Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
How Veteran TV Exec Dawn Ostroff Is Taking Condé Nast Beyond Print — The century-old magazine giant Condé Nast made an eyebrow-raising announcement in October 2011. Faced with declining print revenue, the company said it was getting into the entertainment business.
Ben Cardew / Guardian:
Time Incs M Scott Havens: We want to build the next LinkedIn or Facebook — M Scott Havens, senior vice president of digital at newly independent Time Inc is not a man to pussyfoot around journalistic conventions. “We have to rethink the old ‘church and state’ rules of journalism,” he says.
Discussion: Poynter, @joepompeo, @cfair1, MediaWire Daily, FishbowlNY, @dangillmor, @sfiegerman and @jayrosen_nyu
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter: Time Inc. digital boss: We want to create the next Facebook
Joe Pompeo / @joepompeo: Time Inc. really making case that it's more than an old magazine publisher. “We are a media company w/ a portfolio.” http://www.theguardian.com/...
Caroline Fairchild / @cfair1: “We are not a magazine company. We are a media company with a portfolio.” http://www.theguardian.com/...
MediaWire Daily: Time Inc's Digital Chief Scott Havens Has Big Visions/Plans to Build The Next “Something” …
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: A chuckle: Time Inc CEO (heads a looted, debt-ridden enterprise) wants it to be the “next LinkedIn or Facebook” http://www.theguardian.com/...
Seth Fiegerman / @sfiegerman: Time Inc's SVP of digital: “We want to build the next LinkedIn, the next Gilt, the next Facebook.” http://www.theguardian.com/...
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
AP will use robots to write some business stories — AP will announce Monday that it plans to use automation technology from a company called Automated Insights to produce stories about earnings reports. The software means that “instead of providing 300 stories manually …
Discussion: THE DEFINITIVE SOURCE, Gigaom, @charlesrotblut, @chaughney, @digiphile, @zackmansfield, @stevesilberman, Business Insider, @borthwick, The Huffington Post, @counternotions, @ashleyrowectv, VentureBeat, @keanesian, @brettmolina23, @rtburg, @lheron, @moorehn, @dougfisher, @poynter and @matt_terl
Paul Colford / THE DEFINITIVE SOURCE: A leap forward in quarterly earnings stories
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom: Why we should be celebrating the rise of robot journalism instead of criticizing it
@charlesrotblut: Yet another reason to read a company's actual earnings release - AP will use robots to write some business stories http://www.poynter.org/...
Christine Haughney / @chaughney: I leave for six months and my colleagues in media are replaced by robots! http://www.poynter.org/...
Alex Howard / @digiphile: Software means that instead of writing 300 stories manually, @AP can produce up to 4,400 automatically. http://www.poynter.org/...
@zackmansfield: Great to see @AP with vision re: disruption: “We are going to use our brains and time in more enterprising ways” http://blog.ap.org/...
Steve Silberman / @stevesilberman: .@AP will use algorithms to write some business stories, which spokesman calls “doubling down” on journalism. http://goo.gl/G9xLUS
John Borthwick / @borthwick: AP will use robots to write business stories http://www.poynter.org/... via @instapaper
Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post: Another News Outlet Is Using Robots To Write Stories
Kontra / @counternotions: I wrote about algorithmic writing 18 months ago: http://counternotions.com/... Now AP to use robots for business stories: http://www.poynter.org/...
Ashley Rowe / @ashleyrowectv: This is rather frightening “@stephen_taylor: Associated Press will start using ‘robots’ to write business stories http://www.poynter.org/...”
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat: Associated Press backs Automated Insights to automate boring earnings reports
Meghan Keane Graham / @keanesian: NOPE! NOT DEPRESSING AT ALL “AP will use robots to write some business stories | Poynter.:” http://www.poynter.org/...
Brett Molina / @brettmolina23: Wow. AP is going to start using robots to write earnings stories. Starts in July. http://www.poynter.org/...
Ryan Thornburg / @rtburg: Algorithms from Durham's @AInsights will write @AP earnings report stories. http://www.poynter.org/... cc/@UNCJschool @BillAdairDuke
Liz Heron / @lheron: AP will use robots to write stories about companies' earnings reports http://www.poynter.org/...
Heidi N. Moore / @moorehn: *INSERT JOKE* RT @NiemanLab Good morning! The AP will use robots to write some business stories beginning next month http://www.poynter.org/...
Doug Fisher / @dougfisher: Robot writers go mainstream MT @Poynter: AP-automation to produce more earnings-report stories. No job cuts. http://www.poynter.org/...
@poynter: AP says automation will let it produce 4,400 earnings-report stories, up from 300 http://www.poynter.org/... Promises no job cuts. (fixed typo)
Rene Stutzman / Orlando Sentinel:
Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC — A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant.
Discussion: TVNewser, Reuters, Washington Post, Talking Points Memo, Variety, Mediaite, Media Law Prof Blog, The Wrap, @tvnewslab and FTVLive
Jordan Chariton / TVNewser: Judge Dismisses George Zimmerman's Libel Suit Against NBC Universal
Dave McNary / Variety: George Zimmerman Libel Suit Against NBC Dismissed
Evan McMurry / Mediaite: George Zimmerman's Libel Suit Against NBC Dismissed
Tim Molloy / The Wrap: George Zimmerman Loses NBC Defamation Suit
Deborah Potter / @tvnewslab: NBC wins libel suit, owes no damages to George Zimmerman. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/ ... h/t @politico
Scott Jones / FTVLive: Judge Tosses George Zimmerman's Case Against NBC News
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
ConnecTV Acquires TweetTV To Add Real-Time Analytics To Its Social TV Platform — Both Twitter and Facebook are vying for pole position as the platform of choice for social TV engagement — the place where viewers go to quip about TV shows in real time - but there are movements among pure-play startups to build up their positions, too.
Discussion: Multichannel News
Mreynolds / Multichannel News: ConnecTV Buys TweetTV
Julie Posetti / Mediashift:
In age of surveillance, Alan Rusbridger says journalists can't have confidential sources — The Urgent Need to Shield Journalism in the Age of Surveillance — The media landscape has been transformed by NSA contractor Edward Snowden's decision to leak a vast cache of documents to select journalists …
David Holmes / PandoDaily:
Rdio acquires music discovery startup TastemakerX and its full staff; founder Marc Ruxin will be Rdio's new COO — Hipster music app Rdio gets even hipper, acquires TastemakerX. But does it have a shot against Spotify and the rest? — When you think of a music streaming service, what pops into your head first?
Discussion: Billboard, PR Newswire, hypebot, @ruxputin, TASTEMAKERX, @stevenmcooper, VentureBeat and @pandodaily
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: Rdio Acquires TastemakerX, Adds Key Execs
Marc Ruxin / @ruxputin: It's officially official: @TastemakerX has joined @Rdio ... Couldn't be more excited. http://pando.com/... Thx @holmesdm
Steven Cooper / @stevenmcooper: COO? Wow, congrats @Ruxputin http://pando.com/...
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: After ditching Echo Nest, Rdio acquires music discovery startup TastemakerX
Merrill Barr / Forbes:
The ‘Community’ Renewal by Yahoo! is a Glimpse Into Television's Future — Community lives! — There's been a lot of talk in recent weeks regarding what would happen to NBC's recently cancelled cult hit. Originally, reports claimed the only saving grace for the series was a pick-up by Hulu …
Discussion: Vulture, Hollywood Reporter, Gigaom, Inside TV, AdAge, VentureBeat and Wired
Josef Adalian / Vulture: Community Moving to Yahoo for 6th Season
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter: ‘Community’ Returning for Sixth Season on Yahoo Screen
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom: Yahoo is reviving Community with a new 6th season
James Hibberd / Inside TV: ‘Community’ saved! Yahoo orders sixth season
Tim Peterson / AdAge: Yahoo Picks Up NBC's ‘Community’ to Beef Up Video Service
Rachel Edidin / Wired: Community Will Get a Sixth Season—Thanks to Yahoo
Carl Franzen / The Verge:
‘Reading Rainbow’ revival is the most popular Kickstarter project ever — The hit children's reading show gained big support from Seth MacFarlane, Veronica Mars, Pebble and OUYA — It's one for the record books. Reading Rainbow, the popular and critically acclaimed children's educational series …
Discussion: @kickstarter, Business Insider, VentureBeat and TechCrunch
@kickstarter: Reading Rainbow just crushed the record for most backers ever! https://www.kickstarter.com/ ... pic.twitter.com/ygsCxomJmb
Madeline Stone / Business Insider: The Kickstarter Campaign To Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’ Just Broke The Record For Most Backers Ever
Barry Levine / VentureBeat: Reading Rainbow fans break record for series-turned-app
Craig Silverman / Poynter.:
Truth Goggles launches as an annotation tool for journalists — When Dan Schultz first described Truth Goggles close to three years go, he deemed it a “magic button” that could tell you “what is true and what is false on the web site you are viewing.” — That concept - which Schultz refers to as the …
Wall Street Journal:
ESPN And Univision Want Rivals to Stop Showing World Cup Goals … Soccer fans seek their fix of blistering goals and near misses not just on TV, but on social media services and their favorite sports sites, too. Now, World Cup rights-holders are trying to stop digital competitors …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, @bluechoochoo, @digitalshields, @reckless, @bryandfischer, @perlberg and @davidbegnaud
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab: FIFA has cracked down on that World Cup Twitter bot (and other people tweeting and Vining and GIFing goals)
Andréa Lopez / @bluechoochoo: ESPN + @univision, you're on wrong side of history MT @NiemanLab: FIFA cracking down on World Cup Twitter bot http://nie.mn/1mBXebV
Mike Shields / @digitalshields: ESPN & Univision to SB Nation: dude, stopping Vining my goals (cause I paid bazillion for World Cup rights) http://blogs.wsj.com/...
Nilay Patel / @reckless: “SB Nation, one of the chief purveyors of quick World Cup content, has had two accounts suspended on Vine.” http://blogs.wsj.com/...
Bryan Fischer / @bryandfischer: Was wondering when this would happen and I'm slightly surprised it took this long for ESPN/Univision to do it: http://blogs.wsj.com/...
Steven Perlberg / @perlberg: FIFA / ESPN / Univision are none too pleased about all those vines of goals you're seeing this World Cup http://blogs.wsj.com/...
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Planning a set piece: How The New York Times approaches its coverage of the World Cup — Longtime New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey arrived in Barcelona, Spain to cover the 1982 World Cup part way through the tournament and without much understanding of the intricacies of the global game.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New York Times Reporter Apologizes To Iraqi Journalists After ‘Bribe’ Tweets — NEW YORK — New York Times foreign correspondent Rod Nordland apologized to Iraqi journalists on Monday after claiming in a series of tweets this past weekend that an Iraqi army official had given cash payments to members of the press.
Discussion: @rodnordland, @rodnordland and @rodnordland
Rod Nordland / @rodnordland: My apologies to Iraqi journalists who are blameless, which I'm sure is most of them. pic.twitter.com/HNGfESd5NF
Rod Nordland / @rodnordland: Many Iraqi journalists complain that cash payments are modest sums to cover phone and travel costs not paid by their outlets.
Mary Clare Fischer / American Journalism Review:
Travel journal Roads & Kingdoms grew from Tumblr to 8-person team in New York and Barcelona — Telling the Story of a Culture Through ‘the Lens of the Grease-soaked Tamale’ — Editor's Note: This is one in an AJR series of shorts on media startups. — On Dec. 2, 2013 …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Twitter Scoops Up AdTech Firm Tap Commerce for Around $100 Million — Twitter is in the process of acquiring Tap Commerce, a New York-based mobile advertising technology firm, according to sources familiar with the situation. The deal is expected to be announced later on Monday.
Discussion: The Twitter Blog, TechCrunch, TapCommerce Insights, AdAge, New York Times, Variety, @peterhamilton, opptrends, @rsarver, @kevinweil, The Next Web, @antoniogm, @mfg, Marketing Land, Gigaom, VentureBeat and Mashable
Richard Alfonsi / The Twitter Blog: Welcoming TapCommerce to the flock
Brianclong / TapCommerce Insights: TapCommerce joins the Twitter family
Todd Spangler / Variety: Twitter Acquires Mobile-Ad Startup TapCommerce
Peter Hamilton / @peterhamilton: Man, what a big day for @twitterads! I'm really excited for the team @adambain @kevinweil @keltonlynn @mnengle @katja http://recode.net/...
Ryan Sarver / @rsarver: Super smart move. Mobile retargeting is going to be big “Twitter Scoops Up AdTech Firm TapCommerce for Around $100M” http://recode.net/...
Kevin Weil / @kevinweil: It's a big day for mobile app advertising and Twitter. We've agreed to acquire TapCommerce! https://blog.twitter.com/...
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web: Twitter acquires mobile ad-buying platform TapCommerce to bolster its ad strategy
Antonio Garcia / @antoniogm: Huge. Between this, MoPub, and Namo, Twitter is buying or building every element of the ad stack of the future.... http://recode.net/...
Micah Gantman / @mfg: Wow another one today! Congratulations to @BrianCLong @tgeisenheimer and the TapCommerce team! Twitter making moves http://recode.net/...
Martin Beck / Marketing Land: Twitter Acquires TapCommerce To Improve Mobile Retargeting & Reengagement Ads
Lauren Hockenson / Gigaom: Twitter acquired mobile ad startup TapCommerce
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat: Twitter buys ad-tech startup Tap Commerce for $100M
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable: Twitter to Acquire TapCommerce, a Mobile Ad Retargeting Service
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson to face retrial over alleged payments to public officials — Ex-News of the World editor and Clive Goodman to be retried after phone-hacking trial failed to reach verdict on two charges — Andy Coulson is to face a retrial on charges outstanding from the hacking trial which ended last week.
Alexis Flynn / Wall Street Journal: Andy Coulson to Face Retrial on Bribery Charge
Jill Lawless / Associated Press: EX-EDITOR COULSON FACES RETRIAL ON BRIBERY CHARGES
Martin Robinson / Daily Mail: Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman to face retrial over claims they bribed police to buy …
The Huffington Post UK / UK - The Huffington Post: Andy Coulson Already Facing Prison - And Now Facing Retrial
Ewan Palmer / International Business Times: Phone Hacking: Andy Coulson to Face Retrial for Police Payments Allegations
London Evening Standard: Andy Coulson to face retrial over claims he authorised payments to public officials
Jessica Best / Mirror.co.uk: Andy Coulson to face re-trial over charges of plotting to bribe corrupt officials
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Former DPP: 'It isn't healthy in the long term if there are continual prosecutions of journalists'
Former DPP: 'It isn't healthy in the long term if there are continual prosecutions of journalists'
Discussion: Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Drum and Guardian
Matthew Holehouse / Telegraph: Time to wind up phone hacking probe, says top prosecutor
Chris Greenwood / Daily Mail: Prosecuting journalists ‘will need to stop’: Former director of public prosecutions says it is …
John Glenday / The Drum: News of the World prosecutor calls for police to wind up newspaper investigations