Tag: google

by Jefferson Yen

As cable bills have soared, people have been considering how to cut the cord without losing access to the shows and sports programming they love. These days more and more people are opting out. Since 2011, the number of millennials on cable has dropped 20 percent. But it’s not just millennials; 125,000 people unsubscribed in […] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

Media distribution evolves. Today only about half of us watch traditional (“linear”) TV. Tech giants Amazon and Google are both purveyors of scaled-down devices that stream video, devices that contribute to the evolution. If you don’t already own an AppleTV or Roku and don’t want to spend a lot of money for a streaming media player, which should you buy? Based […] more »

by Austin Smith

The following piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. News spread this week that Facebook is going to start serving full news stories from select publishers natively. Facebook’s rationale is that when a user clicks a Facebook story, the subsequent page load typically takes about eight seconds. The obvious outcome […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The economics of the podcast boom (Ann Friedman / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. The changing – and unchanging – structure of TV (Ben Thompson / Stratechery) 3. Google ‘illegally took content from Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor,’ report finds (Juliette Garside / Guardian) 4. New York Times shifting resources from ‘every division’ to mobile (Michael Sebastian […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Many of us take for granted the efficacy of search engines in producing accurate results. Just try to remember what it was like browsing the web in the early aughts and you can see how much things have changed. It’s pretty clear that Google’s come out on top in the search engine wars. Even though […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FCC finally releases net neutrality rules (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 2. In media companies, editorial staff shouldn’t be kept in the dark about finances (Celeste LeCompte / Nieman Lab) 3. Amazon’s ‘Write On’ crowd-publishing platform opens to all (Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch) 4. Guardian backpedals on Whisper app privacy violations (Elizabeth Dwoskin / Wall […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. C.J.R. gets advice from students and an updated look (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 2. Next semester, some journalism students will be reading David Carr for credit (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. Why plagiarize when you can rip off a writer’s thoughts? (Marc Fisher / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Google is breaking up […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Medium gets a bit more Twitter-like, and a bit more blog-like (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Making the leap from print designer to web developer (Mike Grant / Storybench) 3. Jostling begins as FCC’s net neutrality vote nears (Brody Mullins & Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal) 4. Trouble ahead? Searching for Google’s future […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

When The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson used Twitter’s new tweet activity feature he found something surprising. It showed that, on average, only 1.7 percent of people bothered to click through to the articles he had linked. In response to Thompson’s article, Digiday’s John McDermott noted that for the top brands, overall engagement was up 85 percent […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NYT Magazine kicks off redesign with new ethics podcast (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. How Google determined our right to be forgotten (Julia Powles & Enrique Chaparro / Guardian) 3. Debating the rules and ethics of digital photojournalism (via New York Times) 4. How Mic turned Tumblr into a big traffic driver (John McDermott […] more »