The Sound of Shutdown: ‘Daily’ staffers' musical farewell
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Presented without commentary on The Daily's last day of existence, a theatrical farewell set to the tune of "So Long, Farewell" from "The Sound of Music":
In other news...
Margaret Sullivan is skeptical of The New York Times' media-conference model. [NYT/Public Editor's Journal]
The Huffington Post is launching in Japan. [AllThingsD]
Slate is mulling a membership model. [Forbes/Mixed Media]
Village Voice/LA Weekly film critic Karina Longworth has resigned. [Vidiot Tumble]
Meet the NewsBeast Labs team. [Adweek]
"Morale is plunging" at Time Inc. [New York Post]
CNN may want Ann Curry, but NBC reportedly won't let her out of her contract. [Radar Online]
Fox News is celebrating 11 years at no. 1. [TV Newser]
Two Reuters cameraman were assaulted by Israeli soliders. [Reuters]
Quote of the day...
Public conferences like this one, where everything is live-streamed and on the record, actually constitute much more transparent journalism than the vast majority of what you read in the paper. Sullivan might not like the fact that if you want senior executive sources to talk to you, it generally helps to be reasonably polite and respectful. But at least at this kind of conference that kind of thing is out in the open, rather than being hidden in the back channels.
So-called news sites that post press releases are just an unpaid arm of the companies they cover. Yes, I said it.— Joe Flint (@JBFlint) December 14, 2012
@jeffbercovici Thank you for fixing the headline. I will try to ask more nicely next time.— Jacob Weisberg (@jacobwe) December 14, 2012
@jacobwe you're welcome. I hope you get your reporters' backs when someone comes at them like this.— Jeff Bercovici (@jeffbercovici) December 14, 2012
Anderson Cooper lies to his mom when reporting from war zones: