Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Yahoo Hires Michael Isikoff as Chief Investigative Correspondent — Michael Isikoff, the investigative reporter who recently left NBC News, is joining Yahoo News as its chief investigative correspondent. He will start in August. — Mr. Isikoff will help build Yahoo's new investigative unit and will be based in Washington.
Discussion: @davidsirota, @annarobertson, @dklaidman, @jasonleopold, The Wrap and @jayrosen_nyu
David Sirota / @davidsirota: Good to see this about @Isikoff - good to see Yahoo make a move to invest in investigative journalism http://www.nytimes.com/...
Anna Robertson / @annarobertson: Welcome to @Yahoo Michael @Isikoff, joining @YahooNews as Chief Investigative Correspondent http://www.nytimes.com/...
Daniel Klaidman / @dklaidman: Psyched to be reunited with the great @isikoff Yahoo Hires Michael Isikoff as Chief Investigative Correspondent http://nyti.ms/V3z0lt
Jason Leopold / @jasonleopold: Michael Isikoff going to Yahoo; will help build Yahoo's new investigative unit as Chief Investigative Correspondent http://www.nytimes.com/...
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: I'm confident that Michael Isikoff will be as successful at Yahoo as other journalists who went there have been. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Marissa Mayer tries to make Yahoo a “daily habit” with Tumblr-inspired digital magazines — Yahoo Wants You to Linger (on the Ads, Too) — Four editors were deep in debate at Yahoo Food's offices in Manhattan: Would Yahoo visitors click on a feature about foods of the ancient Silk Road …
Discussion: @dangillmor, @pankajontech, @mikebutcher, AdExchanger, @peterlauria3, @steverubel, @lehmannchris, @nytimesbusiness, @jrick, @vindugoel and @karaswisher
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Deep NYT look into Yahoo, which is blending journalism and advertising — key will be transparency. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Pankaj Mishra / @pankajontech: Yahoo Wants To Reverse The Decline By Building A Media Empire, Constellation Of Digital Mags On Food, Travel, Tech http://www.nytimes.com/...
Mike Butcher / @mikebutcher: Yahoo is screwed. Discuss. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Peter Lauria / @peterlauria3: ‘Some editors, particularly at Yahoo Tech are adamant about keeping a separation’ between edit and advertising..http://www.nytimes.com/ ...
Steve Rubel / @steverubel: Yahoo editors sometimes help to write native ads - NYT http://flip.it/WrJSx
Chris Lehmann / @lehmannchris: If I'd only stayed at Yahoo, I'd be a junior ad executive by now. http://www.nytimes.com/...
@nytimesbusiness: With a huge audience but declining ad revenue, Yahoo is pinning its revival on a constellation of sites http://www.nytimes.com/...
Jonathan Rick / @jrick: According to @vindugoel, @YahooTech has sometimes gone weeks without selling a single ad! - http://www.nytimes.com/... #wtf
Vindu Goel / @vindugoel: How @marissamayer plans to turn Yahoo into a media powerhouse with ads that we love to click. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Al-Jazeera journalists jailed for seven years in Egypt — Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed of Al-Jazeera English sentenced on terrorism-related charges — An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists from Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each …
Discussion: Variety, Al Jazeera English, Poynter, New York Times, Press Gazette, The Huffington Post, Sky News, ITV, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, The Independent, @camanpour, @mishalhusainbbc, @skynewsbreak, @skynewsbreak, @iburrell, @nycjim, @nycjim, mUmBRELLA, @paulbernaluk, @paulmasonnews, @mwhanna1, @davidbangladesh, @ltribe, Telegraph, UK - The Huffington Post, Channel 4, Middle East Eye, @nervana_1, @margotkiser, Mashable, @patrickkingsley, Associated Press, @malonebarry and BBC
Nick Vivarelli / Variety: Three Al Jazeera Journalists Convicted To Prison Terms In Egypt
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to seven years in Egypt
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times: Egyptian Court Convicts 3 Al Jazeera Journalists on Terrorism-Related Charges
PA Mediapoint / Press Gazette: Three Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to seven years by Egyptian court on ‘terrorism’ related charges
Jade Walker / The Huffington Post: Al-Jazeera Journalists Sentenced By Egyptian Court To At Least 7 Years In Prison
Brian Stelter / CNN: Jailed Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt
Adam Withnall / The Independent: Al-Jazeera journalists' trial: Three reporters convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison by Egyptian court
Christiane Amanpour / @camanpour: Outrageous journo sentence in Egypt. 7 yrs? This is Sisi's democratic way? For this the US releases $0.5 B in military aid? What a travesty.
Mishal Husain / @mishalhusainbbc: None of this should matter but @PeterGreste is a fine journalist and a thoroughly decent human being. Peter - your BBC friends are with you
@skynewsbreak: Prime Minister “completely appalled” by prison sentencing of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt
@skynewsbreak: Update - Egyptian ambassador to the UK will be summoned by the Foreign Office over sentencing of journalists
Ian Burrell / @iburrell: The world is less colourful without the unforgettable Felix Dennis. His legacy will be his forest - he planted the millionth sapling himself
Jim Roberts / @nycjim: After convictions/jail sentences for 3 Al Jazeera journalists in #Egypt, this sums up view of many: pic.twitter.com/CzYOoskn5d
Jim Roberts / @nycjim: #Egypt jails journalists, then blocks other journalists from covering the case. pic.twitter.com/pmn9W6YvHX Photo via @jmalsin
Paul Bernal / @paulbernaluk: People who called @ggreenwald and @arusbridger ‘traitors’ or similar, and are now complaining about #AJEtrial... look in the mirror...
Michael Hanna / @mwhanna1: Timing of Kerry visit to Cairo yesterday is inexplicable in light of today's AJE verdict. I wonder if assurances were given re the verdict.
David Bergman / @davidbangladesh: Absolutely shocking Egyptian court judgement against @AJEnglish journalists. Justice system loses all credibility http://www.theguardian.com/...
Laura Tribe / @ltribe: Devastating. Al Jazeera journalists @Repent11 @PeterGreste & @Bahrooz jailed for 7 years in Egypt http://www.theguardian.com/...
Jessica Elgot / UK - The Huffington Post: FreeAJStaff Al Jazeera Staff Including Former BBC Reporter Petere Greste Are Jailed For SEVEN YEARS In Egypt
Nervana Mahmoud / @nervana_1: “This is not a system... This is not a country” http://www.theguardian.com/... I could not agree more. #AJTrial #Egypt Via @PatrickKingsley
Margot Kiser / @margotkiser: So much for democracy, eh, @JohnKerry? Al-Jazeera journalists jailed for seven years in Egypt http://www.theguardian.com/...
Patrick Kingsley / @patrickkingsley: My first take on #AJtrial. For some reason it credits agencies. No agencies involved in this subversive activity http://www.theguardian.com/...
Barry Malone / @malonebarry: AJE Managing Director -> RT @AlAnsteyAJ Not a shred of evidence has been presented against our excellent journalists #FreeAJstaff
New York Times:
Vice Has Many Media Giants Salivating, but Its Terms Will Be Rich — A black S.U.V. recently rolled through the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and stopped in front of the converted warehouse that is the global headquarters of Vice Media. Out of the vehicle stepped the media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
Discussion: Fortune, @jonah_kessel and @jayrosen_nyu
Erin Griffith / Fortune: Why YouTube is spending mega ad dollars to promote Vice News
Jonah Kessel / @jonah_kessel: “Vice, which has produced just 11 hours of programming expressly for television” could be valued at $2.5 billion http://www.nytimes.com/...
David Zax / Fast Company:
How A Canadian Sports Network Became Your Must-Check World Cup News App — Is theScore a news organization or a technology company? Either way, it's scored a major victory by appealing to 5 million sports fans. — Benjie Levy is not your typical sports media mogul.
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
World Cup Setting Ratings Records for ESPN and Univision — Univision Tops ESPN for Four of the Five Biggest Matches … The World Cup in Brazil has been ratings gold for TV networks, setting new audience records for ESPN and Univision — and giving victories to Univision for many top matches.
Discussion: Latest News & Headlines, Softpedia News, Forbes and Wall Street Journal
Janie McCauley / Latest News & Headlines: US draws, Belgium advances, Algeria wins
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: Anonymous Takes Down World Cup Site After Issuing Warnings
Wolfgang Georg Arlt / Forbes: Why China Will Win The 2022 FIFA World Cup
Felix Dennis, Publisher Of Oz, Dies Aged 67 — Publisher Felix Dennis, who was caught up in a high-profile obscenity trial in 1971, has died aged 67. — The businessman first found fame as one of the founders and co-editors of the 1960s counterculture magazine Oz.
Mayer Nissim / Digital Spy: Publisher Felix Dennis dies, aged 67
Jason Deans / Guardian: Felix Dennis dies aged 67
Nigel Atkins / Mirror.co.uk: Maverick publisher Felix Dennis dies aged 67 after losing battle against cancer
Bryan Appleyard / @bryanappleyard: RIP Felix Dennis. It was once possible to conspire to corrupt public morals. Good times, I think. http://tinyurl.com/pdj74mo
Western Daily Press: Publisher Felix Dennis dies aged 67, a month after Frome business went into administration
Tamlyn Jones / birminghampost: Publishing entrepreneur Felix Dennis dies aged 67
Preston Witts / Stratford Herald: Publishing legend Felix Dennis dies aged 67
Sarah Shaffi / Bookseller news: Felix Dennis dies
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Lack of Big Hits on Networks Creates a Drought Downstream on Cable Channels — The TBS cable network agreed in 2010 to shell out top dollar for reruns of the CBS CBS -2.20% hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory.” The bet paid huge dividends, as the show made TBS one of the most-watched cable channels.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Journalist quits Australia's Mail Online in protest at ‘battery hen operation’ — Further news of the bitter dispute between News Corp's Australian division and Mail Online's Australian outfit, which led to a clash in Cannes, as reported yesterday. — Three days before that happened …
Bart & Fleming: Why Nikki Finke Won't Be Coming Back — Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly Sunday column, two old friends get together and grind their axes on the movie business. — Bart: You and I have lived through …
Discussion: @davidpoland, @sharonwaxman, @therealjethro and @hunterw
David Poland / @davidpoland: Seriously, @DeadlineMike should be ashamed of himself. Airing dirty Nikki laundry while claiming to be above it is BShttp://www.deadline.com/...
Sharon Waxman / @sharonwaxman: impossible not to read this car wreck: “why nikki finke won't be coming back” by peter bart & mike fleming?http://www.deadline.com/ ...
Jethro Nededog / @therealjethro: Deadline threatens those who break stories with Nikki Finke will “find no love here” http://www.deadline.com/...
Christopher Zara / International Business Times:
How Much Does TMZ Pay For Videos? Scoops And Scandals Fetch Big Bucks, But Ethical Questions Loom — The trashy gossip site is known for breaking scandals, but part of its secret sauce is checkbook clickbait.
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
How Amazon is holding Hachette hostage — By allowing Amazon to put a lock on its products, Hachette has allowed Amazon to usurp its relationship with its customers — For some three weeks now, books from the Hachette publishing group - one of the “big five” publishers who dominate the globe …
Discussion: @treehousebkshop, @dtunkelang, @markhor, @ingsocbloc, @dliggat, @dangillmor and Re/code
Tree House Bookshop / @treehousebkshop: For pity's sake, just go to a bookshop and buy a book and avoid this sort of crap. Books are superb technology. http://www.theguardian.com/...
Daniel Tunkelang / @dtunkelang: “It is precisely because Hachette's been so successful in selling ebooks through Amazon that it can't afford to walk” http://www.theguardian.com/...
Mark Horowitz / @markhor: Reminds why legacy publishers r such easy victims RT @TimHarford: “How Amazon is holding Hachette hostage” @doctorow http://dlvr.it/63h5kD
Luke Pebler / @ingsocbloc: I'm usually not big into “I told you so” but @doctorow's regarding Hachette, Amazon and DRM is pretty delicious http://www.theguardian.com/...
Dave Liggat / @dliggat: Great piece on Hachette/Amazon. But publisher irrelevant to reader; simply an implementation detail. http://www.theguardian.com/...
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: As @doctorow explains, Hachette et al are in predicament re Amazon because they chose to be. They can fix this: http://www.theguardian.com/...
John Paczkowski / Re/code: Code/red: Yo Drama
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
DRM is unfortunate, but it's not the problem in Hachette vs. Amazon
DRM is unfortunate, but it's not the problem in Hachette vs. Amazon
Discussion: Guardian and @kifleswing