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Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. A.C.L.U. and Human Rights Watch say surveillance programs hurt news coverage (Sydney Ember / New York Times) 2. NPR One delivers a curated public radio stream for the smartphone era (Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch) 3. First Look Media changes course on “digital magazines” (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. HBO pushes web expansion as [...] more »

Must Reads
by Angela Washeck

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.  July 2014 Deadlines Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability National Center on Disability and Journalism The award honors [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. 1 in 3 e-books sold on Amazon are self-published (Sophie Curtis / The Telegraph) 2. Dutch courts lets e-book reseller stay online (Loek Essers / PC World) 3. HarperCollins to try bundling print and e-books with BitLit (Digital Book World) 4. Is Kindle Unlimited good for indie authors? (Mike Koslowski / Good e-Reader) 5. [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Netflix passes 50 million subscribers (Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch) 2. Why digital publishers want to be in the magazine business (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 3. Here’s how many subscribers Aereo had last year (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Dutch courts lets e-book reseller stay online (Loek Essers / PC World) 5. Opinion: Forbes strategy [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Riding the juggernaut that left print behind (David Carr / New York Times) 2. CIR wants to turn investigative reporting into a weekly public radio show with Reveal (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Time.com’s bounce rate down since adopting continuous scroll (Sam Kirkland / Poynter) 4. A relaunch for The New Yorker, with [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How to teach Google what a story is (Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic) 2. Edward Snowden says NSA workers often pass your nude photos around the office (Chris Welch / The Verge) 3. Germany is getting a data-centric nonprofit newsroom, hoping to build new models for news (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. [...] more »

Events
by Angela Washeck

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to promote [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How e-reading threatens learning in the humanities (Naomi S. Baron / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Quelling the controversy over technology and student testing (Gee Kin Chou / EdSurge) 3. Teaching ethics and narrative…with violent video games? (Paul Darvasi / Edutopia) 4. 4 ways big data is giving students an edge in the [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Netflix says ‘no rules’ would be better than FCC’s net neutrality proposal (Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge) 2. What do consumers hate more than TV ads? Online video commercials (Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal) 3. Nielsen partners up with Facebook to track television-viewing habits (Melissa Hellmann / TIME) 4. More details and a [...] more »


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