New media enters the White House

June 26, 2009

A choreographed question between the Huffington Post and Barack Obama at a recent press conference raises questions about bloggers' roles as journalists and the place of new media in the White House.

We are all news aggregators now

June 26, 2009

News aggregating isn't just the realm of sites like HuffPo anymore, argues Gillian Reagan -- the "online revolution" borne from the protests in Iran have shown that everyone participating in social media is doing their part.

Google is a ‘digital vampire’, says WSJ publisher

June 26, 2009

By profiting from content it doesn't produce, Google is "sucking the blood" out of the newspaper industry, says Wall Street Journal publisher Les Hinton.

The Age online sacks casual staff

The Age online sacks casual staff

June 25, 2009 1

Fairfax Media has sacked its casual staff at The Age online and -- according to insiders -- threatened the editorial quality of its popular website in the process.

PODCAST: the paid content problem

June 25, 2009

To charge for online content or not to charge? This is the question facing major news organisations the planet over. The Guardian's Media Talk USA podcast looks at the issues.

Teens score Twitter book deal

June 24, 2009

Two 19-year-olds have signed a deal with Penguin to release their book "Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books, Now Presented in Twenty Tweets or Less", which they describe as a "hipster’s Cliff Notes”

Obama and HuffPo stage a PR stunt

June 24, 2009

The Huffington Post came up with a great gimmick to get its blogger called on at Obama's press conference on Iran: field questions directly from Iran. And the White House were more than happy to join in.

Fight Club director slated for Facebook movie

June 24, 2009

Fight Club director David Fincher is looking likely to direct a movie about Facebook. Yes, they're making a movie about Facebook. We know.

Lessons from Guardian‘s people power test

June 24, 2009

The MP expenses scandal was a big story to cover. How'd The Guardiancope? By putting the public-records dump online and asking readers to sift. Brilliant, says Michael Anderson.

Just how “not evil” is Google?

June 23, 2009

How do Google balance their corporate motto of "Don't be evil" with the realities of running a profitable business? Can they?