Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK's House Of Lords Summons Facebook And Google To Talk Convergence And Media Power — The UK's House of Lords has summoned senior figures from Facebook and Google in their ongoing investigation into media convergence, media power and how this should be regulated in the future.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
British Press Lauds Cameron Over Leveson Stand — LONDON — It is hard to find much common ground among Britain's squabbling, competing newspapers. Not only do they naturally mistrust one another, but they also tend to divide along party lines, so that The Daily Telegraph, for instance …
Discussion: Guardian, mediabistro.com, Prof Chris Daly's Blog, adrian monck's blog and Hit & Run
Johnny McDevitt / Guardian: Leveson law would undermine Britain on world stage, says William Hague
Jennifer Lynne / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed 11.30.12
Adrian Monck / adrian monck's blog: Leveson report: press, police, politicians
Andy McSmith / The Independent:
Leveson's Wikipedia moment: how internet ‘research’ on The Independent's history left him red-faced — Lord Justice Leveson forgot one of the elementary rules of journalism when he compiled the section of his report that covered the history of this newspaper.
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
Leveson report: JK Rowling left ‘duped and angry’ at PM's response — Victims of press intrusion refuse to meet culture secretary amid fury over government's rejection of key recommendation — JK Rowling has said that she felt “duped and angry” at the prime minister's rejection …
Discussion: Digital Spy
John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Set to Name WSJ Editor as Publishing Company's CEO — News Corp . plans to name Robert Thomson, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and editor in chief of Dow Jones, as chief executive of its publishing company as early as next week, according to people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Media Decoder, Guardian, The Wrap, Bloomberg, Deadline.com and @felixsalmon
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder: News Corp. Picks a Chief for a Spinoff
David Lieberman / Deadline.com: Robert Thomson To Run News Corp's Publishing Spinoff: WSJ
Felix Salmon / @felixsalmon: Yes, I told you so. https://t.co/pHpwFz1a
Bruce Feiler / New York Times:
Maria Popova Has Some Big Ideas — SHE is the mastermind of the one of the faster growing literary empires on the Internet, yet she is virtually unknown. She is the champion of old-fashioned ideas, yet she is only 28 years old. She is a fierce defender of books, yet she insists she will never write one herself.
Discussion: Gawker, @mathewi and Brain Pickings
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: she doesn't have ads on Brain Pickings, but lives on donations and Amazon referrals, so go there and click on one: http://www.nytimes.com/...
Maria Popova / Brain Pickings: Susan Sontag on Art: Illustrated Diary Excerpts
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Syria Rebels Find Skype Useful, but Dangers Lurk — In a demonstration of their growing sophistication and organization, Syrian rebels responded to a nationwide shutdown of the Internet by turning to satellite technology to coordinate within the country and to communicate with outside activists.
Discussion: BBC, Renesys Blog, American Journalism Review, CNN, The Huffington Post, The Next Web and @dberlind
James Cowie / Renesys Blog: Could It Happen In Your Country?
Sherry Ricchiardi / American Journalism Review: The Most Dangerous Place in the World for Journalists
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web: After two days offline, Internet in Syria is starting to be restored
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Digital Subs Rising, The Economist Unbundles Tablet Editions From Print — Introduces Higher-Cost Print-Plus-Apps Package — Ever since Apple introduced the iPad in April 2010, magazine publishers have been trying to figure out how to make the most of their app editions.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Economist unbundles tablet edition from print
William Turvill / PressGazette:
Journalists pay down, but happiness up since 2002 — Journalists have seen a decline in real term income of £3,315 over the last decade and ten per cent fewer feel they are “fairly rewarded”, according to a new survey. Research presented by the National Council for the Training of Journalists …
Matthew Hawn / GigaOM:
Music startups aren't dead — they're just changing — For those of us who work in digital music, this week has delivered a nasty one-two punch to the gut. First David Pakman (eMusic, N2K, MyPlay) posted the text of his testimony during US Congressional hearings on his blog.
John Paul Titlow / ReadWrite: Top 5 Spotify Apps For Music Discovery
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
MyFiveBy Wants To Join The Conversation With A Unique, Browser-Based Microblogging Tool — Every few years someone tries to unseat the big social networks by creating something unique and unusual. They often fail. However, I think MyFiveBy has a fighting chance.
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
New Times CEO Mark Thompson Delays Town Hall Meetings — New New York Times CEO Mark Thompson hasn't had the smoothest transition into his new job. The BBC Newsnight scandal followed Mr. Thompson across the Atlantic, raising questions both inside and outside the Times newsroom.