Tag: blogging

by Julie Keck

1. Can ‘mommy bloggers’ still make a living? (Olga Khazan / The Atlantic) 2. Data Docs tool marries data with video storytelling (Vignesh Ramachandran / Knight Foundation) 3. Spotify updates privacy policy with clearer language after backlash (Jake Kastrenakes / The Verge) 4. Apple rumor tracker: What will be revealed at the September 9 event […] more »

by Hiba Zayadin

Abdullah Al-Maglooth and Raif Badawi are both Saudi bloggers. They both enjoy a massive online following. But while one of them was honored at the Arab Social Media Awards for employing social media channels to promote positivity and tolerance, the other is serving a ten-year prison sentence, and the very reason for his incarceration is […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 7 things to love about reddit’s first transparency report (Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation) 2. Report: Google, Amazon, others fork out for AdBlock Plus ‘unblock’ (Kat Hall / The Register) 3. Guardian digital chief: Killing off comments ‘a monumental mistake’ (Paul McNally / News:Rewired) 4. Ben Thompson: The one-man blog isn’t dead, it’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Emily Bell’s 2015 Hugh Cudlipp lecture (via Guardian) 2. Andrew Sullivan is quitting blogging (Joshua Benton / NiemanLab) 3. Future of news: News vs. noise (James Harding / BBC News) 4. Tumblr takes on Medium with upgrades to its writing interface and more (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch) 5. Super Bowl halftime: Katy Perry to […] more »

by Molly Wright Steenson

It was the final stretch before the new semester, the week when I shuffle course materials into digital and paper readers. It was also the week in which I launch my course blogs. That day, a tweet from Steven Levy caught my eye. Epic @carr2n syllabus for his lucky students. Big bonus: he’s using @medium to the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital version of English-language Charlie Hebdo to be available via app (Keith J. Kelly / New York Post) 2. 9 popular sites become core of new Adweek blog network (David Griner / AdWeek) 3. BuzzFeed News hires Heidi Blake as UK Investigations Editor (via BuzzFeed) 4. Dailymotion launches live-streaming gaming platform to compete with […] more »

by Simon Owens

If you were to go back and interview James Clear’s high school English teachers, none of them would identify him as a particularly talented writer. “It was never top of mind for me that, oh, I should make money from my words or I should build a business around writing,” he told me in a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Charlie Hebdo attack unites France on free expression, but will solidarity hold? (Jean-Paul Marthoz / Committee to Protect Journalists) 2. How Alan Taylor, online photography pioneer, is rethinking The Atlantic’s photo site (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 3. Vendors of data companies likely to feel compliance pressure (Kate Kaye / Advertising Age) 4. LinkedIn […] more »

by Simon Owens

Two years ago, journalist Clive Thompson was duped by an erroneous Wikipedia edit. On the day Yahoo had announced that former Googler Marissa Mayer would ascend the throne as CEO of the struggling company, Thompson visited her Wikipedia article and discovered, much to his shock, that Mayer had five biological children. This fact, he later […] more »

by Simon Owens

After his firing from CNN, Chez Pazienza spent several years adrift, unable to find steady work. In 2008, Pazienza, then a producer for CNN’s “American Morning,” was called into the office of his boss and, as he recounted later, informed that his name had been “attached to some, uh, ‘opinionated’ blog posts.” Unbeknownst to his superiors until […] more »