Tag: obama

by Julie Keck

1. President Obama’s student-data-privacy proposal gets wary industry reaction (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) 2. What to do when a student journalist isn’t ready to produce for the public? Ask lots of them to (Adam Ragusea / Nieman Lab) 3. One reason to offer free online courses: alumni engagement (Casey Fabris / Chronicle of Higher […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Facebook walks a free-speech tightrope (Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal) 2. Vimeo to fund Maker Studios creators in exchange for exclusive windows (Josh Dickey / Mashable) 3. Amy O’Leary on eight years of navigating digital culture change at the New York Times (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. Shutterstock takes aim at Getty, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Obama’s call for an open Internet puts him at odds with regulators (Brian Fung & Nancy Scola / Washington Post) 2. Can mesh networks and offline wireless move from protest tools to news? (Susan McGregor / Nieman Lab) 3. MPAA launches WhereToWatch site, listing legal movie and TV streams in continued fight against piracy  […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Reuters TV aims to personalize news broadcasts (Eric Blattberg / Digiday) 2. New Yorker paywall rises, no free archive (Matt Buchanan / The Awl) 3. What President Obama’s net neutrality proposal means (Amy Schatz & Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Talking race and tech in Silicon Valley: Tristan Walker (J. J. McCorvey / Fast […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. On the ethics of data-driven journalism (Alex Howard / Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 2. Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. FCC Chief says he agrees with Obama on net neutrality, advocates don’t buy it (Brendan Sasso / National Journal) 4. How Facebook and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. President Obama publishes Medium post encouraging America’s entrepreneurs (Taylor Soper / GeekWire) 2. Christian Science Monitor plans Passcode, a cybersecurity vertical (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. New StoryBy online magazine shares most of its revenue with storytellers (Barry Levine / VentureBeat) 4. Hispanic digital-media company ‘Latin Everywhere’ formed via GoTV, Latin Anywhere merger (Todd […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix and Spotify help drive UK home entertainment revenues to £5.3 billion (John Reynolds / The Guardian) 2. Obama bypasses traditional media again in interview with Zach Galifianakis (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 3. An online Magna Carta: Berners-Lee calls for bill of rights for web (Jemima Kiss / The Guardian) 4. Web firms face […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Manning to request a pardon from Obama for 35-year sentence handed down for WikiLeaks disclosures (Guardian) 2. Digital to account for 25% of total ad spend in 2013, according to eMarketer (The Drum) 3. CBS, Time Warner Cable reach truce over debates (Wall Street Journal) 4. NSA and Intelligence Community turn to Tumblr for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Internet goes down in Syria (Huffington Post) 2. Obama may back plan to wiretap web users (NYT) 3. Yahoo’s Mayer met with Hulu execs to explore premium video unit (AllThingsD) 4. Twitter’s legal director selected as White House’s first chief privacy officer (CNET) 5. Planet Money and Kickstarter: Is web-based crowdfunding the future of […] 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 »