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Pew Research Center: Journalism & Media

Pew Research Center: Journalism & Media

Why did Hillary Clinton lose? Sign Up for Our free email newsletters Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton will probably be considered the second-greatest upset in American presidential politics, after Harry Truman's come-from-behind victory in 1948. It raises one big question: Why did Clinton lose? Blog This post is a recap of presentations from the Social@Scale Summit on April 1, 2014, hosted by Battery Ventures in Boston, MA. To learn more about the Summits, just click here. Boston’s Innovation District, an up-and-coming community situated at the heart of the city’s Seaport neighborhood, was the perfect setting for last week’s Social@Scale Summit. Brand marketers, social practitioners, and innovators of every kind gathered at Battery Ventures’ beautiful new offices to discuss what it means to be social at scale. Presentations, guided by the 5C’s of enterprise social media infrastructure — Conversation, Community, Collaboration, Content, and Campaign — touched on the importance of analytics-minded team members, strategic visual elements, employee advocacy, and more.

Blog of a Bookslut In Our MagazinesMarch 2014 Poems by Edith Södergran"My Life of the Mind, or How I Learned to Embrace Intellectual Insecurity and Distrust Neuroscience" by Dana BeckerUnder the Surface by Mojca KumerdejArt Portfolio by Michael Reedy April 15, 2014 Image: Leonora Carrington, Le chant des oiseaux In the April issue of Bookslut, Nicholas Vajifdar reviews Jane Bowles’s novel Two Serious Ladies, which was reissued by HarperCollins earlier this year.

getting the news (This post is part of’s ongoing series, “Getting the News.” In our efforts to understand everything about social news, we’re reaching out to writers and thinkers we like to ask them how they get their daily news. Read the first post here. See all of the posts, from writers and thinkers like Zach Seward, Anil Dash, and Megan Garber, here.) This week we spoke to Chris Dixon, co-founder of Hunch. The Personal News Cycle: How Americans choose to get news Published This research was conducted by the Media Insight Project — an initiative of the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Introduction Contrary to the conventional wisdom about media consumption dividing along generational or political lines, a new survey finds that the nature of the news itself — the topic and speed of the story — largely determines where people go to learn about events and the path they take to get there. The findings also suggest that some long-held beliefs about people relying on just a few primary sources for news are now obsolete.

Silicon Valley Watcher - at the intersection of technology and media: MediaWatch Archives Clara Jeffrey, Co-Editor, Mother Jones interviews Matt Taibbi. Matt Taibbi, the former Wall Street beat reporter for Rolling Stone, and now heading a digital magazine for Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media, spoke at the Commonwealth Club’s Inforum event Thursday in San Francisco. Taibbi was promoting his book, “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap” described by Timothy Noah in the New York Times, “as infuriating as it is impossible to put down.” Here are some of my notes from the evening:

About - First Look Media’s is based all over the world, but we’re all easily reachable. Find out a little more about us below and how to get in contact with us. Our Twitter: Our team Twitter listOur FacebookOur subredditOur Storify collectionOur Medium collection Our team Q&A: Tarleton Gillespie says algorithms may be new, but editorial calculations aren’t Should Facebook be allowed to decide what information we do or don’t see? Should Google be responsible for ensuring that their search results don’t offend or incriminate? If we allow platforms to determine what content and information we encounter, are we defaulting on our civic responsibilities? Lately, it seems questions like these — questions about the algorithms that govern and structure our information networks — are raised more and more frequently.

Innovation The intrinsic structure of companies has long been a subject of study, most famously by Ronald Coase, the eminent British economist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in economics. In 1937, Coase published a seminal paper, The Nature of the Firm, in which he explained that, in principle, a firm should be able to find the cheapest, most productive goods and services by contracting them out in an efficient, open marketplace. However, markets are not perfectly fluid. Transaction costs are incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right people, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on. All Stories by Zeynep Tufekci The Media Needs to Stop Inspiring Copycat Murders. Here's How. After a wave of teen suicides in the 1980s, news outlets began reporting on these deaths more cautiously. Similar guidelines could help prevent more shooting sprees.

Richard Gingras For more than thirty years, Richard Gingras has led highly-regarded efforts in the development of online services, software, and new media. These endeavors range from pioneering uses of satellite networking for television, the first applications of television signals for data distribution, both pre-Web and Web-based online services, and the creation of various platform technologies. Over the last several years Gingras has focused his attention on the transformation of the media landscape. Gingras is currently senior director of news and social products at Google. In that role he oversees Google News which connects more than a billion unique readers each week to articles from journalists in 72 countries and 45 languages. Understanding bias - American Press Institute For a time, “bias” was the term of choice to describe anything people hated about journalism, whether the power and influence of corporate news organizations to the choices reporters made in writing individual stories. In 2001, in fact, a book about media unfairness entitled “Bias” was number one on the New York Times bestseller list. In recent years the public seems to have adopted a more nuanced view of bias. Perhaps this is because many critics have found their voice online – where studies confirm that half the blogs contain just the author’s opinion – or that one-sidedness has become a successful business model, as Fox News Channel and MSNBC have demonstrated. Journalists, nevertheless, often feel compelled to try to prove that they are “unbiased.”