Tag: newspapers

by Julie Keck

1. Rolling Stone contributing editor and Buzzfeed reporter Michael Hastings dies in crash (Rolling Stone) 2. Google challenges U.S. gag order, citing First Amendment (Washington Post) 3. Looking deeper into the MPAA’s copyright agreement (Electronic Frontier Foundation) 4. Study: Facebook third most popular news source in the Arab world (Journalism.co.uk) 5. Gallup: Only 23 percent of Americans trust newspapers, TV news (Poynter)    Get our [...] more »

by Maryanne Reed

This guest post is co-authored by Dana Coester. Data Visualization, geo-mapping, audience engagement, agile development, responsive design. What do any of these terms have to do with journalism? Turns out, quite a bit these days. With a staggering amount of data now available to journalists, the ability to capture, interpret and present it to audiences [...] more »

by Sue Robinson

Traditional news organizations need to embrace the disruption brought by digital culture — or they risk becoming obsolete. That was the message late last week at the International Symposium on Online Journalism hosted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where about 370 of the world’s [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits podcast includes a former Obama “regulatory czar,” a cornered Fox, a Tumblr of layoffs, and a ray of hope for — yes! — newspapers. Special guest Cass Sunstein was the former head of OIRA for Obama, helping to set, slim down and remove various rules at agencies. He’ll be talking about his [...] more »

by Eric Mark Do

The Toronto Star is testing the e-book market with a dedicated subscription model. Launched in November 2012, Star Dispatches is the brainchild of the Toronto Star’s marketing department. The Star already has more than 20 titles of long-form journalism to choose from — ranging from investigations, in-depth health reporting, special reports on events and more. [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

We are back with the Mediatwits podcast, revamped in a roundtable format with “regulars” and occasional special guests. This week we have Mark Glaser moderating, along with the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox, Seattle Times’ Mónica Guzmán, Reuters’ Felix Salmon, and USC’s Andrew Lih. Special guest Guy Kawasaki will be joining us as well. Our topics [...] more »

by Eric Mark Do

Canada’s largest newspaper company is launching two hyper-local business sites in a bid to duplicate the success of one of Canada’s only profitable online news operations. YourMississaugaBiz.com launched several months ago, and YourHamiltonBiz.com will go live this month. Both are the creation of Torstar Inc., which owns the Toronto Star, Metroland, and Metro newspapers. The [...] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education compiled by Julie Keck. 1. Public is public… except in journalism? (Huffington Post) 2. One less thing to carry: using your iPhone to record calls (Journalism.co.uk) 3. New data on what funds journalism worldwide: no Holy Grail but many ideas (Neiman Lab) 4. Guardian [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Irish newspapers aim to charge sites that link to their stories, starting at €300 per year for one link (TheJournal.ie) 2. Why Tumblr and BuzzFeed are on a collision course in 2013 (paidContent) 3. Study: actually only about 20,000 Twitter users in [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Can this startup take on Bloomberg as a real-time news service? (Mashable) 2. Europe’s newspapers are dying too (CJR) 3. Understanding Instagram and why Flickr might just have a chance (GigaOM) 4. Interview: Google expands mobile mag products amid web threat (paidContent) 5. Dan [...] more »