Tyler Hicks / New York Times:
Bearing Witness in Syria: A War Reporter's Last Days — It was damp and cold as Anthony Shadid and I crossed in darkness over the barbed-wire fence that separated Turkey from Syria last month. We were also crossing from peace into war, into the bloodiest conflict of the Arab Spring …
Robert Fisk / The Independent:
The heroic myth and the uncomfortable truth of war reporting — It took a lot of courage to get into Homs; Sky News, then the BBC, then a few brave men and women who went to tell the world of the city's anguish and, in at least two cases, suffered themselves.
Matt DeRienzo / NewspaperTurnaround.Com:
Is linking a ‘keystone habit’ that can convert newsrooms to ‘open journalism?’ — Elaine Clisham was shaking her head at the latest dust-up over whether media organizations should link to other news outlets and sources of information in their reporting on the web.
Discussion: @vincrosbie, @ksablan and @stevebuttry
Vin Crosbie / @vincrosbie: They've been publishing for 17 yrs on a medium whose purpose is linking, yet newspaper still debate this! http://newspaperturnaround.wordpress.co m/ ...
Kevin Sablan / @ksablan: CMS at JRC “combines print and digital and incorporates THE ABILITY TO LINK at every step in the process” http://newspaperturnaround.wordpress.co m/ ... emphasis mine
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Crowdfunding journalism: How one project secured $50,000 in 38 hours — The co-founder of Matter discusses how the project used Kickstarter to test whether there was an appetite for a digital project dedicated to in-depth science and technology journalism — Backers will receive a range of rewards …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of crossover — The signs are everywhere — the signs of crossover. We're not there yet, but publishers are starting to sense that the time when their business models become more about digital and less about print gets closer every day. — Since the web's dawn …
Discussion: Adweek and eMedia Vitals
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Study Finds Newspapers Struggling to Find Digital Revenue
The Hot Dog Shooter & the Takeout Bag: A Portable Content Manifesto — Read It Later users keep content on their tablets and phones for an average of 96 hours after they've saved it. What does that say about the lifespan of content and how we value it? — The other night I had this nightmare …
Discussion: Canadian Magazines and Poynter
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter: What do we mean by ‘longform journalism’ & how can we get it ‘to go’?
Alex Howard / O'Reilly Radar:
In the age of big data, data journalism has profound importance for society — The promise of data journalism was a strong theme throughout the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting's (NICAR) 2012 conference. In 2012, making sense of big data through narrative and context …
Discussion: The FJP
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Limbaugh Advertisers Flee Show Amid Storm — Emboldened by Rush Limbaugh's public apology over the weekend to a law school student whom he had called a “slut” and a “prostitute,” critics of the radio talk show host are intensifying their online campaign against his advertisers.
Benjamin Hart / The Huffington Post: Rush Limbaugh Apologizes For Calling Student A ‘Slut’
Ekulf Ardnas / The Daily Caller: Sandra Fluke's choices
David Carr / @carr2n: A Statement from Rush - sorry for the insult, sorta kinda. http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/ ...
John McQuaid / Forbes: Rush Limbaugh's Non-Apology Apology
Andre Tartar / New York Magazine: Rush Limbaugh's ‘Slut’ Attack Costs Him Advertisers
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What kind of challenges does the L.A. Times face in creating a membership program? — From a marketing standpoint, the word “paywall” is pretty terrible. Right away, it tells you there's a barrier between you and what you want, and the only way to negotiate it is to pay.
David Cohen / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed 03.02.12
Carla Murphy / CJR:
How to Chill the Independent Journalist — Facing arrest without institutional backup — After her arrest last November, Alisen Redmond quit covering Occupy Atlanta. She felt that she had to. At the time, Redmond was the news editor of Kennesaw State University's Sentinel …
Michael Kelley / The Digital Shift:
Librarians Feel Sticker Shock as Price for Random House Ebooks Rises as Much as 300 Percent — A Guide to Publishers in the Library Ebook Market — (This story has been updated to clarify the meaning of “simultaneity” and include remarks from the North Texas Library Partners.)
Discussion: Personanondata, Brave New World, The Digital Reader, TechCrunch, paidContent and Publishers Lunch
Martyn Daniels / Brave New World: How Do You Price eBooks?
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader: Random House Raises Library eBooks Through the Roof
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Necessary Evil? Random House Triples Prices Of Library E-Books
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: Random House Sharply Increases Library E-Book Prices
Michael Cader / Publishers Lunch: Random House Raises eBook Wholesale Prices Significantly
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Court Filings Suggest Google Fighting Feds Over Megaupload Emails — [Update: Australian paper The Age reported that U.S. prosecutors have drawn up a secret indictment against Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange; it is possible that Wikileaks, not Megaupload, is the subject of the Google (NSDQ: GOOG) dispute.]
Greg Sandoval / CNET: U.S. files to extradite MegaUpload's Kim DotCom
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: How Special Forces Busted Into Kim Dotcom's Mansion