Global Voices :: For many years, the Internet was Russia’s last beacon of honesty. That’s no longer the case. Over the past three years, a social-media army fielded by the Kremlin has stormed what was once a stronghold for people who seek a “Russia without Putin.” Here’s how it happened.
Guardian :: The 12th annual Hugh Cudlipp lecture, as delivered by the director of Columbia University’s Tow centre for digital journalism.
New York City Space/Time :: A discovery tool linking cultural heritage material (photographs, newspapers, business directories, literary references, census data, and much more) in historical and geographic context.
Wired :: It’s a well-known fact that Facebook’s flagship feature, News Feed, is run by algorithms. But Facebook knows that it can do better than relying solely on these cold computations.
BBC :: A US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections in Venezuela has become the unlikely star of a Venezuelan tourism advert.
AdWeek :: With Snapchat Discover launching earlier this week, publishers now have a new way to tease their content on social media and find backing from brands. The new offering allows marketers to directly sponsor stories on the platform, getting their names in front of a younger audience.
Buzzfeed :: BuzzFeed has the opportunity to help shape a new set of standards for a new generation of media. We are offering these standards to our staffers and to our readers as a first attempt at articulating the goal of merging the best of traditional media’s values with a true openness to the deep shifts in the forms of media and communication.