Tag: media

by Emily Saltz

Speech-to-text software has gotten pretty mainstream these days. The most common use is voice commands, especially with mobile devices. Many smartphone owners have had the experience of articulating hostilely into a 1-millimeter smartphone microphone, trying — and expecting — to be understood. While there are still enough voice command errors to inspire sites like whysiriwhy.com [...] more »

by Samantha Harrington

It can be easy to say, “I’m a reporter. I’m just going to interview and write. YOU better figure out how to make sure we have enough money so I always have a job.” But there comes a time when you have to take responsibility for all that. Embrace the math Reese News Lab Associate [...] more »

by Lisa Gardner

For more than 70 years, one fixture of Mongolian life was not unlike that of its closest neighbors. During the Soviet period, the sole source of information in the then-satellite state was the state-run Mongolian National Broadcaster. Twenty years on, and Mongolians now enjoy access to a growing media market. High-speed Internet and more than [...] more »

by Anika Anand

Why study your audience? Simply put, without audiences there would be no media. In other words, a news outlet can’t exist without an audience. A few weeks ago, I read a blog post written by Texas Tribune fellows Jake Batsell and Tim Griggs about how they’re studying the Tribune’s audience. In my still-evolving job description [...] more »

by Matt Stempeck

Vox Media, the parent company behind tech website The Verge, gaming site Polygon, and sports site SB Nation, is a hybrid media and technology company that tightly integrates its coverage with internal software development. They produce original reporting on these topics, but they also produce software products to support that reporting. Internally, their product team [...] more »

by Rafat Ali

Starting up a news site has become the easiest thing in the world over the last decade, but building a long-lasting media company from scratch is among the hardest tasks in startupland. Having worked on a couple of these myself, I’ve always believed one of the most underrated barriers to entry for a media startup [...] more »

by Lincoln Pennington

The second screen is a new and exciting place for the media. Everyone is scrambling to figure how to best utilize it and engage users there. Research shows that a growing number of people are using multiple screens at once. The entertainment industry has latched onto this idea. Movies, television shows and live broadcasts are [...] more »

by Lincoln Pennington

Recently, Reese News Lab students have conducted experiments in living without a smartphone and social media. But because the lab is working on a project on producing media for mobile devices, I thought it was time that someone tried a computer blackout. I’d give up my laptop for a day, navigating the UNC campus with [...] more »

by Samaruddin Stewart

Sam Stewart is researching the best new tools to detect photo manipulation. Photo: Steve Castillo News visuals have always possessed a unique ability to capture, inform, and engage an audience. And, with the proliferation of digital photography in the past years, there are now more newsworthy photos and videos being created than ever before. However, [...] more »

by Chris Herwig

If it’s a clear day on Monday, [GeoEye’s satellites](http://geoeye.com/CorpSite/products/earth-imagery/geoeye-satellites.aspx) will capture incredible imagery of President Obama’s second Inauguration and make them available for use by members of the media. These images will be transmitted back to Earth in near real-time and, expanding from GeoEye’s approach for the 2009 Inauguration, released as interactive web maps produced [...] more »