Media Briefing for Friday, July 10, 2009

July 10th, 2009

Cyberattacks on government and commercial Websites in the U.S. and South Korea continue. (New York Times)

Seven South Korean Web sites were attacked. (Associated Press)

Experts are working to untangle the cyberattacks. (Associated Press)

In the cyberattacks, possible U.S. responses are limited. (Associated Press)

How a denial-of-service attack works. (Associated Press)

Facebook members can now broadcast live streaming video. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Average salaries for television and radio newspersons are down from the previous year. (All Access) (scroll down)

PBS and C-SPAN are providing full coverage of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Soria Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Broadcasting & Cable) (New York Observer)

New York state attorney general Andrew Cuomo has sued, alleging that Tagged, a social networking site, been deceptively trying to get users to sign up by tapping into the address books of their friends. (New York Times) (Associated Press)

Google is threatening to displace Microsoft Windows on consumer PCs. But new software tools also make the operating system far less important to big data centers and software developers. (New York Times)

Google’s CEO says Google’s new operation system changes the game. (Associated Press)

Sprint Nextel continues to lose cellular telephone customers. Now, Sprint Nextel announced that it would transfer operation of its networks to Ericsson in order to cut spending and stem continued declines in subscribers to its cellphone services. (New York Times)

The use of a term for oral sex performed on a man was the headline in the Washington City Paper involving a story about Mayor Marion Barry, and the use of the language has set off a firestorm. (Washington Post)

Widespread staff cuts may be in the offing at the news department of Washington NBC station WARC channel 4. (Washington Post)

A new report says the ad collapse in television, radio and magazines isn’t a passing dip, but a permanent drop. (Forbes)

A publishing group wants to change the copyright law to help newspapers. (Daily Finance)

Rupert Murdoch won’t buy Twitter and won’t sell MySpace. (Reuters)

YouTube is now looking to master long-form content. Currently most videos are limited to 10 minutes on YouTube. (Broadcasting & Cable)

In California, some TV stations, including Los Angeles’ KTLA channel 5 and KABC-TV channel 7, are declining to show ads supporting a bill in the state legislature to legalize marijuana. (Los Angeles Times)

Venezuela is stepping up control of television and radio. (Reuters)

Venezuela has announced new rules governing cable TV, while revoking the licenses of more than 200 radio stations. (Associated Press)

The two U.S. journalists from Al Gore’s Current TV convicted in North Korea of spying, are being held in a guest hosue for now. (Associated Press)

The two Current TV journalsits being held in North Korea are asking for a pardon. (Associated Press)

A vigil was held at San Francisco City Hall in support of the two Current TV journalists being held in North Korea. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Annapolis MD-based The Sailing Channel gets its “Sailing Channel Theater” program picked up by NYC area PBS station WLIW21. The half-hour series features “classic and critically-acclaimed films that capture the magic and adventure of sailing.” Episodes stream online at (DCRTV)

The International Olympic Committee chastised U.S. Olympic officials for “unilaterally” launching their own television network, warning the project could jeopardize relations with Olympic broadcaster NBC. The IOC accused the U.S. Olympic Committee of acting hastily by announcing plans Wednesday for the “U.S. Olympic Network,” which is scheduled to go on air next year after the Vancouver Winter Games with Comcast as broadcast partner. (Associated Press)

The tricks of the trade of Britain’s rambunctious tabloid press came under scrutiny, after a newspaper reported that a tabloid owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch had illegally hacked into the mobile phones of hundreds of celebrities and politicians. (Associated Press)

The Los Angeles Police Deaprtment’s interactive crime map is full of errors, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis. (Los Angeles Times) (Associated Press)

A replica Statue of Liberty stolen from a New York City coffee shop has apparently turned up in a video that shows it blindfolded, beheaded and smashed to pieces. (Associated Press)

The New York Times has found some of the photographs in this Sunday’s magazine were manipulated digitally. (New York Times)

The city of Los Angeles has set up a Web site for Michael Jackson donations. (Associated Press)

Hewlett Packard has introduced a printer that connects to the Web. (San Francisco Chronicle)

TiVo strikes a deal with Best Buy. (San Jose Mercury News)

Top media executives wonder how Twitter will make money. (Associated Press)

Microsoft appoints a new head of Windows. (Seattle Times)

In Seattle, a Web site focused on investigative journalism has been launched. (Seattle Times)