Tag: clickbait

by Dillon Baker

It would be putting it lightly to say that the last couple of decades have been a tumultuous time for journalism. Dutch news site Blendle wants to bring some order to the chaos. When the Internet all but demolished traditional publishing models, most people wondered if we were experiencing the death of journalism (at least […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Obama’s call for an open Internet puts him at odds with regulators (Brian Fung & Nancy Scola / Washington Post) 2. Can mesh networks and offline wireless move from protest tools to news? (Susan McGregor / Nieman Lab) 3. MPAA launches WhereToWatch site, listing legal movie and TV streams in continued fight against piracy  […] more »

by Jason Kint

This guest post is part of a series from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ “Captivate” project, which presents insights from media industry thought leaders on new strategies for audience engagement. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Much of the digital content industry is lost today in discussions about the blurred line between publisher […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Last year, Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg said he wanted Facebook to provide the “best personalized newspaper in the world.” No one really knew what that meant, but now Facebook clearly wields enormous power over what news content is read at various publications. That’s because its News Feed uses algorithms — adjusted and designed by humans […] more »

by Nicholas White

A few months ago, noted investor Marc Andreessen proclaimed his bullish-ness about the state of the news industry, predicting it would grow 100 times. It was a nervy claim to make, in a time when snackable content is all the rage and virality is the most coveted status in media. So no one was surprised […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon turns on Prime Music streaming, sans current hits (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 2. AT&T’s pitch to the feds: Let us buy DirecTV, and maybe TV bills won’t go up so much (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Abernathy on how community newspapers can face the digital transition (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Study: […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Upworthy combats clickbait critics with attention data (Brian Morrissey / Digiday) 2. Verizon denies using net neutrality victory to sabotage Netflix, Amazon (Brian Fung / Washington Post) 3. Marc Andreessen: The ‘problem with local news is most people don’t care’ (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 4. How Portlandia grew their Twitter following by 25% during […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New York Times redesign points to future of online publishing (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 2. Media buyer: If ‘clickbait’ replaces great stories, advertisers will move elsewhere (Nic Hodges / Press Gazzette) 3. AMA: How a weird Internet thing became a mainstream delight (Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic) 4. Apple wants e-book monitor […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How the New York Times neglects business journalism (Felix Salmon / Reuters) 2. On the ethics of data-driven journalism (Alex Howard / Tow Center) 3. News use across social media platforms (Jeffrey Gottfried, Jesse Holcomb & Amy Mitchell / Pew Research) 4. A look inside the Wall Street Journal’s video app toolbox (Alastair Reid […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Retailers fight exile from Gmail inboxes (Claire Cane Miller & Stephanie Clifford / NYT) 2. Former NSA and CIA director says terrorists love using Gmail (Andrea Peterson / Washington Post) 3. Storytelling ads may be journalism’s new peril (David Carr / NYT) 4. What does ‘mobile-first’ mean to publishers? (Josh Sternberg / Digiday) 5. […] more »