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by Sonia Paul

Each week, PBS MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mediashift [at] pbs [dot] org. FEATURED TRAINING THREAD […] more »


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Business
by Kathryn McManus

There is tremendous transition within the field of journalism. The number of full-time U.S. daily newspaper journalists now stands roughly at 36,700, according to the American Society of News Editors, down from 55,000 in 2008. I constantly receive calls from journalism colleagues who are in transition and grappling with how to move forward with their […] more »

Business
by Mark Glaser

On April 16, 2015, PBS MediaShift convened its sixth Collab/Space workshop, this time in Austin and focused on media metrics, analytics, and measuring impact. We had a very international group, with people from Nepal, Argentina, the United Kingdom, and more. The all-day workshop was co-produced by PBS MediaShift, the Knight Center for Journalism in the […] more »

Legacy Media
by Reuben Stern

This week we explore two examples of how archived audio content is being brought back to life. PART 1: NPR One National Public Radio’s NPR One app mixes older NPR stories with current news to provide users a steady, personalized stream of audio stories. We find out how it works from NPR’s Sara Sarasohn. Reporting […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. State of the News Media 2015 (Amy Mitchell / Pew Research Center) 2. Even podcasts have an upfront this year (Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal) 3. Yahoo introduces 18 digital series at NewFronts (Sydney Ember / New York Times) 4. Hulu sets mammoth ‘Seinfeld’ licensing deal worth nearly $180 million (Cynthia Littleton / […] more »

Business
by Martha Kang

First came the web. Then came social media. Now journalists face a new challenge on the horizon: big data. It used to be that data journalism lived in a corner of the newsroom, in the care of investigative or business reporters. But in recent years, big data has amassed at such a rate that it […] 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 awards, please use contact us at mediashift [at] pbs [dot] org to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  APRIL 2015 DEADLINES Jacque I. Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship This fellowship recognizes excellence in health or medical […] more »

Education
by Irving Washington

On Friday, the Online News Association awarded 11 projects from 13 universities $35,000 each to seed collaborative news experiments in their communities. The micro-grants are the second set from the competitive Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, which was created in 2014 to encourage journalism programs to experiment with new ways of providing news […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Subscription services for e-books: Like Netflix, like Spotify, or not at all? (Bill Rosenblatt / Forbes) 2. Which authors do subscription services benefit? (Dana Beth Weinberg / Digital Book World) 3. Ghomeshi bio to be first original title published by Kobo (Laura Godfrey / Publishers Weekly) 4. Four of the big five have new […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. What are the boundaries of today’s journalism, and how is the rise of digital changing who defines them? (Matt Carlson & Seth C. Lewis / Nieman Lab) 2. Times pushes virtual reality, video series at its ‘NewFront’ (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 3. Pinterest makes it easier for brands to post pins, buy […] more »

DigitalEd
by Jenni Sargent

Title: How to Manage, Verify Eyewitness Media on Social Instructor: Jenni Sargent, Director, Eyewitness Media Hub Photographs and videos sourced from the social web are now regularly used to report and illustrate news stories, but few media organizations have guidelines and procedures in place to help their journalists navigate the ethical and legal challenges attached […] more »

Collaboration
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.  APRIL 2015 DEADLINES Vada and Col. Barney Oldfield National Security Reporting Fellowship This fellowship is awarded to a reporter or producer […] more »

Education
by Sonia Paul

Each week, PBS MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mediashift [at] pbs [dot] org. FEATURED TRAINING THREAD […] more »

MobileShift
by Aubre Andrus

When the announcement came late last year that Instagram was now bigger than Twitter, as reported by CNBC, those who once scoffed at the photo-focused network started jumping on board. But as usual, there’s already another up-and-comer ready to take the spotlight: Snapchat. Video and images shared on Snapchat may disappear after 24 hours, but […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. When Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need public libraries? (Carlos Lozada / Washington Post) 2. The magic of ‘experiment land’ in legacy newsrooms (Katie Hawkins Gaar / Poynter) 3. How PopSugar went from zero to 14 mil. Facebook video views a month (Eric Blattberg / Digiday) 4. Cheaper […] more »

Events
by Sonia Paul

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 »