Tag: turkey

by Geoffrey King

In less than a week, Turkish voters will cast their ballots in local elections widely seen as a test of support for embattled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has faced growing questions about official corruption since a high-level probe first became public in December. Although many observers believe Erdoğan will survive the current political crisis, the prime […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million (Ronald Grover / Reuters) 2. Journalists group and Internet lawyers challenge Turkey’s ban on Twitter (Sebnem Arsu & Dan Bilefsky / New York Times) 3. Record numbers are watching March Madness online, but only the good parts (Zak Seward / Quartz) 4. New York […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Survey: Emerging and developing nations want freedom on the Internet (Pew Research) 2. Internet tolls and the case for strong net neutrality (Reed Hastings / Netflix) 3. Twitter blocked in Turkey as Prime Minister pledges to ‘eradicate’ it (Chris Taylor / Mashable) 4. Medium launches iPhone app for reading stories on the go (Casey […] more »

by Josh Stearns

This month the Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual analysis of Attacks on the Press, including a “Risk List” of the places where press freedom suffered most in 2013. As you might expect, conflict areas filled much of the list — Syria, Egypt, Turkey — but the place on the top of the list […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. As the line between platform and publisher continues to blur, who wins and who loses? (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Turkey deports journalist for criticizing government on Twitter (Sebnem Arsu & Robert Mackey / New York Times) 3. Glenn Greenwald launches ‘The Intercept’ with story on the NSA’s role in targeted killings (Michael Kelley […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Google Glass could have a transformative effect on journalism, especially as we watch Tim Pool from VICE use Google Glass to report on Turkish protests. But it’s important to examine the shortfalls as well as all the great new advancements, both real and prophesied. Special guests Rackspace’s Robert Scoble, Veterans United’s Sarah Hill, CUNY’s Jeff Jarvis […] more »

by Alex Kantrowitz

Since the end of May, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across Turkey, using social media with great skill to propel their rebuke of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan forward. Day after day, the protesters have leaned on Twitter and other social platforms to spread information and organize demonstrations, spurring the masses into […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ProPublica introduces a magazine to reach new readers on mobile (Nieman) 2. Is the Internet disappearing? The spread of link rot (Reuters) 3. Turkey seeks to tighten control over Twitter (BBC News) 4. Circa looks at news the way other companies look at code – as something to build with (paidContent) 5. News Corp wants to compete with Buzzfeed (Observer) 6. Hulu’s on pause, waiting […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Crowdfunding site Indiegogo, launched in 2008, was a pioneer in helping anyone anywhere raise money from anyone in the world. While the site now has much more competition from venture-backed startups such as Kickstarter or niche sites such as CrowdSupply, Indiegogo has recently seen an uptick in high profile journalism-related campaigns. There was the “Crackstarter” […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. National Security Agency collecting millons of phone calls of Verizon customers (Guardian) 2. Value of social media apparent after failure of local media in Turkey (paidContent) 3. Bradley Manning Wikileaks trial characterized by secrecy, security (Huffington Post) 4. GOP-led Wisconsin legislature aims to push investigative journalists off campus (Columbia Journalism Review) 5. Ex-Reuters editor launches breaking news site (The Next Web) 6. How Russia Today reached 1 billion […] more »