Tag: boston marathon

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. Twitter is ready to become a true news entity (Guardian) 2. How the Boston Globe used its two sites to cover the marathon bombing (Nieman) 3. Want a job at Gawker Media? Get a head start by being a regular commenter (PaidContent.org) 4. Newspapers: A cautionary tale for local TV (TVNewsCheck) 5. Aereo strikes [...] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Three things Reddit did right during the Boston bombings and why that matters (PaidContent.org) 2. AP Twitter hack preceded by phishing attempt, news org says (TechCrunch) 3. Up Late with Nate Silver? The New York Times is taking its videos [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Reddit apologizes for ‘online witch hunts,’ asks community to be ‘sensitive of its own power’ (Verge) 2. In defense of journalistic error (Reuters) 3. Netflix says its “House of Cards” strategy worked, and Wall Street agrees (AllThingsD) 4. Matthew Keys on Reuters firing: “I assume they were looking for an out” (Politico) 5. It’s [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. When everyone is an eyewitness, what is a journalist? (Storyful) 2. The social media tail must not wag the MSM dog (Reuters) 3. Forbes Media’s DVorkin: “I’m not a geek, I just like doing new things” (Guardian) 4. Online media: AOL’s second life (Economist) 5. Facebook Home has 500k+ installations a week after launch [...] more »

by Andy Carvin

Here’s the transcript of a talk I gave at the International Symposium for Online Journalists in Austin, Texas last Friday. We Messed Up Now as many of you know, I’m usually I’m not at a loss for words. But I really struggled to decide what to talk about today, especially in the wake of the [...] more »

by Jihii Jolly

A lot is happening in Boston, just like a lot has happened in past months, including a lot of hype on the news, a lot of confusion, and the spread of quite some misinformation. But eventually, the chase ends, the investigations close, the who, what, where, when, and how get answered, and the why gets [...] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Bombing suspect’s social media profile: What’s real, what’s fake, and what we don’t know (Boston.com) 2. Fake Twitter accounts spring up assuming bombers’ identities (Daily Dot) 3. Reddit vs. the Media in search for Boston bombing suspects (Slate) 4. Shameless [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

It’s been a rough week on many fronts. At the end of the Boston Marathon, two bombs went off, killing at least three people and maiming dozens of others. The news quickly spread on social media, with crucial updates and offers of support. But there was also people spreading misinformation, and the media blundered by [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter shows how the news is made, and it’s not pretty – but it’s better that we see it (PaidContent.org) 2. Boston explosions: Twitter acts as journalism’s ombudsman (Washington Post) 3. Google Boss: Whole world will be online by 2020 (CNN) 4. The digital lives of teens: The Internet never takes a rest (Edutopia) [...] more »