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by Jefferson Yen

The Super Bowl is getting more digital every year. Recently, the NFL inked a deal with Google that would show official NFL clips on YouTube. On Sunday, you’ll be able to watch highlights live from the game in your search results if you search for the Super Bowl. According to Max Willens at International Business […] more »


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Much like newspapers and magazines, comics have made the jump to digital. The leap has been just as precarious. The business side of the comics business is something that doesn’t get discussed nearly as much as it should and that can cause some stumbling blocks — particularly for creators striking out on their own. Discovery […] more »

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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 »

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by Dan Reimold

Marcelo Rochabrun, the outgoing editor-in-chief of the Daily Princetonian at Princeton University, recently declared in a goodbye letter to readers: “It’s hard being a student journalist at Princeton these days.” The chief challenge he said “Prince” staffers regularly face is criticism and even threats from fellow students — not administrators, alumni, faculty or nearby community members, […] more »

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The following piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. So you are a film student or filmmaker and you’re interested in telling a story that will stay with your audience beyond the “fade out.” Let’s say you want a webisode to go viral. Or, a couple of years ago, you […] more »

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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 »

Education
by Aaron Chimbel

At most universities, students are required to take English composition courses, and at many others speech and/or foreign language classes are also required. Yet in the debate about teaching code in journalism programs, code is often reduced to a shiny toy. If we value clear writing and the ability to communicate clearly with a wide […] more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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It’s easy to understand why newspapers are concerned about advertising dollars moving toward the web when you consider that advertising accounts for nearly 70 percent of revenue in the news industry. And more of that money is expected to migrate to digital in the coming year. But Advance Media – parent company of the New […] more »

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by Rich Bellis

Two of the Big Five publishers to have recently regained agency e-book pricing from Amazon began setting their own prices on some titles a little over a week ago, but that shift doesn’t seem to have registered yet on the best-seller list. Macmillan finds itself without any e-books within the Top 25 for a third week in a row, and […] more »

Europe
by Geoffrey King

This opinion piece originally appeared on the CPJ blog. The U.K. prides itself on its commitment to free expression, but the latest revelations of surveillance of journalists and calls by Britain’s prime minister, David Cameron, to ban secure messaging belie the country’s drift toward a more restrictive environment for the press. The revelations further underscore […] more »

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1. “How To Cover Money” podcast to be hosted by Mark Remillard, Michelle Maynard (via the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism) 2. Amazon launches Kindle Textbook Creator to help schools turn PDFs into digital books (Paul Sawers / VentureBeat) 3. Upgrading America’s skills: Highlights from 2015 State of the Union (Tony Wan […] more »