Tag: buzzfeed

by Julie Keck

1. Do documentary filmmakers need data about their audiences? (Lene Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Why BuzzFeed is launching its own Hollywood studio (Todd Spangler / Variety) 3. How NYT is learning lessons about digital storytelling and audience engagement (Julie Posetti / WAN-IFRA) 4. Did a spy agency screw The Intercept? (David Uberti / […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

We’re back! After our summer hiatus, the Mediatwits podcast is back in action, this week discussing how far plagiarism charges can go. Does it constitute stealing when someone rewrites a line from Wikipedia? In the case of Benny Johnson at BuzzFeed, an online outcry led to his firing when 41 instances of plagiarism were revealed. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. A.C.L.U. and Human Rights Watch say surveillance programs hurt news coverage (Sydney Ember / New York Times) 2. NPR One delivers a curated public radio stream for the smartphone era (Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch) 3. First Look Media changes course on “digital magazines” (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. HBO pushes web expansion as […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix says ‘no rules’ would be better than FCC’s net neutrality proposal (Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge) 2. What do consumers hate more than TV ads? Online video commercials (Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal) 3. Nielsen partners up with Facebook to track television-viewing habits (Melissa Hellmann / TIME) 4. More details and a […] more »

by Claire Groden

On Wednesday, Pew released its eleventh annual State of the News Media report, featuring a wealth of data and analysis for journalists to chew over. The report underscored the optimism present in media this year, especially with the growth of serious digital reporting outfits. A crop of new digital outlets, such as those created by […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Pew finds embattled newspaper industry still pulls in more than half of all news revenue (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 2. Oculus Rift just put Facebook in the movie business (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 3. Why an Apple-Comcast deal stirs net neutrality concerns (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 4. Buzzfeed: ‘Emotional quotient matters more than IQ’ […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple in talks with Comcast about streaming-TV service (Shalini Ramachandran, Daisuke Wakabayashi & Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal) 2. Slate to introduce a variation on the pay wall (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Nilay Patel, no longer managing editor of The Verge, moves to Vox.com (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 4. Chuck […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. The (online) media’s shameful Malaysia Airlines coverage: Gawking at a foreign disaster (Nicholas Quah / Salon) 2. How Twitter confirmed the explosion in Harlem first (Ted Bailey, Dataminr / GigaOm) 3. New cash, new questions for Business Insider (Michael Wolff / USA Today) 4. Explaining what’s behind the sudden allure of explanatory journalism (John […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Before Facebook deal, WhatsApp was helping BuzzFeed and Shazam go viral (Liz Gannes / Re/code) 2. Om Malik joins True Ventures, steps down at tech site Gigaom (John Biggs / TechCrunch) 3. ‘House of Cards’ binge-watching: 2% of U.S. subs finished entire series over first weekend (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 4. For Ukraine and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Omidyar start-up hires Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Steve Shepard to help launch new Politico vertical (Chris O’Shea / Fishbowl NYC) 3. LinkedIn’s competitive advantage over other publishers: $1.5B in annual revenues (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. New report says how much advertising is going to piracy sites: […] more »