Tag: whatsapp

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. Infiltrating people’s habits: How Time works to engage readers (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. BBC launches WhatsApp service in West Africa to fight Ebola (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 3. How a small experiment at The Washington Post revolutionized its content management platform (Benjamin Mullen / Poynter) 4. How did GamerGate become a lightning […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How the smartphone ushered in a golden age of journalism (Frank Rose / Wired) 2. Legendary buys Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry (Marc Graser / Variety) 3. With an eye on digital, Chegg finds partner to handle its textbooks (Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times) 4. Ousted CEO of Maker Studios […] more »

by Jessica Weiss

Knight International Journalism Fellow Babatunde Akpeji is building a network of citizen journalists to cover health in Nigeria’s Delta region, an area rich in oil and natural resources but beset by severe poverty. Akpeji trains the citizen journalists in basic reporting techniques, simple audio and video production, mobile tools and journalism ethics. Then, the participants […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Before Facebook deal, WhatsApp was helping BuzzFeed and Shazam go viral (Liz Gannes / Re/code) 2. Om Malik joins True Ventures, steps down at tech site Gigaom (John Biggs / TechCrunch) 3. ‘House of Cards’ binge-watching: 2% of U.S. subs finished entire series over first weekend (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 4. For Ukraine and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Facebook made Instagram’s new videos exactly as long as a television commercial…and it’s no accident (Quartz) 2. Messaging app WhatsApp surpasses 250 million active monthly users (WSJ) 3. Michael Hastings, the FBI, and Wikileaks: Death of a journalist sparks conspiracy theories (NY Mag) 4. Full document: Procedures used by NSA to minimize data collection from U.S. persons (Guardian) 5. Columbia’s Sreenivasan bolts for […] more »