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Culture
by Sonia Paul

Here’s a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  OCTOBER 2014 DEADLINES Webby Awards The Webby Awards honor the best of the web, from multimedia to digital journalism to interactive publishing [...] more »

Culture
by Jessica Clark

Inside the Oculus Rift headset, I’m acutely aware of my breathing. A farm landscape whizzes by as I swivel my neck, and then speed towards an icon with the push of a joystick. With a click, I’m on the back of a truck, staring down a herd of pixelated stampeding cattle. Is this journalism? Judge [...] more »

Culture
by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The Online News Association’s annual conference gives us a good glimpse of the industry — where it’s been, where it’s going, what we need to watch and who the big players are. This year, the conference focused heavily on technology and data, with editorial projects and even the upcoming elections being largely bypassed. We’ve put [...] more »

Culture
by Jaron Gilinsky

August 2014 was a horrific month for freelance journalists. We are still mourning the loss of our colleagues, James (Jim) Foley and Steven Sotloff, Americans who entered Syria to report on the country’s violent civil war. Both were talented journalists who focused their reporting on the human rights abuses of Syrian civilians. But in their [...] more »

Business
by Julie Posetti

In partnership with the Paris-based World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA Research Fellow Julie Posetti reports on the sixth trend in our Trends in Newsrooms 2014 series. Read the other installments here: Part one, part two, part three, part four, and part five. The high-profile and unexpected departure earlier this year of two of the world’s top women editors [...] more »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how today’s audiences interact with information; how The Upshot approaches data explanation; and how an app called Newsbeat hopes to change audio news. PART 1: Audience insights from ASNE/APME/APPM Product development and audience behavior were two key areas of emphasis at last week’s combined gathering of the American Society of News Editors, Associated Press Media [...] more »

Culture
by Ted Spiker

Attending a wedding in Ireland several years ago, Mark Little saw fellow guests looking at their phones, as they learned that Michael Jackson had died. Soon, the group was dancing to Thriller as a tribute to the late star. That dance, Little said, happened 15 minutes before the Los Angeles Times had even officially announced [...] more »

Culture
by Josh Stearns

Digital journalism has made possible some incredible storytelling in recent years. Visually stunning reports on issues as diverse as gun violence, environmental disasters, and surveillance have brought stories to life on the screen. Increasingly, however, journalists are experimenting with innovations that move journalism off the screen and into people’s hands. This spring RadioLab did a [...] more »

Mediatwits
by Fannie Cohen

With media consumption moving inexorably toward mobile, the experience for getting news on a mobile is fragmented. Every news outlet has its own app, but who wants to open them all every morning? Enter the aggregated news apps, which have gone from Flipboard, Zite and Trove to Yahoo News Digest (born as Summly), NYT Now, [...] more »


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