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Cameras aloft. A scene from the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protests. Photo by Timothy Karr.
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by Tim Karr

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. While Feidin Santana and Ramsey Orta are hardly household names, these men played pivotal roles in one of the most important civil rights stories of the our time. They made […] more »

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by Julie Keck

1. Blended learning research: The seven studies you need to know (Michelle Davis / Education Week) 2. Ivy League stiffs its female profs (Samantha Allen / The Daily Beast) 3. The big business of online education (D. Frank Smith / EdTech) 4. New research shows free online courses didn’t grow as expected (Anya Kamentz / […] more »

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by Julie Keck

1. Netflix doesn’t want to kill HBO: It wants to kill TV (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Rooster Teeth plays the video game (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 3. Changes coming to the Times’ mobile portfolio (via New York Times) 4. The evolution of money: Every device will become a vehicle for commerce (Dan Rowinski / […] more »

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by Julie Keck

1. The eternal return of BuzzFeed (Adrienne LaFrance & Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic) 2. 100B messages and 500M users say push still works — for messages that matter (John Koetsier / VentureBeat) 3. Capital to become POLITICO New York as parent company sets expansion plans (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 4. Inside Disney’s […] more »

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by Sonia Paul

Here’s a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  APRIL 2015 DEADLINES Chancellor Award Columbia Journalism School The John Chancellor Award, founded in 1995, is presented each year to a reporter with […] more »

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by Julie Keck

1. Nate Silver to Vox: Stop stealing our charts! (Dylan Beyers / Politico) 2. What USA Today Sports learned covering the Final Four on Periscope and Snapchat (Tanya Sichynsky / Nieman Lab) 3. Telecom industry sues to overturn net neutrality (Ryan Knutson & Thomas Gryta / Wall Street Journal) 4. How to beat Apple’s 30% […] more »

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by Julie Keck

1. Twitter is pushing celebrities and publishers to stop using Meerkat (Josh Constine & Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 2. Behind Time Warner chief’s ‘cord-cutter’ pitch (Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal) 3. The truth about Black Twitter (Donovan X. Ramsey / The Atlantic) 4. TV industry faces its ‘ketchup’ moment: ‘Mobile is now the first […] more »

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by Julie Keck

1. Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron on journalism’s transition from print to digital (via Washington Post) 2. BuzzFeed blows up its own editorial guide, deletes post about advertiser (Elliot Hannon / Slate) 3. YouTube to video makers: Join our subscription service or go somewhere else (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Five grant-making lessons from […] more »

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by Julie Keck

1. Top journalism students to lead in-depth marijuana report at ASU (via ASU News) 2. Three ways to improve technology-assisted learning (Matt Candler / Medium) 3. How can we really get more women into tech? (Suw / Finding Ada) 4. Do j-school classes have a diversity problem? Ask the students (Aeman Ansari / J-Source) 5. […] more »


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