Tag: twitter

by Julie Keck

1. You can’t break copyright by looking at something online, Europe’s top court rules (David Meyer / GigaOm) 2. Just like Comcast did, Verizon says Netflix is slowing its own streams (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Who’s going to buy the New York Times’s new opinion app? (Robinson Meyer / New York Times) 4. Xbox [...] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

On Friday, June 6, our biweekly #EdShift chat will focus on how to avoid ethical minefields when using social media in news. We’ll cover questions of accuracy and verification, as well as inclusivity, participation and how to teach key principles in classes. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. LeVar Burton gets $2 million via Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow (Sam Thielman / AdWeek) 2. Turkey sentences Twitter user to jail for blasphemy (AFP / Yahoo News) 3. Here’s how 7 news orgs manage their Twitter and Facebook accounts (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. MIT Technology Review launches tiered subscription plan [...] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Medium was created by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone in 2012, with the mission of helping good writing “find the right audience.” After launch, the platform was initially invite-only to reinforce that Medium is a place for quality scribes and has received praise for its clean design and easy-to-use interface. Since then, the [...] more »

by Melanie Stone

You might hear that the career path of a social media editor is shaky at best — nothing is guaranteed, no job is safe and a journalist working in social could wind up in marketing with a snap of the finger. Of course, the cream rises to the top, and some of these social media [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Is Hollywood to blame? Or journalism? A battle on Twitter (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. Twitter and Omnicom strike $230 million mobile ad deal (Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 3. Netflix buys pay-TV rights to Sony animated films (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Yahoo plots YouTube rival for summer debut after delay (Tim [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How the #YesAllWomen hashtag began (Pete Pachal / Mashable) 2. An interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher (Jay Yarrow / Business Insider) 3. A platform and blogging tool, Medium charms writers (David Carr / New York Times) 4. Twitter, Facebook battle YouTube for video ad cash (John McDermott / Digiday) 5. Twitter to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter agrees to block ‘blasphemous’ tweets in Pakistan (Robert Mackey / New York Times) 2. TVTY raises $4.5 million to sync TV and online ads (Romain Dillet / TechCrunch) 3. Knight funds innovation and a push for media diversity at Hampton University (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Can the New Republic find its [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Social media companies and publishers consciously uncouple products in quest for mobile users (Steve Rubel / AdAge) 2. Twitter’s selective censorship of tweets may be the best option, but it’s still censorship (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. How algorithms decide the news you see (Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Why Condé Nast [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Nielsen fleshes out Twitter TV ratings with demographic data (Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times) 2. Netflix’s Neil Hunt says personalized recommendations will replace the navigation grid (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 3. First Look Media will give $550,000 to support press freedoms (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 4. Jezebel’s Anna Holmes lands at Fusion (Peter [...] more »