Tag: new york times

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix doesn’t want to kill HBO: It wants to kill TV (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Rooster Teeth plays the video game (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 3. Changes coming to the Times’ mobile portfolio (via New York Times) 4. The evolution of money: Every device will become a vehicle for commerce (Dan Rowinski / […] more »

by Aleszu Bajak

We’re always playing games. As kids it was kick the can, hide and seek, tag. As grownups, it’s more often Candy Crush and crosswords. But what if games could help tell news stories? What if a game like Candy Crush taught us how to balance the nation’s budget? News outlets, including BuzzFeed, the New York Times, ProPublica, and the Washington […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter and YouTube blocked in Turkey over hostage photos (Graham Cluley / WeLiveSecurity) 2. John Oliver makes Edward Snowden squirm on ‘Last Week Tonight’ (Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast) [VID] 3. Rolling Stone’s investigation: “A failure that was avoidable” (Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll & Derek Kravitz / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. A dumb […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The economics of the podcast boom (Ann Friedman / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. The changing – and unchanging – structure of TV (Ben Thompson / Stratechery) 3. Google ‘illegally took content from Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor,’ report finds (Juliette Garside / Guardian) 4. New York Times shifting resources from ‘every division’ to mobile (Michael Sebastian […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Internet seen as positive influence on education, but negative on morality in emerging and developing nations (via Pew Research) 2. StoryCorps using $1 million TED prize to become an app and go global (Ina Fried / Re/code) 3. Refinery29 hiring politics, tech reporters in general-interest news push (Nicole Levy / Capital New York) 4. […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how The New York Times quickly morphed a viral story into a successful mobile app, and we see how Project Syria uses virtual reality to immerse the audience in the news. PART 1: Single-story apps Efforts to tailor content specifically for smartphones has given rise to freestanding mobile apps inspired by […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Scientific proof that no one pays attention to banner ads (Alice Truong / Quartz) 2. New York Times showcases short documentaries funded through Kickstarter (Natalie Jarvey / The Hollywood Reporter) 3. ONA, Poynter announce first class of 25 for Women’s Leadership Academy (Jane McDonnell / Online News Association) 4. Retailers told to adapt or […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Boston Globe launches interactive timeline and podcast for bombing trial (Aleszu Bajak / Storybench) 2. China blocks web access to ‘Under the Dome’ documentary on pollution (Edward Wong / New York Times) 3. Anti-science advocates are freaking out about Google truth rankings (Joanna Rothkopf / Salon) 4. The New York Times has Instagram, but […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Online comments sections – in their most ideal form – are supposed to be places readers could leave their thoughts after they had read an article. It was supposed to serve as a forum where civilized discussion could take place and would add value even after a piece was finished. Instead, we’ve all become more […] more »

by Jess Duda

NEW YORK — “We don’t wake up thinking we’ll set the agenda,” said David Reiter, vice president of newsgathering at ABC News. What does set the agenda? These days it’s social media. Rieter offered the caveat that social platforms are one of many story leads for ABC News. It is “an input, not the decision-making […] more »