Tag: bezos

by Julie Keck

1. Most of the New York Times’ most popular items last year weren’t news stories (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. Tow Center to foster news innovation with $3 million in new support from Knight Foundation (via Knight Foundation) 3. CNN Strikes deal with FAA to integrate drones into aviation reporting (Jordan Chariton / The Wrap) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Gimlet Media proves even podcasts about podcasts can be popular (Vignesh Ramachandran / Knight Foundation) 2. The virologist: How a young entrepreneur built an empire by repackaging memes (Andrew Marantz / New Yorker) 3. ‘The Interview,’ now Sony’s top online film ever, earns nearly $18 million (Sam Sanders & Krishnadev Calamur / NPR News) […] more »

by Denise Lu

A big year for both breaking news as well as shifts within the industry, 2013 saw its fair share of massive media stories. The biggest of all were the revelations about NSA surveillance from a leaker, Edward Snowden, who surprised everyone by exposing his identity. And that followed the Obama Administration’s push to prosecute journalists, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA able to foil basic safeguards of privacy on the web (NYT) 2. Jeff Bezos likes print, thinks readers will pay for a bundle of news – is he wrong? (GigaOm) 3. Guardian’s Geary joining Twitter as UK news partnership manager (Guardian) 4. Details uses bloggers for native advertising (Adweek) 5. Oyster comes pretty […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Microsoft to buy Nokia’s device business in deal worth over $7 billion (AllThingsD) 2. CBS returns, triumphant, to cable box (NYT) 3. Jeffrey Bezos, the Washington Post’s next owner, aims for a ‘new golden era’ at the paper (Washington Post) 4. Vimeo starts funding indie films to broaden its on demand platform (PaidContent) 5. […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

It’s a scary but exciting world for newspaper owners right now, especially if they’re in a selling mood. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, bought the Washington Post last week (while our podcast was on vacation — great timing!), and Red Sox owner John Henry bought the Boston Globe before that. As newspapers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Open letter to Jeff Bezos from ex-Washington Post mail room employee (and creator of AllThingsD) Kara Swisher (AllThingsD) 2. Luvit.Me: Bitly lets you tell people how you really feel about links you post (The Atlantic) 3. YouTube’s founders challenge Vine and Instagram with new video app (NYT) 4. Canadian standards body: Journalistic errors must […] more »