US media execs rebuff Holder's closed-door wiretap scandal meeting — Several significant US news organizations reject the Department of Justice's proposal to discuss off-the-record ‘new guidelines’ in light of the reporter wiretapping scandal. Last week President Obama urged the DOJ to search a consensus with the media.
Discussion: Poynter, Politico, Business Insider, Mediaite, Los Angeles Times, @mweinger, @mlcalderone and @nycjim
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: McClatchy, New York Times won't attend DOJ's off-the-record meeting
Dylan Byers / Politico: POLITICO will attend DOJ meeting
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider: Networks And News Organizations Are Boycotting A Controversial Meeting With Eric Holder
Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite: Howard Dean Goes Off On ‘Thin-Skinned And Sanctimonious’ Press On MSNBC, Blasts National Review
James Comey / Los Angeles Times: Shielding journalists, by law
Mackenzie Weinger / @mweinger: CBS News spox: “CBS News does not plan to participate” in the meeting but “would be willing to consider an on-the-record discussion”
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: ABC spox: “ABC News will attend the meeting and press for that conversation to be put on the record.”
Jim Roberts / @nycjim: Has anyone compiled a list of who actually IS attending off-the-record Eric Holder meeting?
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Which Media Outlets Will Be At DOJ's Off-The-Record Meeting? — Media executives and editors are divided over whether to attend an off-the-record meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss guidelines for dealing with journalists in leak investigations, an issue that's gotten a lot …
Discussion: TVNewser, Erik Wemple and Mediaite
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Is Said to Consider More Sponsored Stories — New York Times Co. (NYT), looking to imitate the business models used by startups such as BuzzFeed Inc., is considering letting advertisers sponsor more stories on its website, two people with knowledge of the situation said.
Discussion: Adweek, paidContent, @peretti and Poynter
Adweek: New York Times Goes Native With Citi Bike CitiBank-sponsored content will run in The Scoop app By Maura McGowan
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent: New York Times looks at sponsored stories, expanding ads — and that may be a good thing
Jonah Peretti / @peretti: I had an *off the record* meeting with the Times but I did NOT tell them how to do sponsored stories! http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05- 30/new-york-times-is-said-to-consider- more-sponsored-stories.html ...
Taylor Miller Thomas / Poynter: New York Times Co., Hearst Magazines introduce native advertising
The Social Media Editor is Dead — By April 19, the manhunt for two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon had been ongoing for four days, and the Twitterati were growing weary. — Brian Ries, of The Daily Beast, confessed he was “so tired.” Huffington Post's Craig Kanalley saw …
Discussion: Poynter, Zombie Journalism, ReadWrite, @lheron, @ivanlajara, @fieldproducer, @lheron, @fieldproducer, Nieman Reports and @boyreporter
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter: Social media editor role is ‘more about an evolution than a contraction’
Liz Heron / @lheron: I'm thrilled to unite the social & mobile teams at @WSJ into a new Emerging Media desk, with a focus on multimedia innovation.
Ivan Lajara / @ivanlajara: The social media editor is procrastinating because of a twitter discussion about the social media editor being dead.
Neal Mann / @fieldproducer: Looking forward to working with @Lheron who's been promoted to head up team combining social & mobile @WSJ into a new Emerging Media desk
Liz Heron / @lheron: Congrats also to @davidho, taking on a wider mobile role, and @fieldproducer, promoted to multimedia innovations editor.
Neal Mann / @fieldproducer: Just realized today is actually my first year anniversary at the @WSJ, good day to announce a new job.
Ron Nurwisah / @boyreporter: Listen, I'm not dead. I'm just pining for the fjords. Is the social media editor dead? Good read http://bit.ly/11bxJYq
Liz Heron is named Wall Street Journal emerging media editor — Liz Heron, who left the New York Times last year to lead the Wall Street Journal's social media team, has been promoted to emerging media editor for the Journal and Dow Jones. — “In this newly created role …
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Is Quartz the Very Model of a Modern Publisher? — Eight months ago, Atlantic Media placed a bet that a digital-first, mobile-oriented publication geared to business executives on the go would be a hit. The results, so far, point to a publication on the rise.
Discussion: @zseward, @joshsternberg and eMedia Vitals
Zach Seward / @zseward: Great piece by @joshsternberg on our approach to advertising: “Is Quartz the Very Model of a Modern Publisher?” http://bit.ly/15dUGeg
Josh Sternberg / @joshsternberg: Eight months in, Quartz's gamble to eschew banners and a homepage seems to be paying off. Will it last? http://www.digiday.com/publishers/is- quartz-the-very-model-of-a-modern- publisher/ ...
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Netflix boss: BBC is holding back UK children's shows — Ted Sarandos says corporation restricts UK licensing for up to five years, forcing streaming service to buy US shows instead — Ted Sarandos, Netflix's content chief, has accused the BBC of stifling the potential of homegrown children's shows …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Mark Sweney / Guardian: BBC accused of acting like a ‘thug’ towards local papers
Steve Jordon / Omaha World-Herald:
Warren Buffett's media group to buy Roanoke, Va., newspaper — The Roanoke (Va.) Times will become part of Warren Buffett's newspaper group. — BH Media Group, an Omaha-based division of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said Thursday that it would purchase The Times from Landmark Media Enterprises of Norfolk, Va., for an undisclosed price.
Discussion: The Roanoke Times and Poynter
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: Warren Buffett buys The Roanoke Times
Sharon Terlep / Wall Street Journal:
Dish Increases Its Bid for Clearwire — Dish Network Corp. has increased its bid for mobile-broadband operator Clearwire Corp., topping the offer Sprint Nextel Corp. raised last week. — Late Wednesday, Dish offered to acquire Clearwire for $4.40 a share in cash, a 29% premium over Sprint's offer of $3.40 a share.
Discussion: The Verge, CNET, GeekWire and AllThingsD
Steven Musil / CNET: Dish increases offer for Clearwire to edge Sprint
John Cook / GeekWire: Dish boosts offer for Clearwire to $4.40 per share as bidding war with Sprint escalates ahead of Friday vote
Terry Heaton / Street Fight:
Report: Pureplays Using Legacy Media as a Farm System for Sales Staff — Local media companies need to do something to protect their digital sales assets or run the risk of losing them to pureplay* web companies. That's just one of the findings of a new study being released tomorrow by Borrell Associates …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Radio Ink Magazine
Kelly E. Christensen / INMA:
Dallas Morning News encourages innovation by funding employee ideas — Employees can earn up to US$25,000 for revenue-generating ideas, such as two recent winners: an E-books option for special sections and custom publishing customers and a collectible sports poster series.
Media Hawk / The Commentator:
The Guardian has opened a coffee shop. No, it's not a joke. — Wanting a steaming cup to go with their steaming journalism? Well now you've got a place to go, London... Deep in the murky, hipster-ridden depths of London's Shoreditch emerges a new beast dedicated to bringing you bitter …
Discussion: VICE, pressgazette.co.uk, @jesshullinger, @alexhern, @martinbelam, @lheron, @dansabbagh and @fleetstreetfox
Gavriel Hollander / pressgazette.co.uk: Daily grind: Guardian brings ‘open journalism approach to life’ by opening a coffee shop
Jessica Hullinger / @jesshullinger: Think @fastcompany can do better than this: http://ow.ly/lxmY7 #fastcompanybrewery
Alex Hern / @alexhern: I hope whoever's doing pre-moderation on the #guardiancoffee projection gets danger pay for today, then.
Martin Belam / @martinbelam: Everybody: “News industry, try different things dinosaurs!”. News industry tries paywalls/native ads/apps/coffeeshops. Everybody “Not that!”
Liz Heron / @lheron: #guardiancoffee has taken over my timeline. What people are saying, via @petren: https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q= %23guardiancoffee&src=typd ...
Dan Sabbagh / @dansabbagh: Cost of latte - over £2. Cost of Guardian: £1.40. Conclusive proof newspaper is better value for money.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Honolulu Civil Beat and Huffington Post join forces for new Hawaii site — Cross Pierre Omidyar's serious-minded Honolulu Civil Beat with Arianna Huffington's traffic-driving wizardry, and what do you get? We'll soon see this fall with the launch of HuffPost Hawaii, a joint venture the two groups announced today.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, NetNewsCheck Latest, Civil Beat and Media News
Melissa Jeltsen / The Huffington Post: Announcing HuffPost Hawaii!
Pierre Omidyar / Civil Beat: Aloha, World! Huffington Post Partnership Takes Hawaii Global