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, Media Matters for America, GigaOM, paidContent, VentureBeat, Forbes, Adweek, MediaPost, Poynter, FishbowlNY, Business Insider, The New York Observer, ReadWriteWeb, Pulse2, paidContent, PC World, Guardian, All Facebook, Chris Saad, The Equity Kicker, NYConvergence.com, @mbaratz, Editors Weblog, CNET News, Noted, BtoB Magazine, Medacity, eMedia Vitals and Laughing Squid, more at Techmeme »
Frank Reed / Marketing Pilgrim: The WSJ Facebook Edition. Really?
Shauna Theel / Media Matters for America: The Wall Street Journal 's Solar Orphan
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: The WSJ: Facebook app in one hand, paywall in the other
Frank Reed / paidContent: The Real Reason For WSJ Social
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: WSJ opens up new walled garden with Facebook news app
Edward Siedle / Forbes: Mass Public Revolt Over Proposal to End Retirement Plan Fleecing
Dylan Byers / Adweek: ‘WSJ Social’ Launch Leaves Some Underwhelmed
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: ‘WSJ Social’ Launches On Facebook
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter: 3 ways the new WSJ Social Facebook app reinvents news
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The Wall Street Journal Launches Facebook App
Anna Sanders / The New York Observer: The Wall Street Journal Gets Social With Launch of Facebook App
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: Will Users Pay for a Wall Street Journal Facebook App?
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: The Wall Street Journal Launches A Facebook App Called WSJ Social
David Kaplan / paidContent: ‘WSJ Social’ Launched On Facebook With An Eye Towards ‘Journal Everywhere’
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Facebook f8: Wall Street Journal launches new app
Maya Baratz / @mbaratz: WSJ Social, For a World Where Facebook Is the New Internet (@jeffbercovici / Mixed Media) http://t.co/a6mxGDNs
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog: The Wall Street Journal launches Facebook news site
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: Future of Journalism, Adweek and Talking Biz News
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Wall Street Journal Social - for a world where Facebook is the new internet
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: ‘WSJ Social’ Lets Users Surf the News Without Leaving Facebook You can even compete with fellow …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: WSJ launches news product for Facebook
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
With WSJ Social, the Wall Street Journal is rethinking distribution of its content...on Facebook — The most recent stats could be, for news outfits, pretty grim: Americans spend 22.5 percent of their time online visiting social networks and blogs, and only 2.6 percent of their time learning about current events.
Lawrence Hunter / Forbes: Replacing FDR's New Deal With The GOP's Version Of The Great Society
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Exclusive: Facebook seeks exec to build Hollywood, media ties — (Reuters) - Facebook is looking to hire a big-name executive to cultivate relationships and strike deals with the film and music industries to bolster its media offerings. — In recent months, Facebook had discussions …
Discussion: Future of Journalism and scribbal.com
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Facebook seeks exec to build Hollywood, media ties
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, The Atlantic Wire, Business Insider, New York Magazine and Gawker
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Talk of the town: small-town gossip moves to the web (where else)
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire: Small-Town Gossip Sites Are Horrifying
Noah Davis / Business Insider: This Site Is Destroying Small Town America
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Real America Is Mean Online, Too, Times Reports
Seth Abramovitch / Gawker: Topix is the ‘Gawker of the Ozarks’
Met police drop action against the Guardian over hacking sources — Scotland Yard has dropped bid to force the Guardian to reveal confidential sources behind phone hacking stories — The Metropolitan police has dropped its attempt to force the Guardian to reveal confidential sources for stories relating to the phone-hacking scandal.
Discussion: Jon Slattery and Telegraph
Richard Littlejohn / Daily Mail:
No, I'm not kidding. We really have to defend the Guardian
No, I'm not kidding. We really have to defend the Guardian
Discussion: Press Gazette, Jon Slattery and Guardian
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: FishbowlNY, The Huffington Post, Hollywood Reporter, ShortFormBlog and Mogulite
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Ted Turner Rips Rupert Murdoch
Rebecca Ford / Hollywood Reporter: Rupert Murdoch ‘Is Going to Have to Step Down,’ Says Ted Turner (Video)
Hillary Reinsberg / Mogulite: Ted Turner: Murdoch Broke The Law & Needs To Step Down
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 not just emphasizing the Time the brand online, but ramping up attention a lot …
Discussion: Poynter, Future of Journalism and MediaPost
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Time.com online strategy focuses more heavily on verticals
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: ‘Time’ Site To Add Entertainment, Opinion Blogs
Al Jazeera director general steps down — Wadah Khanfar, Al Jazeera's top executive since 2003, to step down after leading the network to global prominence. — Al Jazeera's director general, Wadah Khanfar, has announced that he will step down after eight years as the network's top executive.
Discussion: Associated Press, TVNewser, On Media's Blog, Broadband TV News, Guardian and CJR
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Al Jazeera Chief Steps Down, WikiLeaks Cables a Culprit?
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: Al Jazeera director steps down
Robert Briel / Broadband TV News: Wadah Khanfar steps down at Al Jazeera
Ian Black / Guardian: Al-Jazeera boss Khanfar steps down
Dave Marash / CJR: Q&A: New NBC Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Cenk Uygur On His Current TV Show: Wanted A Place Not ‘Encumbered By A Media Conglomerate’ — Cenk Uygur is joining his fellow former MSNBC veteran Keith Olbermann and heading to Current TV. Uygur's new show, The Young Turks, will be an original televised news program airing every weeknight at 7 p.m. …
Discussion: Adweek, Media Decoder, Media & Entertainment and Broadcasting & Cable
D.M. Levine / Adweek: Current TV Hires Former MSNBCer Cenk Uygur Host following in Keith Olbermann's footsteps By D.M. Levine
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Current TV Hires Cenk Uygur
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: Cenk Uygur Gets Current TV Show
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Public streaming, recording make Google Hangouts more useful for journalists — Journalists have new ways to use the group video chat Hangouts in Google+ thanks to new features announced today. A new version called “Hangouts On Air” allows a discussion to be publicly livestreamed and recorded.
Discussion: Google Mobile Blog, Fast Company, Forbes, L.A. Times Tech Blog and The Official Google Blog, more at Techmeme »
Austin Carr / Fast Company: Google+ Adds Mobile Group Video Chats: Will Facebook Ever Come Hang Out?
Robert Hof / Forbes: Google: Now You Can '+1??? Ads on 1 Million Web Sites
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google+ open to the public with new search, ‘Hangouts’ video chat features
Quote and Comment:
Could we please see this sentence in the New York Times more often? — It's the one that goes, “This is false.” — Somebody on Twitter sent the link to me. They knew I would appreciate it. — Here it is in context, in an article on Ray's Pizza (the real one) closing down in Soho.
Discussion: Boing Boing and Gawker
Maggie Koerth-Baker / Boing Boing: NYT: It's OK for a newspaper to say a source is lying
Brian Moylan / Gawker: The First and Original Ray's Pizza Is Closing Down
Media bias? Give me more, please! — The views expressed are his own. — Before we go any further on the topic, may we first please thank the gods for media bias? — If not for media bias, I'm certain that my news diet would taste so strongly of sawdust and talc that I would abandon news consumption completely.
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 …
Discussion: AllThingsD, Adweek, Business Insider, ReadWriteWeb, Marketing Pilgrim, ZDNet, Techland, Digiday, SlashGear, MarketingVox News & Trends, All Facebook, Softpedia News, Fortune, Pocket-lint, Mashable!, CNET News, Inside Facebook, Electronista, FT Tech Hub and The Next Web, more at Techmeme »
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: Facebook's Big F8 Plans Get Dialed Back, Just a Bit
Anthony Ha / Adweek: Facebook Executive Hints at Media Plans
Cynthia Boris / Marketing Pilgrim: Facebook Readies Read, Watch, Listen
Emil Protalinski / ZDNet: Facebook's HTML5 apps platform has been delayed (rumor)
Brian Morrissey / Digiday: Facebook, the Media Company
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Will Facebook Debut ‘Read,’ ‘Watch,’ ‘Listen’ Buttons?
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: HP to lay off 500+ employees
Hunter Skipworth / Pocket-lint: New Facebook buttons to launch at F8 developer conference?
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.”
Emily Witt / The New York Observer:
New Yorker Writer Peter Hessler and Radiolab Producer Jad Abumrad Among This Year's MacArthur Geniuses — Abumrad. — The MacArthur geniuses have been announced. Here's how we read the list: scientist, scientist, scientist, long-form journalist and New Yorker contributor Peter Hessler!
Discussion: Poynter, The Book Bench, UnBeige and Gothamist
Steve Myers / Poynter: Ira Glass: Commentary is trouncing fact-based reporting because of its down-to-earth style
Macy Halford / The Book Bench: Peter Hessler and Kay Ryan, 2011 Geniuses
Stephanie Murg / UnBeige: Jeanne Gang Among New Crop of MacArthur Fellows
Jamie Feldmar / Gothamist: And The 2011 MacArthur Geniuses Are... Another year …
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 …
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Foursquare Hits One Billion Check-Ins and Updates Their App