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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 »

by Sonia Paul

Twitter and Facebook have become default resources for journalists, newsrooms and ordinary citizens during news events, but where does Instagram fit into that picture? That was the question a team of researchers at CUNY’s Graduate Center asked while watching the protests in Ukraine unfold this past February. After months of analyzing more than 13,000 Instagram photos […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The biggest threat to press rights may be a failure to understand them (Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. How crowdfunding journalism affects reader relationships (Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Ben Bradlee could teach us all a thing or two about real disruption (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 4. Facebook offers life raft, but […] more »

by Mallory Perryman

In the latest update to his e-text “Searchlights and Sunglasses,” author Eric Newton calls on journalism educators to integrate social media into their lesson plans. Here is an example of what that integration might look like for an introductory journalism course. “A train crashed Monday night two miles outside of town, according to the sheriff’s […] more »