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by Jefferson Yen

We’re starting 2016 with a bit of a change to the podcast. Now you’ll be getting more analysis from MediaShift’s very own Mark Glaser, a roundup of the week’s top news, and a chat with one special guest. And wouldn’t you know it, our guest this week is Rafat Ali, a former co-host of the […] more »

by Dahlia Ghabour

If there’s one thing Rafat Ali has learned how to do well, it’s to build something out of nothing. He has a history of of making connections other people just don’t see. Once he was a prototypical “blogging-in-a-bedroom” story. No longer. Now, Ali is the CEO and founder of Skift, the world’s largest industry, intelligence […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Rafat Ali is one of those rare people in the media industry who understands the power he wields with his written words, yet can be so humble and friendly in person. I was struck by that quality in him when we first met probably 10+ years ago when he was first starting the paidContent blog […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Rafat off the coast of Nioumachoua village in Moheli Welcome to the 45th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, this time with Mark Glaser and the Rafat Ali as co-hosts. That’s right, Rafat Ali is back in the saddle after a nearly three month trek to India, Burma and Iceland. And he’s back just in time […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

When the U.K.-based Guardian Media Group bought PaidContent in 2008, it was portrayed as an attempt to expand into the U.S. market. The Guardian newspaper was a forerunner in its use of the web, and already got a large portion of its traffic from North America. But I had trouble seeing why a general interest […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Steve Outing Welcome to the first episode of “The Mediatwits,” the revamped, longer form weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali, who is working on a stealth startup. This week’s first beta show was mainly about the new metered pay wall coming to NYTimes.com and […] more »