Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Jeremy Scahill, Laura Poitras Teaming Up With Glenn Greenwald On New Media Venture — NEW YORK — Journalists Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras will be working with Glenn Greenwald on a new media venture funded by billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Poynter, Big News Network.com, Gawker, The Switch, @tcarmody, Press Gazette and Pressing Issues
Kristen Hare / Poynter: Omidyar confirms he's funding Glenn Greenwald's new venture
Big News Network.com: Journalists Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras will work with Glenn Greenwald on a new media …
Taylor Berman / Gawker: Glenn Greenwald's New Media Outlet Will Be Backed by eBay Founder
Timothy B. Lee / The Switch: FISA Court Argues To Senate That It's Not A Rubber Stamp.
Darren Boyle / Press Gazette: Guardian NSA leak journalist Glen Greenwald leaves for new online venture backed by eBay billionaire
Greg Mitchell / Pressing Issues: Greenwald Exits ‘Guardian’
Exclusive: Glenn Greenwald Will Leave Guardian To Create New News Organization — Glenn Greenwald, the lawyer and blogger who brought the Guardian the biggest scoop of the decade, is departing the London-based news organization, for a brand new, large-scale, broadly-focused media outlet, he told BuzzFeed Tuesday.
Discussion: Glenn Greenwald, New York Times, FishbowlNY, @ggreenwald, Slate, Mashable, The Atlantic Wire, Talking Points Memo, @arusbridger, Erik Wemple, bookforum.com, @rosental, @megan, @erikwemple, @dylanbyers, @fishbowlla, @fishbowlny, @jackofkent, @blam, @brianstelter, @pkafka, @rafat, The New York Observer, Boing Boing, @raniakhalek, VentureBeat, Business Insider, BBC, The Wrap, USA Today, CNET, Hit & Run, Business Insider, Gawker, The Verge, FishbowlNY, Guardian, New York Magazine, @michaelroston, @jeffjarvis, @niemanlab, @hamishmckenzie, @hunterw, @davewiner, Mediaite, Politico, The Huffington Post, The Raw Story, Daily Dot, Hillicon Valley, mUmBRELLA, GigaOM, Online NewsHour, WebProNews, Talking New Media and @stefanjbecket
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times: Glenn Greenwald Leaving The Guardian
James Crugnale / FishbowlNY: Morning Media Newsfeed: Greenwald Moves On | Huffington's Payout | Vox Raises $34 Million
Glenn Greenwald / @ggreenwald: My statement and the Guardian's http://ggsidedocs.blogspot.com.br/ ...
Lauren Indvik / Mashable: eBay Founder to Back New News Venture With Glenn Greenwald
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo: Glenn Greenwald Leaving Guardian, Starting New Venture
Alan Rusbridger / @arusbridger: Sorry to be losing @ggreenwald after some thunderous reporting w @guardian. His new venture sounds +extremely+ interesting
@rosental: Greenwald wanted to keep his plan for new media outlet secret, but it was leaked. Ironically. http://www.slate.com/... via @rabdc
Megan McCarthy / @megan: Whose money would you take to run a journalism site? Who is the least objectionable/conflicted billionaire?
@erikwemple: A “particular backer” is behind new venture captained by @ggreenwald, he tells me: http://wapo.st/15Fq33e
Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers: UPDATE: Well-informed Guardian source describes offer @GGreenwald got as “rather extraordinary.” http://www.politico.com/...
@fishbowlla: Want to work in SF for @ggreenwald? Per huge @BuzzFeedBen exclusive, that will soon be an option. http://mbist.ro/H23ZGF
@fishbowlny: Via @BuzzFeedBen: @ggreenwald leaving @guardian to run TBA media venture w/"hub" offices in NY, DC & SF. http://mbist.ro/H23ZGF
David / @jackofkent: One half-suspects Greenwald will join Buzzfeed: “Today's list of 12 top secret documents”.
Brian Lam / @blam: I don't think greenwald should go solo, part of being part of a big news org is the protection it provides via its lawyers, etc.
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: @rafat what if it's Al Jazeera Plus? http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ ...
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: Armies of One are easy to move. @glengreenwald pulls a @fivethirtyeight, leaves Guardian. Via @buzzfeedben http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Rafat Ali / @rafat: On Greenwald's backer: “Avery well-funded... very substantial new media outlet.” Rules out AlJazeera, right?
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer: Glenn Greenwald Leaves The Guardian For Undisclosed Media Outlet
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: Greenwald leaves Guardian for new venture backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar
Rania Khalek / @raniakhalek: This is big: Glenn Greenwald Will Leave Guardian To Create New News Organization http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Meghan Kelly / VentureBeat: Edward Snowden's reporter-confidant Glenn Greenwald joining new, secret media company
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider: Glenn Greenwald, The Reporter Who First Wrote About Edward Snowden's NSA Leaks, Heads …
Edward Moyer / CNET: Reporter who broke Snowden story to leave Guardian
Scott Shackford / Hit & Run: Glenn Greenwald, Having Introduced Us to Edward Snowden, Heads to New Media Start-Up
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider: Glenn Greenwald Is Starting His Own News Organization
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: NSA leaks reporter Glenn Greenwald leaving Guardian to launch new site
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: Glenn Greenwald Leaving Guardian for ‘Once-in-a-Career Dream Journalistic Opportunity’
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Glenn Greenwald Is Very Excited About His New Job
Michael Roston / @michaelroston: Glenn Greenwald's journalism was at its peak w/Guardian. Hope he'll have that kind of editorial talent at new venture http://bit.ly/18j6bUy
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: Hmmm. Well, I hope @ggreenwald can afford the lawyers he'll need. http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Nieman Lab / @niemanlab: Glenn Greenwald will leave the Guardian for a new journalism opportunity that already has “major financial backing.” http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Hamish McKenzie / @hamishmckenzie: Shocked that @ggreenwald is starting his own media company: http://www.buzzfeed.com/.... Poor Guardian.
Hunter Walker / @hunterw: I'd say Peter Thiel and George Soros are the odds-on favorites in the Glenn Greenwald mystery backer sweepstakes. http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Dave Winer / @davewiner: Greenwald: “When people hear what it is, there is almost no journalist who would say no to it.” http://bit.ly/1aK4FJK
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite: Glenn Greenwald Leaving Guardian for ‘Once-in-a-Career Dream Journalistic Opportunity’
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Glenn Greenwald Leaving The Guardian For ‘Momentous’ New Venture
Arturo Garcia / The Raw Story: Glenn Greenwald leaves The Guardian for ‘dream journalistic opportunity’ to head up his own online news site
Rebecca Shabad / Hillicon Valley: Journalist Greenwald leaving The Guardian
Miranda Ward / mUmBRELLA: Playstation 4 promotions begin; Google+ users protest new ads; Is Alison Gold the new Rebecca Black?
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM: Guardian's star reporter Glenn Greenwald is leaving for “dream journalistic opportunity”
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Glenn Greenwald Is Leaving The Guardian for ‘Dream Journalistic Opportunity’
D.B. Hebbard / Talking New Media: Glenn Greenwald to leave the Guardian to pursue ‘once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity’
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Exclusive: Greenwald exits Guardian for new Omidyar media venture — (Reuters) - Glenn Greenwald, who has made headlines around the world with his reporting on U.S. electronic surveillance programs, is leaving the Guardian newspaper to join a new media venture funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar …
Discussion: Washington Post, The Verge, New York Magazine, @qhardy, Softpedia News, Mediaite and GigaOM
Paul Farhi / Washington Post: Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald to leave Britain's Guardian newspaper
Russell Brandom / The Verge: NSA reporter Glenn Greenwald partners with billionaire eBay founder for new venture
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Meet Pierre Omidyar, the Next Philanthropic Aspiring Media Mogul
Quentin Hardy / @qhardy: Omidyar, but more to the point, wow RT @Megan Pierre Omidyad is backing Glenn Greenwald - RTRS. @pierre
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: Greenwald's New Media Site Gets Financial Backing from eBay Founder [Reuters]
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM: Glenn Greenwald's new media venture funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar: Report
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Court Rejects Appeal Bid by Writer in Leak Case — WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal by James Risen, an author and a reporter for The New York Times, who was ordered in July to testify in the trial of a former Central Intelligence Agency official accused of leaking information to him.
Discussion: Poynter, Politico, Talking Points Memo, @charlie_savage, @ggreenwald, @mattapuzzo, New York Magazine and The Newspaper Guild
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: James Risen ‘will, of course, keep fighting’ after court setback
Josh Gerstein / Politico: Appeals court turns aside reporter's privilege plea, 13-1
Charlie Savage / @charlie_savage: Increasingly likely DOJ's efforts to force Risen to testify in leak trial will produce landmark 1st Amndmnt SCt case http://www.nytimes.com/...
Glenn Greenwald / @ggreenwald: Obama DOJ's attack on press freedoms continues: Jim Risen faces threat of prison as full court rejects his appeal http://www.nytimes.com/...
Matt Apuzzo / @mattapuzzo: Hopefully years from now reporters can cite the Risen case as Supreme Court precedent for protecting sources http://www.nytimes.com/...
$40-million round for Vox seals it: Venture capital likes media — Vox's new mega-round puts a bow on content's “holy s**t” moment — Today it was revealed that Vox Media, owner of The Verge, SB Nation, and Polygon has raised another $40 million of funding.
Discussion: @emilybell, @editorialiste, @hsmittman, @codytoshiro, @elegantlywasted, @robpegoraro, @rafat and TechCrunch
Emily Bell / @emilybell: So interesting : @pierre reportedly funding @ggreenwald and Jeff Bezos funding @washingtonpost .New era of a new journalism/tech elite.
Andrew Nusca / @editorialiste: media startups are hotter than ever, media startup says http://pandodaily.com/...
Howard Mittman / @hsmittman: Good piece @PandoDaily, but not hard to tell where journalism stops and wishful valuation-led thinking begins: http://pandodaily.com/...
Cody Kitaura / @codytoshiro: Prominent new media companies are racking up millions in investor funding. “Content is back!” - http://pandodaily.com/...
Rahul Ganjoo / @elegantlywasted: We must now take a break from our sched prgmng to say:"Holy s**t, content is back!"(Dont comp. agree but good to see) http://pandodaily.com/...
Rob Pegoraro / @robpegoraro: (Ahem. Take 2.) Hey, depressed journalists! Stop whining, because content sites are crushing it! http://pandodaily.com/...
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: PolicyMic Raises $3M, Betting That Millennials Want Substantive News And Commentary
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Why Accel Is Leading A $40M Round In Vox Media, A Digital Content Company (!)
Why Accel Is Leading A $40M Round In Vox Media, A Digital Content Company (!)
Discussion: Digital Media Wire, @markos, @reckless and @rafat
Markos Moulitsas / @markos: Vox has the “most venture backing of any high-end content creator” ever: http://techcrunch.com/...
Nilay Patel / @reckless: Oh and yeah — Vox Media is on track to be profitable this year. http://techcrunch.com/...
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Vox Media Raises $34 Million to Expand Video Business
Vox Media Raises $34 Million to Expand Video Business
Discussion: TechCrunch, Fortune, @hblodget, VentureBeat, bizjournals, Reuters, VideoInk, @pkafka, @jorilallo, @reckless, GigaOM and AllThingsD
Dan Primack / Fortune: Online publisher Vox raising $40 million
Henry Blodget / @hblodget: We dont want $40mm! RT @dannysullivan: Vox Media raises $40 mill http://techmeme.com/... AllThingsD wants $40 http://www.techmeme.com/... hmm
Christina Farr / VentureBeat: Vox Media raising $40M to invest in video content on SB Nation, The Verge, & Polygon
Sarah McBride / Reuters: Jim Bankoff's Vox Media nears $40 million funding target
Sahil Patel / VideoInk: Vox Media Raises Another Massive Round of Financing
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: As Vox (~$75mm), BuzzFeed (~$50mm) funding piles increase, list of logical/possible acquirers shrinks. So... http://allthingsd.com/...
Jori Lallo / @jorilallo: Vox Media might be one of the most interesting startups people don't know by name http://adage.com/...
Nilay Patel / @reckless: The Verge and Vox Media are 23 months old, we're growing like crazy, and we're just getting started. http://adage.com/...
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM: Vox Media, parent company of The Verge and SB Nation, raises $34M
Andrea Peterson / The Switch:
Aaron Swartz's last gift to journalism and online privacy finds a new home — (Daniel J. Sieradski via Flickr) — Before Aaron Swartz's suicide in January, he had nearly completed work with Wired's Kevin Poulsen on a secure system to accept messages and documents from anonymous sources over the Internet.
Discussion: Freedom of the Press …, Softpedia News, The Verge, Techdirt, TIME, Co.Exist, The Huffington Post and Mashable
Freedom of the Press Foundation: Freedom of the Press Foundation Launches SecureDrop, an Open-Source Submission Platform for Whistleblowers
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: SecureBox, the Drop Box Made for Whistleblowers
Sean Hollister / The Verge: Aaron Swartz's legacy lives on: SecureDrop is a WikiLeaks for any journalist
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Aaron Swartz's Final Project: Secure Whistleblower Submission Platform Gets New Support
Sydney Brownstone / Co.Exist: A Free And Easy-To-Use Tool, So The Media Can Keep Whistleblowers Secret
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Mashable: SecureDrop: Aaron Swartz's Platform for Whistleblowers Rebooted
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
BBC to Name Head of VOD Service, Treat It Like Fifth TV Channel — Director of television Danny Cohen discusses possible on-demand offers, expected cost cuts and when broadband delivery of content may supersede broadcasting in the U.K. — LONDON - The BBC is planning to name a controller …
Tara Conlan / Guardian: iPlayer: BBC to appoint controller for ‘fifth channel’
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Marvel Preps 60-Episode Package Of Four Series & A Mini For VOD & Cable Networks — EXCLUSIVE: The notorious secrecy that surrounds Marvel's projects has been heightened to the nth degree for this one. No one would breathe a word, with rumors that everyone from top to bottom is bound …
Discussion: Wired, The Huffington Post, Digital Spy, /Film and The Verge
Graeme McMillan / Wired: Marvel Studios Reportedly Planning 5 — Yes, 5 — New TV Projects
Chris Harnick / The Huffington Post: Marvel Is Reportedly Working On 4 New Shows And A Miniseries For Cable & Streaming
Morgan Jeffery / Digital Spy: Marvel developing five new TV shows?
Russ Fischer / /Film: Marvel Developing Package of New TV Series
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Twitter's changing its direct messaging policy, some journalists are ready to take advantage — Twitter is changing an old policy that meant that you could only be DM'd by — that is, you could only receive a direct message from — users that you follow. (So if I follow John Doe …
Discussion: Mashable and Pocket-lint
Nellie Akalp / Mashable: How Twitter's New DM Will Impact Brand Marketing
Luke Edwards / Pocket-lint: Receive direct messages from anyone, even those not following you, on Twitter
Casey Newton / The Verge:
This just in: why news is Twitter's next frontier
This just in: why news is Twitter's next frontier
Patch now has some unstaffed sites — Patch now has three types of sites: Staffed, Lightly Staffed, and Unstaffed. They're explained in a memo sent this morning by Patch Media CEO Bud Rosenthal. … * Here's an example of an unstaffed Patch site — * Read Patch editors' farewells
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: Patch will staff outlets in top-performing areas only, memo says
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
AwesomenessTV, Hearst to Create Channel Aimed at Teen Girls — Keach Hagey … When Hearst Corp. wanted to expand its affluent-male Esquire brand into television, it linked up with a cable channel. But to establish a video channel for its teen girl bible Seventeen, Hearst is turning to Google Inc. 's YouTube.
Discussion: Folio, The Wrap, Digital Journal and Variety
Arti Patel / Folio: Hearst Plans YouTube Channel For Teen Girls
Tim Molloy / The Wrap: Awesomeness TV, Hearst Join for Seventeen Channel
Rachel McCallister / Digital Journal: AwesomenessTV and Hearst Corporation Form Joint Venture to Launch New Original YouTube Channel …
Matthew Futterman / Wall Street Journal:
NFL Explores New Slate of Thursday Night Games — SHALINI RAMACHANDRAN — Shalini Ramachandran … The National Football League is considering selling another slate of Thursday games to a media outlet to increase the audience for football on one of television's most competitive nights …
Discussion: Deadline.com, NY Daily News, bizjournals, ESPN, Bleacher Report, CBSSports.com and Awful Announcing
David Lieberman / Deadline.com: Could Netflix Or Google Land NFL Games?
Vincent Lara-Cinisomo / bizjournals: Could Google or Netflix get in on new NFL package?
Ethan Grant / Bleacher Report - NFL: NFL Reportedly Considering Adding Additional Thursday Night Games
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Says Piracy Damages Can't Be Measured — As the trial date moves closer, the arguments between the MPAA and BitTorrent search engine isoHunt are heating up. — One of the issues the two parties are in disagreement over is whether isoHunt should be able to question the notion that piracy is actually hurting the movie industry.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: The MPAA Argues Piracy Damages Can't Be Measured
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Can digital rentals block piracy? New site gathers the data — The most popular content still isn't available quickly, cheaply, and legally. — Google made changes to its search algorithm last year in an effort to demote sites associated with piracy, but the entertainment industry continues …
Discussion: The Switch, Gizmodo and Technology Liberation Front
Timothy B. Lee / The Switch: Many of the most-pirated movies aren't available for legitimate online purchase
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo: Many of the Most-Pirated Movies Can't Actually Be Bought Online
Shalini Ramachandran / Corporate Intelligence:
In Aereo Fight, Are Comcast and NBCUniversal at Odds? … Are Comcast Corp.'s cable business and its NBCUniversal entertainment unit on the same page when it comes to the Aereo legal battle? That's a question worth asking in the wake of Friday's petition by major broadcasters seeking …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and @shaliniwsj
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Ebook subscription startup Oyster expands to iPad and opens to all; some stats from Scribd — Oyster, the Peter Thiel-backed startup that aims to be a Netflix for ebooks, was iPhone-only and invite-only for its first six weeks. On Wednesday, though, Oyster launched its iPad app and opened up to everyone.
Discussion: Oyster HQ Blog, VentureBeat, Fast Company, SlashGear and Talking New Media
Christina Chaey / Fast Company: Oyster, The “Spotify For Books,” Comes To The IPad
Brittany Hillen / SlashGear: Oyster ditches invitation limitation, brings iPad support
Zach Bergson / Digiday:
NowThis: Snapchatting the News — NowThis News, the mobile video news organization whose push onto Instagram made headlines this summer, is now moving onto a new social video frontier: Snapchat. — Stories, Snapchat's latest feature, allows users to take a series of videos and images that can be viewed and shared within 24 hours.
Effort to Split Murdoch From Chairman Role Resumes at 21st Century Fox — Similar Drives Have Fallen Short Before — 21st Century Fox Inc. investors backing a resolution to strip the chairman job from CEO Rupert Murdoch said they have won the support of shareholder-advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co.
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
Snowden leaks: David Cameron urges committee to investigate Guardian — PM says leaks have damaged national security and suggests MPs could ‘examine issue and make further recommendations’ — David Cameron has encouraged a Commons select committee to investigate whether the Guardian …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Univision to Debut ‘Flama,’ Its First Online-Only Video Network, on YouTube — Hispanic broadcaster forms joint venture with Bedrocket for online Latin culture network aimed at millennials — Univision Communications has formed a joint venture with digital media producer Bedrocket Media to launch Flama …
Discussion: VideoInk and Tubefilter
Sahil Patel / VideoInk: Univision and Bedrocket Form New Digital Content Network
Ben Quinn / Guardian:
New York Times editor defends journalists over Snowden leaks — Jill Abramson says on BBC's Newsnight that Guardian articles on NSA files are ‘very much in the public interest’ — Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, has mounted a defence of the ability of journalists …