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Snapchat hires CNN political reporter Peter Hamby to try and sell itself to media companies as a partner
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Some pics from a recent trip to Rome, Venice and Perugia
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Washington Post editor Marty Baron: "The forces at work don’t care about how we prefer to do our jobs, how easily we adjust to change, how much we have to learn. They don’t care about any extra workload. This transformation is going to happen no matter what. And there is only one realistic choice available: We can do what we must to adapt and – ideally – thrive. Or not — in which case we are choosing to fail. If this pace of change unnerves you, there is no consolation. Things will only get faster. And for those who resist the change rather than embrace it, there will be no forbearance or forgiveness. Their destiny is to be pushed aside and forgotten.” http://www.mathewingram.com/work/2015/04/09/marty-baron-is-right-the-forces-reshaping-media-cant-be-argued-with/
Marty Baron is right — the forces reshaping media can't be argued with. His message may not be that surprising to anyone who has been paying attention, but there are still many in the industry who could benefit from listening to the Washington Post editor's advice ...
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Indeed-of course. How does this new reality propose that we apparently-surplus humans dispose of ourselves???
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This story by Matt Stopera at BuzzFeed is the most internet thing that has ever happened -- his phone was stolen, he tracked it to a small city in China and along the way became a Chinese celebrity
This really weird thing happened to me. Then it got even weirder. Then it turned insane. Do I have a story for you. [This is the epic continuation of "How I Became a Minor Celebrity in China&q...
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When people talk about explanatory journalism, the focus is on new players like Vox and FiveThirtyEight, or on giants like the Times and the Post. But can connecting the dots trickle down to the local level?
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Saudi Arabian billionaire tech investor Prince Alwaleed got the rumor mill going when he put out a statement saying he met with the CEO of Snapchat and the two discussed co-operating on a potential business deal
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A post from me at Fortune on Facebook's latest changes to its news-feed algorithm and the effect that will have on its relationship with news publishers
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Does it matter that BuzzFeed removed what it said was a "hot take" about the new Dove campaign, despite the site's rules forbidding posts to be removed for reasons related to their content? I think it does: http://www.mathewingram.com/work/2015/04/10/buzzfeed-isnt-doing-itself-any-favors-on-the-credibility-front/
BuzzFeed isn't doing itself any favors on the credibility front. The removal of posts related to advertisers like Dove and Hasbro may not have some kind of sinister explanation, but the fact that BuzzFeed is removing posts at all makes it harder to trust. by Mathew; Reading time: 5 minutes ...
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My take on Rolling Stone's botched story about an alleged campus rape at the University of Virginia — the biggest problem was that the magazine really wanted it to be true: http://fortune.com/2015/04/06/rolling-stones-rape-fiasco-a-story-too-good-to-doublecheck/
In publishing a sensational article about campus rape, the magazine forgot one of journalism's basic principles.
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The magazine put too much faith in a writer
The writer had a predisposed notion (the 1 in 4 that has been debunked so often it is sad that people still believe it) and went in search of proof of that myth. The moment something that fit the narrative fit, the fact checking was gone, but as I have seen in my own work as a consultant, every single firm will have checks and balances, but when the very first one, the trust in the agent fails (thus, here, the professional - the writer) then every one beyond it will, like dominoes. 

I have seen the same phenomena in the railway, pipeline, financial, and now, media. I blame a feminist culture that will not let the myth's of the past die.

When the truth of the 1 in 4 is more like 1 in thousands, and even less on campus since all campus' that are coed have more women than men, the only thing I blame the magazine on, was letting her go in search of this in the first place, but we do not know how it was presented so she could get the story.
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Spoke to some student journalists in this great building this morning -- it's the Munk School of Global Affairs now, at the University of Toronto, but it was built as the home of the Dominion Meteorological Service in 1908, and they put together the first 24-hour weather service here to help train pilots in World War II 
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I finally wrote something about the death of Gigaom, and what I think it means (and doesn't mean) https://medium.com/@mathewi/gigaom-is-dead-long-live-gigaom-65cb06caff9b
Last week, the place I’ve called my online home for over five years — a site that has been one of the leading tech blogs…
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Just about to read it, but possibly the saddest thing is seeing more quality writing end up aggregated on Medium... ;)
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I seem to have stuck a chord with my piece 10 days ago on weaning myself off Microsoft, Apple, Google et al. It's nearing 200,000 views. In case you missed it:
I’m done sending my money and data to corporations I don’t trust
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I might invite Dan to talk about this. I feel the same and want to participate in improving computing.
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Has Apple missed the social-music train? — Tech News and Analysis
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Reports that Google will include social features in its new music service reinforce what the rise of Spotify and other services have already made obvious

Can watching Twitter trends help predict the future? — Tech News and Ana...
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Researchers are busy trying to use Twitter to predict everything from disease outbreaks and financial markets to elections and even revolutions. New research

With Bartz out at Yahoo, is AOL's Tim Armstrong next? — Tech News and An...
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Carol Bartz may be gone, but there's another CEO who has also spent two years trying -- and failing -- to turn around a former web giant: namely, AOL chief

Apple tries to tighten its grip on media with Newsstand — Apple News, Ti...
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Apple's latest move to try and convince more media companies to play in its sandbox is Newsstand, a digital storefront just for newspapers and magazines that

Can watching Twitter trends help predict the future? — Tech News and Ana...
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Researchers are busy trying to use Twitter to predict everything from disease outbreaks and financial markets to elections and even revolutions. New research

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Steve Jobs resigns. RSS Tweet. Why You Should Care. On August 24 2011 Apple co founder Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of the company Jobs took a leave of absence

Flipboard is trying to reinvent media for the tablet age — Tech News and...
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Flipboard was created out of a desire to reinvent media consumption for a digital and tablet age, but that doesn't mean it can't help existing publications

It's time to admit that journalists are human beings — Tech News and Ana...
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In the wake of the sanctioning of a public-radio host for being involved in an Occupy Wall Street protest, former Slate media critic Jack Shafer says that media