Tag: blackberry

by Julie Keck

1. The newsonomics of Scripps’ TV paywall and the Last Man Standing Theory of local media (Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab) 2. Facebook: Organic reach is falling short, marketers urged to buy ads (Cotton Delo / AdAge) 3. The new American Journal Review: Student driven, focused on media innovation and entrepreneurship (Merrill College) 4. The [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How the iPhone and bad decisions killed Blackberry (New Yorker) 2. Award-winning digital entrepreneur Lisa Williams joins Investigative News Network as Director of Digital Engagement (INN) 3. How early adapters, innovative publishers, legacy media companies and more are pushing toward the annotated web (Neiman Lab) 4. Epic launches, Politico goes deeper: Why longform is [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 60th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. We were recording the podcast when the big news came down that Newsweek had decided to end its print edition. Can a digital-only Newsweek survive with all the cut-throat competition online? This week also saw the launch of [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. The Internet changes how we remember (Scientific American) 2. Larry Downes: Why Best Buy is going out of business…gradually (Forbes) 3. The verified Twitter account for Rupert Murdoch’s wife was fake (ReadWriteWeb) 4. Volkswagen turns off Blackberry email after work hours (BBC News) 5. Laura Hazard Owen: What’s 2012 [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Hurricane Irene brought home for me how our media technology defines eras. On the eastern end of New York’s Long Island on Saturday evening, as the storm approached, my family and some friends were having a pizza party for my younger daughter’s birthday at Emilio’s, a local restaurant in Greenport. As the technology receded, then [...] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

When England instituted the Riot Act of 1714, it did so to prevent “tumults and riotous assemblies, and for the more speedy and effectual punishing the rioters.” That statute came off the books in 1973, but now British Prime Minister David Cameron is targeting the “riotous assemblies” of the online and social media worlds in [...] more »

by Roland Legrand

When the iPad first arrived on the scene, our Belgian business newspapers, De Tijd and L’Echo, embraced it. We knew tablets, with their lightness and convenience, would become important for our communities, and so we dove into building apps and offering our readers special deals on iPads. Quickly though, we learned that despite the opportunities [...] more »

by Jen Lee Reeves

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by the USC Annenberg nine-month M.A. in Specialized Journalism. USC’s highly customized degree programs are tailored to the experienced journalist and gifted amateur. Learn more about how USC Annenberg is immersed in tomorrow. I’ve always dreamed of a time when my community could come together with the help of [...] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

Next week will be decisive for BlackBerry corporate users. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) could provide a solution to help security agencies in India access corporate email by obtaining encrypted data in readable formats. If RIM does not offer a solution before the end of the month, India has warned that it will block [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Betamax or VHS? Mac or PC? Blu-ray or HD DVD? Format wars have been waged for years in the media world, and now they’ve come to smartphones. At the forefront of those wars is the battle between the entrenched leader, Apple’s iPhone, and the more open system from Google: Android. While Apple tightly controls the [...] more »