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, Prof Chris Daly's Blog, mediabistro.com, 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: The Wrap, Deadline.com and @felixsalmon
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
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, CNN, Renesys Blog, American Journalism Review, 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
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.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Arthur Sulzberger Jr. splits up with girlfriend who figured briefly in tales of Times Co. intrigue — Claudia Gonzalez and Arthur Sulzberger. Quien. — Since New York Times Company chief executive Janet Robinson was fired at the end of 2011, there has been lots of reporting and speculation about the reason for her ouster.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Byliner, Atavist push forward with ebook subscriptions — Byliner and Atavist, two publishers that focus on e-singles (digital longform journalism), are experimenting with online subscriptions. While the programs are still in early stages, they could serve as models for other publishers who want to try the same thing.