Bill Keller / New York Times:
The Twitter Trap — Last week my wife and I told our 13-year-old daughter she could join Facebook. Within a few hours she had accumulated 171 friends, and I felt a little as if I had passed my child a pipe of crystal meth. — I don't mean to be a spoilsport, and I don't think I'm a Luddite.
Discussion: Betabeat, SAI and Boing Boing, more at Techmeme »
Ben Popper / Betabeat: Bill Keller Worried We're Outsourcing Our Brains
Henry Blodget / SAI: SURPRISE SURPRISE: New York Times Editor Thinks Twitter And Facebook Are Making Us Stupid
Dorothy Parvaz is free — The Al Jazeera journalist, who disappeared in Syria 19 days ago, is back in Doha. — Al Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz has been released nearly three weeks after she went missing after arriving in the Syrian capital of Damascus, where she was to cover the protests.
Discussion: New York Times, Seattle Times, Press Gazette, Mediaite, Canadian Press, Nieman Storyboard, ProducerMatthew.com and J-Source
Queenie Wong / Seattle Times: Iranian authorities release detained reporter Parvaz
Ceri Williams / Press Gazette: Al-Jazeera journalist released but dozens still in custody
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Iran Releases Detained Al Jazeera Journalist Dorothy Parvaz
Andrea Pitzer / Nieman Storyboard: Dorothy Parvaz released from detention in Iran
Lauren McKeon / J-Source: Dorothy Parvaz freed
Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Near Deal to Keep Shows Coming — Hulu LLC is close to renewing its deal for TV shows from its media-company owners in a move that would secure the future of the online-video site but could delay Hulu's access to some shows for its free service, people familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: Adweek, Online Video News, Company Town and Los Angeles Times
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: Will Arnold be back? CBS sets new lineup. Hulu nears new deal.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“Hulu For Magazines” Opens Its Android Newsstand — Apple has won over some of the big magazine publishers, who have reached deals to sell subscriptions via iTunes. But it's not an exclusive arrangement: Now the magazine guys are starting to sell on Google's Android, too.
Discussion: paidContent, PC Magazine, Adweek, AppleInsider, Engadget, AdAge, SAI, Electronista and eMedia Vitals, more at Techmeme »
David Kaplan / paidContent: Next Issue Media's Digital Storefront Opens For Business On Samsung Galaxy
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: iPad Who? Five Publishers Join Forces to Offer Magazine Subscriptions on Android
Lmoses / Adweek: Next Issue Media Newsstand Revealed
Amar Toor / Engadget: Next Issue Media brings magazine subscriptions to Samsung Galaxy Tabs, but not all of them
AdAge: Next Issue Media Releases App Editions for Seven Magazines, First Step Toward Print's Digital Storefront
Ellis Hamburger / SAI: Android Tablets Finally Catch Up To The iPad With Magazine Apps
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Say hello to Encyclo, our new encyclopedia of the future of news — Today, the Nieman Journalism Lab unveils Encyclo, an encyclopedia of the future of news. We've put a lot of work into it, and I hope you'll check it out. — So what is Encyclo? It's an attempt to figure …
Discussion: Poynter, Journalism.co.uk, Poynter. and mediabistro.com
Steve Myers / Poynter. » Romenesko: Nieman Journalism Lab unveils ‘Encyclo,’ a reference for the future of news
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Why Do We Link in News Stories? A Discussion — What bothers me is when articles link words to a company site and you realize, 'awww man that's an ad!' It's worse than a pop-up ad because you've been tricked into serving it to yourself. What an affront.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Why Is It Still So Hard to Get Some Media Outlets to Link?
The Atlantic Wire:
Aaron Sorkin: 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 from a conversation with Oscar-winning screenwriter …
Discussion: TVNewser, Reason, SAI, BBC College of Journalism Blog and Cision
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Aaron Sorkin on ‘Eye-Poppingly Awful’ Media Figures
Glynnis MacNicol / SAI: Oscar-Winning Social Network Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Reveals His Total Ignorance About The Internet
Raju Narisetti / BBC College of Journalism Blog: bbcsms: The future of the news business and the social media challenge
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Q&A: David Plotz, Editor of Slate, on Aggregation — “It was never simply an act of summarizing.” — Last week, CJR released a new report by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, entitled “The Story So Far: What we know about the business of journalism.”
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY: How Slate First Came Up with the Idea of Aggregation
John Koblin / WWD Media Headlines:
Dude, Where's My Magazine? — NEW YORK — A few weeks ago, Bon Appétit editor in chief Adam Rapoport and New York Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren went out to dinner at Veritas with Times food critic Sam Sifton and Random House editor Andy Ward. It was, in Rapoport's words, a “very dude dinner.”
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Dandyish Magazine-Editing Popinjays Hilariously Described as ‘Dudes’
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: What went wrong with Katie Couric and ‘CBS Evening News’? — A marquee star proved not to be what viewers of the venerable newscast wanted. Her nearly five-year reign ends Thursday. — Katie Couric has poise, good looks, smarts and the kind of warmth on camera that a lot of other news people would love to duplicate.
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: FishbowlNY, Movieline, The Book Bench, Gothamist and The Corsair
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Elaine's to Close Next Week
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
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Nielsen: Tablets Are Money Spinners, But Less Than 5% Use Them Today — Of all the wireless devices that have hit the market in the past several years, tablets present the biggest commercial opportunity for media owners, in terms of what consumers are willing to pay for and consume on the devices.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Deal Journal
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Is the iPad Killing the PC Business?
Alex Murray / BBC College of Journalism Blog:
bbcsms: BBC processes for verifying social media content — From Tunisia, via Egypt, to Libya and Syria, verifying and acquiring eyewitness/citizen journalist/user-generated content has become increasingly complicated as the material has become more sophisticated.
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: New York Observer, The Atlantic Wire, Felix Salmon, Gothamist, Curbed NY, Adweek, On Media's Blog, Curbed National, FishbowlNY, New York Magazine and The Wire
Laura Kusisto / New York Observer: On Condé's Deal at 1 WTC
Sara Polsky / Curbed NY: World Trade Center Redevelopment: Condé Nast Officially Signs on at 1 World Trade Center
Kari Lipschutz / Adweek: Condé Nast to Move Downtown
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: Conde Nast to anchor ground zero project
Sarah Firshein / Curbed National: Relocations: Come 2014, Architectural Digest will move...
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Condé Nast is Moving to 1 World Trade Center
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
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: LA Observed and The Wire
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Reporter recalls investigating Arnold's groping for the LAT
Joe Weisenthal / The Wire: Here It Comes: Gawker Reveals Possible Arnold Lovechild, TMZ Reports More Romantic Liaisons
Wall Street Journal:
French Watchdog Reins In Media Coverage of IMF Chief
French Watchdog Reins In Media Coverage of IMF Chief
Discussion: New York Magazine, Gothamist, The Atlantic Wire and New York Times
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: Mayor Bloomberg on Dominique Strauss-Kahn: 'If You Don't Want to Do the Perp Walk, Don't Do the Crime'
Jen Chung / Gothamist: Bloomberg Thinks Perp Walks Are Fine, Even For Short Fat Old Rich Powerful White Men
Elaine Sciolino / New York Times: Questions Raised About a Code of Silence
Satisfied with paid content strategy, Sulzberger turns bullish on social media — As the newsmedia industry fights to retain relevance in the digital age, many companies look to The New York Times as a bellwether for media trends. In an exclusive question-and-answer session during INMA World Congress 2011 …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: Media links of the day — Al Jazeera announced the release …
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.