Author Archives: Jessica Shor

Food for Thought: Corporate Klout

Klout has launched a new service for companies, allowing them to engage with influential Facebook users. The service, which measure's one's impact within social networks, will now help companies connect with those powerful individuals to promote their brand online. Bookmark on … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: How Open is the Internet?

In this map, the Guardian has government meddling in websites dedicated to human rights, political opposition, or support for minorities around the world. True to Guardian style, the map is interactive, and users can download the full data set to analyze … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Google's Questions on the Future of Journalism

At a recent conference on Google's Mountain View campus, the head of the company's news services posed eight questions about the future of journalism in an online world. His questions largely address the changing architecture of online media platforms, and … Continue reading

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In Online Activism, Where is the Old Media?

For anybody tapped into digital media and social network platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, WordPress, and so on - SOPA and PIPA were impossible to ignore. The twin pieces of legislation were introduced in May and October of 2011, … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Facebook and Instagram

In a merger of two popular new media services, Facebook announced that it will acquire Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stocks. Instagram will retain its independent social network of photographers, but will become more closely connected with Facebook's … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Saving the Newspapers

In his New York Times column, David Carr writes that increasingly, the superrich are purchasing struggling metro dailies. These new owners are wealthy enough to afford adding hemorrhaging papers to their financial portfolios, but they're also some of the most influential … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Pinterest on the Rise

According to a report by Experian, Pinterest is now the third most popular social networking site, after Facebook and Twitter. The site had more than 17 million visitors in February alone, and continues to grow. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Local First

In the race to retain readers, the Denver Post has started to put local news on its front page. According to editor Greg Moore, it's an attempt to reflect the paper's emphasis on breaking local news, rather than national stories … Continue reading

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Food For Thought: Alan Murray on Paywalls

In this article from the Neiman Journalism Lab, today's class guest Alan Murray offers five tips for charging for content, based on his experience at the WSJ website. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share … Continue reading

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Election Special: Pre-election Media in a Post-war Context

In the US, new media forms are diverse - tablet magazines, tweets, and facebook, to name a few - and discussions abound about how they are changing our consumption of news and affecting politics. Yet two aspects of the new … Continue reading

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