Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:00 PM ET, February 7, 2014


 Top News: 
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:
Ex-State Dept. adviser to plead guilty in leak to Fox News  —  A former State Department arms expert has agreed to plead guilty to disclosing national defense information to a Fox News reporter, his lawyer said in federal court Friday.  —  The agreement calls for him to serve 13 months in prison.
Trevor Timm / Freedom of the Press Foundation:
Guilty Plea In Fox News Leak Case Shows Why Espionage Act Prosecutions Are Inherently Unfair to Sources
Discussion: @trevortimm
Jonathan Glick / Re/code:
Rise of the Platishers  —  What should we call a publisher — like Gawker — that provides a tech platform on which anybody, not just its staff, can create content?  What should we call a tech platform — like Medium — that has a team of editors and pays some contributors to create content?
Erik Wemple:
Time Inc. lays off workers as boss rakes in $1.4 million signing bonus  —  Magazine monolith Time Inc. on Tuesday began laying off workers as the company gets ready to be spun off from TV/entertainment company Time Warner.  According to the New York Times, as many as 500 jobs may be lost as a result of the reductions.
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
NBC Blasts Claims That Richard Engel's Terrifying Sochi Hacking Report Was ‘Fraudulent’  —  NBC defended reporter Richard Engel on Friday from charges that his report on hacking in Sochi was “fraudulent.”  —  Engel delivered a report on Wednesday that showed how easily electronic devices could be hacked.
Discussion: @brettlogiurato and Gigaom
Robert Graham / Errata Security:
NBC story on visitors to Sochi Olympics getting hacked is misleading
CNN's transformation says a lot about what is working today in television  —  CNN's transformation says a lot about what is working today in television  —  JEFF ZUCKER, boss of CNN Worldwide, a cable-news firm, likes to start his morning with a shot of numbers.
Nolan N. White / The Toronto Observer:
@SochiProblems mastermind revealed: student Alex Broad  —  Popular Twitter account by Centennial College journalism student captures myriad of problems at Sochi Games  —  Take an unusually slow day in a Toronto college journalism school newsroom, and a journalism student with a love of sports.
Christopher Ratcliff / Econsultancy:
How The Wall Street Journal owns social media through Facebook and Twitter  —  The venerable financial news institution achieved over 4m Twitter followers last weekend and its Facebook page is edging closer to achieving 2m Likes.  —  For what could be considered a niche publication, this is an incredible achievement.
Discussion: @lheron and Talking Biz News
David Cohn / Poynter:
At Circa, it's not about ‘chunkifying’ news but adding structure  —  You sometimes hear what we do at Circa described as “chunkifying” — taking the news and presenting it in mobile-friendly chunks.  And while on the surface this observation is correct, it misses the bigger picture.
Discussion: @wijndelts and @digidave, Thanks:@digidave
NBC News:
British spies developed technique to manipulate non-British journalists for feeding information to targets  —  Snowden Docs: British Spies Used Sex and ‘Dirty Tricks’ - NBC News  —  British spies have developed
Michael Geist / Toronto Star:
Canadian film, music producers look for protection as media landscape changes.  —  Canadian film, music producers look for protection as media landscape changes. … Millions of Canadians now subscribe to Netflix, raising concerns from Canadian film and TV producers.
Discussion: Gigaom
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
10 Questions with BuzzFeed's VP of International  —  The head of International for viral content powerhouse BuzzFeed talks about the language of the internet and expanding beyond the US.  —  FORTUNE — Scott Lamb joined BuzzFeed in 2007, when the company was more of a goofy user-generated link sharing site …
Discussion: @fortunemagazine
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Glam Media Plans To Expand Its Audience Beyond Women, So It's Looking For A New Name  —  As company names go, Glam Media is pretty memorable, but the name is about to change, according to co-founder and CEO Samir Arora.  —  Back when the founders of the digital publishing and advertising company …
Former Guardian deputy editor Georgina Henry dies aged 53  —  Launch editor of Comment is Free, who was found to have brain tumour two years ago, was ‘a real pioneer’, says Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger  —  Georgina Henry, former deputy editor of the Guardian and inventor and launch editor …
The media in Saudi Arabia: Beating the censor  —  The kingdom's press and its social media are livelier than ever  —  FOR a country reputed to be dry and dull, Saudi Arabia is surprisingly awash with news.  The good old broadsheet newspaper, dying out elsewhere, thrives.
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Tamara Baluja / J-Source:
Memo: Ottawa Citizen offering buyouts; five laid off at Postmedia's parliamentary bureau  —  Today the Citizen is announcing a new Voluntary Buy-Out offering for the newsroom.  You will find details of the offering in the attached document, as well as posted on a board outside the HR office.
Discussion:, @katemalloy379 and Guardian
Ciara Byrne / Co.Labs:
How The Guardian Uses “Attention Analytics” To Track Rising Stories  —  A day after Philip Seymour Hoffman had died of a drug overdose, a year-old article by comedian and actor Russell Brand on why he gave up drugs suddenly burst into the Guardian's top 10 most read list.
Los Angeles Times:
Waxman says he's still concerned about Tribune newspaper spinoff  —  The congressman says a meeting with Tribune executives fails to ease his worries that the L.A. Times and other papers would be hobbled financially after the spinoff.  —  The entrance to the Los Angeles Times building …
Kyle VanHemert / Wired:
To Grow, Netflix Must Learn From the Quietly Brilliant UI of Regular TVs  —  “Smart” TVs have failed because they've always assumed more is better.  Instead of evolving the television experience, TV makers have simply added to it, heaping more streams, more services, and more content onto …
Discussion: @mancini and Hit & Run
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Warner Bros.' Homevideo Exec Mark Horak to Join Redbox as President  —  Mark Horak, most recently president of the Americas at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, will join DVD kiosk company Redbox as its new president on March 17.  —  Horak's appointment comes after Redbox president Anne Saunders ankled …
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 6:00 PM ET, February 7, 2014.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 Who's Hiring in Media? 
Add your company here
 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on Twitter
 More News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Charter Communications to Put Pressure on Time Warner Cable
Jason Clampet / Skift:
Lonely Planet Buys Budget Travel Magazine, Reportedly for $2.4 Million
Discussion: @rafat
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
First Look hires its general counsel away from The New Yorker
Discussion: Business Wire and First Look Media
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox Warns of Threat to News Reporting If NCAA Athletes Win Rights
Todd Spangler / Variety:
BitTorrent Looks to Spruce Up Its Image With Hollywood
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Ex-Sun reporter pleads not guilty to charge of hacking smartphone
Deutsche Welle:
Ukrainian journalists fight to counter influence of state-aligned media
 Earlier Picks: 
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Advertisers make $900-million bet on Olympic Winter Games
Jeff McQ / MIMO:
Pandora Now Accepting Digital Submissions from DIY Artists
Discussion: Pandora Blog, ClickZ and The Next Web
Travel Channel Pulls New President From Executive Ranks as It Tries to Find a Vision
Discussion: Cision
Brian Lowry / Variety:
Leno Signs Off ‘The Tonight Show’ for Second Time