Tag: blogging

by Mark Glaser

About six weeks ago, I got a phone call out of the blue from a New York Times editor who told me that I had been recommended to be a candidate for the open Public Editor job at the Times. My first reaction (outside of shock) was to be honored that they would consider me, […] more »

by Jillian C. York

When prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested during a protest in 2006, his friends and fellow bloggers from all over the world sprung into action, launching a multifaceted campaign to free the activist. The campaign’s success was inspiring, and the techniques used would serve as a blueprint for future efforts. As bloggers […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Apple settles $60 million dispute with Chinese company over ownership of iPad name  (AP) 2. ‘This American Life’ takes listeners inside outsourced journalism  (Poynter) 3. The Facebook e-mail debacle. Did it affect you? (via CNET) 4. Euro 2012 final generated […] more »

by Nielsen Wire

This post and infographic originally appeared on the Nielsen blog Nielsen Wire here. It is reused here with permission. Moms are often at the center of their family’s offline life, so it’s little surprise that they’re also at the center of many of the biggest trends online as well. Whether to look up the latest […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Barnes & Noble hit hard by e-books antitrust case (WSJ) 2. Apple denies collusion in e-books case (AllThingsD) 3. Newspaper rescinds job offer after journalist posts about it online (Jim Romenesko) 4. How to avoid getting fired for your personal […] more »

by Julie Posetti

An innovative Australian public journalism project has partnered student reporters and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation with a refugee support agency and a social media startup. The aim of the project, #ReportingRefugees, was to tackle problematic media coverage of asylum seekers and refugees in a volatile political climate in parallel with educating students to connect with […] more »

by Hanna Sistek

This post was co-authored by Tanja Aitamurto CAIRO — The historic revolution in Egypt this spring changed the country’s media landscape dramatically. Since the uprising, a plethora of new online initiatives have sprung up. Several citizen journalists have become full-on celebrities. News agencies have started disseminating on Facebook. New TV channels are aired. Salma el […] more »

by Jonathan Peters

Jonathan Tasini’s at it again. Last week, the writer and labor activist declared war on Arianna Huffington, first promising to make her “a pariah in the progressive community” and then threatening to make her life “a living hell.” He went on, in a splendid variation of Howard Beale’s “I’m mad as hell” speech, to say […] more »

by Laid Zaghlami

The Maghreb is generally a term used to refer to five countries in North Africa: Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia. This article explores the current state of the media in the region, and marks the effect that a burgeoning citizen media sphere is having on democracy. It is based on a contribution by the […] more »

by Mike Elk

Last Thursday, I was “fired” as a labor blogger from the Huffington Post by executive business editor Peter Goodman for helping a group of union construction workers disrupt a conference of bankers. (I put fired in quotations marks because I, like the majority of people who blog for the site, was not paid for my […] more »