News & Journalism

Monthly report: April 2018

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 126 influencers like Poynter and Siva Vaidhyanathan, discussing hashtags such as #IJF18 , #poynterwomenleaders and #zuckularity.
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Exclusive: Flickr bought by SmugMug, which vows to revitalize the photo service

On Apr 21, 2018
@sivavaid shared
RT @digiphile: As always, @jguynn has terrific reporting on @SmugMug acquiring @Flickr: https://t.co/maO18mAeGC I hope this ends up more happily than the more recent years of decline. https://t.co/RM8o8pXJFZ
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SmugMug's deal for Flickr, previously owned by Yahoo and then Verizon, should breathe new life into the photo sharing and storage pioneer.

www.usatoday.com
On Apr 21, 2018
@sivavaid shared
RT @digiphile: As always, @jguynn has terrific reporting on @SmugMug acquiring @Flickr: https://t.co/maO18mAeGC I hope this ends up more happily than the more recent years of decline. https://t.co/RM8o8pXJFZ
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Exclusive: Flickr bought by SmugMug, which vows to revitalize the photo service

SmugMug's deal for Flickr, previously owned by Yahoo and then Verizon, should breathe new life into the photo sharing and storage pioneer.

7 Reasons Why News Startups Fail

On Apr 2, 2018
@mediatwit shared
[email protected] researched the main reasons news startups don’t make it. Read what they are. https://t.co/Jrfl3f2dG5 https://t.co/3CeB0w1KfK
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Startups possess great potential to improve journalism. In theory, they can be the sites where new products, novel revenue streams and altered ways of organizing are discovered, tested and accelerated. However, the situation in Europe seems to be complicated. ...

mediashift.org
On Apr 2, 2018
@mediatwit shared
[email protected] researched the main reasons news startups don’t make it. Read what they are. https://t.co/Jrfl3f2dG5 https://t.co/3CeB0w1KfK
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7 Reasons Why News Startups Fail

Startups possess great potential to improve journalism. In theory, they can be the sites where new products, novel revenue streams and altered ways of organizing are discovered, tested and ...

Your own devices will give the next Cambridge Analytica far more power to influence your vote

On Apr 3, 2018
@mathewi shared
RT @michellemanafy: Your own devices will give the next Cambridge Analytica far more power to influence your vote @justinhendrix @profcarroll via @techreview https://t.co/0I5q1MPYam https://t.co/EWQdtxdalM
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Greater connectivity, more data, and auto-generated content will make today’s manipulation techniques look primitive.

www.technologyreview.com
On Apr 3, 2018
@mathewi shared
RT @michellemanafy: Your own devices will give the next Cambridge Analytica far more power to influence your vote @justinhendrix @profcarroll via @techreview https://t.co/0I5q1MPYam https://t.co/EWQdtxdalM
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Your own devices will give the next Cambridge Analytica far more power to influence your vote

Greater connectivity, more data, and auto-generated content will make today’s manipulation techniques look primitive.

The Zuckularity*

On Apr 10, 2018
@Mlsif shared
RT @Civicist: The Boy King will testify; Charles Koch Foundation backs Facebook research project on privacy & elections; & more in @Mlsif's 1st Post https://t.co/kCPukqnk1R
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The Boy King will testify; Charles Koch Foundation backs Facebook research project on privacy and elections; and more.

civichall.org
On Apr 10, 2018
@Mlsif shared
RT @Civicist: The Boy King will testify; Charles Koch Foundation backs Facebook research project on privacy & elections; & more in @Mlsif's 1st Post https://t.co/kCPukqnk1R
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The Zuckularity*

The Boy King will testify; Charles Koch Foundation backs Facebook research project on privacy and elections; and more.

Phew, we’ve apparently solved 97% of the podcast measurement problem — everybody relax

On Apr 17, 2018
@NiemanLab shared
"Public radio genes run deep." https://t.co/H0H2Xz3CYn
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Plus: The impact of bad true crime podcasts, programmatic advertising is coming for your show, and the first children's podcast festival.

www.niemanlab.org
On Apr 17, 2018
@NiemanLab shared
"Public radio genes run deep." https://t.co/H0H2Xz3CYn
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Phew, we’ve apparently solved 97% of the podcast measurement problem — everybody relax

Plus: The impact of bad true crime podcasts, programmatic advertising is coming for your show, and the first children's podcast festival.

Style Is an Algorithm

On Apr 19, 2018
@sivavaid shared
RT @nathanjurgenson: as more things like clothes and children's youtube videos are made by algorithms, we've entered into a style that @chaykak calls "the algorithmic uncanny" https://t.co/VpLEfcjtCR glad he didnt call it "normcore 2.0"
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No one is original anymore, not even you.

www.racked.com
On Apr 19, 2018
@sivavaid shared
RT @nathanjurgenson: as more things like clothes and children's youtube videos are made by algorithms, we've entered into a style that @chaykak calls "the algorithmic uncanny" https://t.co/VpLEfcjtCR glad he didnt call it "normcore 2.0"
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Style Is an Algorithm

No one is original anymore, not even you.

Emmanuel Macron talks about France’s new national strategy for artificial intelligence

On Mar 31, 2018
@moorehn shared
RT @franceintheus: France will spend $1.85 billion over 5 years on artificial intelligence research, startups, & data collection. In exclusive @Wired interview, President @EmmanuelMacron shares France's ambitious new #AI strategy: https://t.co/U7k9fCeVlV #AIforhumanity #FrenchTech https://t.co/9szK388XNM
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An interview of the French President published on WIRED (March 31, 2018)

franceintheus.org
On Mar 31, 2018
@moorehn shared
RT @franceintheus: France will spend $1.85 billion over 5 years on artificial intelligence research, startups, & data collection. In exclusive @Wired interview, President @EmmanuelMacron shares France's ambitious new #AI strategy: https://t.co/U7k9fCeVlV #AIforhumanity #FrenchTech https://t.co/9szK388XNM
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Emmanuel Macron talks about France’s new national strategy for artificial intelligence

An interview of the French President published on WIRED (March 31, 2018)

Google Workers Urge C.E.O. to Pull Out of Pentagon A.I. Project

On Apr 4, 2018
@zeynep shared
RT @nytimes: Thousands of Google workers are urging their CEO to drop a Pentagon project, showing Silicon Valley’s discomfort at AI’s growing role in war https://t.co/T1Pv2a9rSX
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Thousands of employees have signed a letter protesting Google’s role in a program that could be used to improve drone strike targeting.

www.nytimes.com
On Apr 4, 2018
@zeynep shared
RT @nytimes: Thousands of Google workers are urging their CEO to drop a Pentagon project, showing Silicon Valley’s discomfort at AI’s growing role in war https://t.co/T1Pv2a9rSX
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Google Workers Urge C.E.O. to Pull Out of Pentagon A.I. Project

Thousands of employees have signed a letter protesting Google’s role in a program that could be used to improve drone strike targeting.

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School for journalism and democracy, with tweets by @kristenhare, @benmullin and @Mantzarlis

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Author of The Googlization of Everything (2011), The Anarchist in the Library (2004), and Copyrights and Copywrongs (2001). Contributor to various things.

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Executive editor and founder of MediaShift and Idea Lab; entrepreneur, writer, editor, advisor, dad, singer, ridiculous-maker.

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I'm a senior writer at Fortune. I have been the ninth caller and have won the weekend passes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love and an outlaw in Peru.

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We are the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard. We're trying to figure out the future of news.

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Mediagazer presents the day's must-read media news on a single page.

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Business editor. Fluctuat nec mergitur. Alum of @WSJ @GuardianUS @Marketplace @Mashable. Heidi dot n dot moore at gmail. Hi.

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Washington editor @theintercept, a First Look Media publication. [email protected] How to leak to me: https://t.co/bt1mMO7qdi

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3D Robotics CEO, DIY Drones, ex Wired EIC, Long Tail, FREE, Makers, GeekDad, etc. And five great kids who put up with it all. (Profile photo by Joi Ito)

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Executive editor of digital at the @Guardian. Proud @nytimes alum. Co-founder of @documentcloud & @HacksHackers. Corinthian yachtsman.

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