Tag: tumblr

by Julie Keck

1. How Slate doubled Facebook referrals in less than a year (Poynter) 2. ‘National Geographic’ named Best Tablet Magazine of 2013 (Mashable) 3. Laid-off Storyboard editor Jessica Bennett talks the pros and cons of trying to do real journalism at a non-media company (Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Why data-driven documentation is the future of online [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Reddit says bomb suspects cleared (Business Insider) 2. Anonymous offers citizen journalism (BBC) 3. Guardian’s Simon Rogers to join Twitter as data editor (Journalism.uk) 4. 5 startups changing the way the news business delivers content (PaidContent.org) 5. Tumblr’s David Karp on the closing of Storyboard: It “didn’t work” (Capital New York) Subscribe to Daily [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits podcast includes a former Obama “regulatory czar,” a cornered Fox, a Tumblr of layoffs, and a ray of hope for — yes! — newspapers. Special guest Cass Sunstein was the former head of OIRA for Obama, helping to set, slim down and remove various rules at agencies. He’ll be talking about his [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Orphaned Tumblr Storyboard posts find new home on Mashable (Mashable) 2. One downside of pay walls: Where does your growth come from? (PaidContent.org) 3. Would you talk to an ad on your smartphone? (ReadWrite) 4. How to live life after Google Reader (PSFK) 5. Snapchat and the power of deletion (The New Yorker) 6. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Tumblr abruptly closes down its Storyboard project (PaidContent.org) 2. Why Yahoo really bought Summly (Business Insider) 3. Aereo has TV networks circling the wagons (NYT) 4. The disruptive potential of native advertising (Reuters) 5. CourseSmart e-textbooks tell teachers if students do their reading (NYT) 6. The new résumé: It’s 140 characters (WSJ) Subscribe to [...] 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 Kathy E. Gill

A recent U.S. court decision clarified that media organizations cannot assume that photos shared via Twitter are rights-free, to be used as though they were in the public domain. In the case of Agence France-Presse (AFP) v. Morel, U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan ruled in favor of freelance photographer Daniel Morel. Her judgment: Both AFP [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

In 2012, multimedia micro-blogging service Tumblr was the hub for not only viral memes, but also creative book deals. The blog-based book or “blook” is hardly new. Post Secret and Stuff White People Like kicked off the blog-to-book movement in the mid-2000s. Book deals for the Tumblr generation — Garfield Minus Garfield and Hipster Puppies [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Against ‘objective’ algorithms: the case of Google News (The Atlantic) 2. Why this BuzzFeed v. The Oatmeal fight actually does matter (hypervocal) 3. Google Zeitgeist 2012: Whitney Houston, Gangnam Style, Hurricane Sandy top search terms (VentureBeat) 4. Fragmented world: what two years of [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. News orgs innovate with election coverage (Poynter) 2. President Obama’s election victory tweet becomes most retweeted ever (TNW) 3. NYT is trying to make its mobile apps more than simple containers for news stories (NiemanLab) 4. On election day 2012, Twitter kills the [...] more »