Political journalism in a networked age: value of digital data and the era of transnational news network

Columbia Journalism Review :: The leak of the NSA documents provides much information about political journalism in a networked age. The most important patterns are these: Individual sources have improved leverage, transnational news networks are becoming both essential and normal, and digital data is undermining older patterns of journalistic reputation.

Read Clay Shirky, www.cjr.org

Uber launches print magazine in the US

Business Insider :: Uber, the $41 billion ride hailing company, is launching a quarterly print magazin.

Read Alyson Shontell, uk.businessinsider.com

How China uses j-visas to punish international media for critical coverage

CPJ :: An emailed report on results of the most recent survey (which can be viewed here) found the visa registration process was smoother than in previous years, but "Chinese authorities are continuing to abuse the press card and visa renewal process in a political manner."

Read Bob Dietz, cpj.org

Twitter has launched an embedding feature for Twitter-hosted videos

TechCrunch :: Twitter has launched an embedding feature for Twitter-hosted videos, letting you put any movies shot using its native video capture and publishing tool on your site, complete with an embed button on Twitter’s on website.

Read Darrell Etherington, techcrunch.com

Death is the only reliable news in Aleppo. It doesn't need to be confirmed by any source. People are the source

Al Akhbar :: Battles are raging in the Aleppo countryside, but the residents of the city itself have stopped following the news of the fighting.

Read Suhaib Anjarini, www.jadaliyya.com

An argument that BuzzFeed is “the most important news organization in the world”

Nieman Lab :: Analyst Ben Thompson has a good piece up providing the service he often does: examining a portion of the media landscape the way a Valley-tinged capitalist might, without any of the romance people brought up in the media business might bring. 

Read Joshua Benton, www.niemanlab.org

Andy Lack in Talks for Top NBC News Role

Broadcasting Cable :: Former NBC News president Andy Lack is in talks to return in a top role, potentially replacing Patricia Fili-Krushel.

Read Staff, Broadcasting Cable, www.broadcastingcable.com