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BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

John Green is having a good year. For the tenth straight week, his teen hit “The Fault in Our Stars” is No. 1 on the Digital Book World e-book bestseller list. The book has been aided by the feature film of the same name, which has grossed more than $100 million worldwide and has become one of [...] more »

#EdShift Chats
by Meagan Doll

On Tuesday, June 24, our biweekly #EdShift chat will focus on photography tips for the non-photographer. We’ll cover must-have skills and where we can find resources for them. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special guests Curt Chandler of the Penn State University, Denise McGill of the University of [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

It’s weeks like this last one where the publishing industry can really see the size and depth of Penguin Random House, the largest publisher in the world, brought together last year by the merger of what had previously been the two largest publishers in the world. This week on the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller [...] more »

Legacy Media
by Susan Currie Sivek

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series from Susan Currie Sivek on magazines and analytics. Click here for part one. Magazines have made major strides in integrating multimedia production into their existing production processes. Digital projects that used to be tacked on to print content are now, in many cases, seamlessly developed [...] more »

Legacy Media
by Susan Currie Sivek

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series. Click here for part two. For many magazines, creating multimedia to complement their print editions used to be an awkward addition to their long-refined print publication process. But today, many magazines have at last redesigned their workflows to smoothly incorporate multimedia development. Multimedia for the [...] more »

NewspaperShift
by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how the social media news agency Storyful serves up user-generated content to news organizations, and we find out how the startup Eyeris measures viewers’ emotional reactions to video content. PART 1: Storyful Storyful is a social media news agency that scans the social web to deliver verified user-generated content to news organizations [...] more »

Collaboration
by Patricia Aufderheide

At the latest Media Impact Funders (MIF) event, “Remaking Public Media,” the short- and long-term impact of public media was never far from the discussion. Synergy between legacy and social media was a mantra. Documentary photography is being leveraged successfully for social change, in projects funded by The Open Society Institute’s Documentary Photography Project. “Photography should give people [...] more »

BookShift
by Miral Sattar

I don’t know when or why I started doing it, but every time I go to a conference I almost always do a minority report and grade the diversity of the attendants that the conference brings in my head. Perhaps it’s because I’m not just a woman, but a woman of color, usually a minority group [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

A big box office weekend for the film adaptation of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” (Penguin Random House) has the e-book once again atop this week’s e-book bestseller list. It even bested the debut of Stephen King’s latest, “Mr. Mercedes” (Simon & Schuster). Notably missing from the list this week are four Amazon Publishing titles: “The [...] more »


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