Tag: doj

by Julie Keck

1. U.S. Attorney General defends DOJ seizure of phone records (NYT) 2. Microsoft’s anti-Google campaign gets a boost…from Google (AllThingsD) 3. Under fire, the White House pushes to revive news media shield law (NYT) 4. Advertisers lure Vine whiz to create new 6-second ads (CNN) 5. Publisher threatens to sue blogger for $1 billion (The [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What journalists need to know about the Justice Department’s seizure of AP phone records (Poynter) 2. Media coalition letter of protest to Attorney General Eric Holder (Washington Post) 3. Apple tells of tough talks, not collusion, with publishers (Reuters) 4. Study suggests 6 in 10 predict demise of AM/FM radio within 5 years (Detroit [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

The Associated Press announced Monday that the Department of Justice had obtained two months of phone records from its journalists in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Hartford, Conn. The DOJ sent the AP a letter last week stating that it secretly spied on 20 phone lines, some of which were used by five reporters and [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Department of Justice: We don’t need warrants for email, Facebook chats (CNET) 2. Social + mobile = the “dynamite” combo ITV News needed Nieman) 3. Fox sees “healthy growth” of home video market thanks to digital downloads (PaidContent.org) 4. Hearst hires digital chief to oversee web brands (NYT) 5. LinkedIn launches magazine-style news channel [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. DOJ compares Apple, publishers to big oil in e-books settlement (PaidContent) 2. Barnes & Noble to launch Nook e-book reader in the UK this fall (Financial Times) 3. Big publishers, high prices dominate e-book bestsellers (Forbes) 4. Why this self-published [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Apple won’t settle in DOJ e-book case (PaidContent) 2. Barnes & Noble gets downgraded amid increased e-book competition (Reuters) 3. Some libraries try to buy e-books directly from smaller publishers (SF Chronicle) 4. Why the growth of digital books has [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. DOJ won’t back down on Apple, e-book publishers antitrust lawsuit (Washington Post) 2. Penguin to acquire self-publishing firm Author Solutions for $116M (WSJ) 3. Romance writer dominates self-published bestsellers list (GalleyCat) 4. An argument against e-book subscriptions (Huffington Post) 5. [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Survey: E-books outsold hardcover books in adult fiction in 2011, a first (Reuters) 2. What the DOJ e-books lawsuit could mean for young authors trying to get published (PaidContent) 3. Barnes & Noble launches cloud-based reading platform for the web [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Facebook fields tough questions on facial recognition in Senate hearing (VentureBeat) 2. Major news outlets fix stories that featured fake expert found on HARO (Poynter) 3. YouTube adds face-blurring tool to help anonymize people (Journalism.co.uk) 4. Will the DOJ e-books [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. DOJ has gotten more than 800 comments on the proposed e-books settlement (PaidContent) 2. TED sells its e-books through a new app, offers subscriptions (PaidContent) 3. LA-based startup Livrada teams up with Target to sell e-book gift cards (PaidContent) 4. [...] more »