Tag: startups

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“Romeo and Juliet”-style firewall that’s long existed between media companies’ news and business divisions has become outdated.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 »

by Josh Stearns

Co-authored with Candace Clement The radically shifting landscape of media and technology has sparked a renaissance in non-profit and public media in the United States. As a perfect storm of economic and technological changes shakes the foundation of commercial media, journalists, funders, and local citizens are looking to public interest-oriented, mission-driven news organizations as a […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Twitter reinstates journalist’s account after NBC withdraws complaint (Poynter) 2. NBC Sports chairman defends network’s decision for tape delay (SportsBusiness Daily Global) 3. News Corp.‘s The Daily plans to lay off nearly a third of staff (AllThingsD) 4. How the […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Only 4% percent of college grads say startups are ideal places to work (Read Write Web) 2. How Twitter can help you land your first job (The Buttry Diary) 3. Private schools also joining the iPad revolution (The Telegraph) 4. Top journalists give […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Michigan House OKs the expansion of cyber charters (Detroit Free Press) 2. DC parents want schools to invest in e-book collections, e-readers (WaPo) 3. Want to learn how to launch a startup? There’s a school for that (ReadWriteWeb) 4. Chat: Skills journalists need […] more »

by Nicholas White

The following is a guest column from Nicholas White, the editor-in-chief and CEO of the Daily Dot. There is nothing “fun” about changing the world. No matter how big or small your ambitions, if you work at a startup — or worse, if you’ve founded one — you are trying to change the world. You’re […] more »