Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What Journalism Is Like Now: Working With 2,000 Sources — We've written many times at GigaOM about how the media industry is being disrupted, and how that is being caused in part by the “democratization of distribution” that social-media tools such as Twitter and Facebook allow.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and BBC College of Journalism Blog, Thanks:mathewi
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Journalism education - The new journalism is working with 2,000 sources
Neal Mann / BBC College of Journalism Blog: bbcsms: The new journalism is working with 2,000 sources
Wall Street Journal:
French Watchdog Reins In Media Coverage of IMF Chief — PARIS—France's broadcasting watchdog called Tuesday on the country's television channels to be extremely cautious in showing footage of International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn in handcuffs, a practice that contravenes French law.
Discussion: Gothamist, New York Times, New York Magazine and The Atlantic Wire
Elaine Sciolino / New York Times: Questions Raised About a Code of Silence
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: Strauss-Kahn's Supporters Hint That Political Opponents Had Role in Sexual-Assault Case
Schwarzenegger and DSK: When Powerful Men Cross Lines — The week's news about the sexual conduct of politically powerful men gives me a queasy feeling of déjà vu. — As the French agonize over whether Dominique Strauss-Kahn's star power quashed past allegations, I can respond cynically: Yes, that probably happened.
Discussion: The Wire
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
The Daily Beast/Newsweek Profitable in 2-3 Years? Hmmm. — Tina Brown says the merged entity comprising the Daily Beast and Newsweek is set to be profitable two to three years from now. — That sounds pretty good — until you consider that, last October, Daily Beast executives were telling …
Discussion: Media & Entertainment and Runnin' Scared
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Tina Brown: Newsweek Daily Beast Co. will be profitable in ‘two to three years’ — There was a moment during the chattery outset of Monday night's New York Deadline Club Awards dinner when Newsweek Daily Beast Company editor-in-chief Tina Brown appeared to be lost in thought.
Discussion: The Wire, FishbowlNY, Editors Weblog and Adweek
Noah Davis / The Wire: TINA BROWN'S MAGIC TOUCH: The New Newsweek Is Off To A Surprisingly Good Start
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: Media links of the day — Four more Conde Nast titles began …
Charles V. Bagli / New York Times:
Condé Nast Will Be Anchor of 1 World Trade Center — Condé Nast Publications, whose stable of magazines chronicles the American zeitgeist as meticulously as any anthropologist, has reached an agreement to lease one million square feet at 1 World Trade Center …
Discussion: On Media's Blog, New York Magazine, The Wire and FishbowlNY
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: Conde Nast to anchor ground zero project
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: To Convince Condé Nast to Move to One World Trade, the Port Authority Had to Work Out Where Anna's Car Would Park
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Condé Nast is Moving to 1 World Trade Center
James Barron / City Room:
Elaine's to Close — Six months after the death of its legendary proprietor, Elaine's restaurant will close its doors next week. — On Tuesday, Elaine's longtime manager, who inherited the restaurant from Elaine Kaufman, said that the business was no longer viable. She said that Elaine's last night would be May 26.
Discussion: Movieline, The Book Bench and Gothamist
Christopher Rosen / Movieline: Woody Allen on the Demise of Elaine's: ‘It Was a Fabulous, Fabulous Place’
Macy Halford / The Book Bench: A Second Farewell to Elaine's
Garth Johnston / Gothamist: Lacking Elaine, Elaine's Will Close Next Week
A citizen journalism model that really breaks news? — London-based citizen journalism start-up Blottr, which destealthed towards the end of February with a Techrunch write-up and recently announced a round of angel funding, led the news agenda for much of Monday by breaking the day's major UK news story.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Web Ad Pioneer Dave Morgan Adapts Simulmedia To TV's Reality — The TV networks are spending the week telling advertisers to keep buying TV ads. — Great idea, says Dave Morgan. — If you pay attention to Web advertising but haven't kept track of Morgan recently, his position might strike …
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Righthaven Target Hits Back With Class Action Counter-Attack — Copyright enforcer Righthaven is on the ropes in its home state of Nevada, where defense lawyers are attacking its agreement with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, saying the flawed agreement doesn't give Righthaven the right to sue.
Will Bunch / Philly.com:
How Drudge “stays on top”? Pandering on race, right-wing paranoia — It's been a noteworthy springtime for news here in my hometown of Philadelphia — a mayoral election, a fast start for the Phillies while the Flyers imploded in the NHL playoffs, the gruesome murder of a 9-year-old girl.
Discussion: AdPulp, The Longest Week, Poynter, Editors Weblog, eMedia Vitals and Future of Journalism
David Burn / AdPulp: Facebook (And Everyone Else) Takes A Drudging
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: The large influence of the Drudge Report on top news sites
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How Conor Friedersdorf created a magazine-club experience through his “Best of Journalism” list — Several years ago, when Conor Friedersdorf was working at the startup (and soon-to-be-departed) web magazine Culture 11, he and a few friends would gather regularly at Kramerbooks near Dupont Circle …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Slacker vs. Rdio vs. MOG: Which Streaming Music Service is Worth Your $10/Month? — Slacker Radio, an Internet radio service similar to streaming music giant Pandora, has just introduced a new tier to its subscription service: a $9.99 per month Premium version which offers music on-demand.
Discussion: VentureBeat, ZDNet, Techland and CrackBerry.com blogs
Matthew Miller / ZDNet: Slacker rolls out Premium Radio service with complete music selection controls
Jared Newman / Techland: Slacker Radio Joins the On-Demand Music Fray
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Eventually, One Of These Updates Will Make Google News Not Suck At Tech News, Right? — For as long as I can remember, there has been one constant in tech news: Google News sucks at it. — Now, that's not entirely fair since Google News doesn't actually provide any of their own content.
Discussion: @gillianmae, GigaOM, @zseward, @zseward, Techland, Beyond Search, Softpedia News, Google News Blog and Search Engine Land
Gillian / @gillianmae: @NiemanLab @zseward: Terrible. @capitalnewyork has newspaper-quality reporting but is categorized as a “blog.” Users miss out on great stuff
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Shhh! Don't Tell Google News You're a Blog!
Zach Seward / @zseward: @cliffmarks Issue boils down to defining a blog. Google is not very good at it, which is understandable because the term is hollow.
Zach Seward / @zseward: Yikes, Google News letting users filter out “blogs” http://t.co/VlrRPpi is what I feared when I wrote this in 2009: http://t.co/JBEwMAz
Graeme McMillan / Techland: Google News Offers to Cut Blogs Out of Your Feed
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Google News: Entertainment Tonight Redux
Mike Shields / DIGIDAY:DAILY:
Nick Denton Stands Firm — Nick Denton knows most people in media view his remake of his stable of Gawker Media sites three months ago as an unmitigated disaster. He just thinks they're wrong. — The stubborn founder of Gawker Media says that after some early hiccups with the company's
Discussion: SAI, FishbowlNY and NYConvergence.com
Noah Davis / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Gawker Media Traffic Levels Return, But Amazing Revenue Growth Is the Real Story
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Gawker Revenue Up Almost 35 Percent