Jake Dobkin / Gothamist:
Call For Journalists: Gothamist Wants Long-Form Features — Gothamist is interested in adding long-form non-fiction features to our website. Since we're new to this game, we're going to dip our toes in the water slowly, by publishing a single feature next month.
Discussion: paidContent, Forbes.com and FishbowlNY
Susannah Breslin / Forbes.com: Long-form journalism is dying?
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
American Media Buys OK Magazine — Richard Desmond. Image by Getty Images Europe via @daylife — Richard Desmond couldn't sell OK Magazine to Time Inc. Now he's found another buyer: American Media Inc., home to the National Enquirer and Star, is buying the money-losing entertainment title.
Discussion: MinOnline, Folio, Kleinman, Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Adweek, Jezebel, Media Week, Yahoo! News, Media & Entertainment, MediaPost, New York Magazine, AdAge, FishbowlNY, The Atlantic Wire and Gawker
Stefanie Botelho / MinOnline: American Media Inc. Buys OK!
Stefanie Botelho / Folio: American Media, Inc. Buys OK! Magazine
Mark Kleinman / Kleinman: Exclusive: Desmond Turns Page On OK! US
Jason Deans / Guardian: National Enquirer publisher buys US OK!
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal: American Media Buys OK! Edition
Lucia Moses / Adweek: AMI to Buy Celeb Weekly ‘OK!’
Margaret Hartmann / Jezebel: OK! Sold To National Enquirer Publisher [In Brief]
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: National Enquirer publisher acquires OK!
Les Luchter / MediaPost: American Media Gets OK To Go With Star
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: AMI Buys OK! Magazine
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: AMI Purchases OK! Magazine
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Year's Most Doomed Deal: AMI Buying OK! Magazine
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“The Drupal of dataviz”: Overview, AP's News Challenge winner, wants to make sense of big document sets — When WikiLeaks released its Iraq War Logs last year, it unleashed upon the world, and particularly upon newsrooms, 391,832 individual documents. If a single reader were to tackle that document set …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
When big data meets journalism
When big data meets journalism
Audrey Watters / O'Reilly Radar: Strata Week: Data Without Borders
Steve Myers / Poynter: Knight News Challenge gives $1.5 million to projects that filter, examine data
Florence / FrontlineSMS: FrontlineSMS to bring new mobile tools to journalists around the world with $250,000 Knight News Challenge grant
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: The Hottest New News Technologies in the World: Knight News Challenge 2011 Winners
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: When big data meets journalism
Phil Bronstein / SFGate:
I was duped by Jose Vargas, illegal immigrant — I was duped. I once hired an illegal immigrant to be a reporter for the Chronicle. — “I don't think I'm a criminal,” Jose Antonio Vargas told me when we met last week, right before he announced his status to the world. “Don't make me seem guiltier than I am.”
Julie Moos / Poynter: Vargas wrote at least 4 stories about immigration for San Francisco Chronicle, not 1
Jack Shafer / Slate: Jose Antonio Vargas comes out as an illegal immigrant. But that's just the beginning of the story.
Maya Carpenter / TBD All News: Jose Antonio Vargas: Washington Post reacts to former reporter's false citzenship
Harold Pollack / The New Republic: Jose Antonio Vargas and the Immigration Policy Mess
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Editors Just Can't Believe Jose Vargas Would Lie to Them
The Week / Most Recent Home Page Posts from THE WEEK: The Pulitzer-winning journalist who's also an illegal immigrant
Alex Pareene / Salon: The right's real problem with immigrants
San Francisco Peninsula / San Francisco Peninsula …: Pulitzer winner with local ties admits he's an illegal immigrant
J. Peter Freire / AmSpecBlog: Does Illegal Immigrant Sob Story Reveal White House State Dinner Security Flap?
Tim Graham / NewsBusters.org: Short Trip? Liberal Reporter Outs Himself as Illegal Alien, Turns Into Liberal Lobbyist for DREAM Act
NY Times Paywall May Be Working, Could Work Better — There's been a lot of hand wringing about pay walls in digital media lately, but not a lot of discussion on how they're working or how to improve them. — The pay wall that's gotten the most press, of course, is that of the New York Times — instituted on March 28.
Discussion: Media Week
Sue Turner / Media Week: MailOnline closes gap on NYT
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
News and Opinion Get Cozy in NY Times's New Sunday Section — Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times — The New York Times is serious about keeping the chocolate of opinion out of the peanut butter of its objective reporting. Readers, on the other hand, would often rather just have a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.
Les Luchter / MediaPost: How Is The NYTimes Like A Reese's Peanut Butter Cup?
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
Late Night's Late Bloomer Jimmy Kimmel … Famous athletes have their bizarre pregame rituals, and so, it seems, do comedians. It's minutes before Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s 7 p.m. taping June 9, and half a dozen members of the host's staff are huddled around him in his sprawling Hollywood office.
David Hirschman / Street Fight:
St. Louis Beacon: Revenue Beyond the Banner Ad — The St. Louis Beacon was founded in 2007 by a group of veteran St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporters who perceived a serious lack of in-depth reporting about the communities they lived in. After building up the site, they snagged a couple …
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Joshua Hersh Leaves The Daily for The Huffington Post — The Huffington Post has poached reporter Joshua Hersh from The Daily, spokesman Mario Ruiz told The Observer. — Mr. Hersh will be a staff reporter covering foreign policy and the State Department in the Washington, D.C. bureau.
The Atlantic Wire:
Taegan Goddard: What I Read — How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all? What sources can't they live without? We regularly reach out to prominent figures in media, entertainment, politics, the arts and the literary world, to hear their answers to these questions.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Good News for ‘Newsweek’ — After a year of year-on-year declines in ad pages, Newsweek has something to celebrate. For July, at least, it has stopped that decline, which could mean improved advertiser confidence in the brand. — Last year, the magazine had 52 ad pages for the month of July; this year it will be the same.
Discussion: mediabistro.com, FishbowlNY and The Wire
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Newsweek Stops the Bleeding
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Twitter plans bolder advertisements — Twitter is looking at introducing advertisements among the short messages that users see in the most active part of the social networking service, according to people with direct knowledge of its plans. — The move comes as Twitter looks at a wider range …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Electronista, more at Techmeme »