Tag: youtube

by Julie Keck

1. Edward Snowden may be the most powerful person on Twitter (Julia Greenberg / Wired) 2. Commission restricts what journalists can report about freedom of information (Oliver Wright / Independent) 3. Twitter’s video ad strategy now looks like YouTube’s ad strategy (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. How 3 New Jersey newsrooms are turning to their […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we bring you tips for what works best when delivering news on each of the various social media platforms.   The insights come from Sarah Frank, executive producer of NowThis, a news organization targeted toward young people that has seen its video views skyrocket ever since it stopped publishing to a desktop website […] more »

by Stacy Forster

Getting a job has always been about who you know. But now, savvy use of social media networks allows job hunters to connect more directly — and effectively — with those who might hire them. Our #EdShift chat on Twitter on Tuesday, Sept. 15, will explore how students and media professionals can break through to […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

We’ve covered cord-cutting from cable for years, but now there’s no doubt about it: it’s real, it’s here and media giants will need to get used to it. Variety reported that pay TV had its worst-ever quarterly subscriber declines in the second quarter, losing more than 500,000 subscribers. The number of pay TV households is […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

It’s a tale of two social titans on this week’s Mediatwits podcast. On Tuesday, select users were able to test out Twitter’s new dedicated news tab. An algorithm is used to determine which news stories are featured in the experimental feature. The tech company has struggled to attract more users lately and the “Featured News” […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New York Magazine site goes down after releasing Cosby story, team turns to Instagram (Jenny Hollander / Bustle) 2. Gawker’s future: A conversation with Nick Denton (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 3. Readers, not journalists, decide what’s news with Bounties (Khari Johnson / Through the Cracks) 4. Forget Tinder: YouTube is the matchmaker […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon is now bigger than Walmart (Matt Phillips & Shelly Banjo / Quartz) 2. YouTube gets mobile redesign, ‘diamond’ view buttons, courts creators (Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land) 3. One of the best things a news startup can do for its financial health: Hire a professional ad person (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How ICIJ established a new model for cross-border reporting (Jack Murtha / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Limits at Gawker? Rules at Reddit? Wild west web turns a page (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 3. How a collaborative approach is helping NPR and local stations raise more money (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Federal Election Commission shows how to disclose data in a digital democracy (Alexander Howard / Huffington Post) 2. Facebook rolls out news feed controls (Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal) 3. Twitter wants to celebrate your birthday, too (Pavithra Mohan / Fast Company) 4. Informing the world: An interview with AP’s Gary Pruitt (Alexander […] more »

by Madeleine Bair

Last week Witness re-launched the Human Rights Channel with a new name, a new online home and a new approach to addressing the challenges of curating citizen video for human rights documentation and advocacy. The Witness Media Lab is the latest evolution of Witness’ work curating online video and advancing its use as a tool […] more »