Rick Perry to make 2012 intentions clear Saturday — Rick Perry intends to use a speech in South Carolina on Saturday to make clear that he's running for president, POLITICO has learned. — According to two sources familiar with the plan, the Texas governor will remove any doubt …
Discussion: unionleader.com, TPMDC, The Daily Caller, Gawker, Mother Jones, Iowa Caucuses and New York Magazine
Benjy Sarlin / TPMDC: Report: Rick Perry To Announce Presidential Run Saturday
Jim Newell / Gawker: A Rick Perry Presidential Announcement Is Imminent
Kathie Obradovich / Iowa Caucuses: Perry announcement could bigfoot the straw poll
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
NYT Labs: Can a newspaper think like a startup? — After delaying the project while it launched a paywall, the New York Times has finally rolled out its version of Google Labs, the now-shuttered project that provided a home for the search company's various web experiments.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, beta620, News for Digital Journalists and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:mathewi
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: The Kingdom and the Tower: NYT launches beta620, a crowdsourced testing ground for new projects
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: NY Times Lets the Public Tinker With its Web Experiments
First Mover: Frank Rich
First Mover: Frank Rich
Discussion: Poynter, Media & Entertainment, Techland, eMedia Vitals and FishbowlNY
Graeme McMillan / Techland: The New York Times launched Beta620 yesterday, its public testing ground …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Frank Rich is Feeling Great
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
What journalists need to know about libelous tweets — Rumors that CNN had suspended Piers Morgan due to the News of the World phone hacking scandal spread on Twitter earlier this month, sparking an important discussion about whether journalists need to verify information before tweeting.
Discussion: The Awl, Rhetorica and Kirk LaPointe's …
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Apple's rumored ‘Replay’ service a ways off — Warner Bros. is one of at least four top film studios from which Apple has yet to obtain streaming-movie licenses, sources say. — The rumors from last week about Apple being “on the edge” of launching a cloud movie service …
Discussion: Computerworld, TUAW, ReadWriteWeb, SlashGear, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, AppleInsider, 9to5Mac, MediaPost, MacRumors, WebProNews, The Business Insider and Electronista, more at Techmeme »
Mike Schramm / TUAW: iTunes Replay launch reportedly still far off
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iTunes Replay mired in studio negotiations say sources
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: iTunes Replay for Movies Stalled?
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Is Apple's Cloud Movie Service On Hold?
Arnold Kim / MacRumors: Apple's ‘iTunes Replay’ Service Not Coming Soon, and No Netflix Competitor Either
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Apple Sued for Patent Infringement
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Current TV Taps David Bohrman as President — Former CNN Washington bureau chief David Bohrman has been named president of Current TV, the cable TV channel founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt. Current has switched its focus in recent months from non-fiction and user-generated content towards news …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Bohrman named Current TV president
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Hyatt: Current TV Has Gone All-In As A Political Net
David Goetzl / MediaPost: Bohrman Named President, Current TV
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com: David Bohrman Named Current TV President
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: David Bohrman Named President of Current TV
John Eggerton / Multichannel: Bohrnan, Hyatt Go “All In” On New Approach To Current
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA: CNN Vet David Bohrman Named President of Current TV
D.M. Levine / Adweek: Current TV Appoints a New President
Matt Dornic / FishbowlDC: CNN's Bohrman Named Current TV Prez
Daniel D'Addario / The New York Observer: Current TV Appoints David Bohrman As President
Brent Baker / NewsBusters.org blogs: Gore and Olbermann Tap CNN, NBC and ABC Veteran Bohrman to Run Current TV
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: David Bohrman, ex-CNN, named Current TV President
Jen Ortiz / The Wire: Current TV Looks To Expand Primetime Programming, Names Veteran CNN Exec David Bohrman President
David Kaplan / paidContent: Current TV Veteran Broadcast News Exec As President
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Why Huffpo Would Be Better Off Without ‘Zombie’ AOL — Tim Armstrong. Image by AOL via CrunchBase — Back in February, Arianna Huffington said that selling her company to AOL was like “stepping off a fast-moving train and onto a supersonic jet.” In terms of creating value for shareholders …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Why the Web's New TV-Style Ratings Might Not Mean More Ad Buys — Nielsen's ‘Campaign Ratings’ Isn't a Cure-all, Could Expose Other Ills — It's become an article of faith among digital folks that once online media can be measured apples to apples to TV, big dollars will flow to the web.
Michael Wolff / Adweek:
How Bad Is News Corp.? — In my biography of Rupert Murdoch, I referred to News Corporation as Mafia-like, provoking the annoyance of my publisher's libel lawyers. I explained to them that I did not mean to suggest this was an organized crime family, but instead was using “mafia” …
Discussion: Poynter, Mixed Media, Deadline.com, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Future of Journalism
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: News Corp. board will try to use meeting to steer attention away from scandal
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: A Racketeering Prosecution for News Corp.? Don't Bet On It.
David Lieberman / Deadline.com: Q&A With UK Journalist Who Uncovered News Corp Scandal: Rupert Murdoch Likely To Outlast James Who's …
David Carr / New York Times: News Corp.'s Soft Power in the U.S.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Hawaiian punch! A paywall showdown in Honolulu — It looks like Honolulu just turned into a two-paywall town. Last week, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser began charging for online content. And it's a hard wall, too: no monthly allowance for stories like, say, The New York Times offers …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
‘Extreme Couponing’ show blamed for rise in newspaper thefts — A 34-year-old Arkansas woman was charged with misdemeanor theft last week after she stole 185 unsold copies of the Springdale Morning News that were left outside a grocery store for a carrier to pick up.
Dan Duray / The New York Observer:
Conde Nast Sued Over Vanity Fair Oleg Cassini Story — Conde Nast has been sued for libel over Maureen Orth's September 2010 Vanity Fair article, “Cassini Royale,” about designer Oleg Cassini and the battle over his estate. The plaintiff identifies herself as Marianne Nestor-Cassini …
Discussion: The Wrap
How technology fuelled Britain's first 21st century riot — The Tottenham riots were orchestrated by teenage gang members who used the latest mobile phone technology to incite and film the looting and violence. — The disorder was captured second-by-second on Twitter with rioters so caught …
Discussion: Guardian, Gawker, TechCrunch Europe, The Urban Mashup Blog, paidContent:UK, The Lede, GigaOM, Techland and Fast Company, more at Techmeme »
Josh Halliday / Guardian: London riots: how BlackBerry Messenger played a key role
Ryan Tate / Gawker: London Riots Were Powered by Blackberry
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe: How Blackberry, not Twitter, fuelled the fire under London's riots
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:UK: As Riots Spread In London, RIM Will ‘Assist Police’. PS3 Also Playing Role?
J. David Goodman / The Lede: Private Messaging Network Is Said to Link London Rioters
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM: London's burning, and BlackBerry's in the firing line
Chris Gayomali / Techland: Tottenham Protesters Used Twitter, BlackBerry Messenger to Mobilize Riots
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Comcast's Low-Income Net, Groupon's Accounts, New York Times Social Experiment, Tech In London Riots …
Trymaine Lee / The Huffington Post:
The Rise And Fall Of KING, The 'Illest Men's Magazine Ever' — “We need to talk about KING,” the Harris Publications exec told Datwon Thomas, editor-in-chief of XXL magazine and a founder and editorial director of KING, the men's lifestyle magazine. — It was early 2009.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Another Cool New Yorker App. And This One's Free. — Like the New Yorker's iPad app, but don't want to pay for it? Here's a sort-of alternative: The magazine's new entertainment listings app. — It's not the New Yorker, but it's built using the magazine's intellectual DNA.
Discussion: The New Yorker Blog, VentureBeat, The New York Observer and MacRumors
Ben Greenman / The New Yorker Blog: Goings On: The App
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer: The New Yorker Listings App Trailer is Intense
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Condé Nast Launches Free ‘Goings On Around Town’ App