Tag: millennials

by Jan Schaffer

J-Lab director Jan Schaffer is wrapping up 20 years of raising money to give it away to fund news startups, innovations and pilot projects. She is pivoting J-Lab to do discrete projects and custom training and advising that build on her expertise. After two decades of work at the forefront of journalism innovations, interactive journalism […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter is working with an advocacy group to investigate the harassment of women (Casey Newton / The Verge) 2. How one group is making it easier to use social media in Afghanistan (Alicia Shepard / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Can Berkeleyside turn an engaged community into a profitable membership program? (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter, MIT create new research lab to analyze every tweet (Yoree Koh / The New York Times) 2. Intel buckles to anti-feminist campaign by pulling ads from gaming site (Rich McCormick / The Verge) 3. How Emergent founder Craig Silverman is using data to hunt down online hoaxes (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. Facebook […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Chinese web censors struggle with Hong Kong protest (Andrew Jacobs / The New York Times) 2. YouGov study affirms growing clout of Facebook as a news medium (John Glenday / The Drum) 3. Internet companies take aim at wireless net neutrality as debate rages on (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 4. Here’s what happened to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Guardian partners with more local news outlets to tell under-reported stories (Lene Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. The Times of India to journalists: Giving up personal tweets is “in YOUR interest” (Sruthijith KK / Quartz) 3. Getty: Giving away photos to make a profit (James Estrin / New York Times) 4. Hollywood’s big-money […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Times issues editors’ note in response to plagiarism charge involving Wikipedia (Ravi Somaiya / The New York Times) 2. News Corp considers app-based news service to attract ‘millennials’ (Roy Greenslade / The Guardian) 3. Sources say Vocativ software for generating news stories from the web doesn’t deliver (Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York) 4. […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we venture to New York to peek inside two organizations that are gaining traction with serious news tailored specifically for younger audiences. PART 1: NowThis News NowThis News targets young news consumers by delivering highly visual coverage via a continually expanding list of social platforms that includes Instagram, Vine and now Snapchat. We hear […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why journalists can still trust anonymous search tool Tor (Lauren Kirchner / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Paid apps aren’t dead – but they’re on life support (Christina Warren / Mashable) 3. Charting diversity among tech directors (Nitasha Tiku / Gawker) 4. BuzzFeed president: “We feel strongly that traditional media has given up on young […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. When millennials expect a constant stream of social media bits, what does that mean for journalism? (Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Reuters, untied to print metaphor, builds a river of news (Nieman) 3. I’m Still Here: Back online after a year without the Internet (The Verge) 4. Former Phoenix staffers launch new alt-weekly website (Boston […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Users can’t opt out of Google’s new privacy changes (Washington Post) 2. Facebook plays instant feedback of State Of The Union  (All Facebook) 3. Can Yahoo’s new CEO end the media vs. tech debate? (GigaOm) 4. Former L.A. Times editor […] more »