Tag: medium

by Julie Keck

1. View of #Ferguson thrust Michael Brown shooting to national attention (David Carr / The New York Times) 2. In exposing followers, Medium fails readers (Selena Larson / ReadWrite) 3. The problem with the police’s plea to ‘Tweet Smart’ (Monica Guzman / GeekWire) 4. Reddit, Imgur and Twitch team up as ‘Derp’ for social data [...] more »

by David Carr

The following is a note New York Times’ media columnist David Carr posted on Medium for his incoming students at Boston University, where Carr is the College of Communication’s first Andrew R. Lack professor. It is cross-posted here with permission, and edited for length. This course, Press Play, aspires to be a place where you [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Report: Global digital news audience increased by 23% in 2013 (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 2. Is Medium a platform or a publisher? And is Matter a magazine or a collection? Yes (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. Blendle, Dutch startup that charges readers by the article, reaches 60k users (Alexander Klöpping / Medium) 4. Time [...] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Medium was created by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone in 2012, with the mission of helping good writing “find the right audience.” After launch, the platform was initially invite-only to reinforce that Medium is a place for quality scribes and has received praise for its clean design and easy-to-use interface. Since then, the [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How the #YesAllWomen hashtag began (Pete Pachal / Mashable) 2. An interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher (Jay Yarrow / Business Insider) 3. A platform and blogging tool, Medium charms writers (David Carr / New York Times) 4. Twitter, Facebook battle YouTube for video ad cash (John McDermott / Digiday) 5. Twitter to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Survey: Emerging and developing nations want freedom on the Internet (Pew Research) 2. Internet tolls and the case for strong net neutrality (Reed Hastings / Netflix) 3. Twitter blocked in Turkey as Prime Minister pledges to ‘eradicate’ it (Chris Taylor / Mashable) 4. Medium launches iPhone app for reading stories on the go (Casey [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. HBO GO technical troubles mar True Detective finale (Alex Fitzpatrick / TIME) 2. Popular Facebook page headed to television (Sam Byford / The Verge) 3. NYT Now is a mobile news platform with a dedicated staff curating stories (Sarah Silbert / Engadget) 4. With Medium, Evan Williams is tackling the future of writing online [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The FCC will monitor peering fights to ensure innovation prevails (Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOm) 2. Journalists offer different perspectives on what to do with audience data (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. With social media’s rise, the pulpit isn’t just the President’s anymore (Ashley Parker / New York Times) 4. Twitter co-founder Ev Williams raises [...] more »

by Melanie Stone

It was just more than a year ago that Ev Williams and Biz Stone created the publishing platform Medium. The Internet officially met the site in August 2012, and since then, Medium’s popularity has grown enough for even the most skeptical media watchers to use the word “momentum.” Medium is still an enigma, however — in [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Social networks in a battle for the second screen (Vindu Goel & Brian Stelter / New York Times) 2. Are personal essays the future of digital journalism? (Aneya Fernando / 10,000 Words) 3. Who are the most social publishers on the web? (Ami Sedghi / Guardian) 4. Columbia University’s piracy.lab explores the online world [...] more »