Tag: the new republic

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 Jefferson Yen

Could billionaires become the grand patrons who save traditional media from self-destruction? That was the thinking when Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes bought the New Republic, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar started First Look Media. But these grand patrons have found that the media world doesn’t come easy. […] more »

by Jo Ellen Green Kaiser

The following opinion piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Chris Hughes and Pierre Omidyar have quickly fallen from grace as the saviors of independent media, as storied editors and journalists flee from the implosions of, respectively, The New Republic and First Look Media. And that’s led to an obvious […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Updated apology digs bigger hole for Rolling Stone (Erik Wemple / Washington Post) 2. St. Louis Post-Dispatch turns off comments in response to Ferguson-related racist remarks (via St. Louis Post-Dispatch) 3. On managing change: Chris Hughes and The New Republic (Ken Doctor / Capital New York) 4. YouTube in a ‘fire drill’ over risk […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. CUNY j-school will get a center for business journalism (Matthew Kassel / New York Observer) 2. Next up in the edtech incubator line: The University of Virginia (Tony Wan / EdSurge) 3. Five-minute film festival: Vine and Instagram video in the classroom (Amy Erin Borovoy / Edutopia) 4. PandoDaily, The New Republic, and a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. You don’t have a social media problem; you have a reputation problem (memburn) 2. Two-thirds of adults are on Facebook, and over half have taken a ‘Facebook vacation’ (PewInternet) 3. Facebook co-founder talks about The New Republic’s place in the shifting media landscape and putting it in the black (Nieman) 4. Twitter acquires Bluefin […] more »