Tag: the guardian

by Aisling Niestroy

In an age where everyone is struggling for clicks and page views, what are the meaningful metrics that can help media makers and strategists gauge real impact? Media leaders, thinkers and entrepreneurs gathered for Collab/Space Austin last Thursday, April 16, 2015 for a hands-on, day-long workshop devoted to this very question. The event was co-produced […] more »

by Angela Washeck

Matt McAlister, who serves as director of digital strategy at Guardian Media Group, had a vision for collaborative, crowdfunded journalism that would facilitate two different kinds of communities. That vision has become Contributoria, which allows independent writers to pitch stories that are supported by people who like their ideas. And the finished result ends up not […] more »

by Julie Posetti

In this third installment of the World Editors Forum’s Trends in Newsrooms blog series (Part one here and part two here) exploring the WEF report on 2014’s top ten industry trends, report editor Julie Posetti and Karen Kissane examine the inexorable rise of mobile news consumption. In May, a significant threshold was crossed: In the U.S., 60 percent of global online […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Government backs off case against journalist who faced prison for hyperlink (Adi Robertson / The Verge) 2. Getty Images makes 35 million images free in copyright infringement fight (Olivier Laurent / British Journal of Photography) 3. Time.com gets a big redesign, along with new ad units (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 4. U.S. adults spend […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. OJR.org: Google’s punishment and the perils of blackhat SEO (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 2. Girls against Boys: What’s wrong with the (latest) Beastie Boys lawsuit (Corynne McSherry / The Electronic Frontier Foundation) 3. Paywalls in my back yard: A forecast for newspaper business models (Steve Outing / Media Disruptus) 4. The Guardian’s Gabriel […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. British newspaper has advantages in battle with government over secrets (NYT) 2. Fear of NSA surveillance is having a chilling effect on the open web (GigaOm) 3. Facebook leads an effort to lower barriers to internet access (NYT) 4. Washington Post considered using robot sportswriters (Poynter) 5. A look at Storyful’s Open Newsroom verification […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Guardian’s digital-first strategy paying off, guiding the future (Guardian) 2. Opinion: Obama’s war on leaks undermines investigative journalism (Washington Post) 3. Holder OK’d search warrant for Fox News reporter’s private emails, official says (NBC News) 4. Judge leaning toward U.S. in Apple e-books case (Reuters) 5. How publishers organize in the social era (Digiday) 6. Financial Times tech blog and Twitter hacked (WSJ) 7. ‘Twitter Amplify’ advertisements […] 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 Julie Keck

1. New York Times attacked by hackers for sources (memeburn) 2. Guardian CEO: “Responsive-designed sites are now table stakes for publishers” (Nieman) 3. Washington Post’s Truth Teller and the future of robots doing journalism (PandoDaily) 4. Following the Scientology debacle, The Atlantic will become more transparent about sponsored content (AdWeek) 5. Why Matt Lewis Hates […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. The Guardian and Tumblr will ‘live-GIF’ first presidential debate (Poynter) 2. The New York Times debuts an HTML5 web app for iPad users (Nieman Lab) 3. Tips on finding gigs as a freelance journalist in the digital age (Poynter) 4. […] more »