MediaShift Podcast #185: Twitter Rewires Feed; Ad Blockers Are Good; Monica Guzman on True Engagement

    by Jefferson Yen
    February 12, 2016
    AdBlock Plus is one of many popular ad-blocking apps

    This week on the MediaShift podcast, Mark speaks with Monica Guzman, Nieman Fellow and media columnist, about what engagement should really mean. You’ll get briefed on this week’s biggest digital media stories: Twitter reverses the chronology; Yahoo and the New York Times shuffle the deck; and Wired’s plan to combat ad blockers. Plus, why ad blocking is being done for a very good reason, and how publishers should embrace change.

    Don’t have a lot of time to spare but still to get a roundup of the week’s top news? Then check out our Digital Media Brief below!

    "[Innovation] requires a high failure rate and the culture of most newsrooms can not tolerate a high failure rate." -Monica Guzman

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    Mark Glaser is executive editor and publisher of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He is an award-winning writer and accidental entrepreneur, who has taken MediaShift from a one-person blog to a growing media company with events such as Collab/Space workshops and weekend hackathons; the weekly MediaShift podcast; and digital training, DigitalEd, in partnership with top journalism schools. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.





    Monica Guzman is a technology and media columnist for GeekWire, The Daily Beast, and Columbia Journalism Review. She’s vice chair of the Society of Professional Journalists Ethics Committee and contributed to the Poynter book “The New Ethics of Journalism.” Guzmán was an online reporter for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She’s also a pioneer of community and social engagement with readers. Guzman is currently a Nieman Fellow at Harvard and is examining how journalists can reconsider their roles to meet the demands of online public discourse.


    Music on this episode:

    Can’t Hate The Hater by 3 Feet Up
    DJ by Jahzzar
    I Never Wanted To Say by Lorenzo’s Music
    #AllLivesMatter by Ryan Little
    Love is Chemical by Steve Combs

    Jefferson Yen is the producer for the Mediatwits Podcast. His work has been on KPCC Southern California Public Radio and KRTS Marfa Public Radio. You can follow him @jeffersontyen.

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