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by Sonia Paul

At MediaShift, our sweet spot is covering the space where technology and media intersect. And what a dynamic space that is — always changing, always shifting. 2014 was no different. As we see it, here are the biggest stories and trends that shaped the media and technology industry in 2014, and will likely reverberate into […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Free flow of government information? Yawn (Margaret Sullivan / New York Times) 2. Mother Jones’ nonprofit fix for serious journalism (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 3. Behind the alarming rise of the online vigilante detective (Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed) 4. 5 to 25% of your news site’s search traffic comes from Google News (Joshua Benton […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. If tech companies wanted to end online harassment, they could do it tomorrow (Jessica Valenti / Guardian US) 2. When the forces of media disruption hit home (David Carr / New York Times) 3. Being connected is more of a good thing than it is a bad thing (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. The […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why in-house innovation is a great plan for legacy outlets (Erin Polgreen / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Unable to find a local partner, the much praised Homicide Watch D.C. is shutting down (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. Fall of the banner ad: The monster that swallowed the web (Farhad Manjoo / New York […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Last week HBO and CBS both announced plans to offer stand-alone streaming services on the web. It’s a major turn-about for the pay cable service HBO (owned by Time Warner), which has long maintained they are “not TV.” This move will allow viewers to cut the cord to their cable TV subscriptions and purchase HBO […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Infiltrating people’s habits: How Time works to engage readers (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. BBC launches WhatsApp service in West Africa to fight Ebola (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 3. How a small experiment at The Washington Post revolutionized its content management platform (Benjamin Mullen / Poynter) 4. How did GamerGate become a lightning […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why we need a global paywall (Matthew Taub / Medium) 2. Cable, Twitter picked up #Ferguson story at a similar clip (Paul Hitlin & Nancy Vogt / Pew Research) 3. A federal court rejects Aereo’s request to argue it’s a cable company (Brian Fung / The Washington Post) 4. Why it’s smart of the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google and Barnes & Noble unite to take on Amazon (Alexandra Alter / The New York Times) 2. Netflix now has more subscription revenue than HBO (Zachary M. Seward / Quartz) 3. Dish’s Charlie Ergen: In the future, most TV viewing won’t happen on TV (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 4. Crowdfunding bid to acquire […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. A.C.L.U. and Human Rights Watch say surveillance programs hurt news coverage (Sydney Ember / New York Times) 2. NPR One delivers a curated public radio stream for the smartphone era (Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch) 3. First Look Media changes course on “digital magazines” (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. HBO pushes web expansion as […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. As CNN mobile traffic hits 40 percent, editor calls web vs. apps debate ‘red herring’ (Sam Kirkland / Poynter) 2. Interview with Jay Rosen on the future of native advertising (Sam Petulla / Contently) 3. HBO and Showtime fight back: Subscriptions aren’t actually down (Eliana Dockterman / TIME) 4. Tivo lays off most of […] more »