Tag: nate silver

by Mark Glaser

Vox.com launched this week, the much talked-about explanatory news site headed up by former Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein. There’s been a lot of anticipation around Vox.com’s launch, and to many it seems like Vox is lodestar for a new kind of journalism that’s largely influenced by a singular editorial vision. We’ve seen other journalists [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Analysis: What Viacom has to show for seven years of pursuing YouTube (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 2. The Washington Post offers free digital access to readers of local newspapers (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 3. Why do we expect so much from Nate Silver? (Ben Wallace Wells / New York Magazine) 4. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FiveThirtyEight and the end of average (Ben Thompson / Stratechery) 2. New Brazilian platform expands boundaries of in-depth news investigations online (Natalia Mazotte / UT Knight Center) 3. When robots help human journalists (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. Amazon to ship video-streaming device in April (Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal) 5. On [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at AJ+, Al Jazeera’s upcoming online news network (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 2. Twitter introduces “TV conversation targeting,” TV advertising without TV viewing (Cotton Delo / AdAge) 3. Spotify now valued at more than $4 billion (John D. Stoll, Evelyn Rusli & Sven Grundberg / Wall Street Journal) 4. The newsonomics [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalists are on the move in America and creating a new vitality (Emily Bell / Guardian) 2. Facebook, still dominant, strives to keep cachet (Jenna Wortham, Vindu Goel & Nicole Perlroth / NYT) 3. Jay Rosen joins Pierre Omidyar news venture (Jay Rosen / PressThink) 4. Andrew Sullivan expands The Daily Dish with monthly [...] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

It’s been the story of the year, and it led to two Online News Association awards for the Guardian as well as a keynote breakfast session at the 13th annual ONA conference in Atlanta. “It” is today’s digital surveillance society, personified in 2013 by the Edward Snowden revelations about National Security Agency behavior. And its [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

When a blogger or journalist furthers their personal brand within a newsroom, who benefits? The New York Times’ Nate Silver is moving his FiveThirtyEight empire to ESPN, the Washington Post is launching a tech policy blog, and the Times quietly killed its Media Decoder blog (which had no guiding personality). Which blogs work for which newsroom? [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter fakes real users’ tweets to promote ad platform (SFGate) 2. The rise of the personal franchise site in news (Pressthink) 3. Is Flipboard a partner or competitor for publishers and content creators? Yes (GigaOm) 4. The sad story of Platform, Facebook’s gigantic missed opportunity (PandoDaily) 5. Reddit rolls out its front page-changing multireddit [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. TV foresees its future; Netflix is there (New York Times) 2. Study: People aren’t clicking on online ads (Business Insider) 3. Cameron cracks down on ‘corroding influence’ of online pornography (Guardian) 4. Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight Blog to join ESPN (New York Times) 5. Forget second screen apps; today, TV is the second screen (GigaOm) 6. All [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

NEW YORK — With reports that the National Security Agency is amassing data from Internet and phone companies, jokes abounded at the 10th annual Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) in New York City on June 6 and 7, especially when the list of sponsors for PDF sounded like a tally of NSA’s tech titan collaborators — Google, Facebook, Yahoo, [...] more »