Tag: vice

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. 1. How Gawker Brings In Millions Selling Headphones, Chargers and Flashlights (Steven Perlberg and Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 2. How Medium is Breaking Washington’s Op-Ed Habit (Nancy Scola / Politico) 3. Twitter Invests In Muzik, […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Facebook Tweaks Search, Wants You Chatting More With Strangers (Kurt Wagner / Re/code) 2. Ev Williams Steering Medium Toward Big Brand Dollars (Adam Popescu / The Verge) 3. In BuzzFeed’s News App, Sharing Articles via Text is More Common Than via Facebook or Twitter (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 4. Google Seeks Common Cause […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Can ‘mommy bloggers’ still make a living? (Olga Khazan / The Atlantic) 2. Data Docs tool marries data with video storytelling (Vignesh Ramachandran / Knight Foundation) 3. Spotify updates privacy policy with clearer language after backlash (Jake Kastrenakes / The Verge) 4. Apple rumor tracker: What will be revealed at the September 9 event […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Podcast collective Radiotopia has a new leader (Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab) 2. Local news startups link engagement to revenue (Michele McLellan / Knight Digital Media Center) 3. Grasswire relaunches its crowdsourced Wikipedia of news (Mathew Ingram / Fortune) 4. ‘We aren’t in the news business, we’re in the understanding business’– Q&A with Mathew […] more »

by Yael Grauer

When I first started writing, everyone always warned me to stay far, far away from the comments. Perhaps I’m narcissistic — or a glutton for punishment — but I found it nearly impossible to stop myself from checking in. When writing for MMA sites, I’d read through insult after insult written by teenagers living in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New media and old media are getting together because they need each other (Mathew Ingram / Fortune Magazine) 2. Knight-VICE Innovators Fund winner: In Africa, ‘We need our own BuzzFeed, our own Huffington Post…’ (Gurman Bhatia / Poynter) 3. New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How dude-centric Vice plans to shake up women’s media (Evie Nagy / Fast Company) 2. Dorsey’s dilemma: Running Twitter seen complicating Square IPO (Sarah Frier & Leslie Picker / Bloomberg Business) 3. Fox News web stream and mobile app fail during GOP debate (Christina Warren / Mashable) 4. The hip trend of 2015 is […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Vice’s feminist channel ‘Broadly’ plans to get women right (Julia Greenberg / Wired) 2. Netflix becomes the 800-pound gorilla for traditional TV types (Don Kaplan / NY Daily News) 3. Amazon Studios chief: Data isn’t everything as retailer looks at big picture (Andy Meek / Guardian) 4. Inside the underage sex scandal that’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How New York Magazine turned around a site hack with Tumblr and Instagram (Madeline Welsh / Nieman Lab) 2. Study: People read more, remember more on sites with modern designs (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. New breed of digital publishers just say no to ad tech (Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal) 4. Two […] 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 »