Nat Ives / AdAge:
New York Times' Share of Newspaper Sites' Traffic Hits 12-Month Low — April Was a Quieter Month for News Than March, But Other Newspaper Sites Maintained Traffic Better — The pay wall introduced by The New York Times at the end of March is hurting traffic to its website, as expected, but perhaps within acceptable levels.
Discussion: Poynter, paidContent, Tech Trader Daily, FishbowlNY and Bloggasm
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Post-Paywall, NYT Share Of Newspaper Web Traffic Drops
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The New York Times' Traffic Drops 24 Percent in April
Missing Al Jazeera reporter deported to Iran — Al Jazeera's Dorothy Parvaz, missing since arriving in Damascus almost two weeks ago, is now understood to be in Tehran. — Missing Al Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz has been deported from Syria to Iran, the network has learned.
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire, Guardian, Poynter, The Wire, msnbc.com and The Daily Dish
Matthew Weaver / Guardian: Syria, Libya and Middle East unrest - live updates
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Missing Al Jazeera reporter deported to Iran
Noah Davis / The Wire: Syria Deports Captured Al Jazeera Journalist To Iran
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: Shelling Its Own Citizens
The Atlantic Online:
'Google Doesn't Laugh': Saving Witty Headlines in the Age of SEO — If online searches are literal, what happens to headlines that involve word play? Copy editors fear they're going the way of the classified ad. — To Matthew Crowley, funny headlines are serious business.
Discussion: The Awl and @ivantohelpyou
Jason Fry / Poynter:
How valuable is your brand? 4 questions to determine whether to stay or go, plus how to keep your biggest stars happy — The age of the individual brand was inevitable, a natural consequence of the way digital media has remade our reading habits. In print, columns have a home on a section front …
Discussion: Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog: Personal branding continues to advance
Google deflects PR firm's attack of Gmail privacy — It's not as if Google lacks privacy controversies to quell. — Yet Burson-Marsteller, a top-five public relations firm, is attempting to pile more on. — Burson last week stepped up a whisper campaign to get top-tier media outlets …
Discussion: SAI, Adweek, PRNewser and Future of Journalism
Henry Blodget / SAI: BUSTED: Former CNBC Tech Reporter Jim Goldman Caught Spreading Lies About Google For Unnamed PR Client
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Google deflects PR firm's attack of Gmail privacy
Teri Evans / Entrepreneur.com:
Mashable's Pete Cashmore on Persistence — How he turned obstacles into an opportunity, why he's so obsessed with the Internet and a winning habit he learned from his father. — Pete Cashmore is founder and CEO of Mashable. — 'Trep Talk is a column on personal insights from the people behind the big ideas.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Pete Cashmore Doesn't Like TV, Says Naiveté is Good
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism:
The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism — A new report by Bill Grueskin, Ava Seave and Lucas Graves — A recording of this event will be posted soon. — Can digital journalism be profitable? What's making money, what isn't, and why?
Discussion: CJR, Forbes.com, Lost Remote, NYConvergence.com, Guardian and Adweek
Lauren Kirchner / CJR: “The Story So Far” Panel with Ken Auletta
Steve Safran / Lost Remote: Report: Social media brings loyalty and engagement
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Erik Wemple to Washington Post — Erik Wemple, one of the most fearsome media reporters on the Washington Post beat during his days at City Paper, is leaving the editorship of TBD to take a job at the paper he long covered, a source at the Washington Post confirms.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Washington Post's Harshest Critic Goes to Work for Washington Post
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Wemple quits as TBD.com editor to join Washington Post
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Is the iPad Just a New Way to Give Away Magazines? — In the last few days, there have been a flurry of deals that suggest that a level of détente between Apple and the Big Three Manhattan publishers (Condé Nast, Time Inc. and Hearst) has finally been reached.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: For Publishers, The iPad Presents a Problem
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
5 big problems with ‘Navigating News Online’ study — You might find some valid research in the Navigating News Online study published Monday by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a project of the Pew Foundation. — But the study needed lots of context that an organization committed to excellence in journalism should provide.
Discussion: Still Not Going To Do …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Wall Street Journal Deploying iPhone 4 Globally for News Gathering and Live Streaming — The Wall Street Journal is training its print reporters to use the iPhone 4 for video news gathering and live streaming via Skype Video, says Kevin Delaney, Managing Editor of the WSJ.com
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The Wall Street Journal Chooses iPhone 4
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Nomad Editions, a Movie Studio For Tablet Magazines — With recent deals between Apple and Hearst, Conde Nast and Time Inc., the best-known magazines are finally available in subscription form on the iPad. But just because they're the biggest titles in print doesn't mean they'll be the biggest on tablets.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Wenner Digital Chief Schwartz Returns To Reuters For Biz Dev Role — Steven Schwartz, who became Wenner Media's first chief digital officer about 2-and-a-half years ago, is leaving the Rolling Stone publisher to head up global business development for Reuters (NYSE: TRI) Media.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Talking Biz News and mediabistro.com
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Reuters names head of business development
Xan Rice / The Atlantic Online:
Death by Tabloid — Uganda's most infamous journalist makes no apologies. — IT'S MID-AFTERNOON when Giles Muhame, 23, finally arrives at the canteen of Kampala's Makerere University. He first blames the traffic, and then suggests that he was observing me from a distance for some time.
Michael S. Rosenwald / Washington Post:
The news behind bars — Calvert Porter sits down behind the anchor desk and straightens his collar. His co-anchor, Keith Williams, studies his script. “Do you want a sound check?” Porter asks. 14 Comments Weigh InCorrections? Live Q&A, noon Yates: Broadcasting behind bars Ask Now “No, you're all right,” the cameraman says.