Tag: the onion

by Jefferson Yen

We’re starting 2016 with a bit of a change to the podcast. Now you’ll be getting more analysis from MediaShift’s very own Mark Glaser, a roundup of the week’s top news, and a chat with one special guest. And wouldn’t you know it, our guest this week is Rafat Ali, a former co-host of the […] more »

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. As Jason Rezaian Goes Free, Press Freedom Worldwide Remains Imperiled (Al Tompkins / Poynter) 2. Area Satirical Publication The Onion Sold To Univision (Seriously) (David […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Verizon-AOL, Facebook Instant Articles, and the future of digital advertising (Ben Thompson / Stratechery) 2. Snapchat will feature weekly content from MLB and baseball fans (Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 3. Why Facebook’s Internet.org is stumbling in India (Kurt Wagner & Mark Bergen / Re/code) 4. The Onion uses its redesign to mock […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter has a short-term Periscope problem and a long-term media mess (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. The Upshot uses geolocation to push readers deeper into data (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Vice TV network has already sold 3 years’ worth of ad time, CEO says (Nat Ives / Advertising Age) 4. Twitter data […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon turns on Prime Music streaming, sans current hits (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 2. AT&T’s pitch to the feds: Let us buy DirecTV, and maybe TV bills won’t go up so much (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Abernathy on how community newspapers can face the digital transition (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Study: […] more »

by Terri Thornton

Radio legend Paul Harvey was such a great storyteller that he could totally enthrall you before you realized you were listening to an ad. Click on the image for the entire series. Today, you’d call that sponsored content. The larger term is native advertising — strategies that mesh branded messages into the media where they […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Google did the right thing with the NASCAR crash, and why it matters (PaidContent.org) 2. Penguin profits fall, but digital sales are up, accounting for 30% of American revenue (The Bookseller) 3. ‘Inocente’ makes history as first Kickstarter-funded film to win an Oscar (The Verge) 4. White House directive makes digital scientific data […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1.Twitter acquires shortform blogging company Posterous (The Next Web) 2. Yahoo sues Facebook over patent infringement (Inside Facebook) 3. NYT editor talks future of news at SXSW (Huffington Post) 4. Retailers, once dependent on newspapers, have transformed themselves into publishers (Newsosaur) […] more »

by David Johnson

Jon Stewart is really, really funny when he makes fun of journalism. In “The Daily Show’s“ parody of the broadcast and cable news product, the show’s writers and producers skewer not only the gloss, polish and stilted tone, but also the editorial decisions. But it isn’t just TV. The Onion is really, really funny. It […] more »