Tag: smartphones

by Julie Keck

1. One-fifth of Americans are online almost every moment (Erin Blakemore / Smithsonian Magazine) 2. Spotify considers allowing some artists to withhold music from free service (Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal) 3. Europe plans to ease copyright rules on using digital content (Mark Scott / New York Times) 4. The next wave of ad […] more »

by Reuben Stern

  This week we explore what’s different about creating and displaying video in a vertical format — in other words, aligned to the way mobile audiences tend to hold their smartphones. News organizations like Mashable and the New York Times have published experiments with video optimized for vertical smartphone screens, while AJ+ has embraced square […] more »

by Tom Herman

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Modern-day television is in the midst of a metamorphosis, thanks in many ways to the rise of the digital landscape. New ways to consume media have emerged and with this […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Even super-small drones would have to register under federal proposal (Klint Finley / Wired) 2. How the New Yorker grew its digital audience by focusing on quality (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 3. Frustrated publishers to Twitter: Give us our share counts back (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 4. Why we might need an app to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. European lawmakers vote in support of Edward Snowden (Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic) 2. New York Times looks for ways to fight ad blocking (Nathalie Tadena / Wall Street Journal) 3. Spotify helps to beat music piracy, European Commission finds (via TorrentFreak) 4. Facebook to bring the next billion people online (and help marketers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Gigaom died and then came back to life again, kind of (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 2. ThinkProgress to unionize with Writers Guild of America (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 3. The Times Group now says journalists’ salaries will be linked to their Twitter activity (Arunabh Saikia / News Laundry) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Smartphones and Facebook continue to grow as gateways to online news around the world (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 2. What does it mean when a password manager gets hacked? (Lily Hay Newman / Slate) 3. European human rights court says sites liable for user comments (Mike Masnick / Techdirt) 4. Net neutrality activists […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What reporters need to know about covering net neutrality (Michael Fitzgerald / Nieman Reports) 2. U.S. smartphone use in 2015, Chapter 2: Usage and attitudes toward smartphones (Aaron Smith / Pew Research) 3. An ad blocker for tragedies: How news sites handle content around sensitive stories (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Facebook claims […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. LinkedIn expands efforts to help colleges keep in touch with students & alumni (Casey Fabris / Chronicle of Higher Ed) 2. The MOOC experiment (Mariappan Jawaharlal / Huffington Post) 3. Use of mobile devices for studying skyrockets among college students (Audrey Armitage / Education Week) 4. Higher ed IT finds help in the cloud […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Facebook packages own Super Bowl audience for ad dollars (Tim Peterson / AdAge) 2. Medium editor on SOTU coup: ‘People are already here’ (Eric Wemple / Washington Post) 3. Bill Gates will be guest editor of The Verge in February (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. A brief sketch of the “full stack” news and […] more »