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by Sonia Paul

At MediaShift, our sweet spot is covering the space where technology and media intersect. And what a dynamic space that is — always changing, always shifting. 2014 was no different. As we see it, here are the biggest stories and trends that shaped the media and technology industry in 2014, and will likely reverberate into […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

It has been a year filled with more tectonic shifts for the media landscape, from the changing face of media ownership to the mounting dangers for journalists at home and abroad, from battles in the e-book world to the increasing power of mobile apps, to the game-changing social power of Facebook in how we find […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Strict new ‘copyright law’ forces end of Google News in Spain (Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land) 2. Facebook gives publishers new tools, hopes they’ll use them to give Facebook more stuff (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Media portrayals of women in tech: Google joins nonprofits to drive change (Conner Forrest / TechRepublic) 4. […] more »

by James Breiner

A renowned media critic sounded the alarm in 1960 about corporate takeovers of newspapers and layoffs of hundreds of journalists. He worried that the power of the press was being concentrated in too few hands. It was in his column in the New Yorker, The Wayward Press, that A.J. Liebling tossed off one of his […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Half of online Americans don’t know what a privacy policy is (Aaron Smith / Pew Research Center) 2. As new viewing options gain ground, live television viewership is slipping (Frank Pallotta / CNN Money) 3. Comments under news articles: Is it time to switch them off? (Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Comcast tells FCC […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon and Hachette resolve dispute (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 2. John Cook’s rehire is sign of new, integrated editorial approach at Gawker Media (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 3. Why the new social network “This” is a Facebook alternative that actually makes sense (David Holmes / PandoDaily) 4. StoryTracker is a new tool […] more »

by David Agren

Last month, photographs of a woman were posted on the Twitter account @Miut3 with an ominous message. “My life has come to an end today. Don’t put your families at risk like I did,” the tweet read. “I’m sorry. I died for nothing. They are closer on our trail than you think.” The woman depicted […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Belt Publishing led to an online magazine covering the industrial Midwest (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. Google and Facebook have ‘social responsibilities’, says Ofcom chief (John Plunkett / Guardian) 3. EFF wants to legalize bringing ‘abandoned’ games back online (Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge) 4. New app ‘Hash’ attempts to better organize […] more »

by Sonia Paul

A new national survey by the Pew Research Center released this week found that social media platforms and mobile phones are playing increasingly important roles in how people are accessing information about politics and election news. Compared to the 2010 midterm elections, the percentage of people who are using their phones this year to track […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Last year, Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg said he wanted Facebook to provide the “best personalized newspaper in the world.” No one really knew what that meant, but now Facebook clearly wields enormous power over what news content is read at various publications. That’s because its News Feed uses algorithms — adjusted and designed by humans […] more »