Tag: user-generated content

by Julie Keck

1. Aereo to the FCC: Let us join the cable companies we tried to replace (Brian Fung / The Washington Post) 2. Hundreds of Dropbox logins leak, but storage service says they came from elsewhere (David Meyer / GigaOm) 3. Are journalists at risk of vicarious trauma from user-generated content? (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 4. […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how the social media news agency Storyful serves up user-generated content to news organizations, and we find out how the startup Eyeris measures viewers’ emotional reactions to video content. PART 1: Storyful Storyful¬†is a social media news agency that scans the social web to deliver verified user-generated content to news organizations […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The art and science of data-driven journalism (Alexander Howard / Tow Center) 2. Virtual newsroom: Getting journalism done in a digital age (Sandra Oshiro / Poynter) 3. A global study of user-generated content in TV and online news output (Tow Center) 4. The anxieties of big data (Kate Crawford / The New Inquiry) 5. […] more »

by Christoph Koettl

When I started working on human rights crises seven years ago, a promising and groundbreaking way to monitor violations were satellite images. The idea seemed simple enough: a single sensor in space taking pictures of inaccessible conflict zones, such as Darfur. Opening my laptop today in 2014, I have thousands of sensors at my fingertips, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Washington Post Co. chairman and CEO Don Graham on the sale of the company to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and more (Neiman Lab) 2. Google revamps search to feature in-depth articles (CNET) 3. Tech magnates bet on Twitter-savvy politician Booker and his future (NYT) 4. Twitter’s killer new two-factor authentication kicks SMS to the curb […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why Associated Press is focusing on user generated content standards and safety (journalism.co.uk) 2. Six months in, Andrew Sullivan’s Dish hits 28k paid subscribers and $715k in revenue¬†(paidContent) 3. Authors lose class status in Google digital books case (Reuters) 4. With 30 million unique views under its belt, Upworthy is ready to monetize (Forbes) […] more »

by Eric Elia

Jason Kilar’s departure from Hulu has prompted many retrospectives on his time at the premium video service. Staci D. Kramer wrote a nice piece on MediaShift about the emphasis on user experience. That’s a good place to start. I think what they did best was focus. Often, what not to do is more important on […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

In 1900, Ladies’ Home Journal published an article containing predictions for the year 2000. Though some of the author’s predictions were accurate — Americans are indeed taller, and photographs are now sent around the world — one key point was missing. The author didn’t imagine that in the new millennium, the very magazine that published […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Demand Media has come under fire as Exhibit A in content farming: a large, burgeoning startup that creates massive amounts of content cheaply and tries to capitalize on popular search terms in Google. Though it had a successful IPO, the company was dinged by a recent change in Google’s algorithm aimed at featuring higher quality […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Business content on MediaShift is sponsored by the weekend MA in Public Communication at American University. Designed for working professionals, the program is suited to career changers and public relations or social marketing professionals seeking career advancement. Learn more here. You won’t see Angelina Jolie on their covers anytime soon. But like their consumer magazine […] more »