Views of the News: Business Decisions Edition

Jan 16, 2013

Oprah & Lance

Reuters: "Oprah, OWN Get Ad Premium For Lance Armstrong Interview"

Jack Mirkinson, The Huffington Post: "Oprah to CBS: Lance Armstrong Interview 'Biggest I've Ever Done'"

Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell, TheWall Street Journal: "Behind Lance Armstrong's Decision to Talk"


Joshua Topolsky, The Verge: "Exclusive: CBS forced CNET staff to recast vote after Hopper won 'Best in Show' at CES"

Lindsey Turrentine, CNET: "The 2013 Best of CES Awards: CNET's story"

Tim Carmody, The Verge: "CBS says it won't interfere with 'actual news,' just reviews"

Art Brodsky, The Huffington Post: "Crisis Communications Advice for CBS: Fix Your CNET Mess.  Now."

The Atlantic & Scientology

Brian Stelter and Christine Haughney, The New York Times: "The Atlantic Apologizes for Scientology Ad"

Taylor Berman, "The Atlantic Is Now Publishing Bizarre, Blatant Scientology Propoganda as 'Sponsored Content'"

Rob Beschiizza, "Dread Cthulhu Leads His Cult to Milestone Year"

The Onion: "SPONSORED: The Taliban Is A Vibrant And Thriving Political Movement"

Taking Photos from Social Media

Erin Geiger Smith, Reuters: "News outlets improperly used photos posted to Twitter: judge"

Joe Mullin, Ars Technica: "News flash for the media: you can't sell photos grabbed from Twitter"

Environment Desk Goes Dark

Katherine Bagley, Inside Climate News: "New York Times Dismantles Its Environment Desk"

Andrew C. Revkin, Dot Earth Blog, The New York Times: "The Changing Newsroom Environment"

Christopher Zara, International Business Times: "Remember Newspaper Science Sections?  They're Almost All Gone"

Jon Stewart vs. CNN

The Business of Guns and Media

Dylan Byers, Politico: "CNN President Jeff Zucker backs Piers Morgan's gun control campaign"

Andrew Beaujon, "N.Y.'s tough new gun law also prohibits disclosure of gun owners' names"

David Carr, The New York Times: "Guns, Maps and Data That Disturb"

Gary Miles, News Inscriptions blog: "The Dangers of Private Gun Records"

Media Matters for America: "NBC Sports Is Sponsoring Nation's Largest Gun Trade Show"