Tag: guardian

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 »

by Mark Glaser

Former NSA worker Edward Snowden leaked a torrent of classified information about the NSA’s PRISM program and much more to the Washington Post and Guardian. In fact, his treasure trove of information is coming out slowly, in drips over time to prolong the lasting effect of his revelations. While the U.S. government has chased after […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

How can journalists fight the war on journalism, both in the U.S. and abroad? As governments hunt down whistleblowers, leakers and journalists alike, many reporters are worried they now work in a world that criminalizes their profession, calling this a “DEFCON 2 journalism event.” Most recently, Chelsea (formerly known as Bradley) Manning, the source of […] more »

by Josh Stearns

After British authorities detained the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald for nine hours and forced the Guardian, where Greenwald works, to destroy its computers, the Columbia Journalism Review declared this a “DEFCON 2 journalism event” — a reference to the code used when the country is one step away from nuclear war. And they weren’t […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Guardian bombshells in an escalating battle against journalism (Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Apple betting that a golden touch can entice an iPhone upgrade this fall (GigaOm) 3. CBS, Time Warner and the disruption of TV (The New Yorker) 4. Digital magazines: How popular are they? (Guardian) 5. Blueprint for modern media from the new […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How free should speech be on Twitter? (The New Yorker) 2. The NYT’s $150 million-a-year pay wall (Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Guardian strikes Dailymotion video deal (Guardian) 4. HuffPo pushes further into sponsored content (Digiday) 5. The inside story of the Moto X: The reason Google bought Motorola (Wired) 6. YouTube to open production […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple pitches ad-skipping for new TV service (Jessica Lessin) 2. Yahoo wins court order to release records of its fight against PRISM (Daily Dot) 3. Media continues to focus on NSA whistleblower Snowden rather than the information he’s revealed (EFF) 4. Guardian reports boost in digital revenue, losses at lowest level since 2008 (Press […] more »