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Must Reads
by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. How the Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Became a Horror Movie (David Carr / New York Times) 2. Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin’s biggest critic (Michael Birnbaum / Washington Post) 3. Love local journalism whatever platform it lives on (David Higgerson) 4. Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum (Pew […] more »

Must Reads
by Sonia Paul

Here’s a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  JANUARY 2015 DEADLINES Pulitzer Prizes Columbia University The Pulitzer Prize awards achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. Deadline: January 25, […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. To prepare 21st-Century journalists, help students become experts (G. Pascal Zachary / Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Regents approve $7,500 supplementary fee for UC Berkeley journalism school (Jean Lee / Daily Californian) 3. On student data and private companies (Caitlin Emma / Politico) 4. Big school districts pressure publishers on digital-content delivery (Benjamin Herold […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Half of online Americans don’t know what a privacy policy is (Aaron Smith / Pew Research Center) 2. As new viewing options gain ground, live television viewership is slipping (Frank Pallotta / CNN Money) 3. Comments under news articles: Is it time to switch them off? (Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Comcast tells FCC […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Twitter tries to stem its abuse problem with new reporting tools (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. New York Public Library will rent Wi-Fi hotspots to people who need it most (Megan Geuss / Ars Technica) 3. The fight to get Google to pay for news continues in Europe (Catherine Stupp / Nieman Lab) 4. […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Murder case behind Serial podcast phenomenon heads to appeals court (Associated Press / Guardian US) 2. Finance media’s hottest club is Ello (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 3. Vice, Knight Foundation and CUNY create ‘innovators’ fund (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 4. To gain the upper hand, Amazon disrupts itself (David Streitfeld / […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Apple, DoJ spar ahead of December e-book appeal (Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly) 2. Indie authors and the question of Kindle Unlimited (Hellen Barbara / JaneFriedman.com) 3. To gain the upper hand, Amazon disrupts itself (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 4. Five digital publishing questions for Rick Chapman (Digital Book World) 5. Wait! […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. If tech companies wanted to end online harassment, they could do it tomorrow (Jessica Valenti / Guardian US) 2. When the forces of media disruption hit home (David Carr / New York Times) 3. Being connected is more of a good thing than it is a bad thing (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. The […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Did social media make the situation in Ferguson better or worse? (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. The gaming industry’s greatest adversary is just getting started (Sheelah Kolhatkar / Businessweek) 3. Why the New York Times hired Kinsey Wilson (Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab) 4. Tumblr rolls out mobile app install ads in the form […] more »


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