Tag: paidcontent

by Julie Keck

1. Why we’re moving our media coverage to GigaOm (Tom Krazit / paidContent) 2. Is Twitter really ruining journalism? (Bronwen Clune / Guardian) 3. PEN American Center survey finds surveillance is leaving writers wary (Noam Cohen / New York Times) 4. Vice magazine and disruption in the media: The next big thing always starts out […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-books now make up 20% of U.S. book sales (Mashable) 2. Google Play Books enables user e-books uploads, Google Drive support (Verge) 3. PBS MediaShift starts publishing e-books; First topics: cord cutting & self-publishing (paidContent) 4. Self-publishing is the worst (Salon) 5. E-books responsible for nearly $1 billion growth in trade (Digital Book World) […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Rafat Ali is one of those rare people in the media industry who understands the power he wields with his written words, yet can be so humble and friendly in person. I was struck by that quality in him when we first met probably 10+ years ago when he was first starting the paidContent blog […] 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 Mark Glaser

Robert Rosenthal Welcome to the 37th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Jillian York, who is filling in for Rafat Ali. It’s been a crazy week in media + tech, with important mergers abounding! First up is the Center for Investigative Reporting announcing that […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

When the U.K.-based Guardian Media Group bought PaidContent in 2008, it was portrayed as an attempt to expand into the U.S. market. The Guardian newspaper was a forerunner in its use of the web, and already got a large portion of its traffic from North America. But I had trouble seeing why a general interest […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. GigaOM CEO discusses acquisition of PaidContent (Wired) 2. BBC journalists told not to break news stories on Twitter (Guardian) 3. AOL has hired a new chief content officer to give Patch a boost (paidContent) 4. How Don Graham fumbled the […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Twitter: In last 3 minutes of Super Bowl, there were 10,000 tweets per second (TechCrunch) 2. First streaming of Super Bowl a success, but left a lot to be desired (TechCrunch) 3. Rupert Murdoch tweets up storm on Euro crisis, […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

For too long, reporters and editors have been unaware, even hostile to the business sides of their organizations. Those attitudes have helped push the news industry into its current dire state. And that’s why I say: Tear down the wall between business and editorial. Before you start sharpening your pitchforks, hear me out. I’m not […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Steve Outing Welcome to the first episode of “The Mediatwits,” the revamped, longer form weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali, who is working on a stealth startup. This week’s first beta show was mainly about the new metered pay wall coming to NYTimes.com and […] more »