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#EdShift Chats
by Meagan Doll

On Friday, October 24, our #EdShift chat will focus on green shoots in journalism education. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/12 p.m. Central Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time as we discuss teaching innovations that others can model and remix into their own curricula. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with [...] more »


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Can Journalism Be Built for Inclusive Community Participation?

Josh Stearns, Oct 9, 2014

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by Julie Keck

1. The Washington Post partners with student newspapers at UMD, Columbia (Nick Massella / FishBowl DC) 2. Online MOOC courses deliver Ebola health advice (Sean Coughlan / BBC News) 3. Oculus Rift virtual-reality system weighed by higher education institutions (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) 4. Michigan State launches food MOOC portal with EdCast (Roger Riddell [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Infiltrating people’s habits: How Time works to engage readers (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. BBC launches WhatsApp service in West Africa to fight Ebola (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 3. How a small experiment at The Washington Post revolutionized its content management platform (Benjamin Mullen / Poynter) 4. How did GamerGate become a lightning [...] more »

Education
by Shawn Burns

In 2011, leading global media players gathered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to discuss Advocacy Journalism in the Digital Age. Three years is a long time in the digital space (consider — Instagram was launched late 2010), but the words of the conference’s keynote speaker, Monumental Sports and Entertainment CEO Ted Leonis, could easily [...] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

On last week’s list, seven titles with price tags higher than $10 contributed to pushing the average price of a best-selling e-book up to $7.74. That figure now jumps to $8.39, as more than a third of this week’s top 25 titles cost more than $10. Three of the nine titles in that category are making first [...] more »

Business
by Reuben Stern

This week we explore examples of how two newsrooms are using the social platforms Vine and Snapchat. PART 1: Mashable + Vine Mashable has heavily experimented with the 6-second video app Vine since the app launched in early 2013. Along the way Mashable received a Shorty Award for its work on the platform and, this summer, crossed the milestone of having 100,000 followers to [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Knight Prototype Fund announces funding for 18 new projects (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. New York Times rolls out archive of vintage print ads, asks for help ID-ing them (Michael Sebastian / AdAge) 3. Netflix leads in U.S. digital video subscriptions in home and among millennials (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 4. NBC Sports [...] more »

Collaboration
by Maury Blackman

A version of this guest post originally appeared on the San Francisco Examiner website. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. A small but vibrant industry is changing the way governments, elected officials and citizens communicate. When you think about the tech industry, a lot of images are bound to pop into your head. Product [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Aereo to the FCC: Let us join the cable companies we tried to replace (Brian Fung / The Washington Post) 2. Hundreds of Dropbox logins leak, but storage service says they came from elsewhere (David Meyer / GigaOm) 3. Are journalists at risk of vicarious trauma from user-generated content? (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 4. [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. French watchdog accuses Scribd of e-book piracy (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 2. Book publishers sweep YouTube for a new wave of authors (Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg & Rolfe Winkler / The Wall Street Journal) 3. ALA confronts Adobe on e-book data gathering (Digital Book World) 4. Is e-reading to your toddler story time, or [...] more »

Business
by Gabriel Kahn

Last month, Paul Walborsky stepped down after seven years as chief executive of Gigaom. During that time, the tech site grew enormously in traffic and revenue as it expanded its business beyond just advertising. Currently, about 60 percent of Gigaom’s revenues (estimated to be around $15 million annually) come from research and 25 percent from [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Edward Snowden’s privacy tips: “Get rid of Dropbox,” avoid Facebook and Google (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 2. AJ+ hires Circa’s Chief Content Officer David Cohn (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. YouTube takes Manhattan (David Carr / The New York Times) 4. Nielsen says it screwed up — but its fix won’t help TV’s real [...] more »

Education
by Mark E. Johnson

Remix is a segment of education content on MediaShift, featuring interesting and innovative journalism assignments, courses and curricula. Writers will detail their ideas and work and, where possible, provide links and materials, so other educators can adapt them in their own programs. If you’re interested in sharing your approaches to be remixed at other schools, [...] more »

Events
by Andrew Lapin

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. President Obama publishes Medium post encouraging America’s entrepreneurs (Taylor Soper / GeekWire) 2. Christian Science Monitor plans Passcode, a cybersecurity vertical (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. New StoryBy online magazine shares most of its revenue with storytellers (Barry Levine / VentureBeat) 4. Hispanic digital-media company ‘Latin Everywhere’ formed via GoTV, Latin Anywhere merger (Todd [...] more »

Education
by Robert Hernandez

I preach diversity. It is woven throughout most of my work. I work on projects aimed to help diversify our industry and also write about trying to hold us accountable to it. But, who holds me accountable? Am I practicing what I preach? Awhile back I heard a great segment on On The Media with [...] more »