Tag: tornado

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter and TV working just fine, says Twitter (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Condé Nast to launch new digital brand aggregating video (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 3. AOL will use Nielsen TV ratings to measure its video audience (Robert Andrews / Beet TV) 4. Sprint will offer discount Spotify subscriptions to customers (Kif Leswing [...] more »

by Kathleen Johnson

Oklahoma University graduate Dan Shepherd has covered numerous disasters around the world as a longtime network TV producer, but coming back to Oklahoma to cover the Moore tornadoes really hit home. He was in Florida covering another story for NBC News when he saw video of the tornado’s fury being fed into the bureau from [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Oklahoma governor thanks media for tornado coverage, local news social media sets records (Poynter) 2. Teens are tired of Facebook ‘drama,’ find refuge on Twitter and elsewhere, says Pew (The Verge) 3. Obama says journalists shouldn’t be prosecuted for soliciting information (Washington Post) 4. Sorry, Media, America couldn’t care less about the government taking AP’s phone records (Business Insider) 5. From Cronkite to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Oklahoma tornado pictures, videos and messages of hope spread via social media (Mashable) 2. Fox News: ‘We will unequivocally defend’ Rosen against ‘chilling’ DOJ investigation (MediaBistro) 3. New York Times CEO calls digital pay model ‘most successful’ decision in years (paidContent) 4. Yahoo can’t decide if it’s a media company or a tech company (Washington Post) 5. Owner of Rolling Stone picks his son as [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Jen Lee Reeves Welcome to the ninth episode of “The Mediatwits,” the 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 purchase of Tweetdeck by Twitter, and the questions it raises about companies starting businesses on the platform of other [...] more »

by Jen Lee Reeves

When Joplin, Mo., was hit with a massive tornado, I knew my community would react. Even though we’re nearly 250 miles away, many people in Columbia and mid-Missouri are either Joplin natives or have family there. My newsroom’s normally local-focused Facebook page quickly became a clearinghouse for updates about how mid-Missouri could help the tornado-ravaged [...] more »