Welcome to the fifth episode of “The Mediatwits,” the new revamped longer form weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali. This week’s show is about the various social media policies at news organizations, and how they vary from place to place. Plus, can media companies actually own the followers of popular reporters or on-air anchors?
Our guest this week is John Tayman, CEO and co-founder of Byliner, a new place for long-form journalism and storytelling. Plus, we follow up on last week’s episode about iPhones and iPads tracking people, and look at the MediaShift poll results.
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Here are some highlighted topics from the show:
Mark gets a new iPad 2
0:45: No WiFi iPad 2’s available; Mark needs the 64GB Verizon
1:50: Rafat gives News.me a mixed review so far
3:50: Rafat uses his iPad for early email and social media use in the morning
5:15: Rundown of topics on the show
Social media policies at media companies
7:00: Washington Post editor says news org can “own” followers for staffers
9:40: Rick Sanchez keeps his followers and Twitter account after leaving CNN
12:10: Bloomberg doesn’t want to break news on social media
John Tayman interview
15:15: Background info on John Tayman, CEO of Byliner
18:10: ‘Three Cups of Deceit’ tops Amazon Singles chart
21:00: Byliner will launch Pandora-like portal for long-form feature writing
24:00: Tayman likes “feature” rather than “long-form” as a description for pieces
25:00: William Vollmann will report from Japan in the next Byliner original out next Tuesday
27:45: Byliner received angel funding of nearly $1 million
Apple tracking follow-up
29:10: Steve Jobs and Apple execs say tracking is just a misunderstanding
30:15: People won’t care unless something bad happens
31:30: MediaShift poll results mixed on Apple tracking
Bloomberg updates social media policy: Ask first. Tweet later at eMediaVitals
Three Cups of Deceit by Jon Krakauer
Wrapping Up the Apple Location Brouhaha at NY Times
What Do You Think About iPhones Tracking You? at PBS MediaShift
Don’t forget to vote in our weekly poll, this time about social media policies at news organizations:
Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.