Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
PBS ‘Frontline’ Planning News Corp. Exposé? — Fox News Channel's Geraldo Rivera was out to dinner with his old friend and colleague from ABC News, Lowell Bergman, when things turned quite sour. Bergman is an esteemed journalist, having produced the now-infamous exposé of the tobacco companies for “60 Minutes.”
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable, Online Video News and Future of Journalism
George Winslow / Broadcasting & Cable: CES: Hulu Plus Subs Hit 1.2 Million in 2011
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: The Wall Street Journal delivered to Microsoft's Xbox360?
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Rupert Murdoch's Wedding Singer Sues News Corp. Over Phone Hacking — The British pop star who sang at News Corp. (NWSA) Chairman Rupert Murdoch's wedding in 1999, when she was 13 years old, sued the company over claims its News of the World tabloid later hacked into her voice mails to get stories.
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
PEJ: Presidential Campaign Already Getting Too Much Coverage — But Result Mirrors Responses During Previous Campaign Primary Blitzes — According to the latest Project for Excellence in Journalism New Interest Index, 37% of respondents say there has already been too much coverage …
Discussion: Pew Research Center
Danielle Gewurz / Pew Research Center: Perceptions of Economic News Continue to Improve
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Journalists' campaign-trail secrets revealed — NASHUA, N.H. — I've long suspected that if editors knew how little journalism occurs on the campaign trail, they would never pay our expenses. — Forget door-knocking. In reality, it's more trainspotting.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: Media Awards Romney New Hampshire Victory Before Votes Counted
John Cassidy / The New Yorker:
In Defense of Political Journalists
In Defense of Political Journalists
Discussion: Boston Phoenix and Poynter
David S. Bernstein / Boston Phoenix: Bus stopped? — The iconic campaign bus is no longer full …
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Private investigator Steve Whittamore used by MoS after arrest — Mail on Sunday editor Peter Wright first became aware of the newspaper's use of the private investigator in ‘early 2004’, who he said was used until September that year — Peter Wright, the editor of the Mail on Sunday …
Discussion: Guardian, Neville Thurlbeck, Digital Spy, Press Gazette, @benfenton, @iburrell, @dansabbagh, Press Gazette and Journalism.co.uk
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian: Mail on Sunday used investigator after he was charged, editor admits
Andrew Laughlin / Digital Spy: Daily Mail receives 400 Pippa Middleton pictures a day
Ben Fenton / @benfenton: Reporters &writers in newsroom were adapting to tech faster than editors, Wright says [but who authorised the payments?] #leveson
Ian Burrell / @iburrell: @dansabbagh Undoubtedly, esp S Mirror and the People. Also Express newspapers. Mags like Closer & Best also used Whittamore.
Dan Sabbagh / @dansabbagh: Journalists who used Whittamore and the titles they worked for: https://t.co/JWa6Z9HR
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Did The Daily Launch Too Early? — News Corp.'s The Daily may have launched a year too early, but the company's perfectly okay with that. — Speaking on a panel at the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, David Brinker, The Daily's Senior VP of Business Development and Operations …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Company Town, NetNewsCheck Latest, PR Newswire and paidContent
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town: News Corp.'s Jon Miller talks about ‘channelization’ of the Web
PR Newswire: The Daily and Verizon Wireless to Release the Android™ Version of the News App on Select Verizon Devices
Julie Moos / Poynter:
NYT limited layoffs to 200 employees in sale to Halifax — In its deal to sell 16 regional papers to Halifax Media, The New York Times Co. limited layoffs to 10 percent of employees, according to an SEC filing from Dec. 27, 2011. Since the New York Times Regional Group employed about 2,000 people …
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
A Troubling Approach to Employee Relations
A Troubling Approach to Employee Relations
Discussion: St. Petersburg Times and JIMROMENESKO.COM
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BSkyB axes Al Gore's Current TV from its pay-TV lineup — Sky makes ‘commercial decision’ to let go of documentary channel that has struggled for ratings — Al Gore's Current TV channel in the UK is facing closure after BSkyB - part owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation - axed it from its pay-TV lineup.
Discussion: Digital Spy, @iburrell and National Review
Andrew Laughlin / Digital Spy: Sky drops Al Gore's Current TV from its pay-TV lineup
Ian Burrell / @iburrell: Current claims it's political because views are different from those of News Corp. Seeking Sky's response
Patrick Brennan / National Review: Current TV Continues Its Slide
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Weigh Relevance of TV Indecency Laws — WASHINGTON — In a rollicking Supreme Court argument that was equal parts cultural criticism and First Amendment doctrine, the justices on Tuesday considered whether the government still had good reason to regulate cursing and nudity on broadcast television.
Discussion: SCOTUSblog, Company Town, Los Angeles Times, Media Decoder and Reason
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times: Supreme Court appears unlikely to ease broadcast decency rules
Steven Church / Businessweek:
Dodgers End Bankruptcy Fight With Fox Over Media Rights — Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) — The bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers ended their court fight with News Corp.'s Fox Sports over future television rights, removing the last major barrier to a sale of the Major League Baseball team.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
These Condé Nast Editors in Chief Won't Be at Their Magazines Forever — These Condé Nast editors in chief won't be at their magazines forever. A (premature) look at who's in the wings
Discussion: Media Week
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Exclusive: Microsoft Web TV subscription plan on hold — (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has put its talks with media companies about an online subscription service for TV shows and movies on hold, according to people familiar with the discussions. — The technology giant had been in intense talks …
Discussion: VentureBeat, MediaFile, ZDNet, Electronista, The Verge, MediaPost, Business Insider and Engadget, more at Techmeme »
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Microsoft's live TV service for Xbox is dead
Lars Paronen / MediaFile: Tech wrap: Microsoft presses pause on Web TV
Jesse Hicks / The Verge: Microsoft presses ‘pause’ on TV subscription plan
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Microsoft Bails On Becoming A Cable TV Replacement Because It Costs Too Much
Sean Buckley / Engadget: Microsoft builds TV subscription service, cancels release due to high licensing costs
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Here's How Amazon Is Telling Apple To Take Its 30% Cut Of eBook Sales And Stuff It — A year after Apple changed its rules about digital content sales for iOS applications, Amazon is striking back with its own work around for Kindle eBook sales on the iPad.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Change of Subject
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: It's all right for Amazon to laugh! - A workaround to avoid Apple's 30pc cut of ebook sales
Eric Zorn / Change of Subject: Amazon pads profits
Noah Davis / Street Fight:
Gray Lady Takes the Local: Inside the NYT's Hyperlocal Efforts — Like many major media companies that have tried to go hyperlocal, the New York Times' efforts at small-scale online journalism have been notably mixed. Its main initiative in recent years, The Local, (several small blogs focused …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and New York Times
Scott Lynch / New York Times: Street Scenes | Busy Corner
Eric Kleefeld / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
CNN Apparently Waives Its Own Debate Rules To Let Rick Perry In — CNN Apparently Waives Its Own Debate Rules To Let Rick Perry In — CNN now says that Rick Perry is being invited to their debate in South Carolina on January 19, two days before the big primary in which he hopes to make his last stand.
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight, Guardian and The Daily Caller
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
‘CBS This Morning’ Premiere Posts Modest Ratings Gains — The revamped morning program with Charlie Rose and Gayle King is watched by 2.68 million viewers. — The revamped CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and Gayle King joining Erica Hill, was watched by 2.68 million viewers for its debut on Monday …
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Awl City: The Awl Launches Awl Music, Tumblr-Powered Video-Radio Station for Awl Their Friends — Longreads-approved website The Awl—run by Radar, Observer, and Gawker expats Alex Balk and Choire Sicha—is coming up on its third anniversary! Since they've launched, they've spun off three blogs …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The Awl Launches Awl Music
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Gawker Media's new HD view makes a play for big monitors and a grander stage for video and photos. — Gizmodo, the popular gadget site and pageview king of Gawker Media, debuted a new look last night that they're calling HD view, and it's big. Not big in the grand scheme of things — big in the number of pixels it takes up.
Joe Brown / Gizmodo: Check This Out: Gizmodo in HD