Tag: facebook

by Austin Smith

The following piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. News spread this week that Facebook is going to start serving full news stories from select publishers natively. Facebook’s rationale is that when a user clicks a Facebook story, the subsequent page load typically takes about eight seconds. The obvious outcome […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Should news sites make a ‘Faustian bargain’ with Facebook? (Mathew Ingram / Yahoo Tech) 2. Look to the past for lessons on the news industry showdown with Facebook (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 3. Periscope, Twitter’s answer to Meerkat-style live streaming, is now available (Casey Newton / The Verge) 4. The NYPD’s newest technology may […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Survival in the age of Spotify (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo / MIT Technology Review) 2. Millennial news site Mic premieres first video series in 2015 push (Tim Peterson / AdAge) 3. Lots of precedent for media dependence on Facebook, including cautionary tales (via Steve Buttry) 4. Tapping digital tools to study how the […] more »

by Hiba Zayadin

Abdullah Al-Maglooth and Raif Badawi are both Saudi bloggers. They both enjoy a massive online following. But while one of them was honored at the Arab Social Media Awards for employing social media channels to promote positivity and tolerance, the other is serving a ten-year prison sentence, and the very reason for his incarceration is […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Broadband providers sue FCC over net neutrality (via Circa) 2. The glamorous life of a journalist, sponsored content edition (James Fallows / The Atlantic) 3. Indian Supreme Court scraps Section 66A, protects online freedom of speech (Amit Chaturvedi / NDTV) 4. Facebook may host news sites’ content (Ravi Somaiya, Mike Isaac & Vindu Goel […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What to Facebook is a ‘fake name’ may be the expression of your authentic self (Jillian C. York / Guardian) 2. Guide to critical thinking, research, data and theory: Overview for journalists (via Journalist’s Resource) 3. The secrets of writing smart, long-form articles that go absolutely viral (Michael Grothaus / Fast Company) 4. Big […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Online comments sections – in their most ideal form – are supposed to be places readers could leave their thoughts after they had read an article. It was supposed to serve as a forum where civilized discussion could take place and would add value even after a piece was finished. Instead, we’ve all become more […] more »

by Jess Duda

My first draft of this article was as gushing as the rest of the reaction to Jonathan Perelman’s talk  “Creating Video Content for How It’s Consumed” at Social Media Week 2015 in New York. He is vice president of Buzzfeed Motion Pictures, a leader in online video. “The absolute best session of the day for me was from […] more »

by Jess Duda

NEW YORK — “We don’t wake up thinking we’ll set the agenda,” said David Reiter, vice president of newsgathering at ABC News. What does set the agenda? These days it’s social media. Rieter offered the caveat that social platforms are one of many story leads for ABC News. It is “an input, not the decision-making […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Local newspapers are hoping online radio can be a growth area (Joseph Lichterman / Neiman Lab) 2. Upworthy says native advertising is working better than expected (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. The Times Company announces board nominees with web credentials (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 4. James Hamblin: A fresh perspective for health […] more »