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by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Bombing suspect’s social media profile: What’s real, what’s fake, and what we don’t know (Boston.com) 2. Fake Twitter accounts spring up assuming bombers’ identities (Daily Dot) 3. Reddit vs. the Media in search for Boston bombing suspects (Slate) 4. Shameless [...] more »

by Dan Kennedy

For the Boston Phoenix, the decline lasted years — but the end came swiftly. Last Thursday afternoon a local journalist called to ask if I’d heard rumors that the 47-year-old alt-weekly was about to go under. I hadn’t. Within an hour, Boston.com was reporting that the Phoenix would cease publication immediately. One more issue — [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Staci Kramer Welcome to the 17th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Staci Kramer, editor of PaidContent, who’s filling in for Rafat Ali. This show looks at the week’s big changes in the media landscape. First, Steve Jobs announced he was stepping down as [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Jack Shafer Welcome to the 13th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, the founder of PaidContent. This week’s show looks at a recent survey by Pew Internet that found that 35 percent of Americans now have smartphones, and that ownership is even [...] more »

by Craig Silverman

Layoffs, buyouts, furloughs, and more than a few shuttered newspapers and magazines. That’s definitely part of the story of 2009. Yet, at the same time, many established news organizations pushed online with impressive results, and online-only organizations continued to grow and innovate. Now, with 2009 ending, we have a new year of media to ponder. [...] more »