Tag: medium

by Julie Keck

1. Facebook packages own Super Bowl audience for ad dollars (Tim Peterson / AdAge) 2. Medium editor on SOTU coup: ‘People are already here’ (Eric Wemple / Washington Post) 3. Bill Gates will be guest editor of The Verge in February (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. A brief sketch of the “full stack” news and […] more »

by Molly Wright Steenson

It was the final stretch before the new semester, the week when I shuffle course materials into digital and paper readers. It was also the week in which I launch my course blogs. That day, a tweet from Steven Levy caught my eye. Epic @carr2n syllabus for his lucky students. Big bonus: he’s using @medium to the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon, Netflix win big at the Golden Globes (Jordan Crook / TechCrunch) 2. The Intercept found Serial’s elusive Jay, but can it find a profitable future? (Michelle Castillo / AdWeek) 3. Charlie Hebdo: Man regrets ‘stupid’ decision to put video of police officer’s death online (Lizzie Dearden / The Independent) 4. Medium goes highbrow […] more »

by Simon Owens

Two years ago, journalist Clive Thompson was duped by an erroneous Wikipedia edit. On the day Yahoo had announced that former Googler Marissa Mayer would ascend the throne as CEO of the struggling company, Thompson visited her Wikipedia article and discovered, much to his shock, that Mayer had five biological children. This fact, he later […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. President Obama publishes Medium post encouraging America’s entrepreneurs (Taylor Soper / GeekWire) 2. Christian Science Monitor plans Passcode, a cybersecurity vertical (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. New StoryBy online magazine shares most of its revenue with storytellers (Barry Levine / VentureBeat) 4. Hispanic digital-media company ‘Latin Everywhere’ formed via GoTV, Latin Anywhere merger (Todd […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalism curator Longform launching first iPhone app (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 2. Mail Online’s ad revenues rise nearly 50% year on year (John Plunkett / The Guardian) 3. Y Combinator releases its curriculum as a Stanford class — and online (Liz Gannes / Re/code) 4. College newspaper drops print, first to operate […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. View of #Ferguson thrust Michael Brown shooting to national attention (David Carr / The New York Times) 2. In exposing followers, Medium fails readers (Selena Larson / ReadWrite) 3. The problem with the police’s plea to ‘Tweet Smart’ (Monica Guzman / GeekWire) 4. Reddit, Imgur and Twitch team up as ‘Derp’ for social data […] more »

by David Carr

The following is a note New York Times’ media columnist David Carr posted on Medium for his incoming students at Boston University, where Carr is the College of Communication’s first Andrew R. Lack professor. It is cross-posted here with permission, and edited for length. This course, Press Play, aspires to be a place where you […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Report: Global digital news audience increased by 23% in 2013 (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 2. Is Medium a platform or a publisher? And is Matter a magazine or a collection? Yes (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. Blendle, Dutch startup that charges readers by the article, reaches 60k users (Alexander Klöpping / Medium) 4. Time […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Medium was created by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone in 2012, with the mission of helping good writing “find the right audience.” After launch, the platform was initially invite-only to reinforce that Medium is a place for quality scribes and has received praise for its clean design and easy-to-use interface. Since then, the […] more »