Tag: social media

by Jefferson Yen

What a year it was! The Donald has been hogging political headlines (and social media), while publishers have had to deal with ad-blocking in mobile, as well as new walled gardens on Snapchat and Facebook. One of the biggest stories this year was the growing importance of mobile phones for content creators. As we noted […] more »

by Allie VanNest

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. When you hit “publish,” your story becomes a part of a crowded and demanding online world. To help it to flourish, it is important for you to understand how your audience […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Every year at MediaShift, we take the last two weeks of the year to hear from experts in the media business about what 2015 brought to the industry and what 2016 promises. Below, you’ll find this year’s collection of roundups, analysis and predictions. Happy new year from all of us. Here’s to another exciting year […] more »

by Stacy Forster

Twitter Moments? Facebook Instant Articles? The New York Times’ move into virtual reality? What were the biggest innovations in journalism and digital media for 2015? And what will we be reflecting on at this time a year from now? Join us for an #EdShift Twitter chat on Tuesday, Dec. 15, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern […] more »

by Nicole Kraft

We were three days before deadline for an article in our Writing and Editing for Media class when a student was starting to panic. Her topic was gluten-free dining around campus, but she knew no one who avoided gluten and querying every restaurant felt daunting. She asked for advice, and I had just one piece: […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital ad spending expected to soon surpass TV (Sydney Ember / New York Times) 2. Interaction on Twitter enhances journalists’ credibility (Natalie Jomini Stroud / American Press Institute) 3. Streaming video now accounts for 70% of broadband usage (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. New York Times prioritizes commenters by placing them at the center […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Huffington Post editorial staff moves forward with union plans (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 2. Most of your headline writing tricks don’t work, apart from these two (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 3. Dutch journalism platform De Correspondent reaches milestone of 40k paying members (Ernst-Jan Pfauth / Medium) 4. The mobile adblocking apocalypse hasn’t arrived […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Supreme Court opens door for pirate site blockades in Germany (via TorrentFreak) 2. Streaming era sets off battle over TV rights (Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal) 3. Holiday shopping is chilly for ‘Buy’ buttons at Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest (Jason Del Ray / Re/Code) 4. America’s Test Kitchen wants to grow to new […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. When the sharing economy comes to publishing (Chris Twyman / Publishers Weekly) 2. Wattpad now lets authors trick out their stories with GIFs, Youtube embeds (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader) 3. A manifesto for self-publishing companies (Ronan Colgan / FutureBook) 4. 10 tips for Twitter success in publishing (Georgina Moore / The Bookseller) […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The terrorist attacks in Paris and their aftermath are still unfolding, and journalists from around the world are covering it. Whether they’re in Paris or somewhere else, journalists are helping to check facts to displace speculation. One helpful source of information during the attack was France 24’s English language feed. The English live stream has […] more »