Tag: gawker

by Julie Keck

1. NBC’s takedown notices skyrocket: Wasn’t file sharing supposed to be dead? (PaidContent.org) 2. The most important person at Gawker Media not named Nick Denton is leaving (AllThingsD)   3. Twitter kills off TweetDeck for mobile and drops Facebook in one fell swoop (memeburn) 4. Washington Post to try sponsored posts (Digiday) 5. Samsung’s new [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Aereo will take its TV distruption to 22 new cities this spring (paidContent) 2. Reuters gutting web infrastructure for ‘Reuters Next’ (Capital) 3. Google TV to take on Apple TV & Roku with pure streaming boxes (GigaOM) 4. Watch out CNN: new Twitter [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Could Sandy be Instagram’s big citizen journalism moment? (PandoDaily) 2. Huffington Post, Gawker websites go down as newsrooms lose servers, power (Poynter) 3. Fake Hurricane Sandy photos blow through Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter (SocialTimes) 4. Apple fires mobile software and retail chiefs (Bits Blog) 5. [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Pay walls now affect one-third of daily newspaper readers  (Poynter) 2. Report: Young tablet owners more willing to pay for news  (PaidContent) 3. Why linking is ‘the lifeblood of the web’  (GigaOm) 4. How reporters can use Twitter’s advanced-search function  [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Rupert Murdoch apologizes for hacking scandal (NYT) 2. Providence sells its stake in Hulu, company valued at $2 billion (Bloomberg) 3. Redbox revenue grows 39 percent in the first quarter (LAT) 4. Gawker still embraces anonymous commenters as other media [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

It’s rare for the public to see news sausage in the grinder. The gore of the editing process is kept from view. Yet while the factory floor of the newsroom may be less sanitary than a meat processing plant, a glimpse inside the news process may still be more likely to inspire confidence in the [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In this week’s 4MR podcast I look at the recently launched Facebook Places location feature. While the social network touts it as a [...] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

The United States’ global reputation as a champion of free speech is at stake. This is partly because the legal framework has not kept pace with the evolution of free speech, and also because the Freedom of Information Act is not being applied correctly. Today, the U.S. is in danger of losing its place as [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition I focus on the brouhaha surrounding Gizmodo obtaining a next-generation prototype of the Apple iPhone. The tech blog paid $5,000 for the prototype, took it apart, and then returned it to Apple. But police raided Gizmodo editor Jason Chen’s house and took away [...] more »

by Craig Silverman

Layoffs, buyouts, furloughs, and more than a few shuttered newspapers and magazines. That’s definitely part of the story of 2009. Yet, at the same time, many established news organizations pushed online with impressive results, and online-only organizations continued to grow and innovate. Now, with 2009 ending, we have a new year of media to ponder. [...] more »