Tag: censorship

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter users love TV so much they’ll pay to watch (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Gawker discusses cost of ‘gamergate’ (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 3. Zakaria critics turn their attention to Malcolm Gladwell (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 4. Twitter suspends journalist’s account after he publishes public document (Yasha Levine & Paul Carr […] more »

by James Breiner

A renowned media critic sounded the alarm in 1960 about corporate takeovers of newspapers and layoffs of hundreds of journalists. He worried that the power of the press was being concentrated in too few hands. It was in his column in the New Yorker, The Wayward Press, that A.J. Liebling tossed off one of his […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Ferguson prosecutor blames social media and Twitter strikes back (Lorena O’Neil / The Hollywood Reporter) 2. How Ferguson protesters use social media to organize (Rubina Madan Fillion / Wall Street Journal) 3. BBC uses “collateral freedom” system to bypass Chinese censorship (David Meyer / GigaOm) 4. Dead Kennedys’ East Bay Ray explains how YouTube […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Whose privacy will Uber violate next? Why its latest bad behavior matters (Alexander B. Howard / Wired) 2. ONA and Poynter announce leadership academy for women (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. Serial podcast breaks iTunes records as it passes 5m downloads and streams (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 4. Nielsen to measure Netflix viewing (Keach […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why the New York Times built a tool for crowdsourced time travel (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 2. Hong Kong: The difficult task of verifying news amidst censorship and social media (Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Gamergate and how Internet users think about gaming and harassment (Alyssa Rosenberg / The Washington Post) […] more »

by Tim Karr

The following is a guest post from FreePress. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Net neutrality — the principle that protects Internet users’ free speech rights — is censorship. Did you get that? You did if you happened to be reading the Wall Street Journal’s editorial pages. Former Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell recently wrote […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon and Apple just made buying digital media a lot more attractive (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. News for high schools: Digital media plus teaching equals support for freedom (Eric Newton / Knight Foundation) 3. Susan Glasser named Editor of Politico (Dylan Beyers / Politico) 4. NewsCorp: Google is a ‘platform for piracy’ (BBC […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Esquire sets up paywall to benefit James Foley memorial fund (Michael Sebastian / AdAge) 2. Internet traffic records could be broken this week thanks to apple, NFL, etc. (Dan Rayburn / Streaming Media Blog) 3. Netflix to join ‘Internet slowdown’ protest over net neutrality (Brendan Sasso / National Journal) 4. Venezuela’s press crackdown stokes […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why I’m leaving Slate for Bloomberg Politics (David Weigel / Slate) 2. Goodbye, Google Enterprise; hello, Google for Work (Barb Darrow / GigaOm) 3. The case for intelligent failure to invent the future (Vinod Khosla / TechCrunch) 4. Craig Silverman will join Columbia University’s Tow Center (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 5. Opinion: Facebook’s Report […] more »

by Faraz Sanei

On July 31, a prominent Iranian journalist tweeted, “Saba’s mother has now joined Twitter.” Saba’s mother Akram Mohammadi, had just given an interview about her daughter Saba’s agonizing 65 days of pretrial detention at an unknown location. Unidentified security officials had arrested Saba Azarpaik, a Tehran-based journalist, on May 28. A few hours later, the Twitter account linked […] more »