Tag: the atlantic

by Julie Keck

1. Fusion hires Alexis Madrigal of TheAtlantic.com to bolster tech coverage (Ravi Somaiya / The New York Times) 2. Adobe’s e-book reader sends your reading logs back to Adobe—in plain text (Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica) 3. Enough with the manifestos about the future of news, let your product do the talking (David Cohn / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. From free to fee: How U.S. dailies decide to use paywalls (Natalie Jomini Stroud / American Press Institute) 2. Exploring ethics through journalism hotlines (Lene Bech Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Scott Stossel on taking ideas journalism online at The Atlantic (Nieman Reports) 4. Winnipeg Free Press adds social media element to letters […] more »

by Angela Washeck

Amid the frenzy of SXSW Interactive were a few fundamental themes: 1) mobile is here to stay; 2) social media is the lifeblood of anyone with content to share and 3) data privacy will become a commodity given today’s surveillance state. “South By” was crawling with opportunities for journalists and publishers to learn about upcoming […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google: Gmail users have no reason to expect privacy (Gizmodo) 2. San Francisco Chronicle said to demolish pay wall after 4 months (CNET) 3. Apple acquires second screen TV start up Matcha.tv (VentureBeat) 4. Twitter promoted trends typically cost less in Latin America (Adweek) 5. Blodget: Journalism has entered a ‘golden age’ (Business Insider) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple pitches ad-skipping for new TV service (Jessica Lessin) 2. Yahoo wins court order to release records of its fight against PRISM (Daily Dot) 3. Media continues to focus on NSA whistleblower Snowden rather than the information he’s revealed (EFF) 4. Guardian reports boost in digital revenue, losses at lowest level since 2008 (Press […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Typically, web content flows from a website into social media and mobile apps. NowThis News, founded last September by veterans of Huffington Post, anchors its content in its mobile apps. Original videos, in digestible lengths and narrated by young voices, stem from iOS and Android apps and flow to a minimal website and the network’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon adopts Apple ‘VoiceOver’ for Kindle on iPad, iPhone (GeekWire) 2. Long live the book: An Interview with the director of the documentary “Out of Print” (IndieReader) 3. Opinion: E-books and democracy (NYT) 4. Following pilot, Hachette will make all of its e-books available to libraries nationwide (PaidContent.org) 5. Codex Group: E-books to level […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Have you ever stumbled upon a really entertaining ad? It was funny, entertaining, maybe even enlightening, and you even passed it around to friends to check out. That’s the hope behind the movement of “native advertising,” a spruced up version of “sponsored content” that appears not in ad slots but right in the editorial well. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits podcast is a special edition focused on the evolution of advertising, as a cap to our week-long special on MediaShift. Our special guests are BuzzFeed VP Jonathan Perelman and MediaShift’s Terri Thornton, along with Mark Glaser hosting and roundtable regulars Ana Marie Cox, Andrew Lih and Monica Guzman. Perelman will have a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Did Nate Thayer plagiarize the article The Atlantic wanted for free? (NYmag) 2. Facebook is making the world’s ‘best personalized newspaper’ (BusinessInsider) 3. The newsonomics of ‘why pay walls now?’ (Nieman) 4. 8 essential apps for SXSWi attendees (Mashable) 5. Former Wired Digital Editor heads to Obvious Corp. (AllThingsD) Subscribe to Daily Must Reads […] more »