Tag: startups

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Every semester in my introductory course in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s journalism school, I ask the students to introduce themselves and tell me their dream job. I get my fair share of professional athlete or Broadway star. But in the last few years, I’ve heard what feels like an increasing number of dreams the journalism [...] more »

by Claire Groden

From Hearst to Warner Bros., many media giants are opening their doors to startups, creating incubators within their companies to develop media startups, or starting venture arms to invest in them. Many of these startups focus on content and advertising for digital environments. The relationship is symbiotic: while startups receive funding and a platform, traditional [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Arianna Huffington on paywalls, aggregation and the ‘third metric’ (Stuart Thomas / Memeburn) 2. Netflix VP: Chromecast could take second-screen TV mainstream (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. Hackers hit PR Newswire (Nathan Mattise / Ars Technica) 4. How many top newspaper editors are from digital backgrounds? Still darn few (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 5. [...] more »

by Kelsey Mallahan

Editor’s note: This is a live blog from the Collab/Space Atlanta workshop. We’ll be updating throughout the day. Stay tuned!  The Collab/Space Atlanta workshop kicked off this morning, focusing on nine cutting-edge media startups from across the county. Media innovators came together at the Atlanta Tech Village to discuss challenges for startups, and ways they can [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Ever since our successful Collab/Space workshop in Berkeley last year, we’ve been thinking about how to make our collaborative workshop format even better. This year, Collab/Space will be in Atlanta at the startup haven Atlanta Tech Village in Buckhead, and will take place on October 16, the day before ONA13. While we will still be [...] more »

by Dena Levitz

While attending industry events, Laura Fraser started to get excited by the newfound focus on longform journalism models and startups like Byliner and Atavist trying to distribute more in-depth reads to the masses. Yet when she took a closer look at who was behind the efforts, a realization hit her. “It’s all the same guys,” she half-joked to a [...] more »

by Dena Levitz

Jack Conte has upwards of 160,000 subscribers to his YouTube page. Each of his uploaded music videos are viewed at least 100,000 times, which comes to a whopping million monthly views. Yet advertising revenue from his YouTube brand earns Conte a mere $50 a month, he says. Conte’s situation stands for the plight of so [...] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

Advertising innovation can frequently just mean different shapes of ads in print, or extra bangs and whistles online to grab attention, or even a social media blitz to promote a brand. But the Irish Times wanted more. So, with its second annual startup challenge, it insisted on discovering completely new ways to raise money from advertising. [...] more »

by Dena Levitz

Between Sheryl Sandberg’s new “sort of feminist manifesto,” Marissa Mayer’s rapid post-pregnancy return to Yahoo, and The Atlantic’s viral cover story on whether women can have it all, discussions on female leadership and work-life balance have been everywhere lately. In today’s media climate, as more and more women step up to either lead or start [...] more »

by Dena Levitz

The ironclad, “Romeo and Juliet”-style firewall that’s long existed between media companies’ news and business divisions has become outdated. It’s no longer a question of whether to break down the wall but how. Coming from the editorial side, as I am, that’s an uncomfortable premise. But I’m learning during my studies at American University’s Media [...] more »