Robert Scoble, a guest on this week's podcast, is well-known for this photo, from his Google+ page.
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#EdShift Chats
by Meagan Doll

On Tuesday, July 29, our #EdShift chat will focus on data visualization. Join us at 1 ET/12 CT/10 PT as we discuss the rising importance of data visualization and cover how schools can incorporate this skill into journalism education. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special guests Alberto [...] more »


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by Julie Keck

1. 1 in 3 e-books sold on Amazon are self-published (Sophie Curtis / The Telegraph) 2. Dutch courts lets e-book reseller stay online (Loek Essers / PC World) 3. HarperCollins to try bundling print and e-books with BitLit (Digital Book World) 4. Is Kindle Unlimited good for indie authors? (Mike Koslowski / Good e-Reader) 5. [...] more »

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by Julie Keck

1. Netflix passes 50 million subscribers (Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch) 2. Why digital publishers want to be in the magazine business (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 3. Here’s how many subscribers Aereo had last year (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Dutch courts lets e-book reseller stay online (Loek Essers / PC World) 5. Opinion: Forbes strategy [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Riding the juggernaut that left print behind (David Carr / New York Times) 2. CIR wants to turn investigative reporting into a weekly public radio show with Reveal (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Time.com’s bounce rate down since adopting continuous scroll (Sam Kirkland / Poynter) 4. A relaunch for The New Yorker, with [...] more »

Education
by Susan Currie Sivek

Today’s journalism and media students may produce all kinds of projects. They might code websites, develop multimedia, build devices and contribute to a huge range of collaborative efforts that require both new ways of thinking and innovative ways of working within schools’ physical spaces. I recently talked with faculty at four institutions who are creating [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How to teach Google what a story is (Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic) 2. Edward Snowden says NSA workers often pass your nude photos around the office (Chris Welch / The Verge) 3. Germany is getting a data-centric nonprofit newsroom, hoping to build new models for news (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. [...] more »

#EdShift Chats
by Amy Eisman

Co-authored with Lynne Perri President Obama’s visit earlier this month to 1776, the startup hub in downtown Washington, D.C., shined a spotlight on entrepreneurship and innovative thinking nationwide. It was a good location because the contemporary, well-lit loft that incubates and supports area startups has grown from zero to 215 members in only a year-and-a-half. [...] 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 »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How e-reading threatens learning in the humanities (Naomi S. Baron / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Quelling the controversy over technology and student testing (Gee Kin Chou / EdSurge) 3. Teaching ethics and narrative…with violent video games? (Paul Darvasi / Edutopia) 4. 4 ways big data is giving students an edge in the [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Netflix says ‘no rules’ would be better than FCC’s net neutrality proposal (Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge) 2. What do consumers hate more than TV ads? Online video commercials (Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal) 3. Nielsen partners up with Facebook to track television-viewing habits (Melissa Hellmann / TIME) 4. More details and a [...] more »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

This week we venture to New York to peek inside two organizations that are gaining traction with serious news tailored specifically for younger audiences. PART 1: NowThis News NowThis News targets young news consumers by delivering highly visual coverage via a continually expanding list of social platforms that includes Instagram, Vine and now Snapchat. We hear [...] more »

Education
by Angela Washeck

For most of us, high school was so long ago that we can hardly remember what we were taught and couldn’t even guess what high school students are learning today. Recently, I decided to pursue a teaching certificate in high school journalism and saw quickly what secondary students are learning in their journalism classes, mainly [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

John Green is having a good year. For the tenth straight week, his teen hit “The Fault in Our Stars” is No. 1 on the Digital Book World e-book bestseller list. The book has been aided by the feature film of the same name, which has grossed more than $100 million worldwide and has become one of [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Google finally gives up on its real-name policy for Google+ — but will anyone care? (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Netflix already stopped mailing DVDs on Saturdays, but you probably didn’t notice (Richard Lawler / Engadget) 3. Apple and IBM team up to push iOS in the enterprise (Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code) 4. Global [...] more »

Collaboration
by Angela Washeck

Collab/Space NYC, an event sponsored by Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and hosted by the Ford Foundation and PBS MediaShift on July 8, was all about collaboration. Representatives from organizations like NPR, Vox Media, Quartz and Facebook came together to present innovative projects, discuss their main challenges associated with emerging media tools, then hear ideas from industry [...] more »

Education
by Sydney Pead

Journalism needs to get “a seat at the table so that free press rights and free speech rights are part of the conversation” in evolving drone legislation, Matthew Waite, founder of the Drone Journalism Lab, recently told the World Editors Forum. Waite, professor of practice in the journalism program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says it’s up to [...] more »