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by Fannie Cohen

Medium was created by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone in 2012, with the mission of helping good writing “find the right audience.” After launch, the platform was initially invite-only to reinforce that Medium is a place for quality scribes and has received praise for its clean design and easy-to-use interface. Since then, the [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The newsonomics of Quartz, 19 months in (Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab) 2. How Bleacher Report gamified journalism for 1.3 billion monthly page views (Garrett Goodman / The Media Briefing) 3. Steve Jobs biographer: Why online media turned to ads — and why that failed (Gregory Ferenstein / VentureBeat) 4. Hulu faces trial over [...] more »

by James Breiner

The news about Felix Salmon’s decision to leave Reuters and join Fusion.net threw a spotlight on this new digital venture of ABC and Univision. A few weeks ago I interviewed Fusion’s chief of digital, mobile and social platforms, Daniel Eilemberg. He talked about the target audience of Fusion — millennials –  and his other entrepreneurial [...] more »

by Claire Groden

Though Twitter has never turned a profit in its seven years of existence, its public debut on Thursday valued the company at a whopping $31 billion dollars. Twitter’s inaugural day on the New York Stock Exchange was met with much fanfare after a week of raising its share price, reflecting high demand for the social [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

There’s a lot of business to attend to on this week’s podcast. First, the business of microblogging grows up, with Twitter inking a massive ad deal with Starcom Mediavest Group worth “hundreds of millions of dollars,” according to FT’s Emily Steel. Steel broke the big story and will be joining us as a special guest; [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The problem with online freelance journalism (Reuters) 2. Pay walls for digital content are getting higher, starting sooner (paidContent)  3. No end in sight to tough Venezuelan control over media, social or otherwise, following Chavez passing (Variety) 4. YouTube to launch streaming music service, take on Spotify (CNN Money) 5. Medium wants to help [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Maker’s Mark learns a painful social media lesson, won’t dilute bourbon (Quartz) 2. The Best of the Streamys: 4 web shows to fill your time now that you’ve finished House of Cards (PaidContent.org) 3. Where Apple sources all of its components – and it’s more than just China [Infographic] (GigaOm) 4. Update: Maria Popova [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Yahoo, Facebook still in patent settlement talks (AllFacebook) 2. Twitter to extend ad products to 50 nations by year’s end (Guardian) 3. Felix Salmon gives Jonah Lehrer blogging advice amid self-plagiarism debacle (Reuters) 4. Colorado Springs Gazette reporter won’t return [...] more »