Anna Tarkov / Poynter:
Journatic worker takes ‘This American Life’ inside outsourced journalism — Not long after he started working for Journatic, Ryan Smith felt there was something not quite right about what the company was doing. The Chicago freelance journalist started working for Journatic …
Discussion: This American Life Updates and Prof Chris Daly's Blog
[UPDATED] Journatic is caught using fake bylines — and interviews Journatic writer-editor Ryan Smith, who reveals that the company uses fake bylines for its Filipino writers — or did, until “TAL” blew the whistle on them. — Smith tells TAL's Sarah Koenig that “when I ended up looking …
David Carr / New York Times:
Why Murdoch Changed His Mind on News Corp. Split — Last week, News Corporation's board voted to quarantine the newspapers that Rupert Murdoch has so lovingly nurtured, separating them into a new company. Cleaving the giant media conglomerate in two will free the lucrative entertainment division …
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
News Corp. Split Puts New Pressure on Papers — With the announcement that News Corporation will be split in two, employees at the company's many print papers are facing a new reality: they are now in the newspaper business. — For years, the success of News Corporation's lucrative cable …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of the News Corp. split
The newsonomics of the News Corp. split
Discussion: Crikey, Media Decoder and Erik Wemple
Glenn Dyer / Crikey: Analyst forecasts grim for News Corp's paper business
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck:
Digital Challenges Rise After Daily's Paywall — In a sports-crazy town that can't get enough of its annual horse race or the exploits of its local college teams, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal's recent paywall launch had the market's television stations looking for ways to steal its readers away.
Lewis DVorkin / Forbes:
Inside Forbes: The 5 Reasons Behind Our Bold New Home Page — I have this thing about home pages of news and information sites. They pretty much all look, feel and function the same — equal parts overwhelming, lifeless, a chore to navigate. A colleague of mine calls it “user punishment.”
Jonathan Stray / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How do you tell when the news is biased? It depends on how you see yourself — Take a moment with the headlines from this screenshot of The New York Times homepage from January. Really — it's a little experiment. Click the image above for a larger view if you need to. — Ready?
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
waywire, Cory Booker's Personalized News Startup, Uses Video To Give Youth A Voice — “There's an oligarchy in the media and that needs to be broken up” Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker tells me. So he's building #waywire, a news site that features original and syndicated video content …
Discussion: Fast Company, Variety, AllThingsD, Mashable!, The Inquisitr, CNET, VentureBeat, The Huffington Post and The Raw Story
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety: New news network to launch online
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD: Eric Schmidt Backs #waywire, a Media Site for Teens That Is Part Twitter, Part YouTube
Alex Fitzpatrick / Mashable!: Cory Booker, Internet's Favorite Mayor, Creates Media Site for Teens
Kim LaCapria / The Inquisitr: Superhero Newark Mayor Cory Booker Helps Launch Social Media News Site
Edward Moyer / CNET: Startup courts Millennials with social, crowdsourced news site
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat: waywire, a video news network for Gen Y, gets backing from Eric Schmidt and Oprah
Arturo Garcia / The Raw Story: Cory Booker developing online news service for Generation Y
Isaac Stone Fish / Foreign Policy:
The Old Grey Lady in Red China — Will the just-launched New York Times Chinese-edition get censored by Beijing's media watchers? — The New York Times this week launched cn.nytimes.com, its first foreign-language website, joining several Western newspapers and media outlets like the BBC …
Dan De Luce / Agence France Presse:
Does the US have a case against Julian Assange? — WASHINGTON — If WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ever ends up in a US courtroom, prosecutors could face an uphill struggle trying to convict him, given America's legal safeguards for publishers, analysts say.
Rob Walker / New York Times:
On YouTube, Amateur Is the New Pro — A kid from Nebraska shows up in New York City to make it big. This kid was Bryan Odell, a 21-year-old college dropout who lived with his parents. Gangly, with curly blond hair, he looked and talked as if he arrived straight from central casting.
Discussion: Beet.TV, The Huffington Post, Fortune and The Verge
Megan O'Neill / Beet.TV: YouTube Launches New Partner Rewards Program, Opens Free Production Spaces in LA, London and Tokyo
Andy Plesser / The Huffington Post: (Video) YouTube Launches New Partner Rewards Program, Opens Free Production Spaces in LA, London and Tokyo
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: Google's Nexus 7 tablet reviewed (Hint: It's awesome.)
Andrew Webster / The Verge: How YouTube stars are made, and how they survive
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Cuts Off LinkedIn — Who's Next? — Throughout Twitter's infancy, the company had a loose philosophy toward its APIs. In the quest for a user base, developers were welcome to do just about anything they wanted in integrating with Twitter, which often mean creating spinoffs that muddied Twitter's original intended experience.
Discussion: The Next Web, GigaOM, Forbes, VatorNews, HubSpot's Inbound …, Softpedia News, TPM IdeaLab, LinkedIn Blog and Twitter Developers
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Developers, bracing themselves for Twitter API restrictions, call today's post “ominous”
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Careful, Twitter — remember what happened to MySpace and Digg
Ewan Spence / Forbes: Can Twitter Change User Expectations Around Monetization?
Steven Loeb / VatorNews: Tweets no longer allowed to be posted on LinkedIn
Anum Hussain / HubSpot's Inbound Internet …: Twitter & LinkedIn Break Up, Disabling Automatic Posting of Tweets
Carl Franzen / TPM IdeaLab: Did Twitter Just Deliver Third Party Apps A Death Blow?
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
SCOTUSblog: After a decade, an overnight sensation — Amy Howe used to think 3,000 live blog participants was a lot. Thursday, more than a half-million users tuned into SCOTUSblog to find out how the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on health care and what it meant.
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Internet media has its ‘Dewey defeats Truman’ moment
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Should you be first or right with the news? Yes