Tag: kickstarter

by Julie Keck

1. Wikileaks volunteer was a paid informant for the FBI (Wired) 2. On Wendy Davis’ filibuster (and DOMA): When Twitter does what journalism can’t (Salon) 3. With gay marriage sure to spark emotional responses, The Washington Post and New York Times try structuring comments (Nieman) 4. A Kickstarter tip for journalists from ProPublica: Crowdfunding is a lot of work (paidContent) 5. Google to remove [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Crowdfunding site Indiegogo, launched in 2008, was a pioneer in helping anyone anywhere raise money from anyone in the world. While the site now has much more competition from venture-backed startups such as Kickstarter or niche sites such as CrowdSupply, Indiegogo has recently seen an uptick in high profile journalism-related campaigns. There was the “Crackstarter” [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Average American spends an hour a day of quality time with their smartphone (AllThingsD) 2. Golden Pen of Freedom awarded to Myanmar publisher (Journalism.co.uk) 3. In defense of Twitter’s role as a social media watchdog (Digiphile) 4. Research: Public interest in hyperlocal media is high while advertiser interest is low (London School of Economics) 5. Opinion: Who needs reporters? (NYT) 6. On-the-record quotes from DOJ’s [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Internet goes down in Syria (Huffington Post) 2. Obama may back plan to wiretap web users (NYT) 3. Yahoo’s Mayer met with Hulu execs to explore premium video unit (AllThingsD) 4. Twitter’s legal director selected as White House’s first chief privacy officer (CNET) 5. Planet Money and Kickstarter: Is web-based crowdfunding the future of [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google Reader to shut down July 1 (The Verge) 2. Aaron Swartz lawyers accuse prosecutor of misconduct (Huffington Post) 3. Small but passionate online audience Kickstarts “Veronica Mars” movie (TechCrunch) 4. In Defense of Reddit: The SXSW controversy that just won’t die (MotherBoard) 5. Redbox Instant ready to open its doors to the public [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. A reluctant witness: @quinnnorton on the investigation of Aaron Swartz (The Atlantic) 2. Google Glass’ women problems (TechCrunch)   3. Study: Tone of comments can influence reader understanding of an article (NYT) 4. If Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks are guilty, so is the New York Times (PaidContent.org) 5. Banner ads to become a thing [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Google did the right thing with the NASCAR crash, and why it matters (PaidContent.org) 2. Penguin profits fall, but digital sales are up, accounting for 30% of American revenue (The Bookseller) 3. ‘Inocente’ makes history as first Kickstarter-funded film to win an Oscar (The Verge) 4. White House directive makes digital scientific data [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 6 top tips for handing a social media crisis (memeburn) 2. Kickstarter’s Perry Chen on crowdsourcing and creativity – Podcast (GigaOm) 3. Success of music streaming apps like Spotify means less money for musicians (NYT) 4. “In death, Swartz has become a political martyr for the cause he championed in life: making scientific and [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yale not rushing into MOOCs (InsideHigherEd) 2. More than half of teachers see digital technology as hindering students’ ability to write and communicate face to face (Washington Post) 3. Developers Kickstart online classes for the “next generation of news-application developers” (MediaBistro) 4. JobScout addresses unemployment with digital literacy (TechCrunch) 5. Infographic: Who does technology [...] more »

by Elina Makri

As the financial crisis came to reign over Greece, big-name print newspapers began shutting their doors. News sites struggled to find resources. Journalists went unpaid. Print ad revenues continued to drop. TV channels slashed their budgets. Still, Greek people want news; their country is on the world agenda. So Greek journalists and media professionals have [...] more »