Tag: facebook

by Julie Keck

1. Newspapers in Turkey publish on Twitter after government seizure stops presses (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. Analyzing Facebook lead-in text length (Dan Frohlich / NPR) 3. What you can watch on the new Apple TV + how it compares to Roku, Fire TV, and Chromecast (David Katzmaier / CNET) 4. How PRX and Radiotopia […] more »

by Courtney C. Radsch

“We’re stepping up our efforts to discredit ISIL’s propaganda, especially online,” President Barack Obama told delegates at the Leaders’ Summit on Countering Violent Extremism last month. The social media counter-offensive comes amid U.N. reports of a 70 percent increase in what it terms “foreign terrorist fighters” — citizens of U.N. member states who have left to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How news outlet The Canary aims to ‘diversify media’ (Caroline Scott / Journalism.co.uk) 2. Instant Articles get shared more than old-fashioned links (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 3. First Look doubles down as First Amendment benefactor (Danny Funt / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. The most controversial hacking cases of the past decade (Kim […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Facebook Tweaks Search, Wants You Chatting More With Strangers (Kurt Wagner / Re/code) 2. Ev Williams Steering Medium Toward Big Brand Dollars (Adam Popescu / The Verge) 3. In BuzzFeed’s News App, Sharing Articles via Text is More Common Than via Facebook or Twitter (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 4. Google Seeks Common Cause […] more »

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. The Association for Progressive Communications, a pioneer organization in the technology and human rights community, is facing ongoing harassment directed at “Take Back the Tech,” a campaign intended to increase conversations and awareness about […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Twitter has had quite the roller-coaster ride as a company. It recently made co-founder Jack Dorsey the permanent CEO, and he launched Project Lightning as Twitter Moments. But that shining moment was marred by the news that Twitter was expected to lay off 8% of its work force. For a while now, people have been […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we bring you tips for what works best when delivering news on each of the various social media platforms.   The insights come from Sarah Frank, executive producer of NowThis, a news organization targeted toward young people that has seen its video views skyrocket ever since it stopped publishing to a desktop website […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Obama turns to crowdfunding to aid fleeing Syrians (Michael Shear / New York Times) 2. MacArthur spins off digital media & learning work with $25 million seed investment (via MacArthur Foundation) 3. The tech that got Obama elected will now fire ads at you (Issie Lapowsky / Wired) 4. New ‘Nameless Coalition’ challenges Facebook’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Tweets suggest Patreon hack may be GamerGate related (Brady Dale / Observer) 2. The cost of mobile ads on 50 news websites (Gregor Aisch, Wilson Andrews, & Josh Keller / New York Times) 3. Ellen Pollock to lead Bloomberg Businessweek, Josh Tyrangiel leaving (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 4. Teens, technology and romantic relationships (Amanda […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “We’re platform agnostic” – Hugues Sweeney chats NFB Canada (Melissa Goodfellow / Power to the Pixel) 2. Huffington Post’s new executive editor comes from Facebook (Tom Kludt / CNN Money) 3. Coral Project’s first product aims to help publishers find their best contributors (via Washington Post) 4. New York Times editor: Data journalism starts […] more »