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Should the media publish the Sony emails?

digiday.com — The massive hack of Sony's emails has presented publishers with a quandary: What should they publish of this ill-gotten trove, which includes content that runs the gamut from embarrassing personal conversations and movie star trash-talk to highly personal information like Social Security numbers? Predictably, there has also been a range of responses by media outlets.
Dec 19, 2014

Why we published the Sony emails: 'Everyone else is breaking stories on it; we should be, too' shar.es/13Qhjy

Public radio's complicated digital journey

digiday.com — One of the year's freshest new audio apps didn't come from a Silicon Valley tech company; it came from NPR. The app, NPR One, is essentially a "Pandora for news" that lets users listen to a continuous stream of personalized radio segments. It's gotten plenty of praise since its October launch, with users praising both its ...

The Digiday Vitriol-o-Meter: Sony hacks edition

digiday.com — 'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the 'net, not a creature wasn't outraged - on that you can bet. With the Vitriol-o-Meter, Digiday takes a look back on the things that (justifiably or not) sent the Internet into a tizzy.

'Never more accurate'

digiday.com — It's been another tough year for journalism. Traditional media companies continued to shed headcount. Management troubles led to mass staff exoduses at new digital media company First Look and The New Republic. And big reporting screwups left Rolling Stone and New York magazine with egg on their face.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @williamsmjw: Q: How shd NYT reorganize coverage? @jackshafer: "Pay me to stay out of work. I’ve gotten my foot off their throat!" shar.es/13O0G3

Dec 18, 2014

"News coverage has probably never been more accurate than it is today." digiday.com/publishers/jac…

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UK startup The News Hub raises cash, and questions

digiday.com — U.K.-based startup news platform The News Hub has raised £350,000 ($547,000) in angel investment, and though it might be too early to judge its prospects, its strategy is more than a little unorthodox. The News Hub was founded to offer "a platform for open journalism" and help make Web journalism financially viable.
Dec 21, 2014

Not sure I see the USP of this one > UK startup The News Hub raises cash, and questions bit.ly/1wPxYbG

'A deluge of crap'

digiday.com — Talking with Michael Wolff is not for the faint of heart. An outspoken observer in an industry not lacking for observers, Wolff stands out for his atonal proclamations and ability to make enemies.
Dec 18, 2014

A prediction for digital media in 2015: “ A deluge of crap” bit.ly/1AtTe6m

Dec 18, 2014

RT @peterschloss: "Everybody in digital media will be trying to get into the television business"—smart stuff from @MichaelWolffNYC goo.gl/uNnp4Q

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Sony leaks hint at Snapchat's retail ambitions

digiday.com — Emails leaked in the recent hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment have revealed some new information about Snapchat's vision for the platform. Namely, that Snapchat is looking to serve users more location-specific media, specifically with an eye toward retail, according to advertising execs who have been reading the emails like tea leaves.
Dec 18, 2014

Snapchat's ambitions are even larger than we previously thought them to be: digiday.com/platforms/sony…pic.twitter.com/5qeeSfkdvD

Facebook bounces back with college kids

digiday.com — Never underestimate the inscrutable, constantly changing tastes of our nation's college students, the kids who inevitably determine what is and isn't cool. After losing ground among this demographic in 2013, Facebook has reasserted itself on campuses.
Dec 18, 2014

Facebook bounces back with college kids: "“The audience is widely comprised of hip and unhip alike” shar.es/13OCUg via @digiday

Dec 16, 2014

@mcdermott Not sure if it’s just me, but the graph isn’t showing in your FB/college kids piece. Which is a shame! digiday.com/platforms/face…

Dec 16, 2014

RT @debmarkham: Right when you think you're out, you're back in. College kids like FB again. ow.ly/FYiKE via @digiday

Holiday reads: The books on top execs' nightstands

digiday.com — Between the wrapping and unwrapping of presents, you might be looking forward to finally getting time to do some reading this holiday. Looking for a little inspiration? We polled the media and agency landscape for book recommendations.
Dec 19, 2014

Nice Surprise - Books on Top Execs' Nightstands bit.ly/1wm5h6y includes my cyberwarfare book - Countdown to Zero Day

Dec 16, 2014

RT @brucedaisley: I recommended a book on this Digiday list of books to read. digiday.com/agencies/holid…

Dec 15, 2014

RT @bmorrissey: martin sorrell wants you to read the empress dowager cixi over the holidays. digiday.com/agencies/holid…

Dec 15, 2014

Bless @rachelpasqua for providing some much-needed fiction to this list of holiday reads: digiday.com/agencies/holid…

Dec 15, 2014

martin sorrell wants you to read the empress dowager cixi over the holidays. digiday.com/agencies/holid…

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