Tag: bloggers

by Julie Keck

1. Huffington Post banned from posting on Reddit section in attribution row (John Reynolds / The Guardian) 2. Wearables could make the “glance” a new subatomic unit of news (Dan Shanoff Nieman Lab) 3. U.S. threatened massive fine to force Yahoo to release data (Craig Timberg / Washington Post) 4. YouTube alone brings in 20% […] more »

by Jonathan Peters

Last year, a former student contacted me to ask if her news outlet, a network affiliate, could use a video clip from a Comedy Central show to introduce a segment about election-year campaign spending.  The purpose of the segment was to comment on the show’s many attempts to raise awareness of the rules that govern […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Stop making fun of the Washington Post’s blogger job and start applying for it (Slate) 2. Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women in tech and news share their views (Guardian) 3. YouTube now has 1 billion monthly users (Mashable) 4. Why Matthew Keys is not ‘the next Aaron Swartz’ (Washington Post) 5. Why no one […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

RANGOON, Burma — It is a sign of the times that a journalist in Burma is writing about a freedom of expression clampdown in a neighboring country. With around 80 political prisoners freed in another amnesty on September 17 and with new Information Minister Aung Kyi announcing that the recently formed country’s press council would […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Pinterest revises terms, gives up right to sell content posted on the site (VentureBeat) 2. Bloggers and social media help elevate Trayvon Martin story into national conversation (Poynter) 3. Two big-name entrepreneurs team up to create Airtime, a social-video company […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

In 1900, Ladies’ Home Journal published an article containing predictions for the year 2000. Though some of the author’s predictions were accurate — Americans are indeed taller, and photographs are now sent around the world — one key point was missing. The author didn’t imagine that in the new millennium, the very magazine that published […] more »

by Jessica Clark

Public media makers found a whole new crew to hang with at this year’s Integrated Media Association (IMA) Conference on March 10 and 11. Fueling excitement was a new collaboration: The IMA preceded and then flowed into the interactive track of the SXSW festival on the 12th. Attendees at a Knight Foundation-supported array of SXSWi […] more »

by Jaron Gilinsky

CAIRO, EGYPT — I have been following the Egyptian pro-democracy blog, Rantings of a Sandmonkey, for years now. I have long wondered about the identity of its author, who describes himself as “a micro-celebrity, blogger, activist, new media douchebag, pain in the ass!” on his blog. I contacted him several times on previous trips to […] more »

by Simon Owens

Paul Testa recently checked his voicemail and listened to a message from a hospice worker who lives in a conservative district of Ohio. He’d never met or spoken to this person before, but the worker reached out because Testa seemed like the right person to receive some important, inside information about the health care system. […] more »

by Simon Owens

Many PR agencies are hesitant to issue any guarantees on whether a particular piece of content or advertisement will “go viral,” leading millions of users to toss it around through their various social media platforms. One way that they try to achieve this is by approaching the people often most responsible for the viral spread […] more »