Tag: new york times

by Erica A. Hernandez

The best advice Melissa Bell has for young reporters: Follow your curiosity lines. During the Vox.com co-founder’s recent visit to the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications as part of the college’s Innovators Series, Bell spoke with students who have grown up online, as she did. “I think because I felt like the Internet was […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Americans feel better informed thanks to the Internet (Kristen Purcell & Lee Rainie / Pew Research Internet Project) 2. Can Silicon Valley disrupt journalism if journalists hate being disrupted? (Emily Bell / Guardian) 3. Why I’m interested in First Look’s new social-journalism project (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. Nielsen at a tipping point? Accelerating […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. If tech companies wanted to end online harassment, they could do it tomorrow (Jessica Valenti / Guardian US) 2. When the forces of media disruption hit home (David Carr / New York Times) 3. Being connected is more of a good thing than it is a bad thing (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. The […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Jennifer Preston on leaving the New York Times, joining the Knight Foundation, and spurring innovation in newsrooms (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 2. Jack Shafer on losing his job, and the state of things (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 3. Sorry, Netflix: Serial proves that the best shows shouldn’t be binged on (Jason […] more »

by Sachin Kamdar

The following is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Almost three years ago I wrote an article about “Why Publishers Are About to Go Data Crazy.” This prediction came true, but the degree that publishers have gone “data crazy” wildly beat my expectations. Publishers now have the ability to capitalize on […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Last year, Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg said he wanted Facebook to provide the “best personalized newspaper in the world.” No one really knew what that meant, but now Facebook clearly wields enormous power over what news content is read at various publications. That’s because its News Feed uses algorithms — adjusted and designed by humans […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Harvard Business Review beats bigger rivals on social media (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 2. As journalism and documentary film converge in digital, what lessons can they share? (Liam Andrew / Nieman Lab) 3. Flipboard debuts a big redesign and the Daily Edition, a morning news section (Ellis Hamburger / The Verge) 4. MPAA […] more »

by Sonia Paul

With the 2014 U.S. midterm elections just days away, attention is on voter habits and concerns, as well as how political campaigners are leveraging different methods to target their voter base. The Pew Research Center’s recent report on how liberals and conservatives inhabit different media worlds underscores the influence media has on voter awareness. Reports […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FCC kicks off push to regulate Internet TV services like cable (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 2. “Ed Snowden taught me to smuggle secrets past incredible danger. Now I teach you.” (Micah Lee / The Intercept) 3. Digital chief Denise Warren leaves the Times (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 4. Behind the scenes, Storyful […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

In an era of instant updates and constant streams of information, the email newsletter is making a comeback. Traditional media outlets such as the New York Times and Washington Post have created unique email offerings for their subscribers to appeal to niche interests. And writers such as Rusty Foster, Maria Popova, Alexis Madrigal and Ann […] more »