Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
E-book sales fell 10% in first five months of 2015, while print books and bookstores are showing resilience — The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead — Five years ago, the book world was seized by collective panic over the uncertain future of print.
Tricia Duryee / GeekWire: A new chapter for e-books?: Sales plunge 10% in the first five months of the year
Leah Becerra / Gizmodo: Print Is Back and It's Trouncing E-Book Sales
Ben Thompson / Stratechery: Disconfirming Ebooks
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Journalisming: Big publishers raised e-book prices 30-50% and @nytimes barely mentions it as cause of sales drop. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Emily / @emilyhughes: This shouldn't actually be surprising if you've spoken to anyone in the publishing industry recently, though. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Amanda McGowan / @amandaemcgowan: “The digital apocalypse never arrived, or at least not on schedule.” E-book sales flagging, print books resilient! http://www.nytimes.com/...
McNally Jackson / @mcnallyjackson: What's an “ebook”? http://www.nytimes.com/...
Amanda Katz / @katzish: Ebook sales down, print & indie bookstores up (ABA counts 300 new member stores in 5 years); future full of mystery http://www.nytimes.com/...
Mark Graham / @unclegrambo: It takes NYT nearly 1200 words to get to the heart of the ebook sales slip: Publishers forced prices upwards. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Megan Abbott / @meganeabbott: “Independent bookstores...are showing strong signs of resurgence.” E-Book Sales Slip, & Print Is Far From Dead http://www.nytimes.com/...
Pamela Paul / @pamelapaulnyt: Digital drops; print rises. I won't say I told you so. http://nyti.ms/1V9iOqe
Matt / @mattbuchanan: I almost suspect this story would be different if Amazon weren't so indifferent to the kindle reading experience http://www.nytimes.com/...
Egypt pardons Al Jazeera journalists Fahmy and Mohamed — Egypt's president has pardoned one of the three Al Jazeera TV journalists convicted of broadcasting false news. — Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian citizen, is included on a list of 100 prisoners given pardons by Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.
Discussion: Press Gazette, The Atlantic, Reuters, Canadian Press, BuzzFeed, Associated Press, International Business Times, Sky News, Reuters, Daily News Egypt, Coast Reporter, @ghoshworld, 9news.com.au, @osamasaeed, Sky News, Cairo Post, Al Jazeera America, ABC, The Independent, and breaking, TheCable, Poynter, Reuters, @bbcnews_ticker, TheAustralian, Yahoo! News, Telegraph, Mashable, Toronto Star, Business Insider Australia, Guardian, @sameralatrush, Middle East Eye, CBC News, BelfastTelegraph.co.uk, Egyptian Streets, Associated Press, Reuters, Arabian Business, Global News, NPR, @ase, Reuters, CityNews, Fox News, Montreal Gazette, CJAD 800 and PanARMENIAN.Net
PA Mediapoint / Press Gazette: Al Jazeera journalists pardoned by Egyptian president
Krishnadev Calamur / The Atlantic: An Al Jazeera Journalist Is Pardoned
Canadian Press: Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy released from prison after pardon by Egyptian president
Francis Whittaker / BuzzFeed: Al Jazeera Journalists Pardoned By Egyptian President
Brendan James / International Business Times: Egypt Pardons Al Jazeera Journalists Convicted Of ‘False News’
Mohamed Fahmy / Sky News: Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists Pardoned In Egypt
Asma Alsharif / Reuters: Egypt president pardons 100 prisoners, including Al Jazeera journalist: sources
Mahmoud Mostafa / Daily News Egypt: Presidential pardon for Al Jazeera journalists, activists
Osama Saeed / @osamasaeed: Unclear at the mo on who exactly is being released. #FreeAJStaff campaign will continue unless both Fahmy and Baher are out of jail.
The Independent: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pardons Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy along …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter: Egypt pardons imprisoned Al Jazeera journalists
Reuters: Egypt president Abdel Fatta al-Sisi ‘pardons 100 prisoners, including Canadian Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy’
@bbcnews_ticker: Second al-Jazeera journalist Baher Mohamed pardoned by Egypt's President Sisi, state TV says http://www.bbc.co.uk/...
Toronto Star: Mohamed Fahmy pardoned by Egypt, reports say Canadian journalist reported as one of 100 people …
Asma Alsharif / Business Insider Australia: Egypt president pardons 100 prisoners, including Al Jazeera journalist
Samer Al-Atrush / @sameralatrush: Official MENA news agency says three Al-Jazeera trial defendants pardoned among group of 100 including activists Yara Sallam and Sanaa Sef
Egyptian Streets: Egypt's President Sisi Pardons 100 Prisoners, Including Al Jazeera Journalists and Activists
Bill Chappell / NPR: Egyptian Leader Pardons Al Jazeera Journalists In Long-Running Case
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin / @ase: Sisi, opportunistically, pardons prisoners the day before arriving in NYC for #UNGA . #PR
Diana Pereira / CityNews: Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy released from prison
Andrew Peplowski / CJAD 800: Jailed Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has been pardoned in Egypt
Al Jazeera English:
Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed released from prison following Egyptian pardon — Al Jazeera journalists freed from Egypt prison — Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been released from prison following Eid al-Adha pardon. — Jailed Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy …
Discussion: Fusion, @ajenews and @benjaminnorton
Nidhi Prakash / Fusion: Al Jazeera journalists to be released from Egyptian prison with human rights advocates
@ajenews: “They were guilty of nothing except journalism.” http://www.aljazeera.com/... #FreeAJSTaff http://twitter.com/...
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BuzzFeed to cover more local news as it expands UK editorial team — Fourteen new staff to include regional reporters increasing competition with local newspapers — BuzzFeed will make its first foray into more localised news coverage by beefing up its UK editorial team …
Discussion: Nieman Lab, Politico, @jayrosen_nyu, Press Gazette and Digiday
Alex Spence / Politico: BuzzFeed steps up UK news expansion
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: These people sound hard to please. http://www.theguardian.com/... http://twitter.com/...
William Turvill / Press Gazette: Buzzfeed to expand UK editorial team by more than a quarter and take on regional reporters
Jessica Davies / Digiday: Inside BuzzFeed's plans to conquer Europe
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Buzzfeed, denied credentials for pope visit, calls it ‘retaliation’ for previous coverage — Buzzfeed has been blocked from covering the Pope's visit to the United States, Buzzfeed claims in a letter to officials in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. The letter, addressed to Don Clemmer …
Discussion: Forbes, @saschasegan, Poynter, @medinamora, Washington Post, Mediaite, @shani_o, @rob_stott, @joanne_stocker, @ortile, @davidfolkenflik, @katherinemiller and @steventdennis
Peter Himler / Forbes: Pope Francis: On The Media's ‘A’ List
@saschasegan: Did @Buzzfeed buy a lost Bible prototype found in a Vatican bar? http://www.politico.com/...
James Warren / Poynter: Brian Williams returns to action
@medinamora: You'd think that the ~new~ Catholic Church would ~kill~ for coverage from BuzzFeed but nah. http://www.politico.com/...
Shani . Hilton / @shani_o: Here's our full letter to the Washington Archdiocese re: denial of credentials story: http://www.politico.com/... pic.twitter.com/OUil92xLYE
Rob Stott / @rob_stott: BuzzFeed denied credentials for Pope's US visit, allegedly because of @jlfeder's coverage of church and LGBT issues http://www.politico.com/...
Joanne / @joanne_stocker: This is just mean. And I was really looking forward to @ellievhall's Pope coverage. http://www.politico.com/...
Matt Ortile / @ortile: when editors and bureau chiefs come through for their writers and reporters s/o @dcbigjohn http://www.politico.com/...
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik: RT @MichaelOreskes: Buzzfeed, denied credentials for pope visit, calls it ‘retaliation’ for previous coverage http://www.politico.com/...
Katherine Miller / @katherinemiller: We were told our credentials for Pope Francis events had been denied at the request of the Washington Archdiocese. http://politi.co/1KzhckP
The Atavist Magazine abandons native apps to focus on web, saying apps have poor discovery, slow approval, tech limitations, smaller readership — Goodbye, Native Mobile Apps — When we concocted the ideas that would become Atavist and The Atavist Magazine, in 2010 …
Jason Burke / Guardian:
Militant Bangladeshi group publishes global hit list of bloggers, activists, and writers: 9 in UK, 7 in Germany, 2 in US, 1 in Canada, 1 in Sweden — Militant group publishes hit list of bloggers, activists and writers — An Islamic militant group in Bangladesh has issued a hit list of secular bloggers …
Tom Porter / International Business Times: Nine UK bloggers on Bangladeshi militant group's new hit list
Aditya Tejas / International Business Times: Islamic Militant Group Ansarullah Bangla Team Publishes Hit List Of Secular Bloggers
Sarah Haider / @sarahthehaider: They put us on hit-lists and demand our heads, but we are the ones accused of inciting hate. http://www.theguardian.com/...
Harry Farley / Christian News on Christian Today: Bangladeshi atheist ‘kill list’ includes nine UK bloggers
Matthew Farwell / Maxim:
Sources: Serial podcast to cover Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier who mysteriously disappeared from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 — Exclusive: Serial Podcast Eyes Bowe Bergdahl for Upcoming Season — Soldiers who served with the ex-POW in Afghanistan tell Maxim they have been interviewed by Serial host Sarah Koenig.
Discussion: /Film, Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Deadline, New York Magazine, Guardian, UPROXX, Quartz, Fusion, Jezebel, Rolling Stone, The Week, Gizmodo, @elliosch, Refinery29, @mrbradchase, The Verge, Digital Spy, @petersterne, @kadhimshubber, Mediaite and @rabiasquared
Mike Fleming / Deadline: ‘Serial: This American Life’ Podcast Tackles Bowe Bergdahl Case With Mark Boal's Page One
Margaret Hartmann / New York Magazine: Report: Upcoming Season of ‘Serial’ Will Focus on Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl
Michelle Dean / Guardian: Serial tackles Bowe Bergdahl: our expert panel gives its verdict
Jamie Frevele / UPROXX: ‘Serial’ Is Going More High-Profile Next Season By Covering The Bowe Bergdahl Case
Svati Kirsten Narula / Quartz: An upcoming season of “Serial” will reportedly be about US army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl
Michael Rosen / Fusion: Serial's alleged subject for next season: Bowe Bergdahl
Becca Stanek / The Week: Next time on Serial: Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who disappeared from his post in Afghanistan?
Kaila Hale-Stern / Gizmodo: The Second Season of Serial Will Be About Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
Elliott Schwartz / @elliosch: Great quote from member of unit Bergdahl deserted on Serial possibly doing next season on him http://www.maxim.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Erin Donnelly / Refinery29: Is This Major Serial Spoiler Going To Ruin Everything?
Brad Chase / @mrbradchase: Serial, Mark Boal, Page One and the Maxim writer = opportunists http://www.mediaite.com/... #bergdahl
Harry Fletcher / Digital Spy: Serial season two could focus on the case of Bowe Bergdahl, US soldier captured by the Taliban
Peter Sterne / @petersterne: Wow, the Serial producers are such jerks to other reporters. http://www.maxim.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Kadhim / @kadhimshubber: Journalists, particularly those working on Serial, don't get to ask other people not to pry http://www.maxim.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite: Serial Will Reportedly Dig into Bowe Bergdahl Story
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Forbes blocks small number of ads from one advertiser that served malware from September 8-15 — Forbes Shuts Down Ads Serving Malware — A small number of ads on Forbes.com were serving malware this month. — This publication was informed by security company FireEye on 17 September about the malvertising issue.
Discussion: FireEye, CSO, Inquirer, SecurityWeek, ITProPortal, Graham Cluley and Talking Biz News
Steve Ragan / CSO: FireEye: Forbes.com served malicious ads to visitors
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Forbes falls victim to malvertising attack
Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek: Forbes Hit by Malvertising Campaign: FireEye
Sead Fadilpaši / ITProPortal: Forbes shuts down malware spreading ads
Graham Cluley: Forbes gives you another reason to run an ad blocker - by serving up malvertising for a week
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Al-Jazeera to cut 800-1,000 jobs worldwide as oil prices fall; Al-Jazeera America expected to be protected — Al-Jazeera expected to cut hundreds of jobs — Surprise move could mark a reduction in state commitment to Qatari-owned media group amid falling oil prices
Discussion: @bazzinyu, @jamesrbuk, @liamstack, @sultanalqassemi and mUmBRELLA
Mohamad Bazzi / @bazzinyu: Egyptian outlet gloats over reports that Al-Jazeera plans to cut hundreds of jobs worldwide. http://www.theguardian.com/... http://twitter.com/...
James Ball / @jamesrbuk: If US operation isn't high on the at-risk list, I'd be surprised. Shame, as they've been an interesting new voice. https://twitter.com/...
Liam Stack / @liamstack: Al-Jazeera expected to cut hundreds of jobs. 25% of the workforce could be shown the door. http://www.theguardian.com/...
@sultanalqassemi: AJAM not affected (ironically) — Al-Jazeera expected to cut hundreds of jobs http://www.theguardian.com/... by @JaneMartinson via CS
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
ITV launches new TV streaming service to take on iPlayer and Channel 4 — ITV Hub will replace ITV Player TV and ITV.com and be home for live streaming and on-demand services — ITV is to scrap the ITV Player TV service and ITV.com and launch a new online hub that will be the home …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
“Happy Birthday” Ruled To Be In the Public Domain — A judge grants summary judgment to a filmmaker challenging Warner Chappel's copyright to a song more than a century old. — The world's most popular English language song is now free from copyright after a federal judge ruled on Tuesday …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, Variety, New York Times, Business Insider, EW.com, NPR, Guardian, WHIO, Reuters, The A.V. Club, Reuters, Sky News, Quartz, Washington Post, New York Post, Al Jazeera America, USA Today, @popehat, Consequence of Sound, CNNMoney, Ars Technica, Associated Press, Boing Boing, hypebot, @harrymccracken and @eriqgardner
Christine Mai-Duc / Los Angeles Times: Copyright on the ‘Happy Birthday’ song is not valid, judge rules
Ted Johnson / Variety: Judge Nixes Copyright Claim on ‘Happy Birthday’ Lyrics
Ben Sisario / New York Times: ‘Happy Birthday’ Copyright Invalidated by Judge
Jason Guerrasio / Business Insider: A filmmaker who was charged $1,500 for using the ‘Happy Birthday’ …
Emily Blake / EW.com: ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU’ COPYRIGHT IS RULED INVALID
Marie Andrusewicz / NPR: Happy Birthday To Us All — Judge Rules Tune Is Public Domain
Steven Sparkman / WHIO: Movies can finally stop using weird ‘Happy Birthday’ ripoffs
William Hughes / The A.V. Club: “Happy Birthday” is now in the public domain
Warner Bros / Reuters: US judge rules ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright invalid
Heather Timmons / Quartz: The song “Happy Birthday” now belongs to everyone, a US federal judge has ruled
Michael E. Miller / Washington Post: ‘Happy birthday’ to all of us: Judge gives world a gift, says song belongs to everyone
Melanie Eversley / USA Today: Judge: ‘Happy Birthday To You’ in public domain
@popehat: Extent of The Mouse's corruption of copyright: We're arguing over things written before Franz Ferdinand was shot. pic.twitter.com/34iMh3IvVm
Alex Young / Consequence of Sound: “Happy Birthday” copyright ruled invalid, song falls into public domain
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney: ‘Happy Birthday’ song claim thrown out by judge
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: “Hello, I'd like to add you to my professional network on Linkedin” is the new “Christ, what an a**hole”
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: 4 Ways Musicians Can Make Money With Happy Birthday Now That It's In The Public Domain
Harry McCracken / @harrymccracken: Gonna be such a thrill for me to sing “Happy Birthday” without having to pay anything. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ ... http://twitter.com/...
Robert Cookson / Financial Times:
Study finds that Google charges for YouTube ads when fraud-detection systems identify viewer as a robot — Google charges for YouTube ads even when viewed by robots — Google has been charging marketers for advertisements it places on YouTube even when the video platform's fraud-detection systems identify …
Discussion: MediaPost and Business Insider
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: Google Charges Video Views Even When Identified As A Robot, Study Finds
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Los Angeles Times memo fails to ease layoff fears — If the editor of The Los Angeles Times was hoping to temper his staff's fears about impending layoffs, the memo he sent on Tuesday didn't do the trick. — “We need to accelerate our evolution,” Davan Maharaj wrote — a promising message …
Discussion: LA Observed, @mathewi, CNN, Los Angeles Business …, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Business … and Poynter
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: By the ousted publisher of the LA Times: “Does local journalism have a future?” @CNN http://www.cnn.com/...
Austin Beutner / CNN: Does local journalism have a future?
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times: Tribune Publishing Lowers Its Profit Expectations
Andrea Chang / Los Angeles Times: Tribune Publishing CEO discusses leadership change at the L.A. Times