Tag: digital first media

by Julie Keck

1. The newsonomics of Digital First Media’s Thunderdome implosion (and coming sale) (Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab) 2. US secretly created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest (Desmond Butler, Jack Gillum & Alberto Arce / AP) 3. Turkey’s Twitter ban violates free speech: constitutional court (Humeyra Pamuk / Reuters) 4. Aereo attracts support from Dish Network, […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week’s RJI Futures Lab shows how NPR got an app into GM’s internet-enabled cars; we check in on Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, and we take a look at one of the newest tablet news reader apps. PART 1: NPR’s app for Internet cars NPR soon will offer drivers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Digital First Media hopes to transform culture of ‘newspaper factories’ (Sam Kirkland / Poynter) 2. The secret to having a successful paywall around your news is simple: community (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. Net neutrality petition gets a million signatures (Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge) 4. Facebook uses data to charm advertisers (Reed […] more »

by Rachele Kanigel

After two decades of being pummeled by savvy tech companies that have stolen its readers, its advertisers and perhaps even its place as the leading media company in town, the San Francisco Chronicle has decided to fight innovation with innovation. The Hearst-owned newspaper is launching an off-site startup-style incubator designed to retrain and reinvigorate the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital First Media CEO: Paywalls are a short-term tactic, at best (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Forbes Media explores sale (Lucia Moses / AdWeek) 3. OJR: An old web icon repurposed as a spamblog (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 4. Report on foundation funding for media ignites crucial discussion (Steven Waldman / Knight Foundation) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Just six months after being acquired, Twitter’s Vine hits top free spot on Apple’s app store (TechCrunch) 2. Frank Rich on the state of journalism (New York Magazine) 3. News Corp. threatens to pull Fox off the airwaves if Aereo wins (AllThingsD) 4. Hope that the IRS will reconsider outdated media rules (Knight Foundation) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Verge hires writer who quit CNET in protest (NYT) 2. Super Bowl social media use up 3 times over 2012 (Mashable) 3. Digital First Media’s CEO doesn’t believe in paywalls or subscriptions, but he’s exploring them anyway (PaidContent) 4. How the act of live-tweeting is becoming just as big an event as the […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Mark Zuckerberg’s message at yesterday’s TechCrunch Disrupt event (TechCrunch) 2. Open letter to John Paton, CEO of Digital First Media (CJR) 3. Study: More people in the UK read the Guardian online than in print (Journalism.co.uk) 4. Why more newspapers are […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Report: Journalists want technology, multimedia and data skills (Poynter) 2. Who gets the gold in the Social Olympics? Facebook, Twitter or Google+? (ReadWriteWeb) 3. A look inside Digital First Media’s ‘Thunderdome newsroom’ (The Buttry Diary) 4. 2.1% of readers who […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. NBC’s Olympic ratings may allow the company to ‘break even’ (LA Times) 2. You can send back your copy of Jonah Lehrer’s ‘Imagine’ for a full refund (PaidContent) 3. Digital First Media debuts Social Media Wire at the New Haven […] more »