Tag: pew

by Claire Groden

On Wednesday, Pew released its eleventh annual State of the News Media report, featuring a wealth of data and analysis for journalists to chew over. The report underscored the optimism present in media this year, especially with the growth of serious digital reporting outfits. A crop of new digital outlets, such as those created by [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Report: The Web at 25 in the U.S. (Susannah Fox & Lee Rainie / Pew Internet) 2. ‘Mobile-first’ has become a meaningless term, says FT’s CTO (Jessica Davies / The Drum) 3. How Slate thinks a daily podcast can fit into your evening commute (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Warner Bros. considers investment [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Before Facebook deal, WhatsApp was helping BuzzFeed and Shazam go viral (Liz Gannes / Re/code) 2. Om Malik joins True Ventures, steps down at tech site Gigaom (John Biggs / TechCrunch) 3. ‘House of Cards’ binge-watching: 2% of U.S. subs finished entire series over first weekend (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 4. For Ukraine and [...] more »

by Julie Keck

NOTE: Starting next week, our E-Books & Self-Publishing Roundup will come out on Tuesdays instead of Thursdays. Now on Thursdays we will share our weekly Journalism & Digital Education Roundup, leading up to our bi-weekly #EdShift Twitter chats on the first and third Fridays of each month. ***** 1. E-reading rises as device ownership jumps [...] more »

by Aaron Smith

Facebook turns 10 this week and reaches that milestone as the dominant social networking platform used by 57 percent of all adults and 73 percent of all those aged 12 to 17 in the U.S.  Adult Facebook use is intensifying: 64 percent of Facebook users visit the site on a daily basis, up from 51 [...] more »

by Jan Schaffer

A new study of non-profit journalism sites declares that “achieving revenue diversification…is still a formidable task” for the sector, which reported devoting only 10 to 24 percent of staff hours to business development. There are few surprises in the latest non-profit journalism study by the Pew Research Center’s Project on Excellence in Journalism. There are [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. As e-books rise, smaller book stores are still growing (Marketplace) 2. Tech-savvy parents still prefer print books to e-books for kids, according to Pew (LA Times) 3. HarperCollins makes it easier for authors to give free, advance copies of their e-books (paidContent) 4. One-day deals making e-books brief best-sellers (NYT) 5. What the Toronto Star, Chicago Tribune and other media companies have learned [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Oklahoma governor thanks media for tornado coverage, local news social media sets records (Poynter) 2. Teens are tired of Facebook ‘drama,’ find refuge on Twitter and elsewhere, says Pew (The Verge) 3. Obama says journalists shouldn’t be prosecuted for soliciting information (Washington Post) 4. Sorry, Media, America couldn’t care less about the government taking AP’s phone records (Business Insider) 5. From Cronkite to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Has the future of college moved online? (The New Yorker) 2. Newsy targets the best and brightest coming out of j-school (Columbia Business Times) 3. The MOOC heard around the world (Wired) 4. NYU j-school class teaming up with Quartz to try to solve issues existing media face (PandoDaily) 5. New study reveals continued [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits podcast takes a walk on the dark side. We have our usual roundtable with Mark Glaser moderating, along with Seattle Times’ Monica Guzman, USC’s Andrew Lih and Reuters’ Felix Salmon. Plus, special guest Amy Mitchell from Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism will break down the massive State of the News Media [...] more »