Tag: media

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week’s RJI Futures Lab looks into how the startup accelerator Matter nurtures media innovation, and we hear how software giant Adobe is approaching the mobile platform. PART 1: Growing media startups at Matter Since its launch in 2012, the startup accelerator Matter has helped more than a dozen teams of [...] more »

by Mark Ramsey

The launch of Apple’s iOS 7 signals more than a major upgrade to Apple’s mobile operating system. Embedded in its feature set is an alternative to every music-playing radio station and every online radio service – iTunes Radio. But is iTunes Radio just another choice for music, along with Pandora, Spotify, and the rest? Or [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Washington Post joined the 450 other daily U.S. newspapers with pay walls this week and also now offers “Sponsored Views” below its editorials. We’ll talk to Forbes media columnist Jeff Bercovici about the advantages and disadvantages of pay walls at the Post and beyond. We’ll also talk to CNET’s Declan McCullagh on new developments in [...] more »

by Amanda Enayati

Helping your children deal with the horror at Sandy Hook Elementary last Friday — and other crises that play out over national news — may just mean turning off, shutting down and going offline for a bit. Very little about this generation of young children’s near-constant exposure to direct and passive media seems simple, but [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Why liveblogs outperform other online news formats by up to 300% (journalism.co.uk) 2. Hiring a Bush daughter, to attract younger readers (Media Decoder) 3. How the media inflames privacy panic (GigaOM) 4. Medium: Why you should watch two Twitter co-founders’ new idea (ReadWrite) 5. [...] more »

by Seth Ashley

The choice of a keynote speaker says a lot about an organization’s outlook, so I was eager to hear what Richard Gingras, Google’s head of news products, had to say at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in August in Chicago. The self-described “technologist” revisited good questions [...] more »

by Ari Melber

Click to read our whole series We are all fact-checkers now. For years, Americans’ political press has been stuck in a fact-free model of neutrality, often covering even the most obvious lies as “one side” of a dispute. From Swift Boats and global warming to Iraq’s nonexistent WMDs, this coverage shrouds even rudimentary empirical claims [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Forbes names the most powerful women in media, including 15 from the tech sector (AdWeek) 2. Conventions in Tampa and Charlotte welcome an unwieldy guest: Twitter (USA Today) 3. Tumblr to have Twitter friend-finding privileges revoked (The Next Web) 4. [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Who are the highest-paid TV anchors in America? (Daily Beast) 2. Google test includes Gmail users’ emails in search results (LA Times) 3. Oregonian may no longer publish every day of the week (Williamette Week) 4. How the media can [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. U.S. confidence in TV news hits all-time low, Gallup says (Politico) 2. ‘Hulu for magazines’ now available on iPad (Time) 3. Why The New York Times keeps its social media rules informal (Poynter) 4. Could media companies use crowdfunding to [...] more »