Tag: washington post

by Julie Keck

1. Hackers break into Washington Post servers (Craig Timberg / Washington Post) 2. Twitter users are furious at new breaking news alerts (Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed) 3. NPR’s $10 million digital bet (John McDermott / Digiday) 4. British Telecom porn filters block sex education sites (Mike Deri Smith / BBC) 5. Twitter’s Vine gets vanity [...] more »

by Denise Lu

A big year for both breaking news as well as shifts within the industry, 2013 saw its fair share of massive media stories. The biggest of all were the revelations about NSA surveillance from a leaker, Edward Snowden, who surprised everyone by exposing his identity. And that followed the Obama Administration’s push to prosecute journalists, [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter hoaxes & the ethics of new media: What happens now that we are all journalists? (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Scripps buys Newsy for $35 million to expand into digital video (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 3. Mobile video ads get cut down to size (John McDermott / Digiday) 4. Warner takes Netflix-style service [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Report: Stories about politics inspire best/worst comments (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. Twitter now lets you receive direct messages from any follower (Tom Warren / The Verge) 3. YouTube Partner: We are “not happy” with money from subscription channels (Lucas Shaw / The Wrap) 4. Who’s behind the sponsored content at BuzzFeed, Gawker, Hearst [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Microsoft to buy Nokia’s device business in deal worth over $7 billion (AllThingsD) 2. CBS returns, triumphant, to cable box (NYT) 3. Jeffrey Bezos, the Washington Post’s next owner, aims for a ‘new golden era’ at the paper (Washington Post) 4. Vimeo starts funding indie films to broaden its on demand platform (PaidContent) 5. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. British newspaper has advantages in battle with government over secrets (NYT) 2. Fear of NSA surveillance is having a chilling effect on the open web (GigaOm) 3. Facebook leads an effort to lower barriers to internet access (NYT) 4. Washington Post considered using robot sportswriters (Poynter) 5. A look at Storyful’s Open Newsroom verification [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

It’s a scary but exciting world for newspaper owners right now, especially if they’re in a selling mood. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, bought the Washington Post last week (while our podcast was on vacation — great timing!), and Red Sox owner John Henry bought the Boston Globe before that. As newspapers [...] more »

by Gabriel Kahn

By now, the ink has dried on Jeff Bezos’ acquisition of the Washington Post and commentators have dissected the deal from a multitude of different angles. Yet, I still can’t contain my excitement about what this could potentially mean for the news industry. Billionaires have always lusted after media properties, and this trend hasn’t slowed [...] 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 Janet Asteroff

The joke going around right now is that nothing will change at the Washington Post, but in two years you’ll only be able to read it on a Kindle. After seven consecutive years of declining revenue, the Graham family has sold the newspaper to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. As reported in the Washington Post, Post [...] more »