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by Jess Duda

Across industries, data scientists are the hot and scarce commodity to help organizations collect, clean, and analyze the growing sea of “big data.” Journalism has an acute need for data analysis, especially to monetize cutting-edge features and keep large, powerful institutions accountable. But data scientists don’t come cheap, and the media industry is still hobbling through [...] more »


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Education
by Erica Salkin

Common Core. There are few phrases quite as controversial in K-12 education today as the name of this nationwide initiative. Launched in 2009, Common Core is a set of national standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy intended to enhance college and career preparedness as well as bring all states in line with international benchmarks. [...] more »

#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 »

EducationShift
by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

When I first asked an educator friend to explain the Common Core standards to me, she said, “It boils down to agreements on what kids should learn and when.” Sounded simple to me. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-based set of educational standards covering what children should learn in math and English [...] 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 »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Whisper: The anonymous app that isn’t so anonymous after all (John McDermott / Digiday) 2. Turkish journalist briefly detained for tweets in first ‘reasonable doubt’ raid (via Hurriyet Daily News) 3. The other reason the TV guys are moving to the Web (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Boston’s WBUR wants to build a new [...] more »

Mediatwits
by Fannie Cohen

Podcasting is quickly becoming a breeding ground for inventive content creators and radio producers striking out on their own. The medium has ebbed and flowed in popularity and presumed viability since its creation, but is having a heyday as key figures from radio are crossing over, striking out on their own, and even making money. [...] more »

Must Reads
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 »