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by Julie Keck

1. That’s not #funny: Higher ed’s least clever Twitter accounts (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Colleges expand into mobile content management (Steve Zurier / EdTech Magazine) 3. Intermediate level projects with Scratch: Random shapes on demand (Dylan Ryder / Edutopia) 4. A snapshot of kids’ language and literacy apps (Anna Ly [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. What colleges can learn from journalism schools (Libby Nelson / Vox) 2. Stanford scholars flex know-how at learning, design, and technology expo (Leonard Medlock / EdSurge) 3. Will free online courses ever replace a college education? (Benjamin Winterhalter / The Atlantic) 4. What will the future of education look like? (Krystal D’Costa / Scientific [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Google and Barnes & Noble unite to take on Amazon (Alexandra Alter / The New York Times) 2. Netflix now has more subscription revenue than HBO (Zachary M. Seward / Quartz) 3. Dish’s Charlie Ergen: In the future, most TV viewing won’t happen on TV (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 4. Crowdfunding bid to acquire [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

What makes an e-book successful? In a lot of ways, it’s the same stuff that makes print books successful: great writing and storytelling; attractive packaging; and smart and timely marketing. Current events and events in other media can also have an impact, most notably movie tie-ins. But for e-books, unlike print books, a movie release [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Digital media veteran Greg Coleman jumps from Criteo to BuzzFeed president (Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal) 2. Dish loses fewer subs, boosts financials in second quarter (Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter) 3. One year in: 10 ways The Washington Post has changed under Jeff Bezos (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 4. New York [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How the smartphone ushered in a golden age of journalism (Frank Rose / Wired) 2. Legendary buys Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry (Marc Graser / Variety) 3. With an eye on digital, Chegg finds partner to handle its textbooks (Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times) 4. Ousted CEO of Maker Studios [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. What Apple might do next when it comes to e-books (Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes) 2. 84% of publishers plan to make e-books in 2014 (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Report: Libraries struggling with e-books (Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly) 4. What Amazon’s e-book numbers are and aren’t telling you (Carolyn Kellogg / LA [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How Snapchat is selling itself to marketers (Matt Van Hoven / Digiday) 2. Court rules Freedom of Information requests can specify file format (Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Big Canadian media companies start strategizing in more sustainable ways (Craig Silverman) 4. VID: John Oliver’s take on the blurred lines between advertising and news (Catherine [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. The incredible rising internet bill (Zachary M. Seward / Quartz) 2. Condé Nast digital director on avoiding a race to the bottom in online ads (Jasper Jackson / The Media Briefing) 3. Facebook’s Internet.org unveils free, limited web access (David Meyer / GigaOm) 4. Amazon won’t kill the indie bookstore (Bill Morris / The [...] more »


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