Tag: associated press

by Julie Keck

1. AP will use robots to write some business stories (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. Google Glass to be banned from all UK cinemas (Adam Sherwin / The Independent) 3. After Supreme Court ruling, Aereo’s rivals in TV streaming seize opening (Emily Steel / New York Times) 4. Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines, researchers [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Poll: Twitter reactions to Zimmerman verdict run hot and cold (Mashable) 2. Associated Press extends live video capabilities with new LiveU deal (Journalism.co.uk) 3. “Orange is the New Black” confirms: Netflix is the new HBO (paidContent) 4. Thom Yorke blasts Spotify on Twitter as he pulls his music (The Guardian) 5. Survey: Far fewer [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why Associated Press is focusing on user generated content standards and safety (journalism.co.uk) 2. Six months in, Andrew Sullivan’s Dish hits 28k paid subscribers and $715k in revenue (paidContent) 3. Authors lose class status in Google digital books case (Reuters) 4. With 30 million unique views under its belt, Upworthy is ready to monetize (Forbes) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo purchase of Tumblr shows power shift (WSJ) 2. Tumblr brand will remain, with mostly “hands off” approach by Yahoo (AllThingsD) 3. Chart: Where Yahoo’s Tumblr ranks next to Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (The Atlantic) 4. Pinterest takes a “first step” toward working with big brands (GigaOm) 5. Associated Press CEO: DOJ’s seizure of phone records was “unconstitutional“ (Huffington Post) 6. TV upfronts reveal big [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

The Associated Press announced Monday that the Department of Justice had obtained two months of phone records from its journalists in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Hartford, Conn. The DOJ sent the AP a letter last week stating that it secretly spied on 20 phone lines, some of which were used by five reporters and [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

News and social media seem like two great tastes that go together. But lately, the two have been at loggerheads. After the @AP Twitter feed was hacked, Wall Street reacted as if the news was real. And during the Boston manhunt, it was hard to tell who was spreading more misinformation, social media or traditional [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

It was another sad case of jumping the gun. Two days after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the AP reported that a suspect was in custody and would be brought to court. Sources at other news orgs including CNN confirmed that, leading hundreds of reporters to show up outside court. The problem? They were [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How much work Twitter is too much? (The Awl) 2. “Why I admire the OC register, even though I disagree with almost everything they’re doing” (PaidContent.org) 3. Dan Gillmor says journalists are uninformed about who controls the platforms they publish on (Nieman) 4. Swartz death inspires expanded effort to liberate pay walled court docs [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Why Marissa Mayer was chosen as Yahoo’s CEO (AllThingsD) 2. “What the press has missed so far is that this is a paradigm shift for Yahoo.” (Uncrunched) 3. Facebook’s use of facial recognition technology under scrutiny (Adweek) 4. Charlie Sheen’s [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

Few can say they didn’t see it coming. but many felt the final nail in the coffin was firmly in place when at the end of 2011 CNN fired 50 photojournalists. The international news network explained its decision in a letter: We looked at the impact of user-generated content and social media, CNN iReporters and [...] more »