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Robert Scoble, a guest on this week's podcast, is well-known for this photo, from his Google+ page.
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MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

This week we venture to New York to peek inside two organizations that are gaining traction with serious news tailored specifically for younger audiences. PART 1: NowThis News NowThis News targets young news consumers by delivering highly visual coverage via a continually expanding list of social platforms that includes Instagram, Vine and now Snapchat. We hear [...] more »

Mediatwits
by Mark Glaser

Vox.com launched this week, the much talked-about explanatory news site headed up by former Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein. There’s been a lot of anticipation around Vox.com’s launch, and to many it seems like Vox is lodestar for a new kind of journalism that’s largely influenced by a singular editorial vision. We’ve seen other journalists [...] more »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. Smartphones and tablets have now surpassed computers as the primary way many audiences are accessing online news. In this week’s report, participants from RJI’s recent Mobile First event share how their newsrooms are placing a priority on mobile and changing the way news is gathered and delivered. TO WATCH FULL [...] more »

MobileShift
by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Each quarter, the social sharing platform ShareThis releases a report that looks at the sharing landscape — data that the company says gives “insight into what, where and how consumers share online, which is not only a true indicator of interest and intent, but also a powerful way for publishers and advertisers to drive content [...] more »

Legacy Media
by Angela Washeck

As journalists representing more than 40 countries descended upon Austin, Texas, over the weekend for the 15th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), the show clearly evolved from its roots as an academic gathering, with discussions on wearables, drones, engagement metrics, video and journalism startups. Here are a few highlights from some of the [...] more »

Mediatwits
by Claire Groden

On Wednesday, Amazon released its newest device, the $99 Fire TV, that aims to make a better set-top box for streaming video on TVs. It’s not drone delivery, but it does make the leap from offering streaming content with Amazon Prime to offering a piece of hardware that connects to the TV — putting Amazon [...] more »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week we see how Cinematique adds touch-screen interaction to video, how sensors are being employed to create new kinds of journalism and how some news organizations are shifting their thinking toward mobile audiences. PART 1: Cinematique A platform called Cinematique is making it possible for viewers of mobile video [...] more »

Global View
by Angela Washeck

Veteran journalist Andy Carvin gained fame by using Twitter for blanket real-time coverage of the Arab Spring revolutions. Based in NPR’s newsroom at the time, Carvin led one of the most memorable examples of crowdsourced reporting efforts ever seen in the industry, collaborating with sources knowledgeable about the Middle East conflict and Arabic dialects, while [...] more »

Mediatwits
by Claire Groden

On Wednesday, Pew released its eleventh annual State of the News Media report, featuring a wealth of data and analysis for journalists to chew over. The report underscored the optimism present in media this year, especially with the growth of serious digital reporting outfits. A crop of new digital outlets, such as those created by [...] more »


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