Tag: gannett

by Julie Keck

1. Knight Prototype Fund announces funding for 18 new projects (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. New York Times rolls out archive of vintage print ads, asks for help ID-ing them (Michael Sebastian / AdAge) 3. Netflix leads in U.S. digital video subscriptions in home and among millennials (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 4. NBC Sports [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. News for the Minecraft generation: Gannett experiments with virtual reality (Adam Hochberg / Poynter) 2. Statement on the use of Finfisher by members of the Freedom Online Coalition (Jillian York / Electronic Frontier Foundation) 3. How Harvard Business Review has turned its old content into new revenue (Folio Magazine) 4. New York Times launches [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Inside Google’s big plan to race Amazon to your door (Jason Del Rey / Re/code) 2. Investigation shows NSA tracks individuals who search for articles about privacy tools (Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing) 3. Byliner gone bad and the business of longform journalism on the web (Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOm) 4. Ukraine’s civil [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google goes to war on ‘fraudulent’ YouTube video views (Stuart Dredge / The Guardian) 2. Andy Carvin joins Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. Gannett earnings report hints at a coming problem with paywalls (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 4. Apple, U.S. clash in court over e-books antitrust monitor (Joseph Ax [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Dark Social: Measuring elusive social web traffic (The Atlantic) 2. The new Digg has a fighting chance (TechCrunch) 3. Reddit leaders deflect censorship criticism and defend hands-off policies (The Verge) 4. Despite slow start, e-books gain ground in Europe (AFP) [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Does information really want to be free? Or do we all just want to get all the news that’s posted online for free? Local newspapers have been struggling to figure out a business model for making money online and in digital platforms — the main places where their readers want to get news. While the [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

George Kelly Welcome to the 40th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, this time with Mark Glaser and the George Kelly as co-hosts. Kelly is online coordinator at the Contra Costa Times newspaper and is filling in for Rafat Ali. This week the big topic is pay walls, as both the Los Angeles Times and Gannett [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Users can’t opt out of Google’s new privacy changes (Washington Post) 2. Facebook plays instant feedback of State Of The Union  (All Facebook) 3. Can Yahoo’s new CEO end the media vs. tech debate? (GigaOm) 4. Former L.A. Times editor [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at the latest move by the New York Times to survey print subscribers to see if they will pay for access to the website — on top of what they’re paying for the print edition. Plus, the Associated Press launched a [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

These are dark days for newspaper companies in the U.S. There are layoffs in print newsrooms, classified ad revenues are dwindling, and readership is shrinking. To combat these trends, Gannett introduced a bold initiative in 2006 to remake its 85 daily newspaper newsrooms into “Information Centers,” making the web the primary platform for 24-hour news, [...] more »