4-Minute Roundup: HuffPost Investigative Fund; AP on Mobile Apps

    by Mark Glaser
    April 3, 2009

    Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. This week I look at the new Huffington Post Investigative Journalism Fund, which has $1.75 million to start a new non-partisan site that will do investigative work and then give it away to any news organization. I also look at the latest moves by Disney, distributing video on YouTube and possibly on Hulu, taking a cue from the way CBS has run its video all over — a successful strategy during March Madness. Plus, Just One Question queries the AP’s Jeff Litvack about their new $2.99 mobile app for the BlackBerry and whether they might charge for other mobile apps in the future. Check it out:

    4MR podcast 4-3-09 final.mp3

    Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network


    Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

    Huffington Post to create investigative reporting team at the CBC

    Introducing the new Huffington Post Investigative Fund at Jay Rosen’s PressThink


    Disney Finalizing Deal For Clips On YouTube; Full-Episode Talks Ongoing; Could Hulu Lose Out? at PaidContent

    March Madness On Demand Surpasses All ’08 Numbers After Two Rounds at MediaBistro

    AP Subs; AT&T Laptops; Universal Flicks; More In 4G Program; Wattpad at MocoNews

    AP’s Jeff Litvack’s bio

    Here’s a graphical view of last week’s MediaShift survey results:

    i-811896c5c0356d9ba949fdfead1a5cd7-survey grap on twitter.jpg
    Tagged: associated press disney huffington post hulu jay rosen youtube
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