Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Some Gawker editorial staff in early stages of trying to unionize — Why We've Decided to Organize — Some of us on the Gawker Media editorial staff have decided to try to unionize. Here's a brief explanation. — I will say first of all that I'd prefer not to be writing this story yet …
Discussion: New York Times, The New York Observer, @michaelroston, @tcarmody, @caseynewton, CNBC, @paulcarr, @kstoeffel, @susie_c, @dorseyshaw and The Huffington Post
Ksmokeobserver / The New York Observer: Gawker Staffers Trying to Unionize
Michael Roston / @michaelroston: We have a union at The NYT. Gawker writers are trying to form one. You should have one, too: http://gawker.com/...
Tim Carmody / @tcarmody: Unions can do whatever we want them to. New media unions don't have to look like old media unions; SV unions don't have to be like rust belt
Casey Newton / @caseynewton: @gaberivera @tcarmody kinja as a preemptive defense against blogstrikes; community content is the new scab
Reem Nasr / CNBC: Gawker writers trying to unionize
Paul Carr / @paulcarr: Reminder: Gawker's Nick Denton is a proud Thatcherite. Good luck, unionizers! http://www.newyorker.com/...
Kat Stoeffel / @kstoeffel: I hope it's not smarmy of me to say I'm so, so happy for Gawker media and its employees. http://gawker.com/...
Susie Cagle / @susie_c: ~I hope media company employees looking at forming new unions will keep in mind the contract laborers on whom they also rely~
Dorsey Shaw / @dorseyshaw: “A union is the only real mechanism that exists to represent the interests of employees in a company.” RAD. http://gawker.com/...
Gabriel Arana / The Huffington Post: Employees At Gawker Announce Effort To Unionize
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Gawker CEO Nick Denton reacts to union talk: “Successful capitalist enterprises tend to provide good working conditions”
Gawker CEO Nick Denton reacts to union talk: “Successful capitalist enterprises tend to provide good working conditions”
New York Times:
NBC News alters account of correspondent Richard Engel's kidnapping in Syria in 2012, blames Sunni gang — NBC News Alters Account of Correspondent's Kidnapping in Syria — NBC News on Wednesday revised its account of the 2012 kidnapping of its chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel …
Discussion: USA Today, NBC News, The Intercept, TVNewser, The Huffington Post, Mediaite, FishbowlNY, @robertmackey, @brianstelter, @sdkstl, @brianstelter, Daily Mail, Talking Points Memo, Poynter, @nytimesbusiness, @mattaikins, Business Insider, New York Magazine, Deadline, The Huffington Post, @abarnardnyt, @nytimes, @snarwani, Los Angeles Times, @zaabsethna, @nytben, @feardept, @erinmcunningham, @rickgladstone, The Week, @liamstack, @justinraimondo, @mlcalderone and @mlcalderone
Richard Engel / NBC News: New Details on 2012 Kidnapping of NBC News Team in Syria
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept: NBC's Conduct in Engel Kidnapping Story is More Troubling than the Brian Williams Scandal
Mark Joyella / TVNewser: NBC News Revises Story of Richard Engel's 2012 Kidnapping
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: NBC's Richard Engel Reveals Syria Kidnappers' Ruse Misled Him And Fellow Journalists
Andrew Desiderio / Mediaite: NBC's Richard Engel Changes His Story over 2012 Kidnapping in Syria
Robert Mackey / @robertmackey: After reporting by @cjchivers and @ravisomaiya NBC offers a new account of this incident http://mobile.nytimes.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: “This is a scandal of major proportion... should raise questions about the quality of Western reporting on Syria.” http://huff.to/1GMCldK
Staci D Kramer / @sdkstl: .@RichardEngel: query from @nytimes prompted new look at 2012 @nbcnews kidnapping - & changes http://nbcnews.to/1ODwF6P pic.twitter.com/NtddSgYT93
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Many discrepancies. An example: @RichardEngel had “described one of his captors lying dead” during rescue. Actually, he saw no dead bodies.
Daily Mail: NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel was NOT captured by President Bashar al-Assad in Syria …
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo: NBC News' Richard Engel Says He Was Kidnapped by Sunnis, Not Shiites
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter: NBC News offers new version of events for Richard Engel's kidnapping
@nytimesbusiness: NBC News revises its account of kidnapping of correspondent Richard Engel http://www.nytimes.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Matthieu Aikins / @mattaikins: 1. Here's a detail about the NBC kidnapping which didn't seem to make it into @cjchivers et al's interesting piece. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Pamela Engel / Business Insider: NBC journalist admits he made mistakes in reporting a story from a conflict zone
Margaret Hartmann / New York Magazine: NBC News' Richard Engel Says He Misidentified the Syrian Group That Kidnapped Him
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: NBC's Richard Engel Re-Reporting His Kidnapping In Syria Following Questions Over Captors' Identity
Anne Barnard / @abarnardnyt: Prodded by qu's from @ravisomaiya @cjchivers @karamshoumali NBC Alters Account of Reporter Engel's Kidnap in Syria http://www.nytimes.com/...
The New / @nytimes: NBC News alters account of Richard Engel's kidnapping in Syriahttp://www.nytimes.com/ ... http://twitter.com/...
Sharmine Narwani / @snarwani: Richard Engel says he made a mistake when he said he saw the “dead body” himself. Brian Williams all over again... http://www.nytimes.com/...
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times: Richard Engel reveals new details on his 2012 kidnapping in Syria
Zaab Sethna / @zaabsethna: Blame Shia first and ask questions later- “NBC News Alters Account of Correspondent's Kidnapping in Syria” http://www.nytimes.com/...
Ben Hubbard / @nytben: NBC News Alters Account of Correspondent's Kidnapping in Syria - http://www.nytimes.com/... @ravisomaiya @cjchivers @KaramShoumali
U.S. Dept. of Fear / @feardept: We preferred the BS version. > NBC News alters account of Richard Engel's kidnapping in Syriahttp://www.nytimes.com/ ... http://twitter.com/...
Erin Cunningham / @erinmcunningham: NBC knew Sunni rebels involved in Engel's Syria kidnapping but allowed him to say kidnappers were pro-Assad shabiha http://www.nytimes.com/...
@rickgladstone: More war/story revisionism from NBC:network alters account of Engel abduction @ravisomaiya @cjchivers @KaramShoumali http://nyti.ms/1J5eJOP
Catherine Garcia / The Week: New details emerge regarding Richard Engel's 2012 kidnapping in Syria
Liam Stack / @liamstack: NBC News Alters Account of Correspondent's Kidnapping in Syria http://nyti.ms/1EJpVS3 “The group that kidnapped us was Sunni, not Shia.”
Justin Raimondo / @justinraimondo: NBC knew Engels was held in a Sunni-controlled location, yet Engels went on the air blaming pro-Assad Shi'ites: http://www.nytimes.com/... Hmmmm
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: NYT publishes detailed piece — with nine reporters contributing — that prompted Engel to revisit kidnapping story: http://nyti.ms/1aY2Ij9
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: NYT: NBC execs learned Sunni criminal gang possibly at fault, but allowed Engel to blame Shia militia tied to Assad: http://www.nytimes.com/...
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Vanity Fair Updates Article by NBC Reporter Engel — Vanity Fair on Thursday updated the account it had published by the NBC News correspondent Richard Engel about his 2012 kidnapping in Syria, stating that he had misidentified his captors. — An Editor's Note posted to the top of the article …
Discussion: USA Today, @abarnardnyt and @snarwani
Anne Barnard / @abarnardnyt: Thorough, solid report from @cjchivers @ravisomaiya @karamshoumali @hwaida_saad @NYTBen etc RE NBC Engel Syria kidnap http://www.nytimes.com/...
Jacques Gallant / Toronto Star:
Jian Ghomeshi scandal report leads to CBC ‘severing ties’ with ex-head of radio, HR director — A damning independent report said management “condoned” inappropriate behaviour by disgraced former radio host Jian Ghomeshi — Former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi leaves a Toronto court after being charged …
Discussion: insidehalton.com, Global News, Globe and Mail, Guardian, Vulture, Global News, CBC News, CTVNews, Hollywood Reporter and Toronto Sun
Cassandra Szklarski / insidehalton.com: CBC admits to ‘lapses’ in Ghomeshi scandal
John Barber / Guardian: CBC apologises after report reveals Jian Ghomesi ‘consistently breached’ policies
Jessica Roy / Vulture: Latest News from Vulture
James Armstrong / Global News: CBC management condoned Jian Ghomeshi's behavior: report
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter: CBC Fires Radio, HR Heads as Jian Ghomeshi Sex Scandal Report Released
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
WikiLeaks launches easy search interface for 30K documents and emails from Sony Pictures hack — Sony Hack: WikiLeaks Publishes More Than 30,000 Documents — On Thursday, WikiLeaks published more than 30,000 documents and 170,000 emails from Sony Pictures, obtained from a hack …
Discussion: Capital New York, The Wrap, New York Times, Latest News & Headlines, Variety, CNNMoney, Re/code, Variety, Deadline, @mmasnick, @kashhill, Guardian, The Verge and Rolling Stone
Matt Donnelly / The Wrap: Sony Hack: WikiLeaks Publishes Over 170,000 Emails From Breach
Michael Cieply / New York Times: WikiLeaks Posts Sony Pictures Documents, Angering the Studio
Jose Pagliery / CNNMoney: Wikileaks publishes searchable database of hacked Sony emails
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code: WikiLeaks Publishes Archive of Documents Stolen in Sony Attack
Mike Masnick / @mmasnick: Sony: loves copyright, but emails around full @THREsq articles: https://wikileaks.org/... cc: @eriqgardner
Kashmir Hill / @kashhill: Sony Pictures emails being on Wikileaks is some new kind of tabloid magazine. There are so many celeb dramas a keyword search away.
Russell Brandom / The Verge: Wikileaks has published the complete Sony leaks in a searchable database
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Netflix Aims at TV, Not HBO, Says CEO Reed Hastings — We've heard a lot about the battle between HBO and Netflix in recent months, prompted by HBO's move to offer its own Netflix-like Web service. — But Netflix's boffo Q1 earnings yesterday gave CEO Reed Hastings a good chance …
Discussion: Reuters, Business Insider, PRNewser, CNET, CBS News, The A.V. Club, Reuters, TIME, Wired, Business Insider, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Quartz, New York Times, CNBC, Bloomberg Business, The Verge, USA Today, BuzzFeed, VentureBeat, TechCrunch and The Verge
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: NETFLIX CEO ON THE TV INDUSTRY: It had a great 50-year run, but it's over now
Patrick Coffee / PRNewser: STUDY: Americans Watch A LOT of Digital Video Every Day
Joan E. Solsman / CNET: Netflix signs up new members like crazy in record-breaking quarter
Lisa Richwine / Reuters: Netflix beats forecasts with 62 million streaming subscribers
Matt Vella / TIME: Why Investors Are So in Love With Netflix Right Now
Julia Greenberg / Wired: NETFLIX SAYS HBO ISN'T A THREAT (YEAH, RIGHT)
Myles Udland / Business Insider: Netflix shares are exploding higher and one analyst has a stunning new prediction for the stock
Yvonne Villarreal / Los Angeles Times: Netflix adds record number of subscribers as it expands overseas
Maria Armental / Wall Street Journal: Netflix Gains More Users Than Projected
John McDuling / Quartz: Netflix isn't afraid of HBO, Apple, or Popcorn Time
Karma Allen / CNBC: Netflix shares hit all-time high on subscriptions
Ben Popper / The Verge: Netflix tops 60 million subscribers as international growth continues to surge
Jefferson Graham / USA Today: Netflix adds nearly 5 million subscribers in quarter
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat: Netflix's Reed Hastings: HBO Now is a ‘great value’
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Netflix stock up over 10% after beating estimates for new subscribers: 2.3M in US, and 2.6M non-US; Q1 revenue of $1.57B
Jacob Silverman / The Baffler:
As long as ads pay for journalism, sites like BuzzFeed will grapple with mixing serious journalism and brand-friendly clickbait — BuzzFeed Among the Brands — BuzzFeed's hallowed halls. / Scott Beale, Laughing Squid — On the social web, all roads lead to brands, so let's start with a story of a #brand.
Discussion: Columbia Journalism Review, @lavrusik, @michellemanafy, @ciphergoth, @thebafflermag, @davebry9, @ryanchittum and New York Post
Damaris Colhoun / Columbia Journalism Review: BuzzFeed's censorship problem
Vadim Lavrusik / @lavrusik: Buzzfeed and the ongoing tension in journalism between content and advertising: http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Michelle Manafy / @michellemanafy: Balancing clickbait and journalism @BuzzFeed via @thebafflermag http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Paul Crowley / @ciphergoth: Nearly all criticism of Buzzfeed is wrong-headed. This seems not to be. http://www.thebaffler.com/...
The Baffler / @thebafflermag: “it's a step too far when Smith pretends that BuzzFeed doesn't bow at the altar of the brands.” @silvermanjacob http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Dave Bry / @davebry9: Here is the best thing I've read this week about buzzfeed http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Ryan Chittum / @ryanchittum: “The real bugbear for BuzzFeed isn't opinion, but opinion of a particular kind—namely, criticism.” http://www.thebaffler.com/...
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post: Buzzfeed resignation raises questions about its advertiser relationships
The Atlantic Online:
What BuzzFeed can learn from Time, USA Today, and MTV
What BuzzFeed can learn from Time, USA Today, and MTV
Discussion: @sarahfkessler, @johnmcquaid, @sushilaaron, @cdixon, @megangarber, @brianmanzullo, @yayitsrob, @id4ro, @rubinafillion, @ylichterman, @amandablair, @moorehn and FishbowlNY
Sarah Kessler / @sarahfkessler: “BuzzFeed is the most influential news organization in America today b/c the Internet is the most influential medium” http://www.theatlantic.com/...
John McQuaid / @johnmcquaid: Late to this, but this piece comparing the rise of BuzzFeed to those of Time, MTV, & USA Today is really insightful http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Sushil Aaron / @sushilaaron: BuzzFeed is disrupting industry the way Time, USA Today and MTV did in their time. Essay in @TheAtlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Chris Dixon / @cdixon: The Eternal Return of BuzzFeed http://www.theatlantic.com/... pic.twitter.com/xZEJyAUwwt
Megan Garber / @megangarber: Within in the Context of LOL Context: a super-instructive @AdrienneLaF and @yayitsrob exploration of Buzzfeed http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Brian J. Manzullo / @brianmanzullo: Pretty clear that if @BuzzFeed wants to continue dominating, it has to do what @Facebook does: Keep changing. http://theatln.tc/1CPTz22
Robinson Meyer / @yayitsrob: It's *scary* how well this description of 1920s magazine innovations fits news sites today: http://www.theatlantic.com/... pic.twitter.com/UDdBOsM0ei
Ishmael N. Daro / @id4ro: This is good: The Eternal Return of BuzzFeed http://www.theatlantic.com/... via @TheAtlantic
Rubina Madan Fillion / @rubinafillion: .@Buzzfeed gets 200 million monthly unique visitors. For context, the @NYTimes gets 28 million. http://theatln.tc/1yrqI91
Joseph Lichterman / @ylichterman: “Culturally, economically, even politically: BuzzFeed is so influential because it is still in ascendance.” http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Blair Hickman / @amandablair: “ BuzzFeed instead taps into...distinct groups like new parents, children of immigrants, or people named Ashley.” http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Heidi N Moore / @moorehn: This needs GIFs. http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: BuzzFeed vs. Time, USA Today and MTV
Lucia Osborne-Crowley / Women's Agenda:
Study of international news websites finds women make up 3% to 35% of online commenters — Why are women's voices missing in online news? — When it comes to engaging in discussion about the news online, women's voices are being excluded, according to new research from the University of Sydney.
Discussion: BuzzFeed and The University of Sydney
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Media ethicists say Tampa Bay Times should have alerted Secret Service to White House gyrocopter stunt — A Florida newspaper is along for the ride — and catches flak … If a reporter and his newspaper know in advance — months in advance, as it turns out — that a man intended to undertake …
Discussion: Tampa Bay Times, Poynter, CNN, Talking Points Memo, Inside Edition, Bloomberg Business, CNNMoney, Mediaite, New York Times, The Newspaper Guild, NPR, NBC News, Politico and Refinery29
Ben Montgomery / Tampa Bay Times: Ruskin mailman tries flying to Capitol in gyrocopter to deliver campaign reform message to Congress
Roy Peter Clark / Poynter: The Tampa Bay Times should have alerted authorities earlier
Alexandra Jaffe / CNN: Man taken into custody after landing single-person aircraft on Capitol grounds
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo: Gyrocopter Pilot Says He Told Obama He Was Coming
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Florida Reporter Who Profiled U.S. Capitol Gyrocopter Pilot Speaks Out to CNN
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR: Postman Carrying Letters For Congress Lands On Capitol Grounds In A Gyrocopter
NBC News: The U.S. Capitol Police have arrested a single occupant of a gyro copter that landed on the west lawn …
CBC lays off more than 200 employees, including videographers — The CBC is laying off more of its employees, the public broadcaster reports, adding to the growing list of layoffs earlier this year. — According to the Canadian Media Guild, 241 positions were eliminated.
Discussion: @21briwat, Globe and Mail, @strashincbc, @mdroletglobaltv, @davidcommon and @ndp_hq
Brian Wattz / @21briwat: The ultimate back door news dump, by a news agency: CBC announces huge layoffs simultaneous to releasing #Ghomeshi report. #journalism
Jamie Strashin / @strashincbc: Hearing more about layoffs at CBC Toronto. A lot of good people people being let go.
Mike Drolet / @mdroletglobaltv: CBC brass asked if Ghomeshi presser skedded to coincide with CBC layoffs. “this is the day it has to fall on” Lacroix
David Common / @davidcommon: Layoffs at CBC today. In the past year, 17% of the workforce has been eliminated: CMG
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY:
Layoffs Hit Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Magazine — While our sister publications The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard continue to experience digital growth, the titles are seeing a realignment of resources today. FishbowlNY has learned 10 people, including four editorial staffers …
Discussion: The Wrap and LA Observed
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Media notes: Sylvia Lopez leaving KCAL, layoffs at THR, more
John McDuling / Quartz:
Stock surge after strong subscriber growth pushes Netflix market cap above CBS Corp., but still far smaller than broadcast rivals owned by conglomerates — Netflix is now bigger than CBS — Netflix shares are soaring after another outstanding quarter. And as of right now …
Discussion: Media Wire Daily