Legacy Media

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The mobile streaming service Yottio aims to create the full production service at the user level. Screenshot courtesy of RJI.
Legacy Media
by Reuben Stern

This week we check out a tool that turns smartphones into mini satellite-TV trucks, and we get tips on creating a team to do graphics and data visualization. PART 1: Yottio A startup called Yottio has built a system to get live footage from multiple smartphone users directly into a studio broadcast. It also provides […] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

All four of the new titles to hit this week’s E-book Best-Seller List are by best-selling authors, like Harlan Coben and John Green, whose previous books have found broad appeal among readers. That’s hardly surprising for a best-seller list, of course, and it’s something we’ve seen before. In the cases of John Green’s 2009 novel “Paper Towns” and Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander,” […] more »

Culture
by Neal Augenstein

 The Newseum recently displayed one of reporter Neal Augenstein’s phones, as what the Poynter Institute called “an artifact of the new era of mobile-empowered reporting.” Here, he reflects on five years as an “iPhone reporter” and shares his thoughts on what’s next for mobile reporting. Five years after I put away my laptop, digital recorder, video […] more »

Legacy Media
by Patricia Aufderheide

The following opinion piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. At SXSW, PBS made a bigger splash than usual at the media/tech mecca, with seven (!) panels and three films. At the new-this-year PBS Lounge (swag, free beer, comfy couches, selfies posted direct to Net), you could meet filmmakers of […] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

It’s not always easy to tell what makes an e-book successful. Film adaptations certainly help, as does the name-recognition of a popular author with a large fan base. Those are two probable reasons why the entirety of Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” trilogy is back on this week’s list, just as the “Insurgent” movie hits theaters, and James Patterson’s “NYPD […] more »

Citizen Journalism
by Reuben Stern

This week we offer a quick recap from the 2015 South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. We also learn about a startup that enables anyone to try out the latest tech gadgets, and we hear how another startup is hoping to use mobile technology to transform democracy. PART 1: SXSWi 2015 Recap Intelligent […] more »

Legacy Media
by Susan Currie Sivek

Every month, the Magazine Media 360° audience report lands in my email inbox. I’ve always wanted to dig deeper into that intriguing spreadsheet. Finally, it’s spring break — and what else does a journalism professor do on vacation but play around with data? This report is released by MPA, the Association of Magazine Media. Its full […] more »

Legacy Media
by Susan Currie Sivek

It must be depressing to hear so many people say that your company’s business model has no future. Some magazine industry observers have recently said that the “all-you-can-read” or “Netflix for magazines” subscription model is doomed. They cite the lack of appeal of digital magazines, the missing sensory pleasure of print, and the superiority of reading […] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

Even though a new title by best-selling author Erik Larson is close on its heels, “The Girl on the Train” refuses to be unseated from the No. 1 spot it’s held on the E-book Best-Seller List for seven weeks in a row. As we’ve noted before, the title’s success comes despite being unconnected with a movie […] more »


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