Guardian appoints Katharine Viner as editor-in-chief — Guardian US chief who also set up Australian operation will take over from Alan Rusbridger this summer — Katharine Viner has been appointed the editor-in-chief of the Guardian, the first woman to run the newspaper in its 194-year history.
Discussion: Mashable, New York Times, Telegraph, Capital New York, Poynter, @arusbridger, BuzzFeed, Spectator, The Independent, ABC News, Guardian, BBC, @janemartinson, Business Insider, @iankatz1000, @glichfield, @garyyounge, @freedland, @paul__johnson, @arusbridger, @antderosa, @robdothutton, @sulliview, @janemartinson, @emilybell, @joshhalliday, @mediaguido, @lpolgreen, @tweet_dec, @davidyelland, @profjeffjarvis, @gabrielmilland, @jessicaelgot, @janemartinson and @ladyhaja
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable: Katharine Viner is named The Guardian's first female editor in chief
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York: Katharine Viner gets The Guardian
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter: Katharine Viner named editor-in-chief at The Guardian
Alan Rusbridger / @arusbridger: Delighted the brilliant Kath Viner to be 12th Editor of the Guardian in 194 yrs.Only instruction: “Carry on as heretofore”
Steerpike / Spectator: Guardian appoints its first female editor
Adam Sherwin / The Independent: Katharine Viner to replace Alan Rusbridger as editor of The Guardian
Jane Martinson / @janemartinson: It's official. @kathviner appointed first female editor of theGuardian
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider: The new editor of The Guardian is Katharine Viner
Ian Katz / @iankatz1000: If aptitude for the hat game is any guide @KathViner will make a great Guardian editor. Congratulations Kath
Gideon Lichfield / @glichfield: .@grauniad—sorry, @guardian—announcement of @KathViner's editorship contains four typos. Can you spot them? http://www.theguardian.com/...
Gary Younge / @garyyounge: Just delighted to hear that @KathViner has been appointed The Guardian's 1st female editor-in-chief. Well done Kath. http://www.theguardian.com/...
Jonathan Freedland / @freedland: Big news in our bit of the forest. Congratulations to @KathViner, the Guardian's new Editor-in-Chief http://www.theguardian.com/...
Alan Rusbridger / @arusbridger: Kath's predecessors as Guardian editor, including the extraordinary 57-year term of CP Scott pic.twitter.com/SXi2EzdGKn
Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa: You have to like an editor who writes this - The rise of the reader: journalism in the age of the open web @KathViner http://www.theguardian.com/...
Robert Hutton / @robdothutton: By long tradition, the official announcement of the new @Guardian editor contains a single typo: http://www.theguardian.com/...
Margaret Sullivan / @sulliview: The glass ceiling may never be the same. Congrats to @KathViner, new @guardian editor. http://www.theguardian.com/... #WomensHistoryMonth
Jane Martinson / @janemartinson: Such great news. The fantastic @kathviner one of only 4 #women running UK papers and the one that matters most :)
Josh Halliday / @joshhalliday: “Kath shone through in what was a tremendously strong line up of candidates,” says internal email from Scott Trust chair Liz Forgan
Lydia Polgreen / @lpolgreen: Job listing: editor of Guardian US.
David Yelland / @davidyelland: Well done Kath Viner
Prof Jeff Jarvis / @profjeffjarvis: Congrats to @arusbridger on his new gig at Fusion!
Gabriel Milland / @gabrielmilland: I think the Guardian should stick news of the new editor behind a pay wall.
Jessica Elgot / @jessicaelgot: Is this a good time for me to announce I've got a new job at the @guardian?
Jane Martinson / @janemartinson: is appointed editor in chief of the Guardian, the paper's 12th overall boss
Chris Lehmann / The Baffler:
A former news exec looks back at Yahoo News: algorithms defining coverage, blogs that never launched, and PR as journalism — Purple Reign — When the great granddaddy of opinion journals, The New Republic, abruptly vanished in a sad, squalid burst of pixel dust and management theory last winter …
Discussion: @shachtmanite, @jonpeede, @lavrusik, @davidsirota, @tayhatmaker, @mariabustillos, @jamiemottram, @thecajunboy, @samfbiddle, @thebafflermag and @pakhead
@shachtmanite: Great piece on what happens when managerialism meets journalism: http://www.thebaffler.com/... rinse/repeat until last newspaper/magazine has gone
Jon Parrish Peede / @jonpeede: Wherein we learn that Yahoo is not a home for journalists. @thebafflermag http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Vadim Lavrusik / @lavrusik: “The unmaking of Yahoo” http://www.thebaffler.com/... “If Yahoo was going to become a true digital news brand, it'd have to start “breaking s**t.”
David Sirota / @davidsirota: In the age of “curation” & “explanatory journalism,” this simple idea is often seen as radical http://www.thebaffler.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Taylor Hatmaker / @tayhatmaker: well this explains a lot about that time we almost sold our website to yahoo & then everything went to hell http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Maria Bustillos / @mariabustillos: Very much enjoyed this rich, dense story from @lehmannchris about his time at Yahoo News http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Jamie Mottram / @jamiemottram: 9,000 words from @lehmannchris on Yahoo's “airy dismissal of content-production as a species of hireling grunt work.” http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Brett / @thecajunboy: That thing where your former boss writes a blistering takedown of the company you used to work for. http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Sam Biddle / @samfbiddle: Another instance of the Silicon Valley kiss of death by one of my very favorite writers http://www.thebaffler.com/...
The Baffler / @thebafflermag: “I was regarded as a doomsaying, old-media scold at the great digital cross-branding banquet.” @lehmannchris on Yahoo http://www.thebaffler.com/...
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Apple to launch new Apple TV set top box at WWDC with A8 chip, increased storage, enabling App Store, Siri, and HomeKit integration — New Apple TV Set Top Will Debut This Summer With App Store, Siri — Apple intends to show the device off at its annual World Wide Developers Conference in June
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Tech Times, GeekWire, Digital Trends, App Advice, Gizmodo, Electronista, Mashable, Pocket-lint, AppleInsider, SlashGear, The Next Web, @bryfitz, Talking New Media, Business Insider, The Verge, TechnoBuffalo, BGR, 9to5Mac, Engadget and Digital Spy
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: New Apple TV Hardware With Siri, App Store And HomeKit Said To Be Planned For WWDC
Fergal Gallagher / Tech Times: Apple To Release ‘Game-Changing’ Apple TV Device With Siri And App Store In June
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire: Apple reportedly planning unveiling of new set-top box this summer with support for Siri
Kyle Wiggers / Digital Trends: Apple TV ‘overhaul’ with App Store, built-in Siri expected at WWDC in June
Jeff Byrnes / App Advice: Look for a new Apple TV this summer that features an App Store, more storage and Siri
Adam Clark Estes / Gizmodo: A New Apple TV with Siri and Apps Could Be Coming This Summer
Christina Warren / Mashable: Report: New Apple TV with Siri coming this summer
Mike Lowe / Pocket-lint: Apple TV 2015 billed for summer launch, A8 chip on board, subscription service launch anticipated
Nate Swanner / SlashGear: Report: New Apple TV coming at WWDC with Siri, new OS
Napier Lopez / The Next Web: Apple is reportedly revealing an Apple TV with Siri and an App Store at WWDC
Brian Fitzgerald / @bryfitz: Details on timing and more on Apple's next set-top box, from @johnpaczkowski. http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Steven Tweedie / Business Insider: New details about the next Apple TV may have just leaked out
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Apple reportedly debuting new Apple TV with App Store and Siri in June
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: New Apple TV reportedly debuting at WWDC, with App Store and Siri integration
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget: Apple TV revamp coming in June with Siri and App Store
Jason Subler / Reuters:
Reuters websites become inaccessible in China — (Reuters) - The news websites of Reuters, including those in English and Chinese, were inaccessible in China on Friday, after users first experienced difficulties accessing them late on Thursday. — The websites of Bloomberg News …
Discussion: Poynter, CNET, The Next Web, New York Times, @greatfirechina, Tech in Asia, @andrewjacobsnyt, @jonlsullivan, Reuters, Quartz, TechCrunch, Shanghaiist, @joshchin and @jenn1marsh
Kristen Hare / Poynter: And The Guardian's new editor is...?
Lance Whitney / CNET: Reuters websites go down in China
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web: Reuters' news sites are currently blocked in China
Patrick Boehler / New York Times: Hackers Attack GreatFire.org, a Workaround for Websites Censored in China
@greatfirechina: [Breaking News] Reuters blocked in China, including English and Chinese version https://en.greatfire.org/... https://en.greatfire.org/...
Josh Horwitz / Tech in Asia: Reuters inaccessible from China, reports Reuters
Andrew Jacobs / @andrewjacobsnyt: Reuters must be doing something right! (Their website has become inaccessible in China) http://www.reuters.com/... via @reuters
Jonathan Sullivan / @jonlsullivan: Greg Austin describes China as information dictatorship, which incudes capricious censorship of sites like @Reuters http://www.reuters.com/...
Heather Timmons / Quartz: Reuters is the latest foreign news outlet to feel the wrath of China's censors
Josh Chin / @joshchin: Reuters joins WSJ, NYT, Bloomberg in the blocked-by-China club. Who's left? Anyone besides FT?
Dylan Byers / Politico:
New York Times ends contract with new columnist, geneticist Razib Khan, after Gawker writes about his earlier affiliation with far-right publications — New York Times drops Razib Khan — The New York Times has terminated its contract with one of its new online opinion writers …
Discussion: Washington Post, Gawker, @mbeisen, @razibkhan, VDARE.COM, @razibkhan, Gawker, @razibkhan, VDARE.COM, @s8mb, @charlesmurray, @herandrews and bookforum.com
Michael Eisen / @mbeisen: .@nytimes kicks @razibkhan off opinion page for having opinions, but allows overt racist nicholas wade daily space in science section
Razib Khan / @razibkhan: .@mbeisen it would be nice to have a geneticist on their page. i nominate u to replace me mike. what's gawker got on u??? & u have opinions
James Kirkpatrick / VDARE.COM: NEW YORK TIMES' Ridiculous Rout Over Razib Khan Proves MSM Terminally Useless
Razib Khan / @razibkhan: @gandhiwdc yeah, told me today. may contribute one-off op-eds in future. i'm chill about it. it wasn't a surprise that ppl went ballistic
J.K. Trotter / Gawker: The New York Times Terminates Contract With Razib Khan
Razib Khan / @razibkhan: @lteytelman @mbeisen 1) i admit i have opinions which are highly offensive and have had 2) but i stand by the *totality* of my output
John Derbyshire / VDARE.COM: Razib Khan Hired And Fired By The New York Times, Both On The Same Day!
Sam Bowman / @s8mb: 21st century censorship: Gawker gets NYT columnist fired for having written for crimethinky publications http://www.politico.com/... via @MWStory
Charles Murray / @charlesmurray: Razib Khan, the nerdiest of writers on genes (that's a compliment, @razibkhan), is too scary for the NYT. http://www.politico.com/.... Pathetic.
Helen Andrews / @herandrews: The interval between “Online witch hunts are bad” pieces going viral & actual online witch hunts is getting shorter. http://www.politico.com/...
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Guardian Labs alternative approach: 130 people building apps, giving reporters final say on content, and screening all sponsors — One year in: What The Guardian's content studio has learned — While most publishers' content studios are writing articles and filming videos for brands …
Dru Sefton / Current:
PBS NewsHour website makeover saw page views increase from 15.7M in Q1 2014 to 25.1M in Q4 — PBS NewsHour expands online audience with website makeover — A focus on audience engagement and social media has paid off for the PBS NewsHour website, which relaunched Feb. 1, 2014.
Discussion: @drewhawkins and @honegger
Drew Hawkins / @drewhawkins: Web design matters guys: PBS NewsHour expands online audience with website makeover http://bit.ly/1bfhgvh
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Yahoo Bets on TV-Style Comedies to Grow Its Video Business — The seeds of Yahoo's St. Patrick's Day premiere of season six of “Community” were planted when CEO Marissa Mayer made a critical decision in January 2014 about the future of the Internet media company's video biz.
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Barack Obama Asks Iran to Free Jason Rezaian and Other Americans — President Barack Obama on Friday called on Iran to release a Washington Post reporter and two other Americans held there. — Mr. Obama, in a statement released by the White House, said Iran must release Post reporter Jason Rezaian …
Discussion: Poynter, Mediaite and Associated Press
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter: President calls on Iran to release Jason Rezaian
Evan McMurry / Mediaite: Obama Calls on Iran to Release Imprisoned WaPo Correspondent
Four Sun journalists, including chief reporter John Kay and royal editor Duncan Larcombe cleared of bribery charges — Sun payments trial: Four journalists cleared of paying public officials — Sun journalists, including chief reporter John Kay and royal editor Duncan Larcombe …
@bbcbreaking: Four Sun journalists, including chief reporter and royal editor, cleared of paying public officials for stories http://bbc.in/199bmdm
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian: Four senior Sun journalists acquitted over payments to officials
Alex Lemieux / Guardian Liberty Voice: Sun Journalists Acquitted of Bribery
Jessica Elgot / UK - The Huffington Post: Sun Journalists Not Guilty Of Paying Officials For Prince Harry, Defence Ministry Scoops
Rob Evans / Guardian:
UK Supreme Court to rule Thursday on whether Prince Charles' letters to government should be public — Supreme court to rule on Prince Charles letters — Judgment due on whether government illegally blocked publication of letters to ministers in which prince sought to change policies
Discussion: Reuters, BBC, @mastermanmurray and @davidtpegg
@mastermanmurray: UKSC decision in the Prince Charles “black spider” memos case due next Thursday: http://www.theguardian.com/...
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
UK Police Deem Snowden Leak Investigation a State Secret — British police claim a criminal investigation they launched into journalists who have reported on leaked documents from Edward Snowden has to be kept a secret due to a “possibility of increased threat of terrorist activity.”