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by Dena Levitz

There’s no shortage of great journalistic content being produced right now. From video interviews to longform writing to entirely reimagined storytelling vehicles, journalistic creativity and heft are at a high. But how do you pay for it? Legacy media operations are still tinkering with their business models to incorporate new and old revenue streams in […] more »

BookShift
by Jenny Shank

On a sunny September day in Boulder, Colo., a group of librarians from the Boulder Public Library parked a bright orange, book-filled tricycle in front of Alfalfa’s Market and lofted a sturdy sun umbrella over it to shade the curious who approached to investigate. They offered free books and temporary tattoos (“I ♥ the Boulder […] more »

Legacy Media
by Angela Washeck

Last week, PBS MediaShift and the Poynter Institute produced a great symposium, “Truth & Trust in the 21st Century: Journalism’s Role in Telling the Story of Violence in Chicago.” The event was sponsored by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the Gannett Foundation and PR Newswire. It featured a conversation about […] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

Lee Child’s new Jack Reacher thriller “Personal” nudges Gayle Forman’s “If I Stay” out of the No. 1 spot that the young adult title has held for the past five weeks on the e-book bestseller list. That’s only a coup in a limited sense, though, as both books are published by Penguin Random House, which has roundly bested its competitors when it comes to […] more »

BookShift
by Sarah Juckes

How do you write? Are you a pen and paper person? Or are you a jot-down-ideas-on-your-phone writer? For those of you on the lookout for nifty bits of tech to help you with everything from planning to writing the novel, here are some useful apps the team at CompletelyNovel have tried and tested with authors […] more »

Legacy Media
by Melanie Stone

When it comes to covering crime, journalists walk a fine line. Reporters and community members alike must figure out how to tell stories, distribute content, inform citizens and address violence in what Poynter’s Kelly McBride considers a new media ecosystem with so many outlets and so many voices. How do you tell deeper stories with […] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

The top seven e-book bestsellers this week are from Penguin Random House, the world’s largest publisher and its largest producer of bestselling books. Nearly half of the top 25 bestselling e-books are Penguin Random House. Gayle Forman’s “If I Stay” held the No. 1 spot for a fifth straight week after it dethroned John Green’s “The […] 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 »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

With Labor Day just around the corner, it’s probably safe to say that this summer belonged to Penguin Random House, at least when it comes to the season’s bestselling e-books. Just after John Green’s hit “The Fault in Our Stars” ended its 12-week run at the top of the E-book Bestseller List (and to be fair, it’s still selling briskly […] more »


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