Tag: phone-hacking

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. If Twitter is anti-SOPA, should it blackout like Wikipedia? (gov20.govfresh) 2. Phone hacking possible at Daily Mirror during Piers Morgan’s tenure (Huffington Post) 3. Beta testing part of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s web makeover (Poynter) 4. Will original, web-only shows win over [...] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

At the Cyberspace Conference in London in November, Igor Shchegolev, the Russian minister of communications and mass media, referred to sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics: 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey any orders [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Yes, 2011 was another year of massive change in the American media landscape, with newspapers struggling, radio and TV trying to sharpen digital strategies, and magazines prettying themselves for tablets. But more often than expected, we turned our eyes overseas, to the role of social media in organizing protests and revolutions in the Arab world. [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Business content on MediaShift is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry. [...] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

From time to time, we provide an overview of one broad MediaShift topic, annotated with online resources and plenty of tips. The idea is to help you understand the topic, learn the jargon, and take action. We’ve previously covered Twitter, local watchdog news sites, and Net neutrality, among other topics. This week MediaShift U.K. correspondent [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The phone-hacking scandal seems to have everything: tabloids chasing celebrities, celebrities suing news organizations, police getting bribes, politicians cozying up to media moguls, media moguls questioned at Parliamentary hearings, and a media mogul’s wife showing off her mean left hook vs. a pie-throwing, tweeting comedian. It has certainly set social media, cable TV (except for [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Jack Shafer Welcome to the 13th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, the founder of PaidContent. This week’s show looks at a recent survey by Pew Internet that found that 35 percent of Americans now have smartphones, and that ownership is even [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The revelations coming out by the hour in the U.K. phone-hacking scandal are breathtaking. What began as supposedly a rogue operation by a gossip reporter and a private investigator have now allegedly widened to include many more editors, reporters, investigators, bribes to police and the shutdown of the best-selling newspaper in the English language — [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Marshall Kirkpatrick Welcome to the twelfth episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, the founder of PaidContent. This week’s show looks at the recent launch of Facebook video chat with Skype built in. While Facebook called its announcement “awesome” it was underwhelming for [...] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

British journalism has just undergone one of the most radical weeks in several decades. Rupert Murdoch “Rocked,” “chaos,” “shocking” — use whatever adjectives you like, but news this week that the News of the World (NOTW) tabloid hacked into the phones of child murder victims, families of London’s July 7, 2005 terror attacks, and parents [...] more »