Technology

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Virtual reality, a spotlight of SXSW, will continue to influence the way humans interact with digital content. Screenshot courtesy of RJI.
Citizen Journalism
by Reuben Stern

This week we offer a quick recap from the 2015 South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. We also learn about a startup that enables anyone to try out the latest tech gadgets, and we hear how another startup is hoping to use mobile technology to transform democracy. PART 1: SXSWi 2015 Recap Intelligent […] more »

Business
by Kimberly Selden

PBS MediaShift’s Collab/Space events have been a huge hit. Previous Collab/Space events have taken place in New York City, Chicago and Washington D.C.. We’re continuing this trend by bringing together another diverse group of participants, including entrepreneurs, journalists, technologists, designers, marketers and investors to collaborate in Austin. PBS MediaShift is joining forces with the Knight Center […] more »

Business
by Simon Owens

Members of the Washington, D.C. tech scene who frequent its various happy hours and networking events, may have recently noticed a new addition to the crowd, a woman named Lalita Clozel. Clozel, a 2013 University of Pennsylvania grad who moved to D.C. to intern for outlets like the LA Times and OpenSecrets.org, was hired last […] more »

AdvertisingShift
by Danny Sullivan

This post originally appeared on Medium and is used here with permission. I can’t speak with any authority about why GigaOm suddenly ran out of money. But I’ve already seen the rumblings about what it may mean for other tech and vertical publications. Are they also likely in trouble? I’d submit if they’ve taken lots […] more »

Culture
by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how The New York Times quickly morphed a viral story into a successful mobile app, and we see how Project Syria uses virtual reality to immerse the audience in the news. PART 1: Single-story apps Efforts to tailor content specifically for smartphones has given rise to freestanding mobile apps inspired by […] more »

Culture
by Tanya Schevitz

There is an old lesson that often reverberates through my head; one that says that when you are old and your kids are grown and out of the house, you aren’t going to remember how clean the bathroom was or that all the dishes were always washed and put away. You are going to remember […] more »

Culture
by Reuben Stern

This week we get tips on what works when delivering news via mobile devices, and we check out a new app designed for remixing content. PART 1: Mobile insights As part of Al Jazeera’s Research & Development lab, the recently launched app AJ+ serves as an ongoing experiment in ways to deliver news via smartphones. […] more »

Legacy Media
by Jess Duda

NEW YORK — “We don’t wake up thinking we’ll set the agenda,” said David Reiter, vice president of newsgathering at ABC News. What does set the agenda? These days it’s social media. Rieter offered the caveat that social platforms are one of many story leads for ABC News. It is “an input, not the decision-making […] more »

Business
by Hank Green

This guest post originally appeared on Medium. In the last 10 years, YouTube has become so ubiquitously mainstream that the phrase “mainstream media” is obsolete. So on this arbitrary occasion, I feel a bit of an obligation to write down some of the history of the technology, the platform, the content, and the culture. Basically […] more »


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