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Time spent online
LONG-WINDED WIRED PIECE ON MEDIA STARTUPS BUT SPOT-ON CONCLUSION ::IT’S ABOUT STORY, NOT PLATFORM::

Nobody has it figured out. Everyone’s just hoping not to be totally fucked six months from now! There’s no retreating from the unbundled story. We aren’t going to start goingRead More…

Share-of-Ear
‘SERIAL’ HIGHLIGHTS STRENGTH & FUTURE POTENTIAL OF AUDIO-CORED STORY EXPERIENCES

As far as pop culture phenomenons go, Serial is up there. The podcast, centered around the 1999 Baltimore murder of a high school student, came out of nowhere to becomeRead More…

Social media use
SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDING TOWARD MICRO-COMMUNITIES, ONE-TO-ONE, AND ONE-TO-A SELECT-FEW

Jen Goldberg, a digital strategist for ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, agrees [that, where we used to be impressed with how many people we could share our lives with, now we’re moreRead More…

Like vs Love graph
MAKE STORIES LIKE STARTUPS; I.E. BEST SOMETHING A FEW LOVE THAN MANY LIKE ::HYPERGROWTH ADVICE FOR MEDIA::

While laying the foundation for the [How To Start a Startup] course in the first lecture of the series, [Y Combinator president Sam] Altman shares a mantra repeated regularly withinRead More…

Twitter stream
HOW MUCH WORK HAVE YOU INVESTED IN GETTING YOUR TWITTER NEWS STREAM JUST RIGHT? ::YEARS::

Hearing her complaints made me realize how much time I’d invested making Twitter work for me — literally years of follows and unfollows to get my Twitter stream just right—andRead More…

Sports Illustrated
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED LAYS OFF ALL STAFF PHOTOGS & SAYS COMMITMENT TO PHOTOGRAPHY UNCHANGED

“It’s true,” said Sports Illustrated Director of Photography Brad Smith. “There was a decision made through the company to restructure various departments, including at Sports Illustrated. Unfortunately economic circumstances areRead More…

Vox
VOX UPDATES & REPUBLISHES OLD CONTENT AS NEW, SAYS NO ONE NOTICED THE NEWS REDUX

What’s interesting about this experiment… is that Vox didn’t just put up old posts with some highlighted text at the top saying they were previously published. Instead, the site askedRead More…

Trusted media sources
EDELMAN FINDS SEARCH SITES NOW MORE TRUSTED NEWS SOURCES THAN THE NEWS SITES THEY AGGREGATE

…The striking thing is that Google does not actually report on anything, but instead serves up links to stories on a mix of other sites that users, apparently, trust less than theRead More…

CharlotteFIVE
CHARLOTTEFIVE USES LESSONS FROM VIRAL PUBLISHERS TO FIND SPOT IN YOUNG PEOPLE’S DAILY HABITS

Every weekday at 7 a.m., the countdown clock atop the CharlotteFive homepage resets — counting the hours, minutes, and seconds until another batch of five stories are posted. That’s theRead More…

Comic news
MILLENNIAL-FOCUSED DIGITAL PUBLISHERS TURN TO CARTOONS TO COVER THE NEWS

For millennials-focused Fusion, which launched its “graphic culture” section last June, comics have become just one alternate format for telling stories to its core millennial readership, which it’s also targetingRead More…