Ben Popper / Betabeat:
BuzzFeed Raises $15.5 M Series C and Reunites HuffPo Dream Team — Just a few weeks after bringing on star political reporter Ben Smith and scooping CNN at the Repulican Primaries, Buzzfeed announced a big new round of funding to build out their operation. The company is raising …
Sun picture editor gives evidence — Full coverage as present and former Sun executives give evidence to the inquiry into phone hacking and media standards — 12.40pm: Edwards says paparazzi photographers are effectively self-employed freelancers. “I do think paparazzi is not a great name …
Discussion: Jon Slattery and The Independent
Ned Simons / The Huffington Post UK:
Kelvin MacKenzie: Guardian Was Protected By ‘Broadsheet Snobbery’ Over Milly Dowler Mistake — The Sun newspaper could have been shut down if it had got the facts wrong about the hacking of Milly Dowler's phone wrong in the same way the Guardian did, the tabloid's former editor has claimed.
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: currybetdotnet, Washington Post, 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
The importance/irrelevance of news ombudsmen
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
BSkyB Buys Stake In Social TV Start-Up Zeebox — News Corp-controlled pay-TV firm BSkyB (NYSE: BSY) is buying itself a foothold in the looming social TV field by acquiring 10 percent of the startup Zeebox for a sum that is “double-digit millions” in both pounds and dollars.
Discussion: Guardian and Lost Remote, more at Techmeme »
Mark Sweney / Guardian: BSkyB buys stake in app firm Zeebox
Natan Edelsburg / Lost Remote: Social TV startup Zeebox scores over $15 million from BSkyB
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: NetNewsCheck Latest and eMedia Vitals
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: rbr.com, 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
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 — 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.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Netflix officially announces UK, Ireland launch — While it was already live for many, Netflix has made its launch in the United Kingdom and Ireland officially official, streaming its catalog of entertainment for 5.99 pounds / 6.99 euros a month. Residents can queue for a one month free trial …
Discussion: The Official Netflix Blog, Softpedia News and GigaOM, more at Techmeme »