Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Breaking Bad series finale breaks piracy records — Breaking Bad's series finale just broke a dubious record: The last episode of the critically acclaimed show has been pirated more than 500,000 times within the first 12 hours after it first appeared online, according to Torrentfreak.
Discussion: TorrentFreak, The Awl, Inside TV, Broadcasting & Cable, Deadline.com, AdAge, Business Insider, @jessicalessin, Variety, The Week, WebProNews, Consumerist, @yahootech and Softpedia News
Heather Havrilesky / The Awl: Customers Who Didn't Buy The “Breaking Bad” Finale Also Didn't Buy...
James Hibberd / Inside TV: ‘Breaking Bad’ series finale ratings smash all records
Jeff Baumgartner / Broadcasting & Cable: ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale Breaks Series Piracy Record: TorrentFreak
Natalie Zmuda / AdAge: Stevia's ‘Breaking Bad’ Boost
Kirsten Acuna / Business Insider: The ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale Has Already Been Illegally Downloaded More Than 500,000 Times
Jessica Lessin / @jessicalessin: Seems to me that more and more people I know are pirating TV shows. Why isn't this discussed by major media execs? http://gigaom.com/...
Todd Spangler / Variety: ‘Breaking Bad’ Final Episode Illegally Downloaded 500,000 Times in 12 Hours
Chris Gayomali / The Week: Breaking Bad's final episode: 500,000 illegal downloads and counting
Chris Richardson / WebProNews: Breaking Bad Finale Already Breaking Online Piracy Records
Yahoo Tech / @yahootech: The Breaking Bad series finale has already been pirated 500,000 times, making it one of the most pirated shows ever. http://gigaom.com/...
Lucian Parfeni / Softpedia News: Breaking Bad Finale Breaks Pirate Records with 500,000 Downloads in 12 Hours
Don Reisinger / CNET:
‘Breaking Bad’ secret to success? HDTVs and Netflix — That's the claim from the show's cinematographer Michael Slovis, who says that services like Netflix allow for binge viewing and thus, increased ratings. — The “Breaking Bad” finale might have come and gone, but the mania surrounding …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap, Media Money …, Rolling Stone, /Film, AdAge, Speakeasy, Variety, Broadcasting & Cable, Forbes and Los Angeles Times
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter: TV Ratings: ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale Smashes Records With 10.3 Million Viewers
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin: Why and how the ‘Breaking Bad’ finale broke records
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge: AMC's ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale Draws 10.3 Million Viewers
John Jurgensen / Speakeasy: ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale Draws Record 10.3 Million Viewers
Todd Spangler / Variety: Netflix Adds ‘The Office’ and ‘30 Rock’ Final Seasons, Other NBC Shows on Oct. 1
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale Draws Record 10.6 Million Viewers
Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
Can the Guardian take its aggressive investigations global? — At eight-thirty on the morning of June 21st, Alan Rusbridger, the unflappable editor of the Guardian, Britain's liberal daily, was in his office, absorbing a lecture from Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet Secretary to Prime Minister David Cameron.
John Paton / @jxpaton: The amazing @guardian; @arusbridger and @janinegibson as profiled in the @NewYorker by @kenauletta http://www.newyorker.com/...
Giles Tremlett / @gilestremlett: The New Yorker's 9 page Auletta piece on The Guardian. Making waves, not money. http://www.newyorker.com/...
Emily Bell / @emilybell: Here is the @kenauletta piece on the @Guardian that you really ought to read . Rich in detail. http://www.newyorker.com/...
Russell Brandom / The Verge: Inside Guardian editor's struggle to publish NSA leaks
Diego Beas / @diegobeas: Great story in The New Yorker this week: Freedom of the press & how The Guardian wants to become its main watchdog. http://www.newyorker.com/...
Dan Sabbagh / @dansabbagh: Guardian CEO Miller on l/t prospects for Gdn: “At the moment, I believe we could not survive in the UK w the oversupply” of papers + BBC
Darren Boyle / Press Gazette: Downing Street told Guardian Edward Snowden story would undermine child sex ring investigations
Heidi N. Moore / @moorehn: Great New Yorker profile of @arusbridger, discussion of the awesomeness of the @Guardian. http://www.newyorker.com/...
Stefan Bienkowski / @sbienkowski: http://www.newyorker.com/... - This piece on @arusbridger in the @NewYorker is an absolutely fascinating read on the importance of the Guardian.
The New Yorker / @newyorker: Ken Auletta on the @guardian's strategies for staying relevant & financially viable in an overwhelmingly digital age: http://www.newyorker.com/...
Alexi Mostrous / @aleximostrous: V good profile of @arusbridger in this week's New Yorker. “He's like a duck”, says @davidleigh3: http://www.newyorker.com/...
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: Greenwald: “That to me is a really good reason why people like Edward Snowden don't want to go to the New York Times” http://newyorker.com/...
Alan Rusbridger / @arusbridger: Long, detailed New Yorker profile of the Guardian & its global role by Ken Auletta http://www.newyorker.com/...
Etats Enomena / @x7o: James Ball is “prized at the Guardian for his deep understanding of computers.” http://www.newyorker.com/... Oh kill me now.
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Glenn Greenwald Spars With the Establishment Over Snowden Scoops
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
CNN's Hillary Clinton Movie Has Been Canceled, Director Says — The planned documentary on Hillary Clinton that caused CNN to be banned from 2016 Republican debates has been canceled, its director said on Monday. — In a blog for HuffPost, Charles Ferguson said that it was a near total stonewalling …
Charles Ferguson / The Huffington Post: Why I Am Cancelling My Documentary on Hillary Clinton
Hilary Lewis / Hollywood Reporter: CNN Films Cancels Hillary Clinton Documentary
Hillary_clinton_cnn.Jpg / Syracuse Post-Standard: Updated: CNN's Hillary Clinton documentary cancelled; director cites pushback from both parties
Sara Morrison / The Wrap: Hillary Clinton Documentary Canceled by CNN Films
Keith Wagstaff / The Week: How Democrats killed CNN's Hillary Clinton documentary
Meg James / @megjameslat: NBC kills its planned Hillary Clinton mini-series. Hours after CNN pulled the plug on its effort.
Keith Grubb / PolicyMic: Hillary Clinton Documentary Cancelled — Here's Why
Ethan Klapper / @ethanklapper: So two TV networks have just caved to @Reince
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
NBC Scraps Hillary Clinton Miniseries — “After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/mini-series development, we've decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton miniseries,” the network said in a statement Monday. — David Livingston/Getty Images
Discussion: Politico, The Wrap, The Wrap, New York Times, Deadline.com, The Huffington Post and @zeitchiklat
Dylan Byers / Politico: CNN Films cancels Hillary Clinton doc, director cites pressure from Clinton aides
Jethro Nededog / The Wrap: NBC Drops Hillary Clinton Miniseries
Bill Carter / New York Times: NBC Scraps Hillary Clinton Mini-Series
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Clicky Business Insider to double down on ‘long-form’ with ‘hundreds of thousands’ in investment — For the most part, Business Insider is seen as a pithy must-read for tech and finance junkies, who flock to the six-year-old website for its steady stream of micro-scoops …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu, @mattyglesias, @emilysteel, @niemanlab and Talking Biz News
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: Business Insider commits to more long form narrative journalism, hiring an editor and beefing up the freelance budget http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Matt Yglesias / @mattyglesias: Ugh. Will internet-based news outlets' obsession with tl;dr journalism never end? Even Business Insider! http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Emily Steel / @emilysteel: “If we got a dollar every time someone said we were screwed, we'd never need another revenue stream.” - @hblodget http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Nieman Lab / @niemanlab: Business Insider wants to balance out its successful click-bait strategy with a new focus on longform. http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Business Insider invests in long-form journalism
Sandra Laville / Guardian:
Liberty calls for bail time limit as journalists and others left on bail for up to two years — Rights group seeks six-month statutory maximum as 40 remain on bail in operations Elveden and Tuleta after two years — The human rights group Liberty is calling for a six-month limit …
Discussion: @dansabbagh and Softpedia News
Dan Sabbagh / @dansabbagh: Simply wrong for people to dangle for months and months without being charged in Elveden and Tuleta cases. More: http://www.theguardian.com/... via
Eduard Kovacs / Softpedia News: Former Sun Reporter Charged with Hacking and Possession of Criminal Property
Jamie Grierson / Press Association:
Former Sun journalist Ben Ashford charged in hacking probe
Former Sun journalist Ben Ashford charged in hacking probe
Discussion: Telegraph, Bloomberg, Metro.co.uk, Reuters, Huffington Post UK, Guardian and BBC
Jeremy Hodges / Bloomberg: Ex-Sun Journalist to Be Charged in U.K. Computer-Hacking Probe
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian: Former Sun reporter to be charged over mobile that a reader handed to paper
Evelyn M. Rusli / Digits:
Facebook Woos TV Networks With More Data — Facebook is laying down a new gauntlet in its battle with Twitter to dominate online conversation around television: more data for broadcasters. — This week, Facebook says it will begin sending weekly reports to America's four largest television networks …
Discussion: Fast Company, VatorNews, VentureBeat, The Verge, CNET, ReadWrite, Business Insider, Engadget, GeekWire, Forbes, GigaOM, The Next Web, Mashable, Vanity Fair, @isaach, @pkafka, SocialTimes and Softpedia News
Addy Dugdale / Fast Company: Facebook Is Eyeing Twitter's TV Audience
Steven Loeb / VatorNews: Breaking Bad finale sees 5.5M Facebook interactions
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Facebook is telling TV networks how many people chat about their shows
Don Reisinger / CNET: Facebook presses play on data connected to TV viewership
Selena Larson / ReadWrite: Facebook Will Send Conversation Data To Select TV Networks
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider: Facebook Will Start Reporting The Stuff You Post About TV Shows To Four Major Networks
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire: Facebook to give TV networks data on social engagement with shows
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM: Taking on Twitter, Facebook will send TV networks more data
Jon Russell / The Next Web: Here's why Twitter, not Facebook, is the place to discuss Breaking Bad and other TV shows
Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair: Navel Poking: Facebook to Send Your Television Habits to Television Networks
Isaac Hepworth / @isaach: wat. Facebook's TV measurements over-credited the CBS show NCIS “because the string NCIS is also in ‘San Francisco’” http://blogs.wsj.com/...
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: “Young females are disproportionately active” on Twitter, says CBS research boss. http://blogs.wsj.com/...
Kimberlee Morrison / SocialTimes: Facebook to Send Trend Reports to Top Four Television Networks
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: Facebook to Send More Data to TV Networks [WSJ]
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Dallas Morning News to drop paywall Oct. 1 — On Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News' online content “will be accessible to everyone, free of charge,” a company press release says. It will also offer a premium service with “enhanced design and navigation, limited advertising, and access to unique subscriber ... Read more
Discussion: paidContent, Dallas Morning News, @uptownmessenger, @jbenton and @mjenkins
Mathew Ingram / paidContent: Another wall tumbles: The Dallas Morning News dismantles its paywall, plans to focus on premium content instead
Sheryl Jean / Dallas Morning News: The Dallas Morning News to launch new premium website for subscribers
Robert Morris / @uptownmessenger: Dallas Morning News to drop digital paywall that “hasn't worked” http://www.poynter.org/... Someone cc: David Simon.
Joshua Benton / @jbenton: All Dallas Morning News articles: free! All articles laid out onto rectangles with photo backgrounds: $143/year http://nie.mn/1hgaG3g
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
News: Personalized or Serendipitous? — Every digital news designer faces the question: should the traditional serendipity of contents be preserved or should we go full steam for personalization? It turns out Google is already working on ways to combine both — on its usual grand scale.
Discussion: @globalmoxie, @dkiesow, @rajunarisetti and @bgrueskin
Josh Clark / @globalmoxie: “The erosion of serendipity and, more generally, curiosity” in how we read news, and exciting/scary ways to stop it: http://www.mondaynote.com/...
Damon Kiesow / @dkiesow: A must read on serendipity vs personalization in news. Sums it up well. Spoiler: Google may win. http://www.mondaynote.com/...
Raju Narisetti / @rajunarisetti: End of reign of trusted news brands? How @BuzzFeed's 80 words sum up @nytimes 2,000+ words NSA Social Networks story: http://www.mondaynote.com/...
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
First Newsweek hires under the new regime: Nicholas Wapshott, Victoria Bekiempis — With less than a day to go before Barry Diller's IAC passes the baton to Newsweek's new owners, IBT Media, word is beginning to leak out about the first new recruits at the legendary newsmagazine turned digital publication.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Bloomberg and @alexnazaryan
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: Karla Zabludovsky Departs NYT for Newsweek
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg: We Are Googling the New York Times to Death
Stephen Lepitak / The Drum:
Buzzfeed appoints The MediaBriefing editor Patrick Smith as media editor — Editor of media website The Mediabriefing, Patrick Smith, is to depart after three years to join BuzzFeed as media editor. — Smith, who made the announcement in a blog post on the website and another …
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: BuzzFeed UK Snares Media Editor
Arti Patel / Folio:
BuzzFeed Tops List of Social-Sharing News Sites — Survey shows news sharing jump across the board for all media publishers. — Media publishing companies have increased interactivity between their content and consumers on social-networking sites in droves year-over-year, according to a new data survey conducted by NewsWhip.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Congressman Proposes New Rules for Music Royalties — The music industry is gearing up for yet another fight over one of its most intractable issues: radio royalties. Only this time, it involves the online world as well. — On Monday, Representative Melvin L. Watt, a Democrat from North Carolina …