Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
Disruption is a dumb buzzword. It's also an important concept — Jill Lepore isn't a fan of Clay Christensen's concept of disruptive innovation. Writing in the New Yorker, she laments the growing ubiquity of the term in business in general and Silicon Valley in particular.
Discussion: Digitopoly, The Awl, Slate, PandoDaily, Techdirt, ReadWrite, stratechery, Guardian and Forbes
Maria Bustillos / The Awl: Marc Andreessen and the Inevitability of Catastrophic Ideas
Will Oremus / Slate: The New Yorker Thinks Disruptive Innovation Is a Myth
David Holmes / PandoDaily: Marc Andreessen: Be disruptive, but don't be a dick
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Disrupting The Misinterpretation Of Disruptive Innovation
Dan Rowinski / ReadWrite: Disruption Is A Stupid Word Anyway
Ben Thompson / stratechery: Critiquing Disruption Theory
Frederick E. Allen / Forbes: Is Clayton Christensen's ‘Disruptive Innovation’ a Myth?
Kushner's wrong; trying to save print journalism steals resources from planning for the future — Nostalgia and Newspapers — Aaron Kushner, CEO of Freedom Communications and the architect of a contrarian plan to expand southern California newspapers, began erecting hard paywalls …
Discussion: Media Nation, Clay Shirky, @ryanchittum, @ckrewson, @ceciliakang, @ryanchittum, @janinegibson, @oliverburkeman, @adamweinstein, @simonowens, One Man and His Blog, @mjenkins, @jbenton, @jeremylittau, @stevebuttry, @putneydm, @monkbent, @laura_nelson, @brizzyc, @will_bunch, @ckrewson, @pottsmark, @kleinmatic, @brianstelter, @wendywarren, @austenallred, @jamcnn, @vosdscott, @glyph, @fraying, @mathewi, @dangillmor, @mathewi and @mathewi
Ryan Chittum / @ryanchittum: i'm on vacation, but will respond to @cshirky's smear soon http://www.shirky.com/... until then: f**k you, Clay
Chris Krewson / @ckrewson: @mathewi @pottsmark @ryanchittum @jeffsonderman @cshirky we lived this. It ended in chapter 11.
@ceciliakang: Read @cshirky flame the print olds who are poisoning digital youngs with stubborn nostalgia of newspaper business: http://www.shirky.com/...
Ryan Chittum / @ryanchittum: by the way, apologies to @cshirky for the f u thing. the “lying” line in that nasty piece, but that's no excuse. #breathe
Janine Gibson / @janinegibson: The last par of @cshirky's post on newspapers is where the ominous strings kick in. http://www.shirky.com/...
Oliver Burkeman / @oliverburkeman: So, I *think* Clay Shirky says here that it's child abuse to tell aspiring journalists that print has any future. http://www.shirky.com/...
Adam Weinstein / @adamweinstein: Shirky misses the point. Students weren't asking him him how to save print; they were asking how to make print wages. http://www.shirky.com/...
Simon Owens / @simonowens: “This was a room full of people who would would rather lick asphalt than subscribe to a paper publication” http://www.shirky.com/...
Adam Tinworth / One Man and His Blog: Is nostalgia for print dooming journalism students to failure?
Mandy Jenkins / @mjenkins: I really can't gush enough about @cshirky's real talk on Aaron Kushner and his enablers in the media critic circles: http://www.shirky.com/...
Joshua Benton / @jbenton: .@cshirky really doesn't have a handle on who our readers are if he thinks they're a bunch of print nostalgics http://www.shirky.com/...
Jeremy Littau / @jeremylittau: Shirky comes out swinging on Kushner experiment + print media nostalgists. Every journalism student should read this. http://www.shirky.com/...
Steve Buttry / @stevebuttry: Withering criticism from @cshirky for @ryanchittum & @kdoctor “puff pieces” & “boosterism” about Kushner. http://www.shirky.com/...
David Putney / @putneydm: Nostalgia for the good-old-days of print is not a business strategy. http://www.shirky.com/...
Ben Thompson / @monkbent: “We don't allow students to major in journalism alone, for the obvious reason."http://www.shirky.com/ ...
Laura J. Nelson / @laura_nelson: “There's no nice way to say this, so I might just as well get to it: Kushner's plan was always dumb.” http://www.shirky.com/...
Carrie Brown-Smith / @brizzyc: Nostalgia and Newspapers. If you want to cry in your beer, fine, but stay away from the kids, says @cshirky http://www.shirky.com/...
Will Bunch / @will_bunch: Buried in must-read @cshirky piece: NYU won't let kid major in journalism unless he majors in something else w/ jobs http://www.shirky.com/...
Chris Krewson / @ckrewson: Seriously it's @clayshirky's Howard Beale moment: Stop pretending print is coming back and poisoning kids' brains. http://www.shirky.com/...
Mark Potts / @pottsmark: An absolutely nuclear dose of reality for newsprint nostalgists from @cshirky. Completely fantastic, every word. http://www.shirky.com/...
Scott Klein / @kleinmatic: Why do students seem drawn to print journalism? @cshirky's answer: “Adults lying to them.” http://bit.ly/UJC3z6
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: “The most important fight” in journalism today “is between realists and nostalgists.” http://www.shirky.com/...
Wendy Warren / @wendywarren: “For people who do not miss the good old days, it was not fun.” That EXACTLY sums it up, and it's fitting this week. http://www.shirky.com/...
Austen Allred / @austenallred: “If you want to cry in your beer about the good old days, go ahead. Just stay the hell away from the kids.” @cshirky -http://www.shirky.com/...
Juan Andres Muñoz / @jamcnn: “Pretending that dumb biz models might suddenly start working has crossed over from sentimentality to child abuse” http://j.mp/1lBYU95
Scott Lewis / @vosdscott: Brutal @cshirky on OC Register: The most important fight in journalism is between realists and nostalgists: http://www.shirky.com/...
@glyph: No need to sugar-coat it so much @cshirky, how do you *really* feel about print media? http://www.shirky.com/...
Derek Powazek / @fraying: “Kushner's plan was always dumb and we should celebrate its demise.” Yup.http://www.shirky.com/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: “The most important fight in journalism today isn't incumbents vs. start-ups, it's between realists and nostalgists” http://www.shirky.com/...
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Dead-enders who think we can save print (as opposed to text) journalism need to read this from @cshirky right now. http://www.shirky.com/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: “pretending that dumb business models might suddenly start working has crossed from sentimentality to child abuse” http://www.shirky.com/...
Juan Antonio Giner / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“From a news business to a networked business”: The FT pushes its workflows to digital — Editor's note: Every year, Innovation Media Consulting prepares a report for WAN-IFRA on the state of innovation at newspapers around the world. The new edition is out now — here's an excerpt …
Discussion: Columbia Journalism Review and Financial Times
Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review: A rockstar of the paywall set
Sam Petulla / The Content Strategist:
The Financial Times on Why They Ditched CPMs For a New Ad Currency: Time Spent
The Financial Times on Why They Ditched CPMs For a New Ad Currency: Time Spent
Discussion: AdExchanger and Business Insider, Thanks:@steverubel
Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
ASA bans Outbrain's native ad ‘recommended’ links on publisher websites — The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a ‘recommended links’ promotion for failing to make clear that linked-to articles were paid for by advertisers. — The ruling against content distribution business Outbrain …
Discussion: Press Gazette, mediaweek.co.uk, @niemanlab, marketingweek.co.uk and Guardian
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette: ASA rules against ‘misleading’ paid-for website links service used by most UK national newspapers
Nieman Lab / @niemanlab: In the UK, Outbrain's “reccomended links” are deemed misleading and banned http://www.thedrum.com/...
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Why Audiences Hate Hard News—And Love Pretending Otherwise — Ask readers what they want, and they'll tell you vegetables. Watch them quietly, and they'll mostly eat candy. — You may not realize this, but we can see you. Yes, you. The human reading this article.
@jonathanstray: Yes, we overwhelmingly choose cat quizzes over hard news. This article sees that as shameful. I see it as normal. http://www.theatlantic.com/...
David Cochrane / @davidcochrane: I absolutely ADORE seo url on this @TheAtlantic article: Why Audiences Hate Hard News—And Love Pretending Otherwise http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Emma Goodman / @emmamayalex: “Audiences are liars, and the media organizations who listen to them without measuring them are dupes” http://www.theatlantic.com/... @TheAtlantic
Tom Chivers / @tomchivers: We lie. We say we want Hard News. We actually want cat pictures. Serious news is “a broccoli stand in a candy shop” http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Melissa Bounoua / @misspress: “Audiences are liars, and the media organizations who listen to them without measuring them are dupes.” http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Stacy Herbert / @stacyherbert: By a margin of 2 to 1, Americans say they prefer hard news to entertainment news. Nearly every one of them is lying. http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Jonathan Haynes / @jonathanhaynes: Good Atlantic piece pointing out the obvious thing most journalists try to pretend isn't true, the public lies http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Jimmy Orr LATimes / @jimmyorr: Bingo: Ask audiences what they want & they'll tell you vegetables. Watch them quietly & they'll eat candy.http://www.theatlantic.com/ ...
Brett Hacker / @kctvphotogbrett: “@TheAtlantic: “Audiences are liars, and the media organizations who listen to them without measuring them dupes.” http://bit.ly/1r2uH3U ”
Rebecca Schinsky / @rebeccaschinsky: “The culprit isn't Millennials, or Facebook, or analytics software like Chartbeat. The problem is our brains.” http://bit.ly/1nbwyzm
Michael Linhorst / @michaellinhorst: .@TheAtlantic on why we see so much worthless “news” online: People claim they want hard news, but behave otherwise http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg:
Dish Says It's Interested in NFL Sunday Ticket — Dish Network Corp. (DISH)'s head of product management said the satellite-TV company would be interested in bidding on the rights to broadcast the National Football League's Sunday games if rival DirecTV (DTV) fails to renew its deal.
Kristin Brzoznowski / World Screen:
Warner Bros. Renames U.K. TV Production Operation, Appoints New Team — LONDON/BURBANK: Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) and Warner Bros. UK are rebranding Shed Media Group as Warner Bros. Television Productions UK, which will be led by Nick Emmerson and Claire Hungate.
Discussion: The Wrap, Deadline.com, Realscreen and Variety
Jethro Nededog / The Wrap: Warner Bros. Rebrands Shed Media as UK TV Productions Operation
Andrea Seikaly / Variety: Warner Bros. U.K. TV Operations Unveil New Name, Management
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
WETA to Take Ownership of ‘PBS NewsHour’ — WETA, the Washington, D.C., public broadcaster, is expected to take over ownership and control of “PBS NewsHour” on July 1 from the program's longtime owner, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, the station announced Wednesday.
Discussion: Washington Post and PBS
Paul Farhi / Washington Post: WETA assumes ownership of ‘PBS NewsHour’ parent company, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
Newsdesk / PBS: WETA to assume ownership of PBS NewsHour July 1
John McCarthy / The Drum:
YouTube will be the dominant media platform in five years according to Dreamworks CEO — YouTube will be the dominant platform in which we consume media in half a decade, dwarfing current television giants, according to Jeffrey Katzenberg CEO of DreamWorks Animation.
Discussion: The Wrap
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Why the Oxford Mail is experimenting with WhatsApp — The regional daily has received positive feedback for its WhatsApp service after experimenting with new ways to reach its audience more directly — Credit: By Sam Azgor on Flickr. Some rights reserved
Paul Linford / HoldTheFrontPage: Regional daily lets readers know 'what's app'
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
Al Jazeera Is Shutting Down Its Offices In Egypt And Terminating All Employee Contracts — Exclusive: Al Jazeera notified dozens of employees Wednesday that it was ending their contracts. The Qatar-based network has not been operating in Egypt since December 2013, but has kept offices in the country.
Discussion: @dadakim, @katebt3000 and @buzzfeedben
Kim Yi Dionne / @dadakim: whoa. RT @itsjina: After Egypt releases hunger striking journo, Al Jazeera Shuts Down Offices There, fires Staff http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Kate Benyon-Tinker / @katebt3000: RT @ahmed: Al Jazeera is shutting down its offices in #Egypt and firing its staff, @sheeraf reports http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Ben Smith / @buzzfeedben: Incredible journey from @AlJazeera driving the Egyptian revolution to, as @sheeraf scoops, departing the country http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Danielle Wiener-Bronner / The Wire:
Hunger-Striking Al Jazeera Reporter Set Free
Hunger-Striking Al Jazeera Reporter Set Free
Discussion: Press Gazette, Voice of America, Gawker, Associated Press and Al Jazeera English
William Turvill / Press Gazette: Pictured: The moment Al Jazeera journalist was freed after ten-month prison sentence and 21-week hunger strike
Adam Weinstein / Gawker: What Did Egyptian Jailers Do to This Al Jazeera Journalist?
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Daily Telegraph's Brogan departs as group seeks 40 new recruits — Ex-deputy editor leaves newspaper along with columnist and blog editor Damian Thompson — Benedict Brogan, the Daily Telegraph's former deputy editor and its chief political commentator, has left the newspaper.
Discussion: Guardian, Guy Fawkes' blog, Financial Times, UK - The Huffington Post, BREITBART.COM and Press Gazette
Daniel Thomas / Financial Times: Telegraph restructures newsroom
Jack Sommers / UK - The Huffington Post: Telegraph Cuts High-Profile Journalists Benedict Brogan And Damian Thompson In Latest Cull
Breitbart London / BREITBART.COM: BLACK WEDNESDAY AT THE TELEGRAPH AS NEWSPAPER DUMPS BIG NAME STAFF
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
National press ad revenue forecast to fall below £1bn in 2014 — Total UK ad revenue set to increase by 5.4%, fuelled by football World Cup ITV broadcasts, says WPP's GroupM — UK national newspaper advertising revenue will fall below £1bn for the first time in 2014, according to one new industry forecast.
Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Report on Broadband Speeds: DSL Lags Behind Cable and Fiber — FCC Says Broadband Providers Close to Advertised Speeds Most of the Time — DSL companies are lagging behind cable and fiber broadband providers when it comes to download speeds, according to a new report from the Federal Communications Commission.
Discussion: Multichannel News, Deadline.com, CNET, USA Today and DSLreports
John Eggerton / Multichannel News: FCC Report: ISPs Improve On Advertised Speeds
David Lieberman / Deadline.com: FCC Study Finds Internet Providers Often Don't Deliver The Speeds They Advertise
Marguerite Reardon / CNET: DSL subscribers more likely to get cheated on broadband, says FCC
Mike Snider / USA Today: Internet providers measure up on advertised speeds
Bob Dietz / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Conditions for international reporters deteriorating in China — The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China released at the end of May its annual report on conditions for international journalists working in the country. As we have done in the past, we're posting this year's report as a PDF.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, @chinahotline and @asiaronn
Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post: Press Freedom In China Continues To Deteriorate
China Hotline / @chinahotline: FCCC on journalism in #China: Physical violence by authorities, intimidation of sources, restrictions on #Tibet & XJ http://www.cpj.org/...
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Viacom, 60 Cable Firms Part Ways in Rural U.S. — After Carriage-Fee Dispute, Both Sides Say They Can Live Without the Other — For roughly two months, about 900,000 households in small towns across the U.S. haven't been able to watch Nickelodeon, MTV or Comedy Central …
Megha Rajagopalan / Reuters:
China bans unauthorised critical coverage by journalists — (Reuters) - Reporters in China are forbidden from publishing critical reports without the approval of their employer, one of China's top media regulators said on Wednesday. — The rule comes as the government intensifies a crackdown …
Discussion: Guardian News Website