Tag: digital media

by Jefferson Yen

What do BuzzFeed, Upworthy and Refinery29 have in common? Well, for one, they’ve raised millions in venture capital money, and they’re all getting deeper into the digital news business. Refinery29 is looking for a news director as they’ll soon be joining in the scrum to cover breaking news. Upworthy made its own news when they […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Big changes may be in store for your local alternative weekly. Last week, Voice Media Group announced it was exploring “new strategies for its publishing assets,” including their sale or acquisition. The circulation numbers for alt-weeklies aren’t looking good. Alt-weeklies face many of the same problems that print publications do – mainly that ad revenues […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The Super Bowl is getting more digital every year. Recently, the NFL inked a deal with Google that would show official NFL clips on YouTube. On Sunday, you’ll be able to watch highlights live from the game in your search results if you search for the Super Bowl. According to Max Willens at International Business […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

It’s easy to understand why newspapers are concerned about advertising dollars moving toward the web when you consider that advertising accounts for nearly 70 percent of revenue in the news industry. And more of that money is expected to migrate to digital in the coming year. But Advance Media – parent company of the New […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to promote […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. President Obama publishes Medium post encouraging America’s entrepreneurs (Taylor Soper / GeekWire) 2. Christian Science Monitor plans Passcode, a cybersecurity vertical (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. New StoryBy online magazine shares most of its revenue with storytellers (Barry Levine / VentureBeat) 4. Hispanic digital-media company ‘Latin Everywhere’ formed via GoTV, Latin Anywhere merger (Todd […] more »

by Jenny Shank

On a sunny September day in Boulder, Colo., a group of librarians from the Boulder Public Library parked a bright orange, book-filled tricycle in front of Alfalfa’s Market and lofted a sturdy sun umbrella over it to shade the curious who approached to investigate. They offered free books and temporary tattoos (“I ♥ the Boulder […] 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. Arizona PBS moves to Cronkite, becomes ‘teaching hospital’ and innovation hub (Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication) 2. Fullscreen will invest $10 million in original programming (Sam Gutelle / Tubefilter) 3. Q & A: Susan Wojcicki wants to make YouTube (a little) more like TV (Miguel Helft / Fortune) 4. YouTube adding […] more »

by Angela Washeck

Each week, MediaShift will post an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to […] more »