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Daily Must Reads, April 23, 2014

1 ora 23 min fa
1. Study: How is user-generated content used in TV news? (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 2. The right (and wrong) way to think about how Aereo works (Jeff Bercovici / Forbes) 3. American journalist with Vice News captured in Eastern Ukraine (Brian Ries / Mashable) 4. Comcast close to subscriber deal with Charter Communications (Shalini [...]

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Future-Proofing News Apps

5 ore 28 min fa
Let’s say that you’re a historian in 2064 and you want to look at the New York Times for a view of how journalists represented celebrity fashion in the early 2000s. You could pull images of the pages of newsprint that hold Oscar photos, but what you’d really want is to see the Times’ 2014 [...]

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Futures Lab Update #56: Beaming Mobile Video to TV; Vizrt’s Video-Editing App

5 ore 33 min fa
Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week we explore some new tools that push video from smartphones to television, and we see how one newspaper is working to turn entertainment listings into a real-world audience experience. PART 1: AirCast Live A new app called AirCast Live enables users to send video clips and photos directly [...]

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Daily Must Reads, April 22, 2014

Mar, 22/04/2014 - 17:08
1. Netflix calls out AT&T for lackluster streaming performance (Crayton Harrison / Businessweek) 2. Jonah Lehrer quietly launches new blog, gets Gladwell boost (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 3. Slate tries to buck the paywall trend by focusing on membership (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. ‘Today’ show coming to radio for first time on [...]

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E-Books & Self-Publishing Roundup, April 22, 2014

Mar, 22/04/2014 - 17:06
1. Amazon takes half of UK’s online retail spend (The Bookseller) 2. E-book self-publishing: Brave new words (Vivian Wagner / TechNewsWorld) 3. Softcover is a new self-publishing platform aimed at technical authors (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 4. Oyster offers Spritz speed reading technology (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) 5. Most Americans now reading e-books? (Rich [...]

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Journalism Schools Should Educate Non-Journalists and ‘Almost-Journalists’ Too

Mar, 22/04/2014 - 12:00
The “practice” side of journalism education has traditionally had one major goal: to feed new journalists into the news business. The other, broader mission has been to help students become superb critical thinkers and communicators — skills that have wide application in any number of fields. As the traditional journalism business continues to implode, journalism [...]

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Daily Must Reads, April 21, 2014

Lun, 21/04/2014 - 16:39
1. Aereo case will shape TV’s future (David Carr / New York Times) 2. Newspaper industry narrowed revenue loss in 2013 as pay wall plans increased (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 3. Comcast: Binge watching actually helps live TV ratings (Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat) 4. Digital Public Library of America to add millions of records to [...]

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How Three Independent News Sites Survived Their First Five Years

Lun, 21/04/2014 - 12:05
Launching a news publication online is the easy part. Paying the bills and surviving for several years is the hard part. Three of those who have evolved and survived for at least five years are La Silla Vacia, a political website in Colombia, Homicide Watch, a news and data platform in three U.S. cities, and the Texas Tribune, [...]

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How Medill Uses ‘Searchlights and Sunglasses’ in the Classroom

Lun, 21/04/2014 - 12:00
Owen Youngman, Knight Professor of Digital Media Strategy at Northwestern University has been using Searchlights and Sunglasses by Eric Newton as a textbook in his classroom. Explore his experiences as you think about texts for your next course and ways innovative forms can invigorate students’ thinking. Q&A Why did you decide to use “Searchlights and Sunglasses” in your course? Youngman: [...]

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Daily Must Reads, April 18, 2014

Ven, 18/04/2014 - 15:46
1. Big labels take aim at Pandora on royalties (Ben Sisario / New York Times) 2. After big payday for WhatsApp, more app makers resort to “growth hacking” (Jeff John Roberts / GigaOm) 3. Nearly 20% of YouTube users now pay less attention to TV, finds Google study (Jennifer Faull / The Drum) 4. Aereo [...]

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Mediatwits #118: Special Report on Drones as Google Buys Titan Aerospace

Ven, 18/04/2014 - 12:00
Recently drones have become ubiquitous in the media, and not just for executing civilians abroad. Newsrooms are using drones to go places their reporters can’t reach, and drone-deploying filmmakers are capturing what was once cost-prohibitive aerial footage.  And soon, an unmanned aerial vehicle might become your mailman when Amazon launches their drone delivery service. In Silicon Valley, Facebook and Google [...]

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Journalism & Digital Education Roundup, April 17, 2014

Gio, 17/04/2014 - 16:29
1. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt chief content officer: We should ban “digital” learning (Mary Cullinane / EdSurge) 2. Teaching adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information (Julie Coiro / Edutopia) 3. After discontinuing Semester Online, Northwestern alters online education goals (Cat Zakrzewski / Daily Northwestern) 4. Harry Potter fans made a MOOC for Hogwarts, [...]

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Daily Must Reads, April 17, 2014

Gio, 17/04/2014 - 16:14
  1. Barry Diller: Broadcasters don’t own the airwaves but they still want to stop you from watching via devices (Barry Diller / Wall Street Journal) 2. Al Franken wants Netflix CEO’s perspective on Comcast / TWC deal (Chris Welch / The Verge) 3. They may be filled with trolls, but comments still have value [...]

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Columbia’s Lede Program Aims to Go Beyond the Data Hype

Gio, 17/04/2014 - 12:25
This all began at Joe’s Coffee on the Columbia University campus one morning last spring. Mark Hansen was then teaching journalism students who didn’t know much about data or computing. I was working with engineers and skilled data people, who didn’t understand how important storytelling is to problem-solving, especially because different choices, which might seem minute [...]

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Futures Lab Update #55: Google and the News Industry

Gio, 17/04/2014 - 12:20
Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week we chat with David Gehring, who works with global alliances and partnership strategies at Google.  In our extended studio interview, Gehring recaps the various Google tools that newsrooms are using to attract, engage with and monetize their audiences. He also explains how Google’s mission aligns with [...]

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Daily Must Reads, April 16, 2014

Mer, 16/04/2014 - 15:55
1. Biz Stone: Twitter must ‘make bold choices to survive with the times’ (Harrison Weber / VentureBeat) 2. Exclusive: Automattic seeking to raise more than $100 million (Erin Griffith / Fortune) 3. We are drowning in data about readers and attention, but which metrics really matter? You won’t like the answer (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) [...]

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Oregon State Media Advisor Quits Over Public Records Dispute

Mer, 16/04/2014 - 12:05
There’s good, bad and ugly in the tale of former Oregon State University student media adviser Kate Willson. “Former,” because in January 2014 she resigned from her position at OSU after a three-month battle over an open records request she made under Oregon’s Open Records Law. Willson requested campus crime statistics and employee compensation information [...]

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In Venezuela, Data Journalism Is Taking Off

Mer, 16/04/2014 - 12:00
At the end of nine exhausting yet exhilarating days spent in three Venezuelan cities, I watched 30 journalists present the start of at least eight different data journalism projects seeking to answer important questions about the country’s challenges. Given what I saw in those presentations, it is going to be an exciting time for data [...]

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E-Books & Self-Publishing Roundup, April 15, 2014

Mar, 15/04/2014 - 15:34
1. Students reading e-books are losing out, study suggests (Annie Murphy Paul / New York Times) 2. Entitle brings Its subscription e-books To e-ink Readers, including the Nook (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 3. Spanish language e-book market comes into its own (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 4. ‘I should write a book:’ Why authors decide [...]

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Daily Must Reads, April 15, 2014

Mar, 15/04/2014 - 15:23
1. To the Snowden story system a crowning Pulitzer might have gone (Jay Rosen / Press Think) 2. Pultizer board noted Boston Globe’s use of a “range of digital tools to capture the full impact” of the marathon bombings (Joseph P. Kahn / Boston Globe) 3. The Intercept still hiring and setting up shop, editor [...]

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