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by Andrew Ford Lyons

The following is a guest post. See more information about MediaShift guest posts here. In this post I’m going to bang on a rather popular drum: Journalists need to know how encryption works … and use it. It’s a statement that’s common among digital security experts. The Rory Peck Trust, where I work, focuses on freelancers, [...] more »

by Amelia Senter

Fresh off last year’s successful and invigorating Collab/Space workshop in Atlanta, we’re bringing Collab/Space to New York City. This year’s event is hosted at the Ford Foundation’s beautiful headquarters on the east side, on July 8. The focus of the event is fostering innovation from within, and the workshop will hone and highlight the work [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalism innovation lab may be ‘game-changing’ (Rem Rieder / USA Today) 2. Google launches new courses in programming with Udacity (Gregory Ferenstein / VentureBeat) 3. EdX CEO on the future of online learning (Rahim Kanani / Forbes) 4. Can MOOCs lure international students to US colleges and universities? (Charlie Tyson / Inside Higher Ed) [...] more »

by Steve Fox

“Teach it!” For three days last weekend, about 100 educators from around the world gathered at the Poynter Institute for the annual Teachapalooza conference. Now in its fourth year, the gathering is a chance for educators to gather to talk about teaching techniques and new tools and share ideas and philosophies. Right off the bat, [...] more »

by Angela Washeck

No one can deny the ubiquitous nature of sensors. They are everywhere (even when we’re not aware of them), whether in the form of radar trackers, satellite imagery, biochips or drones. Simultaneously, the popularity of data journalism is rising and sensors will become a vital device for collecting, sifting through and interpreting data that journalists [...] more »

by Sarah Slobin

Back in February, I wrote about my plans for a “data-driven device-centric story-form agnostic multimedia project” for my class at West Virginia University.  The J-School’s first experimental journalism class was also my first chance to walk students through an untraditional approach to building a story, a process that has been at the heart of my [...] more »

by Margaret Looney

Journalism changes at a rapid speed, and universities struggle to keep pace. The system for updating curricula is often so bureaucracy-laden that by the time a new journalism tool or skill makes it into the classroom, the next big thing has already been trending on Twitter for months. In an effort to bridge this gap, [...] more »

by Patricia Aufderheide

At the latest Media Impact Funders (MIF) event, “Remaking Public Media,” the short- and long-term impact of public media was never far from the discussion. Synergy between legacy and social media was a mantra. Documentary photography is being leveraged successfully for social change, in projects funded by The Open Society Institute’s Documentary Photography Project. “Photography should give people [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Top 10 schools to major in journalism (Russell Westerholm / University Herald) 2. New government data sheds light on online learners (Devon Haynie / US News) 3. Via tablet or smartphone, learning with MOOCs (Kit Eaton / New York Times) 4. How relationships make or break a low-income #edtech classroom (Margina Parker / EdSurge) [...] more »

by Jim Flink

“The more we venture into the unknown, the higher the risk, the greater the chance of failure. As in science, though, experiments are not really failures if you learn from them.” – Searchlights and Sunglasses:  Field Notes from the Digital Age of Journalism Risk and reward.  Success and failure.  Progress and lethargy. Too often in [...] more »