Tag: al jazeera

by Julie Keck

1. Exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at AJ+, Al Jazeera’s upcoming online news network (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 2. Twitter introduces “TV conversation targeting,” TV advertising without TV viewing (Cotton Delo / AdAge) 3. Spotify now valued at more than $4 billion (John D. Stoll, Evelyn Rusli & Sven Grundberg / Wall Street Journal) 4. The newsonomics [...] more »

by Geoffrey King

The German magazine Der Spiegel reported recently that the U.S. National Security Agency hacked into the internal communication system of Al Jazeera. If the report is accurate, the targeted hacking of a news organization represents an assault on press freedom qualitatively different from — and in many ways more disquieting than — the perils posed [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Irish newspapers aim to charge sites that link to their stories, starting at €300 per year for one link (TheJournal.ie) 2. Why Tumblr and BuzzFeed are on a collision course in 2013 (paidContent) 3. Study: actually only about 20,000 Twitter users in [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Twitter takes a stand against warrant-less request for protester’s data (Forbes) 2. People turn to mobile for “just-in-time” information, Pew finds (Pew) 3. Al Jazeera English to close bureau in China after government refuses to renew press credential (TVNewser) 4. [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Cable news used to be so simple. There was CNN and not much else. But as CNN proved the case that people did have an appetite for TV news around the clock, more stations popped up on the cable dial, including CNN Headline News and the more opinionated Fox News and MSNBC. You’d think that [...] more »

by Julie Posetti

Journalists need to shift their mindset to talking with — instead of at — the “people formerly known as the audience.” That was a take-home message from the recent BBC Social Media Summit in London. It’s a notion others (including me) have written about in academic research regarding media representation of minorities. But it was [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Steve Outing Welcome to the first episode of “The Mediatwits,” the revamped, longer form weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali, who is working on a stealth startup. This week’s first beta show was mainly about the new metered pay wall coming to NYTimes.com and [...] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

Even though they’re far away from the center of the action in Cairo, Chinese web users felt the impact of the current demonstrations and political change afoot in Egypt. Chinese users searching for “Egypt” on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, came up empty, and 467 sites were reported inaccessible after a call for a [...] more »

by Sokari Ekine

Bloggers have always been timely in their response to local, regional and international crises and Kenyan bloggers were no different when violence broke out following the December 2007 elections. Within nine days Ushahidi, “a platform that crowdsources crisis information,” was born. Ushahidi But that open source platform is now being “localized” to cover conflicts in [...] more »