Tag: olympics

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Turner buys sports website Bleacher Report (AP) 2. What does Financial Times’ digital progress mean in dollars? (Guardian) 3. Most magazines suffered during the first half, report shows (FishbowlNY) 4. Why you can make a strong case for and against […] more »

by Mark Glaser

It didn’t take long for the #NBCfail hashtag to rear its ugly head on Twitter. The XXX Olympics had just begun in London, and NBC Sports was soon criticized for everything from tape delays and too many commercials to limiting online access to pay TV customers. Cord cutters are welcome to watch old highlights online […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. NBC’s Olympic ratings may allow the company to ‘break even’ (LA Times) 2. You can send back your copy of Jonah Lehrer’s ‘Imagine’ for a full refund (PaidContent) 3. Digital First Media debuts Social Media Wire at the New Haven […] more »

by Jenny Shank

Olympic fever hit me young. One of my earliest memories is of a coloring book featuring the raccoon mascot from the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics that my mom gave me when I was three. I colored in the pictures of the raccoons skating and bobsledding while I watched the Olympics on our old boxy television. […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. NBC posts record Olympics viewership despite Twitter uproar (Reuters) 2, E-subscriptions at Financial Times exceed daily print circulation for the first time (Financial Times) 3. PaidContent founder raises $500,000 for new travel-site venture (Ad Age Digital) 4. Do real-name policies […] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

Amid the thousands of professional journalists gathered in London for the start of the Summer Olympics will be a handful of journalism students with the unusual opportunity to work in school-sponsored teams to cover the high-profile games. Several U.S. universities have launched new programs to bring journalists-in-training directly to the scene of the giant international […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

It used to be that there were two ways to experience the Summer Olympics: watch the games on your TV (and on NBC’s schedule) or travel to the games themselves. Oh my, how things have changed. This summer, you can follow your favorite Olympian on Facebook. Live stream the finals on your laptop. Look at […] more »

by Terri Thornton

Click to read our whole series It’s an Olympic achievement. Not just the London Games, but the social media infrastructure behind them. People definitely engaged online during the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. But new apps, better mobile devices, and an Olympic policy encouraging athletes to use social media mean that fans will have more […] more »

by Ryan Frank

Two blocks from our newsroom, 20,000 fans yelled, clapped and stomped for a world record. A former University of Oregon decathlete, Ashton Eaton, crossed the finish line in time to make history. Ashton Eaton celebrates after he broke the world record in the decathlon event in Eugene, Ore. This photo was captured by Tess Freeman […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Publishers could reach settlement with 50 states in e-books case (PaidContent) 2. NBC will stream live all 30-plus sports in upcoming summer Olympics (NYT) 3. California’s lieutenant governor snags gig at Current TV (NYT) 4. Spotify teams up with Coca-Cola […] more »