Tag: facebook

by Julie Keck

1. Why does local matter? Let’s ask our audience (Melody Kramer / Poynter) 2. Instagram gets newsy with trends and place search (Sarah Buhr & Josh Constine / TechCrunch) 3. Facebook knocks Walmart out of top 10 most valuable companies (Tom Huddleston Jr. / Fortune) 4. Hulu will sell Showtime on the web at a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Verizon completes its acquisition of AOL for $4.4 billion (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 2. The Internet that was (and still could be) (David Weinberger / The Atlantic) 3. Quartz introduces Atlas, a search engine for its charts (Dino Grandoni / New York Times) 4. The Washington Post built a social network for its freelancers […] 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 Julie Keck

1. The news about new digital-news sites? It’s tough going (Paul Farhi / Washington Post) 2. Gawker’s moment of truth (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 3. Making black lives matter in the news (Susan Smith Richardson / Nieman Reports) 4. The New York Times wisely blocks staff from viewing its desktop homepage (Nate Swanner […] more »

by Tom Lowenthal

Facebook recently announced on its blog a new set of features adding support for the PGP email encryption system. The changes allow users to post their public email encryption key to their Facebook profile, inviting others to encrypt future emails. In a move that significantly bolsters security, it is also now possible to request that all […] more »

by Stacy Forster

On Tuesday, June 9, our #EdShift chat on Twitter will cover how to think about and create long-form journalism in the age of Snapchat. With younger audiences spending less time consuming the news or finding it through social media platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter, where does long-form journalism fit in? Join us at […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. WMC Divided 2015: The media gender gap (via Womens Media Center) 2. Joining the pack, Refinery29 goes general (Nicole Levy / Capital New York) 3. Ben Silbermann and the new math on e-commerce (Jessica E. Lessin / The Information) 4. Fusion, Re/code, Vox, and what it takes to survive as a media startup (Jason […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The rise of the Internet has given more people the ability to express and share their thoughts. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have helped like-minded people find each other and reach wider audiences. Unfortunately, that access means that bad actors and trolls can also use the platforms to threaten or harass others. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Quartz is trying to make its articles stickier on smartphones (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 2. The New York Times, Vice News slam Obama administration over FOIA delays (Ben Geman / National Journal) 3. Yahoo wins rights to live-stream an NFL game this September (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 4. Tired of waiting for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Social media: Local TV for the next generation? (Amy Mitchell, Jeffrey Gottfried & Katerina Eva Matsa / Pew Research Center) 2. Build-your-own Netflix: Vimeo On Demand introduces monthly subscriptions (Mic Wright / The Next Web) 3. AFP: All journalists need to be able to shoot and edit video (Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Four […] more »