Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Rep. Lamar Smith Says He Will Remove Controversial SOPA Item — In a late Friday press release, the Congressman leading the much-maligned Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) said he would remove a key part of the bill until further study takes place. — Lamar Smith (R-Tx) said he intends to remove …
Greg Sandoval / CNET: DNS provision pulled from SOPA, victory for opponents
Ben Dimiero / Media Matters for America: STUDY: SOPA Coverage No Match For Kim Kardashian And Tim Tebow
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Author of Controversial Piracy Bill Now Says ‘More Study’ Needed
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: SOPA Falling Apart! DNS Provision Pulled Even Before DNS Hearing
Jim Forsyth / Reuters: Author of U.S. online piracy bill vows not to buckle
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire: SOPA's Architect Is Finally Starting to Back Down
Scott M. Fulton, III / ReadWriteWeb: Leahy Recommends Setting Aside Controversial PIPA Court Provision
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Don't Be Fooled: Leahy Is NOT Removing DNS Blocking Provisions, Merely Delaying Them
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Activist Group Opposing Antipiracy Bill Posts Information on Media Executives — The online activist group known as Anonymous, which has taken aim at opponents of the Occupy Wall Street movement and businesses that stopped providing services to WikiLeaks, has set its sights on a new adversary: media executives.
Ed Strapagiel / INMA:
Newsmedia executives cautious about 2012 — 2012 study finds North American newspapers pessimistic about ad revenues, looking to digital for growth. — Newspapers — and many other industries — expected at least some economic recovery in 2011. This simply did not happen.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and freefromeditors
Jim of L-Town / freefromeditors: Home newspaper delivery: An endangered species
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Piers Morgan's 2012 Resolution: Be More Like Bill O'Reilly — One nice thing about success is the way it shuts up critics. One year ago, Larry King had ended his 25-year run as CNN's marquee interviewer, and Piers Morgan was gearing up to replace him. How could Morgan, a former gossip reporter …
Discussion: TVNewser and Inside Cable News
Felicia Pride / FishbowlNY:
Arianna Huffington Says Media Needs More Good News, Launches Vertical — What seems to be dominating headlines these days? War. Political mudslinging. Economic distress. Prejudice diatribes. Pure foolishness. — Does media need more feel-good stories? — Arianna Huffington thinks so.
Discussion: Gawker and The Huffington Post
Maureen O'Connor / Gawker: Famous Pooping Editor Announces New Concept: ‘Good News’
Desmond Tutu / The Huffington Post: Made for Goodness — Good News , Desmond Tutu , Made For Goodness …
Josh Stearns / Groundswell:
The Missed Opportunity of HuffPost's “Good News”
The Missed Opportunity of HuffPost's “Good News”
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post: I Have Good News and... That's It: Introducing HuffPost Good News
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Future Publishing sells New York operation for $3m — Magazine publisher Future has sold its loss-making New York division to NewBay Media — Future Publishing has sold off its loss-making New York operation - home to magazines including Guitar World, Revolver and Guitar Aficionado - in a deal worth $3m (£1.9m).
Discussion: Press Gazette, Folio, MinOnline, FishbowlNY, Media Week and eMedia Vitals
Bill Mickey / Folio: NewBay Media Buys Music Mags from Future US
Steve Smith / MinOnline: Future PLC Sells U.S. Music Division to NewBay
Felicia Pride / FishbowlNY: Future Publishing Gets Rid of NY Music Division
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Stephen Colbert to Explore (or Pretend to) Run for President — If anyone can make a mockery of the newest campaign finance innovation, the “super PAC,” it's Stephen Colbert. — Mr. Colbert, the Comedy Central television host, has made jokes at the expense of super PACs for months …
Discussion: Soup, The Raw Story, Washington Wire, msnbc.com, The Caucus, Media Decoder, Speakeasy, The Huffington Post, The New York Observer, New York Magazine and PopWatch
David Ferguson / The Raw Story: Colbert gives super PAC to Stewart, may seek presidency
Mary Lu Carnevale / Washington Wire: Political Wisdom: Colbert Explores a Presidential Plunge. Seriously?
Jeremy W. Peters / The Caucus: Colbert to Advertise in South Carolina
Carol Hartsell / The Huffington Post: WATCH: Colbert Makes Huge Campaign Announcement
Drew Grant / The New York Observer: Stephen Colbert's Super PAC Joke Seven Months in the Making Pays Off with Presidential Punchline (Video)
Benjamin Svetkey / PopWatch: Stephen Colbert to officially run for president?
Rupert Murdoch / @rupertmurdoch:
Many questions and jokes about My Space.simple answer - we screwed up in every way possible, learned lots of valuable expensive lessons.
Matthew Shaer / Christian Science Monitor: Murdoch on MySpace: We “screwed up” in the race against Facebook
John C Abell / Epicenter: Murdoch on MySpace: ‘We Screwed Up in Every Way Possible’
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Murdoch: News Corp. ‘Screwed Up’ With MySpace
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Rupert Murdoch Gets Brutally Honest About Myspace
Graeme McMillan / Techland: Murdoch on MySpace: ‘We Screwed Up in Every Way Possible’
Zack Whittaker / London Calling Blog: Murdoch on MySpace: “We screwed up in every way possible”
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Rupert Murdoch Makes A Blunt Admission Of Failure
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Murdoch on MySpace: “We screwed up in every way possible”
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Deal Would Lead Letterman to a Late-Night Milestone — David Letterman as a guest on “The Tonight Show” with his idol, Johnny Carson. It appears that he will extend his contract, and surpass Mr. Carson's 30 years as a late-night host. — PASADENA, Calif. - It appears increasingly likely …
Discussion: Company Town, Business Insider, TVLine, Splitsider, Inside TV, The New York Observer, Deadline.com, The Huffington Post and Gothamist
Kirsten Acuna / Business Insider: Will David Letterman Surpass Johnny Carson's 30-Year Late Night Run?
Megan Masters / TVLine: TVLine Items: Celeb Apprentice Premiere Delay, Letterman's Late Show Future and More!
Hallie Cantor / Splitsider: David Letterman Is on Track to Break Johnny Carson's Late Night Endurance Record
Jeff Labrecque / Inside TV: David Letterman to surpass Johnny Carson with new ‘Late Show’ deal — Report
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer: Morning Links: Unfit For Huffington Post's ‘Good News’ Vertical
Garth Johnston / Gothamist: Letterman May Stick Around For Another Two Years
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What would a Google News Plus Your World look like? — How soon until we get a Google News “Plus Your World?” — With the introduction of the oddly extraterrestrial-sounding Google “Search Plus Your World”, the company proclaimed their latest experiment is “transforming Google …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: The Good News About Google's New Search Plus Your World
Jbat / John Battelle's Search Blog: Google Responds: No,That's Not How Facebook Deal Went Down (Oh, And I Say: The Search Paradigm Is Broken)
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Has Google broken its promise to users?
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!: Why Google's Social Search Is Too Much, Too Soon
Russell Adams / Deal Journal:
Why It's Tough to Sell the Boston Globe … New York Times Co.'s recent sale of 16 local papers suggested it may be only a matter of time before the company consists of little more than the flagship newspaper. But the next likely target for disposal, the Boston Globe, comes with some complicating factors.
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Larry King, Carlos Slim Planning ‘Huge’ Online Venture (Exclusive) — Larry King is launching a “huge” online initiative backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, TheWrap has learned. — Two individuals close to King confirmed that the venture was underway, though details remain sketchy.
Discussion: Globe and Mail, FishbowlNY, WebProNews, New York Magazine and Jim Romenesko
Cyntia Barrera Diaz / Globe and Mail: Mexico's Slim, Larry King talk media venture
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Larry King and Carlos Slim: The Dynamic Digital Duo
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Larry King and Carlos Slim Are Coming to the Internet
Adam Penenberg / Fast Company:
Amazon's Plagiarism Problem — Amazon's erotica section isn't just rife with tales of lust, incest, violence, and straight-up kink. It's also a hotbed of masked merchants profiting from copyright infringement. And even with anti-piracy legislation looming, Amazon doesn't appear too eager …
Discussion: Fortune, Betabeat, WebProNews, The FJP and The Awl
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: Should SOPA be stopped?
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: Amazon Has an Throbbing, Heaving Erotica Problem, But Not the One You Think
Mike Tuttle / WebProNews: Fast Company Exposes Plagiarism on Amazon
Notable / The FJP: Sex, Kink and Plagiarism:
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Make Easy Money with E-Book Publishing, Ask Me How
Clay Shirky / Guardian:
The New York Times public editor's very public utterance — Brisbane's question on reporters' duty to challenge misleading political speech has permanently altered readers' expectations — Thursday, Arthur Brisbane, the public editor of the New York Times, went to his readers with a question:
Discussion: The Huffington Post, paidContent, GigaOM, contentious.com, Salon, Nieman Journalism Lab, AdAge, Mother Jones, rbr.com, Big Journalism, Free Press, Poynter, Editors Weblog, Strange Attractor, Media Research Center, FishbowlNY, Future of Journalism, The Atlantic Online, Crikey and The Public Editor's Journal
Craig Newmark / The Huffington Post: An Observation Regarding Fact-checking and Journalism From an Outsider
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: North Korea's State Newspaper Launches English Version Online
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Ombudsman's gaffe is a sign of deeper problems in media
Glenn Greenwald / Salon: Arthur Brisbane and selective stenography
Craig Newmark / Nieman Journalism Lab: Fact-checking should be part of how news organizations earn trust
Matthew Creamer / AdAge: Should Newspapers be Truth Vigilantes? Are Their Ombudsmen All High?
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: The “Truth vigilante” debate: an obvious question or a challenging discussion?
Clay Waters / Media Research Center: Public Editor Asks if NYT Reporters Should Fact-Check, But They Already Do (the GOP, Anyway)
Felicia Pride / FishbowlNY: Want to Cruise to the Mediterranean with NYT Journalists?
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Update to: Should The Times be a truth vigilante?
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online: False Equivalence: The Ur-Document
Bernard Keane / Crikey: NYT debate: what would it cost to end he-said-she-said journalism?
Arthur S. Brisbane / The Public Editor's Journal: Update to my Previous Post on Truth Vigilantes