Tag: news of the world

by Mark Glaser

Yes, 2011 was another year of massive change in the American media landscape, with newspapers struggling, radio and TV trying to sharpen digital strategies, and magazines prettying themselves for tablets. But more often than expected, we turned our eyes overseas, to the role of social media in organizing protests and revolutions in the Arab world. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Maybe you’re still confused about the whole “hackgate” scandal in the United Kingdom, where the News of the World tabloid hacked cell phone voicemail messages to get inside information. Perhaps our guide to the scandal was just too dense. Well, here’s an even simpler proposition: one simple infographic to explain the whole thing. The infographic […] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

From time to time, we provide an overview of one broad MediaShift topic, annotated with online resources and plenty of tips. The idea is to help you understand the topic, learn the jargon, and take action. We’ve previously covered Twitter, local watchdog news sites, and Net neutrality, among other topics. This week MediaShift U.K. correspondent […] more »

by Mark Glaser

The phone-hacking scandal seems to have everything: tabloids chasing celebrities, celebrities suing news organizations, police getting bribes, politicians cozying up to media moguls, media moguls questioned at Parliamentary hearings, and a media mogul’s wife showing off her mean left hook vs. a pie-throwing, tweeting comedian. It has certainly set social media, cable TV (except for […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 14th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, the founder of PaidContent. There’s a lot of news to cover in this podcast, including Apple’s earnings, Yahoo’s earnings, the possible sale of Hulu, and more. But the big deal this week […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Jack Shafer Welcome to the 13th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, the founder of PaidContent. This week’s show looks at a recent survey by Pew Internet that found that 35 percent of Americans now have smartphones, and that ownership is even […] more »

by Mark Glaser

The revelations coming out by the hour in the U.K. phone-hacking scandal are breathtaking. What began as supposedly a rogue operation by a gossip reporter and a private investigator have now allegedly widened to include many more editors, reporters, investigators, bribes to police and the shutdown of the best-selling newspaper in the English language — […] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

British journalism has just undergone one of the most radical weeks in several decades. Rupert Murdoch “Rocked,” “chaos,” “shocking” — use whatever adjectives you like, but news this week that the News of the World (NOTW) tabloid hacked into the phones of child murder victims, families of London’s July 7, 2005 terror attacks, and parents […] more »