Tag: facebook

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 »

by Jefferson Yen

For some time, Facebook has been in an elaborate dance with large news publishers, hoping to sweep their content off publishers’ sites and onto Facebook. While publishers have been wary of giving up control, many signed up for the new Instant Articles feature on Facebook’s iOS app, helping load their content quickly instead of the […] more »

by Meagan Doll

On Wednesday, May 27, our #EdShift chat on Twitter will cover how media outlets and professionals are using social channels to post original content. Along with a rise in the number of adults who get their news from social media sites, emerging tools such as Facebook’s Instant Articles suggest there’s no slowing down this trend. But […] more »

by Andrew DeVigal

OPB’s John Sepulvado recently interviewed me for a story on robo-journalism. The piece led with The Upshot’s “Best and Worst Places to Grow Up,” a dynamically written story which I also wrote about a couple of days of before. In both, I shared my excitement about how technology is evolving as a tool to help […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 78th class of Nieman Fellows announced (via Nieman Foundation) 2. With Facebook’s Instant Articles, publishers may find 70 cents is better than a dollar (Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 3. As podcast revenues climb, NPR board questions effect on radio sales (Ben Mook / Current) 4. The path ahead for Quartz, the business […] more »