bin Laden, changed the course of history.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, Danger Room, WebProNews, Google Earth Blog and The Daily Beast
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: Krishna Bharat on the evolution of Google News and the many virtues of “trusting in the algorithm”
Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room: Most dangerous week ever? In one sense, it's the least dangerous …
Peter Stevenson / New York Times:
Tina Brown Is Still Hungry for Buzz — Around sunset on a recent spring evening in Manhattan, a nervous-looking young woman was clutching a clipboard outside the entrance to the East 57th Street apartment belonging to Tina Brown and Harry Evans. Guests were shown into a large room filled …
Discussion: Mixed Media, Gawker, The 6th Floor, The Wire, Poynter, The Awl, The Atlantic Wire, Adweek and FishbowlNY
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Uh, Tina? About Newsweek's ‘Traction’ as a Brand...
Hugo Lindgren / The 6th Floor: This Sunday's Magazine: Shake It Up
The Wire: EVERYBODY LOVES TINA: 11 Facts We Learned About Tina Brown In The NYT Mag's Fawning Profile
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: You have to be ‘B to the W’ to work for Tina Brown
Choire Sicha / The Awl: How Is Tina Brown Like George Washington?
Dbyers / Adweek: ‘The New York Times’ Is Still Hungry for Tina Brown The celebrity editor is back in the news . . . But why?
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Tina Brown Profiled in Upcoming New York Times Magazine
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Flipboard Triples Daily Usage in Two Months After Speed Improvements — Flipboard, the leading social news app for iPad, has tripled daily usage in the last two months, CEO Mike McCue said in a chat on Thursday. The app now sees eight to nine million daily “flips.”
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Demand Media CEO Rosenblatt: We're Giving Writers a Raise — Things Are Getting Better Down On the Content Farm as Journalists Get Offered as Much as $0.41 a Word — In the wake of Demand Media's second public earnings reveal, in which it said Google's recent changes had lowered search traffic …
Chris Crum / WebProNews:
Demand Media Deletes eHow Articles, Edits Others in Quality Clean-up Initiative
Demand Media Deletes eHow Articles, Edits Others in Quality Clean-up Initiative
John Letzing / Wall Street Journal: Web Quality Control
Ariel Schwartz / Fast Company: Demand Media Rising Above Google's Search Algorithm Changes
Sam Gustin / Epicenter: Demand Media in Demand After Content-Quality Pledge
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Demand Media Rolls Out Three Initiatives To Improve Content Quality
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Demand shares rise on solid Q1 revenue
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Google Cracks Down On Demand Media
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Spam and Punishment: Google's Changes Cut eHow Search Traffic by 20%; Demand Media Pivots
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Demand Media to Google: Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Demand Media Reports A Better-Than-Expected Jump In Sales
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Book Publishers, AOL To Launch New Book Recommendation Site — Three big publishers and AOL are set to launch Bookish, a “new digital platform for readers”. Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group, and CBS' Simon & Schuster are backing the new site, which is supposed to launch this summer …
Discussion: paidContent, it.einnews.com, WebProNews, eBookNewser, Thompson on Hollywood, GalleyCat and Mobilized
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Hachette, Penguin, Simon & Schuster Team Up With AOL For Book Site: Bookish
it.einnews.com: Venture is Backed by Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group (USA)and Simon & Schuster, Inc. AOL …
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Book Recommendation Site Bookish to Launch this Summer
Nate Hoffelder / eBookNewser: Bookish eBook Community to Launch This Summer
Thompson on Hollywood: Digital Platform Bookish Launches, Backed by Hachette, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, AOL
Ina Fried / Mobilized: Samsung and AT&T Team Up to Launch Infuse 4G
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Swears He's Not Going to Kill HBO: “We Compete Like Football and Baseball” — So we've heard what Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes thinks about Netflix. What does Reed Hastings think about Time Warner? — He's full of good will, too!
Discussion: GigaOM, Future of Journalism, TVbytheNumbers and Multichannel
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Netflix's Next Big Business Idea: Saving Cancelled Shows?
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on HBO, cord-cutting and Amazon
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: Hastings: Starz Renewal Would Be In The Ballpark Of $200M
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
Christina Norman To Exit OWN, Peter Liguori To Take Over As Interim CEO — After a little over than 2 years on the job, Christina Norman is leaving as CEO of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Peter Liguori, COO of Discovery Communications, who has been hands-on involved in OWN …
Discussion: New York Times, Mediaite, @pkafka, @brianstelter and paidContent
Brian Stelter / New York Times: Christina Norman Dismissed as Chief of OWN
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: If you feel like dot-connecting, worth reminding you that Judy McGrath may be available, depending on non-compete language.
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Peter Liguori, the new OWN CEO, on the phone now. Re: programming going forward, “Let's not underestimate entertainment value,” he says.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Christina Norman Out At Oprah's OWN; Liguori Takes Over
Jerry Hirsch / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. Times publisher Eddy Hartenstein named CEO of Tribune Co. — Eddy Hartenstein, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, has been named president and CEO of Tribune Co. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times) — Los Angeles Times publisher Eddy Hartenstein was named chief executive of Tribune Co. …
Discussion: paidContent, Poynter, Chicago Tribune, LA Observed, Business Wire and PR Newswire
David Kaplan / paidContent: Tribune Co. Promotes LA Times' Hartenstein to President, CEO In Dual Role
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Hartenstein named Tribune Co. chief executive
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: LA Times publisher named CEO of Tribune
Business Wire: Los Angeles Times Media Group Names Kathy Thomson as President and Chief Operating Officer
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Does Posting Things to Twitter Make You a Journalist? — There's been a lot of discussion about what the U.S. military strike on Osama bin Laden's compound says about the state of the media today, and the latest debate is whether Sohaib Athar — the Pakistani resident who live-tweeted the raid — is a journalist or not.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Editors Weblog, WebProNews and Poynter
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY: Does Tweeting Make You a Journalist?
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: How do you define a citizen journalist?
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: The man who tweeted the bin Laden raid *is* a citizen journalist
New York Post:
Condé leapfrogs Hearst in iPad digital mag derby — Conde Nast is very close to a deal to begin selling digital subscriptions via Apple's iPad. — The New Yorker will become the first publication from the S.I. Newhouse, Jr., empire to be available via subscription on the popular tablet …
Discussion: FT Tech Hub, CrunchGear, Adweek, FishbowlNY and Epicenter
Joseph Menn / FT Tech Hub: Print publishers split over iPad apps
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Report Has Conde Nast Following Hearst's Example On iPad Starting Next Week
Lmoses / Adweek: Report: Condé Nast Close to iPad Deal
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Conde Nast Rumored to Release iPad Subscriptions Next Week
The Four Kinds of NYT Headlines — About the author — Alex Leo is a writer and internet enthusiast living in New York City. Her work has appeared on ABCNews.com, The Daily Beast, Jezebel, The Hairpin, Crushable and more. Leo was a senior editor at the Huffington Post and an associate producer at ABC News.
Blavatnik's Access wins Warner Music bid - source — Billionaire Len Blavatnik's Access Industries has won the auction to take control of Warner Music Group Corp (WMG.N) with an offer of $8.25 a share, according to a person familiar with the matter. — The agreement, which is expected …
Discussion: DealBook, paidContent, MediaMemo, Billboard.Biz, Fast Company, rbr.com, Company Town and @pkafka
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Warner Music Sale Could Herald New Digital Outlook
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Meet Warner Music's New Owner (For Now): Len Blavatnik
Alex Pham / Company Town: Warner Music Group sold for $3.3 billion to Access Industries' Len Blavatnik