Tag: james murdoch

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. James Murdoch to step down as chairman of BSkyB [live blog] (Guardian) 2. Magazines scramble to capitalize on Pinterest’s success (Advertising Age) 3. More Americans have cut the cord, but don’t expect a revolution to ditch cable yet (PaidContent) 4. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Maybe you’re still confused about the whole “hackgate” scandal in the United Kingdom, where the News of the World tabloid hacked cell phone voicemail messages to get inside information. Perhaps our guide to the scandal was just too dense. Well, here’s an even simpler proposition: one simple infographic to explain the whole thing. The infographic […] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

From time to time, we provide an overview of one broad MediaShift topic, annotated with online resources and plenty of tips. The idea is to help you understand the topic, learn the jargon, and take action. We’ve previously covered Twitter, local watchdog news sites, and Net neutrality, among other topics. This week MediaShift U.K. correspondent […] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

British journalism has just undergone one of the most radical weeks in several decades. Rupert Murdoch “Rocked,” “chaos,” “shocking” — use whatever adjectives you like, but news this week that the News of the World (NOTW) tabloid hacked into the phones of child murder victims, families of London’s July 7, 2005 terror attacks, and parents […] more »