Tag: kickstarter

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 »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Why Social-Media Shaming Is OK (BuzzFeed) 2. How Facebook’s new sound notifications could boost engagement (ReadWrite) 3. LazyTruth tackles false claims in email chain letters (NiemanLab) 4. Incubator Science cracks the Pinterest code with new analytics tool (VentureBeat) 5. Kickstarter-backed journalism startup Matter publishes […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Mastering the art of disruptive innovation in journalism (Nieman Reports) 2. After outburst on Twitter, The Times reinforces social media guidelines (NYT) 3. How to make your journalism project succeed on Kickstarter (Nieman Lab) 4. Twitter’s first act of censorship […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Every few odd weeks or months, a story pondering the future of magazines resurfaces, generating an updated round of debate on this form of print media we aren’t ready to let go. While recent pieces like David Carr’s “Wondering How Far Magazine Will Fall“ may dampen the spirits of those still holding out for a […] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

The idea of crowdfunding journalistic projects isn’t new, but it’s been in the spotlight recently. Take, for example, the media itself zeroing in on a successful Kickstarter project by Bobbie Johnson, a former Guardian technology correspondent, and U.S.-based journalist Jim Giles, whose work has appeared in The Economist, The Atlantic and New Scientist. Johnson and […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Sheryl Sandberg becomes the first and only woman to join Facebook’s board (Huffington Post) 2. Microsoft now must figure out how to monetize newly bought Yammer (TechCrunch) 3. Wired and The New Yorker pull back on Flipboard (Advertising Age) 4. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

We’ve all heard the heart-warming stories of inventors and creators who couldn’t get their ideas funded, and then turned to crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo to raise the money they needed. And then there are the other-worldly stories like the Pebble smart watch that raised millions on Kickstarter. While you might kick in […] more »