J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
New York Times Reporter Lifted Text From Wikipedia, Too — Last week, BuzzFeed fired Viral Politics editor Benny Johnson for lifting phrases and sentences from other sources, chiefly Wikipedia—a phenomenon some attributed to Johnson's lack of training and the Internet's lack of rules.
Discussion: Poynter, FishbowlNY, Politico, @tylergreendc, @nbj914, @mathewi, @mattdpearce and @dylanbyers
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: NYT looking into claim one of its reporters swiped from Wikipedia
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: A NYT Lede That Duplicates Wikipedia
Dylan Byers / Politico: N.Y. Times investigating plagiarism charge
Tyler Green / @tylergreendc: Via @EklundDoug, the NYT says it is looking into the Vogel “situation”: http://gawker.com/...
Nicholas Jackson / @nbj914: Everybody loves Wikipedia: http://gawker.com/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: For the record, I don't care about this either: “A New York Times reporter lifted text from Wikipedia, too” http://gawker.com/...
Matt Pearce / @mattdpearce: Uh oh. http://gawker.com/...
Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers: Gah >>> RT @Gawker: Not just BuzzFeed: A New York Times reporter lifted text from Wikipedia, too. http://gawker.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: Newsweek, @dannysullivan, @sarahw, @webbspective, @mattdpearce, @mkonnikova and @seanhackbarth
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: BuzzFeed plagiarism “roots” due to lack of journalism school, unlike NYT & WashPost. Oh wait... http://www.politico.com/... http://twitter.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/...
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
Matt Pearce / @mattdpearce: You don't need “journalism training” to know not to plagiarize. http://www.politico.com/...
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/...
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Why ad buyers shrug at BuzzFeed's plagiarism scandal — Although BuzzFeed's recent plagiarism scandal is giving some journalists a healthy case of schadenfreude, it's still unlikely to do much near-term harm to the publisher's relationship with ad buyers. — BuzzFeed said on Friday …
Discussion: Business Insider and Washington Post
Katie Richards / Business Insider: 10 Things You Need To Know In Advertising This Morning
Erik Wemple / Washington Post: Mermaid ‘happy’ with ex-BuzzFeeder Benny Johnson
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Interview with anonymous tweeters who exposed BuzzFeed editor Benny Johnson's plagiarism — Meet The Anonymous Twitter Users Who Brought Down A BuzzFeed Editor — When former BuzzFeed viral politics editor Benny Johnson called out another outlet for plagiarizing his work last week …
Discussion: Live Q&A's, @timkmak, @mlcalderone, @joshtpm and @tomkludt
Gene Weingarten / Live Q&A's: Chatological Humor: Monthly with Moron (July)
Tim Mak / @timkmak: .@crushingbort:Johnson's plagiarism not as bad as interviewing unnamed officials who said they wanted to kill Snowden http://talkingpointsmemo.com/ ...
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: Agree with @crushingbort: Johnson's anonymously sourced ‘killing Snowden’ story more problematic than the plagiarism: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/ ...
Josh Marshall / @joshtpm: These are the two twitters users who brought down Buzzfeeds Benny Johnson ... YOU WONT BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!!! http://talkingpointsmemo.com/ ...
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Despite Circulation Gains, Profit Falls 21% at New York Times Co. — Increased investments in digital products and a decline in print advertising weighed on The New York Times Company's second-quarter earnings, as profit slipped 21 percent. — The company on Tuesday reported $55.7 million …
Discussion: New York Times Company, The Huffington Post, Poynter, Bloomberg, Capital New York, The Wrap, @bgrueskin, FishbowlNY, Reuters, WKRB News, @romenesko, Talking New Media, @breakingmoney and Forbes
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: New York Times Earnings Fall 54 Percent In Second Quarter
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg: NYT Misses Profit Estimates as Ad Sales Decline
Tim Molloy / The Wrap: Earnings: New York Times Co. Profit Down 21% in Q2
@bgrueskin: It seems Jill Abramson got about 10% of the severance that NYT gave ex-CEO Janet Robinson http://www.nytimes.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: NY Times Profits Plummet 21 Percent
Abhirup Roy / Reuters: NY Times quarterly revenue falls on lower print ad sales
@romenesko: New York Times Co. profit falls 21% in the second quarter despite circulation gains. http://www.nytimes.com/...
D.B. Hebbard / Talking New Media: The New York Times Co. reports stable revenue, but income crashes due to investments
@breakingmoney: New York Times Company reports 2nd-quarter operating profit of $55.7 million; 21% drop from last year - @nytmedia http://www.nytimes.com/...
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
New York Times adds 32,000 digital-only subscribers as profit falls — The New York Times added 32,000 digital subscribers in the second quarter of 2014, the company reported today. The number was driven by its new products — the NYT Now and NYT Opinion apps and the new Times Premier subscription tier.
Discussion: niemanlab.org, Capital New York, Media & Entertainment, The Huffington Post, NetNewsCheck Latest, AdAge and AdExchanger
Ken Doctor / niemanlab.org: A stormy set of revenue numbers for The New York Times (and the broader news industry)
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post: Jill Abramson Left The New York Times With A Bunch Of Cash In Her Pocket
Michael Sebastian / AdAge: New York Times' Ad Revenue Returns to Decline
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Newspaper industry lost another 1,300 full-time editorial professionals in 2013 — The American Society of News Editors annual newsroom census, released today, found a net loss of another 1,300 full-time professionals last year. — That was better than the 2,600 net job loss in 2012 …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, @rickedmonds, @poynter and The Huffington Post
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Newspapers Lost 1,300 Editorial Staffers in 2013
Rick Edmonds / @rickedmonds: Newspaper newsrooms lost 1,300 jobs in 2013. Employment down by a third in last seven years, http://www.poynter.org/...
@poynter: Newspapers lost 1,300 jobs in 2013: http://www.poynter.org/... But minority employment rose for the first time in years: http://www.poynter.org/...
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post: There Are Even Fewer Newspaper Jobs Now Than Last Year
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
BMW Runs the First Ads on Medium, Twitter Founders' Blogging Platform — Automaker Sponsors Medium's New Design Publication — Short Form Video — When blogging platform Medium begins publishing Re:form on Tuesday, its latest “collection,” readers may notice something entirely new to the site: advertising.
Discussion: The Next Web, @caro, @katelaurielee, Digiday and @sam_a_klein, Thanks:@msebastian
Nick Summers / The Next Web: Medium finds a revenue stream with Re:form, a new collection of stories sponsored by BMW
Caroline McCarthy / @caro: Interesting: Sponsored story collections on @Medium http://adage.com/...
Kate Lee / @katelaurielee: .@medium launched Re:form, its first sponsored collection, on design http://medium.com/re-form Details in @adage http://adage.com/...
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday: Medium makes its move into native advertising
Sam Klein / @sam_a_klein: “@medium works w/ @nativly, a company that pairs brands w/ startups” BMW Runs First Ads on Medium http://adage.com/...
Tim Fernholz / Quartz:
One reason Time Warner execs are happy to sell: $80-million golden parachutes — The biggest corporate offshoots of Time Magazine's long march through history have at least two things in common: Time Warner and Time Warner Cable are at the center of the most anticipated mergers of the year …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, @moorehn and @timfernholz
Erik Holm / Wall Street Journal: Deals of the Day: Mall Deal in Europe, Discount-Store Merger in U.S.
Heidi N. Moore / @moorehn: Golden parachutes are a disincentive for corporate executives to do the best job possible. Always dreaming of exits. http://qz.com/...
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple TV Gets CNBC And FOX NOW Channels — Apple continues to fill out its Apple TV content library, with two new additions to the device today including a CNBC channel with live broadcasts and FOX NOW, the on-demand app for the network that includes episodes of Glee, Family Guy and more.
Discussion: The Loop, Gigaom, Home Media Magazine, Lost Remote, @siriusjay, Variety, AppleInsider, Macgasm, 9to5Mac and MacRumors
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple TV updated with new channels
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom: Apple TV gets CNBC, Fox Now apps
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: Apple TV Gets CNBC
Jordan Chariton / Lost Remote: CNBC Now Available on Apple TV
Jason Kaplan / @siriusjay: Apple is so exciting MT @shellypalmer: Apple TV just picked up CNBC... http://techcrunch.com/...
Todd Spangler / Variety: Apple TV Adds Fox, CNBC Channels — But You Still Need a Pay-TV Subscription
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider: Apple adds Fox Now, CNBC channels to Apple TV
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm: Apple Continues Pushing Channels To Apple TV, CNBC And Fox Now Added
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac: Apple TV updated with FOX NOW, CNBC channels
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple TV Updated with CNBC and FOX NOW Channels
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: Variety, Guardian, @mbisson_atr, Hollywood Reporter, TBI Vision, Digital TV Europe, Daily Express and broadcastnow.co.uk
Leo Barraclough / Variety: Sebastian Coe Withdraws from Race for BBC Leadership Role
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/ ...
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
Stuart Thomson / Digital TV Europe: Coe rules himself out of the running for BBC Trust role
John Wragg / Daily Express: Lord Sebastian Coe out of the BBC running
Alexandra Chapman / broadcastnow.co.uk: Lord Coe out of BBC Trust race
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Flickr's new commercial licensing program connects photographers with clients like Reuters — Flickr Rolls Out A New Commercial Licensing Program To Compete With 500px And Others — Yahoo-owned photo-sharing and storage site Flickr announced this morning the rollout of a new licensing program aimed …
Discussion: Flickr Blog, Softpedia News and The Next Web
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: Yahoo Launches Flickr Marketplace to Help Photographers Get Paid for Images