Edward Wong / International New York Times:
Bloomberg News Is Said to Curb Articles That Might Anger China — BEIJING — The decision came in an early evening call to four journalists huddled in a Hong Kong conference room. On the line 12 time zones away in New York was their boss, Matthew Winkler, the longtime editor in chief of Bloomberg News.
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik, @benparr, @tomjolly, @franklangfitt and @stone_skynews
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik: NYT cited top Bloomberg editors' concerns over continued journalistic presence in China, not business dealings. But those present too.
Ben Parr / @benparr: Wow. The power of the Chinese government scares Bloomberg News into submission. - http://www.nytimes.com/...
Tom Jolly / @tomjolly: #Bloomberg employee quotes editor as saying: “If we run the story, we'll be kicked out of China” http://nyti.ms/1dTugTD
@franklangfitt: So what does Bloomberg do now? Fire its own reporters, who are highly respected? Run the story? Everyone watching. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Andrew Rosati / MiamiHerald.com:
Venezuelan authorities detain Miami Herald reporter — CARACAS — Jim Wyss, the Miami Herald's Andean bureau chief, was detained by Venezuelan authorities Thursday while reporting on the country's chronic shortages and looming municipal elections. Wyss remained in custody Friday afternoon.
Discussion: USA Today, @timjohnson4, @mcclatchydc, ABC News, @agyllenhaal, New York Times, Kirk LaPointe's<br … and Riptide 2.0
Peter Wilson / USA Today: Venezuela detains ‘Miami Herald’ reporter
TimJohnson / @timjohnson4: Herald says Wyss (who is my frmr brother in law) was reporting on chronic shortages at time of his arrest http://www.miamiherald.com/...
@mcclatchydc: MT @AGyllenhaal: Miami Herald calls for immediate release of reporter Jim Wyss, held all day by Venezuela authorities http://www.miamiherald.com/...
Anders Gyllenhaal / @agyllenhaal: Miami Herald calls for immediate release of reporter Jim Wyss, a correspondent held all day by Venezuela authorities. http://www.miamiherald.com/...
William Neuman / New York Times: Venezuela: U.S. Reporter Detained
Kirk LaPointe's<br /> …: media notes 11.08.13 — Here are some media stories of note for Friday, November 8, 2013:
Michael E. Miller / Riptide 2.0: Jim Wyss, Miami Herald Reporter, Detained by Venezuelan Authorities
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Fox News Stands By Its Benghazi Reporting — While “60 Minutes” has apologized for and admitted that its Benghazi report that used the supposed “eyewitness” account of British security officer Dylan Davies was a mistake, Fox News, which also used Davies' account in its stories about the attack …
Discussion: Mediaite and Erik Wemple
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Simon & Schuster pulling Benghazi book — The publisher for Dylan Davies, the source of “60 Minutes” controversial Benghazi report, announced on Friday that they are pulling his book “in light of information” brought to their attention since its publication.
Discussion: @juliebosman, TVNewser, The Lede, GalleyCat, The Huffington Post, Gawker and Mother Jones
Julie Bosman / @juliebosman: Breaking: Simon & Schuster tells NYT it is pulling Benghazi book. “We are suspending the publication” and notifying stores to return books.
Merrill Knox / TVNewser: Lara Logan on ‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi Report: ‘We Were Misled and We Were Wrong’
Robert Mackey / The Lede: Lara Logan's On-Air Apology for Flawed Benghazi Report
Dianna Dilworth / GalleyCat: Simon & Schuster to Pull Benghazi Book Amid Questions of Accuracy
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: Why ‘60 Minutes’ Stood By Benghazi Source Before Retracting Report
J.K. Trotter / Gawker: CBS Retracts Bombshell Benghazi Report Over Lying Source
FCC OKs Media General-New Young Broadcasting Merger — The FCC gave approval to Media General to merge with New Young Broadcasting Holding Co, Inc. Media General expects to close on the transaction Nov. 12. The FCC approved Media General's applications seeking consent to transfer …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable, Radio & Television …, The Roanoke Times, Poynter and TVSpy
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable: FCC Approves Media General-Young Merger
John Reid Blackwell / The Roanoke Times: Media General, owner of WSLS, merger with New Young OK'd
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: Media General-New Young Broadcasting merger gets FCC, shareholder approval
Kevin Eck / TVSpy: Media General Shareholders OK Merger with Young
Emma Bryce / The Connectivist:
America's Media Guzzling Ways — What amounts to 14 feet of books, tightly stacked and spread across the entire continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii? Answer: the amount of media data, measured in printed text, that Americans consumed last year. — That's 6.9 zettabytes—6.9 million-million gigabytes—to be exact.
Discussion: Beyond Search
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Readin, Riten, Rithmatik, and Guzzlin
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
How Future is bringing TV values to online video — Experimenting with scheduling on YouTube has played a major part in boosting views for the publisher
Hans-Jürgen Schlamp / Spiegel Online:
New Italian Website Targets Mafia with Anonymous Informants — A new group in Italy is seeking to break the mafia's code of silence by providing informants the means to safely reveal information to the media or authorities via an anonymous Internet portal. The site's founders are hoping for tip-offs from abroad too
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Mashable: MafiaLeaks: Inside the Site That Wants to Take Down the Mob
Peter Bart / Variety:
Heads Keep Rolling in Hollywood — Executive body count stirs fears as conglomerates realign their entertainment strategy — From the time the first movie studios were founded, Wall Street has viewed the entertainment business somewhat like the Tea Party views Washington: Spending is too high, ambitions are too grandiose.
Bhavya Dore / Hindustan Times:
Tina Brown, who edited New Yorker and Newsweek, doesn't read magazines anymore — Television is dead, the newsstand finished, editors weak and journalism is in a dark, uncertain place, says Tina Brown, the woman who edited the New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Newsweek.
Discussion: The New York Observer, @sconsetcapital, @tcarmody, @dylanbyers, @joepompeo, @zekejmiller, FishbowlNY, Pastebin, @benjysarlin, @abeaujon and The Huffington Post
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer: Tina Brown Doesn't Read Magazines Anymore
Timothy Connolly CFA / @sconsetcapital: Tina Browns gona Tina Brown.
Tim Carmody / @tcarmody: When I read Tina Brown thinks magazines' downfall was tossing aside journalism for shallow ad plays I want to show her Wyckyd Sceptre videos
Joe Pompeo / @joepompeo: my eyes can't roll enough RT @TheWrap: Tina Brown Slams Journalism, Says It's Having a ‘Very, Very Pathetic Moment’ http://bit.ly/19L9SmF
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Tina Brown is Grumpy
Benjy Sarlin / @benjysarlin: In the future, the business model for news will be socialites flying around the world to hear reporters in person http://www.hindustantimes.com/ ...
Andrew Beaujon / @abeaujon: Tina Brown: “The digital explosion has been so explosive” http://www.hindustantimes.com/ ...
Netflix Stock's High Flying Makes Some Folks Queasy — Netflix (NFLX) Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings warned in July that it takes “a strong stomach” to invest in the world's largest video subscription company. He wasn't kidding. After tripling in value in the year's first nine months …
Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Music Service Spotify To Secure $200m US Deal — Spotify, the fast-growing digital music-streaming service, is in talks with one of the most prominent technology investors in the US about a new funding round expected to raise more than £100m. — Sky News can reveal that Spotify …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom: Spotify reportedly close to getting another $200 million in funding