It’s easy to focus on the negatives in media — the mistakes, the downsizing at traditional journalistic outlets, etc. — but there were plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the media landscape this year, and here are just a few of them
Trove, the content-recommendation platform that the Graham family held onto when they sold the Washington Post, is trying to build something that combines the best qualities of Twitter, Facebook and RSS. But will anyone use it?
The idea of the “right to be forgotten” online is getting so much traction in Europe that a musician now asserts that he can use it to delete reviews from U.S. newspapers.
Businessweek is reporting that a magazine-style Washington Post app will come pre-loaded on the new Kindle Fire, a deal that has potential benefits for both the struggling newspaper and for its owner’s other company — Amazon
New owner Jeff Bezos hasn’t done anything spectacular like shutting down the Washington Post’s printing presses, but the paper has been making some interesting moves lately that other media companies could learn from
The Washington Post saw record traffic to its website in July, and editor-in-chief Marty Baron credits the paper’s new digital projects and the addition of about 60 new editorial staff for the growth
Hyperlocal news has attracted — and ultimately disappointed — hundreds of entrepreneurs over the years, including the CEO of AOL, but that hasn’t stopped former Project Thunderdome head Jim Brady or the founders of Brooklyn’s Corner Media from betting on their success
Comment sections are one of the most unloved parts of the online media business, but the media giants behind a new joint venture believe that they are worth fixing, and they are going to create an open-source platform for community to try and do exactly that
Washington Post editor-in-chief Marty Baron defended his decision not to finance Ezra Klein’s vision for a news Wikipedia, saying it didn’t make financial sense. He was probably right — but the Post should have done it anyway
In one of the first tangible signs of new owner Jeff Bezos’ influence on its strategic thinking, the Washington Post has launched an ambitious national partnership aimed at expanding its digital subscriber base at relatively low cost