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Front page of the day: It’s Sasquatch!

Today’s front page of the day actually comes from Sunday, when most newspapers offer pretty great front pages. Merry Eccles designed this front for The (Staunton, Virginia) News Leader, which led with the hunt for Sasquatch. “We’re in...Show More Summary

The ‘Netscape Moment,’ 20 years on

This article was originally published on The 1995 Blog and has been republished with permission. We’re in the runup to the 20th anniversary of the “Netscape Moment” of 1995, the day when a California startup’s eye-popping market debut...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton camp in overdrive going after New York Times

Good morning. Chief Clinton flack turns media critic on CNN The New York Times screwed up a story on a government investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails as Secretary of State. It's made clear it screwed up and did so once againShow More Summary

Seizing a Piece of the $9B Local Video Opportunity (Webinar: August 4)

A few years ago video was very hot in the local segment. It was a high-margin advertising product being sold by directory publishers and others — remember SpotRunner? That all died down as video producers went out of business or evolved (e.g., TurnHere) and local media sellers saw demand decline amid uncertain ROI. At that time video was […]

Now Trump's Phone Number Gets Published

Turnabout, revenge, payback: Whatever you want to call it, Donald Trump is feeling a bit of its burn today after Gawker obtained his cell phone number, and with no small amount of glee, published it. Since Trump outed Lindsey Graham's number, "opening up a direct, personal channel of communications between...

Denver Post news director Kevin Dale jumps to Arizona State University’s Cronkite School

Kevin Dale, who has been Denver Post’s news director since 2009 and editor Greg Moore’s “trusted deputy,” is joining Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He’ll be executive editor of Cronkite News at Arizona PBS. Moore’s memo: Colleagues: I am sorry to have to announce that the inestimable Kevin Dale, … Read More

How AJ+ embraces Facebook, autoplay, and comments to make its videos stand out

It’s been a year since AJ+, Al Jazeera’s bet on a mobile-centric future, debuted. AJ+ eschews a news website in favor of an app and focuses heavily on video, and its strategy for audience growth is dependent on social media. Since launch, the app has seen at least one potential competitor shut down, and the...

“It’s like seeing your grandpa in a nightclub”: The New York Times’ challenge in building a digital brand

Max Pfennighaus is executive creative director of brand and marketing at The New York Times; he was previously in a similar role at NPR. In those roles, he’s helped steward two of the preeminent brands in journalism, each of which has had its struggles moving from its traditional medium (print, radio) to digital. This morning,...

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