Tag: startups

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 »

by Sandra Ordonez

Click to read all SXSW coverage South by Southwest Interactive 2012 just finished, and in the last two days, the airports have been overwhelmed by geeks from all parts of the world with diverse gadgets, ironic T-shirts, and smartphones constantly in hand. This year was probably the biggest crowd the festival has ever seen, with [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Has Netflix fully recovered from its Qwikster gaffe? (PaidContent) 2. A closer look at the Yahoo-Facebook patent lawsuit (GigaOm) 3. Are up-and-coming startups getting lost in the SXSW noise? (Digiday)   4. Recent study shows how key media players are [...] more »

by Ian Lamont

Are there opportunities for technology startups which target the media business? Fred Wilson — a venture capitalist who has made investments in Twitter, Zynga, Tumblr, Etsy, and FourSquare, among others — apparently thinks not. As reported on MediaShift on November 15, Wilson told an audience of CUNY students with interests in business and journalism that [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

This is the first in a series of columns on new business models for news and other media. You’ll be able to find other stories in the series by clicking on the Business Models tag. One of the toughest ways to support a digital news operation is via advertising. Over my years working in advertising, [...] more »

by Nicholas White

The following is a guest post from Nicholas White, the CEO of The Daily Dot, a new startup in community journalism. White leaves a long lineage of newspaper men and women in his family to join digital media and explains why. Six months ago, I quit my family’s 179-year-old newspaper company. I left not because [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. For much of the past 40 years, the idea of a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University was a dream come [...] more »

by Andria Krewson

Many news websites are working to refocus on local news, and often this means turning to automated aggregation. One hyper-local startup in Charleston, S.C., is blending links, community and visuals to try and redefine aggregation by giving it a human context. TheDigitel.com was launched by Ken Hawkins in June 2008, and recently received its first [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

With Examiner.com recently buying out citizen media site NowPublic for a reported $25 million, the attention turned to similar independent sites such as Allvoices. Would it now become buyout fodder for a mainstream media company, or would it suffer the fate of so many citizen journalism sites that came before it, shutting down before finding [...] more »