Brown Moses Blog:
Brown Moses launching crowdfunding campaign July 14 for open investigations site, Bellingcat — Brown Moses Announces Bellingcat - Open Source Investigations For All — I have big news to announce. I will be launching a website called Bellingcat. — As a champion of open source tools …
Discussion: @peterjukes, @peterjukes and @joannauk
Peter Jukes / @peterjukes: Oops: ignore last link. Here's @Brown_Moses great new project: Bellingcat http://brown-moses.blogspot.co.uk/ ... Proud to be part of it @bellingcat
Peter Jukes / @peterjukes: A more dangerous question than ‘who watches the watchmen?’: who will dare put the bell on the cat? @bellingcat http://en.wikipedia.org/...
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
BBC appoints Matthew Postgate as chief technology officer — Current controller of research and development was part of the management team that created iPlayer and built mobile services — The BBC has announced that it has appointed Matthew Postgate as its chief technology officer.
Discussion: broadcastnow.co.uk and bbc.co.uk
George Bevir / broadcastnow.co.uk: BBC appoints new chief technology officer
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
How Veteran TV Exec Dawn Ostroff Is Taking Condé Nast Beyond Print: A dozen films at studios, more than 30 in development — The century-old magazine giant Condé Nast made an eyebrow-raising announcement in October 2011. Faced with declining print revenue, the company said it was getting into the entertainment business.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
The Young Turks, with 68M views/month, generates $400 in one week from YouTube's Fan Funding — Online news channel chosen to test YouTube's ‘Fan Funding’ — The dialog box for YouTube's new Fan Funding program. This one features Poynter fellow Ben Mullin.
Chris Leo Palermino / Billboard:
After a Year of Experimentation, BitTorrent Bundle Wants to Make Artists (and Itself) Money — After hitting the ‘100 million’ milestone, BitTorrent, the data transfer protocol long associated with piracy, continues to try and clear its name. — One year and 100 million legal downloads later …
Discussion: @milesmaker, @alec_empire and hypebot
Miles Maker / @milesmaker: 100 million legal downloads later http://www.billboard.com/... distributing a free and gated content combo @BitTorrent http://twitter.com/...
Alec Empire / @alec_empire: “We've got YouTube shutting the door on independent artists. We've got Spotify becoming Clear Channel.” http://www.billboard.com/... @BitTorrent
Axegrinder / Press Gazette:
'I'm the one the Daily Mail warned you about' - Guardian launches T-shirt range mocking its adversaries — First came the newspaper. Then came the website. Then, some time later, came the Shoreditch coffee shop. Now The Guardian has launched a range of T-shirts.
Matthew Eltringham / College of Journalism feed:
BBC opens up its multi-lingual College of Journalism globally for free — Welcome: Our website is now open to the world — BBC News studio with Huw Edwards When the BBC College of Journalism website was first launched it was designed for and aimed at a purely internal BBC audience.
Discussion: Online Journalism Blog, @bbccollege, @trushar, @smurray38 and @marcsettle
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog: BBC College of Journalism website now available outside the UK
BBC Journalism / @bbccollege: The @BBCNews style guide http://www.bbc.co.uk/... now free worldwide, as College of Journalism website goes global http://www.bbc.co.uk/...
Trushar Barot / @trushar: The @BBCCollege website is now available to view internationally - a fantastic journalism resource: http://www.bbc.co.uk/...
Stephen Murray / @smurray38: The BBC's splendid College of Journalism @BBCCollege - previously subscription only - is now open to all-comers http://www.bbc.co.uk/...
Merrill Barr / Forbes:
The ‘Community’ Renewal by Yahoo! is a Glimpse Into Television's Future — Community lives! — There's been a lot of talk in recent weeks regarding what would happen to NBC's recently cancelled cult hit. Originally, reports claimed the only saving grace for the series was a pick-up by Hulu …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter, Vulture, Gigaom, Inside TV, AdAge, Wired and VentureBeat
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter: ‘Community’ Returning for Sixth Season on Yahoo Screen
Josef Adalian / Vulture: Community Moving to Yahoo for 6th Season
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom: Yahoo is reviving Community with a new 6th season
James Hibberd / Inside TV: ‘Community’ saved! Yahoo orders sixth season
Tim Peterson / AdAge: Yahoo Picks Up NBC's ‘Community’ to Beef Up Video Service
Rachel Edidin / Wired: Community Will Get a Sixth Season—Thanks to Yahoo
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New York Times Reporter Apologizes To Iraqi Journalists After ‘Bribe’ Tweets — NEW YORK — New York Times foreign correspondent Rod Nordland apologized to Iraqi journalists on Monday after claiming in a series of tweets this past weekend that an Iraqi army official had given cash payments to members of the press.
Discussion: @rodnordland, Washington Post, @rodnordland and @rodnordland
Rod Nordland / @rodnordland: My apologies to Iraqi journalists who are blameless, which I'm sure is most of them. pic.twitter.com/HNGfESd5NF
Loveday Morris / Washington Post: Iraq's new ‘Baghdad Bob’ sees positive side as military faces rout
Rod Nordland / @rodnordland: The mystery of Gen Atta's heavily attended presser solved: entire press corps bribed. pic.twitter.com/l9UPtCfj2P
Julian Chokkattu / TechCrunch:
US National Archives To Upload All Holdings To Wikimedia Commons — Ever since the National Archives and Record Administration launched the Open Government Plan in 2010, it has increasingly been uploading content to Wikipedia to digitize and gain a wider reach for its holdings.
Wall Street Journal:
ESPN And Univision Want Rivals to Stop Showing World Cup Goals … Soccer fans seek their fix of blistering goals and near misses not just on TV, but on social media services and their favorite sports sites, too. Now, World Cup rights-holders are trying to stop digital competitors …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, @digitalshields, @reckless, @bluechoochoo, @bryandfischer, @stephlauren, @perlberg and @davidbegnaud
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab: FIFA has cracked down on that World Cup Twitter bot (and other people tweeting and Vining and GIFing goals)
Mike Shields / @digitalshields: ESPN & Univision to SB Nation: dude, stopping Vining my goals (cause I paid bazillion for World Cup rights) http://blogs.wsj.com/...
Nilay Patel / @reckless: “SB Nation, one of the chief purveyors of quick World Cup content, has had two accounts suspended on Vine.” http://blogs.wsj.com/...
Andréa Lopez / @bluechoochoo: ESPN + @univision, you're on wrong side of history MT @NiemanLab: FIFA cracking down on World Cup Twitter bot http://nie.mn/1mBXebV
Bryan Fischer / @bryandfischer: Was wondering when this would happen and I'm slightly surprised it took this long for ESPN/Univision to do it: http://blogs.wsj.com/...
Stephanie Haberman / @stephlauren: You should probably stop embedding Instagrams & Vines of World Cup action. Because law. http://blogs.wsj.com/...
Steven Perlberg / @perlberg: FIFA / ESPN / Univision are none too pleased about all those vines of goals you're seeing this World Cup http://blogs.wsj.com/...
Carl Franzen / The Verge:
‘Reading Rainbow’ revival is the most popular Kickstarter project ever — The hit children's reading show gained big support from Seth MacFarlane, Veronica Mars, Pebble and OUYA — It's one for the record books. Reading Rainbow, the popular and critically acclaimed children's educational series …
Discussion: @kickstarter, Business Insider, VentureBeat and TechCrunch
@kickstarter: Reading Rainbow just crushed the record for most backers ever! https://www.kickstarter.com/ ... pic.twitter.com/ygsCxomJmb
Madeline Stone / Business Insider: The Kickstarter Campaign To Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’ Just Broke The Record For Most Backers Ever
Barry Levine / VentureBeat: Reading Rainbow fans break record for series-turned-app
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Twitter Scoops Up AdTech Firm Tap Commerce for Around $100 Million — Twitter is in the process of acquiring Tap Commerce, a New York-based mobile advertising technology firm, according to sources familiar with the situation. The deal is expected to be announced later on Monday.
Discussion: The Twitter Blog, TechCrunch, TapCommerce Insights, SocialTimes, Electronista, ZDNet, @kevinweil, VatorNews, New York Times, AdAge, The Next Web, Variety, @peterhamilton, Gigaom, @antoniogm, @mfg, @rsarver, VentureBeat and Mashable
Richard Alfonsi / The Twitter Blog: Welcoming TapCommerce to the flock
Brianclong / TapCommerce Insights: TapCommerce joins the Twitter family
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet: Twitter buys Tap Commerce in mobile advertising push
Kevin Weil / @kevinweil: It's a big day for mobile app advertising and Twitter. We've agreed to acquire TapCommerce! https://blog.twitter.com/...
Steven Loeb / VatorNews: Twitter buys mobile ad retargeting startup TapCommerce
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web: Twitter acquires mobile ad-buying platform TapCommerce to bolster its ad strategy
Todd Spangler / Variety: Twitter Acquires Mobile-Ad Startup TapCommerce
Peter Hamilton / @peterhamilton: Man, what a big day for @twitterads! I'm really excited for the team @adambain @kevinweil @keltonlynn @mnengle @katja http://recode.net/...
Lauren Hockenson / Gigaom: Twitter acquired mobile ad startup TapCommerce
Antonio Garcia / @antoniogm: Huge. Between this, MoPub, and Namo, Twitter is buying or building every element of the ad stack of the future.... http://recode.net/...
Micah Gantman / @mfg: Wow another one today! Congratulations to @BrianCLong @tgeisenheimer and the TapCommerce team! Twitter making moves http://recode.net/...
Ryan Sarver / @rsarver: Super smart move. Mobile retargeting is going to be big “Twitter Scoops Up AdTech Firm TapCommerce for Around $100M” http://recode.net/...
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat: Twitter buys ad-tech startup Tap Commerce for $100M
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable: Twitter to Acquire TapCommerce, a Mobile Ad Retargeting Service
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Planning a set piece: How The New York Times approaches its coverage of the World Cup — Longtime New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey arrived in Barcelona, Spain to cover the 1982 World Cup part way through the tournament and without much understanding of the intricacies of the global game.
Discussion: @niemanlab, @venkatananth and @jamesgrobinson
Nieman Lab / @niemanlab: The World Cup is helping the NYT draw in new readers. About half of visits to its coverage are from new users http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Venkat Ananth / @venkatananth: Great stuff on how the New York Times plans its World Cup coverage — an interview with the NYT sports editor. http://www.niemanlab.org/...