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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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Josh Stearns, Oct 9, 2014

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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 »

Mediatwits
by Fannie Cohen

In an era of instant updates and constant streams of information, the email newsletter is making a comeback. Traditional media outlets such as the New York Times and Washington Post have created unique email offerings for their subscribers to appeal to niche interests. And writers such as Rusty Foster, Maria Popova, Alexis Madrigal and Ann [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Edtech companies pledge to protect student data privacy (Charley Locke / EdSurge) 2. A MOOC that is a ‘replica of the campus version’ (Chris Parr / Times Higher Education) 3. Leading and learning for a successful digital transformation (Steve Webb / Edutopia) 4. Arne Duncan guidance calls for equal technology access across schools (Sam [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. At Condé Nast Entertainment, marketing digital video costs as much as making it (Nicole Levy / Capital New York) 2. Can Patreon’s crowdfunding platform help journalists go direct? Jesse Brown is going to find out (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. Hulu CEO mulls cutting number of ads running on Hulu Plus (Claire Atkinson / [...] more »

Education
by Katherine Krueger

In a year where firebrand journalists were hailed “disrupters” and lauded for boldly shaking up the establishment while blazing a trail for the future of online journalism, the beneficiaries have been starkly homogenous: Nearly all were male, and the vast majority were white. Due in no small part to the rise of brands like Vox, [...] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

The past several weeks have not seen particularly strong showings for Hachette on the E-book Best-Seller List, partly because of the publisher’s battle with Amazon and partly because of the steep competition from competitors, especially Penguin Random House. But this week Hachette titles are making a modest comeback, led by James Patterson’s “Burn,” which debuts at [...] more »