San Francisco Chronicle
It was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young. The paper is owned by the Hearst Corporation, which bought it from the de Young family in 2000. The paper benefited from the growth of San Francisco and was the largest circulation newspaper on the West Coast of the United States by 1880. Like many other newspapers, it has experienced a fall in circulation in the early 21st century. The newspaper publishes two web sites, SFGate, which has a mixture of news and web features. Between World War II and 1971, new editor Scott Josephine Newhall took a bold, the newspaper grew in circulation to become the citys largest, overtaking the rival San Francisco Examiner. The demise of other San Francisco dailies through the late 1950s and early 1960s left the Examiner, from 1965 on the two papers shared a single classified-advertising operation. This arrangement stayed in place until the Hearst Corporation took full control of the Chronicle, beginning in the early 1990s, the Chronicle started to face competition beyond the borders of San Francisco.
The Chronicle launched five zoned sections to appear in the Friday edition of the paper, the sections covered San Francisco, and four different suburban areas. They each featured a unique columnist, enterprise pieces and local news specific to the community, the newspaper added 40 full-time staff positions to work in the suburban bureaus. The de Young family controlled the paper, via the Chronicle Publishing Company, until July 27,2000, following the sale, the Hearst Corporation transferred the Examiner to the Fang family, publisher of the San Francisco Independent and AsianWeek, along with a $66-million subsidy. Under the new owners, the Examiner became a free tabloid, in 1949, the de Young family founded KRON-TV, the Bay Areas third television station. Until the mid-1960s, the station, operated from the basement of the Chronicle Building, KRON moved to studios at 1001 Van Ness Avenue. The frequent bold-faced, all-capital-letter headlines typical of the Chronicles front page were eliminated, editor Ward Bushees note heralded the issue as the start of a new era for the Chronicle.
On July 6,2009, the paper unveiled some alterations to the new design that included yet newer section fronts and wider use of color photographs and graphics. In a special section publisher Frank J. Vega described new, the newer look was accompanied by a reduction in size of the broadsheet. On November 9,2009, the Chronicle became the first newspaper in the nation to print on high-quality glossy paper, the high-gloss paper is used for some section fronts and inside pages. As of 2013 the publisher of the Chronicle is Jeffrey Johnson, audrey Cooper was named editor-in-chief in January 2015 and is the first woman to hold the position
New Journalism is a style of news writing and journalism, developed in the 1960s and 70s, which used literary techniques deemed unconventional at the time. This was in contrast to traditional journalism where the journalist was typically invisible, the phenomenon of New Journalism is generally considered to have ended by the early 1980s. Contemporary journalists and writers questioned the newness of New Journalism, as well as whether it qualified as a distinct genre, the subjective nature of the New Journalism received extensive exploration, one critic suggested the genres practitioners were functioning more as sociologists or psychoanalysts, than as journalists. Criticism has been leveled at numerous individual writers in the genre, various people and tendencies throughout the history of American journalism have been labeled new journalism. Robert E. Park, for instance, in his Natural History of the Newspaper, the appearance of the yellow press—papers such as Joseph Pulitzers New York World in the 1880s—led journalists and historians to proclaim that a New Journalism had been created.
During the 1960s and 1970s, the term enjoyed widespread popularity, although James E. Murphy noted that. most uses of the term seem to refer to something more specific than vague new directions in journalism, Curtis D. Michael Johnsons The New Journalism addresses itself to three phenomena, the press, the artists of nonfiction, and changes in the established media. However, at the time, the target of Arnolds irritation was not Northcliffe and he strongly disapproved of the muck-raking Stead, and declared that, under Stead, the P. M. G. Whatever may be its merits, is fast ceasing to be literature, Stead called his brand of journalism Government by Journalism How and when the term New Journalism began to refer to a genre is not clear. Tom Wolfe, a practitioner and principal advocate of the form, trying to shed light on the matter, literary critic Seymour Krim offered his explanation in 1973. Im certain that Hamill first used the expression, in about April of 1965 he called me at Nugget Magazine, where I was editorial director, and told me he wanted to write an article about new New Journalism.
It was to be about the things being done in the old reporting genre by Talese, Wolfe. He never wrote the piece, so far as I know and it was picked up and stuck. A report of John F. Kennedys nomination that year, the established a precedent which Mailer would build on in his 1968 convention coverage. Wolfe wrote that his first acquaintance with a new style of reporting came in a 1962 Esquire article about Joe Louis by Gay Talese, Joe Louis at Fiftya wasnt like a magazine article at all. It was like a short story and it began with a scene, an intimate confrontation between Louis and his third wife. Wolfe said Talese was the first to apply techniques to reporting. Esquire claimed credit as the seedbed for these new techniques, soon others, notably New York, followed Esquires lead, and the style eventually infected other magazines and books
Medium is an online publishing platform developed by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, and launched in August 2012. It is legally owned by A Medium Corporation, Williams developed Medium as a way to publish writings and documents longer than Twitters 140-character maximum. It eventually grew into a platform independent of Twitters brand. Williams created Medium from the ground up, with the idea of encouraging users to create longer posts than the 140-character standard of Twitter, when it launched in 2012, Williams stated, Theres been less progress toward raising the quality of whats produced. By April 2013, Williams reported there were 30 full-time staff working on the platform, including a vacancy for a Storyteller role, and that it was taking 98 percent of his time. By August, Williams reported that the site was small, though he was still optimistic about it. Medium has been focusing on optimizing the time visitors spend reading the site, in 2015, Williams criticized the standard web traffic metric of unique visitors as a highly volatile and meaningless number for what we’re trying to do.
In 2016, Medium introduced advertising, and gained several publishers as customers to host their content on the platform, in January 2017, Williams announced that Medium was cutting its staff by 50 employees, and closing its offices in New York and Washington D. C. At that time, the company had raised $134 million in investment from venture capital firms and Willliams himself, the platform software provides a full WYSIWYG user interface when editing online, with various options for formatting provided as the user edits over rich text format. Once an entry is posted, it can be recommended and shared by other people, posts can be upvoted in a similar manner to Reddit, and content can be assigned a specific theme, in the same way as Tumblr. Users can create a new account using an address or a Twitter, Facebook. A specific difference from Williams earlier service Blogger is that posts are sorted by topic rather than writer, publications on Medium are distributing hosts that carry articles and blog posts, like a newspaper or magazine.
The articles published or saved on can be assigned editors, Mediums music publication, is edited by Jonathan Shecter, a music industry entrepreneur and co-founder of The Source magazine. Medium publishes a publication called Backchannel, edited by Steven Levy. On February 23,2016, it was announced that Medium had reached a deal to host the new Bill Simmons website, reviewing the service, The Guardian enjoyed some of the collections that had been created, particularly a collection of nostalgic photographs created by Williams. TechCrunchs Drew Olanoff suggested the platform might have taken its name from being a medium sized platform in between Twitter and full-scale blogging platforms such as Blogger, the service has suffered criticism from writers, with some confused about exactly what it is expected to provide. In January 2016, Medium received a notice from the Malaysian Communications. The Sarawak Report had been hosting its articles on Medium since July 2015, the site declined to take the content down until directed to do so by an order from a court of competent jurisdiction
Categories include websites and media, online film and video, mobile sites and apps, and social. Two winners are selected in each category, one by members of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, each winner presents a five-word acceptance speech, a trademark of the annual awards show. Hailed as the Internet’s highest honor, the award is one of the older Internet-oriented awards, the Webby Awards began in 1996, sponsored by the Academy of Web Design and Cool Site of the Day. The first Webby Awards were produced by Kay Dangaard at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel as a nod to the first site of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and that first year, they were called Webbie Awards. The first Site of the Year winner was the pioneer webisodic serial The Spot, todays Webbys were founded by Tiffany Shlain when she was hired by the The Web Magazine to establish the awards. The event was held in San Francisco from 1996 to 2004, after the first year the awards became more successful than the magazine and IDG closed the publication.
Shlain continued to run The Webby Awards with the help of Maya Draisin until 2004, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which selects the winners of The Webby Awards, was established in 1998 by co-founders Tiffany Shlain, Spencer Ante and Maya Draisin. David-Michel Davies, CEO of Webby Media Group, current Executive Director of the Webby Awards, in 2009, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries. That same year, more than 500,000 votes were cast in The Webby Peoples Voice Awards, in 2012, the sixteenth Annual Webby awards received 1.5 million votes from more than 200 countries for the Peoples Voice awards. In 2015, the 19th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 U. S. states, during the Call for Entries phase, each entry is rated by Associate Members of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Entries that receive the highest marks during this first round of voting are included on category-specific shortlists, deloitte provides vote tabulation consulting for the Webby Awards.
Winners of both the Academy-selected and People’s Voice-selected awards are invited to the Webbys, the Webby Awards are presented in over a hundred categories among all four types of entries. A website can be entered in categories and receive multiple awards. In each category, two awards are handed out, a Webby Award selected by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, past winners include Amazon. com, eBay, Travel + Leisure, SimplyHired. com, Kayak. com, Yahoo. Each year, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences honors individuals with Webby Special Achievement Awards, since 2005, The Webby Awards has been presented in New York City. Comedian Rob Corddry hosted the ceremony from 2005 to 2007, seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live hosted in 2008 and 2009, B. J. Novak of NBCs The Office in 2010, and Lisa Kudrow in 2011. Comedian and writer Patton Oswalt hosted from 2012 to 2014, comedian Hannibal Buress will host the 19th Annual Webby Awards. The Webbys are famous for limiting recipients to five-word speeches, which are often humorous, in 2005 when accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award, former Vice President Al Gores speech was Please dont recount this vote
IDEO is an international design and consulting firm founded in Palo Alto, California, in 1991. The company has locations in Cambridge, London, New York City, Palo Alto, San Francisco, the company uses the design thinking methodology to design products, services and digital experiences. Additionally, the company has become involved in management consulting. IDEO has worked on projects in the food and beverage, computer, educational, toy, office. Some examples include Apples first mouse, the Palm V PDA, clients include Air New Zealand, Coca-Cola, ConAgra Foods, Eli Lilly, Medtronic and Steelcase among many others. IDEO was formed in 1991 by a merger of David Kelley Design, London-based Moggridge Associates and San Franciscos ID Two, office-furniture maker Steelcase owned a majority stake in the firm, but began divesting its shares through a five-year management buy-back program in 2007. The founders of the companies are still involved in the firm. The current CEO is Tim Brown, bill Moggridge died on September 8,2012.
While the company started with a focus on designing products, by 2001. Kelley applied the design thinking to business in order to encompass the approach to work of IDEO across industries and challenges. In 2011, IDEO incubated IDEO. org — a registered 501 nonprofit dedicated to applying human-centered design to alleviate poverty, on February 9,1999, the ABC show Nightline featured IDEO in a segment called The Deep Dive, One Companys Secret Weapon for Innovation. The segment featured Jack Smith of ABC touring the IDEO office, the end result was a shopping cart with a nestable steel frame which holds removable plastic baskets to help deter theft and increase shopper flexibility. A dual child seat with a swing-up tray was included in the design, as well as a cupholder, the demonstration of IDEOs innovation process has led to the segment becoming part of numerous curricula, including Project Lead the Way and multiple universities. IDEOs organizational culture consists of teams, flat hierarchy, individual autonomy, socialization of recruits.
Harvard Business Publishing Kelley and Jonathan Littman, the Art of Innovation, Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, Americas Leading Design Firm. 10 January 2001 Designed Chaos - An Interview with David Kelley, skokie, IL Official website Podcast interview with IDEO founder David Kelley
SF Weekly is a free alternative weekly newspaper in San Francisco, California. The newspaper, distributed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area every Wednesday, is published by the San Francisco Newspaper Company, founded locally in the mid-1980s and bought by Village Voice Media in 1995, SF Weekly has garnered notable national journalism awards. The paper sponsored the SF Weekly Music Awards, known as the Wammies, in 2014, San Francisco Media Co. became fully owned by Black Press. News, includes local and sometimes short and longform news stories. Arts and Entertainment, includes a calendar, city events listings, a music section with a weekly music column, several music features, show previews. Online Offerings, The Snitch news blog, All Shook Down music blog, the SFoodie food blog, All offer daily news and posts. The Weeklys former web editor David Downs responded by musing If there was a genocide, the SF Weekly was the subject of ethical controversy in Jan. 2006, when a column about the AVN porn awards misidentified the events location, the papers editor had apparently altered a column about a different event from years before.
The Guardian won the suit in March,2008, and was granted a $6.2 million in damages, after the verdict, the Guardian obtained court orders allowing it to seize and sell the Weekly′s two delivery trucks and collect half of the Weekly′s ad revenue. SF Weekly currently occupies Suite 550,835 Market St, previous locations included, Suite 710225 Bush Street,55 Francisco Street, Suite 3800 of 185 Berry Street and 425 Brannan Street