Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Times Names New Deputy Managing Editor — The New York Times said Tuesday that it was promoting its longtime design director, Tom Bodkin, to deputy managing editor, the latest change to the masthead since Jill Abramson took over as executive editor in September.
John Biggs / New York Times:
A Dispute Over Who Owns a Twitter Account Goes to Court — How much is a tweet worth? And how much does a Twitter follower cost? — In base economic terms, the value of individual Twitter updates seems to be negligible; after all, what is a Twitter post but a few bits of data sent caroming through the Internet?
Discussion: Mediaite, WebProNews, Selling It, CNET, VatorNews, Marketing Pilgrim and Betabeat
James Crugnale / Mediaite: Man Sued For $340,000 By His Former Company Over ‘Stolen’ Twitter Followers
Shaylin Clark / WebProNews: Company Sues Former Employee Over Twitter Account
David Hamilton / CNET: Who owns your Twitter account? Check out this lawsuit
Krystal Peak / VatorNews: Can your employer own your Twitter account?
Ben Popper / Betabeat: When Your Twitter Account Becomes Your 401K
Kevin Lincoln / Business Insider:
AOL Loses Another Star Editor To Jim Bankoff's Growing Media Empire — Chris Grant, the editor-in-chief of AOL gaming website Joystiq, is leaving with two staffers to start a gaming vertical at Vox Media, according to Engadget managing editor Darren Murph. — Murph posted the news on his blog …
Christopher Grant / Joystiq: This is a goodbye post
Chris Grant is leaving Joystiq, and other crazy clarifications / confessions — It's true. One of the most upstanding people I've ever had the pleasure to work alongside of is leaving Joystiq at the end of this year, and he's taking two of his confidants with him.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
DigiTimes: Apple iTV to launch 32- and 37-inch models in summer 2012 — Citing their usual industry sources within the Asian supply chain, DigiTimes claimed Dec. 27 that Apple is prepping an HDTV for a summer 2012 launch that will be initially available in 32-inch and 37-inch variants.
Discussion: DigiTimes, GigaOM, Future of Journalism, WebProNews, Fast Company and Softpedia News, more at Techmeme »
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Supply chain report points to 32- and 37-inch Apple iTV in 2012
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Apple iTV to launch 32- and 37-inch models in summer 2012
Shaylin Clark / WebProNews: Rumor: Apple iTV To Begin Production Soon
Nidhi Subbaraman / Fast Company: India Court Rules On Social Network Comments, Apple TV For Q2 2012?, Google Tablet Coming In Six Months
Swedish journalists receive 11 years in jail — (CNN) — Two Swedish journalists who were found guilty in Ethiopia of supporting terrorism were sentenced to 11 years in jail Tuesday, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said. — “Our belief was that the court would think they were journalists and they would be released.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Ben Farmer / Telegraph:
Congress calls on Twitter to block Taliban — American congressmen are calling on Twitter to block Taliban propagandists from the micro-blogging site. — Aides for Joe Lieberman, chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said the move was part of a wider attempt …
Discussion: Mediaite, VatorNews, Business Insider, Boing Boing and Future of Journalism
Frances Martel / Mediaite: Sen. Lieberman, Homeland Security Committee Call For Twitter To Censor Taliban Accounts
Krystal Peak / VatorNews: Congress to Twitter: Pull pro-Taliban tweets, please
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Lieberman wants Taliban blocked on Twitter
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Obama Likes the Internet, So He'll Probably Veto SOPA if It Gets That Far — Unless there's a really big shift in sentiment among members of Congress on both sides of the ideological aisle, some version of the Stop Online Piracy Act is going to be passed by Congress sometime in 2012.
Nancy Phillips / Philly.com:
Seventh victim tells of Conlin abuse — Yet another woman has come forward to say that Hall of Fame baseball writer and former Philadelphia Daily News columnist Bill Conlin sexually abused her when she was a child. — The woman said Conlin assaulted her at the beach in Margate, N.J. …
Daniel Bardsley / The National:
Journalists fighting an information war in secretive North Korea — SEOUL // Hunched over, staring at their computer screens, the dozen or so journalists in this cramped office in north-west Seoul collect the latest reports for their online news service about one of the world's most secretive countries.
David Carr / New York Times:
Rules for the New Ways of Watching — For the last year, media pundits like me have been running around screaming our heads off about falling skies and collapsing paradigms, and yet as 2011 comes to end, the sky is still there. — Yes, competition is storming out of every device and connection …
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Forbes
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: “New ways of watching”: CNBC and The Wall Street Journal are not in different business anymore
Anthony Wing Kosner / Forbes: The Rise of Mobile and the Return of Neolithic-Style Hunter Gatherers
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Afghanistan Low on News Agenda — The 10-year-old war in Afghanistan remained just a blip on the American news media's radar in 2011. — Of all the news content in newspapers and on the Web, television and radio this year, Afghanistan accounted for about 2 percent of coverage …
Discussion: The Politico
Byron Tau / The Politico: Report: Afghanistan barely covered by media