Andy Orin / Lifehacker:
I'm Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work — Ira Glass is a writer, producer, storyteller, performer, and a familiar voice. His show This American Life has set the contemporary standard of nonfiction radio shows, and has influenced and inspired countless others to grab a mic and give podcasting a try.
Discussion: @nobert and @chasejarvis
Alex Nobert / @nobert: Ira Glass answered questions on Lifehacker. Because he is Ira Glass, it is a pretty great read. http://lifehacker.com/...
Dylan Byers / Politico:
BuzzFeed, online curation, and plagiarism: juggling temptation and a maturing content model — The net roots of BuzzFeed plagiarism — Benny Johnson, the 28-year-old BuzzFeed editor who was fired last week for serial plagiarism, never went to journalism school. He didn't get his start working a beat at a local newspaper.
Discussion: @mkonnikova, @sarahw, @seanhackbarth, @webbspective and @mattdpearce
Maria Konnikova / @mkonnikova: “Plagiarism is like shoplifting: Everybody knows it's wrong...It has nothing to do w/ ‘green’ or ‘novice’ reporters” http://www.politico.com/...
Sarah Weinman / @sarahw: Never went to J-school, never got my start working a beat at my local newspaper, but I might know what plagiarism is. http://www.politico.com/...
Sean Hackbarth / @seanhackbarth: You can see the pixels of condescension drip off this story about Benny Johnson. http://www.politico.com/...
Patrice Webb / @webbspective: Is the pledge to change based on doing the right thing, or because they got caught? via @POLITICO for iOS http://politi.co/1AqaLxD
British Olympic Association chairman Sebastian Coe pulls out of race for BBC Trust chairman job — Sebastian Coe: 'I haven't the capacity' to be next BBC Trust chairman — Sebastian Coe (pictured, Reuters) has signalled he has pulled out of the race to become the next chairman of the BBC Trust.
Discussion: Guardian, Daily Express, Hollywood Reporter, TBI Vision, @mbisson_atr, Variety, Digital TV Europe and broadcastnow.co.uk
John Wragg / Daily Express: Lord Sebastian Coe out of the BBC running
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter: Former Olympic Runner Sebastian Coe Drops Out of Race for BBC Trust Chair Post
Stewart Clarke / TBI Vision: Lord Coe won't run in BBC Trust race
Mark Bisson / @mbisson_atr: BBC's loss is sport's gain. Seb Coe drops interest in chairing BBC Trust, focusing on winning IAAF presidency http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/ ...
Leo Barraclough / Variety: Sebastian Coe Withdraws from Race for BBC Leadership Role
Stuart Thomson / Digital TV Europe: Coe rules himself out of the running for BBC Trust role
Alexandra Chapman / broadcastnow.co.uk: Lord Coe out of BBC Trust race
David Carr / New York Times:
At Front Lines, Bearing Witness in Real Time — My social media feed has taken a bloody turn in the last few weeks and I'm hardly alone. Along with the usual Twitter wisecracking and comments on incremental news, I have seen bodies scattered across fields and hospitals in Ukraine and Gaza.
Discussion: Prof Chris Daly's Blog, Gigaom, @digiphile and @antderosa
Profdaly / Prof Chris Daly's Blog: News comes from far away. . .
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom: Social media has changed the way that war reporting works — and that's a good thing
Alex Howard / @digiphile: “If Vietnam brought war into the living room, the last few weeks have put it at our fingertips”—@carr2n http://www.nytimes.com/...
Corey Pein / The Baffler:
At its worst, entrepreneurial journalism disdains ethics and ignores journalism's mission — Amway Journalism — Like uninsured New Agers afflicted by terminal illness, journalists facing the collapse of their industry are turning in desperation to faith healers, quacks, and hucksters of all sorts.
Izabella Kaminska / @izakaminska: What “entrepreneurial journalism” really is http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Heidi N. Moore / @moorehn: On journalism and snake oil. http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Caroline O'Donovan / @ceodonovan: .@coreypein makes important points here, but i don't think it's necessary to throw jeff jarvis so far under the bus http://www.thebaffler.com/...
@coreypein: .@ProfJeffJarvis I mean @jeffjarvis brags about “corrupt[ing] journalism with capitalism.” Isn't it corrupt enough? http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Daniel A. Gross / @readwriteradio: advice you should never take: “@ezraklein did it, and so can you!” @coreypein writes @thebafflermag http://www.thebaffler.com/... @CJR @NiemanLab
Helaine Olen / @helaineolen: “Journalists facing the collapse of their industry are turning in desperation to faith healers, quacks & hucksters http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Anat / @anatsuno: MT: http://www.thebaffler.com/... (@coreypein) is fantastic. wow, this answers so many questions I've been asking about the new gen of journalists
Ryan Chittum / @ryanchittum: “The digital-first propaganda obfuscates the qualitative inferiority of the new media order.” http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Bryan DeVasher / @bryandevasher: Interesting takedown of much-ballyhooed “entrepreneurial journalism” (and @jeffjarvis to boot). http://bit.ly/1kjtLcP #journalism
Steve Buttry / @stevebuttry: .@coreypein apparently prefers letting journalism die to developing new models to support it: http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Aaron Mesh / @aaronmesh: “Insecurity breeds obsequiousness, not courage, and journalism cannot bear too much more obsequiousness.” http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Mark Ames / @markamesexiled: Painfully brilliant,by @coreypein—on Amway “entrepreneurial journalism” models & media grifters http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Sherry Noik / @sherrynoik: Insights from @coreypein on the rise of the (ugh) “journopreneur” and why it's a dangerous thing. http://bit.ly/1kjtLcP
Ryan Chittum / @ryanchittum: .@coreypein calls it “Amway Journalism.” http://www.thebaffler.com/... I call it “sharecropper journalism”: http://www.cjr.org/... his is better
Jeffrey Vagle / @jvagle: “A special ethical standard is not something to be poo-poohed. [It's what] distinguishes journalism from advertising” http://www.thebaffler.com/...
The Baffler / @thebafflermag: “Businesses win by exploiting conflicts of interest. Journalists win by exposing them.” - Corey Pein http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Prof. Jeff H Jarvis / @profjeffjarvis: Utterly wrongheaded “@noahmccormack: @ProfJeffJarvis We've discussed your journalism ideas in @thebafflermag http://www.thebaffler.com/... ”
James Montague / @jamespiotr: F**king brilliant. Tho I feel dirty pressing the twitter button ‘Amway Journalism’ by Corey Pein http://www.thebaffler.com/... via @thebafflermag
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
State Department urges Iran to release Washington Post correspondent — The State Department on Monday called for the release of The Washington Post's Iran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, who was detained last week in Tehran along with his wife and two others for undetermined reasons.
Discussion: Committee to Protect …, @marcburleigh, @rezamarashi and US Department of State
Marc Burleigh / @marcburleigh: US State Department urges release of WaPo's @jrezaian & wife Yeganeh, whose family is without news of her.http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Reza Marashi / @rezamarashi: Families consent to USG speaking out. - “@StateDept urges #Iran to release @washingtonpost correspondent @jrezaian”: http://m.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
In Hollywood, Apps Like Whisper Dish Dirt — LOS ANGELES — A ripple of dread rolled through Hollywood's power publicist ranks in February. For the first time since its 2012 debut, the anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper had ensnared an A-list star. — Gwyneth Paltrow …
Discussion: @brianstelter, @raju, @atsalas360, @mattdpearce, @nytfridge, @jennedeau and The Awl
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: “Once you're in, you are so afraid of being kicked out that you keep your mouth shut” http://nyti.ms/1t8fFgM
Raju Narisetti / @raju: Why, despite @secretly & @Whisper, Hollywood is very good at hiding its secrets: http://nyti.ms/1nDBVvg
Alexandra Salas / @atsalas360: Secret sharing apps like @Whisper not a threat in Hollywood? Not sure @GwynethPaltrow would agree http://mobile.nytimes.com/...
Matt Pearce / @mattdpearce: With TMZ buying secrets from everybody, Whisper and Secret are barely felt in Hollywood. http://www.nytimes.com/...
@nytfridge: Those who know don't tell. “When [a Hollywood source] goes after someone there is a desire to inflict maximum damage” http://nyti.ms/1t8fFgM
Jen Nedeau / @jennedeau: Whether or not you work in Hollywood, anyone who does PR for a living should download Secret and Whisper. http://nyti.ms/X3Xdc3
Matt Buchanan / The Awl: Filtering Technology Advanced
Pierre Omidyar / First Look Media:
First Look rethinks approach, focuses on incubating ideas over launching digital magazines — Nine Months in, First Look is Still Very Much a Startup — It's been some time since I've shared what we're working on at First Look Media and I wanted to provide an update.
Discussion: niemanlab.org, Folio, Pressthink, @chanders, ZDNet, @jayrosen_nyu, PandoDaily, Gigaom, @daveweigel, The Intercept, @michelemclellan, @zandarvts, @gabestein, Capital New York, @gregorydjohnsen and @raju
Justin Ellis / niemanlab.org: First Look Media changes course on “digital magazines”
Michael Rondon / Folio: First Look Media to Double Edit Staff, But Slow Expansion
Jay Rosen / Pressthink: First Look Media shifts direction some
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: @Chanders From what I know — not everything but a lot — the relationship is solid and nothing in today's announcement changes it.
Paul Carr / PandoDaily: Et Tu, Taibbi? No one seems to have noticed the most worrying line in Pierre Omidyar's new blog post
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom: First Look Media revises its focus, wants to be more of a journalism lab than a standalone news site
@daveweigel: Buried lede: First Look has reduced its ambition from many web mags to just two. Not a bad idea. http://firstlook.org/...
Dan Froomkin / The Intercept: Top Journalists and Lawyers: NSA Surveillance Threatens Press Freedom and Right to Counsel
Michele Mclellan / @michelemclellan: Smart, @firstlook 1) test, then grow 2) invest in tech for impact. Lessons here for journo-led startups. http://firstlook.org/...
Zandar / @zandarvts: Judging by the 9-month update for First Look? On track for the 2-year “Why we fired everyone” startup template http://firstlook.org/...
Gabriel Stein / @gabestein: First Look continues to look like the most interesting mess around. http://firstlook.org/...
Peter Sterne / Capital New York: Second look: Omidyar scales back site launch plans
@gregorydjohnsen: First Look Media plans to double its journalists (from 25 to 50) by the end of the year: http://firstlook.org/...
Julio Alonso / Medium:
Spain's lower house approves tax on online news aggregators; requires paying for news snippets — The Story of Spain's Google Tax — As has happened elsewhere, France, Belgium and Germany come quickly to mind, Spanish newspaper editors have been arguing for long that Google is taking unfair advantage of them.
Discussion: Quartz, Techdirt, Global Voices, Business Insider and Boing Boing
Kabir Chibber / Quartz: Nobody seems quite sure how Spain's new “Google tax” will work
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Spain Likely To Pass ‘Google Tax’; Makes Paying For News Snippets An 'Inalienable Right …
Juan Arellano / Global Voices: Spanish Congress Comission Approves AEDE Tax or Google Tax
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider: Spain Just Passed An Insane Law Taxing Google For Linking To News
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
FCC should help reach deal to end Dodgers TV standoff, lawmakers say — A group of Southern California lawmakers wants the Federal Communications Commission to broker a deal to end the bitter standoff between Time Warner Cable and other pay-TV providers over distribution of SportsNet LA …
Discussion: Multichannel News, @replindasanchez, @repcardenas, @dodgerslakers and Variety
@replindasanchez: 70% of LA couldn't watch @Dodgers sweep .@SFGiants this weekend. Time to resolve ongoing dispute between TV providers http://www.latimes.com/...
@repcardenas: I told @FCC that ensuring homes throughout LA County have access to broadcasts of @Dodgers games is very important. http://www.latimes.com/...
@dodgerslakers: A group of California Congressman led by Tony Cárdenas call on FCC to end #DODGERS TV standoff between TWC & #DirecTV http://www.latimes.com/...
Ted Johnson / Variety: FCC Urged by Lawmakers to End Dodgers' TV Impasse
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
GAO: FCC flying blind on broadcasters' sharing deals — The Federal Communications Commission is largely flying blind when it comes to its oversight of broadcast companies that share resources, according to the Government Accountability Office. — The office, which acts as Congress's investigative arm …
Alina Selyukh / Reuters: U.S. FCC needs better data on TV stations' shared deals -watchdog
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Sarah Palin launches subscription based online news channel, available for $9.95/month — Coming to a Website Near You: The Sarah Palin Channel — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is launching a new subscription-based online channel, a move that could cash in on the recent success of niche political content.
Discussion: New Yorker, Politico, Variety, Slate, NY Daily News, Salon, msnbc.com, The Independent, NEWS.com.au, Wall Street Journal, @troywsj, Bloomberg, The Wire, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, The A.V. Club, The Atlantic Online, TIME, Adweek, Associated Press, People.com, Businessweek, TIME, Mashable, The Daily Banter, Business Insider and New York Magazine
Andy Borowitz / New Yorker: Millions Pay for Rare Opportunity to Hear Sarah Palin Speak
Hadas Gold / Politico: Sarah Palin launches Web channel
Todd Spangler / Variety: Sarah Palin Launches Her Own Channel Online
Amanda Marcotte / Slate: Sarah Palin to Sell Her Real American Lifestyle for $10 a Month
Adam Edelman / NY Daily News: Sarah Palin's online TV channel is a new way for politicians to communicate with followers
Daniel D'Addario / Salon: Sarah Palin's new TV network shows just how far her star has fallen
Jane C. Timm / msnbc.com: More Sarah Palin—for a price
Troy McCullough / @troywsj: For someone who hates the “Lamestream Media” so much, @SarahPalinUSA tries pretty hard to join the club. http://blogs.wsj.com/...
Taylor Wofford / Newsweek: Sarah Palin Gets Her Own TV Channel
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast: ‘Lamestream Media’ Execs Are Running Palin TV
Sean O'Neal / The A.V. Club: Sarah Palin launches her own Internet channel, finally giving you a place to hear Sarah Palin's opinions
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online: Sarah Palin's Low-Budget TV Channel Is Pricier Than Netflix
James Poniewozik / TIME: The Sarah Palin Channel: $99.95 a Year, Comes With Salad
Erik Oster / Adweek: Sarah Palin Rolls Out Her Own Internet TV Network
Felix Gillette / Businessweek: Sarah Palin Launches Her Own Web-TV Channel
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable: Would You Pay $100 a Year to Hear What Sarah Palin Has to Say?
Michael Luciano / The Daily Banter: 9 Can't Miss Shows On Sarah Palin's New TV Channel
Julia Cannon / Business Insider: Here's What's On Sarah Palin's New Online TV Network