Tag: washington post

by Jefferson Yen

For some time, Facebook has been in an elaborate dance with large news publishers, hoping to sweep their content off publishers’ sites and onto Facebook. While publishers have been wary of giving up control, many signed up for the new Instant Articles feature on Facebook’s iOS app, helping load their content quickly instead of the […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

In recent years, as wearable technology has become increasingly popular people have been waiting for Apple to introduce their version, which will start shipping today. It’s still too early to tell whether or not the Apple Watch will be revolutionary in the way that the iPod or iPhone were — or more of a Newton-like […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ‘Aaron’s Law’ is back to fix the ‘worst law in technology’ (Kevin Collier / Daily Dot) 2. Political fact-checking: Growing and influential, but partisanship is a factor (via American Press Institute) 3. Abramson ‘hasn’t let journalism’s reinvention or gender disparity clobber her optimism’ (Dan Reimold / College Media Matters) 4. The Washington Post offers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron on journalism’s transition from print to digital (via Washington Post) 2. BuzzFeed blows up its own editorial guide, deletes post about advertiser (Elliot Hannon / Slate) 3. YouTube to video makers: Join our subscription service or go somewhere else (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Five grant-making lessons from […] more »

by Janet Asteroff

If you don’t like change, don’t work at the Washington Post. But if you are a consumer of digital news, you can expect some interesting and perhaps delightful innovations. And if you are in the news business, you already know that the old kid on the block has a new owner who is sling-shotting the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Most of the New York Times’ most popular items last year weren’t news stories (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. Tow Center to foster news innovation with $3 million in new support from Knight Foundation (via Knight Foundation) 3. CNN Strikes deal with FAA to integrate drones into aviation reporting (Jordan Chariton / The Wrap) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Gimlet Media proves even podcasts about podcasts can be popular (Vignesh Ramachandran / Knight Foundation) 2. The virologist: How a young entrepreneur built an empire by repackaging memes (Andrew Marantz / New Yorker) 3. ‘The Interview,’ now Sony’s top online film ever, earns nearly $18 million (Sam Sanders & Krishnadev Calamur / NPR News) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Facebook’s popularity among teens dips again (Sarah Frier / Bloomberg) 2.  Washington Post & Texas Tribune enter into a new reporting partnership (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Zuckerberg’s greatest steal: Instagram now worth $35 billion, according to Citi (Taylor Lorenz / Business Insider) 4. Hulu nabs several FX shows under exclusive multi-year pact […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Could billionaires become the grand patrons who save traditional media from self-destruction? That was the thinking when Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes bought the New Republic, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar started First Look Media. But these grand patrons have found that the media world doesn’t come easy. […] more »

by Jo Ellen Green Kaiser

The following opinion piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Chris Hughes and Pierre Omidyar have quickly fallen from grace as the saviors of independent media, as storied editors and journalists flee from the implosions of, respectively, The New Republic and First Look Media. And that’s led to an obvious […] more »