A new report on digital news, media organizations declining encryption, a tablet app for public radio and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:
Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2013 tracks the future of news
This year's report provides compelling evidence about the growing number of ways of consuming news and, in particular, the speeding up of the mobile and tablet revolution. (Reuters Institute, 2013)
News sites could protect your privacy with encryption. Here’s why they probably won’t.
If you visit a Web address that starts with "https," your browser shows a lock icon, indicating that you are being protected with SSL encryption. Web giants such as Google and Facebook have already made the switch to automatic SSL for many of their services. But so far, no major media organizations have done so. (Washington Post, 12/11)
The newsonomics of public radio’s all-in-one tablet strategy
How can public radio prepare for a life beyond radio? In California, one local powerhouse is betting on a tablet app that tries to bring together all that public media can do. (Nieman Lab, 12/12)
Vice media buys a tech company to experiment with content distribution
Advertising, journalism and technology continue to converge. The latest example: Vice Media’s acquisition of Carrot Creative, a digital agency that creates apps, websites and games for media companies and brands. (New York Times, 12/10)
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