Jenny Xie

Jenny Xie is the PBS MediaShift editorial intern. Jenny is a senior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying architecture and management. She is a digital-media junkie fascinated by the intersection of media, design, and technology. Jenny can be found "blogging":http://mitadmissions.org/blogs/author/linxie for MIT Admissions, tweeting "@canonind":https://twitter.com/canonind, and sharing her latest work and interests "here":http://www.linjennyxie.com/.

by Jenny Xie

Teens are using more social media and sharing more on those platforms, says a major report from Pew Research Center. Key findings indicate social media-using teens are not very concerned about third-party access to their data on the sites, are more likely to use a range of social media sites if they have a large [...] more »

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Typically, web content flows from a website into social media and mobile apps. NowThis News, founded last September by veterans of Huffington Post, anchors its content in its mobile apps. Original videos, in digestible lengths and narrated by young voices, stem from iOS and Android apps and flow to a minimal website and the network’s [...] more »

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The level of people’s political participation online in 2012 has increased since 2008 — with 72 percent of all Americans participating in at least one activity, such as posting links to political stories or following elected officials, according to the latest Pew Research Center report on civic engagement. But one thing hasn’t changed: Those with [...] more »

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Two blasts near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon Monday left the city in shock and frenzy. Soon after, disheartening on-the-ground tweets, photos and videos were shared throughout the social web. In the early hours, these updates served to inform the entire world of the horror and tragedy transpiring through the streets of [...] more »

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Responsive web design — where “one design fits all devices” — continues to gain momentum. Dozens of responsive sites have popped up, and a recent post on Idea Lab from Journalism Accelerator outlined how and why media sites should go responsive. Click on the image for the entire series. But hold your horses. Despite the [...] more »

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This morning, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) released the 10th annual State of News Media report. To little surprise, digital operations continue to dominate change in the news media, creating opportunities and posing challenges on every front — from advertising to content strategy, user experience to social media. According to [...] more »

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Education technology — “Edtech” — has become an area of intense innovation and debate — with topics like Massive Open Online Courses, coding for kids, and tablets constantly attracting attention and sparking debate every day. But how are teachers and students responding to the constant influx of new digital tools? The latest Pew Research Center [...] more »

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The tragic and shocking Newtown school shooting last December reinvigorated an urgency to discuss various facets of gun violence in America. The media responded, focusing coverage on the history of mass shootings, the state of gun ownership and violence in the U.S., developments around gun policy, as well as follow-up on the aftermath of Newtown, [...] more »

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Location: Laguna Niguel, California The upcoming D: Dive Into Media conference will delve into the extraordinary changes the media business is undergoing in every sector — from television and film, to music and publishing. The battles waged between devices and screens and the ever evolving business and financial models. Bringing you to the frontlines, D: [...] more »

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On the morning of Monday, January 21, Barack Obama was sworn in ceremonially as the 44th president of the United States, opening up a full day of festivities on Capitol Hill. Some speculated that this year’s inauguration would be a bore when compared with the historic scale of the crowd four years ago. News organizations [...] more »