Tag: diversity

by Miral Sattar

I don’t know when or why I started doing it, but every time I go to a conference I almost always do a minority report and grade the diversity of the attendants that the conference brings in my head. Perhaps it’s because I’m not just a woman, but a woman of color, usually a minority group [...] more »

by Patricia Aufderheide

Is diversity an afterthought in film fest programming, or is the production pipeline just really skewed toward the same race and class segregation as the rest of society? And is there anything to do about it? The SXSW lineup is only the latest to provoke that thought for me, and it’s AJ Schnack’s gutsy call to harder-edged, more thoughtful [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why journalists can still trust anonymous search tool Tor (Lauren Kirchner / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Paid apps aren’t dead – but they’re on life support (Christina Warren / Mashable) 3. Charting diversity among tech directors (Nitasha Tiku / Gawker) 4. BuzzFeed president: “We feel strongly that traditional media has given up on young [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple guilty of e-book price fixing, says judge (The Verge) 2. Tribune Company to split into two, newspapers to have their own roof (NYT) 3. Global mobile advertising jumped 83% in 2012 due to global smartphone boom (GigaOm) 4. Newsroom diversity: A casualty of journalism’s financial crisis (The Atlantic) 5. Pandora’s PR problem: How [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BBC launches ‘expert women database’ to help its journalists diversify sources (Poynter) 2. Summly’s teenaged founder says he wants to make Yahoo great again (GigaOm) 3. New York Times closes another loophole in its digital pay wall (PaidContent.org) 4. Spotify plans to take on Netflix and HBO with streaming video service (Business Insider) 5. [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

About six weeks ago, I got a phone call out of the blue from a New York Times editor who told me that I had been recommended to be a candidate for the open Public Editor job at the Times. My first reaction (outside of shock) was to be honored that they would consider me, [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

As this site explores the promises and pitfalls of collaborative journalism, I’m particularly interested in the invisible and often porous boundary between collaboration and consolidation. Many of the same technological changes and economic pressures that have driven the development of collaborative journalism are also driving media consolidation; in both cases, proponents argue that benefits include [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Why does Silicon Valley lack diversity? (TechCrunch) 2. EU Commissioner: “The millions of dollars invested trying to enforce copyright have not stemmed piracy” (TorrentFreak) 3. The symbol of adulthood for teenagers is no longer the car. It’s the smartphone. (New York Times) 4. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority bans “rude” text messages (The Guardian) [...] more »

by Andria Krewson

The Greensboro 52. That’s the label a group of journalists, students, educators and community members adopted during the Create or Die 2 conference in Greensboro, N.C., which took place June 2 to 5. The label takes its inspiration from the Greensboro Four, African-American students at N.C. A&T University who sat down at a lunch counter [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

The media universe is more multifaceted, and confused, than ever, something Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley alluded to at the Mirror Awards on Tuesday. “Even though we’re a technology company, we behave like we are a media company,” he said. “It’s a question people ask all the time: What is a media company?” By giving Crowley [...] more »