Tag: curation

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week we see how one newspaper hopes to compete with local television with breaking news video, and we learn more about the role of news curation apps. PART 1: Video at the Austin American-Statesman TheĀ Austin American-StatesmanĀ has a long history as a newspaper, but the staff is now [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Social networks are a powerful way to spread the word and spark conversations about great content, but they can present a double-edged sword. “Our best communities, reviews, and highlights about us are on these networks,” RebelMouse founder and CEO Paul Berry told me in a recent phone interview. Yet, “when the people who care about [...] more »

by Madeleine Bair

At the National Conference on Media Reform earlier this month, a topic I heard repeated in panel after panel was the diversity of voices. Media consolidation, industry cutbacks, and political repression are among the threats to reporting on and by independent and diverse perspectives around the world. The videos we see on a regular basis [...] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

Remember that classic Super Bowl ad showing cowboys herding cats? Well, the challenge may feel much the same for social media users, even adept ones like journalists and journalism educators who revel in the technology’s transformative power but who can find themselves drowning in the torrent that pours non-stop from social platforms like Twitter, Facebook [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 62nd episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week is a special edition of the podcast, with a focus on the coming election and the role of digital and social media leading up to it. But just as the political campaigns had to adjust to [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. What Yahoo is and isn’t  (New York Times) 2. Would Twitter and other apps be better if you paid for them? (GigaOm) 3. Video stats at The New York Times and Wall Street Journal (Digiday) 4. The dos and donts [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. U.S. State Department could enter into e-reader contract with Amazon (AppNewser) 2. Times-Picayune, Alabama papers go through mass layoffs (Poynter) 3. Amazon, Google among bidders of new Web names like .news and .lol (PaidContent) 4. Is the DOJ looking out [...] more »

by Caty Borum Chattoo

Last July, a high-speed train crashed in the Wenzhou suburbs of China’s Zhejiang Province, killing 38 people and injuring 192. The Chinese government’s media apparatus quickly swung into gear, working overtime to quell growing rumors of an engineering flaw that may have caused the crash. But despite the Chinese Communist Party’s attempt at full control [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Apple, Microsoft and others agree to new privacy protections for app users (The Next Web) 2. Gannett plans to put up paywalls at all of its papers except USA Today (Forbes) 3. Be wary of what’s considered ‘source’ or ‘confirmed’ [...] more »

by Dan Reimold

Jim Romenesko is having a good time. Lately, the “journalism evangelist,” “KING of the blogosphere,” and “go-to source for news about the news“ has been waking up earlier, posting more often, and featuring content he had not felt free to publish for more than a decade. In the wake of his abrupt departure from The [...] more »