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

2 ore 49 min fa
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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Publishers: Mobile-First Isn’t Enough

Mar, 15/04/2014 - 12:41
The following is a guest post. See more information about MediaShift guest posts here. While many are waiting for “the year of mobile” to finally arrive, that very idea may have already become passé. As comScore revealed in its new research, “although smartphones have been in the hands of consumers for a long time, these [...]

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#EdShift Chat: How to Hack Your Curriculum

Mar, 15/04/2014 - 12:00
On Friday, April 18, our bi-weekly #EdShift chat will focus on helping educators “hack the curriculum” with experiments. The special guests will include first-round winners of the recent Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The chat will take place on Twitter at the #EdShift hashtag at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. It will be [...]

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8 Digital Tools Every Journalist Should Try

Mar, 15/04/2014 - 12:00
When Charlie Beckett asked me to join the Polis journalism conference this week at the London School of Economics and Political Science, he showed the depth of his university by asking a surprisingly practical journalism question for a school ranked No. 2 in the world in the research-laden “communication and media studies” field. Beckett wanted to know about the newest [...]

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Daily Must Reads, April 14, 2014

Lun, 14/04/2014 - 16:23
The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Courtney Cowgill. 1. Why do journalists hate new journalism startups? (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 2. Alaska newspaper sale: a second look at money, logic behind purchase (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 3. Glenn, Intercepted: Pierre Omidyar’s quarter billion dollar journalism project seems to have [...]

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How Scripps College at Ohio Uses School-Wide Competition to Build Media Entrepreneurship

Lun, 14/04/2014 - 12:00
Coauthored by Andy Alexander As attention to media entrepreneurship builds in journalism programs nationwide, we are using a competition at Ohio University to help students envision a future as creators and builders. Now in its second year, our Scripps Innovation Challenge asks students to solve real industry problems and stoke their startup fire along the way. Drawing [...]

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Daily Must Reads, April 11, 2014

Ven, 11/04/2014 - 16:32
1. CNNx lets you watch only the news you care about (Richard Lawler / Engadget) 2. The IMPRESS Project’s plans for press regulation (Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk) 3. YouTube, once TV’s enemy, tries to show how it drives viewers to TV shows (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Amazon acquires digital comic book store Comixology (Greg [...]

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Mediatwits #117: Personal Brand Journalism on the Rise as Vox Launches

Ven, 11/04/2014 - 12:00
Vox.com launched this week, the much talked-about explanatory news site headed up by former Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein. There’s been a lot of anticipation around Vox.com’s launch, and to many it seems like Vox is lodestar for a new kind of journalism that’s largely influenced by a singular editorial vision. We’ve seen other journalists [...]

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Digital Book World’s Top 10 E-book Bestsellers; Week Ending 4-5-14

Gio, 10/04/2014 - 17:55
“Divergent” is this year’s runaway top bestselling e-book in the U.S. — but it’s not the best-selling e-book this week. (In the UK, at the London Book Fair, the buzz around HarperCollins is about why “Divergent” is selling comparatively well abroad.) The juggernaut has been stopped and sits at No. 2 on the Digital Book World [...]

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Journalism & Digital Education Roundup, April 10, 2014

Gio, 10/04/2014 - 16:22
1. Journalism needs the right skills to survive (Howard Finberg / Poynter) 2. Webb: Journalism schools need to make the ‘degree matter more’ (Justine McDaniel / American Journalism Review) 3. J-school students inadvertently cause school lockdown during videography project (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 4. EdTech companies abroad reap financing, analysis says (Sean Cavanagh / Education [...]

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Daily Must Reads, April 10, 2014

Gio, 10/04/2014 - 15:56
1. Automattic, steward of WordPress, snaps up Longreads (Brad Stone / Businessweek) 2. “Journalism is aggregation” (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court rulings (Daren Butler / Reuters) 4. The Heartbleed hit list: The passwords you need to change right now (Mashable) 5. Journalism needs the right skills to survive [...]

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