Tag: user-generated content

by Julie Keck

1. Washington Post Co. chairman and CEO Don Graham on the sale of the company to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and more (Neiman Lab) 2. Google revamps search to feature in-depth articles (CNET) 3. Tech magnates bet on Twitter-savvy politician Booker and his future (NYT) 4. Twitter’s killer new two-factor authentication kicks SMS to the curb […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why Associated Press is focusing on user generated content standards and safety (journalism.co.uk) 2. Six months in, Andrew Sullivan’s Dish hits 28k paid subscribers and $715k in revenue¬†(paidContent) 3. Authors lose class status in Google digital books case (Reuters) 4. With 30 million unique views under its belt, Upworthy is ready to monetize (Forbes) […] more »

by Eric Elia

Jason Kilar’s departure from Hulu has prompted many retrospectives on his time at the premium video service. Staci D. Kramer wrote a nice piece on MediaShift about the emphasis on user experience. That’s a good place to start. I think what they did best was focus. Often, what not to do is more important on […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

In 1900, Ladies’ Home Journal published an article containing predictions for the year 2000. Though some of the author’s predictions were accurate — Americans are indeed taller, and photographs are now sent around the world — one key point was missing. The author didn’t imagine that in the new millennium, the very magazine that published […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Demand Media has come under fire as Exhibit A in content farming: a large, burgeoning startup that creates massive amounts of content cheaply and tries to capitalize on popular search terms in Google. Though it had a successful IPO, the company was dinged by a recent change in Google’s algorithm aimed at featuring higher quality […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Business content on MediaShift is sponsored by the weekend MA in Public Communication at American University. Designed for working professionals, the program is suited to career changers and public relations or social marketing professionals seeking career advancement. Learn more here. You won’t see Angelina Jolie on their covers anytime soon. But like their consumer magazine […] more »

by Jen Lee Reeves

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by the USC Annenberg nine-month M.A. in Specialized Journalism. USC’s highly customized degree programs are tailored to the experienced journalist and gifted amateur. Learn more about how USC Annenberg is immersed in tomorrow. I’ve always dreamed of a time when my community could come together with the help of […] more »

by Rob Arcamona

Some have called it a license to steal. To others, the recent Viacom v. YouTube court decision was no less than a trumpet heralding the protection of free speech on the Internet. And yet to a third contingency, Manhattan federal judge Louis Stanton’s decision was really an exercise in high-minded legal theory. Regardless of your […] more »

by Alfred Hermida

The ability of anyone to play an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and sharing news and information is seen as one of the big shifts in journalism over the past 10 years. But a growing body of research suggests that the advent of participatory journalism, or user-generated content (UGC), has done […] more »