Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Cheezburger CEO Planning WordPress-Style News 2.0 Software — Once you've built an empire of funny cat pictures and other user-generated comedy ephemera, what do you do next? Ben Huh, CEO of the sprawling Cheezburger network of comedy websites, has begun discussing a side-project he's working on called The Moby Dick Project.
Discussion: GeekWire and eMedia Vitals
Ben Huh / benhuh!:
Why Are We Still Consuming News Like It's 1899?
Why Are We Still Consuming News Like It's 1899?
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: I Can Haz News? Cheezburger Founder Working on Tech for News Sites
Adam Hochberg / Poynter:
Joplin Globe's Facebook page locates, reunites missing people in tornado aftermath — After a massive tornado roared through Joplin, Mo., Sunday night, much of the city was left isolated without electricity, telephone service, or Internet connections. Survivors have found it difficult …
Discussion: Joplin Globe
Jeff Lehr / Joplin Globe:
Globe reporter joins neighborhood of survivors
Globe reporter joins neighborhood of survivors
Discussion: New York Post, Poynter and Poynter
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Why The New York Times replaced its Twitter ‘cyborg’ with people this week — The New York Times is turning off the automatic feed for its main Twitter account this week in an experiment to determine if a human-run, interactive approach will be more effective.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Editors Weblog, Bloggasm and The Wire
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The New York Times Turns Off Automated Twitter Account
Teemu Henriksson / Editors Weblog: New York Times unplugs its “cyborg” Twitter feed for this week
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Times Reporter Served With Subpoena in Leak Case — WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors, with the approval of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., are trying to force a reporter at The New York Times to testify at a criminal trial about who leaked information to him about a C.I.A. effort …
Discussion: Gawker and Battleland
Mark Benjamin / Battleland: The Justice Department's Obsession with New York Times' Risen
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
YouTube Extends Plans for Ads Before Videos — In the early days of online video, commercials that appeared before viewers could watch clips, known as preroll, got “thumbs down” from most computer users. That attitude seems to have softened more recently, a change of heart that Web giants have noticed.
Discussion: MarketingVox News & Trends, Softpedia News, Search Engine Land, paidContent and The Next Web, more at Techmeme »
MarketingVox News & Trends: Original Content? Check. Top Viewers? Check. Now YouTube is Ramping Up Ad Formats
David Kaplan / paidContent: Google Hires P&G's Digital Marketing Head To Attract Brand Ads To YouTube
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: YouTube wants to show you an ad on your first visit every day
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Dick Ebsersol's exit from NBC sends signal to rest of company — The abrupt departure of Dick Ebersol as chairman of NBC Sports Group last Thursday sent shockwaves through the network and the media industry. — It also sent a not-so-subtle message to other top NBCUniversal executives: Get with the program or hit the road.
Discussion: Free Press, Mediaite and TVWeek.com
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Reuters strikes deal to syndicate third-party investigative journalism — To diversify its content offerings, news service Thomson Reuters has established relationships with a variety of third-party websites, such as The Wrap and Hollywood.tv (entertainment/celebrities), Examiner.com (amateur local news) and SB Nation (sports).
Inside the Campaign to Release Al-Jazeera English Journalist Dorothy Parvaz — A version of this story was co-published with the Los Angeles Times. — The phone call came in the middle of the night last month, when my brother Todd and I were visiting our father in a suburb of Portland …
Discussion: The Wire and Boston Globe, Thanks:propublica
Noah Davis / The Wire: Al Jazeera English Is The Best Network You're Not Watching And It's Getting Better
Travis Andersen / Boston Globe: Freed journalists urge backers to keep slain colleague in mind
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Wired, GQ announce iPad subscriptions — Romenesko Misc. — Starting with the June issue, the magazines will offer monthly ($1.99) and yearly ($19.99) iPad subscriptions and will continue to offer single issues, all via In-App Purchase on the App Store. Current print subscribers …
Chris Anderson / Wired: Launching Today: iPad Subscriptions
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
USA Network's Chatter Aggregates Conversations About TV Shows From Facebook and More — Cable television's USA Network recently launched an app called Chatter that allows a specific TV show's viewers to converse with fellow fans and engage with a streams of official content aggregated from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.
Facebook: Journalists' friend or foe? — A new Facebook effort aims to help journalists use social media. But other motives may be at work. — Vadim Lavrusik — FORTUNE — Vadim Lavrusik, the cherub-cheeked 25-year old who heads up Facebook's new journalist program initiative …
Discussion: The Conversation
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Brightcove Moves Mobile App Creation Into the Cloud — Brightcove has made a name for itself as one of the largest platforms for video distribution online. But now it is stepping beyond just the managing and distribution of online video with a new SaaS-based product for easily creating …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Broadcasting & Cable, TechCrunch and paidContent, more at Techmeme »
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Brightcove steps into app creation biz with App Cloud
Todd Spangler / Broadcasting & Cable: AETN Sits on Brightcove ‘App Cloud’
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Brightcove Launches App Cloud. It's Not Just For Videos Anymore
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Brightcove Now Wants To Be A Multi-Platform Apps Suite
Dbyers / Adweek:
Bloomberg View to Launch on Wednesday — Bloomberg View, the new opinion section of Bloomberg News, will launch on Wednesday, a company source told Adweek. — “Columns will start appearing overnight on Tuesday night” at Bloomberg.com/view, the source said, adding that the launch was part of a redesign …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Talking Biz News
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Bloomberg View to Launch Tomorrow
Jeff Cormier / The Next Web:
Did Ariana Huffington use stage to engage in market manipulation of AOL stock? — This morning at TechCrunch Disrupt, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, Arianna Huffington, in a “Fireside Chat” made an interesting and possibly illegal statement concerning the stock of AOL.
Discussion: Mixed Media, Future of Journalism, Gawker and Mixed Media
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Whoops! Did Arianna Huffington Just Pump AOL's Stock?
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Manipulated AOL stock? - Arianna Huffington: “if you buy AOL stock right now ...”
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Arianna Says Buy AOL, Insane Investors Obey
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: AOL Using TechCrunch as ‘Petri Dish’ for Transparency
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
AOL Seeks Heidi Klum's Advice in Million-Dollar Content Deal — Ad Age Talks to the Supermodel About Her How-to-Video Partnership That Lets People 'Speak to the Horse's Mouth' — AOL began publishing its content partnership with fashion model Heidi Klum today, AOL's latest celebrity acquisition …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Curbed National
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Heidi Klum: AOL Contributor
Sarah Firshein / Curbed National: Heidi Klum Decorates!: Somehow Heidi Klum has managed to...
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Burdened by PBS Dues, Stations Consider Withdrawing — ORLANDO, Fla. — Television executives who gathered here last week for PBS's annual meeting enthusiastically embraced projects such as the five-part “Women, War and Peace” and heard the actress Anna Deavere Smith speak so passionately …
Discussion: TVNewser, Future of Journalism, Poynter and Free Press
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: PBS plots a new promo strategy facing more stations to become unaffiliated
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Get ready to see your favorite PBS shows interrupted by promos, underwriting credits
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Jeff Jarvis: When It Comes To New Journalism, ‘Transparency Is The New Objectivity’ — Jeff Jarvis is the creator of Entertainment Weekly, a San Francisco Examiner columnist, the Associate Publisher of The Daily News, and a consultant to new media companies — in other words, a veteran of the old school and a proponent of the new.
Discussion: The Corsair
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
What Is It With Adweek and Lady Editors? — First, Arianna Huffington is accused of using a courtesan's techniques. Then Elizabeth Spiers's appointment as editor of the Observer is compared to a bad marriage. And this week, even though Adweek admits Tina Brown has improved the content …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, PSFK, Adweek and The Atlantic Wire, Thanks:laureni
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY: Does Adweek Have a Problem with Female Editors?
Emalykhina / Adweek: Newsroom Roil Is Tina's Beast of Burden
Nate Freeman / New York Observer:
Fate of Elaine's Out of Graydon Carter's Hands — Aging New York literati may still be praying for a savior to swoop in and save Elaine's, but Graydon Carter will not be making any eleventh-hour power purchases. — The Upper East Side ink-stained parlor announced it would close this Thursday …