Tag: the awl

by Fannie Cohen

Last year, Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg said he wanted Facebook to provide the “best personalized newspaper in the world.” No one really knew what that meant, but now Facebook clearly wields enormous power over what news content is read at various publications. That’s because its News Feed uses algorithms — adjusted and designed by humans […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Pay dispute, native advertising & more: Why Jill Abramson was fired (Ken Auletta / New Yorker) 2. Time Inc. waves goodbye to CNNMoney and its digital profits (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. NYT readers spend same amount of time on paid posts as news stories (Nathalie Tadena / Wall Street Journal) 4. The co-founder […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Bradley Manning provides evidence for why we need a media entity like WikiLeaks (PaidContent.org) 2. How much could The Guardian make by putting up a pay wall? (The Media Briefing) 3. Federated Media’s Battelle headed back to the CEO role (Forbes) 4. Why we need to stop thinking about Groupon as a tech company […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

As news spread on Monday that The Daily, the 100,000 subscription, tablet-only news magazine would shutter before the end of the year, a torrent of analysis sprung up to explain how and why 2010’s great media experiment failed to take off. There is no shortage of reasoning behind The Daily’s untimely demise — particularly in […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Business content on MediaShift is sponsored by the weekend MA in Public Communication at American University. Designed for working professionals, the program is suited to career changers and public relations or social marketing professionals seeking career advancement. Learn more here. With the rise of content farms such as Demand Media and Examiner, and the recent […] more »