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, Daily Dot, @jayrosen_nyu, @davewiner, @dansinker, Poynter, @fmanjoo, @jcstearns, @ericflo, Guardian, NetNewsCheck Latest, Gigaom, @bobbymacreports, The Huffington Post, @timherrera, The Newspaper Guild, @kansasalps, @digiphile, @ndiakopoulos, @bydanielvictor and @postbaron
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
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
Dan Sinker / @dansinker: Today's a pretty great day.
Sam Kirkland / Poynter: Can the NYT, WaPo and Mozilla create a system to quiet the trolls in your comments?
Farhad Manjoo / @fmanjoo: $4 million for better comments. I really wonder if it'll be worth it, in the end.
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/ ...
Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post: The New York Times, Washington Post And Mozilla Are Working Together
Tim / @timherrera: you guysssss wapo/nyt/mozilla are gonna make the comments section not suck! http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ... http://twitter.com/...
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/...
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 …
Tony Horwitz / New York Times:
An author describes a cautionary experience publishing a digital best seller with Byliner — I Was a Digital Best Seller! — WEST TISBURY, Mass. — FIVE months ago I published a short book called “Boom.” Commercially it was a bust. No news in that: Most books lose money …
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
Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa: News on the Internet now more trusted than TV, according to Gallup http://www.gallup.com/... http://twitter.com/...
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’
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Women correspondents lead the way in Iraq and Syria for CBS — In the world of television news, foreign correspondents are part of an elite club, one that comes with a healthy air of mystique and bravado. The job description can include the ability to sneak into war zones before battles begin …
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 …
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
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.
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: Mediashift and WWD Media Headlines
Margaret Looney / Mediashift: Newsrooms School Teachers on What Students Should Learn
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD Media Headlines: Condé Nast Hits Detroit to Celebrate Bruce Weber Exhibit
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, Washington Free Beacon, The Daily Caller and @sonnybunch
Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon: Clinton Donor Bans Free Beacon From University of Arkansas Archives
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon: Hillary's People
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller: Reporter Banned From University Of Arkansas Library For Revealing Facts About Hillary Clinton
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.
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 …