Julie Keck

Julie Keck is a social media consultant and filmmaker based in Chicago. The bulk of her film work is created for tellofilms.com, a niche video site, for which Julie serves as the Chief Creative Officer. She has spoken about social media engagement, crowdfunding, and film at SXSW, the University of Notre Dame, Columbia College, DePaul, the Chicago Documentary Film Summit, the Chicago International Film Festival, and more. Julie is also the social media and newsletter editor for PBS MediaShift. You can find her on Twitter at @kingisafink.

by Julie Keck

1. When Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need public libraries? (Carlos Lozada / Washington Post) 2. The magic of ‘experiment land’ in legacy newsrooms (Katie Hawkins Gaar / Poynter) 3. How PopSugar went from zero to 14 mil. Facebook video views a month (Eric Blattberg / Digiday) 4. Cheaper […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Once Comcast’s deal shifted to a focus on broadband, its ambitions were sunk (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 2. The California law that could be used as a ‘tool’ by police to harass journalists (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 3. Yelp wins dismissal of lawsuit over quality of its reviews (Jonathan Stempel […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Freelancer safety coalition has nearly tripled in 2 months (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. Is there any such thing as a career in digital journalism? (Felix Salmon / Fusion) 3. Facebook hits 4 billion daily video views in Q1; mobile ad revenue grows 80% (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Twitter announces crackdown on abuse […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Arizona State and edX will offer an online freshman year, open to all (Charles Huckabee / Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. District extends wi-fi to students in public housing (Michelle R. Davis / Education Week) 3. If only a Pulitzer paid his salary: Rob Kuznia’s journalism rollercoaster (Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ‘Aaron’s Law’ is back to fix the ‘worst law in technology’ (Kevin Collier / Daily Dot) 2. Political fact-checking: Growing and influential, but partisanship is a factor (via American Press Institute) 3. Abramson ‘hasn’t let journalism’s reinvention or gender disparity clobber her optimism’ (Dan Reimold / College Media Matters) 4. The Washington Post offers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalists shouldn’t lose their rights in their move to private platforms (Adam Ragusea / Nieman Lab) 2. Twitter now allows anyone to send you a direct message, even if you don’t follow them (Napier Lopez / The Next Web) 3. Vice News to bow personal-finance show for millennials (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Publishers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Fictionary adds book-specific dictionaries to e-books (Thorin Klosowski / Lifehacker) 2. All’s fair in sex, love, war – and books: How e-books have changed publishing (Nick Rippington / Daily Express) 3. Nicholls tells Digital Minds: ‘Showrooming is like shoplifting’ (Lisa Campbell / The Bookseller) 4. Kindle Unlimited payout ties record low $1.33 in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BuzzFeed deleted posts under pressure from its own business department (J. K. Trotter / Gawker) 2. Fusion to turn its Snapchat channel into a network with five new shows (Tim Peterson / Advertising Age) 3. Academic research: ‘Huge growth’ in fact checking by the media (James Warren / Poynter) 4. Vice, CNN, NBC and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Nick Denton ‘intensely relaxed’ by Gawker’s union drive (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 2. Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed for 7 years for leaking state secrets (Philip Wen / Sydney Morning Herald) 3. Sony hack: WikiLeaks publishes more than 30,000 documents (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 4. Twitter executive: Here’s how we’re […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Blended learning research: The seven studies you need to know (Michelle Davis / Education Week) 2. Ivy League stiffs its female profs (Samantha Allen / The Daily Beast) 3. The big business of online education (D. Frank Smith / EdTech) 4. New research shows free online courses didn’t grow as expected (Anya Kamentz / […] more »