MIFF website hack carried out by people outside Oz? Police are investigating attacks on the website of the Melbourne International Film Festival. Festival director Richard Moore believes the hacking of the site has been carried out by Chinese people outside Australia, who are angry the festival is screening a documentary about exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer. — ABC Online

No more audio ads News Digital Media has taken a decision to decline ads that play audio unexpectedly, the publisher’s chief commercial officer has revealed. Ed Smith told the Media Week programme on the Sky News Business Channel: “It’s quite humiliating in an open plan work environment to suddenly have sound start up. Australia is the only large digital market that allows advertisers to do that so we’ve made a network decision that we won’t run sound-on content.” —Mumbrella

Grow a backbone like Cronkite: In death, “the most trusted man in America” has been embalmed in that most comforting of American sweeteners — nostalgia — to the point where his finest, and most discomforting, achievements are being sanitized or forgotten….The real test is how a journalist responds when people in high places are doing low deeds out of camera view and getting away with it. Vietnam and Watergate, not Kennedy and Neil Armstrong, are what made Cronkite Cronkite. — Frank Rich, The New York Times

AP goes after its content Associated Press, says it is backing its threat to act against illegal use of its content online through a new system to track how its news stories, pictures and videos are used by websites and to enforce its terms of use.The Guardian

Twitter needs to explain itself Twitter is launching Twitter 101—a site designed to share “interesting findings, best practices, steps for getting started, and case studies,” according to the announcement on the Twitter blog. Twitter will also launch a new home page next week that will feature specific information about how Twitter works geared for new users… In an interview with AllThingsD, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone says, “We need to do a better job of explaining ourselves to people who hear about us and then have no idea what do to.”PaidContent

Trial locked up by LA judge A Los Angeles federal judge took the highly unusual step of closing a two-day trial this week in a case involving the 2005 prison killing of Jewish Defense League activist Earl Krugel. Constitutional scholars and press-freedom advocates deemed the broad secrecy accorded the trial by U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson perplexing — and a likely violation of the 1st Amendment. — The LA Times

Hey Hey it’s a comeback A decade after it was consigned to television’s dustbin, the iconic entertainment show Hey Hey It’s Saturday looks certain to return. The move by the embattled Nine Network will be seen by the TV industry as either an act of genius or one of desperation — digging into the archives to find future salvation. — The Age

White House blocks Tweets “For some reason,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, “Twitter is blocked on White House computers.” Gibbs made the admission on C-SPAN on Friday morning, saying that he does not personally tweet, either: “I have to say, I’m on camera enough that I think people have a decent sense of what I’m doing minus Twittering.” — Mediaite

What can journalism learn from I Can Has Cheezburger? There are probably many lessons, but one that stands out to me is a fundamental shift in the concept of reporting from “sourcing” toward “filtering.” As an outsider, someone who never has worked as a professional news reporter, it seems that in the pre-Internet era the primary constraint on a journalist was a lack of sources with quality information. That is, in order to know what was happening somewhere, you had to know someone there who could be a source. — Journalism 2.0