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Mediatwits
by Jefferson Yen

Outside of iTunes, Apple hasn’t had much of a presence in digital content and news. But that changed in a big way at the recent Worldwide Developer Conference, when Apple revealed it was replacing its Newsstand app with the News app, which would curate the news, while also using human editors. Could Apple do what […] more »

Mediatwits
by Jefferson Yen

Last week, Gawker Media employees voted to unionize. It wasn’t close. About 75 percent of votes were in favor of an union. In an unusual move before the vote, Gawker Media encouraged staffers to post in an open forum how they were going to vote and why. Both sides were vocal. But that wasn’t the […] more »

Free Speech
by Jefferson Yen

The rise of the Internet has given more people the ability to express and share their thoughts. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have helped like-minded people find each other and reach wider audiences. Unfortunately, that access means that bad actors and trolls can also use the platforms to threaten or harass others. […] more »

Business
by Jefferson Yen

It’s graduation time across the country, and journalism and communications grads are getting ready to start their careers. Or are they? We all know that job prospects for traditional print jobs isn’t great. You don’t need us to remind you how poorly print has been doing in the past couple of years. But there are […] more »

Legacy Media
by Jefferson Yen

For some time, Facebook has been in an elaborate dance with large news publishers, hoping to sweep their content off publishers’ sites and onto Facebook. While publishers have been wary of giving up control, many signed up for the new Instant Articles feature on Facebook’s iOS app, helping load their content quickly instead of the […] more »

AdvertisingShift
by Jefferson Yen

The big news this week, in case you haven’t heard, is the proposed merger between Verizon and AOL. Verizon going to pay $4.4 billion to acquire all that is AOL — pending regulatory approval. Many of us can still remember the early days when AOL was stuffing their CD’s in mailboxes across the nation but […] more »

AdvertisingShift
by Jefferson Yen

The NewFronts are the digital publishing world’s answer to the Upfronts. If you aren’t familiar with the Newfronts, they are an opportunity for publishers to pitch advertisers on the value of their audience and tech platform. In the past, they were treated as somewhat of a sideshow, but this year they threatened to outshine the […] more »

AdvertisingShift
by Jefferson Yen

Our news consumption is becoming increasingly mobile according to Pew’s annual State of The News Media report. Americans are now turning to their phones and tablets to catch up on the news. More people are visiting news sites like the New York Times on mobile than on their desktops. More than 75 percent of the […] more »

Business
by Jefferson Yen

In recent years, as wearable technology has become increasingly popular people have been waiting for Apple to introduce their version, which will start shipping today. It’s still too early to tell whether or not the Apple Watch will be revolutionary in the way that the iPod or iPhone were — or more of a Newton-like […] more »

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