Mike Allen / Politico:
Benny Johnson, former BuzzFeed editor fired for plagiarism, gets hired as National Review's social media director — BRUNCH EDITION - 59 days to midterms — BENNY JOHNSON's new job - OBAMA PUNTS ON IMMIGRATION — WENDY DAVIS discloses abortion of third daughter - JOE SCARBOROUGH signs NBC deal —CHRIS CHRISTIE is 52
Benjamin Freed / Washingtonian: Ex-BuzzFeed Plagiarist Benny Johnson Lands New Job With National Review
Michael Barbaro / New York Times: Christie's Trip Looks Like a Campaign for President
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo: Ex-BuzzFeed Editor Fired For Plagiarism Gets Second Chance At Conservative National Review
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: ABC News has a new DC bureau chief for the first time in 20+ years: @GreenbergerJ http://www.politico.com/... (p.s., he's 31 years old)
Kelly Conaboy / Gawker: National Review Hires Serial Plagiarist Benny Johnson
Craig Silverman / @craigsilverman: According to this, BuzzFeed politics writer fired for plagiarism gets a 2nd chance b/c of his “red-state instincts”: http://www.politico.com/...
Ben Terris / Washington Post: Chuck Todd brings President Obama to ‘Meet the Press,’ but can he avoid giving viewers more of the same?
Alana Horowitz / The Huffington Post: Benny Johnson Joining National Review
Indiana University's newspaper partners with NYT to show its stories to students in NYT Now — Indiana Daily Student partners with NYT Now — Indiana University's Daily Student newspaper announced today that “we've joined forces with the talented developers of NYT Now to bring our readers …
Discussion: Indiana Daily Student and @raju
Michael Majchrowicz / Indiana Daily Student: We're excited to share some really cool news regarding …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Inside the Toronto Star's $10 million niche print business — John Cruickshank, publisher of the Toronto Star, is the first to acknowledge that his strategy for the paper seems anachronistic. — Cruickshank talked the New York Times Syndicate into providing him a semi-custom weekly collection …
Alex Pareene / The Dish:
A Second Look At The Giant Garbage Pile That Is Online Media, 2014 — WARNING: This is a post, by a media professional, about the media. If you are a normal human being, you will not and definitely should not care, except inasmuch as it's part of a debate about whether or not we, the media, are failing you, the normal human being.
Discussion: @tomgara, @mathewi, @mariabustillos, @pareene, @markarms, @pkafka, @noahshachtman, @seanmcelwee, @ceodonovan, @malsaafin, @regan_hofmann, @chaykak and @poniewozik
Tom Gara / @tomgara: @jaredbkeller @JHWeissmann @pbump @pareene @mathewi can you guys do me a favor and also argue about who is a journalist?
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: @pareene @pbump: So it works by journalists deciding what qualifies as “quality” journalism and then trying to force people to read it?
Maria Bustillos / @mariabustillos: @mathewi @pareene @pbump we have a system that works (somewhat) for $$ but not for informing the public, like that is the exact problem
Alex Pareene / @pareene: @mathewi @pbump if readers want something that is more expensive to produce than something more profitable, will publishers produce it?
Mark Armstrong / @markarms: .@pareene proposes an Associated Press of garbage Internet content so everyone else can leave the office http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/ ...
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: “All percentages and figures in this piece are just made-up, but feel right to me.” http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/ ...
Noah Shachtman / @noahshachtman: If you work in the media, you need to bookmark this @pareene story and read it tomorrow after you've sobered up. http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/ ...
Sean McElwee / @seanmcelwee: Buzzfeed has ripped 5,690 stories from Reddit and then monetized them. @pareene http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/ ... pic.twitter.com/V89Pmbtzjy
Caroline O'Donovan / @ceodonovan: isn't this the definition of what a Take is? http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/ ... pic.twitter.com/uY9YmJdgNZ
Mohammad Alsaafin / @malsaafin: .@pareene says much of the internet's ‘news’ is useless, zero value s**t. Pareene is right. http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/ ...
Regan Hofmann / @regan_hofmann: Just gonna print out all of @pareene's s**tty-media screeds and tape them to my body while I walk around the office. http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/ ...
Kyle Chayka / @chaykak: “The world doesn't need 5,000 separate-but-barely-distinct versions of every damn story” http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/ ...
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Global media VP Katie Jacobs Stanton: Twitter is the “operating system” of news, not a competitor to newsrooms — Twitter Media Boss Katie Jacobs Stanton Wants More Partners in More Countries — Twitter has had plenty of challenges. Convincing media companies to work with it hasn't been one of them.
Discussion: @antderosa, @digiphile, @vivian, @brie, @sdkstl, @sacca, @mathewi, @ralfonsi, @jayrosen_nyu and @sfiegerman
Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa: If Twitter said they would start sticking links to relevant Twitter Lists in my main timeline, that would actually be an improvement.
Alex Howard / @digiphile: “@Twitter is the operating system of news"-@katies http://recode.net/... [HT @jayrosen_nyu] Let us choose apps, pls. http://digiphile.wordpress.com/ ...
Vivian Schiller / @vivian: “Twitter is the operating system of news”. @Katies talks to @karaswisher about her agenda as new head of global media http://recode.net/...
Brie Manakul / @brie: “Convince more partners, in more countries, to use Twitter as a distribution platform...” - @katies http://on.recode.net/1rOPdJO via @KurtWagner8
Staci D Kramer / @sdkstl: Is Twitter a news source or distributor? ‘Twitter is the operating system of news.’ - new global media VP @KatieS http://recode.net/...
Chris Sacca / @sacca: Those of us who have worked with her have known for years: @katies is boldly effective. http://recode.net/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Just because Twitter is an “operating system of news” doesn't mean it won't compete with media outlets (see MSFT) http://recode.net/...
Richard Alfonsi / @ralfonsi: Great interview with @KatieS on scaling Twitter's media efforts and complementing TV, sports & news partners. http://recode.net/...
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: “Twitter is the operating system of news” —Twitter's new VP of Global Media. http://recode.net/... Yeah, maybe so. SO DON'T SCREW IT UP.
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Elizabeth Spiers, editorial director, Flavorwire (and Gawker founding editor) — CAPITAL: You've recently returned to personal blogging, as has your fellow former Gawkerite Lockhart Steele. Do you think there's a broader trend here?
Discussion: @jeremymbarr, @sennettreport and @niemanlab
Jeremy Barr / @jeremymbarr: We chatted with @espiers about her return to blogging, Gawker and the New York Media landscape. http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Frank Sennett / @sennettreport: “if media companies viewed R&D the way tech companies do... there would be a lot more interesting things happening.” http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
The L.A. Times will begin broadcasting original documentaries in mid-September — The L.A. Times made a move toward expanding its video strategy today — but not in digital video. The newspaper announced a broadcast deal with DIRECTV for a series of documentaries to be called Los Angeles Times Originals.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and LA Observed
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: LA Times to air documentaries exclusively on DirecTV
Hadas Gold / Politico:
The new Cosmo: Love, sex, politics? — Cosmopolitan's website is making room for something new to the the legendary women's glossy: the midterm elections. — The magazine known for its celebrity covers, fashion tips and relationship advice is diving into politics on Monday with its #CosmoVotes campaign …
Discussion: @elanazak, @nataliewsj and The Daily Caller
Elana Zak / @elanazak: .@Cosmopolitan's foray into political coverage kicks off with an Election Day “Save the Date” featuring Beyoncé http://politi.co/1oIjMZS
Natalie Andrews / @nataliewsj: Cosmopolitan, the magazine that gives you sex tips & fashion advice, is going to endorse candidates for the midterms: http://politi.co/WnzmDv
Rachel Stoltzfoos / The Daily Caller: New Cosmo: How To Have Sex AND Who To Vote For
Tim McGuire / McGuire on Media:
Advocacy and self-interested journalism are inevitable, but what are the consequences? — Just last week I told the students of my 21st Century Journalism class at least 30-40% of them would one day work for organizations that don't do journalism now. — I have been telling other classes …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Cable companies want to unbundle broadcast TV, and broadcasters are angry — À la carte pricing may not be a pipe dream, at least for local broadcast TV. — A Congressional proposal to let cable and satellite customers choose which broadcast TV channels they pay for has led …
Discussion: The Wrap, The Hill and Broadcasting & Cable
Ira Teinowitz / The Wrap: Senate Committee Proposes Alternatives to End Local TV Blackouts
Julian Hattem / The Hill: Senators circulate bill to shake up TV market
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix may add short-form content to increase mobile usage — Most people don't spend 90 minutes watching whole movies on their phones, which is why Netflix may soon serve them two-minute clips of the best scenes. — Netflix has always been all about TV shows and movies, but soon …
Discussion: Nieman Lab and Consumerist
Chris Morran / Consumerist: Netflix Hoping Shorter Clips Can Win Over Mobile Users
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Discovery takes Comcast-Time Warner Cable concerns public — Critics of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal have largely been technology companies, and consumers fed up with their cable and Internet options. One group that has been largely silent on the merger is one that could be …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and DSLreports
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed: Univision CEO Says Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Is Bad For Hispanic Consumers