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: The Atlantic Online, Marketing Pilgrim, GigaOM, Media Matters for America, Adweek, VentureBeat, paidContent, MediaPost, Poynter, The New York Observer, Forbes, ReadWriteWeb, Guardian, FishbowlNY, Business Insider, Chris Saad, PC World, paidContent, The Equity Kicker, All Facebook, Pulse2, NYConvergence.com, @mbaratz, Editors Weblog, BtoB Magazine, Noted, CNET News, Medacity, eMedia Vitals and Laughing Squid, more at Techmeme »
Frank Reed / Marketing Pilgrim: The WSJ Facebook Edition. Really?
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: The WSJ: Facebook app in one hand, paywall in the other
Shauna Theel / Media Matters for America: The Wall Street Journal 's Solar Orphan
Dylan Byers / Adweek: ‘WSJ Social’ Launch Leaves Some Underwhelmed
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: WSJ opens up new walled garden with Facebook news app
Frank Reed / paidContent: The Real Reason For WSJ Social
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: ‘WSJ Social’ Launches On Facebook
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter: 3 ways the new WSJ Social Facebook app reinvents news
Anna Sanders / The New York Observer: The Wall Street Journal Gets Social With Launch of Facebook App
Edward Siedle / Forbes: Mass Public Revolt Over Proposal to End Retirement Plan Fleecing
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: Will Users Pay for a Wall Street Journal Facebook App?
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Facebook f8: Wall Street Journal launches new app
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’
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: The Wall Street Journal Launches A Facebook App Called WSJ Social
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, a 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: Adweek, Future of Journalism and Talking Biz News
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
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
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: New York Magazine, FishbowlNY, Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, Mogulite and ShortFormBlog
Rebecca Ford / Hollywood Reporter: Rupert Murdoch ‘Is Going to Have to Step Down,’ Says Ted Turner (Video)
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Ted Turner Rips Rupert Murdoch
Hillary Reinsberg / Mogulite: Ted Turner: Murdoch Broke The Law & Needs To Step Down
Greg Farrell / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Said to Get U.S. Letter Seeking Information For Bribery Probe — News Corp. (NWS) was sent a letter by U.S. prosecutors investigating foreign bribery, requesting information on alleged payments employees made to U.K. police for tips, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Can Ginia Bellafante Save the New York Times' Soul? — In your provocative Tuesday media column: the NYT's new Big City columnist gives us hope, Ted Turner vs. Rupert Murdoch, Utah newspaper standards war, the internet won't be free forever, and Cenk Uygur to Current TV.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Cenk Uygur Goes to Current TV
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: Gannett Blog, The Atlantic Wire, Business Insider, New York Magazine, Future of Journalism and Gawker
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
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Talk of the town: small-town gossip moves to the web (where else)
Seth Abramovitch / Gawker: Topix is the ‘Gawker of the Ozarks’
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
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: Jon Slattery, Press Gazette and Guardian
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
Former NPR Official Gets New Position — Nine months after resigning as senior vice president for news at National Public Radio, Ellen Weiss has been named executive editor at the Center for Public Integrity, a non-profit investigative news organization in Washington.
Discussion: The New York Observer and Poynter
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer: Ellen Weiss, NPR Exec Resigned Over Juan Williams, Lands at Center for Public Integrity
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Ex-NPR news veep Weiss joins Center for Public Integrity
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, MediaFile, GalleyCat, The Official Google Blog and L.A. Times Tech Blog, more at Techmeme »
Matt Reeder / MediaFile: Tech wrap: Google+ now open to the masses
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google+ open to the public with new search, ‘Hangouts’ video chat features
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, MediaPost and Future of Journalism
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: ‘Time’ Site To Add Entertainment, Opinion Blogs
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Time.com online strategy focuses more heavily on verticals
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, Guardian, Broadband TV News 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
Ian Black / Guardian: Al-Jazeera boss Khanfar steps down
Robert Briel / Broadband TV News: Wadah Khanfar steps down at Al Jazeera
Dave Marash / CJR: Q&A: New NBC Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin
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
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, Gothamist, Transom and The Book Bench
Steve Myers / Poynter: Ira Glass: Commentary is trouncing fact-based reporting because of its down-to-earth style
Jamie Feldmar / Gothamist: And The 2011 MacArthur Geniuses Are... Another year …
Macy Halford / The Book Bench: Peter Hessler and Kay Ryan, 2011 Geniuses