Dave Winer / Scripting News:
New York Times never had blogs as they were edited, the term was usurped by reporters who felt threatened by blogs — I know what a blog is — A blog is the unedited voice of a person. — The lack of editing is central, because it's one person who's responsible for every word.
Discussion: PandoDaily, @johnmcquaid, @davewiner, @jason_cobb, Scripting News, @niemanlab, @scottros, @palafo, @jayrosen_nyu, @mathewi, Gigaom and FishbowlNY
John McQuaid / @johnmcquaid: @davewiner Andrew Sullivan exerts editorial control over his site, several people are posting. Is that still a blog, or now something else?
Dave Winer / @davewiner: People who don't like my definition of blogging: write your own, publish it, and let us scrutinize. Let's see you stick your neck out.
@jason_cobb: “Blogging doesn't eliminate what reporters do, but it changes it” http://scripting.com/... via @davewiner. Tell It Like It Is.
Nieman Lab / @niemanlab: “The Times never had blogs...they merely used blogging software in their editorial process.” http://scripting.com/...
Scott Rosenberg / @scottros: “You get more engagement on Facebook. But you own your words on your blog, and you create a record.” @davewiner http://scripting.com/...
Patrick LaForge / @palafo: Just one definition of a blog here. Too narrow. @davewiner: http://scripting.com/...
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: What's a blog? “When you click the Publish button you should feel butterflies... No one to pass the buck to.” http://scripting.com/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: “I'm glad the Times is dropping the pretense that they were blogging” http://scripting.com/...
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom: Can the New York Times kill its blogs without losing the soul of blogging in the process?
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: NYT Shutters The Lede
Mohammed Ademo / Columbia Journalism Review:
Ethiopia reportedly fires 18 journalists from a state-run outlet — The quiet dismissal of some 10 percent of the station's journalists underscores the country's further descent into total media blackout — On June 25, when 18 journalists from Ethiopia's state-run Oromia Radio and Television Organization …
Digital First Media memo has names of staffers being cut and considered for dismissal … I then sent Paton the above chart and he replied: “I couldn't possibly comment as it would violate employee privacy. Whoever sent to you has done that which is, of course, a serious breach of that very privacy.”
Discussion: Denver Newspaper Guild, @mathewi, @ryanchittum and @romenesko
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Awkward! Digital First Memo includes names of staffers being axed, as well as those who might be: http://jimromenesko.com/...
Ryan Chittum / @ryanchittum: good times for the folks on the “maybe” list at Digital First: http://jimromenesko.com/...
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Knight Foundation commits $1.4 million to improving DocumentCloud — Investigative Reporters and Editors announced today that the Knight Foundation has pledged $1.4 million to developing the document-hosting service DocumentCloud in order to make the platform “faster, easier to use and more robust.”
Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Yahoo bids $250M for YouTube partner Fullscreen, Chernin Group also said to be interested — Yahoo And Chernin Vie For YouTube Partner — Sky News understands Yahoo has offered around $250m for Fullscreen — The internet giant Yahoo is vying to win control of Fullscreen …
Discussion: opptrends, MediaWire Daily, Softpedia News and bizjournals
Marie Cabural / opptrends: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Seeks to Buy YouTube Content Provider Fullscreen for $250M [Report]
MediaWire Daily: Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer Looks to Distract From Her Recent Oversleeping, Bids $250 Million for Fullscreen
Sam Gutelle / Tubefilter:
Fullscreen Will Invest $10 Million In Original Programming
Fullscreen Will Invest $10 Million In Original Programming
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter, Reuters, Zacks Investment Research, Marketing Pilgrim, Tech2, ZDNet, Fox Business and The Wrap
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter: VidCon: Fullscreen's George Strompolos Announces $10 Million Original Programming Investment
Cynthia Boris / Marketing Pilgrim: YouTube teases new creator options at VidCon
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet: Yahoo bids $250m for YouTube content provider
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton's book won't be distributed in China, translation rights declined as well — China Blocks Hillary Clinton's Book — Distributors and publishers impose an “effective ban” on Hard Choices , which is critical of the Chinese government. “It's outrageous and unfortunate.”
Discussion: New York Times, @miriamelder, Politico, Guardian and The Week
Jane Perlez / New York Times: Hillary Clinton's ‘Hard Choices’ Blocked in China
Miriam Elder / @miriamelder: Appears the “originally reported by BuzzFeed” was somehow cut from this story http://www.nytimes.com/... (last night: http://www.buzzfeed.com/...)
Hadas Gold / Politico: Hillary Clinton book blocked in China
Jonathan Kaiman / Guardian: Hillary Clinton's Hard Choices faces effective ban in China
Meghan DeMaria / The Week: China ‘effectively bans’ Hillary Clinton's book
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Mag digital ad revenues close to 50% of total, Science of Us vertical hits 1M uniques — New York's ‘Science of Us’ takes off — In December, when New York announced that it would be moving to a biweekly publishing schedule, it positioned the pivot both as a reinvention …
Discussion: @melissadahl, @lauraolin, @niemanlab and @joepompeo
Melissa Dahl / @melissadahl: YEAH WE DID RT @NiemanLab: A new vertical at New York Magazine doubled expectations for traffic in its first month http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Laura Olin / @lauraolin: The case for new verticals that aren't tech verticals: NY Mag's social science vertical hit 1M uniques in 29 days http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Nieman Lab / @niemanlab: A new vertical at New York Magazine doubled expectations for traffic in its first month http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Combining a creative studio and ad smarts, Victory Journal tells lush, visual sports stories — Statistics don't matter to the sports magazine Victory Journal. Neither does the score of a game, really. Rather the magazine, which comes out in print twice each year, covers …
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Phone-hacking trial was officially about crime; but in reality, it was about power — Rupert Murdoch's money washed through the ‘trial of the century’ like a Rolls-Royce. The story behind the News of the World scandal was not about journalists behaving badly, but the power of money and its abuses
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk, Columbia Journalism Review, @peterjukes, @susanpenhaligon, @hackedoffhugh, @martin_flanagan, Spectator, The Daily Beast and BBC
Christopher Bucktin / Mirror.co.uk: Rupert Murdoch under FBI spotlight as 80,000 company emails are investigated
Peter Jukes / @peterjukes: Money and monopoly: “Some 30 News of the World journalists provided information... but almost spoke off the record” http://www.theguardian.com/...
Susan Penhaligon / @susanpenhaligon: Brooks and Coulson ruined lives, they did it to sell newspapers to please Murdoch advance their careers. N Davies.. http://www.theguardian.com/..."
Hugh Grant / @hackedoffhugh: “Rupert Murdoch's money washed through ‘The Trial of the Century’ like a Rolls Royce”. N Davies.. http://www.theguardian.com/...
Martin Flanagan / @martin_flanagan: Highly recommended analysis of the Brooks/Coulson verdict http://www.theguardian.com/...
David Gray / The Daily Beast: Rupert Murdoch's Trouble Has Only Just Begun
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / The Week:
Vox, derp, and the intellectual stagnation of the left — Talk about an epistemic closure problem — This wunderkind is now presiding over an empire of derp. — S — everal long winters ago, when President Obama was thunderously elected amid Messianic fervor, and much of the right …
Discussion: @elongreen, The New York Observer, @briancalbrecht, @ewerickson, @azizonomics, @radishmag, @gracyolmstead, @jaredbkeller, @ron_fournier, @physicsgeek, @hemdash and @timkowal
Elon / @elongreen: Whole thing is stupid, but I particularly love this. http://theweek.com/... To write that straight-faced is a skill. http://twitter.com/...
Ksmokeobserver / The New York Observer: Morning Media Mix: The View is Just Whoopi
Brian Albrecht / @briancalbrecht: Twitter today: (1) Republicans have ideas. (2) Republicans have no idea. (1) Youre dumb (2) Youre dumbhttp://theweek.com/... by @pegobry
Erick Erickson / @ewerickson: Good read on http://vox.com/'s problems. Silver's 538 has managed to mostly avoid the same problems. http://theweek.com/...
John Aziz / @azizonomics: Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry is right. The Republican Party is a party of ideas. http://theweek.com/...Bad ideas...
Karl F. Boetel / @radishmag: how to ruin another generation of “conservatives”: order them to “embrace... reform” with “fresh, 21st-century ideas"http://theweek.com/...
Gracy Olmstead / @gracyolmstead: “The left needs an intellectually vigorous right, and vice versa — so get your act together.” by @pegobry: http://theweek.com/...
Jared Keller / @jaredbkeller: This is quite the hed http://theweek.com/...
Ron Fournier / @ron_fournier: “Repetitive reiteration of strong priors” — http://theweek.com/... #PartisanJournalism
Physics Geek / @physicsgeek: “liberals themselves are very rarely capable of passing an Ideological Turing Test.” http://theweek.com/...
Hayley E. Munguia / @hemdash: brilliant critique of the current state of liberal media by @pegobry over at @TheWeek: http://theweek.com/...
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Ads on Public TV? Station Seeks Supreme Court Review of Ban on Commercial Spots — The day after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Aereo, the justices are weighing whether to take another case that could have a significant impact on broadcasting. — Minority Television Project …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
GE teams with news organizations to produce its own news website, Pressing — GE becomes legitimate online news publisher — After a very entertaining stunt with Jimmy Fallon, GE, an early adopter of content marketing, has been putting a focus on hard news of late.
Discussion: @dmgaspar, @raju, Digiday, @zerohedge, Nieman Journalism Lab, @gierasimczuk, @davidcho and @digiday
@dmgaspar: Taking Branded content to the next level @GE becomes legitimate online news publisher - http://shar.es/MG5w1 @digiday #Pressing
Raju Narisetti / @raju: Actually, don't think @GE wants to get into the “news” game. The “storytelling” business, yes. http://shar.es/MGcli via @digiday
Lucia Moses / Digiday: 5 brands becoming news publishers in their own right
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab: GE wants to be where you go for news each morning
Tom Gierasimczuk / @gierasimczuk: How GE transcended native ads and became an actual media company. #contentmarketing http://digiday.com/...
David Cho / @davidcho: How does something like this still happen? http://digiday.com/... Although shoutout to what appears to be the Atlantic's in house mktg co.