Committee to Protect Journalists:
Getting Away With Murder — CPJ's 2011 Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and killers go free — Russia and Mexico, two of the world's most murderous countries for the press, are heading in different directions in combating deadly anti-press violence …
Discussion: Poynter, J-Source, Christian Science Monitor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, KnightBlog, Jon Slattery, The Huffington Post and FishbowlNY
Lauren McKeon / J-Source: Committee to Protect Journalists releases 2011 Impunity Index
Francine Kiefer / Christian Science Monitor: Keeping on with the work of a slain journalist in Pakistan
Steve Parker / St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Report lists countries where murders of journalists go unsolved
Amy Starlight Lawrence / KnightBlog: New impunity index: Iraq, Somalia and the Philippines most dangerous for journalists
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: The Deadliest Countries In The World For Journalists
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The 10 Most Deadly Countries for Journalists
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Set to Land at NBC News — Former National Public Radio head Vivian Schiller, who left her last job under a political cloud, looks to have found a new position. She's in talks to work at NBC News, where she'll oversee digital projects.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, TVNewser, Mediaite and Broadcasting & Cable
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: In Media Res: Anthony Weiner's misfiring media strategy; getch yer Garden & Gun!
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Former NPR Chief Vivian Schiller to NBC News?
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite: Former NPR Exec Vivian Schiller In Talks With NBC News
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: Reports: Former NPR Exec Vivian Schiller Headed to NBC News
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Can Bill Simmons Win the Big One? — For Bill Simmons, the walk on Laker game days from his office at ESPN to the Staples Center — or “the Silicon Center,” as he once referred to it in a column — is an excruciating 250 yards, a nauseating gantlet of purple and yellow jerseys …
Discussion: Scocca, The Wire, SportsGrid and Deadspin
Tom Scocca / Scocca: Goodbye and See You Soon: Nothing Dies on the Internet
Noah Davis / The Wire: Bill Simmons Already Sick Of Yet-To-Launch Grantland Because It's ‘Too Much Work’
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
THE ATLANTIC: Andrew Sullivan Who? We're Crushing It! — A few months ago, when The Atlantic's biggest star, Andrew Sullivan, ran off with The Daily Beast, some folks worried that he would take The Atlantic's online business with him. — Nope! — Like a lot of other news sites …
Discussion: @mathewi and @jayrosen_nyu
Woodruff: Calculating the Cost of an Attempt to Silence the Press — Senior correspondent Judy Woodruff writes about this week's hacking attacks on PBS websites and overcoming efforts to silence a free press. — The last time I felt something like my reaction now was when burglars broke into our home.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Links on Twitter / Nieman Journalism Lab: Schmidt ‘screwed up’ on social, Twitter announces photo service
Jenn Webb / O'Reilly Radar:
News organizations still party like it's 1899 — Ben Huh (@benhuh), CEO of the Cheezburger, Inc., loves his Cheezburger project, but he's also ready to have a fling with news. In a recent blog post, Huh addressed the stagnant state of news presentation and consumption, which he's hoping to address with his new project Moby Dick.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Cable, Competition and Company Culture — Netflix has turned itself from a DVD rental company into a Web video subscription service, and consumers love it: Millions are signing up each quarter. — Investors love it, too: They've pushed the stock up in an amazing run over the last couple years.
Discussion: gigaom.com, TechCrunch, The Atlantic Wire, CNET News, Company Town, PC Magazine, Fast Company, VentureBeat, ZDNet, MacStories, Forbes.com and Gizmodo
Ryan Lawler / gigaom.com: Netflix CEO: 'We're Finally Beating BitTorrent'
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Reed Hastings: We Have A ‘Five Year Plan’ For Social Features And Facebook Integration
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Reed Hastings: Netflix vying for ‘wallet share’
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town: Netflix chief Reed Hastings extols the virtues of writing big checks in Hollywood
Austin Carr / Fast Company: Netflix CEO: I Want My HBO!
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Netflix CEO: Apple TV Is More Important For Us
Eric Savitz / Forbes.com: D9: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Live!
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Netflix CEO: Hey, You Get What You Pay For
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
In Lady Gaga's Album, Evidence of a New Order — A paradox of the new music industry: Albums sell less and less well every year, but as a marketing tool they are now more important than ever. — A case in point is Lady Gaga, whose new album, “Born This Way” (Interscope) …
Discussion: Heard Mentality and ArtsBeat, Thanks:steverubel
Lilledeshan Bose / Heard Mentality: How ‘Born This Way’ Went All the Way to No. 1 Told in Lady Gaga Gifs
Ben Sisario / ArtsBeat: Lady Gaga Album Zooms to Megahit Status
Jonathan Glick / The Wire:
The News Article Is Breaking Up — Mobile technology is pulling apart the centuries-old format of the article. News and analysis are getting a divorce. — On smartphones, through which the vast majority of the world's population will get their news, people love succinct and scannable information.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Web Hackings Rattle Media Companies — It might just be the most worrisome letter to the editor any news organization can receive. — PBS fought on Monday and Tuesday to restore the Web sites for two news programs on public television, “Frontline” and “PBS NewsHour,” …
Discussion: Company Town and eMedia Vitals
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: No Snookies allowed! Zynga's empire growing. Fox sets pace in upfront market.
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Web hackings rattle media companies
Kashmir Hill / Forbes.com:
The Perfect Media Storm That Is ‘Weinergate’ — Unless you unplugged during Memorial Day weekend, and never managed to plug back in, you've heard of ‘Weinergate.’ Back story for those that have been in the hospital with firework injuries: a conservative blog reported over the weekend …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, Mediaite, Salon, The Atlantic Wire, Gawker, The Daily Dot, The Big Picture, Most Recent Home Page Posts …, Guardian and TVNewser
James Oliphant / Los Angeles Times: Anthony Weiner mixes it up with CNN in epic fashion over Twitter photo [Video]
Matt Schneider / Mediaite: Rep. Weiner To Wolf Blitzer: ‘I Hope My Marriage Survives Our First Anniversary’
Steve Kornacki / Salon: Anthony Weiner's awkward press conference
Matt Cherette / Gawker: Jon Stewart Continues to Struggle with How to Cover Weinergate
Janet Kornblum / The Daily Dot: Weiner hole exposed: Congressman, millions left vulnerable
Jim Rainey / The Big Picture: Weiner Twitter-pic story just won't go away
The Week / Most Recent Home Page Posts from THE WEEK: Anthony Weiner's ‘awkward’ ‘Weinergate’ defense
Amanda Marcotte / Guardian: How ‘sex scandal’ is sexual harassment
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Miramax brings ad-free films to Hulu Plus — Miramax and Hulu have signed a multiyear deal that will see some of the studio's top films come to the streaming-video service. — Starting today, Hulu Plus subscribers will have access to hundreds of ad-free Miramax films.
Discussion: Online Video News, MediaPost and Home Media Magazine
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News: Following on Netflix's heels, Hulu closes deal to stream Miramax films
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Roll 'Em: Hulu Partners With Miramax
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: Miramax, Hulu Sign Streaming Deal
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
How Facebook Leveraged Publishers' Desperation to Build a Web-Wide Tracking System — Facebook's “Like” button isn't there for your convenience — it's crack rock for publishers in need of pageviews — Graph by Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land — We already know that Facebook …
Discussion: Digits, more at Techmeme »
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Coming Soon to a Website Near You: More Buttons
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
The New York Times denies hacking Goldman Sachs trader's email account (The Cutline) — The New York Times denies hacking Goldman Sachs trader's email account — New York Times reporters Louise Storey and Gretchen Morgenson published on Wednesday their investigation into Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre …
Discussion: msnbc.com, The Atlantic Wire and New York Times
Did the NYT hack Fabrice Tourre's email?
Did the NYT hack Fabrice Tourre's email?
Discussion: New York Magazine, FishbowlNY, Runnin' Scared, The Atlantic Wire, Gawker, CJR, The Atlantic Online, Betabeat, The Awl, Litigation and Trial, The Wire and DealBook
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Wait, the Times Had Access to Fabrice Tourre's Private E-mails This Whole Time?
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Sarah Palin's Emails as Governor Coming Soon; New York Times Read Goldman Sachs Emails
Ryan Chittum / CJR: NYT: Fabulous Fab Pointed Fingers at Goldman
Daniel Indiviglio / The Atlantic Online: Lessons From NY Times Investigative Journalism: Destroy Your Old Computers
Maxwell Kennerly / Litigation and Trial: Did The NYTimes Violate The Stored Communications Act?
Katya Wachtel / The Wire: NYT Publishes Huge Goldman Story, And Everyone Is Obsessed With Mystery Laptop That Broke It Wide Open