Tag: crowdfunding

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. Peabody Awards salute Tom Brokaw, storytellers across the media spectrum (Addie Morfoot / Variety) 2. Twitter is considering a deal to buy SoundCloud (Peter Kafka / Recode) 3. Patch sites turn corner after sale and big cuts (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 4. What the FCC’s net neutrality ruling means for journalism (Al [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix’s net neutrality plea gets rejected by the FCC (Brendan Sasso / National Journal) 2. The role of pay and traffic in Forbes’ search for a new media equation (Lewis Dvorkin / Forbes) 3. How alternative finance builds alternative journalism (Brett Scott / Contributoria) 4. Did Stephen Colbert bow to pressure by deleting @ColbertReport? [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. A website asks readers to finance independent journalists (Sydney Ember / New York Times) 2. Australia’s fevered streaming market isn’t waiting for Netflix (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 3. How ‘journalism crack’ conquered the Internet (Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / New York Observer) 4. Why native advertising will work for social media but no one else (Om [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Before Facebook deal, WhatsApp was helping BuzzFeed and Shazam go viral (Liz Gannes / Re/code) 2. Om Malik joins True Ventures, steps down at tech site Gigaom (John Biggs / TechCrunch) 3. ‘House of Cards’ binge-watching: 2% of U.S. subs finished entire series over first weekend (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 4. For Ukraine and [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Sleeper issue peers around the corner of Comcast-Time Warner deal (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 2. Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ premiere is a big test of how video gets to you (Zachary M. Seward / Quartz) 3. How digital weighs up against print for UK magazine circulations (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Pandora builds profiles [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-reading rises as device ownership jumps (Pew Internet) 2. Facebook and Instagram teaming up with NBC for Sochi Olympics (Jordan Chariton / Lost Remote) 3. Local legacy media struggles in the digital world (Tom Grubisich / Street Fight) 4. Vimeo turns to Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find and fund movies (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) [...] more »