Tag: algorithms

by Julie Keck

1. The New Yorker alters its online strategy (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Dean Baquet’s first digital initiative: Adding editors (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 3. Amazon angles to attract Hachette’s authors to its side (David Streitfeld / New York Times’ Binary Bits) 4. Singapore passes Pirate Bay-blocking anti-piracy law (Torrent Freak) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Social media companies and publishers consciously uncouple products in quest for mobile users (Steve Rubel / AdAge) 2. Twitter’s selective censorship of tweets may be the best option, but it’s still censorship (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. How algorithms decide the news you see (Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Why Condé Nast [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital life in 2025 (Janna Anderson & Lee Rainie / Pew Research Internet Project) 2. What you think you know about the web is wrong (Tony Haile / TIME) 3. Bitcoin story shows why old media practices are ill-suited for the Internet age (Jay Rosen / PressThink) 4. New York Public Radio receives grant [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Google’s slowly combining G+ & Gmail (Hunter Walk / Re/code) 2. Who killed net neutrality? (Tim Wu / New York Times) 3. Algorithms are not enough: Lessons bringing computer science to journalism (Jonathan Stray / Associated Press) 4. How two nonprofit education sites came together to build a network (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Discussions around journalism ethics — such as at the recent “Truth and Trust” event co-produced by MediaShift and Poynter — usually revolve around classic editorial issues, such as verification, sourcing and discerning truth from facts. Yet, changing technologies and business practices are raising new quandaries as well. The tensions caused by the need to attract [...] more »

by Michael Cervieri

The Washington Post is creating an algorithm to augment its fact checking of political speeches. How might it work? And do we want it to? During the Republican primaries in 2011, Steven Ginsberg, national political editor for the Washington Post, was covering a Michele Bachmann speech in Iowa. It was a small affair, not much [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

In digital media, it turns out, editors — actual human beings — might actually be necessary. At least that seems to be the trend as developer-laden ventures like Tumblr, Flipboard and even an ad network bring in journalists to help identify and stoke conversations across the digisphere. “Many companies, particularly in tech, are looking for [...] more »