2015/01/27

Guest post: Why I crowdfunded a case against the German government over surveillance exports

Online Journalism Blog :: investigative journalist Boris Kartheuser won a right-to-information case against the German government. In a guest post for OJB, explains how he came to use a new crowdfunding site to raise money to pursue the case after the government appealed.

Read Paul Bradshaw, onlinejournalismblog.com

National Geographic, CNN, Vice, Yahoo now pushing content directly to your phone through Snapchat

Buzzfeed :: Today, the image messaging app announced that it is going to become a new kind of publisher. Publications such as National Geographic, CNN, Vice, and Yahoo, amongst many others, will be pushing content directly to your phone through Snapchat.

Read Brendan Klinkenberg, www.buzzfeed.com

In response to missteps, Boston.com tweaks its editing approach

Poynter :: By any editor’s standards, Jan. 14 was a difficult day for the staff of Boston.com. The night before, the outlet published an article which wonderedwhether anyone would notice had House Speaker John Boehner been poisoned by a bartender.

Read Benjamin Mullin, www.poynter.org

'Attack on journalism': WikiLeaks responds to Google's cooperation with US govt

Russia Today :: Google’s willingness to surrender the private emails of WikiLeaks staffers to the United States government amounts to an “attack on journalism,” a representative for the whistleblower group says

Read Staff, RT Today, rt.com

2015/01/26

Condé Nast is enlisting its editors to consult with advertisers and help them create articles and images

AdAge :: Glossy magazine publisher Conde Nast, which owns Vogue and Vanity Fair, is enlisting its editors to consult with advertisers and help them create articles and images.

Read Michael Sebastian, adage.com

To avoid being banned throughout Turkey, Facebook has blocked Turkish users’ access to a number of pages

New York Times :: To avoid being banned throughout Turkey, Facebook has blocked Turkish users’ access to a number of pages containing content that the authorities had deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.

Read Sebnem Arsu, Mark Scott, www.nytimes.com

Publishers sour on traffic-based bonuses

Digiday :: With Gawker and Vox Media, the idea of rewarding writers based on traffic is attracting some high-profile detractors.

Read Ricardo Bilton, digiday.com

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