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7 Lessons Learned by the Mediatwits Podcast, as We Go on Hiatus

Ven, 06/06/2014 - 12:05
We’ve had a great run so far with our weekly Mediatwits podcast, with 124 great episodes on topics as varied as personal brand journalism to the dominance of cats online. And our guests and regulars have been a diverse group, including Ana Marie Cox, Felix Salmon, Monica Guzman, Andrew Lih, Douglas Rushkoff, Andrew Sullivan, Emily [...]

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J-School Hackathon at UNC: Coverage, Video, Photos and More

Ven, 06/06/2014 - 12:02
The Journalism School Hackathon that the Reese News Lab and PBS MediaShift hosted last weekend brought together journalism students from all over the country to tackle challenges of the media industry. We’ve rounded up a great collection of photos, video, coverage and a fantastic Storify from Reese News Lab. Did we miss anything? Please add it [...]

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A Rising Model for Newsrooms at the Innovation News Center at Florida

Ven, 06/06/2014 - 12:00
Matt Sheehan is the director of the Innovation News Center in the College of Journalism & Communications at the University of Florida. EducationShift talked with Sheehan about how the center hopes to make itself a model for existing and emerging newsrooms across the country. Q&A How did the center get started? Matt Sheehan: The Innovation News Center has [...]

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Journalism & Digital Education Roundup, June 5, 2014

Gio, 05/06/2014 - 17:09
1. Going Google: Lessons learned from rolling out 1200 Chromebooks (Brandon Phenix / EdSurge) 2. Will MOOCs undermine top business schools, or help them? (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Podcast: Copyright in online education (Doug Lederman / Inside Higher Education) [AUD] 4. Online Smithsonian courses show MOOC market may be a [...]

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Daily Must Reads, June 5, 2014

Gio, 05/06/2014 - 17:09
1. You can’t break copyright by looking at something online, Europe’s top court rules (David Meyer / GigaOm) 2. Just like Comcast did, Verizon says Netflix is slowing its own streams (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Who’s going to buy the New York Times’s new opinion app? (Robinson Meyer / New York Times) 4. Xbox [...]

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You Are What You Recommend: Publishers Must Be Vigilant with ‘Related Links’ Revenue

Gio, 05/06/2014 - 12:05
The following is a guest post from Yaron Galai, the CEO of Outbrain. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Content discovery has become essential to publishers in recent months, and it’s worth exploring the reasons behind its explosive growth and near universal adoption and the dangers that publishers face when abusing the format by [...]

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Futures Lab Update #62: Putting Google Glass to the Test

Gio, 05/06/2014 - 12:00
Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week, we find out what Google Glass is really like as a reporting tool. Over the past several months, a team of capstone students at the Missouri School of Journalism attempted to cover a variety of news and feature situations with the face-mounted device to determine whether [...]

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Digital Book World E-book Bestsellers; Week Ending 5-31-14

Gio, 05/06/2014 - 12:00
As the Amazon-Hachette contract negotiations drag on — negotiations that both sides believe will be drawn out — Hachette e-books continue to make an appearance on the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list, but for how long? First off, Hachette titles on the list today may be slipping oh-so-slightly. All three on the list this week lost [...]

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Daily Must Reads, June 4, 2014

Mer, 04/06/2014 - 15:46
1. CNN to double digital politics staff for 2016 (Erik Wemple / Washington Post) 2. Commenters hate HuffPost’s new Facebook-only commenting system (Sam Kirkland / Poynter) 3. Kickstarter simplifies its rules and lowers the barrier for project acceptance (Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch) 4. 2015: The year there will be more cellular connections than people (Kevin [...]

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J-School Hackathon at UNC Emphasizes Collaboration, Entrepreneurial Spirit

Mer, 04/06/2014 - 12:05
During the last weekend in May, PBS MediaShift produced its first annual Journalism School Hackathon, co-produced and hosted by the Reese News Lab at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The following is one of four pieces recapping the event. “Go for big, hairy, audacious ideas,” said Robyn Tomlin, speaking [...]

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Finding Gold: Inside the J-School Hackathon

Mer, 04/06/2014 - 12:00
During the last weekend in May, PBS MediaShift produced its first annual Journalism School Hackathon, co-produced and hosted by the Reese News Lab at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The following is one of four pieces recapping the event. “So … how should we begin?” That was the first [...]

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Finding Friends Among the Competition at the J-School Hackathon

Mer, 04/06/2014 - 12:00
During the last weekend in May, PBS MediaShift produced its first annual Journalism School Hackathon, co-produced and hosted by the Reese News Lab at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The following is one of four pieces recapping the event. When I stood up and began walking to the front [...]

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E-Books & Self-Publishing Roundup, June 3, 2014

Mar, 03/06/2014 - 16:38
1. Hachette chief leads book publishers in Amazon fight (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 2. Barnes and Noble will stop selling audiobooks July 1st (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Self-published authors learn to market to libraries (Henrietta Verma / Library Journal) 4. Publishers talking innovation, few new ideas (Rich Bellis / Digital Book [...]

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Daily Must Reads, June 3, 2014

Mar, 03/06/2014 - 16:32
1. FAA weighs letting film, TV industry use drones (Andy Pasztor / Wall Street Journal) 2. As TV time-shifting grows, networks move toward getting paid for 7 ad days instead of 3 (Jeanine Poggi / AdAge) 3. Ukrainian fact-checking site spots fake photos in social media (Lydia Tomkiw / Nieman Lab) 4. Amazon and a [...]

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The Amazon/Hachette Battle and Why It’s Great to Be a Self-Published Author

Mar, 03/06/2014 - 12:03
After a fantastic BEA (Book Expo America), I’ve been digesting the whole Amazon/Hachette battle. I’ve basically come to the conclusion that it’s an incredible time to be a self-published author. The first thing that surprised me is that so much has been misreported about the Amazon/Hachette battle. Amazon and Hachette are negotiating their contract terms [...]

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3 Questions for Forbes’ Mark Howard About Native Advertising

Mar, 03/06/2014 - 12:01
Native advertising is still a much embattled practice, with some struggling to define practices, others declaring it a temporary fix, or still more seeing it as a work in progress. No matter which way you see it, it’s here now. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Forbes Chief Revenue Officer Mark Howard [...]

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Daily Must Reads, June 2, 2014

Lun, 02/06/2014 - 17:12
1. The art and science of data-driven journalism (Alexander Howard / Tow Center) 2. Virtual newsroom: Getting journalism done in a digital age (Sandra Oshiro / Poynter) 3. A global study of user-generated content in TV and online news output (Tow Center) 4. The anxieties of big data (Kate Crawford / The New Inquiry) 5. [...]

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#EdShift chat: Using Social Media Ethically

Lun, 02/06/2014 - 12:00
On Friday, June 6, our biweekly #EdShift chat will focus on how to avoid ethical minefields when using social media in news. We’ll cover questions of accuracy and verification, as well as inclusivity, participation and how to teach key principles in classes. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special [...]

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Classroom into Newsroom: 9 Steps to a Multimedia Class Project

Lun, 02/06/2014 - 12:00
Like many of you, I embrace the guide-on-the-side model for teaching vs. the sage-on-the-stage version. That’s why each spring, about five weeks into the semester, my Writing and Editing for Convergent Media course at American University transforms from a classroom into a newsroom, complete with assigned roles, Google spreadsheets, closed Facebook groups and ethical issues [...]

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Daily Must Reads, May 30, 2014

Ven, 30/05/2014 - 17:04
1. LeVar Burton gets $2 million via Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow (Sam Thielman / AdWeek) 2. Turkey sentences Twitter user to jail for blasphemy (AFP / Yahoo News) 3. Here’s how 7 news orgs manage their Twitter and Facebook accounts (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. MIT Technology Review launches tiered subscription plan [...]

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