Tag: crowdfunding

by Julie Keck

It’s hard starting a Twitter account from scratch. Not only do you not know who to follow (start with @LouisCK and @PBSMediaShift, then work outward from there), but it seems almost impossible to get people to follow you. And how can you develop your personal brand / spread your beliefs /  be on the cutting […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why disruptors are always white guys (Annie Lowrey / New York Magazine) 2. A Kickstarter for journalism enters the big leagues (Ricardo Bilton / Digiday) 3. MTV, Comedy Central to show up on Sony’s Internet-TV service (Edmund Lee / Re/code) 4. CNN raids Politico for growing digital politics team (Michael Calderone / Huffington Post) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why we need a global paywall (Matthew Taub / Medium) 2. Cable, Twitter picked up #Ferguson story at a similar clip (Paul Hitlin & Nancy Vogt / Pew Research) 3. A federal court rejects Aereo’s request to argue it’s a cable company (Brian Fung / The Washington Post) 4. Why it’s smart of the […] more »

by Angela Washeck

Matt McAlister, who serves as director of digital strategy at Guardian Media Group, had a vision for collaborative, crowdfunded journalism that would facilitate two different kinds of communities. That vision has become Contributoria, which allows independent writers to pitch stories that are supported by people who like their ideas. And the finished result ends up not […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google and Barnes & Noble unite to take on Amazon (Alexandra Alter / The New York Times) 2. Netflix now has more subscription revenue than HBO (Zachary M. Seward / Quartz) 3. Dish’s Charlie Ergen: In the future, most TV viewing won’t happen on TV (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 4. Crowdfunding bid to acquire […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Scammers, hackers and spies hit campaign trail (Byron Tau / Politico) 2. Guardian News & Media loss narrows, with print income stable and digital revenues up 24% (Mark Sweney / Guardian) 3. Facebook suffers brief outages in violence-hit Myanmar (Shibani Mahtani & Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal) 4. Beacon Reader’s crowdfunding platform now […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The effectiveness of free e-books is declining, according to Smashwords (Dianna Dilworth / GalleyCat) 2. MyPublishingAssistant lets authors streamline blog-to-book, e-books (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 3. The bestselling books of 2014 (so far) (Clare Swanson / Publishers Weekly) 4. Crowdfunding for books: Pentian’s self-publishing model expands to U.S. (Beth Bacon / Digital Book […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. EFF changes position on #NetNeutrality: Recognizes FCC must act, but narrowly (Mike Masnick / Techdirt) 2. In Philadelphia, the Internet Archive is assembling a new way to monitor campaigns on TV (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 3. Increasing numbers of journalism startups turning to non-profit model, with success (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Nielsen, comScore can’t tell you how many people streamed USA’s World Cup tie with Portugal (Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal) 2. 19 projects win Knight News Challenge on strengthening the Internet (John Bracken / Knight Foundation) 3. Amazon adds more video ads (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Vanity Fair’s fall conference taps power […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

The terrestrial radio business has been forced to adapt once again as more people get their audio content online, via streaming services or satellite radio. Podcasts, streaming embeds and even YouTube have multiplied the publishing opportunities for branded stations, but how can they recreate themselves with digital tools? What kind of content does a radio […] more »