Tag: quartz

by Julie Keck

1. Verizon completes its acquisition of AOL for $4.4 billion (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 2. The Internet that was (and still could be) (David Weinberger / The Atlantic) 3. Quartz introduces Atlas, a search engine for its charts (Dino Grandoni / New York Times) 4. The Washington Post built a social network for its freelancers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The news about new digital-news sites? It’s tough going (Paul Farhi / Washington Post) 2. Gawker’s moment of truth (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 3. Making black lives matter in the news (Susan Smith Richardson / Nieman Reports) 4. The New York Times wisely blocks staff from viewing its desktop homepage (Nate Swanner […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Quartz is trying to make its articles stickier on smartphones (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 2. The New York Times, Vice News slam Obama administration over FOIA delays (Ben Geman / National Journal) 3. Yahoo wins rights to live-stream an NFL game this September (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 4. Tired of waiting for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 78th class of Nieman Fellows announced (via Nieman Foundation) 2. With Facebook’s Instant Articles, publishers may find 70 cents is better than a dollar (Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 3. As podcast revenues climb, NPR board questions effect on radio sales (Ben Mook / Current) 4. The path ahead for Quartz, the business […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Vice News sparks debate on engaging younger viewers (Mark Sweney / The Guardian) 2. Publishers: Ditch your apps; focus on mobile web (John McDermott / Digiday) 3. New York Times’s digital subscription growth story may be ending (Edmund Lee / Re/code) 4. Quartz has a new look—and for the first time, a homepage (Zachary […] more »

by Amelia Senter

Fresh off last year’s successful and invigorating Collab/Space workshop in Atlanta, we’re bringing Collab/Space to New York City. This year’s event is hosted at the Ford Foundation’s beautiful headquarters on the east side, on July 8. The focus of the event is fostering innovation from within, and the workshop will hone and highlight the work […] more »

by Dana Coester

You have infinite resources, no obstacles, a talented startup staff and brilliant students: Now build an experimental venture from scratch. (With a caveat: You can’t replicate any existing models — you have to invent one.) This was the challenge posed to West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism faculty in a brainstorming session led […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The newsonomics of Quartz, 19 months in (Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab) 2. How Bleacher Report gamified journalism for 1.3 billion monthly page views (Garrett Goodman / The Media Briefing) 3. Steve Jobs biographer: Why online media turned to ads — and why that failed (Gregory Ferenstein / VentureBeat) 4. Hulu faces trial over […] more »

by Claire Groden

On Wednesday, Pew released its eleventh annual State of the News Media report, featuring a wealth of data and analysis for journalists to chew over. The report underscored the optimism present in media this year, especially with the growth of serious digital reporting outfits. A crop of new digital outlets, such as those created by […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Is the government shutting down? Quartz will tell you (and drive a little traffic in the process) (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 2. Publishers, AOL partner on subscription service (Mike Rondon / Folio) 3. The limits of Twitter’s TV pitch (Jack Marshall / Digiday) 4. Phony web traffic tricks digital ads (Christopher S. Stewart […] more »