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

In 2012, multimedia micro-blogging service Tumblr was the hub for not only viral memes, but also creative book deals. The blog-based book or “blook” is hardly new. Post Secret and Stuff White People Like kicked off the blog-to-book movement in the mid-2000s. Book deals for the Tumblr generation — Garfield Minus Garfield and Hipster Puppies [...] more »

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Location: Las Vegas, NV NMX, formerly Blog World & New Media Expo, is the first and only industry-wide conference, tradeshow and media event dedicated to providing valuable content for Bloggers, Podcasters, and Web TV producers. > Twitter > Conference website more »

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Much of the buzz in 2012 was defined by media coverage of big events, some much anticipated, some unexpected. As we drew closer to the 2012 presidential elections, news organizations engaged audiences with an unprecedented focus on social media, interactives, and Nate Silver’s math. When the London Olympics finally rolled around, NBC was swept over [...] more »

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Location: New York City, NY The Journalism School and the Mailman School of Public Health will hold a post-election seminar, “The Politics of Aging,” on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 9 & 10. The program is part of the Mailman Longevity Center’s Age Boom Academy series. Travel and hotel expenses will be provided for 20 journalists [...] more »

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Location: New York City, NY The Media App Summit is a one-day event that will teach you how to build apps within budget, maximize discoverability, and monetize content across all media platforms, reaching this growing readership. The conference unites publishers, developers, digital content strategists, editors, authors, and entrepreneurs for an extensive look into the cutting-edge [...] more »

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Location: New York City, NY Inside Social Apps NYC 2012 brings together today’s leading developers of social and mobile apps and games for a one-day summit on the future of app and game growth and monetization on mobile and social platforms. Discussions will tackle key issues and explore new opportunities facing social and mobile apps, [...] more »

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In mid-November, tension between Gaza and Israel escalated to new heights as hundreds of rockets were exchanged over the region day after day. Both the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Hamas, the political group that governs the Gaza Strip have taken the battle to Twitter, where they broadcast attack strategies, death tolls, victim photos, and [...] more »

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Location: Berkeley, California Data driven maps are an effective visual tool to communicate ideas, explain complex concepts, illustrate relationships or tell a story. The kdmcBerkeley Data Driven Maps workshop will give you essential skills needed to transform data into visually descriptive maps. This two-day workshop is a hands-on program focused on applying Geographical Information Systems [...] more »

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While collaboration can’t run on technology alone (our roundup of collaboration best practices makes the need for human planning and participation clear), tech tools definitely make working together easier today than it’s ever been before. The following websites, apps and software help journalists work together on multimedia storytelling, data visualization, and more. Please comment to [...] more »

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On November 6, Americans voiced their decisions at the polls and shared their experiences on social media. People posted a million photos to Instagram tagged with either “vote,” “ivoted,” “election,” or similar phrases, and more than 8 million people on Facebook said they voted. Click here to read entire series On Election Day, a massive [...] more »