Tag: washington post

by Zach C. Cohen

D.C.’s hometown paper announced Aug. 5 that Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, bought the Washington Post and a number of other Post Co.-owned newspapers for $250 million. The Post has been controlled by the Graham family for 80 years. Here’s how journalists — at the Post and beyond — reacted to the news, as well [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

When a blogger or journalist furthers their personal brand within a newsroom, who benefits? The New York Times’ Nate Silver is moving his FiveThirtyEight empire to ESPN, the Washington Post is launching a tech policy blog, and the Times quietly killed its Media Decoder blog (which had no guiding personality). Which blogs work for which newsroom? [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “Arrested Development” helps Netflix add 600k new subscribers (AllThingsD) 2. Google Reader died because no one would run it (BuzzFeed) 3. Dublin’s ‘Storyful’ monetizing news clips for citizen journalists (Beet.TV) 4. Mainstream media ‘hearts’ sponsored tweets (Digiday) 5. Mother Jones’ Steve Katz on that 47% video and turning attention into donations (Nieman Lab) 6. [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Washington Post joined the 450 other daily U.S. newspapers with pay walls this week and also now offers “Sponsored Views” below its editorials. We’ll talk to Forbes media columnist Jeff Bercovici about the advantages and disadvantages of pay walls at the Post and beyond. We’ll also talk to CNET’s Declan McCullagh on new developments in [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits podcast is a special edition focused on the evolution of advertising, as a cap to our week-long special on MediaShift. Our special guests are BuzzFeed VP Jonathan Perelman and MediaShift’s Terri Thornton, along with Mark Glaser hosting and roundtable regulars Ana Marie Cox, Andrew Lih and Monica Guzman. Perelman will have a [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

Radio legend Paul Harvey was such a great storyteller that he could totally enthrall you before you realized you were listening to an ad. Click on the image for the entire series. Today, you’d call that sponsored content. The larger term is native advertising — strategies that mesh branded messages into the media where they [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BBC launches ‘expert women database’ to help its journalists diversify sources (Poynter) 2. Summly’s teenaged founder says he wants to make Yahoo great again (GigaOm) 3. New York Times closes another loophole in its digital pay wall (PaidContent.org) 4. Spotify plans to take on Netflix and HBO with streaming video service (Business Insider) 5. [...] more »

by Michael Cervieri

The Washington Post is creating an algorithm to augment its fact checking of political speeches. How might it work? And do we want it to? During the Republican primaries in 2011, Steven Ginsberg, national political editor for the Washington Post, was covering a Michele Bachmann speech in Iowa. It was a small affair, not much [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New York Times attacked by hackers for sources (memeburn) 2. Guardian CEO: “Responsive-designed sites are now table stakes for publishers” (Nieman) 3. Washington Post’s Truth Teller and the future of robots doing journalism (PandoDaily) 4. Following the Scientology debacle, The Atlantic will become more transparent about sponsored content (AdWeek) 5. Why Matt Lewis Hates [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. 2012 saw more print magazine launches than a year earlier, with fewer pubs folding (Crain’s) 2. Royal phone scandal highlights new media risks (Reuters) 3. Washington Post appears to be a dinosaur – but has already evolved (The Guardian) 4. Young-adult readers may [...] more »