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: TechCrunch, Computerworld, VentureBeat, SlashGear, AppleInsider, TUAW, ReadWriteWeb, 9to5Mac, MacRumors, MediaPost, WebProNews, The Business Insider and Electronista, more at Techmeme »
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: iTunes Replay for Movies Stalled?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iTunes Replay mired in studio negotiations say sources
Mike Schramm / TUAW: iTunes Replay launch reportedly still far off
Arnold Kim / MacRumors: Apple's ‘iTunes Replay’ Service Not Coming Soon, and No Netflix Competitor Either
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Is Apple's Cloud Movie Service On Hold?
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Apple Sued for Patent Infringement
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 …
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 / Multichannel: Bohrnan, Hyatt Go “All In” On New Approach To Current
Jen Ortiz / The Wire: Current TV Looks To Expand Primetime Programming, Names Veteran CNN Exec David Bohrman President
Matt Dornic / FishbowlDC: CNN's Bohrman Named Current TV Prez
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: Current TV Taps CNN's David Bohrman As President
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com: David Bohrman Named Current TV President
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: David Bohrman Named President of Current TV
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA: CNN Vet David Bohrman Named President of Current TV
D.M. Levine / Adweek: Current TV Appoints a New President
Brent Baker / NewsBusters.org blogs: Gore and Olbermann Tap CNN, NBC and ABC Veteran Bohrman to Run Current TV
Daniel D'Addario / The New York Observer: Current TV Appoints David Bohrman As President
David Kaplan / paidContent: Current TV Veteran Broadcast News Exec As President
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: David Bohrman, ex-CNN, named Current TV 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 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: Mixed Media and Future of Journalism
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: A Racketeering Prosecution for News Corp.? Don't Bet On It.
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Q&A with Nick Davies - Rupert Murdoch likely to outlast his son who's In “A Tight Corner”
Wall Street Journal:
Investors Await News Corp. Meeting
Investors Await News Corp. Meeting
Discussion: Poynter, Deadline.com, Betabeat, Guardian and The New York Observer
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: News Corp. board will try to use meeting to steer attention away from scandal
David Lieberman / Deadline.com: Will News Corp Pay Investors To Look Past Its UK Scandals?
David Carr / New York Times:
News Corp.'s Soft Power in the U.S.
News Corp.'s Soft Power in the U.S.
Discussion: Media Research Center, On Media's Blog, Free Press, New York Magazine and Deadline.com
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Joel Klein's early impact on News Corp.
Caroline Bankoff / New York Magazine: Joel Klein and News Corp. Go Way Back
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, Iowa Caucuses, Gawker, New York Times, TPMDC, The Daily Caller, Mother Jones and New York Magazine
Kathie Obradovich / Iowa Caucuses: Perry announcement could bigfoot the straw poll
Jim Newell / Gawker: A Rick Perry Presidential Announcement Is Imminent
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times: Rick Perry to Make Clear He Intends to Run
Benjy Sarlin / TPMDC: Report: Rick Perry To Announce Presidential Run Saturday
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 …
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
After Much Ado, a Google Book Deal in France — PARIS — France has caused plenty of headaches for Google. Its politicians have denounced the U.S. Internet giant as a cultural imperialist; its publishers have called it a copyright cheat. — Yet France is suddenly the only country …
Discussion: Plagiarism Today, VentureBeat, ZDNet and Softpedia News
Jonathan Bailey / Plagiarism Today: 3 Count: Cold as ICE
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Google Editions: Google signs ebook deal in France
Rachel King / ZDNet: Google's e-bookstore scores major victory in France
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.
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.
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
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, paidContent:UK, Gawker, TechCrunch Europe, The Urban Mashup Blog, GigaOM, The Lede, Techland and Fast Company, more at Techmeme »
Josh Halliday / Guardian: London riots: how BlackBerry Messenger played a key role
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:UK: As Riots Spread In London, RIM Will ‘Assist Police’. PS3 Also Playing 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
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM: London's burning, and BlackBerry's in the firing line
J. David Goodman / The Lede: Private Messaging Network Is Said to Link London Rioters
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 …
Zeke Turner / WWD Media Headlines:
The New Yorker Under the Microscope — Last week, The New Yorker ran a play-by-play about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. It was quickly accepted as one of the most impressive pieces of magazine journalism so far this year — ASME bait and bound to be a major motion picture screenplay.
Discussion: Adweek, FishbowlNY, The New Yorker Blog and Poynter
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: ‘New Yorker’ Writer Under Scrutiny Over Bin Laden Raid Article
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The New Yorker's Bin Laden Story Comes Under Fire
Nicholas Schmidle / The New Yorker Blog: Al Qaeda and the SEALs
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Using watermarks to add digital content to print — Using smartphone apps to connect the printed page to the Web has gained traction, particularly among consumer magazines, which have experimented with a number of ways to use scan technology to augment their content.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Curation Tool Storify Partners With MSNBC's Breaking News For Sourced News Content — As you may know, content curation platform Storify, which launched at TechCrunch Disrupt last fall, brings together Tweets, Facebook Status Updates, videos and more from social networking sites to create a realtime view into a story or issue.