Tag: fox

by Julie Keck

1. Scammers, hackers and spies hit campaign trail (Byron Tau / Politico) 2. Guardian News & Media loss narrows, with print income stable and digital revenues up 24% (Mark Sweney / Guardian) 3. Facebook suffers brief outages in violence-hit Myanmar (Shibani Mahtani & Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal) 4. Beacon Reader’s crowdfunding platform now […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What you need to know about the court decision that just struck down net neutrality (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Viacom to launch customizable kids’ TV channel on Verizon FiOS (Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal) 3. To safeguard the public domain (and the public interest), fix copyright’s crazy penalties (Mitch Stoltz / Electronic […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter, Women and Power (Nicholas Kristof / New York Times) 2. Opinion: Those required courses in journalism school are there for a reason (Robert Hernandez / Nieman Lab) 3. How news sites are boosting ‘stickiness’ with personalization (Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Fox goes blank in New York Times ad for “The Book Thief” […] more »

by Claire Groden

This week, streaming video giant Netflix became the first non-TV network to win an award at this year’s Emmys with its slate of original programming headlined by “House of Cards.” But after receiving 14 nominations, the final count of three statuettes in Netflix’s collection underwhelmed many Emmys watchers. And streaming service has some serious headwinds, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Horse-ebooks is human after all (Susan Orlean / New Yorker) 2. Amazon overhauls its Kindle lineup, introduces new faster tablets (Om Malik / GigaOm) 3. Why doesn’t Popular Science fix comments instead of killing them? (Mathew Ingram / paidContent) 4. No new TV viewers or newspapers subscribers are being born, says BuzzFeed president (Andrew […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Like most media, the future of television is online. This edition of the Mediatwits, we’ll talk about the prospects for tech upstarts Apple, Google, Intel and Sony, who are trying to push their way into the lucrative TV and entertainment business. Apple is aiming to work with incumbent cable companies, while Google is working against […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

With Yahoo’s $1.1 billion purchase of blogging platform Tumblr, this week’s podcast will focus on the future of the two companies and how, or if, they’ll survive the transition. Will Yahoo become the youthful information hub it struggles to be, and will Tumblr finally become profitable without alienating its users? Then, in the wake of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. A “massive and unprecedented intrusion”: Government obtains wide AP phone records in probe (AP) 2. Advertisers will spend nearly $10 billion this week on a broken TV model (Business Insider) 3. FDIC and Bloomberg in contact over data (WSJ) 4. Newspapers, radio, TV dominate 92 percent of total time spent consuming news (Poynter) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Department of Justice: We don’t need warrants for email, Facebook chats (CNET) 2. Social + mobile = the “dynamite” combo ITV News needed Nieman) 3. Fox sees “healthy growth” of home video market thanks to digital downloads (PaidContent.org) 4. Hearst hires digital chief to oversee web brands (NYT) 5. LinkedIn launches magazine-style news channel […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits podcast includes a former Obama “regulatory czar,” a cornered Fox, a Tumblr of layoffs, and a ray of hope for — yes! — newspapers. Special guest Cass Sunstein was the former head of OIRA for Obama, helping to set, slim down and remove various rules at agencies. He’ll be talking about his […] more »