Tag: silicon valley

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders? (Vauhini Vara / Bloomberg Businessweek) 2. Newsonomics: The Hard Realities of Philly’s Hail Mary Nonprofit Reorganization (Ken Doctor […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, or you’d like to pay to promote your event in the “featured event” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Grown from Patch: A crop of new hyperlocal news sites has sprung up from AOL’s failed platform (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 2. Structured journalism: The next revolution in storytelling? (Laura Wojcik / Medium) 3. Time Warner plans to win back cord cutters by showing fewer ads (Ben Popper / The Verge) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. It’s not enough to keep saying Silicon Valley has a diversity problem—we have to get specific (Andy Newman / Quartz) 2. Arianna Huffington’s improbable, insatiable content machine (David Segal / New York Times) 3. Why Yelp’s anti-competitive case against Google is weak at best (Mathew Ingram / Fortune) 4. U.S. House of Representatives allows […] 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. The petty etiquette of discrimination (Noah Berlatsky / The Atlantic) 2. Wall Street and Silicon Valley form an uneasy alliance (Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times) 3. In a bid for modern coverage, student paper tries a new Medium (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. Snapchat’s Discover feature is giving advertisers millions of video […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Did the pay TV guys stay flat last year — or lose more than a million subscribers? (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Net Neutrality day is here: a guide to today’s vote (Jeff John Roberts / GigaOm) 3. What I wish I would have told Dori Maynard in our last conversation (A. Mitra Kalita […] more »

by Sonia Paul

At MediaShift, our sweet spot is covering the space where technology and media intersect. And what a dynamic space that is — always changing, always shifting. 2014 was no different. As we see it, here are the biggest stories and trends that shaped the media and technology industry in 2014, and will likely reverberate into […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Americans feel better informed thanks to the Internet (Kristen Purcell & Lee Rainie / Pew Research Internet Project) 2. Can Silicon Valley disrupt journalism if journalists hate being disrupted? (Emily Bell / Guardian) 3. Why I’m interested in First Look’s new social-journalism project (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. Nielsen at a tipping point? Accelerating […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Silicon Valley and journalism: Make up or break up? (Emily Bell / Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism) 2. ESPN gets ready to launch its first web video subscription service — for cricket’s World Cup (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Vine shifts from comedy clips to a valid journalistic tool (Frances Perraudin / […] more »