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Education
by Sonia Paul

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.  MAY 2015 DEADLINES International Reporting Project Fellowships The International Reporting Project (IRP) is now accepting applications for reporting fellowships on nuclear […] more »


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Advancing Journalism Innovation, One Fellowship at a Time

Meg Dalton , Apr 17, 2015

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Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Twitter has a short-term Periscope problem and a long-term media mess (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. The Upshot uses geolocation to push readers deeper into data (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Vice TV network has already sold 3 years’ worth of ad time, CEO says (Nat Ives / Advertising Age) 4. Twitter data […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Tor and Bitlit offer discounted e-books to print-book owners (Cory Doctorow / BoingBoing) 2. President Obama unveils plan to give 10k free e-books to low-income kids (Kwame Opam / The Verge) 3. Want to succeed in self-publishing? Watch the money (Drucilla Shultz / Publishers Weekly) 4. How to make multi-channel publishing profitable (Hal Robinson […] more »

BookShift
by Simon Owens

For awhile it probably seemed to some friends and family that Rebecca Faith Heyman had pursued an expensive degree at NYU without any intention of actually using it. She did her undergraduate and graduate degrees there, both in English, and while many of her classmates secured internships at the big publishers and magazines, Heyman spent […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. The Internet mapmakers helping Nepal (Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic) 2. ‘Our demand is simple: Stop killing us’ (Jay Caspian Kang / New York Times) 3. Apple pushing music labels to kill free Spotify streaming ahead of Beats relaunch (Micah Singleton / The Verge) 4. Campaign coverage via Snapchat could shake up the 2016 […] more »

Culture
by Patricia Aufderheide

TFI Interactive, Games for Change, and Storyscapes this year were, as in the past, wildly stimulating and provocative experiences at the Tribeca Film Festival. But I found myself wondering if in the interactive space, we’re ready to get a little definition on what we’re talking about. For instance: Is there anything we can’t call interactive? At […] more »

Education
by Katherine Reed

What are the must-teach fundamentals of journalism? Put ten instructors in a room and you’ll get ten different answers to that question. You would hear about accuracy. Data skills. Verification know-how. News-gathering and editing skills across platforms. Strong writing. Social media agility. An understanding of audiences and metrics. Cross-cultural sensitivity. Another fundamental skill is worthy […] more »

Events
by Sonia Paul

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 »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. What the failed Time Warner merger means for us all (S. E. Smith / Salon) 2. House reaches bipartisan deal to end NSA domestic phone spying (Ken Dilanian / Talking Points Memo) 3. Pulitzer-winning paper used online tool from Northwestern’s Knight Lab (John Carpenter / Chicago Tribune) 4. Networks use drones to cover Nepal […] more »

AdvertisingShift
by Jefferson Yen

Our news consumption is becoming increasingly mobile according to Pew’s annual State of The News Media report. Americans are now turning to their phones and tablets to catch up on the news. More people are visiting news sites like the New York Times on mobile than on their desktops. More than 75 percent of the […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Cronkite students develop transit app for Apple Watch (via Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication) 2. Columbia’s 8th group of Spencer Education Journalism Fellows (via Columbia Journalism School) 3. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to acquire Scholastic’s Educational Technology & Services Business for $575m 4. K-12 librarians’ roles shift to meet digital demands (Carol […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. FBI slammed on Capitol Hill for ‘stupid’ ideas about encryption (Patrick Howell O’Neill / Daily Dot) 2. Google and Facebook are our frenemy. Beware (Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. Twitter […] more »

Education
by Deb Wenger

Everywhere you looked at the Journalism Interactive conference in Columbia, Mo., you ran smack dab into the news audience. By my way of thinking, it’s about time. The setting for former NPR and Twitter exec Vivian Schiller’s keynote looked a little like a comedy club with its brick wall and dramatic spotlight, and she got […] more »

Business
by Ranvir Gujral

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. On the first day of the F8 Facebook Developer Conference this year, Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the event by talking about data. Over the past year, the use of Facebook’s […] more »

Business
by Kathryn McManus

There is tremendous transition within the field of journalism. The number of full-time U.S. daily newspaper journalists now stands roughly at 36,700, according to the American Society of News Editors, down from 55,000 in 2008. I constantly receive calls from journalism colleagues who are in transition and grappling with how to move forward with their […] more »

Business
by Mark Glaser

On April 16, 2015, PBS MediaShift convened its sixth Collab/Space workshop, this time in Austin and focused on media metrics, analytics, and measuring impact. We had a very international group, with people from Nepal, Argentina, the United Kingdom, and more. The all-day workshop was co-produced by PBS MediaShift, the Knight Center for Journalism in the […] more »