Tag: guardian

by Julie Keck

1. 7 things to love about reddit’s first transparency report (Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation) 2. Report: Google, Amazon, others fork out for AdBlock Plus ‘unblock’ (Kat Hall / The Register) 3. Guardian digital chief: Killing off comments ‘a monumental mistake’ (Paul McNally / News:Rewired) 4. Ben Thompson: The one-man blog isn’t dead, it’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Snowden documents: Canada’s CSE tracks millions of downloads daily (via CBC News) 2. One week of harassment on Twitter (via Feminist Frequency) 3. The news website that’s keeping press freedom alive in Egypt (Leslie T. Chang / Guardian) 4. The Guardian completes its relaunch w/ global release of redesigned site (Ben Woods / The […] more »

by Geoffrey King

This opinion piece originally appeared on the CPJ blog. The U.K. prides itself on its commitment to free expression, but the latest revelations of surveillance of journalists and calls by Britain’s prime minister, David Cameron, to ban secure messaging belie the country’s drift toward a more restrictive environment for the press. The revelations further underscore […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Guardian partners with more local news outlets to tell under-reported stories (Lene Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. The Times of India to journalists: Giving up personal tweets is “in YOUR interest” (Sruthijith KK / Quartz) 3. Getty: Giving away photos to make a profit (James Estrin / New York Times) 4. Hollywood’s big-money […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How St. Louis’ alt-weekly is covering the chaos in Ferguson (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. The newest important person in newsrooms: audience-development czars (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 3. Simple.tv now lets you share your DVR recordings with your cord-cutting friends (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 4. How Deca is taking a collaborative approach to longform […] more »

by Julie Posetti

Janine Gibson was editor of the Guardian US and she led the paper’s New York coverage of the Edward Snowden story to industry acclaim. Now, she’s headed back to London as editor in chief of theguardian.com. Gibson recently spoke to me (a research fellow with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) for the World Editors Forum’s upcoming Trends In […] more »

by Claire Groden

This week, when a 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit L.A., the L.A. Times’ Ken Schwencke was the first to break the story. But, the actual author of the post wasn’t Schwencke — it was Quakebot, an algorithm he created about two years ago. The article was no masterpiece, but it clearly conveyed the essential information such as […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. AP’s Carvin: News battle near for Twitter, Facebook (Michael Depp / NetNews Check) 2. Guardian deletes Emma Keller post about cancer patient (Sam Kirkland & Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 3.  Boston Globe Media Partners launches pioneering program to support local non-profits (Business Wire) 4. Apple loses bid to block antitrust monitorship (Nate Raymond / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Greenwald leaving Guardian for media venture headed by eBay founder Omidyar (Mark Hosenball / Reuters) 2. BBC to name head of VOD service, to treat it like a fifth channel (Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter) 3. Why news is Twitter’s next frontier (Casey Newton / Verge) 4. CIR reaches out to new audiences […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Has putting up a paywall at the Guardian become moral imperitive rather than a choice? (Mathew Ingram / paidContent) 2. How Spotify engineered the new music economy (Max Blau / Mashable) 3. What mugshots mean for public data (Hilary Mason) 4. New BBC Store lets you pay to download, keep shows (Paul Sawers / […] more »