Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Washington Post, New York Times and Mozilla team up for new Web site comment system — In an unusual partnership, The Washington Post, the New York Times and software developer Mozilla will team up to create digital tools that will make it easier for readers to post comments and photos …
Discussion: New York Times, daniel sinker, Knight Foundation, The Awl, VentureBeat, Poynter, @davewiner, Gigaom, @ericflo, Guardian, @bobbymacreports, NetNewsCheck Latest, @jcstearns, @fmanjoo, @dansinker, @timherrera, Daily Dot, The Huffington Post, @kansasalps, @digiphile, @ndiakopoulos, @bydanielvictor, @postbaron and The Newspaper Guild
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times: Mozilla to Develop Comments Platform With New York Times and Washington Post
Knight Foundation: The Mozilla-New York Times-Washington Post project: Turning comments into community
John Herrman / The Awl: The One True Comment Section
Barry Levine / VentureBeat: NY Times, Washington Post, Mozilla join hands to reinvent the comments section
Sam Kirkland / Poynter: Can the NYT, WaPo and Mozilla create a system to quiet the trolls in your comments?
Dave Winer / @davewiner: I think the Washington Post and the NY Times are working on the wrong problem. http://bit.ly/1srGX2a
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom: The New York Times, WaPo and Mozilla are building an open-source community platform to try and fix comments
Eric Florenzano / @ericflo: Mozilla making a Disqus clone makes less sense to me than Yo, which makes very little sense to me. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Robert MacMillan / @bobbymacreports: .@nytimes, @washingtonpost spend $3.89 million in grant money on website comments. Troll elimination not guaranteed. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Josh Stearns / @jcstearns: It is hard to overstate how important it is to see the biggest newsrooms collaborating to build something that serves the entire field.
Farhad Manjoo / @fmanjoo: $4 million for better comments. I really wonder if it'll be worth it, in the end.
Dan Sinker / @dansinker: Today's a pretty great day.
Tim / @timherrera: you guysssss wapo/nyt/mozilla are gonna make the comments section not suck! http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ... http://twitter.com/...
Brendan O'Connor / Daily Dot: Mozilla unveils its plan to fix online comments with the help of some big names
Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post: The New York Times, Washington Post And Mozilla Are Working Together
Andrea Peterson / @kansasalps: What could bring @washingtonpost, @nytimes, and @mozilla together? Trying to make web site comments better. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Alex Howard / @digiphile: .@knightfdn funds creation of new online commenting system http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ... & will open source it. @dansinker to lead team? Heck yes.
Nick Diakopoulos / @ndiakopoulos: 3.89 million for comments - http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ... - wish there was some $ for research on this ... it's not just about dev.
Daniel Victor / @bydanielvictor: The (free) platform NYT/WaPo/Mozilla will create will unite several forms of reader contributions, not just comments http://washingtonpost.com/...
Marty Baron / @postbaron: .@washingtonpost, @nytimes, @mozilla team up for new comment system, thanks to @knightfdn grant http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why The New York Times and The Washington Post (and Mozilla) are building an audience engagement platform together — Both excitement and skepticism surrounded Thursday's announcement that Knight has invested $3.89 million to help The New York Times, The Washington Post …
Discussion: Scripting News and Knight Foundation
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Technology can't vanquish trolls completely, says leader of comments project — The just-announced partnership between The New York Times, Washington Post and Mozilla holds a lot of promise for the future of comments and communities at news sites, but don't expect a new system to make trolls disappear completely.
Discussion: @samkirkla and @craigsilverman
Sam Kirkland / @samkirkla: Community platform in development isn't “declaring war on a**holery,” @dansinker says. But it could help quiet trolls http://bit.ly/1sr2Yy5
Baljeet Singh / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter acquires SnappyTV, the service for clipping, editing, and sharing video clips from live broadcasts — SnappyTV is joining the flock — One of the best ways to follow events as they unfold is through real-time videos on Twitter. As we continue to invest in video …
Discussion: SnappyTV, Wall Street Journal, Daily Dot, CNNMoney.com, AdAge, VatorNews, Fast Company, VentureBeat, TechRadar.com, The Technology Chronicles, Variety, Silicon Republic, CNET, Pocket-lint, Multichannel News, ZDNet, @endemolbeyond, The Next Web, Engadget, Softpedia News, Windows Phone Central, @soundboy, TechCrunch, AdExchanger, @richdemuro, The Verge, @besvinick, SocialTimes, Mashable, Electronista, blogs.ft.com and SeekingAlpha.com
James O'Toole / CNNMoney.com: Twitter wants to be your TV companion
Steven Loeb / VatorNews: Twitter continues TV push with purchase of SnappyTV
Pavithra Mohan / Fast Company: TWITTER ACQUIRES LIVE CLIPPING SERVICE SNAPPYTV
Marc Chacksfield / TechRadar.com: Twitter snaps up SnappyTV - wants to be the ultimate social TV service
Don Reisinger / CNET: Twitter snaps up video startup SnappyTV
Elyse Betters / Pocket-lint: Twitter acquires SnappyTV to fill up your timeline with more video tweets
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News: Twitter Snaps Up SnappyTV
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet: Twitter buys video editing and sharing platform SnappyTV
Endemol Beyond / @endemolbeyond: One of the first Social TV companies, @SnappyTV, gets picked up by Twitter for its video creation and sharing tool http://blog.twitter.com/...
Paul Sawers / The Next Web: Twitter's evolution as a broadcasting platform continues as it acquires live-TV clipping service SnappyTV
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: Twitter Announces SnappyTV Acquisition
Harish Jonnalagadda / Windows Phone Central: Twitter acquires live video platform SnappyTV
Ian Hogarth / @soundboy: Interesting to see Twitter & TV converging more still: http://blog.twitter.com/...
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Twitter Acquires SnappyTV To Expand Offerings For Live Media Partners
Kelly Liyakasa / AdExchanger: Twitter Snaps Up SnappyTV In Bid For (More) Social TV
Rich DeMuro / @richdemuro: Brilliant! Twitter buys company that records TV shows online & lets you clip fav parts to share on Twitter http://blog.twitter.com/...
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Twitter acquires clip-sharing startup SnappyTV to bolster video ambitions
Adam Besvinick / @besvinick: Twitter acquiring SnappyTV just makes so much sense, and, frankly, I'm shocked it took this long http://blog.twitter.com/...
Kimberlee Morrison / SocialTimes: Twitter Acquires Video-Clipping Service SnappyTV
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable: Twitter to Acquire Live Video Platform SnappyTV
Hannah Kuchler / blogs.ft.com: Twitter bets on second screen with SnappyTV deal
Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Americans' Confidence in News Media Remains Low — Across newspapers, TV, and Internet, confidence no higher than 22% — WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' faith in each of three major news media platforms — television news, newspapers, and news on the Internet — is at or tied with record lows …
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite: Americans Now Trust Online News More Than TV
Justin Wolfers / New York Times: Congress and Us: A Hate-Love Relationship
John Aziz / The Week: Americans have almost three times more confidence in small business than big business
Blake Neff / The Daily Caller: Gallup: Congress Least Popular Thing Ever
Aaron Blake / Washington Post: The American people are slowly becoming nihilists
David Wessel / Wall Street Journal: Congress's New Low — Today is a milestone in the history of the U.S. Congress.
Colin Campbell / Business Insider: POLL: Public Confidence In Congress ‘Has Sunk To A New Low’
Craig Newmark / craigconnects:
Craig Newmark joins the board of Poynter Institute because of his interest in journalism ethics, accountability — Journalism Ethics: Why I'm Joining Poynter Institute — Hey, I just joined the Foundation Board of the Poynter Institute because of my interest in protecting journalism ethics.
Discussion: @ckrewson, @tgdavidson, @kellymcb and @craignewmark, Thanks:@steverubel
Chris Krewson / @ckrewson: Guy who invented Craigslist, which basically killed newspapers, joins board of newspaper-founded training org. http://craigconnects.org/... #irony
Tom Davidson / @tgdavidson: HUGE win for @Poynter MT @Deggans: Craigslist founder Craig Newmark joins Poynter Institute board. http://craigconnects.org/...
Kelly McBride / @kellymcb: Nice to have you aboard, Craig. RT @craignewmark: Hey, Journalism Ethics and Why I'm Joining @Poynter: http://bit.ly/1rcr2QU
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Washington Free Beacon suspended from Clinton archives — The University of Arkansas has blocked the Washington Free Beacon from its special collections after the conservative website published audio recordings of Hillary Clinton without asking for the university's permission, the site reported on Thursday.
Discussion: Washington Free Beacon and The Daily Caller
Corey Kilgannon / New York Times:
An Unusual Media Start-Up: A Local Newspaper — Kevin Boyle has done two stints as editor of The Wave, a 120-year-old weekly newspaper in the Rockaways that has long been a source of local news in its seaside Queens neighborhood. — The first came in the late 1990s, and the second began after Hurricane Sandy.
Discussion: @hblodget, @raju and American Press Institute
Henry Blodget / @hblodget: Cool. This is last piece of the puzzle RT @nytimesbusiness: An Unusual Media Start-Up: A Local Newspaper http://www.nytimes.com/...
Raju Narisetti / @raju: The Rockaways, NY, is about to become something unusual in this fast-moving digital age: a two newspaper US townhttp://www.nytimes.com/...
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
AJC's digital reorganization, part 1: Topic teams inspired by Quartz's ‘obsessions’ — When Bert Roughton Jr. was tasked 18 months ago with reorganizing the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's newsroom to better address the newspaper's digital challenges, he looked outside his own newsroom …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Gabriel Stricker to head Twitter's media unit; Adam Bain taking over business development — Bain Officially Gets Biz Dev, While Media Unit Moves to Stricker at Twitter (Plus TV Memo!) — As Re/code reported last week, Twitter sales leader Adam Bain will take over business development at Twitter …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Tracie Powell / Columbia Journalism Review:
Online publishers still aren't usually liable for user-generated content — A federal court this week reversed a lower court ruling that would've upended that precedent — A federal appeals court judge decided earlier this week that a gossip site is not liable for content it invites users to submit …
Edirin Oputu / Columbia Journalism Review:
News organizations are the new journalism schools — Politico and Condé Nast will soon be training rookies — Politico and Condé Nast are entering the j-school business. Last week, Politico announced the creation of a 10-day Journalism Institute for college students …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Dylan Byers / Politico:
David Brock to launch institute to fund journalism exposing conservative power in Washington — David Brock to launch journalism institute — David Brock, the founder of Media Matters for America and public defender for Hillary Clinton, is set to launch an institute to fund journalism that exposes …
Axel Springer Buys Stake in Privacy-Focused Search Website Qwant — Axel Springer SE, the German publisher leading a campaign to curb Google Inc.'s influence in Europe, acquired a 20 percent stake in Qwant, a Paris-based search engine that focuses on data privacy.
Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
UK national newspaper ad revenue predicted to fall below £1bn for first time this year — UK national newspaper advertising revenue will dip to below £1bn for the first in 2014, according to a forecast from WPP media buying arm GroupM. — GroupM estimates that despite total …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and American Press Institute
Ruth Bender / Wall Street Journal: WPP CEO Martin Sorrell predicts more consolidation in the advertising industry
Kristen Schweizer / Bloomberg: WPP's Sorrell Sees 2014 Like-for-Like Revenue Beating Last Year
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
'Tonight Show's' New York Move Prompts L.A. Movie Premiere Exodus — Jimmy Fallon's late-night show creates a promo mecca that is luring stars east despite bigger costs. — Wonder why most big movie premieres are being held in New York this summer? Blame Jimmy Fallon.
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: Jimmy Fallon Helps Move the Tentpole to Manhattan
Gannett and Sander Media complete sale of three TV stations to Meredith for $407.5M — Gannett-Sander Complete Phoenix Sale — The sale of KTVK and KASW to Meredith Corp. was part of a deal announced last December that also included KMOV St. Louis. — Gannett Co. and Sander Media LLC …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Meredith Corporation
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
National Journal bets on longform content with magazine redesign — “Print is not for everything anymore,” Richard Just said in an interview with Poynter. Just is the editor of National Journal magazine, which relaunches with a new print design Thursday. — So what's print for?
Discussion: MediaWire Daily, Folio, Wall Street Journal, Talking Points Memo, Capital New York, CNN, @poynter, Business Insider, Digiday, FishbowlDC and The Daily Caller
CAYSEY WELTON / Folio: National Journal Magazine Has a New Look
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal: 2016 Wild Card Schweitzer ‘Deeply Sorry’ for Remarks
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo: Schweitzer Apologizes For ‘Stupid And Insensitive Remarks’
@poynter: “Print is not for everything anymore,” says editor of National Journal's redesigned magazine: http://www.poynter.org/...
Colin Campbell / Business Insider: Brian Schweitzer Apologizes For Saying Eric Cantor Set Off His ‘Gaydar’
Nick Massella / FishbowlDC: First Look: National Journal Redesign, to Serve Chicken and Waffles on Capitol Hill
Betsy Rothstein / The Daily Caller: Mag To Lure Readers With Free Chicken And Waffles
Darren Davidson / he Australian:
Mail Online's Martin Clarke in altercation with reporter over copyright — IT seems the heat of The Australian's coverage of the Mail Online's practice of lifting articles from other news sites has got its publisher and Australian editor-in-chief Martin Clarke more than a little bothered.
Discussion: Guardian, The Drum, @murpharoo, @johnrentoul, @paullewis and @pkafka
Angela Haggerty / The Drum: Cannes Lions bust up as Australian copyright row between Mail Online and News Corp reaches Europe's shores
Katharine Murphy / @murpharoo: Dignity. Always dignity http://www.theaustralian.com.au/ ...
John Rentoul / @johnrentoul: “Martin, why did you steal my iPad?” This report is a thing of beauty & a joy for ever http://www.theaustralian.com.au/ ...
Ben Blanchard / Reuters:
China denies trying to ban unapproved critical media coverage — (Reuters) - China is not trying to ban reporters from publishing critical reports without prior approval, an official told state media on Thursday, insisting an order had been misinterpreted and its real goal was to stop journalists abusing their jobs.
Discussion: New York Times, Businessweek, CanIndia NEWS and Committee to Protect …
Michael Forsythe / New York Times: Chinese Government Tightens Constraints on Press Freedom
Dexter Roberts / Businessweek: China Clamps Down on Critical Reporting
Todd Spangler / Variety:
ProSieben's Studio71 YouTube Network Launches First U.S. Channel, L.A.-Based ‘The Mansion’ — Studio71, the YouTube multichannel network owned by German broadcasting giant ProSiebenSat.1 Group, has launched its first foray in the U.S. with The Mansion, a channel exploring life and culture in Los Angeles.