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Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Emily Bell’s 2015 Hugh Cudlipp lecture (via Guardian) 2. Andrew Sullivan is quitting blogging (Joshua Benton / NiemanLab) 3. Future of news: News vs. noise (James Harding / BBC News) 4. Tumblr takes on Medium with upgrades to its writing interface and more (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch) 5. Super Bowl halftime: Katy Perry to […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. The ethics, hurdles, and payoff of advising an online student newspaper (David Cutler / Edutopia) 2. The folly of banning Yik Yak on school campuses (Ted Scheinman / Pacific Standard) 3. Journalism school dean: The First Amendment ends at insulting Mohammed (via Hot Air) 4. ​Will digital accessible books improve reading for students with […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Snowden documents: Canada’s CSE tracks millions of downloads daily (via CBC News) 2. One week of harassment on Twitter (via Feminist Frequency) 3. The news website that’s keeping press freedom alive in Egypt (Leslie T. Chang / Guardian) 4. The Guardian completes its relaunch w/ global release of redesigned site (Ben Woods / The […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. CityShelf makes it more difficult to skip Amazon, buy at indie bookstores (Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits & Pixels) 2. Self-publishing info sessions for indie authors (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 3. IMLS will award $154.8 million to states to improve library services (via Library Journal) 4. How much can a self-publisher make? (David […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Sundance: Vimeo, Indiegogo launch partnership (Dave McNary / Variety) 2. Reporters Committee partners with INN as a media law resource for nonprofit news organizations (via Investigative News Network) 3. Conde Nast unveils branded content shop powered by editors (Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal) 4. NFL video highlights — and more — come to […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. BBC launches Taster to incubate content, technology ideas (Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter) 2. The war on leaks has gone way too far when journalists’ emails are under surveillance (Trevor Timm / Guardian) 3. Sling TV, Dish’s $20 web TV service, rolls out today. Here’s what it’s like (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. […] more »

Must Reads
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.  JANUARY 2015 DEADLINES Pulitzer Prizes Columbia University The Pulitzer Prize awards achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. Deadline: January 25, […] more »

Education
by Sonia Paul

Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the 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.  Featured Fellowship Donald W. Reynolds Fellowship Columbia, MO or remote The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. The Upshot: Where the New York Times is redesigning news (Mark Wilson / Fast Company) 2. This is what happens when the White House does a YouTube interview (Jaime Fuller / Washington Post) 3. How PAPER Magazine’s web engineers scaled their back-end for Kim Kardashian (SFW) (Paul Ford / Medium) 4. Vice News debuts […] more »


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