Tag: algorithms

by Ben DeJarnette

Lizzy Acker is no stranger to harassment in the comments section. As web editor at the alternative newspaper Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon, Acker used to spend untold hours breaking up vitriolic cyber-fights, censoring hateful comments and trying to moderate a digital trollosphere that never goes to sleep. “There were certain people who spent more […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Can Donald Trump’s Social Media Genius Take Him All the Way to the White House? (Hannah Jane Parkinson / Guardian) 2.  New Zealand Says U.S. Can Extradite Alleged Piracy Mastermind Kim Dotcom (Kevin Collier / Daily Dot) 3. Review-Journal Editor Steps Down in Wake of Adelson Family Purchase (Brian Stelter v/ CNN Money) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The entrenched digital divide in our own backyards (Pui-Wing Tam / New York Times) 2. Open government is meaningless without a free press (Joel Simon / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Entire editorial staff of Elsevier journal Lingua resigns over high price, lack of open access (Glyn Moody / Ars Technica) 4. Essena O’Neill: “You […] more »

by Andrew DeVigal

OPB’s John Sepulvado recently interviewed me for a story on robo-journalism. The piece led with The Upshot’s “Best and Worst Places to Grow Up,” a dynamically written story which I also wrote about a couple of days of before. In both, I shared my excitement about how technology is evolving as a tool to help […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we look at three crowdfunding platforms to help you decide which to use; then we see how an app called Shuffle gives users stories the people around them are reading. PART 1: Picking a crowdfunding platform Several online tools have made it easy to ask for money to support any endeavor. We evaluate […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we see how two technologies automatically scan the content of video and images to deliver highlights and insights. PART 1: Vhoto Vhoto helps turn mobile video into bits of sharable content by automatically finding the key moments within the footage. We hear from Chief Executive Officer Noah Heller about what the app can […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The New Yorker alters its online strategy (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Dean Baquet’s first digital initiative: Adding editors (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 3. Amazon angles to attract Hachette’s authors to its side (David Streitfeld / New York Times’ Binary Bits) 4. Singapore passes Pirate Bay-blocking anti-piracy law (Torrent Freak) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Social media companies and publishers consciously uncouple products in quest for mobile users (Steve Rubel / AdAge) 2. Twitter’s selective censorship of tweets may be the best option, but it’s still censorship (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. How algorithms decide the news you see (Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Why Condé Nast […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital life in 2025 (Janna Anderson & Lee Rainie / Pew Research Internet Project) 2. What you think you know about the web is wrong (Tony Haile / TIME) 3. Bitcoin story shows why old media practices are ill-suited for the Internet age (Jay Rosen / PressThink) 4. New York Public Radio receives grant […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Google’s slowly combining G+ & Gmail (Hunter Walk / Re/code) 2. Who killed net neutrality? (Tim Wu / New York Times) 3. Algorithms are not enough: Lessons bringing computer science to journalism (Jonathan Stray / Associated Press) 4. How two nonprofit education sites came together to build a network (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman […] more »