Tag: google

by Henk van Ess

Online research is often a challenge. Information from the web can be fake, biased, incomplete, or all of the above. Offline, too, there is no happy hunting ground with unbiased people or completely honest authorities. In the end, it all boils down to asking the right questions, digital or not. Here are some strategic tips and […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The NewFronts are the digital publishing world’s answer to the Upfronts. If you aren’t familiar with the Newfronts, they are an opportunity for publishers to pitch advertisers on the value of their audience and tech platform. In the past, they were treated as somewhat of a sideshow, but this year they threatened to outshine the […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Our news consumption is becoming increasingly mobile according to Pew’s annual State of The News Media report. Americans are now turning to their phones and tablets to catch up on the news. More people are visiting news sites like the New York Times on mobile than on their desktops. More than 75 percent of the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FBI slammed on Capitol Hill for ‘stupid’ ideas about encryption (Patrick Howell O’Neill / Daily Dot) 2. Google and Facebook are our frenemy. Beware (Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. Twitter […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. When Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need public libraries? (Carlos Lozada / Washington Post) 2. The magic of ‘experiment land’ in legacy newsrooms (Katie Hawkins Gaar / Poynter) 3. How PopSugar went from zero to 14 mil. Facebook video views a month (Eric Blattberg / Digiday) 4. Cheaper […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

As cable bills have soared, people have been considering how to cut the cord without losing access to the shows and sports programming they love. These days more and more people are opting out. Since 2011, the number of millennials on cable has dropped 20 percent. But it’s not just millennials; 125,000 people unsubscribed in […] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

Media distribution evolves. Today only about half of us watch traditional (“linear”) TV. Tech giants Amazon and Google are both purveyors of scaled-down devices that stream video, devices that contribute to the evolution. If you don’t already own an AppleTV or Roku and don’t want to spend a lot of money for a streaming media player, which should you buy? Based […] more »

by Austin Smith

The following piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. News spread this week that Facebook is going to start serving full news stories from select publishers natively. Facebook’s rationale is that when a user clicks a Facebook story, the subsequent page load typically takes about eight seconds. The obvious outcome […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The economics of the podcast boom (Ann Friedman / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. The changing – and unchanging – structure of TV (Ben Thompson / Stratechery) 3. Google ‘illegally took content from Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor,’ report finds (Juliette Garside / Guardian) 4. New York Times shifting resources from ‘every division’ to mobile (Michael Sebastian […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Many of us take for granted the efficacy of search engines in producing accurate results. Just try to remember what it was like browsing the web in the early aughts and you can see how much things have changed. It’s pretty clear that Google’s come out on top in the search engine wars. Even though […] more »