Culture

A breakout at a previous Collab/Space in Atlanta. The next event is Nov. 6 in DC.
Strata Hadoop World 2014 Job Board
Culture
by Jess Duda

Across industries, data scientists are the hot and scarce commodity to help organizations collect, clean, and analyze the growing sea of “big data.” Journalism has an acute need for data analysis, especially to monetize cutting-edge features and keep large, powerful institutions accountable. But data scientists don’t come cheap, and the media industry is still hobbling through [...] more »

Business
by Nicholas White

A few months ago, noted investor Marc Andreessen proclaimed his bullish-ness about the state of the news industry, predicting it would grow 100 times. It was a nervy claim to make, in a time when snackable content is all the rage and virality is the most coveted status in media. So no one was surprised [...] more »

Mediatwits
by Fannie Cohen

Hashtag activism, sometimes derisively called “slacktivism,” has become de rigueur as more people use social networks to spread memes, gather signatures and raise awareness of important issues. But the practice has also come under scrutiny because it might take the place of more real-world action; most often, hashtag activism doesn’t lead to protests in the [...] more »

Culture
by Angela Washeck

Two years ago, the Pew Research Center reported that more than a third of social media users have used networking sites to post their own thoughts or comments on political and social issues. Simultaneously, nearly 20 percent of those polled said social networking sites were so powerful that their personal views on a political issue [...] more »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

This week we find out why the founder of the startup SpokenLayer sees value in turning text stories into audio files, and we learn how WNYC expanded its mobile app to include personalized playlists. PART 1: SpokenLayer While several technologies have come (and gone) that automatically create audio or video files from text, the startup SpokenLayer has [...] more »

Culture
by Stephen J. A. Ward

The creation of a global and open media ecology that is online and offline, as well as professional and amateur, has undermined a prior professional consensus on the content of journalism ethics. There is scarcely a principle or concept that is not up for debate, from who is a journalist to whether reporters should be [...] more »

Mediatwits
by Fannie Cohen

Blended learning is a hybrid mix of online and in-class teaching intended to boost student engagement and bring learning into the 21st century. This method encourages collaboration, discussion and in-person learning in lieu of the traditional lecture format. Teachers integrate technology into the course with online management systems such as Blackboard or Moodle, which provide [...] more »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

This week we visit BuzzFeed to find out how the staff creates Internet-friendly content that ricochets across social media. Launched in 2006 as an experiment in making things go viral, BuzzFeed has since ballooned into a media empire that will continue expanding thanks to another $50 million in outside investment. The site attracts millions of visitors every month [...] more »

Culture
by Mark Glaser

For too long, most local media outlets have taken the same approach to covering violence in their communities: If it bleeds, it leads. But what about the context, the whole story, the deeper story? What about long-term trends in violence? How do you show that? With so many new digital tools, data journalism and citizen [...] more »


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