New York Times:
Weighing The Financial Times's Worth in the Digital Age — Not long ago, The Financial Times would have been the crown jewel of any media company, instantly conferring prestige and influence on its owner. Now, given the likely bidders, one of the world's most respected and distinctive financial newspapers …
Discussion: @megan, @zhongnanhai, @mikiebarb and Business Insider
Megan McCarthy / @megan: “When an editor asked if he would buy the paper, Mr. Bloomberg replied, ‘I buy it every day.’” http://nyti.ms/12geJa5
Cam MacMurchy / @zhongnanhai: Bloomberg considers bid for The Financial Times, which comes with a 50% stake in The Economist: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/ business/media/weighing-the-financial- timess-worth-in-the-digital-age.html?sm id= tw-share&_r=0 ...
Michael Barbaro / @mikiebarb: Exclusive: Mike Bloomberg weighing bid for Financial Times. “Only paper I'd by” he says. My piece w/ @amychozick http://nyti.ms/WWOReV
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider: REPORT: Bloomberg Considering A Bid For The Financial Times
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
An Empty Seat in the Courtroom — THE lawyer David Coombs rarely speaks publicly outside the courtroom. He says that his client, Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of leaking secret documents to WikiLeaks, prefers it that way. — But last Monday night at a Unitarian Church in Washington, Coombs made an exception.
Discussion: GigaOM, @davidfolkenflik, @jayrosen_nyu and Techdirt
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Newspapers still have power, it seems — to shock and to condemn
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik: Times public editor @Sulliview: NYT seems to be saying “It's news when we say it is” on Manning, Benghazi http://www.nytimes.com/...
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: “If there had been a will to cover the Manning testimony, a staff reporter could have been found.” http://www.nytimes.com/... @sulliview, again.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
NYT DC bureau chief: ‘The Web has created a more responsible press, with higher standards’ — David Leonhardt explains in a Reddit AMA response why the Web has been good for journalism: … The New York Times D.C. bureau chief became the latest journalist to participate in a Reddit AMA …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Patent troll strikes NYT, media industry over mobile web sites — A shell company is suing the New York Times, the Huffington Post and five other media companies over patents related to mobile computing. — In a series of complaints filed in Delaware, Clouding IP LLC claims the media outlets …
Discussion: WebProNews and Business Insider
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Major Media Outlets Targeted In Patent Suits
David Carr / New York Times:
For Wall Street Journal, Leadership at a Crossroads — Betting against Rupert Murdoch hasn't gone very well for many people, including me. When he bought The Wall Street Journal in 2007 and brought in a trusted associate, Robert Thomson from The Times of London, I said that he might ruin …
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Stop Calling Me a Troll — Author photo? — The other day I wrote a column criticizing iTunes. It was somewhat harsh. “Each new upgrade brings more suckage into your computer,” I argued under the headline, “Won't Someone Take iTunes Out Back and Shoot It?” Predictably, the column got some people riled up.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Dan Froomkin / The Huffington Post:
How the Mainstream Press Bungled the Single Biggest Story of the 2012 Campaign — Post-mortems of contemporary election coverage typically include regrets about horserace journalism, he-said-she-said stenography, and the lack of enlightening stories about the issues.
Discussion: @froomkin, @jayrosen_nyu, PostPartisan and @jayrosen_nyu
Dan Froomkin / @froomkin: Norm Ornstein on media false equivalence: “What the f**k is an ombudsman doing if he's not writing about this?” http://huff.to/11SlK1y
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: To me this was, yes, the biggest story in the 2012 campaign. It was completely mishandled. And it will happen again. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ ...
Jonathan Bernstein / PostPartisan: Where the press failed in 2012 — Today's must-read …
Iran launches own ‘YouTube’ website: state TV — Tehran: Iran has launched its own video-sharing website to compete against Google's popular YouTube whose content is deemed inappropriate by the Islamic regime, the state television reported on Sunday. — The website (http://www.mehr.ir) …
Discussion: AllThingsD, PC Magazine, CNET, rt.com, The Next Web and Gizmodo
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD: Iran Debuts Its Own Version of YouTube
David Murphy / PC Magazine: Iran Launches ‘Mehr,’ Its Own YouTube-Like Video Hub
Steven Musil / CNET: Iran launches own YouTube-like video-sharing Web site
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Heckbent on blocking out YouTube, Iran launches its own Web video service: Mehr.ir
Eric Limer / Gizmodo: This Is Iran's New State-Sponsored YouTube Clone
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
NBCUniversal, Hearst Corp. Close Deal to Rebrand G4 as Esquire Channel — The move, which will look to court metrosexual viewers that History and Spike ignore, will include programming focused on gaming and lifestyle. — In its bid for the largely untapped metrosexual viewership …
Jordan Mallory / Joystiq: Report: G4 to become the Esquire channel
Kimber Streams / The Verge: After dropping gaming shows, G4 to become the Esquire Channel
Megan Farokhmanesh / Polygon: G4 being rebranded as Esquire channel
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
Losing in the Ratings, Soledad O'Brien Longs ‘To Be On a Team that Strategizes How to Win’ — Safe to say CNN's Soledad O'Brien is excited about her new boss. — When she heard that Jeff Zucker — also her old boss — had been named president of CNN Worldwide, “I thought, ‘Yes!,’” O'Brien says.
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Robert Weintraub / CJR:
Giving the Jovan Belcher story its due — On the NFL pre-game shows, Bob Costas distinguished himself by using the KC tragedy to talk about gun control; James Brown did not — I long ago vowed not to watch the NFL pregame shows that are foisted on football fans for hours on end every Sunday, save for those exceptional circumstances.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Yahoo teams up with NBC Sports to share online and broadcast sports news and coverage — Yahoo has announced a partnership with NBC Sports that will see the two pool their sports reporting and news coverage in an effort to build the US' largest dedicated sports news platforms.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable, Yahoo! News, Adweek, The Wrap, Yahoo! Inc., TechCrunch, Media Decoder, AllThingsD, The Verge and CNET
Tim Baysinger / Broadcasting & Cable: NBC Sports Group Partners With Yahoo
Sam Thielman / Adweek: NBC Sports and Yahoo Are in League
Todd Cunningham / The Wrap: Yahoo, NBC Sports Group Will Play Ball Together on Coverage
Yahoo! Inc.: Yahoo! Sports, NBC Sports Group Team Up for News, Fantasy, and Video Coverage of Sporting Events
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: In Bid for Sports Dominance, Yahoo and NBC Make Web Deal
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD: Yahoo Strikes Media Deal With NBC Sports
Steven Musil / CNET: Yahoo, NBC Sports team up to share broadcast sports, news