Tag: vice

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter has a short-term Periscope problem and a long-term media mess (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. The Upshot uses geolocation to push readers deeper into data (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Vice TV network has already sold 3 years’ worth of ad time, CEO says (Nat Ives / Advertising Age) 4. Twitter data […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. State of the News Media 2015 (Amy Mitchell / Pew Research Center) 2. Even podcasts have an upfront this year (Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal) 3. Yahoo introduces 18 digital series at NewFronts (Sydney Ember / New York Times) 4. Hulu sets mammoth ‘Seinfeld’ licensing deal worth nearly $180 million (Cynthia Littleton / […] more »

by Hampton Stephens

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Roughly 20 years into the still-unfolding great disruption of “old media” and the advertising market that mostly supported it, the business of journalism appears to be in a new phase. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BuzzFeed deleted posts under pressure from its own business department (J. K. Trotter / Gawker) 2. Fusion to turn its Snapchat channel into a network with five new shows (Tim Peterson / Advertising Age) 3. Academic research: ‘Huge growth’ in fact checking by the media (James Warren / Poynter) 4. Vice, CNN, NBC and […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

What do BuzzFeed, Upworthy and Refinery29 have in common? Well, for one, they’ve raised millions in venture capital money, and they’re all getting deeper into the digital news business. Refinery29 is looking for a news director as they’ll soon be joining in the scrum to cover breaking news. Upworthy made its own news when they […] more »

by Geoffrey King

Attempts by the French government last week to use vague legislation to block five websites for “condoning terrorism” would be troubling anywhere, but it is especially tragic coming from the country that gave us the champion of free speech and tolerance, and Voltaire. The move appears to be part of a wider campaign by French authorities […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we find out why investors are bullish on online media startups, and we find out how the Philadelphia-based startup Billy Penn is producing local news coverage aimed at younger readers. PART 1: Why investors love media startups Digital media startups like Vice, BuzzFeed and Vox Media have grown quickly thanks to hundreds of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Selfies on a stick, and the social-content challenge for the media (David Carr / New York Times) 2. Netflix cracks down on VPN and proxy “pirates” (via Torrent Freak) 3. When reporting on data remember that those who don’t count aren’t counted (Natalie Leal / Online Journalism Blog) 4. The trait all media owners […] more »

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. Murder case behind Serial podcast phenomenon heads to appeals court (Associated Press / Guardian US) 2. Finance media’s hottest club is Ello (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 3. Vice, Knight Foundation and CUNY create ‘innovators’ fund (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 4. To gain the upper hand, Amazon disrupts itself (David Streitfeld / […] more »