Tag: pay wall

by Mark Glaser

Hyper-local publishing chains have tried and failed so many times that it’s hard to keep track of them all. The biggest flame-out of late was Patch, bought out by AOL and expanded until it finally seems to have conked out. But while all these efforts have focused on digital first, maybe it’s time to consider [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple in talks with Comcast about streaming-TV service (Shalini Ramachandran, Daisuke Wakabayashi & Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal) 2. Slate to introduce a variation on the pay wall (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Nilay Patel, no longer managing editor of The Verge, moves to Vox.com (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 4. Chuck [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA paying U.S. companies for access to communications networks (Washington Post) 2. A guide to Syria’s best citizen journalism (The New Republic) 3.  Why Foursquare’s new feature makes a Google takeover offer even more likely (GigaOm) 4. If you use WordPress, you can have tweetable sentences like in the New York Times SNL story [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google: Gmail users have no reason to expect privacy (Gizmodo) 2. San Francisco Chronicle said to demolish pay wall after 4 months (CNET) 3. Apple acquires second screen TV start up Matcha.tv (VentureBeat) 4. Twitter promoted trends typically cost less in Latin America (Adweek) 5. Blodget: Journalism has entered a ‘golden age’ (Business Insider) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Oklahoma tornado pictures, videos and messages of hope spread via social media (Mashable) 2. Fox News: ‘We will unequivocally defend’ Rosen against ‘chilling’ DOJ investigation (MediaBistro) 3. New York Times CEO calls digital pay model ‘most successful’ decision in years (paidContent) 4. Yahoo can’t decide if it’s a media company or a tech company (Washington Post) 5. Owner of Rolling Stone picks his son as [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google+ users spent about 7 minutes there in March (Mashable) 2. Many air passengers never turn off electronics, says survey (NYT) 3. Who said what about the White House’s executive order on open data? (E Pluribus Unum) 4. Apple wins trademark case over ‘iBooks’ (GigaOm) 5. Politico to test pay wall in 6 states [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Are you a teenager who reads news online? According to the Justice Department, you may be a criminal (Electronic Frontier Foundation) 2. Douglas Rushkoff is right – traditional media are caught between the stream and the reservoir (PaidContent.org) 3. The newsonomics of the Orange County Register’s contrarian pay wall (Neiman) 4. Tech journalism must [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Did Nate Thayer plagiarize the article The Atlantic wanted for free? (NYmag) 2. Facebook is making the world’s ‘best personalized newspaper’ (BusinessInsider) 3. The newsonomics of ‘why pay walls now?’ (Nieman) 4. 8 essential apps for SXSWi attendees (Mashable) 5. Former Wired Digital Editor heads to Obvious Corp. (AllThingsD) Subscribe to Daily Must Reads [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

We are back with the Mediatwits podcast, revamped in a roundtable format with “regulars” and occasional special guests. This week we have Mark Glaser moderating, along with the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox, Seattle Times’ Mónica Guzmán and Reuters’ Felix Salmon (USC’s Andrew Lih can’t join us this week). Special guest Andrew Sullivan will be joining [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Better than Nielsen: Twitter breaks down TV behavior by demographics, device, and genre (The Verge) 2. Redditors accuse BuzzFeed of photo theft (Mashable) 3. CBS takes aim at a rival, shoots CNET in the foot (paidContent) 4. The New York Times’ plan to [...] more »