Tag: techcrunch

by Julie Keck

1. Co-chief Eric Eldon leaving TechCrunch (Sam Biddle / Gawker) 2. Nook sales crashed by over 66 percent during 2013 holiday season (Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica) 3. Gabriel Snyder, former editor of The Wire, joins mobile news start-up (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 4. Contributoria founders on their open community for crowdfunding journalism [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Are we living in a post-racial world? Not quite. In both the traditional media business and the booming new media and tech businesses, the norm remains white men in charge and setting the agenda. There were stark reminders of that all week. The huge Riptide report from the Shorenstein Center and Nieman Lab was a [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Have we reached the point of a Big Brother state online? It sure seems that way with the recent revelation that the FBI and Department of Justice routinely read private emails, Facebook messages and Twitter direct messages without a warrant — flouting the Fourth Amendment. We’ll discuss that and more on this week’s episode of [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

George Kelly Welcome to the 40th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, this time with Mark Glaser and the George Kelly as co-hosts. Kelly is online coordinator at the Contra Costa Times newspaper and is filling in for Rafat Ali. This week the big topic is pay walls, as both the Los Angeles Times and Gannett [...] more »

by Marbin Javier

Business content on MediaShift is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry. [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The Mediatwits podcast is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry. Welcome [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Ken Lowery Welcome to the third episode of “The Mediatwits,” the new revamped longer form weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali. This week’s show looks at the recent $105 million lawsuit brought against Huffington Post for not paying its bloggers, as well as our [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Who can forget the good old days of America Online, the company of the mid-‘90s that spent a ton of money mailing out CD-ROMs for people to try it. Over the years, it has morphed from a dial-up service to a content company to a mega-merger with Time Warner to a spin-off back into a [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

4MR 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. In this week’s 4MR podcast I look at the recent shopping spree by AOL, including buying tech news blog TechCrunch for more than [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Michael Arrington’s recent TechCrunch post about old media “guys” who don’t get it made me realize how far things have come — and how much better they’ve gotten — in the world of journalism. I worked for more than 15 years in what’s now called “legacy media” as a reporter, news editor and business person. [...] more »