Julie Keck

Julie Keck is a social media and crowdfunding consultant based in Chicago. She has run and consulted on crowdfunding campaigns that have raised more than $300k over the past 4 years, mostly for independent films and webseries. She has spoken about crowdfunding and social media at SXSW, the University of Notre Dame, Columbia College, the Chicago Documentary Film Summit, the Chicago International Film Festival, and more. Julie is also a filmmaker, as well as the social media and newsletter editor for PBS MediaShift. You can find her on Twitter at @kingisafink.

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter to suspend accounts of anyone tweeting graphic images of journalist’s alleged execution (Siraj Datoo / BuzzFeed) 2. How Reddit created the world’s largest dialogue between scientists and the general public (Simon Owens) 3. Al Jazeera America’s problem: It’s a cable operation built for a pre-digital age (Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 1,000 European authors sign open letter to Amazon over e-books (Carolyn Kellogg / LA Times) 2. Inkshares looks to marry the old with the new (Clare Swanson / Publishers Weekly) 3. Blurb branches out to low-cost trade books, e-books and mass distribution via Ingram (Jackie Dove / The Next Web) 4. 10 truths about [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How St. Louis’ alt-weekly is covering the chaos in Ferguson (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. The newest important person in newsrooms: audience-development czars (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 3. Simple.tv now lets you share your DVR recordings with your cord-cutting friends (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 4. How Deca is taking a collaborative approach to longform [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. View of #Ferguson thrust Michael Brown shooting to national attention (David Carr / The New York Times) 2. In exposing followers, Medium fails readers (Selena Larson / ReadWrite) 3. The problem with the police’s plea to ‘Tweet Smart’ (Monica Guzman / GeekWire) 4. Reddit, Imgur and Twitch team up as ‘Derp’ for social data [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Peretti: Deleted BuzzFeed posts were created before company chose to become journalistic (Will Oremus / Slate) 2. How social media freed reporters Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly from Ferguson police (Brian Fung / The Washington Post) 3. Racist content forces Thought Catalog to put barriers between contributors and Twitter (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Storyful funds project to define best practice for eyewitness media (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 2. Twitter vows to improve policies after Robin Williams’ daughter is bullied (Hayley Tsukayama / The Washington Post) 3. Facebook has been the key to Mother Jones’ growing popularity online (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. iHeartRadio hearts video too, [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What a Peruvian school designed by IDEO looks like (Christina Quattrocchi / EdSurge) 2. Can universities use data to fix what ails the lecture? (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. A call for an end to apologies about MOOC dropouts (Jeffrey Pomerantz / Inside Higher Ed) 4. Dorm wi-fi a selling [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. As data overflows online, researchers grapple with ethics (Vindu Goel / New York Times) 2. Gawker blocks all images to protect staff from abuse. Now what about everyone else? (Paul Carr / PandoDaily) 3. Is Twitter the worst place or the best after someone famous dies? (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. Over 4,000 BuzzFeed [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon: E-book prices are ‘unjustifiably high’ (Jacob Shamsian / Entertainment Weekly) 2. 4 things I learned from writing on an emerging mobile story platform (Kathryn Stanley / JaneFriedman.com) 3. Why self-published authors are in the Amazon-Hachette fight (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 4. Scribd debuts new browsing platform (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. #IfTheyGunnedMeDown and what hashtag activism does right (James Poniewozik / TIME) 2. Media and entertainment CFOs shift their primary focus from cost-cutting to growth (Ernst & Young) 3. Don’t compare BuzzFeed’s valuation to newspapers’; compare it to agencies, reaching young mobile, social audiences (Felix Salmon / Medium) 4. “I liked everything I saw on [...] more »