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Education
by Peg Achterman

Each semester, many of us ship our students outward toward internships. We hope they are headed to places that will treat them with respect, to managers who will teach them, to environments where they can learn the business and get a sense of what they want to do and what they don’t want to do. I’ve [...] more »


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by Julie Keck

1. Why we need a global paywall (Matthew Taub / Medium) 2. Cable, Twitter picked up #Ferguson story at a similar clip (Paul Hitlin & Nancy Vogt / Pew Research) 3. A federal court rejects Aereo’s request to argue it’s a cable company (Brian Fung / The Washington Post) 4. Why it’s smart of the [...] more »

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by Julie Keck

1. That’s not #funny: Higher ed’s least clever Twitter accounts (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Colleges expand into mobile content management (Steve Zurier / EdTech Magazine) 3. Intermediate level projects with Scratch: Random shapes on demand (Dylan Ryder / Edutopia) 4. A snapshot of kids’ language and literacy apps (Anna Ly [...] more »

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by Julie Keck

1. Why Atlantic Media is funding a social platform for sharing links, one at a time (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 2. Fandor and Festival Scope change video-on-demand (Brad Schreiber / Huffington Post) 3. Startup that places women in tech jobs plans journalism vertical (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 4. Mobile traffic surpasses desktop for top [...] more »

Free Speech
by Javier Garza

The delegates, journalists and observers gathered at the recent meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council were focused on a noble purpose: promoting freedom of the press and the security of journalists worldwide. But at the same time they were at a loss to answer one basic question: Why is violence against the press [...] more »

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by Julie Keck

1. Twitter to suspend accounts of anyone tweeting graphic images of journalist’s alleged execution (Siraj Datoo / BuzzFeed) 2. How Reddit created the world’s largest dialogue between scientists and the general public (Simon Owens) 3. Al Jazeera America’s problem: It’s a cable operation built for a pre-digital age (Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. [...] more »

Culture
by Faraz Sanei

On July 31, a prominent Iranian journalist tweeted, “Saba’s mother has now joined Twitter.” Saba’s mother Akram Mohammadi, had just given an interview about her daughter Saba’s agonizing 65 days of pretrial detention at an unknown location. Unidentified security officials had arrested Saba Azarpaik, a Tehran-based journalist, on May 28. A few hours later, the Twitter account linked [...] more »

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by Reuben Stern

This week we get an inside look at one media organization’s successful digital strategy. New York Public Radio, which operates WNYC in New York City, is among the leading innovators in the public media system both for on-air programming and for a forward-looking approach to digital. We visited their office and sat down with Thomas Hjelm, executive [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. 1,000 European authors sign open letter to Amazon over e-books (Carolyn Kellogg / LA Times) 2. Inkshares looks to marry the old with the new (Clare Swanson / Publishers Weekly) 3. Blurb branches out to low-cost trade books, e-books and mass distribution via Ingram (Jackie Dove / The Next Web) 4. 10 truths about [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How St. Louis’ alt-weekly is covering the chaos in Ferguson (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. The newest important person in newsrooms: audience-development czars (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 3. Simple.tv now lets you share your DVR recordings with your cord-cutting friends (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 4. How Deca is taking a collaborative approach to longform [...] more »

Business
by Angela Washeck

Matt McAlister, who serves as director of digital strategy at Guardian Media Group, had a vision for collaborative, crowdfunded journalism that would facilitate two different kinds of communities. That vision has become Contributoria, which allows independent writers to pitch stories that are supported by people who like their ideas. And the finished result ends up not [...] more »

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by Julie Keck

1. View of #Ferguson thrust Michael Brown shooting to national attention (David Carr / The New York Times) 2. In exposing followers, Medium fails readers (Selena Larson / ReadWrite) 3. The problem with the police’s plea to ‘Tweet Smart’ (Monica Guzman / GeekWire) 4. Reddit, Imgur and Twitch team up as ‘Derp’ for social data [...] more »

Education
by Meagan Doll

Though “9/11 Stories: The Children,” an iBook produced by Rutgers University, began as an ordinary conversation between two seasoned journalists, the multimedia package consists of all but ordinary conversations. The iBook comes after a 9/11 Project course was offered in the spring of 2011, first imagined by former Rutgers professor Ron Miskoff and New Jersey Press Association [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Peretti: Deleted BuzzFeed posts were created before company chose to become journalistic (Will Oremus / Slate) 2. How social media freed reporters Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly from Ferguson police (Brian Fung / The Washington Post) 3. Racist content forces Thought Catalog to put barriers between contributors and Twitter (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) [...] more »

Mediatwits
by Fannie Cohen

There’s something upside-down about broadband Internet service in the U.S., the country that helped invent the Internet. Americans in cities are paying more for slower Internet access — both at home and on mobile — than other parts of the developed world, according to a report last year from New America Foundation. And recently, Zach [...] more »

Events
by Angela Washeck

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to promote [...] more »