Tag: olympics

by Julie Keck

1. AP brings Olympics coverage to local news outlets with customizable, white-label microsites (Sam Kirkland / Poynter) 2. 16 essential Twitter accounts to follow for Ukraine’s unfolding crisis (Max Fisher / Washington Post) 3. BostonGlobe.com is moving to a metered paywall (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 4. Big YouTube channels join forces to help drive […] more »

by Angela Washeck

What began as a story about the world’s most elite competitors proudly representing their nations in Sochi has taken a twist in an entirely different direction. Yes, it’s the narrative of Sochi’s apparent miserable state — the stray dogs overwhelming Olympic Park, the degenerate conditions of rooms in the Games’ hotel block, the fact that […] more »

by Claire Groden

First, cable company Charter Communications made a run at buying Time Warner Cable. That ended up being a prelude to cable and media giant Comcast swooping in to buy Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion deal. The combined firm would serve 30 million pay TV subscribers (Comcast would divest 3 million subscribers it would […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why do journalists prefer Twitter to Facebook? (Ezra Klein / Washington Post) 2. IOC spokesperson: Journalists free to Instagram at Sochi Olympics (Nina Mandell / USA Today) 3. Video accounts for 53 percent of Internet traffic (Andy Lewis / The Hollywood Reporter) 4. Designing a mobile-first newsroom (Sarah Marshall / Journalism.uk.co) 5. Spotify tunes […] more »

by Priscila Néri

In January 2012, some partners and I sat around a table in Rio de Janeiro to discuss how to make the stories we were hearing about forced evictions in the city more visible.  We were up against several challenges, and one of the biggest was confronting the local government’s repeated denials that the issue even […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Much of the buzz in 2012 was defined by media coverage of big events, some much anticipated, some unexpected. As we drew closer to the 2012 presidential elections, news organizations engaged audiences with an unprecedented focus on social media, interactives, and Nate Silver’s math. When the London Olympics finally rolled around, NBC was swept over […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. With the Olympics gone, so are many of broadcast TV’s prime-time viewers (Yahoo! News) 2. Is Twitter anything more than an online echo chamber? (Guardian) 3. New Hulu design focuses on visuals, navigation (Hollywood Reporter) 4. Introducing Settle It!, PolitiFact’s […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. 60% of visits to the official London2012.com site and apps came from mobile devices (PaidContent) 2. Twitter suspends another journalist’s account (LA Observed) 3. Why media outlets are getting into streaming media (NiemanLab) 4. Yahoo to roll out socially driven […] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

Click to read our whole series Later this month, the Paralympics will open at the same London venues as the Olympic Games, and for the first time, will get full-day and prime-time coverage in the U.K. In 2008, Great Britain and Northern Ireland came in second in the Paralympics medals table with 102, including 42 […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Huffington Post launches social streaming video network (PaidContent) 2. Huffington Post Live is cable “but with Webbier sensibilities and production values” (AllThingsD) 3. BBC Sport attracted a record number of web browsers a day with Olympic coverage  (BBC) 4. How […] more »