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by Julie Keck

1. Closing the gaps in local news (Josh Stearns / Medium) 2. Welcome to the Twitterloin, where tech-savvy cool meets gritty hood (Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune) 3. The next stage in the battle for our attention: Our wrists (Jack Riley / Nieman Lab) 4. Buffer takes Pablo, its words-on-an-image service, out of beta (Roberto Baldwin […] 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.  FEBRUARY 2015 DEADLINES Society of Professional Journalists Awards The Society of Professional Journalists has various awards for professional to collegiate journalists for excellence […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. This is how you sell books in the digital age (Carey Dunne / Fast Company) 2. Are indie authors to blame for lack of meaningful e-book data? (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Why reading on a screen is bad for critical thinking (Naomi S. Baron / Huffington Post) 4. The problem with fixed […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Here’s how 6 news orgs are thinking about Snapchat (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. Twitter Oscar numbers drop, but TV ratings sink much lower (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Buzzfeed unveils its next step for growth in San Francisco (Ruth Reader / Venture Beat) 4. Is Twitter going to beat Linkedin at becoming […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Egypt jails activist-blogger for five years (via BBC News) 2. Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar (Andrew Pulver / Guardian) 3. Ken Silverstein reportedly quits First Look, blaming “management’s incompetence” (Paul Carr / Pando Daily) 4. Feminist writers are so besieged by online abuse that some have begun to retire (Michelle Goldberg / Washington […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Local newspapers are hoping online radio can be a growth area (Joseph Lichterman / Neiman Lab) 2. Upworthy says native advertising is working better than expected (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. The Times Company announces board nominees with web credentials (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 4. James Hamblin: A fresh perspective for health […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Gender gaps in journalism classes and newsrooms concern students (Antara Sinha /  USA Today) 2. Uncovering security flaws in digital education products for schoolchildren (Natasha Singer / New York Times) 3. Digital ‘slavery simulation’ game for schools draws ire, praise (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) – Subscription 4. Digital skills crisis looming in UK, […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Letting your kids play in the social media sandbox (Nick Bilton / New York Times) 2. White House names DJ Patil as the first US Chief Data Scientist (Jessi Hempel / Wired) 3. What user-created content for virtual reality will look like (Signe Brewster / Gigaom) 4. YouTube content chief says growth accelerating despite […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. NYT Magazine kicks off redesign with new ethics podcast (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. How Google determined our right to be forgotten (Julia Powles & Enrique Chaparro / Guardian) 3. Debating the rules and ethics of digital photojournalism (via New York Times) 4. How Mic turned Tumblr into a big traffic driver (John McDermott […] more »


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