Tag: usa today

by Julie Keck

1. Study: BuzzFeed dominates on Facebook, BBC tops Twitter (Sara Morrison / The Wrap) 2. Google’s chief economist understands media better than some industry execs do (Mathew Ingram / paidContent) 3. Intel looking for help from Amazon or Samsung to keep its web TV project alive (Peter Kafka / AllThingsD) 4. Medium experiments with the […] more »

by Margaret Looney

As an early adopter of convergence, award-winning journalist Sam Meddis made the leap to the web as USA Today’s online technology editor in the ’90s. And when USA Today wanted to ramp up its content with video coverage, he jumped at the chance to lead the team. Meddis, who now teaches at American University in […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Can a big bet on tech help USA Today escape its paper past? (paidContent) 2. The Guardian US reports record traffic in October 2012 (Guardian) 3. Storify launches redesign that elevates popular social media elements (Poynter) 4. Why the ‘live […] more »

by David Johnson

Let’s learn a lesson from the past. When the news first started going digital, that is when it started appearing on the World Wide Web and print saw it as a competitor that would give the product away for free. The digital prophets saw a future in which free wouldn’t matter, and said things along […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 57th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week, we take a deep dive into “responsive design,” a new design philosophy that creates consistent-looking sites on the web, smartphones and tablets. It started with the Boston Globe and now is coming to the USA Today […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Journal Register likely to reduce print to three days a week at some papers (Poynter) 2. Six ventures bring data to the public as winners of Knight News Challenge (Knight Foundation) 3. New USA Today website inspired by iPad design (Poynter) […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Barack Obama’s Record-Setting Speech: 52,757 Tweets Per Minute (TechCrunch) 2. Amazon unveils the new Kindle (AllThingsD) 3. Facebook has closed its purchase of Instagram (Yahoo) 4. A look inside the Journal Register’s Thunderdome (Nieman Lab) 5. USA Today to relaunch its […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. 20% of daily U.S. papers are expected to use pay walls by year’s end (Poynter) 2. New bit.ly platform attracts negative reviews (AllTwitter) 3. Netflix agrees to delete data on former movie customers (PaidContent) 4. Major Silicon Valley talent flocks […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Former head of Murdoch U.K. newspaper empire faces charges in hacking scandal (NYT) 2. Facebook bumps up its share price (Washington Post) 3. Should This American Life fact-check David Sedaris stories? (Poynter) 4. With a new CEO in place, can […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self publishing 1. Barnes & Noble eyes Nook spin-off amid sales shortfall (ZDNet) 2. Which e-books are most borrowed from libraries, and why? (paidContent) 3. New Yorker gets Nooked (MinOnline) 4. USA Today becomes latest publisher to embrace Kindle Fire with custom app (paidContent) Sign up for our weekly […] more »