Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Print still matters, even if some would like to believe it shouldn't — I have to say, I find it funny to be called an apologist for the legacy news industry, as Clay Shirky suggested in an overnight post. — The newsonomics of the Orange County Register's (new, newer, newest) plan — January 23, 2014
Bill Adair / @billadairduke: In his reply to @cshirky , @kdoctor makes a pretty good case Shirky cherry-picked http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Dan Kennedy / @dankennedy_nu: Thoughtful response by @kdoctor to @cshirky: http://www.niemanlab.org/... My take for @wgbhnews ICYMI: http://wgbhnews.org/...
David Higgerson: Forget the recession - learning to love audience data is the thing which will define the regional media's future
@bgrueskin: So, @kdoctor knows how to insert a shiv, as this response to @cshirky shows http://www.niemanlab.org/... http://twitter.com/...
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: tl;dr “Is not.” “Is too.” “Is not.” “Is too.” “Says who?” “Says me.” http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Adam Tinworth / One Man and His Blog: Is nostalgia for print dooming journalism students to failure?
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/...
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/...
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/...
Pulling Punches While Covering Print: A Reply to Ryan Chittum — Background: Yesterday, I wrote something about how nostalgia blunted skeptical coverage of Aaron Kushner's dumb — and now failing — plans to build a newspaper empire in southern California. I particularly singled out Ryan Chittum …
Discussion: LA Observed, @ryanchittum, @billadairduke, @ckrewson, @ryanchittum, @ceodonovan, @pottsmark, @mathewi, @mathewi, @jbenton, @adamweinstein, @jeremylittau, @ceciliakang, @mjenkins, @janinegibson, @will_bunch and Clay Shirky
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Register stumbles lead to strong words between media thinkers
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
Bill Adair / @billadairduke: After @ryanchittum goes for f-bomb, @cshirky stays substantive Shirky 2, Chittum 0 http://www.shirky.com/...
Chris Krewson / @ckrewson: @mathewi @pottsmark @ryanchittum @jeffsonderman @cshirky we lived this. It ended in chapter 11.
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
Caroline O'Donovan / @ceodonovan: The future of news is answers to replies to criticism that have not yet been written http://www.shirky.com/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: In which Clay Shirky doubles down on his criticism of Ryan Chittum of CJR and his coverage of Aaron Kushner: http://www.shirky.com/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: I find this whole back-and-forth between @ryanchittum and @cshirky and @kdoctor kind of depressing, actually. What does it accomplish?
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/...
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/...
Jeremy Littau / @jeremylittau: Shirky comes out swinging on Kushner experiment + print media nostalgists. Every journalism student should read this. http://www.shirky.com/...
@ceciliakang: Read @cshirky flame the print olds who are poisoning digital youngs with stubborn nostalgia of newspaper business: http://www.shirky.com/...
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/...
Janine Gibson / @janinegibson: The last par of @cshirky's post on newspapers is where the ominous strings kick in. 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/...
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, PandoDaily, Joho the Blog, Techdirt, @chanders, stratechery, ReadWrite, The Awl, Guardian, Slate and Forbes
David Holmes / PandoDaily: Marc Andreessen: Be disruptive, but don't be a dick
Davidw / Joho the Blog: [2b2k] The Despair of Knowledge
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Disrupting The Misinterpretation Of Disruptive Innovation
@chanders: A great deal of what gets written about journalism or digital media is either p.r. or tribalism dressed up as analysis.
Ben Thompson / stratechery: Critiquing Disruption Theory
Dan Rowinski / ReadWrite: Disruption Is A Stupid Word Anyway
Maria Bustillos / The Awl: Marc Andreessen and the Inevitability of Catastrophic Ideas
Will Oremus / Slate: The New Yorker Thinks Disruptive Innovation Is a Myth
Frederick E. Allen / Forbes: Is Clayton Christensen's ‘Disruptive Innovation’ a Myth?
Chris Morran / Consumerist:
No, A Supreme Court Victory By Aereo Would Not Crush The NFL — The Supreme Court could issue a ruling in the dispute between the broadcast networks and startup streaming service Aereo as early as tomorrow (though it could also not come down for quite some time).
Discussion: Washington Post
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post: How the Supreme Court's ruling on Aereo could change how we watch football
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg:
Dish Says It's Interested in NFL Sunday Ticket
Dish Says It's Interested in NFL Sunday Ticket
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
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Vice Media: Time Warner deal will not be at expense of youth audience — Chief creative officer Eddy Moretti says company's prime concern is to ‘protect the brand’ — Vice Media's Eddy Moretti described the company as a ‘20-year startup’ that is nothing without its brand.
John McCarthy / The Drum: Vice's Eddy Moretti: Advertisers should capitalise now ‘in the neolithic era’ of online video streaming
Philly News Heir Sells Stake; Lenfest Sole Owner — Philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest is now the sole owner of Philadelphia's largest newspapers, after his late partner's family sold its $16 million stake. — The deal finalized Wednesday caps a year of turmoil at The Philadelphia Inquirer …
Discussion: Washington Post, Big Trial, Philly.com, Philadelphia Magazine and bizjournals
Ralph Cipriano / Big Trial: Meet The New Boss — for Bigtrial.net — On Thursday June 12th …
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: @katebt3000, @buzzfeedben and @dadakim
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/...
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iranian film-maker jailed for five years for ‘collaborating with the BBC’ — Mahnaz Mohammadi, charged with collusion against Iran's national security, maintains innocence and fears sentence could be due to women's rights work — Prominent Iranian documentary film-maker …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
AMC Networks to launch genre-based subscription video sites this summer — AMC Plans Novel Move into Online TV — AMC Networks, which has vaulted into the first tier of TV programmers in recent years with shows such as “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” is preparing to break …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom: DramaFever is reportedly teaming up with AMC for new subscription sites
Amy Gesenhues / Search Engine Land:
Canadian Court Orders Google To Remove Sites Worldwide — On the heels of Europe's “Right to Be Forgotten” ruling, a British Columbia court in Canada has ruled Google must block a group of websites worldwide. — The case was opened by industrial networking devices manufacturer Equustek Solutions …
Discussion: Globe and Mail, Michael Geist Blog, Vancouver Sun, TorrentFreak, Techdirt, Gigaom and The Verge
Michael Geist Blog: Global Deletion Orders? B.C. Court Orders Google To Remove Websites From its Worldwide Index
Gillian Shaw / Vancouver Sun: Google appealing BC court decision that would delete websites from search results
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Canadian Court Believes It Has The Right To Censor The Global Internet; Not At All Concerned With Consequences
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom: Google must remove list of websites around the world, Canadian court rules
Colin Lecher / The Verge: Google will be forced to make a company disappear
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Read the internet like a newspaper with PaperLater — Print your pocket queue onto a dead tree — What if you could publish your own newspaper? — For as long as I can remember, I've had too much to read, and too little time to do so. With the rise of the internet …
Discussion: @anxiaostudio and PSFK
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Julian Assange to file fresh challenge in effort to escape two-year legal limbo — Two years after WikiLeaks founder took refuge in Ecuadorian embassy, lawyers poised to challenge Swedish detention order — Lawyers for Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who on Thursday marks …
Discussion: RT, AdAge, Softpedia News and al.com
Michael Stone / AdAge: WikiLeaks Looks to License Its Brand for Clothes and Coffee Mugs
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: Assange: Obama Could Be Remembered as the President Who Most Heavily Oppressed the Press
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'
Monika Scislowska / Associated Press:
Polish authorities try to seize magazine's files — WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police and state prosecutors on Wednesday raided the headquarters of a magazine that recently published compromising information about the government, in a failed attempt to seize its computers.
Todd Wasserman / Mashable:
Univision signs up with Twitter Amplify for sponsored videos of World Cup highlights — Univision Amps Up World Cup Coverage With Twitter Amplify — Univision is kicking off a new deal with Twitter by letting State Farm, McDonald's and Verizon run ads on tweeted videos of World Cup highlights.
News Corp board votes to extend poison pill provision — (Reuters) - News Corp's board of directors voted to extend a poison pill provision it put in place to prevent hostile takeovers when the company controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his family split from its cable and entertainment properties last year.
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: PBS and Washington Post
Newsdesk / PBS: WETA to assume ownership of PBS NewsHour July 1