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360social tracks users' social footprintS in a neatly structured sidebar that appears in a browser. Screenshot courtesy of RJI.
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by Reuben Stern

This week we look at a tool that reassembles scattered social media fragments and a code-free way to track behavior on individual Web pages. PART 1: 360social Built as a Web browser plugin, 360social could help reporters more quickly comb through someone’s digital trail across various social media platforms. We learn how the system works […] more »


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by Julie Keck

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by Rich Bellis

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Education
by Sarah Bartlett

This week The Knight Foundation released “Above and Beyond,” a report on the future of journalism education authored by Stephens College President Dianne Lynch. The following essay by CUNY dean Sarah Bartlett was part of the report and touches on the tensions educators and administrators face but also the potential for boundary-pushing innovations.  January marked […] more »

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Free Speech
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The following piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. We all have at least one social or political issue that gets our blood boiling. The question is whether it boils vigorously enough to incite action. Of course, the majority of us vent our frustrations about these issues at the water […] more »

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Legacy Media
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Education
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Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  FEBRUARY 2015 DEADLINES Atlantic Media Fellowship Washington DC and New York City Atlantic Media offers high-achieving recent college graduates a unique […] more »