Tag: gawker

by Julie Keck

1. E-book ruling gives Amazon an advantage (NYT) 2. The Manning trial grapples with the question of whether Wikileaks is a media entity (GigaOm) 3. How to embed Instagram pictures, videos (CNET) 4. Eisner predicts Hulu will lose next-day TV rights post-sale (Bloomberg) 5. BuzzFeed removes story that parodies the site’s lists (Poynter) 6. Blip […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Washington Post joined the 450 other daily U.S. newspapers with pay walls this week and also now offers “Sponsored Views” below its editorials. We’ll talk to Forbes media columnist Jeff Bercovici about the advantages and disadvantages of pay walls at the Post and beyond. We’ll also talk to CNET’s Declan McCullagh on new developments in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Turkish protesters use Indiegogo to raise over $50k for full-page New York Times ad (Mediaite) 2. Penguin CEO takes stand in Apple e-books antitrust case (Reuters) 3. Rob Ford crack video Gawker crowdfunded over $200k to buy might be ‘gone’ (Gawker) 4. US government asked AP for $1 million for secret email addresses (The Atlantic) 5. Tracing the online links between civic engagement […] more »

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 »