Tag: mother jones

by Julie Keck

1. Free flow of government information? Yawn (Margaret Sullivan / New York Times) 2. Mother Jones’ nonprofit fix for serious journalism (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 3. Behind the alarming rise of the online vigilante detective (Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed) 4. 5 to 25% of your news site’s search traffic comes from Google News (Joshua Benton […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Storyful funds project to define best practice for eyewitness media (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 2. Twitter vows to improve policies after Robin Williams’ daughter is bullied (Hayley Tsukayama / The Washington Post) 3. Facebook has been the key to Mother Jones’ growing popularity online (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. iHeartRadio hearts video too, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Vocativ brings the tools of the spying world into the newsroom (Jeff Bercovici / Forbes) 2. Time Warner Cable drops over 300,000 subscriptions, in part because of CBS blackout (Todd Spangler / Variety) 3. How investigative journalism harnesses the latest tech (Rachel Bartlett / Journalism News) 4. When Redditors ban your website: A conversation […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “Arrested Development” helps Netflix add 600k new subscribers (AllThingsD) 2. Google Reader died because no one would run it (BuzzFeed) 3. Dublin’s ‘Storyful’ monetizing news clips for citizen journalists (Beet.TV) 4. Mainstream media ‘hearts’ sponsored tweets (Digiday) 5. Mother Jones’ Steve Katz on that 47% video and turning attention into donations (Nieman Lab) 6. […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Political magazines have found a new way to be opinion leaders during this election — in just 140 characters. Twitter is helping them publicize their print and online content and offer real-time interpretation and analysis. Reaching audiences well beyond their print readership, these magazines’ tweets may be affecting conversations about the election in intriguing ways. […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Despite what you may have observed, you can pin more on Pinterest than recipes, home décor, fashion, and enough DIY projects for a lifetime. Much has already been written about magazines’ use of Pinterest. Because the majority of the site’s users are women, much of the coverage has focused on how Pinterest has presented opportunities […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Climate change. Immigration. Economic crisis. Consumerism. These are all major issues covered by the magazines Mother Jones and Orion, and both magazines have won awards for their high-quality journalism. At the same time, they are nonprofits with tight budgets and ongoing fundraising campaigns. Both magazines have found new energy through digital media, and have developed […] more »

by Nick Baumann

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. What do you get when you cross a lawyer and a journalist? Most of the time, of course, you get […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

When I first heard about The Climate Desk back in April, I was impressed by its ambitious mission: The Climate Desk is a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact — human, environmental, economic, political — of a changing climate. The partners are The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, Grist, Mother Jones, Slate, Wired, and […] more »

by Mark Glaser

As digital technology wreaks havoc on the business models of legacy media such as newspapers and magazines, they are now turning more often to the non-profit model. Can they raise donations, micropayments, or get grants? They might want to check out a magazine that’s been a pioneer with the non-profit model, and first went online […] more »