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. This is how you sell books in the digital age (Carey Dunne / Fast Company) 2. Are indie authors to blame for lack of meaningful e-book data? (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Why reading on a screen is bad for critical thinking (Naomi S. Baron / Huffington Post) 4. The problem with fixed […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Here’s how 6 news orgs are thinking about Snapchat (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. Twitter Oscar numbers drop, but TV ratings sink much lower (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Buzzfeed unveils its next step for growth in San Francisco (Ruth Reader / Venture Beat) 4. Is Twitter going to beat Linkedin at becoming […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Egypt jails activist-blogger for five years (via BBC News) 2. Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar (Andrew Pulver / Guardian) 3. Ken Silverstein reportedly quits First Look, blaming “management’s incompetence” (Paul Carr / Pando Daily) 4. Feminist writers are so besieged by online abuse that some have begun to retire (Michelle Goldberg / Washington […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Local newspapers are hoping online radio can be a growth area (Joseph Lichterman / Neiman Lab) 2. Upworthy says native advertising is working better than expected (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. The Times Company announces board nominees with web credentials (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 4. James Hamblin: A fresh perspective for health […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Gender gaps in journalism classes and newsrooms concern students (Antara Sinha /  USA Today) 2. Uncovering security flaws in digital education products for schoolchildren (Natasha Singer / New York Times) 3. Digital ‘slavery simulation’ game for schools draws ire, praise (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) – Subscription 4. Digital skills crisis looming in UK, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Letting your kids play in the social media sandbox (Nick Bilton / New York Times) 2. White House names DJ Patil as the first US Chief Data Scientist (Jessi Hempel / Wired) 3. What user-created content for virtual reality will look like (Signe Brewster / Gigaom) 4. YouTube content chief says growth accelerating despite […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NYT Magazine kicks off redesign with new ethics podcast (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. How Google determined our right to be forgotten (Julia Powles & Enrique Chaparro / Guardian) 3. Debating the rules and ethics of digital photojournalism (via New York Times) 4. How Mic turned Tumblr into a big traffic driver (John McDermott […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon Prime is one of the most bizarre good business ideas ever (Marcus Wohlsen / Wired) 2. A boost for enhanced e-books (Clare Swanson / Publishers Weekly) 3. The success of the “American Sniper” enhanced edition e-book is a one-off (Nate Hoffelder  / Ink, Bits & Pixels) 4. DIY: Book awards for self-published authors […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New rules governing drone journalism are on the way, and there’s reason to be optimistic (Matt Waite / Nieman Lab) 2. How a local news site busted open Chicago’s biggest sports story this year (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 3. Jose Antonio Vargas partners with Los Angeles Times (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 4. Newsrooms […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. David Carr, Times critic and champion of media, dies at 58 (Bruce Weber & Ashley Southall / New York Times) 2. Obama to sign executive order on sharing cybersecurity threat information (Katie Zezima / Washington Post) 3. Mic fires news director after plagiarism investigation (Jeremy Barr & Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 4. […] more »