Tag: original content

by Julie Keck

1. If tech companies wanted to end online harassment, they could do it tomorrow (Jessica Valenti / Guardian US) 2. When the forces of media disruption hit home (David Carr / New York Times) 3. Being connected is more of a good thing than it is a bad thing (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. The […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

We’re back! After our summer hiatus, the Mediatwits podcast is back in action, this week discussing how far plagiarism charges can go. Does it constitute stealing when someone rewrites a line from Wikipedia? In the case of Benny Johnson at BuzzFeed, an online outcry led to his firing when 41 instances of plagiarism were revealed. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Recently, Twitter posted a job for a “head of news and journalism partnerships.” Oh my gosh! Was Twitter going to get into the news business and start its own newsroom with reporters and editors ferreting out what’s happening as news breaks? Despite hysteria that this might be happening (stoked by provocateur Michael Wolff), the reality […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

The days of skateboarding dogs holding sway on the web may be numbered. Technology companies and advertisers are professing their belief in the value of professionally produced original content. Portals and platforms like YouTube, AOL, MSN and Yahoo — once known for aggregating and optimizing video produced by others — are spending millions of dollars […] more »