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 @niemanlab
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: daniel sinker, New York Times, VentureBeat, The Awl, Knight Foundation, Poynter, Daily Dot, @jayrosen_nyu, @davewiner, @fmanjoo, @dansinker, @jcstearns, @ericflo, Guardian, Gigaom, NetNewsCheck Latest, @bobbymacreports, @timherrera, 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
Barry Levine / VentureBeat: NY Times, Washington Post, Mozilla join hands to reinvent the comments section
John Herrman / The Awl: The One True Comment Section
Knight Foundation: The Mozilla-New York Times-Washington Post project: Turning comments into community
Sam Kirkland / Poynter: Can the NYT, WaPo and Mozilla create a system to quiet the trolls in your comments?
Brendan O'Connor / Daily Dot: Mozilla unveils its plan to fix online comments with the help of some big names
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: Building a better comment system won't help much with the problems in news, @davewiner writes. http://scripting.com/...
Dave Winer / @davewiner: I think the Washington Post and the NY Times are working on the wrong problem. http://bit.ly/1srGX2a
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.
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.
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/ ...
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom: The New York Times, WaPo and Mozilla are building an open-source community platform to try and fix comments
Robert MacMillan / @bobbymacreports: .@nytimes, @washingtonpost spend $3.89 million in grant money on website comments. Troll elimination not guaranteed. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Tim / @timherrera: you guysssss wapo/nyt/mozilla are gonna make the comments section not suck! http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ... http://twitter.com/...
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/ ...
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Technology can't vanquish trolls completely, says leader of comments project
Technology can't vanquish trolls completely, says leader of comments project
Discussion: @poynter and @craigsilverman
@poynter: “The most common space for users to contribute is in comments. But we know users can give us much more than that.” http://www.poynter.org/...
Myles Tanzer / BuzzFeed:
“Time spent” vs. page views: representatives of Gawker, Chartbeat, SB Nation, others weigh in — The Page View Just Won't Die — What does an attention-obsessed media look like? And do we want it? — Via chartbeat.com — Every few months media types seem to loop …
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
Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa: News on the Internet now more trusted than TV, according to Gallup http://www.gallup.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Justin Wolfers / New York Times: Congress and Us: A Hate-Love Relationship
Blake Neff / The Daily Caller: Gallup: Congress Least Popular Thing Ever
John Aziz / The Week: Americans have almost three times more confidence in small business than big business
Aaron Blake / Washington Post: The American people are slowly becoming nihilists
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post: People Found A Way To Hate The Media Even More Than They Did Before
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’
Jason Evangelho / Forbes:
Polygon's Brian Crecente Is Experimenting With Livestreamed Game Journalism, And It's Oddly Compelling — At some point later today, Polygon will publish a comprehensive article about Nintendo's Wii U console and the impact both first-party games and third party publishers like Warner Bros. and Ubisoft may have on their hardware sales.
Nicole Schilit / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Forced to flee: A timeline of journalists' flight into exile — Every year, dozens of journalists are forced to leave their homes under threat of imprisonment, torture, violence, or even death, because their work has angered the powerful. Over the past 12 months, the Committee …
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 …
Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
The Plain Dealer drops PolitiFact, but keeps on factchecking — Truth in Numbers feature brings reader ratings to the truth squad movement — DETROIT, MI — Josh Mandel didn't just lose his 2012 bid to unseat Sherrod Brown and claim one of Ohio's spots in the US Senate.
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
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: VatorNews and Wall Street Journal
Steven Loeb / VatorNews: Twitter promotes two execs to take over for Rowghani
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: WWD Media Headlines
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD Media Headlines: Condé Nast Hits Detroit to Celebrate Bruce Weber Exhibit
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.
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, @craignewmark and @kellymcb, 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
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
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 …
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: Wall Street Journal, CNNMoney.com, Daily Dot, SnappyTV, VentureBeat, VatorNews, Fast Company, Variety, ZDNet, Pocket-lint, TechRadar.com, The Technology Chronicles, CNET, Multichannel News, Silicon Republic, The Next Web, Electronista, SocialTimes, Engadget, @endemolbeyond, blogs.ft.com, Softpedia News, Windows Phone Central, SeekingAlpha.com, @soundboy, The Verge, TechCrunch, AdExchanger, @richdemuro, Mashable and @besvinick
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
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet: Twitter buys video editing and sharing platform SnappyTV
Elyse Betters / Pocket-lint: Twitter acquires SnappyTV to fill up your timeline with more video tweets
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
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News: Twitter Snaps Up SnappyTV
Paul Sawers / The Next Web: Twitter's evolution as a broadcasting platform continues as it acquires live-TV clipping service SnappyTV
Kimberlee Morrison / SocialTimes: Twitter Acquires Video-Clipping Service 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/...
Hannah Kuchler / blogs.ft.com: Twitter bets on second screen with SnappyTV deal
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/...
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Twitter acquires clip-sharing startup SnappyTV to bolster video ambitions
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/...
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable: Twitter to Acquire Live Video Platform SnappyTV
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
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, CanIndia NEWS, Businessweek 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
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 …
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
A reply to Clay Shirky: Who doesn't distinguish between investing in journalism as opposed to print — Who doesn't distinguish between investing in journalism as opposed to print — NYU's Clay Shirky calls Ken Doctor and me shills and nostalgists for our respective coverage …
Discussion: The Wrap, @ryanchittum, College Media Matters and Clay Shirky
Tony Maglio / The Wrap: Aaron Kushner Fires Back at LA Register Criticism: 'It's Not a Gamble, It's a Simple Business Strategy'
Ryan Chittum / @ryanchittum: Aaron Kushner just wrote me, @cshirky, @kdoctor: “our local print ad business isn't just up, it's up strong double digits year over year.”
Dan Reimold / College Media Matters: Media Guru: Print is Dying, Adults Must Stop Lying to Journalism Students About Its Potential