Tag: silicon valley

by Sonia Paul

At MediaShift, our sweet spot is covering the space where technology and media intersect. And what a dynamic space that is — always changing, always shifting. 2014 was no different. As we see it, here are the biggest stories and trends that shaped the media and technology industry in 2014, and will likely reverberate into […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Americans feel better informed thanks to the Internet (Kristen Purcell & Lee Rainie / Pew Research Internet Project) 2. Can Silicon Valley disrupt journalism if journalists hate being disrupted? (Emily Bell / Guardian) 3. Why I’m interested in First Look’s new social-journalism project (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. Nielsen at a tipping point? Accelerating […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Silicon Valley and journalism: Make up or break up? (Emily Bell / Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism) 2. ESPN gets ready to launch its first web video subscription service — for cricket’s World Cup (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Vine shifts from comedy clips to a valid journalistic tool (Frances Perraudin / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Reuters TV aims to personalize news broadcasts (Eric Blattberg / Digiday) 2. New Yorker paywall rises, no free archive (Matt Buchanan / The Awl) 3. What President Obama’s net neutrality proposal means (Amy Schatz & Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Talking race and tech in Silicon Valley: Tristan Walker (J. J. McCorvey / Fast […] more »

by Maury Blackman

A version of this guest post originally appeared on the San Francisco Examiner website. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. A small but vibrant industry is changing the way governments, elected officials and citizens communicate. When you think about the tech industry, a lot of images are bound to pop into your head. Product […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How streaming media could threaten the mission of libraries (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Still little consensus on role of massive, online courses in higher education (Kyla Calvert / PBS NewsHour) 3. What India can teach Silicon Valley about its gender problem (Vikram Chandra / Wired) 4. How to integrate […] more »

by Douglas Rushkoff

At the White House Correspondents Dinner — the annual opportunity for the president to engage directly, and humorously, with reporters who cover him — I expect most of the gibes to be at the president. Sure, he gets the chance to defend himself, but it’s pretty much a roast: A leading comedian is invited every […] more »

by Mark Glaser

“Beginning in June, we’re asking all employees with work-from-home arrangements to work in Yahoo! offices.” That was the directive that went public this week, likely coming down from high from Yahoo’s newish CEO Marissa Mayer. Yahoo is obviously a company in need of a turnaround, and getting people into offices might help focus them. But […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Ruling expected for U.S. soldier accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks (CBS News) 2. Study: Newspaper web traffic increased 4.4% in the first quarter (Romenesko) 3. Silicon Valley’s biggest tech firms on re-inventing journalism (PaidContent) 4. The first mobile […] more »

by Aran Levasseur

New technology is a lightning rod and polarizing force because, as Nicholas Carr articulated in his book, “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,” it not only begins to influence what we see and how we see it, but, over time, who we are. It makes sense then, that debate of digital […] more »