Tag: chicago

by Mark Glaser

Hyper-local publishing chains have tried and failed so many times that it’s hard to keep track of them all. The biggest flame-out of late was Patch, bought out by AOL and expanded until it finally seems to have conked out. But while all these efforts have focused on digital first, maybe it’s time to consider [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon considering online pay-TV service (Amol Sharma, Shalini Ramachandran &  Don Clark / Wall Street Journal) 2. EveryBlock to be resurrected in Chicago (Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune) 3. Capital N.Y. is rolling out a nearly $6,000 annual paywall (Lucia Moses / AdWeek) 4. Judge puts the brakes on Apple’s antitrust monitor (John Paczkowski [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Textbook publishers revamp e-books to fight used market (Reuters) 2. MOOCs on the move from colleges to companies (Wired) 3. J-school follies (The Daily Standard) 4. The MOOC that roared (Slate) 5. Chicago teachers talk edtech (EdSurge)   Get our newsletters delivered straight to your inbox.   more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple guilty of e-book price fixing, says judge (The Verge) 2. Tribune Company to split into two, newspapers to have their own roof (NYT) 3. Global mobile advertising jumped 83% in 2012 due to global smartphone boom (GigaOm) 4. Newsroom diversity: A casualty of journalism’s financial crisis (The Atlantic) 5. Pandora’s PR problem: How [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The glory days of American journalism are now (Slate) 2. Time Out Chicago to nix print, go all digital (Sun Times) 3. RSS isn’t dead: the best Google Reader alternatives (The Verge) 4. Amazon launches “Send to Kindle” button (PaidContent.org) 5. DoJ investigations spark meta media coverage at Reuters and WSJ (The Observer) 6. [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

This month, federal agencies and local officials sent two powerful but conflicting messages to the American public about our right to record. On May 14, the Justice Department submitted a letter to the Baltimore Police Department providing in-depth guidance on citizens’ right to record. The letter was submitted as part of a court case that dates [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. School districts in Chicago turn to iPads to trim textbook costs (Chicago Tribune) 2. Georgia Tech leaders mull textbook rentals and e-books over buying hard copies (Florida Times-Union) 3. Pulitzer-winning photojournalist to students: Instagram is a game changer (UC Berkeley News Center) 4. [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Barnes & Noble launches new Nook tablet to compete with Kindle Fire (The Next Web) 2. Internet in Iran disrupted again one week after email and social networks were blocked (Reuters) 3. Hyperlocal news site in Chicago suspends publication (10,000 [...] more »