Tag: crowdfunding

by Reuben Stern

This week we look at three crowdfunding platforms to help you decide which to use; then we see how an app called Shuffle gives users stories the people around them are reading. PART 1: Picking a crowdfunding platform Several online tools have made it easy to ask for money to support any endeavor. We evaluate […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Nick Denton ‘intensely relaxed’ by Gawker’s union drive (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 2. Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed for 7 years for leaking state secrets (Philip Wen / Sydney Morning Herald) 3. Sony hack: WikiLeaks publishes more than 30,000 documents (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 4. Twitter executive: Here’s how we’re […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter and YouTube blocked in Turkey over hostage photos (Graham Cluley / WeLiveSecurity) 2. John Oliver makes Edward Snowden squirm on ‘Last Week Tonight’ (Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast) [VID] 3. Rolling Stone’s investigation: “A failure that was avoidable” (Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll & Derek Kravitz / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. A dumb […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Book-censoring Clean Reader app closes catalogue, profanity is mother-[freaking] victorious (Kathleen Culliton / Bustle) 2. What you need to know about crowdfunded publishing (Matt Kaye / Jane Friedman) 3. Publishing’s clues from video games (Candide Kirk / FutureBook) 4. E-books gained, online retailers slipped in 2014 (Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly) 5. eBooksAreForever wants […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Should news sites make a ‘Faustian bargain’ with Facebook? (Mathew Ingram / Yahoo Tech) 2. Look to the past for lessons on the news industry showdown with Facebook (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 3. Periscope, Twitter’s answer to Meerkat-style live streaming, is now available (Casey Newton / The Verge) 4. The NYPD’s newest technology may […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. EU rules that e-books are an ‘electronic service’ and subject to higher tax (James Vincent / The Verge) 2. The Clean Reader app is going to wash your favorite author’s mouth out with soap (Hannah Nelson-Teutsch / Bustle) 3. Self-publishing lets women break book industry’s glass ceiling, survey finds (Alison Flood / Guardian) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “Let’s Send Kids to Harvard” sets the record for biggest Indiegogo fundraiser (via Indiegogo) 2. “This is my best advice to young journalists” (Ezra Klein / Vox) 3. Schools test impact of blending technology, longer school days (Michelle R. Davis / Education Week) 4. The 6 technologies that will change the face of education […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Sundance: Vimeo, Indiegogo launch partnership (Dave McNary / Variety) 2. Reporters Committee partners with INN as a media law resource for nonprofit news organizations (via Investigative News Network) 3. Conde Nast unveils branded content shop powered by editors (Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal) 4. NFL video highlights — and more — come to […] more »

by Dena Levitz

There’s no shortage of great journalistic content being produced right now. From video interviews to longform writing to entirely reimagined storytelling vehicles, journalistic creativity and heft are at a high. But how do you pay for it? Legacy media operations are still tinkering with their business models to incorporate new and old revenue streams in […] more »

by Sonia Paul

At MediaShift, our sweet spot is covering the space where technology and media intersect. And what a dynamic space that is — always changing, always shifting. 2014 was no different. As we see it, here are the biggest stories and trends that shaped the media and technology industry in 2014, and will likely reverberate into […] more »