Tag: sopa

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 33rd episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali. This week we have a special show focused on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) happening in Las Vegas all week. Apple isn’t there and Microsoft did its last keynote presentation there. Is […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

It’s not too hard to make predictions. What’s harder is to honestly evaluate how you did. In that spirit, I’d like to ask your help. Early this year, I predicted how 2011 would go in digital media. I’d love it if you gave me a letter grade with a Tweet to @dbenk (#gradeDBenk), message to […] 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 Rob Arcamona

Click here to read the whole series This piece is co-authored by Jeff Hermes and Andy Sellars. This year turned out to be one that could fit well in a Billy Joel song: peppered protesters, jailed journalists, Internet crusaders … the list goes on. To recap a year that has been chock-full of shifts in […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. Speaker of the House controls C-SPAN cameras (The Raw Story) 2. Gizmodo lists all the companies supporting #SOPA and ways to contact them 3. Facebook promises privacy changes after audit by Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland (The Irish Times) 4. Trevor Buterworth: Too […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. Farhad Manjoo: Buying books online is better for authors, better for the economy, and better for you (Slate) 2. F.A.A. approves iPads in cockpits, but not for passengers (Bits Blog) 3. Louis CK made more profit on latest release by selling directly to […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Cable companies consider Web usage fees to compete with Netflix, Hulu (Bloomberg) 2. Phone ‘rootkit’ maker Carrier IQ may have violated wiretap law in millions of cases (Forbes) 3. SOPA will be changed to meet some objections, says movie industry supporter (Media Decoder) 4. The sketchbook of Susan […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. NY Times and LA Times both come out against SOPA & PIPA (Techdirt) 2. “Coding is the new Latin” – Alex Hope (BBC News) 3. Magazines pull back on tablet bells and whistles (Adweek) 4. Analyst: Cord cutting less of a threat to TV cable than youth who […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. How SOPA would affect you – FAQ (CNET News) 2. Alexis Madrigal declares Friday “Update Your Parents’ Browser Day” (The Atlantic) 3. Netflix will rely on rival Amazon’s cloud for years to come (paidContent) 4. Challenge for publishers in 2012: funding tablet and e-reader product development (eMedia Vitals) 5. Education-specific HTML to be […] more »