Tag: uk

by Geoffrey King

This opinion piece originally appeared on the CPJ blog. The U.K. prides itself on its commitment to free expression, but the latest revelations of surveillance of journalists and calls by Britain’s prime minister, David Cameron, to ban secure messaging belie the country’s drift toward a more restrictive environment for the press. The revelations further underscore […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Guardian partners with more local news outlets to tell under-reported stories (Lene Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. The Times of India to journalists: Giving up personal tweets is “in YOUR interest” (Sruthijith KK / Quartz) 3. Getty: Giving away photos to make a profit (James Estrin / New York Times) 4. Hollywood’s big-money […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. EFF changes position on #NetNeutrality: Recognizes FCC must act, but narrowly (Mike Masnick / Techdirt) 2. In Philadelphia, the Internet Archive is assembling a new way to monitor campaigns on TV (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 3. Increasing numbers of journalism startups turning to non-profit model, with success (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. AP will use robots to write some business stories (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. Google Glass to be banned from all UK cinemas (Adam Sherwin / The Independent) 3. After Supreme Court ruling, Aereo’s rivals in TV streaming seize opening (Emily Steel / New York Times) 4. Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines, researchers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Book boss Jane Friedman talks tech, e-books and why content still rules (Steven Bertoni / Forbes) 2. Why translated e-books are no longer foreign to publishers (James Bridle / Guardian) 3. UK rules e-books aren’t books as far as taxation is concerned (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 4. OverDrive and Smashwords ink deal to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. McDonalds Happy Meals now offer e-books instead of toys in the UK (Rachel Pincus / PSFK) 2. Americans still prefer traditional books, despite growth in e-books (Jess Scanlon / Wall Street Cheat Sheet) 3. Want to write a book? Consider these 3 self-publishing options (Matthew Toren / Entrepreneur Magazine) 4. My self-publishing journey: Putting […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon takes half of UK’s online retail spend (The Bookseller) 2. E-book self-publishing: Brave new words (Vivian Wagner / TechNewsWorld) 3. Softcover is a new self-publishing platform aimed at technical authors (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 4. Oyster offers Spritz speed reading technology (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) 5. Most Americans now reading e-books? (Rich […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Postal Service to make Sunday deliveries for Amazon (Ron Nixon / New York Times) 2. Vox acquires Curbed Network for $20 – $30 million (Jessi Hempel / Fortune) 3. How trolling took over the Internet (Daniel D’Addario / Salon) 4. UK Home Secretary suggested BBC must be curbed to protect local newspapers (Dominic Ponsford […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Startups pitching a “Netflix for e-books” might have a tough sell (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch) 2. Ninety-eight British publishers folded last year due to e-books, discounts (Carolyn Kellogg / LA Times) 3. How to understand self-publishing acronyms (Alex Palmer / Publishers Weekly) 4. Amazon Source offers retailers 10% cut of future e-books bought on […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Greenwald leaving Guardian for media venture headed by eBay founder Omidyar (Mark Hosenball / Reuters) 2. BBC to name head of VOD service, to treat it like a fifth channel (Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter) 3. Why news is Twitter’s next frontier (Casey Newton / Verge) 4. CIR reaches out to new audiences […] more »