Tag: apple

by Julie Keck

1. British Library rejects digital Taliban trove fearing terror laws (Eric Randolph / Agence France-Presse) 2. DC appeals court lifts injunction against NSA phone call records program (Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post) 3. The traffic LinkedIn drives to publishers has dropped 44 percent this year (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 4. European publishers play lobbying role […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

We’ve covered cord-cutting from cable for years, but now there’s no doubt about it: it’s real, it’s here and media giants will need to get used to it. Variety reported that pay TV had its worst-ever quarterly subscriber declines in the second quarter, losing more than 500,000 subscribers. The number of pay TV households is […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NPR Visuals is trying to reduce the effects of privilege while hiring (Gurman Bhatia / Poynter) 2. Al Franken and the FTC are investigating the so-called “Apple Tax” for rival streaming services (William Hughes / The AV Club) 3. How Mother Jones built a Donald Trump insult generator (Aleszu Bajak / Storybench) 4. E.W. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple saves publishing…for itself (Joel Johnson / Fast Company) 2. Fusion launches in-house ‘news lab’ (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 3. Ira Glass owns all of ‘This American Life’ (via Robert Feder – subscription) 4. Bloomberg fires digital editor Josh Topolsky (Dylan Beyers / Politico) 5. With ‘release to one, release to all,’ […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-books and the environment: A greener reading experience (Markus Reily / Good E-Reader) 2. Court rejects Apple’s appeal of e-book price-fixing ruling (via Digital Book World) 3. Can authors earn worthwhile royalties from apps? (Andrew Brodie / The Bookseller) 4. Court denies class action in Author Solutions case (Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Taylor Swift criticism spurs Apple to change royalties policy (Ben Sisario / New York Times) 2. How Renée Kaplan, the FT’s first head of audience engagement, approaches her new role (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 3. HBO’s real-life Game of Thrones: The fight to stay rich, on top, and score Bill Simmons (Lacey Rose […] more »

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. How long can the Internet run on hate? (Ben Collins / The Daily Beast) 2. Report for America: A community service-based model for saving local journalism (Steven Waldman / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. News outlets face losing control to Apple, Facebook, and Google (Mark Sweney / Guardian) 4. One big problem with Facebook as […] more »

by Matt Sheehan

Like many folks focused on what’s happening in digital media, I was half paying attention to the Apple keynote launching its worldwide developers conference. It was proceeding as expected, with updates to iOS and launch of another version of OS X, the desktop operating system. And the much-anticipated launch of Apple Music. At about an […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. For news organizations, this was the most important set of Apple announcements in years (Joshua Benton / NiemanLab) 2. Anti-vaxxers using Twitter to manipulate a vaccine bill (Renee DiResta & Gilad Lotan / Wired) 3. Publishers expect more Facebook Instant Articles later this month (Jack Marshall & Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal) 4. […] more »