Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
WSJ Social, For a World Where Facebook Is the New Internet — Is Facebook a friend of news companies, or is it a rival? No matter how much success publishers have piggybacking off its traffic, they can't escape the cruel math: The more of their time consumers spend on Facebook …
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim, Forbes, GigaOM, Adweek, FishbowlNY, Business Insider, paidContent, Poynter, VentureBeat, Guardian, The New York Observer, PC World, All Facebook, Chris Saad, The Equity Kicker, Editors Weblog, @mbaratz, CNET News, Noted, BtoB Magazine, Medacity, eMedia Vitals and Laughing Squid
Frank Reed / Marketing Pilgrim: The WSJ Facebook Edition. Really?
Edward Siedle / Forbes: Mass Public Revolt Over Proposal to End Retirement Plan Fleecing
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: The WSJ: Facebook app in one hand, paywall in the other
Dylan Byers / Adweek: ‘WSJ’ Launches ‘WSJ Social’ on Facebook Platform
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The Wall Street Journal Launches Facebook App
David Kaplan / paidContent: ‘WSJ Social’ Launched On Facebook With An Eye Towards ‘Journal Everywhere’
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter: 3 ways the new WSJ Social Facebook app reinvents news
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: WSJ opens up new walled garden with Facebook news app
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Facebook f8: Wall Street Journal launches new app
Anna Sanders / The New York Observer: The Wall Street Journal Gets Social With Launch of Facebook App
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog: The Wall Street Journal launches Facebook news site
Maya Baratz / @mbaratz: WSJ Social, For a World Where Facebook Is the New Internet (@jeffbercovici / Mixed Media) http://t.co/a6mxGDNs
Edward Moyer / CNET News: Wall Street Journal to unveil app for Facebookers
Kat Armstrong / Medacity: WSJ Social Brings News to Your Facebook Feed
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: WSJ Social: A news product for Facebook
over(heard) & under:
I have some news to share. — Today, I'm excited to unveil a project I've been working on over the last few months: WSJ Social, an standalone news publication on Facebook. — Having recently moved from startup hub San Francisco — where I mused about the future of newspapers in the app economy …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, Adweek, Future of Journalism and Talking Biz News
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: With WSJ Social, the Wall Street Journal is rethinking distribution of its content...on Facebook
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: ‘WSJ Social’ Lets Users Surf the News Without Leaving Facebook You can even compete with fellow …
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Wall Street Journal Social - for a world where Facebook is the new internet
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: WSJ launches news product for Facebook
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Source: Facebook To Launch Read, Listened, Watched, And Want Buttons — The cat is out of the bag that Facebook is going to launch something big at its developer conference f8 this week. We've heard about the social music services that could be debuting in a few days …
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Facebook Has Its Most Important Launch Ever On Thursday — Here's What To Expect
Emil Protalinski / ZDNet: Facebook's HTML5 apps platform has been delayed (rumor)
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Read, Watch, Listen: What to Expect from Facebook's f8 Developers' Conference
Brian Morrissey / Digiday: Facebook, the Media Company
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Will Facebook Debut ‘Read,’ ‘Watch,’ ‘Listen’ Buttons?
Hunter Skipworth / Pocket-lint: New Facebook buttons to launch at F8 developer conference?
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: HP to lay off 500+ employees
Edward Moyer / CNET News: Talk of ‘major’ redesign of Facebook profiles as F8 nears
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook: Facebook's Rumored Read, Listened, and Watched Buttons: A Money-Making Fit With Broad Category Ad Targeting
Sherilynn Macale / The Next Web: The Motto for Facebook's F8 Event? “Read. Watch. Listen.”
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Facebook Debuts Entertainment Hub
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Report: Facebook Prepping Media Sharing Platform for Music, Movies, TV Shows
A. G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
In Small Towns, Gossip Moves to the Web, and Turns Vicious — MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. — In the small towns nestled throughout the Ozarks, people like to say that everybody knows everybody's business — and if they do not, they feel free to offer an educated guess.
Discussion: Future of Journalism, New York Magazine, The Atlantic Wire, Business Insider and Gawker
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Talk of the town: small-town gossip moves to the web (where else)
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Real America Is Mean Online, Too, Times Reports
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire: Small-Town Gossip Sites Are Horrifying
Noah Davis / Business Insider: This Site Is Destroying Small Town America
Seth Abramovitch / Gawker: Topix is the ‘Gawker of the Ozarks’
Scripps Consolidates Digital Operations — The company is moving all of its digital properties under one umbrella in an effort to accelerate the launch of new products and services for digital platforms. Adam Symson will lead the company's new effort as vice president and chief digital officer.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog: Media links of the day — The BBC has stated that …
Scripps Consolidates All Digital Under Symson
Scripps Consolidates All Digital Under Symson
Turner: Murdoch ‘Going to Have to Step Down’ — Billionaire Ted Turner said News Corp. (NWSA) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch will probably have to leave the helm of his media company after a phone-hacking scandal that began at one of its newspapers.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter, ShortFormBlog and Mogulite
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Time.com Ad, Traffic Strategy Focuses More Heavily On Verticals — The value of being a weekly print brand in the online era has been in doubt for years, but Time magazine believes that it can retain relevance by putting a little less emphasis on Time the brand online—and a lot more on news niches …
Jerry Vermanen / Online Journalism Blog:
Dutch regional newspapers launch data journalism project RegioHack — In a guest post for OJB, Jerry Vermanen explains the background to RegioHack — The internet is bursting with information, but journalists - at least in The Netherlands - don't get the full potential out of it.
Stephanie Miles / Street Fight:
Case Study: For Seattle Video Store, Print is Still King — Remaining relevant is a challenge for any independent video store that has to compete with subscription-based companies like Netflix. Next Door Media, an ad network of hyperlocal sites, took on that challenge with Scarecrow Video in Seattle …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
If Righthaven Declares Bankruptcy, Expect Lawyers To Go After Stephens Media, Media News, And Righthaven Principals — There are lots of rumors swirling about a possible Righthaven bankruptcy, but that doesn't seem to worry those pushing for class action lawsuits against the company.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
What Does AOL's Life After Access Look Like? — Many folks, including Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings, suggest AOL (NYSE: AOL) should drop its declining ISP business. In fact, it already did that in Europe several years ago. — AOL's operation there is a prototype for AOL's life after access.
Discussion: Both Sides of the Table, NetNewsCheck Latest, Techdirt and Media Decoder
Michael Costanza / Techdirt: Netflix: We're Sorry About The Huge Price Increase, So, Uh... Qwikster!
Elizabeth A. Harris / Media Decoder: Netflix to Break Business in Two
BBC chairman Lord Patten wants more women on air — Lord Patten praised Fiona Bruce as a “terrific” example of female presenters at the BBC — BBC Trust chairman Chris Patten has said there are not enough women in on-air roles at the public broadcaster. — “We should have more women …
Discussion: Digital Spy
Andrew Laughlin / Digital Spy: Lord Patten: ‘BBC is a moral force’
Richard Littlejohn / Daily Mail:
No, I'm not kidding. We really have to defend the Guardian — Are YOU sitting comfortably? Then prepare for a shock. You may even like to pour yourself a stiff drink. I'm about to defend the Guardian. — First, though, the caveats. When I heard that Scotland Yard was using …
Discussion: Press Gazette, Jon Slattery and Guardian
Andrew Keen / TechCrunch:
Keen On... Sir Martin Sorrell: We Have to Get Consumers to Pay for Their Content (TCTV) — It's Stream time again. Last year, when I interviewed Sir Martin Sorrell, the co-founder and CEO of WPP at the company's annual Stream unconference in Athens, Sir Martin argued that “free=fail.”
Discussion: Media Week
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sobees Brings Social News Reader NewsMix To Facebook — Sobees, the startup that develops social newsfeed for the iPadNewsMix, is bringing digital news curation to Facebook via a new app. — The aim of NewsMix is to make sense of the most popular content being shared by your Facebook friends.
Discussion: The Next Web