Tag: wikipedia

by Fannie Cohen

We’re back! After our summer hiatus, the Mediatwits podcast is back in action, this week discussing how far plagiarism charges can go. Does it constitute stealing when someone rewrites a line from Wikipedia? In the case of Benny Johnson at BuzzFeed, an online outcry led to his firing when 41 instances of plagiarism were revealed. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google and Barnes & Noble unite to take on Amazon (Alexandra Alter / The New York Times) 2. Netflix now has more subscription revenue than HBO (Zachary M. Seward / Quartz) 3. Dish’s Charlie Ergen: In the future, most TV viewing won’t happen on TV (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 4. Crowdfunding bid to acquire [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Bloomberg hires a founder of The Verge to lead online initiatives (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Wikipedia blocks anonymous edits (and trolling) from a congressional IP address (Abby Phillip / Washington Post) 3. Major League Baseball cries foul on net neutrality proposal (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 4. Google’s $1B purchase of Twitch [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Should journalism schools require reporters to learn code? (Olga Khazan / The Atlantic) 2. The digital divide that will determine the future of edtech (Jimmy Leach / Huffington Post) 3. Journalism in the classroom (Naomi Sharp / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Wikipedia: When college students have an audience, does their writing improve? (Jimmy Daly [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Former NSA spy chief gets a tastes of his own medicine thanks to a random act of journalism (Matthew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. The role of news on Facebook (Amy Mitchell, Jocelyn Kiley, Jeffrey Godfried & Emily Guskin / Pew Research Journalism Project) 3. The decline of Wikipedia (Tom Simonite / MIT Tech Review) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix now has more paying customers than HBO in the U.S. (Zachary Seward / Quartz) 2. BuzzFeed hires Pulitzer winner to head investigative unit (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Google unveils tools to access web from repressive countries (Sam Gustin / TIME) 4. Wikipedia editors, locked in battle with PR firm, delete [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Chicago Sun-Times lays off its photo staff (Chicago Tribune) 2. Attorney general to media re: AP phone snooping: I get it (Politico) 3. Netflix wants to spend up to 15 percent of its content cash on originals (paidContent) 4. How news companies can compete with companies like Google and Facebook for advertiser dollars (Nieman Lab) 5. Social media editor role is ‘more about [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Garfield: There is no ‘golden age’ of journalism: Free does not mean better (Guardian) 2. A driving force behind Wikipedia will be stepping down (NYT) 3. Social media unites supporters of same-sex marriage, but is that enough? (PBS) 4. Windows phone is outselling iPhone…in a few places (memeburn) 5. Report: Twitter ad revenues higher [...] more »

by Lawrence Lessig

The following is the opinion of Lawrence Lessig and is a post that first appeared on his personal blog shortly after news broke that Aaron Swartz — activist, writer and Reddit co-founder — had committed suicide. (Some will say this is not the time. I disagree. This is the time when every mixed emotion needs [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. How does Wikipedia deal with a mass shooting? (Nieman Lab) 2. Fox’s bloody t-shirt: Newtown images show risks of automated ads (paidContent) 3. Facebook prepares to bring video ads to news feed, aims for TV dollars (Ad Age) 4. Am I the product? users react [...] more »