Tag: salon

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

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Mark Glaser 1. Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing (GigaOm) 2. HBO says no, for now, to fans who want web-only option (NYT Media Decoder) 3. Startup Rebel Mouse wants to be the social web’s front page (Mashable) 4. Salon names Cindy Jeffers [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at recent comments by News Corp. honcho Rupert Murdoch about taking his content out of Google searches, and how many people reacted to it. Plus, many news organizations made Twitter Lists to cover the Ft. Hood shooting, but the Austin American-Statesman [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Salon.com was a pioneering website launched in 1995 by former editors of the San Francisco Examiner, mixing opinion and investigative reporting with a sharply progressive slant. Although the company went public at the height of the dot-com boom in 1999, it had lost more than $80 million by 2003, and lost $4.6 million in the [...] more »

by Simon Owens

In November 2007, Time Magazine columnist Joe Klein wrote a piece for the magazine chastising House Democrats for wording in their version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Not long after the column hit the web, Salon columnist Glenn Greenwald wrote a piece arguing that “for the sake of its own credibility, Time Magazine needs [...] more »

by Simon Owens

When it was announced earlier this year that Joshua Marshall, founder of TalkingPointsMemo, had become the first blogger to win a George Polk Award for his coverage of the attorney firing scandal, many recognized the news as a milestone for online journalism. A somewhat condescending New York Times headline read, “Blogger, Sans Pajamas, Rakes Muck [...] more »