Tag: twitter

by Sonia Paul

At MediaShift, our sweet spot is covering the space where technology and media intersect. And what a dynamic space that is — always changing, always shifting. 2014 was no different. As we see it, here are the biggest stories and trends that shaped the media and technology industry in 2014, and will likely reverberate into […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter users love TV so much they’ll pay to watch (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Gawker discusses cost of ‘gamergate’ (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 3. Zakaria critics turn their attention to Malcolm Gladwell (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 4. Twitter suspends journalist’s account after he publishes public document (Yasha Levine & Paul Carr […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter tries to stem its abuse problem with new reporting tools (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. New York Public Library will rent Wi-Fi hotspots to people who need it most (Megan Geuss / Ars Technica) 3. The fight to get Google to pay for news continues in Europe (Catherine Stupp / Nieman Lab) 4. […] more »

by Kate Nash Cunningham

As part of the work we are doing with the New Mexico News Port project at the University of New Mexico covering local elections, one of our goals is to provide a forum to engage readers — and particularly students — with politicians. Our news site was born this semester, and while it’s been populated […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Does Twitter have a secret weapon for silencing trolls? (Sarah Jeong / The Verge) 2. Latterly, an ad-free publication for narrative journalism, launches this month (Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Turkish journalist Baransu faces 7 years for insulting President Erdoğan on Twitter (via Today’s Zaman) 4. Sony to introduce web-based TV service, PlayStation Vue […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter is working with an advocacy group to investigate the harassment of women (Casey Newton / The Verge) 2. How one group is making it easier to use social media in Afghanistan (Alicia Shepard / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Can Berkeleyside turn an engaged community into a profitable membership program? (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman […] more »

by David Agren

Last month, photographs of a woman were posted on the Twitter account @Miut3 with an ominous message. “My life has come to an end today. Don’t put your families at risk like I did,” the tweet read. “I’m sorry. I died for nothing. They are closer on our trail than you think.” The woman depicted […] more »

by Erica A. Hernandez

Mark Little has one wish for journalism students. In what he considers to be a golden age of journalism, he hopes the see the future journalists of the world go beyond just testing boundaries. “It’d be nice to think that people here are going to set new boundaries and break them,” Little said during a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Belt Publishing led to an online magazine covering the industrial Midwest (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. Google and Facebook have ‘social responsibilities’, says Ofcom chief (John Plunkett / Guardian) 3. EFF wants to legalize bringing ‘abandoned’ games back online (Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge) 4. New app ‘Hash’ attempts to better organize […] more »

by Sonia Paul

A new national survey by the Pew Research Center released this week found that social media platforms and mobile phones are playing increasingly important roles in how people are accessing information about politics and election news. Compared to the 2010 midterm elections, the percentage of people who are using their phones this year to track […] more »