Jeff Bezos offers up some interesting insight on the “new golden era” of the Washington Post.
Editor’s Pick It’s always interesting to sit in on someone else’s conversation. Especially when the topic is yourself.
Guest Post Predictive analytics, customized news feeds based on location and previous history, weaving reader voices into the storytelling … all these things and more have been thrown onto the “what could be” pile for a reinvented Post. But the greatest innovation and investment the Bezos-led Post could make is in its people.
Just like his leadership strategy for the world’s largest online store Amazon, Jeff Bezos is likely to provide The Washington Post with something it desperately needs to prove itself as a worthy business: time.
“With Glass I went closer to the action than I probably should have, and saw a couple fights going on. I think I got the first arrest with Google Glass … kinda cool!”
Video production platform Wochit has raised $4.75 million and hired media veteran Keith McAllister to make creating and publishing high-quality videos as efficient as possible.
As other print publications struggle to maintain great, expensive content in an age of changing economics and reader habits, it’s heartening to watch an older institution gamely try new things.
A Dutch journalist named Rob Wijnberg has raised $1.3 million to launch a digital news site called De Correspondent that will focuses on context and quality content, rather than the hustle of the breaking news cycle.
The AP and New York Times win a battle with a content scraper.
The Washington Post at long last decides to charge for its digital content, but only for people who directly consume more than 20 articles a month from the online site.
Google and news publishers in Germany are going to have more problems before this all gets figured out, and this recent legislation is a complete waste of time.
The British are such beautiful bastards.
The Knight Foundation names the winners of the Knight News Challenge: Mobile.
Matter Ventures launches accelerator program on conjunction with KQED and The Knight Foundation to usher in next generation of media institutions.
YouTube has become a massive news destination, YouTube chief executive Salar Kamangar said in his acceptance speech, with 7000 hours of news-related footage uploaded every single day.
Wired editor Ryan Singel founds Contextly to make help digital journalists add more context to their stories.
Circa has released a new mobile app for news. And — hallelujah — it is most definitely not just another copycat attempt to cash in on the path that Flipboard and Pulse paved.
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Chris Dixon has one of the best posts I’ve seen on how startups should deal with the press. I added a few items in his comments, but thought they were worthy of sharing here.
Over an ice coffee on an unseasonably warm January day, Longform co-founder Aaron Lammer took VentureBeat for a test drive through the startup’s new iPad app, which debuts today at noon. The company, which curates the best long form journalism from around the web, is taking a gamble on an expensive $4.99 app, hoping its passionate audience will pony up for a premium experience.
We’ve pulled this story down after talking further with the startup involved. We apologize to the startup and to TechCrunch.
Geoff Keighley is a well-known game journalist who hosts the show Game Trailers TV with Geoff Keighley on Friday nights on Spike TV. He has written a 15,000-word story on The Final Hours of Portal 2, but he published it in a very non-traditional way.
Facebook has hired former Mashable Community Manager Vadim Lavrusik for the new position of Journalist Program Manager that will be charged with building relationships with news organizations.
Everyone is weighing in on AOL’s decision to acquire The Huffington Post for $315 million. Some argue that the deal makes sense, and plenty more predict that the online-media combination will be a disaster.
eByline, an online service that brings together freelance journalists and publishers looking for stories, announced today it has raised $1.5 million in its first round of funding from The E.W. Scripps Company.
AOL has gotten a lot of ink about its new CEO Tim Armstrong and its attempt to revitalize its presence in media, particularly local media, through Patch.com, a startup Armstrong backed and AOL acquired. But as AOL rushes into local news, it will likely run smack into Examiner.com, which already has a big chunk of the market.
How’s this for a dream job? America’s paper of record has reassigned one of its editors to be the in-house expert on Facebook and Twitter.