Tag: comments

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Courtney Cowgill. 1. Why do journalists hate new journalism startups? (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 2. Alaska newspaper sale: a second look at money, logic behind purchase (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 3. Glenn, Intercepted: Pierre Omidyar’s quarter billion dollar journalism project seems to have [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Discussions around journalism ethics — such as at the recent “Truth and Trust” event co-produced by MediaShift and Poynter — usually revolve around classic editorial issues, such as verification, sourcing and discerning truth from facts. Yet, changing technologies and business practices are raising new quandaries as well. The tensions caused by the need to attract [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Interview: NPR’s Brian Boyer on building and managing news apps teams (Erin Kissane / Source) 2. Internet kills the video store (Brian Stelter / New York Times) 3. YouTube aims to tame the trolls with changes to its comments section (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 4. Uncensored Instagrams from North Korea buck brutal trend of [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New York Times elevates comments from below the line (Journalism.co.uk) 2. NPR host’s live-tweeting of his mother’s last moments shows the power of 140 characters (GigaOm) 3. CBS pulled from Time Warner cable; CBS CEO: “We are now at war” (TV Newser) 4. Twitter will make it easier to report abusive posts (NYT) 5. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. MIT moves to intervene in release of Aaron Swartz’s Secret Service file (Wired) 2. Freedom of Information Act Machine fights government secrecy by automating transparency requests (TechCrunch) 3. Facebook introduces photo comments for pages (Mashable) 4. Reading news through gestures: New York Times to release Leap Motion app (The Verge) 5. Swell raises $5.4 [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Wikileaks volunteer was a paid informant for the FBI (Wired) 2. On Wendy Davis’ filibuster (and DOMA): When Twitter does what journalism can’t (Salon) 3. With gay marriage sure to spark emotional responses, The Washington Post and New York Times try structuring comments (Nieman) 4. A Kickstarter tip for journalists from ProPublica: Crowdfunding is a lot of work (paidContent) 5. Google to remove [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Roy Sekoff Welcome to the 53nd episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. We were off on hiatus the past few months while Mark was getting a kidney transplant and Rafat was launching his new travel startup, Skift. This week we are looking at a couple big online video [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. WSJ won’t give partners digital copy of its Sunday edition (PaidContent) 2. Pew: Almost 30% of consumers get news from aggregation sites or apps (GigaOm) 3. ‘This American Life’ retraction raises more questions about show’s vetting process (Poynter) 4. AOL [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Is CNN buying social-media news site Mashable? (PaidContent) 2. Amazon sells more than 2 million copies of Kindle mini e-books (PaidContent) 3. Company launches SXSW Social Viewer to bring real-time conversation to devices (Lost Remote) 4. Gawker will allow commenters to police other commenters (AllThingsD) 5. Media leaders craft [...] more »

by Simon Roughneen

BANGKOK — As a high profile case against a prominent media campaigner returns to court in Bangkok, it has emerged that the long arm of Thailand’s lèse-majesté law has reached into California. On Thursday Chiranuch Premchaiporn of the Thai current affairs website Prachatai returned to court in the Thai capital to face vague-sounding allegations that [...] more »