Tag: espn

by Denise McGill

Journalists and protestors clashed at the University of Missouri on November 10, and thanks to social media, we all got a view of it in a widely circulated video shot by Mark Schierbecker. Despite some hairy moments in the video, things worked out well for student photojournalist Tim Tai. He acted with composure, and university […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Instagram builds its own version of Snapchat Live Stories (Kurt Wagner / Re/code) 2. Here’s why ESPN is shutting down Grantland (Daniel Roberts / Fortune) 3. Harvard Law Library readies trove of decisions for digital age (Erik Eckholm / New York Times) 4. German daily Die Welt wants to bundle print, digital, and TV […] more »

by Michael Pfahl

Personnel at ESPN and their parent company, Disney, are feeling the pressure after losing around 3.2 million subscribers in a little over a year. This caused Disney to impose major budget cuts to ESPN and re-evaluate their business strategy in the hopes of combating their dropping subscriber numbers and household reach. More importantly, this trend […] more »

by Tim Winter

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not represent the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Is the cable television subscription model dead? That’s the buzz around town, despite the efforts of the cable industry to assert that claims of its death have been greatly exaggerated. Yet […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “She is the voice of the Snapchat generation.” Om Malik talks to Jenna Wortham (via Pi.co) 2. Contributoria introduces open commissioning; partners with human rights and free speech orgs for the launch (via Contributoria) 3. Vox Media snags The Mary Sue founder Susana Polo (Richard Horgan / Fishbowl NY) 4. You can now embed […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Look out Facebook, Snapchat might be the new belle at the social media ball and media companies are taking notice. You can now find media outlets like CNN, ESPN and Vice on the app’s new Discover section, which acts more like a curated portal than random news items in your feed. Each brand’s channel or […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Inside the decentralized news network: Reported.ly’s new model for journalism (Tom Watson / Forbes) 2. A mile wide, an inch deep: On murky metrics (Ev Williams / Medium) 3. FCC launches consumer complaint help site (Tom Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable) 4. You can finally get ESPN on the Web, for $20 a month […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Silicon Valley and journalism: Make up or break up? (Emily Bell / Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism) 2. ESPN gets ready to launch its first web video subscription service — for cricket’s World Cup (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Vine shifts from comedy clips to a valid journalistic tool (Frances Perraudin / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ESPN suspends Bill Simmons from work, social media for criticism of Roger Goodell (Richard Deitsch / Sports Illustrated) 2. Where books are banned, the Internet can be a lifesaver (Jillian York / Electronic Frontier Foundation) 3. How TV Everywhere strategy is evolving in the world of cable news (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Internet is on go-slow today to support net neutrality (Rainey Reitman / Gizmodo) 2. What Apple’s new products say about the future (Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic) 3. U2, Apple and the deal behind getting ‘Songs of Innocence’ free of charge (John Jurgensen / The Wall Street Journal) 4. Guardian Space & […] more »