Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Innovation in turbulent times — News organizations have an innovation problem. Especially print media. As they gingerly wade into digital, their ability to foster innovation becomes more critical than ever. In today's fast-changing landscape, they should view innovation as their main weapon …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
How The Daily's David Knowles came up with the ‘Best. Lede. Ever.’ — Romenesko Misc. The Daily — He coulda been a credenza. — That lede on David Knowles' piece about the estate of Marlon Brando suing a retailer over its “Brando” furniture line has gone viral.
Discussion: Techdirt and Bleacher Report
Matt Thomas / The Independent:
Murdoch staff who ordered hacking to be named — Court tells private investigator he must identify ‘News of the World’ executives who asked him to intercept voicemails — Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator at the centre of the phone-hacking affair, will be forced this week to reveal …
Zee / The Next Web:
Twitter Just Got the Respect it Deserves — If you're one to check your analytics on a daily basis you may have noticed a pretty sharp increase in referrals from Twitter's “t.co” domains. We noticed it almost immediately on Wednesday but naively didn't pay much attention.
Discussion: getclicky.com/blog, Digital Trends, VatorNews, ReadWriteWeb and @gmc
Mike Flacy / Digital Trends: StumbleUpon accounts for half of all U.S. social media traffic on the Web
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: StumbleUpon bests Facebook in sharing... maybe
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: StumbleUpon Delivers Half of U.S. Social Media Traffic
Real Names are not the Real issue with comments — Matthew Ingram over on Gigaom has once again addressed the issue of ‘Real Names’ in comments and the perceived pros and cons of using FB comments. — Having being involved with Comments for 4+ years, Echo has a little experience in this area.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Handing comments over to Facebook is a double-edged sword — When Facebook launched the ability to embed Facebook comments on third-party websites, a lot of publishers saw it as a life-saver: not only would it improve traffic by exposing their content to others on the social network …
Discussion: Zombie Journalism and Poynter
AA Gill in Sunday Times: How the middle class use the ‘patronage loop’ of internships and work experience to get their children jobs in journalism — AA Gill is scathing in the Sunday Times Magazine today about how the well connected middle classes use the “patronage loop” to get their children …
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
Google fined in Brazil for refusing to reveal bloggers' identities — Google wants to force people to use their real names online, say many Google+ detractors. Yet, it's precisely for defending three bloggers' right to anonymity that its Brazilian subsidiary was fined this Thursday by a local judge.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
LAT employees settle ESOP lawsuit for $32 million — The employees, who filed their suit in 2008, The employees contended that the leveraged buyout that resulted in creation of the Tribune employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) violated federal pension law. About 13,000 current …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and The Wrap
Jerry Hirsch / Los Angeles Times: L.A. Times employees settle lawsuit over stock ownership plan for $32 million
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap: L.A. Times Employees to Get $32 Million for Pension Sell-Out
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Reuters' Anthony De Rosa: I watch TweetDeck so you don't have to — In a video on Reuters.com, social media editor Anthony De Rosa talks about how he uses Twitter to report news from faraway places. He searches for the best sources at the scene and uses Twitter lists to keep track of their posts in TweetDeck.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Social chaos deciphered through social media
Wall Street Journal:
Tabloid's Pursuit of Missing Girl Led to Its Own Demise — LONDON—In April 2002, News Corp.'s News of the World tabloid scrambled at least eight reporters and photographers to an Epson ink-cartridge factory in Britain's Midlands region, hoping to land a big scoop: Missing Milly Dowler Found Alive.
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Advice for this year's incoming journalism students — By Robert Niles: I'm making this an August tradition, so here is my advice for this year's incoming journalism students. These tips are given to encourage new students to look beyond the typical j-school curriculum …
Maxwell Wessel / HBR.org:
Why AOL Should Double Down on Patch — Disclosure: The author is a shareholder in AOL. — It's been funny watching the financial press and the tech community eviscerate AOL's Patch.com since last week's disappointing earnings call. The irony is that Patch is AOL's last, best chance to build a growth engine.