Tag: bloggers

by Miral Sattar

Title: Self-Publishing 101: The Basics for Publishing Your Book We’ll walk you through the process of self-publishing a book and teach you how to avoid the pitfalls that first-time authors make. Do you have a story you want to share with the world and on the fence about indie publishing? Are you thinking about self-publishing […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Ananta Bijoy Das: Yet another Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death (Saeed Ahmed / CNN) 2. Verizon has likely already hung a ‘For Sale’ sign on the Huffington Post (Mathew Ingram / Fortune) 3. Ad-tech, not content, is king in the Verizon-AOL deal (Alex Kantrowitz / Advertising Age) 4. AP brings a new audience to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Mute button (George Packer / The New Yorker) 2. Different paths to sustainability for local and state nonprofit news sites (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. FTC to review complaint that YouTube Kids over-advertises to children (Cecilia Kang / Washington Post) 4. Tinder-meets-‘Serial’ app wins at POV’s 8th Nonfiction Media Innovation Lab ‘POV Hackathon’ […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Egypt jails activist-blogger for five years (via BBC News) 2. Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar (Andrew Pulver / Guardian) 3. Ken Silverstein reportedly quits First Look, blaming “management’s incompetence” (Paul Carr / Pando Daily) 4. Feminist writers are so besieged by online abuse that some have begun to retire (Michelle Goldberg / Washington […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Huffington Post banned from posting on Reddit section in attribution row (John Reynolds / The Guardian) 2. Wearables could make the “glance” a new subatomic unit of news (Dan Shanoff Nieman Lab) 3. U.S. threatened massive fine to force Yahoo to release data (Craig Timberg / Washington Post) 4. YouTube alone brings in 20% […] more »

by Jonathan Peters

Last year, a former student contacted me to ask if her news outlet, a network affiliate, could use a video clip from a Comedy Central show to introduce a segment about election-year campaign spending.  The purpose of the segment was to comment on the show’s many attempts to raise awareness of the rules that govern […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Stop making fun of the Washington Post’s blogger job and start applying for it (Slate) 2. Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women in tech and news share their views (Guardian) 3. YouTube now has 1 billion monthly users (Mashable) 4. Why Matthew Keys is not ‘the next Aaron Swartz’ (Washington Post) 5. Why no one […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

RANGOON, Burma — It is a sign of the times that a journalist in Burma is writing about a freedom of expression clampdown in a neighboring country. With around 80 political prisoners freed in another amnesty on September 17 and with new Information Minister Aung Kyi announcing that the recently formed country’s press council would […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Pinterest revises terms, gives up right to sell content posted on the site (VentureBeat) 2. Bloggers and social media help elevate Trayvon Martin story into national conversation (Poynter) 3. Two big-name entrepreneurs team up to create Airtime, a social-video company […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

In 1900, Ladies’ Home Journal published an article containing predictions for the year 2000. Though some of the author’s predictions were accurate — Americans are indeed taller, and photographs are now sent around the world — one key point was missing. The author didn’t imagine that in the new millennium, the very magazine that published […] more »