Media News and Commentary
The app, released today and only available on iPhone and Apple Watch for now, presents teases to stories in the form of chat bubbles, and then lets users select whether they want to get more information. . . .
Publishers were frustrated in the early going by the platform’s advertising restrictions, but now credit Facebook with making improvements. . . .
The faculty adviser to the student paper at Mount St. Mary’s was dismissed after the university president was quoted likening struggling students to bunnies who should be drowned. . . .
For media start-ups running off the fumes of their VC investments, and legacy newsrooms making the move to digital, early stumbles are a crucial reminder that traffic alone won’t keep them out of the red. . . .
Forbes is applying the same money-back promise it once made for display ads to its native ad product, BrandVoice. Advertisers have to spend $250,000 in native plus display over 60 days. . . .
Many disgruntled users took to Twitter to bemoan reported changes to the social media platform, prompting the company's CEO to interject. "I want you all to know we're always listening," Dorsey Tweeted. "We never planned to reorder timelines . . .
That question is being debated after an incident between the Center for Medical Progress and Planned Parenthood. . . .
Struggling search engine company Yahoo Inc. said it plans to cut about 15% of its workforce as part of a $400 million cost-cutting effort intended to "simplify" the troubled Internet company. . . .
Source: JOSEPH LICHTERMAN, NiemanLab. Posted Feb 12, 2016
Source: JACK MARSHALL, WSJ. Posted Feb 12, 2016
Source: MIKE McPHATE, nytimes.com. Posted Feb 11, 2016
Source: Damaris Colhoun, CJR. Posted Feb 09, 2016
Source: Lucia Moses, Digiday. Posted Feb 08, 2016
Source: Daniel Van Boom, CNET.com. Posted Feb 08, 2016
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On drug-bust stories, reporters return to the newsroom with a flashy story and the photos to match. But what does the story really tell readers? . . .
The Post and Amazon owner met with the paper’s staffers in a town hall meeting this morning. . . .
Over the past several years, crowdfunding via the internet has become a popular way to engage public support. The area of journalism is no exception. . . .
Three of Philadelphia’s most important journalistic resources took the first step toward becoming nonprofits. . . .
Well-represented in medicine, Muslims account for a sliver of the mainstream American media. . . .
Source: Jack Murtha, CJR. Posted Feb 12, 2016
Source: JOSEPH LICHTERMAN, Nieman Lab. Posted Feb 01, 2016
Source: Nancy Vogt, Journalism.org. Posted Jan 25, 2016
Source: ROBINSON MEYER, theatlantic.com. Posted Jan 19, 2016
Source: Lauren Markoe, ReligionNews.com. Posted Jan 13, 2016