Tag: media

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 »

by Andrew Haeg

Nearly 10 years ago, the Public Insight Network began as an experiment in radically improving journalism by harnessing the intelligence and expertise of the audience. We started simply, at MPR News, but soon began to open up the network to partners, and in so doing, asked journalists a simple question: Will you open up to […] more »

by Terri Thornton

More than a decade ago, I was driving down a Tampa, Fla., street when I saw one of the most amazing things I’d ever seen — and may ever see. A space shuttle, piggybacked on a jumbo jet, came out of nowhere and seemed to fill the entire sky. It was massive — seeing it […] more »

by Nicholas White

The following is a guest column from Nicholas White, the editor-in-chief and CEO of the Daily Dot. There is nothing “fun” about changing the world. No matter how big or small your ambitions, if you work at a startup — or worse, if you’ve founded one — you are trying to change the world. You’re […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

Did you hear the one about the journalist who used improv skills to do her job better? It’s no punchline: The art of improv offers many lessons for journalists, not least of which is how to collaborate more effectively. I’ve been performing improv since 2004, and in 2010 I started teaching workshops that apply lessons […] more »

by Dan Reimold

College memes are suddenly invading the Facebook streams of students at schools throughout the U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe. As The Cherwell, Oxford University’s student newspaper, explains, the meme is “an idea or behavior that spreads through a culture by imitation. Internet memes follow this principle, humorous images are copied and re-captioned, concisely describing […] more »

by Rob Arcamona

Click here to read the whole series This piece is co-authored by Jeff Hermes and Andy Sellars. This year turned out to be one that could fit well in a Billy Joel song: peppered protesters, jailed journalists, Internet crusaders … the list goes on. To recap a year that has been chock-full of shifts in […] more »