Ex-BBC chief Mark Thompson apologises for failed $170 mln IT project — U.S. media executive Mark Thompson apologised on Monday to the British public and parliamentarians for the failure of a 100 million pound ($170 million) digital project during his years of running the BBC.
Mark Thompson faces MPs over BBC's £100m IT debacle - live coverage — Full coverage as the former director general is grilled by a Commons committee over the failed Digital Media Initiative — Sort by: — BBC: we got DMI wrong, we're learning the lessons
Discussion: Politico, Press Association and sourcingfocus.com
David Carr / New York Times:
Super Bowl Underscores the Big Business of Must-See, Live TV — It is a fact of modern life that the mass has gone out of media, with television ratings reflecting that each of us is building our own little campfires on our phones, tablets and big screens at a time and place of our choosing.
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …, Reuters, @brianstelter and @carr2n
Kirk LaPointe's themediamanager.com: February 3, 2014 media notes: appointment TV endures, local digital struggles, and Upworthy finds a viral niche
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Super Bowl, Olympics, Oscars: “When you tune in live along with the rest of America, you are there.” http://www.nytimes.com/...
David Carr / @carr2n: How does a media columnist glom onto Super Bowl? By writing about dominance of live events amid cratering ratings. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Dominic Patten / Deadline.com:
Super Bowl Ratings Down Double Digits From 2013, Still In Top 5 Ever Despite Blowout — UPDATE, 9:13 AM: The Seattle Seahawks won big but Fox took a hit in yesterday's lopsided Super Bowl. Non-time-zone-adjusted fast nationals have the big game scoring a 34.4/67 last night in the 7-10 PM slot.
Discussion: @carlquintanilla, @cschweitz and TVLine
Carl Quintanilla / @carlquintanilla: RT @cschweitz: Early ratings: #SuperBowl is 5th-best despite worst blowout since '93 http://j.mp/MRQNI5
Callie Schweitzer / @cschweitz: Early ratings: Super Bowl is 5th-best despite worst blowout since '93 http://j.mp/MRQNI5
Matt Webb Mitovich / TVLine: Super Bowl Ratings: Boring Blowout Doesn't Fumble Too Many Viewers
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Releasing Ads Early Pays Off For Super Bowl Advertisers, According To Visible Measures
Releasing Ads Early Pays Off For Super Bowl Advertisers, According To Visible Measures
Stuart Elliott / New York Times: After Risqué Years, Super Bowl Commercials Go Warm and Fuzzy
J. O'Dell / VentureBeat: Here are all 11 Super Bowl ads from tech companies, rated schmaltziest to best
Jordan Chariton / Lost Remote: Even in a Blowout, Facebook's Top Super Bowl Moments Were All About The Game
Rick Kissell / Variety: Blowout Super Bowl Down From Last Year, But Still Draws Huge
David Hinckley / NY Daily News: The Super Bowl is the biggest show of the year, but football is only part of it
Patrick Tutwiler / FishbowlDC: Monday Numbers — A quick look at the numbers that defined last week:
Allen Weiner / Gartner: Super Bowl 48: Digital Commerce Fumbles
David Holmes / PandoDaily: Super Bowl tweets were only up 3% this year. Is Twitter hitting a plateau?
Christopher John Farley / Speakeasy: Super Bowl 2014: Meet the All-Star Team Tackling the Ads
Elena Gorgan / Softpedia News: Watch: Best Celebrity Super Bowl 2014 Commercials
Ian Crouch / The New Yorker Blog: The Best and Worst Super Bowl Ads
Miranda Ward / mUmBRELLA: Live blog: The ads of the Super Bowl
Ian Crouch / The New Yorker Blog: Super Bowl Ads Without the Super Bowl
Benjamin Wallace / New York Magazine:
Ezra Klein, soon VP at Vox Media, looks to build his new publication with fewer constraints — Here, Let Ezra Explain — What is D.C.'s most famous young policy wonk doing leaving the Washington Post? Trying to start a news organization he thinks could one day eclipse it.
Discussion: Capital New York, The Dish, @jonathanchait, @jacobwe, @felixsalmon, @nymag, @lauraolin, @johnjharwood, @mathewi, @miafarrow, @romenesko, @raju, @mlcalderone, @dylanmatt, @themarkberman, @mathewi, @moorehn, @adamgreen, @justinjm1, @jessejenkins, @rafat, @jonlovett, @yurivictor, @davidmwessel, @mleewelch, @jayrosen_nyu and New York Magazine
Andrew Sullivan / The Dish: Pond Skaters And Plumb Lines
Jonathan Chait / @jonathanchait: Apparently, @ezraklein loves goats. Or hates them. I'm not sure which. He's always looking at them. http://nymag.com/... ...
Jacob Weisberg / @jacobwe: Big @ezraklein insight is one Kinsley taught @Slate long ago: what's new isn't what's most important. http://nymag.com/...
New York / @nymag: .@ezraklein wants to bring a news revolution to digital media. Let the explainer explain: http://nym.ag/1k1FIBK
Laura Olin / @lauraolin: Ezra Klein & Matt Yglesias were getting 15-20 resumes an hour in the days after announcing their new venture. http://nymag.com/...
John Harwood / @johnjharwood: Ezra Klein's trying something extremely valuable and worthwhile. Important vs New is exactly the right challenge. http://nym.ag/1lwBhkf
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: This NY Mag feature says Wonkblog had 2.7 million unique visitors and it + Know More had 10+ million pageviews: http://nymag.com/...
Mia Farrow / @miafarrow: Here, let Ezra explain why DC.'s most famous young policy wonk is leaving the WaPost. http://nymag.com/...
@romenesko: Ezra Klein has received 100s of resumes from journalists. Yesterday, we were getting 15 to 20 an hour. http://nymag.com/...
Raju Narisetti / @raju: Ezra Klein talks about @ezraklein in a #longreads @NYMag profile: http://nymag.com/...
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: Ezra received over 600 résumés for “Project X” in three days after announcement: http://nym.ag/1lwBhkf
Dylan Matthews / @dylanmatt: One of the better pieces I've read on what @ezraklein, @MelissaBell, @mattyglesias, and I are trying to do: http://nymag.com/...
Mark Berman / @themarkberman: This may be the most notable news nugget in the NY Mag story http://nym.ag/1k1FIBK pic.twitter.com/KRDzYbjSch
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Interesting that Ezra Klein points to @blam's Wirecutter as one of the inspirations for Project X: http://nymag.com/...
Heidi N. Moore / @moorehn: Whats interesting here is that Ezra acknowledges the fading timestamp on journalists as brands. http://nymag.com/...
Adam Green / @adamgreen: Great piece on @EzraKlein new venture - and him as a human. Worth the long read. http://nym.ag/1lwBhkf Cameos: @AlexisOhanian @MattYglesias
Justin Miller / @justinjm1: Ezra Klein thinks his news organization could one day eclipse the Washington Post http://nymag.com/...
@jessejenkins: What the hell is Wonkblog founder @ezraklein up to? Nice long feature explaining his plans post-Post by NYMag: http://nymag.com/...
Rafat Ali / @rafat: The Ezra Klein worship taken to a whole new level, the Temple on the Mount kinds. Read it, you'll agree. http://nymag.com/...
Jon Lovett / @jonlovett: @mattyglesias @ezraklein guys, I think you're great, I'm totally in, I'm not reading another thing about what it all means until it exists
Yuri Victor / @yurivictor: Everything you want to know about @ezraklein in six pages http://nymag.com/...
Matt Welch / @mleewelch: “from the beginning, Klein's blog posts seemed animated less by ideology than by good-government idealism” http://nymag.com/... #nolabels
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: Just out. @nymag's profile of Ezra Klein and his new project with Vox Media is the most detailed and revealing yet. http://nymag.com/...
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch to be inducted into US television academy hall of fame — Next month, lest it has passed under your radar since the official announcement in December, Rupert Murdoch will be inducted into the US television academy hall of fame. — He is one of six people selected by the academy …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Aereo Sets San Antonio Launch Date — Broadband TV/Cloud DVR Combo To Debut On February 19 — Aereo may be tapped out of capacity in New York City, but it's gearing up to tap in to the San Antonio market. — Aereo announced Monday that it will launch its mix of broadband TV …
Discussion: CNET, Radio & Television …, TVNewsCheck.com, Home Media Magazine, Consumerist, World Internet TV, WorldScreen.com and Light Reading
Joan E. Solsman / CNET: Sold out in New York, Aereo to expand to San Antonio
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: Aereo TV Coming to San Antonio
Laura Northrup / Consumerist: Aereo Expands To San Antonio, Runs Out Of Capacity In NYC
Kristin Brzoznowski / WorldScreen.com: Aereo to Launch in San Antonio
Video of Al-Jazeera journalists arrested in Egypt released — A private Egyptian TV channel has aired video of the arrest in late December of two Al-Jazeera journalists at a Nile-side Cairo hotel. — The nearly 22-minute clip, likely made with a mobile phone, was broadcast late on Sunday on Al-Tahrir television.
Discussion: Associated Press, WorldViews and GlobalPost
Hamza Hendawi / Associated Press: Private Egypt TV airs video of journalists' arrest
Louisa Loveluck / GlobalPost: Why Al Jazeera's journalists are being targeted in Egypt
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
BuzzFeed's investigative unit coming together — BuzzFeed's investigative reporting unit is coming together. — The site best known for its offbeat lists and dead-on sense of the digitally viral hired Mark Schoofs away from the highly regarded investigative site ProPublica to launch its unit.
Discussion: @azafar, @susarm, @peretti, @gregorydjohnsen, @jwherrman and @mattaikins
Aylin Zafar / @azafar: So incredibly excited about BuzzFeed's investigative unit: http://www.usatoday.com/...
Susan Armitage / @susarm: “Sometimes it seems you're shooting your stories out of a BB gun. At @BuzzFeed you're shooting out of a cannon.” http://www.usatoday.com/...
Jonah Peretti / @peretti: BuzzFeed's investigative unit coming together - very excited about this!!! http://www.usatoday.com/...
John Herrman / @jwherrman: this is exciting http://www.usatoday.com/...
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
YouTube stars warn of thinning revenue as video uploads and production costs outpace ad rates — Chasing Their Star, on YouTube — It is 3 p.m., and outside another brilliant Los Angeles afternoon beckons. But Olga Kay has drawn her blinds, leaving her living room in a semidarkened haze.
Discussion: mUmBRELLA, BGR and @gerrymcgovern
Miranda Ward / mUmBRELLA: Morning Update: The Muppets to live Tweet the Super Bowl; Priceline Parodies Super Bowl ads
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
James Holmes' defense team will ask Supreme Court to intervene in Jana Winter case — Lawyers for accused Aurora, Colo., theater shooter James Holmes will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to compel Fox News reporter Jana Winter to reveal a source, the Associated Press reports.
Discussion: Aurora Sentinel
Brandon Johansson / Aurora Sentinel: Holmes defense to take reporter to Supreme Court
Sun editor David Dinsmore announces shake-up of senior team with focus on digital — Sun editor David Dinsmore has announced a shake-up of his senior editor to strengthen the paper's digital offering. — In a note to staff he said: “As you have seen from the recent press …