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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 »

EducationShift
by Dan Reimold

Late last month, the University of Tampa planned to kick the Minaret student newspaper out of its longtime newsroom, relocating the staff to a nearby office that is much smaller and without a few of the current amenities. The school’s rationale: a separate administrative team needs the newsroom space more than the paper nowadays. Fortunately, […] more »

Legacy Media
by Sonia Paul

The Pulitzer Prizes, which were announced April 20 at Columbia Journalism School, are considered the highest honors in journalism. Given the industry’s financial crisis and the influx of online-only outlets into the news ecosystem, the fact that legacy news outlets — as opposed to digital outlets — won a large majority of the awards underscores the […] more »

Law & Ethics
by Tom Kent

This post originally appeared on Medium. News organizations are experimenting increasingly with robot journalism, using computer programs to transform data into news stories, or news stories into multimedia presentations. Most uses of robot journalism have been for fairly formulaic situations — company earnings reports, stock market summaries, earthquake alerts and youth sports stories. But inevitably, […] more »

Free Speech
by John Dick

The following piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Columbia University President Lee Bollinger told Bloomberg recently that he believes we need international standards on freedom of the press. He said that the U.S. is the most protective of expression and free speech of any nation. When “Freedom of the […] more »

Education
by Simon Owens

Rebecca Lim first realized that the kidnapping of Hannah Graham, the 18-year-old University of Virginia student who went missing on Sept. 13, had become a national story when she began receiving emails and phone calls from major media outlets. “I had CNN calling me,” Lim, the editor of the Cavalier Daily, UVA’s campus newspaper, told […] more »

Business
by Jefferson Yen

Big changes may be in store for your local alternative weekly. Last week, Voice Media Group announced it was exploring “new strategies for its publishing assets,” including their sale or acquisition. The circulation numbers for alt-weeklies aren’t looking good. Alt-weeklies face many of the same problems that print publications do – mainly that ad revenues […] more »

EducationShift
by Dan Reimold

Marcelo Rochabrun, the outgoing editor-in-chief of the Daily Princetonian at Princeton University, recently declared in a goodbye letter to readers: “It’s hard being a student journalist at Princeton these days.” The chief challenge he said “Prince” staffers regularly face is criticism and even threats from fellow students — not administrators, alumni, faculty or nearby community members, […] more »

AdvertisingShift
by Jefferson Yen

It’s easy to understand why newspapers are concerned about advertising dollars moving toward the web when you consider that advertising accounts for nearly 70 percent of revenue in the news industry. And more of that money is expected to migrate to digital in the coming year. But Advance Media – parent company of the New […] more »


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