Tag: al jazeera

by Aleszu Bajak

We’re always playing games. As kids it was kick the can, hide and seek, tag. As grownups, it’s more often Candy Crush and crosswords. But what if games could help tell news stories? What if a game like Candy Crush taught us how to balance the nation’s budget? News outlets, including BuzzFeed, the New York Times, ProPublica, and the Washington […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital watermarks take the publishing world by storm (Mike Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. Oyster adds user curated e-book recommendations to drive discovery (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 3. Al Jazeera web comic looks at big data and the future of privacy (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) 4. 7 reasons Twitter isn’t building […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

With media consumption moving inexorably toward mobile, the experience for getting news on a mobile is fragmented. Every news outlet has its own app, but who wants to open them all every morning? Enter the aggregated news apps, which have gone from Flipboard, Zite and Trove to Yahoo News Digest (born as Summly), NYT Now, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at AJ+, Al Jazeera’s upcoming online news network (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 2. Twitter introduces “TV conversation targeting,” TV advertising without TV viewing (Cotton Delo / AdAge) 3. Spotify now valued at more than $4 billion (John D. Stoll, Evelyn Rusli & Sven Grundberg / Wall Street Journal) 4. The newsonomics […] more »

by Geoffrey King

The German magazine Der Spiegel reported recently that the U.S. National Security Agency hacked into the internal communication system of Al Jazeera. If the report is accurate, the targeted hacking of a news organization represents an assault on press freedom qualitatively different from — and in many ways more disquieting than — the perils posed […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Irish newspapers aim to charge sites that link to their stories, starting at €300 per year for one link (TheJournal.ie) 2. Why Tumblr and BuzzFeed are on a collision course in 2013 (paidContent) 3. Study: actually only about 20,000 Twitter users in […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Twitter takes a stand against warrant-less request for protester’s data (Forbes) 2. People turn to mobile for “just-in-time” information, Pew finds (Pew) 3. Al Jazeera English to close bureau in China after government refuses to renew press credential (TVNewser) 4. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Cable news used to be so simple. There was CNN and not much else. But as CNN proved the case that people did have an appetite for TV news around the clock, more stations popped up on the cable dial, including CNN Headline News and the more opinionated Fox News and MSNBC. You’d think that […] more »

by Julie Posetti

Journalists need to shift their mindset to talking with — instead of at — the “people formerly known as the audience.” That was a take-home message from the recent BBC Social Media Summit in London. It’s a notion others (including me) have written about in academic research regarding media representation of minorities. But it was […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Steve Outing Welcome to the first episode of “The Mediatwits,” the revamped, longer form weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali, who is working on a stealth startup. This week’s first beta show was mainly about the new metered pay wall coming to NYTimes.com and […] more »