Tag: chromecast

by Sonia Paul

This week MediaShift is doing a special in-depth report on cutting the cord to cable TV — who’s doing it, why, and how. One of our most popular posts over the past 5 years has been our special guides to cutting the cord, which we first published in January 2010 and again in 2012.  Stay tuned […] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

Media distribution evolves. Today only about half of us watch traditional (“linear”) TV. Tech giants Amazon and Google are both purveyors of scaled-down devices that stream video, devices that contribute to the evolution. If you don’t already own an AppleTV or Roku and don’t want to spend a lot of money for a streaming media player, which should you buy? Based […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week, we look at innovative election-night ideas from NPR and USA Today, and we see how social media tools have reshaped breaking news coverage at Mashable and The Weather Channel. PART 1: Election night ideas On the night of the last election, many news outlets tried new approaches to delivering results and keeping audiences […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Roku and Chromecast go head-to-head in streaming race, Apple TV falling behind (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 2. The Dallas Morning News abandons its “premium experience” strategy (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. Jay Rosen to journalists and editors: ‘Facebook has all the power. You have almost none’ (Julie Posetti / WAN-IFRA) 4. Long all-volunteer, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Report: Who gets a press pass? (Digital Media Law Project) 2. Verizon threatens Netflix with legal action over congestion message (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Aereo now Chromecast-ready (Jeff Baumgartner / MultiChannel News) 4. RebelMouse relaunches as a full-fledged publishing platform tuned for viral content (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 5. Chobani gets sued in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Russia orders bloggers to ‘register'; outlaws anonymous blogging (Glyn Moody / Techdirt) 2. Comcast says Netflix slowed down its own streams (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Facebook partners with Storyful to launch FB Newswire, a news feed for journalists on Facebook and Twitter (Andy Mitchell / Facebook) 4 Journalists’ sources are no longer safe […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FiveThirtyEight and the end of average (Ben Thompson / Stratechery) 2. New Brazilian platform expands boundaries of in-depth news investigations online (Natalia Mazotte / UT Knight Center) 3. When robots help human journalists (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. Amazon to ship video-streaming device in April (Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal) 5. On […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Russia wipes opposition sites from the Internet (Max Seddon / BuzzFeed) 2. Plex opens up Chromecast to everyone, adds automatic camera upload (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. Survey of nearly a thousand web pages looks at interactive features for news (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. Everyone wins with copyright takedown notices — except […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. HBO Go launches on PlayStation 3 (Todd Spangler / Variety) 2. New York Times to add ‘new products’ for digital subscribers (Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Slate’s good strategy for correcting errors on Twitter, elsewhere (Craig Silverman / Poynter) 4. Disney opens the door for web TV — as long as it looks like […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter hoaxes & the ethics of new media: What happens now that we are all journalists? (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Scripps buys Newsy for $35 million to expand into digital video (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 3. Mobile video ads get cut down to size (John McDermott / Digiday) 4. Warner takes Netflix-style service […] more »