Tag: millennials

by Julie Keck

1. Deloitte says millennials will spend $62 billion on media in 2015 (Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code) 2. 2015 might be the year we start to get online identity right (Alex Howard / TechRepublic) 3. ComScore to tally viewers across their many devices (Emily Steel / New York Times) 4. How much work the NYT has […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital version of English-language Charlie Hebdo to be available via app (Keith J. Kelly / New York Post) 2. 9 popular sites become core of new Adweek blog network (David Griner / AdWeek) 3. BuzzFeed News hires Heidi Blake as UK Investigations Editor (via BuzzFeed) 4. Dailymotion launches live-streaming gaming platform to compete with […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we find out why investors are bullish on online media startups, and we find out how the Philadelphia-based startup Billy Penn is producing local news coverage aimed at younger readers. PART 1: Why investors love media startups Digital media startups like Vice, BuzzFeed and Vox Media have grown quickly thanks to hundreds of […] more »

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 »