Tag: newsweek

by Claire Groden

Last week, Newsweek resurrected its print issue with a splash, featuring a story that claimed to reveal the founder of Bitcoin as a reclusive Californian named Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto. But readers were skeptical, especially after Nakamoto protested in an interview with the Associated Press that he was not the founder of Bitcoin. On Friday, Newsweek [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Instagram business lead Emily White to be named COO of Snapchat (Kara Swisher / AllThingsD) 2. Netflix breaks through in Producers Guild Award TV nominations (Cynthia Littleton / Variety) 3. Jay Rosen on NewsCo and “The View From Somewhere” (Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic) 4. Just 9% of consumers would pay to rent a [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How to improve public online education (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Review: Newsweek editor talks about his job as dean of J-school in book (Digital Journalism) 3. Coursera hosts Asia’s first MOOC (Stanford Daily) 4. Tips for kid safety on the Internet for parents and educators (EleSapiens) 5. Two cheers for Web U! [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Internet may soon beat TV as main source of national news (paidContent) 2. Guardian kills its Facebook social reader (GigaOM) 3. Slate now considering a pay model, too (Forbes) 4. This is what Newsweek’s digital future will look like (Adweek) 5. Around the world [...] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

The big news in the magazine industry last week was that Newsweek, founded nearly eight decades ago, is moving to a digital-only product after a final print edition on December 31. The timing is remarkable. Three years ago this week, I wrote my first piece for MediaShift about a similar announcement from much-beloved food and [...] more »

by Devin Harner

The following is a commentary by PBS MediaShift contributor Devin Harner. Newsweek’s cover story last week declared that “Heaven Is Real,” at least according to a previously skeptical neurosurgeon who recovered from a near death experience, and lived to write about it. After the announcement on Thursday that it’s killing its print edition at the [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 60th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. We were recording the podcast when the big news came down that Newsweek had decided to end its print edition. Can a digital-only Newsweek survive with all the cut-throat competition online? This week also saw the launch of [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Mastering the art of disruptive innovation in journalism (Nieman Reports) 2. After outburst on Twitter, The Times reinforces social media guidelines (NYT) 3. How to make your journalism project succeed on Kickstarter (Nieman Lab) 4. Twitter’s first act of censorship [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Facebook’s first earnings report matches expectations (LA Times) 2. Google unveils ‘ultrahigh-speed Internet network’  (NYT) 3. Revenues from social media sites to reach $16.9 billion in 2012, analysts say (SocialTimes) 4. Newsweek to launch live news broadcast next week (Politico) [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Will Newsweek stop existing as a print publication? (Forbes) 2. Roku raises $45 million from News Corp, BSkyB and others (TechCrunch) 3. Publisher Random House is getting into television (Publishers Weekly) 4. Atlantic Media’s business site, Quartz, fills out team [...] more »