Tag: hacking

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits podcast takes a walk on the dark side. We have our usual roundtable with Mark Glaser moderating, along with Seattle Times’ Monica Guzman, USC’s Andrew Lih and Reuters’ Felix Salmon. Plus, special guest Amy Mitchell from Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism will break down the massive State of the News Media […] more »

by Shawn Crispin

Cyberattacks on news websites and apparent government hacking into journalists’ email accounts have raised new questions about the integrity of media reforms in Burma. The New York Times reported earlier this month that several journalists who regularly cover Burma-related news recently received warning messages from Google that their email accounts may have been hacked by […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Exposé of Chinese data thieves reveals sloppy tactics (MIT Tech Review) 2. FCC proposal hopes to grow WiFi spectrum by 35%, reduce hotspot congestion (Engadget) 3. Nielsen ratings expanded to include streaming services (The Verge) 4. Crowdsourced news service Blottr raises 612k for content syndication system NewsPoint (TechCrunch) 5. NYT puts Boston Globe on […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Chinese Army unit possibly tied to hacking in the U.S. (NYT) 2. Social media disaster for Burger King (GigaOm) 3. Tesla Model S review the result of ‘shaky judgment’ (Engadget) 4. Why LinkedIn is a sleeping giant of publishing (Digiday) 5. PBS explores gun violence in the wake of Sandy Hook (NYT) 6. How […] more »

by Mark Drapeau

Picture this: You’re waiting in line at your favorite local drugstore or grocery store and have two minutes to kill. What do you do? Five years ago, many people would flip through one of the many magazines positioned near the checkout counter: Cosmo, maybe, or Esquire. In 2013, we still browse and buy magazines in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Marketers jump on Super Bowl blackout with real-time Twitter campaigns (AdAge) 2. “Being ignorant and uninvolved in ‘the business side’ has been a disaster for the newsroom.” (PressThink) 3. Chou of Kabam talks going global and moving from a Facebook-centric model to mobile – Podcast (GigaOm) 4. “It’s not a matter of whether or […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Why Twitter’s relationship with media is complicated (GigaOm) 2. Twitter continues to protect protester’s tweets (AllTwitter) 3. Ohio State forbids reporters to tweet during press conferences (Poynter) 4. UK journalist arrested on suspicion of computer hacking (Huffington Post) 5. Did […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. If Twitter is anti-SOPA, should it blackout like Wikipedia? (gov20.govfresh) 2. Phone hacking possible at Daily Mirror during Piers Morgan’s tenure (Huffington Post) 3. Beta testing part of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s web makeover (Poynter) 4. Will original, web-only shows win over […] more »

by Teresa Gorman

PBS NewsHour staffers who were awake late last Sunday before Memorial Day, including myself, were just as startled as the rest of the Internet to discover a legitimate-looking blog post on our site claiming that late rapper Tupac Shakur was alive. We were under a hacking attack. Suddenly, it was time for damage control. I […] more »

by Katie Kemple

Once a week, representatives from liberal publications such as AlterNet, Yes! Magazine, the American Independent News Network, the UpTake, and Ms. Magazine convene to discuss mobile strategies. The call, organized by the Media Consortium, is part of an Incubation and Innovation Lab designed to help members collectively tackle the new realities of journalism — a […] more »