Craig Silverman / Poynter:
WaPost digital ME: ‘I actually wish it were true that we have too much innovation’ — In his most recent column, Washington Post ombudsman Patrick B. Pexton wondered whether “there's just a bit too much innovation, too fast” at the paper. He cited two reader emails to suggest at least some readers feel the same way.
Discussion: Washington Post, currybetdotnet, Future of Journalism, @jimbradysp and @mathewi
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post: Is The Post innovating too fast?
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Is The Washington Post innovating too fast?
Jim Brady / @jimbradysp: Is the Washington Post Innovating Too Fast? http://t.co/7bX4GGto. WaPo aside, I'd say innovating quickly is the way to avoid dying slowly.
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: I think the last thing a newspaper needs to worry about at this point is whether it is “innovating too fast” http://t.co/uDw3gOCB
John Robinson / Media, disrupted:
The importance/irrelevance of news ombudsmen — If you aren't a publisher or the editor, is there a better position than ombudsman to improve the reader experience? — As Dan Kennedy points out, an ombudsman has the time, the access and the platform, to say nothing of the independence …
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: The importance (or irrelevance?) of news ombudsmen
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: At Current TV, Keith Olbermann Is Trapped Inside His Show — When I saw the story last week about Keith Olbermann and Current TV lawyering up, I couldn't help thinking, My, that was quick. — It was just six months ago that I wrote an article for The New York Times Magazine …
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: Keith Olbermann Accuses Brian Stelter Of ‘Threatening’ Him On Twitter
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Keith Olbermann Agrees to Anchor Current Election Coverage (Exclusive) — “I am pleased that I'll be running the election coverage on Current, following this Tuesday's New Hampshire primary,” said Olbermann in a statement on Sunday. “However, I don't think those participating in the New Hampshire primary will share my satisfaction.”
Discussion: Mediaite and Inside Cable News
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Patrick Buchanan's Future at MSNBC Is Murky, Network's Chief Says — PASADENA, Calif. —The days of Patrick J. Buchanan as a commentator on the news channel MSNBC may be over. — Phil Griffin, the president of the network, said in an interview here on Saturday that Mr. Buchanan might …
Discussion: Inside Cable News, Deadline.com, Broadcasting & Cable, mediabistro.com, The Huffington Post, TVNewser and Mediaite
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: TCA: MSNBC's Griffin Never Worried ‘Morning Joe’ Duo Would Leave
David Cohen / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed 01.08.12
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Pat Buchanan May Not Return to MSNBC
Frances Martel / Mediaite: Pat Buchanan Out Indefinitely At MSNBC
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Can newspapers also be tech incubators? — We've written before about the need for newspapers to be “digital first” and to think like startups as they try to adapt to the evolution of the media industry. Can a traditional newspaper take an even bigger step and actually help give birth …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
At ABC, CBS and NBC News, Accentuating the Differences — There was a time when each of the Big Three nightly newscasts on American television tended to open with the same story — the latest campaign speech, a new government study or perhaps a big snowstorm. That time is gone.
Keith Weir / Reuters:
London volunteers warned over social media use — (Reuters) - Volunteers working at the London Olympics have been warned not to give away breaking news about athletes or disclose the location of politicians and celebrities through online comments or pictures posted on social media sites.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Future of Journalism, PC Magazine and WebProNews
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: No Facebook nor Twitter - Olympic organizers (try to) control social media usage of volunteers
The story behind ‘the best NYT correction ever’ — about the correction on her story that's gone viral. Here's what she sent: — Yes, I knew the correction was funny, on some level. We even tried, a little bit, to maximize its entertainment value in the way we worded it.
Jason Kottke / kottke.org: Dubtrot: My Little Pony dubstep
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple facing $1.88 million lawsuit in China over sales of illegal book downloads — Apple will be required to defend itself in a Beijing court after officials accepted a case filed by nine well-known Chinese writers against the company, demanding that it pays the authors 11.91 million yuan …
Discussion: People's Daily Online, TeleRead, Electronista and ZDNet, more at Techmeme »
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Chinese authors sue Apple over illegal e-book downloads
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet: China next in line to sue Apple, illegal App store sales
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Netflix expected to launch streaming service in the UK this week, says report — U.S online video streaming service Netflix is expected to launch in the UK this week, finalising a number of deals with movie and television studios and debuting a new marketing campaign in the coming days, The Guardian reports.
Discussion: Guardian, Future of Journalism, VentureBeat and Engadget, more at Techmeme »
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Netflix enters UK video on demand market this week
Heather Kelly / VentureBeat: Netflix inks major new content deals ahead of UK ad launch
Dante Cesa / Engadget: Netflix close to signing deals with Sony, Disney, Paramount and ITV, to debut in the UK soon? …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
About that ‘Times’ story on Romney's Bain Capital that Gingrich wants you to check out: It was actually Reuters — MANCHESTER, N.H.—Many were surprised at Newt Gingrich's repeated plugging of a recent story in The New York Times about Bain Capital, the investment firm once headed …
Discussion: Capital New York, @sampjacobs, @michaelluo, @mikiebarb, CJR and Reuters
Michael Luo / @michaelluo: The bosses @reuters gotta be going nuts. Investing all this money in beefing up news op and they can't get credit for their own story!
Michael Barbaro / @mikiebarb: Gingrich AGAIN incorrectly refers to an NYT story in the last few days, which was really a Reuters story. We fact-checked this last night.
Ryan Chittum / CJR: Reuters on Romney's Private-Equity Past