Technology

Panelists discuss how journalists can make money through audience engagement and crowdfunding. Photo by students from Oklahoma
From left to right: Judy Walgren, Phil Bronstein, Irene Noguchi, and Cristi Hegranes (photo credit, Susana Bates/Drew Altizer Photography).
Free Speech
by Kara Murphy

Global Press Institute Executive Director Cristi Hegranes, who oversees 135 women journalists in 26 countries, says commitment to training journalists is an easy sentence to utter but a really difficult reality to create. Hegranes told this to a crowd of more than 80 tech and journalism influencers who gathered at The St. Regis Hotel in […] more »

Legacy Media
by Jefferson Yen

For some time, Facebook has been in an elaborate dance with large news publishers, hoping to sweep their content off publishers’ sites and onto Facebook. While publishers have been wary of giving up control, many signed up for the new Instant Articles feature on Facebook’s iOS app, helping load their content quickly instead of the […] more »

Business
by Andrew DeVigal

OPB’s John Sepulvado recently interviewed me for a story on robo-journalism. The piece led with The Upshot’s “Best and Worst Places to Grow Up,” a dynamically written story which I also wrote about a couple of days of before. In both, I shared my excitement about how technology is evolving as a tool to help […] more »

Legacy Media
by Sonia Paul

The 2015 Pew State of the News Media report, released on April 29, verifies what many media analysts have been saying for some time: mobile, if not the present, is the future of news. But, at the same time, just because the mobile platform has emerged as the frontrunner in the race to capture audience […] more »

Business
by Martha Kang

First came the web. Then came social media. Now journalists face a new challenge on the horizon: big data. It used to be that data journalism lived in a corner of the newsroom, in the care of investigative or business reporters. But in recent years, big data has amassed at such a rate that it […] more »

Business
by Jefferson Yen

In recent years, as wearable technology has become increasingly popular people have been waiting for Apple to introduce their version, which will start shipping today. It’s still too early to tell whether or not the Apple Watch will be revolutionary in the way that the iPod or iPhone were — or more of a Newton-like […] more »

Business
by Aisling Niestroy

In an age where everyone is struggling for clicks and page views, what are the meaningful metrics that can help media makers and strategists gauge real impact? Media leaders, thinkers and entrepreneurs gathered for Collab/Space Austin last Thursday, April 16, 2015 for a hands-on, day-long workshop devoted to this very question. The event was co-produced […] more »

Business
by Reuben Stern

This week we look at three crowdfunding platforms to help you decide which to use; then we see how an app called Shuffle gives users stories the people around them are reading. PART 1: Picking a crowdfunding platform Several online tools have made it easy to ask for money to support any endeavor. We evaluate […] more »

Business
by Cindy Royal

Innovation took the stage at the 16th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) April 17-18 in Austin, Texas. ISOJ has a long-standing reputation for bringing together the best and brightest of digital media professionals and scholars. Led by the force of nature that is Rosental Alves, this conference has become known for high-quality networking […] more »


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