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Medium has been known primarily for its long-form, magazine-style pieces — but founder Evan Williams says it wants to be a home for shorter posts as well, so it has launched several new features that make it more Twitter-like and more blog-like
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As doctoral student Frederik De Boer pointed out in a recent blog post on some of the new-media sites like BuzzFeed and Fusion, if you don't focus on a specific market or target a specific kind of reader, you run the risk of blending in with everyone else
One of the best things about the web is that it has meant an explosion of choices when it comes to media, especially recently — with the rise of BuzzFeed, the launch of sites like Vox and Fusion, and blog networks like Gawker. And of course we still have all the old places too, like…
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As Columbia Journalism School researcher Maxwell Foxman points out in a research paper, media companies could learn a lot from the game-playing approach that sites like BuzzFeed take towards their content
As Columbia Journalism School researcher Maxwell Foxman points out in a research paper, media companies could learn a lot from the game-playing approach that sites like BuzzFeed take towards their content
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Like so many others who knew him, I was devastated by the death of my friend David Carr, the media writer for the New York Times -- a man who beat cocaine addiction and cancer and lived to become one of the most admired and loved voices in the media business
David Carr, a former crack cocaine addict who recovered and became the widely celebrated media writer for the New York Times, died Thursday — and with his passing, the world lost a kind and generous man and a powerful media voice
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Beautiful tribute. I only really started looking for David Carr's byline after watching Page One and had only guessed about an addiction history but he struck me as a remarkable man, with personal integrity. Thanks for sharing your insights.
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Everyone else is moving from web to mobile, but Flipboard is doing the opposite -- it just launched a website
While most media companies are moving from the web to focus on mobile, Flipboard is doing the opposite — having built the app on mobile, it is now launching a web version
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Snapchat is a brand new and red-hot mobile app aimed at millennials, but it has a surprisingly old-fashioned media model -- and that could help it take over as television becomes less appealing to advertisers
Snapchat is a brand new and red-hot mobile app aimed at millennials, but it has a surprisingly old-fashioned media model — and that could help it take over as television becomes less appealing to advertisers
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The power of amateur or "citizen" journalism becomes obvious when you look at two recent examples: one being the tracking of military activity in Ukraine, and the other the effort by residents of one of Rio's biggest slums to document police violence
Are we living in a golden age for journalism, or is it the Dark Ages? There’s nothing that gets a group of media types going like that question, which is kind of an updated version of a perennial favorite: “Are bloggers journalists?” Obviously, the kind of upheaval that leads to mass layoffs at papers like…
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Social platforms like Facebook and Snapchat are trying hard to become publishers or to host content from media companies, but one of the platforms that has been quietly doing this for years now -- and continues to grow that side of its business -- is LinkedIn
Social platforms like Facebook and Snapchat are trying hard to become publishers or to host content from media companies, but one of the platforms that has been quietly doing this for years now — and continues to grow that side of its business — is LinkedIn
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Here's a Storify collection I pulled together of some of the thoughts and memories that people tweeted after hearing the news about David Carr -- people like Seth Myers, Arianna Huffington, Dick Costolo, Matt Drudge and Nick Denton: https://storify.com/mathewi/david-carr-1956-2015
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How did we get Obama to use a selfie stick? Oh, because he wants you to go to https://www.healthcare.gov.
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Author and journalist Craig Silverman looks at the explosion of online hoaxes, rumors and misinformation all around us -- but one of the most powerful factors behind this trend is that many people don't care whether what they share is true or not 
Author and journalist Craig Silverman looks at the explosion of online hoaxes, rumors and misinformation all around us — but one of the most powerful factors behind this trend is that many people don’t care whether what they share is true or not
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“News websites dedicate far more time and resources to propagating questionable and often false claims than they do working to verify and/or debunk viral content and online rumors. Rather than acting as a source of accurate information, online media frequently promote misinformation in an attempt to drive traffic and social engagement.”
I am saddened to see that many traditional newspapers have also joined this race to the bottom. 
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One Name to Rule Them All: Facebook's Identity Problem
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The site has apologized for suspending the accounts of drag queens who use alternative monikers, but it hasn't solved the problem.

Online Relationships Are Real
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Social media filters relationships whether we like it or not, and many young people no longer draw a distinction between real and digital in

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A brush fire has been swirling through the blogosphere of late over whether RSS is dead or possibly dying. But is it actually doomed, or even ailing? Not really

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The pieces are falling into place for an “internet of things” — Tech New...
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It may be difficult to describe what exactly the phrase "an internet of things" means, but the pieces of the puzzle that are required for that to develop are

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

Steve Jobs resigns - Tech News Articles: GigaOM GigaOM
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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