Tag: skift

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 Julie Keck

1. The rise of the mobile editor (Mario Garcia / Poynter) 2. Chatting in secret while we’re all being watched (Micah Lee / The Intercept) 3. News site Water Deeply will tackle the California drought crisis (Sarah Lawson / Fast Company) 4. What are they thinking? Rafat Ali’s go long, go deep vertical strategy (Ken […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NYT’s Aron Pilhofer on data journalism, culture and going digital (Alexander Howard / Tow Center) 2. Why net neutrality matters so much to indie filmmakers (Jordan Zakarin / The Wrap) 3. ‘This American Life’ considers self-distribution on radio (Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times) 4. How AOL maintains editorial independence in Ford-sponsored ‘This Built […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Mark Zuckerberg’s message at yesterday’s TechCrunch Disrupt event (TechCrunch) 2. Open letter to John Paton, CEO of Digital First Media (CJR) 3. Study: More people in the UK read the Guardian online than in print (Journalism.co.uk) 4. Why more newspapers are […] 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 »