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Mediatwits
by Mark Glaser

Vox.com launched this week, the much talked-about explanatory news site headed up by former Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein. There’s been a lot of anticipation around Vox.com’s launch, and to many it seems like Vox is lodestar for a new kind of journalism that’s largely influenced by a singular editorial vision. We’ve seen other journalists [...] more »

Culture
by Tanya Schevitz

Our family scene at Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack last week is the perfect illustration of the study by the Pew Research Center on “Couples, the Internet and Social Media” that is being released this week. I left my phone at home for our dinner out and as we sat waiting for our food to come, my [...] more »

Mediatwits
by Claire Groden

For Facebook’s tenth birthday, the social platform gave itself a new app: Paper. The app — not to be confused with a disgruntled app of the same name — promises a revolution in the way that users interact with content. While the current Facebook newsfeed features a melange of status updates, baby pictures, shared news [...] more »

Business
by James Breiner

Note: This is the first in an ongoing series on MediaShift about the rise of personal brand journalism. Look for more stories coming over the next few weeks. The balance of power in media continues to shift away from the major news outlets toward the journalists who work for them. Ezra Klein’s departure from the [...] more »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week’s RJI Futures Lab examines technologies for combining video footage from multiple smartphones, for finding and managing content from social media, and for pushing notifications to readers on desktop and laptop computers.  PART 1: Multi-camera mobile video with Vyclone Vyclone is a mobile app that allows users to easily combine video [...] more »

Mediatwits
by Claire Groden

This week, the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein joined a growing group of big-name journalists leaving traditional news outlets for ones that promise to be at the edge of digital innovation. Ezra Klein is bound for his own venture within the digitally native Vox Media, while the New York Times’ David Pogue and ABC’s Katie Couric [...] more »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week’s RJI Futures Lab looks into how the startup accelerator Matter nurtures media innovation, and we hear how software giant Adobe is approaching the mobile platform. PART 1: Growing media startups at Matter Since its launch in 2012, the startup accelerator Matter has helped more than a dozen teams of [...] more »

Mediatwits
by Claire Groden

Last week, ESPN’s Grantland published a story by Caleb Hannan called “Dr. V’s Magical Putter,” a piece that on its face looked into the ambitious claims of Essay Anne Vanderbilt (a.k.a. Dr. V), the inventor of a golf putter called Yar. The article ended up being less about a putter and more about the inventor [...] more »

Free Speech
by Josh Stearns

The following is an opinion piece from correspondent Josh Stearns. A version of this post also appeared on FreePress.net. Tuesday’s court decision, which struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order and threatened the future of Net Neutrality, has huge implications for the future of journalism and press freedom. According to the Pew Research [...] more »


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