Tag: gawker media

by Julie Keck

1. Snowden documents: Canada’s CSE tracks millions of downloads daily (via CBC News) 2. One week of harassment on Twitter (via Feminist Frequency) 3. The news website that’s keeping press freedom alive in Egypt (Leslie T. Chang / Guardian) 4. The Guardian completes its relaunch w/ global release of redesigned site (Ben Woods / The […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon and Hachette resolve dispute (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 2. John Cook’s rehire is sign of new, integrated editorial approach at Gawker Media (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 3. Why the new social network “This” is a Facebook alternative that actually makes sense (David Holmes / PandoDaily) 4. StoryTracker is a new tool […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter is ready to become a true news entity (Guardian) 2. How the Boston Globe used its two sites to cover the marathon bombing (Nieman) 3. Want a job at Gawker Media? Get a head start by being a regular commenter (PaidContent.org) 4. Newspapers: A cautionary tale for local TV (TVNewsCheck) 5. Aereo strikes […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Business content on MediaShift is sponsored by the weekend MA in Public Communication at American University. Designed for working professionals, the program is suited to career changers and public relations or social marketing professionals seeking career advancement. Learn more here. Access to, and control and ownership of, data is playing a big role in everything […] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

The United States’ global reputation as a champion of free speech is at stake. This is partly because the legal framework has not kept pace with the evolution of free speech, and also because the Freedom of Information Act is not being applied correctly. Today, the U.S. is in danger of losing its place as […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at the recent comments by News Corp. mogul Rupert Murdoch, who says he wants to make people pay to see content on all his news sites. The comment split people into two camps: those who think news sites will have to […] more »

by Simon Owens

If there’s any doubt that an online titan can be easily overthrown, look no further than the URL shortener Tinyurl.com. For years, it was the most popular of its kind and the dominant (and default) URL shortener for Twitter. Then a few months ago I began to notice that it had all but disappeared from […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This is one in an occasional series on MediaShift where I discuss issues in-depth with thought leaders in online media. The format has changed to give you a profile of the person, as well as more of our dialogue — including audio clips. If you have suggestions for future Q&As or want to participate yourself, […] more »