Tag: apps

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 »

by Sarah Juckes

How do you write? Are you a pen and paper person? Or are you a jot-down-ideas-on-your-phone writer? For those of you on the lookout for nifty bits of tech to help you with everything from planning to writing the novel, here are some useful apps the team at CompletelyNovel have tried and tested with authors [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Columbia student paper plans to drop daily print edition (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 2. What MIT learned from Mongolian teenager who aced a MOOC (Jeffrey R. Young / Slate) 3. Mark Cuban’s foray into the #edtech industry (Katrina Stevens / EdSurge) 4. Chrome smashing: Creating the inconceivable (Beth Holland / Edutopia) 5. [...] more »

by Meredith Broussard

Let’s say that you’re a historian in 2064 and you want to look at the New York Times for a view of how journalists represented celebrity fashion in the early 2000s. You could pull images of the pages of newsprint that hold Oscar photos, but what you’d really want is to see the Times’ 2014 [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. HBO GO technical troubles mar True Detective finale (Alex Fitzpatrick / TIME) 2. Popular Facebook page headed to television (Sam Byford / The Verge) 3. NYT Now is a mobile news platform with a dedicated staff curating stories (Sarah Silbert / Engadget) 4. With Medium, Evan Williams is tackling the future of writing online [...] more »

by Claire Groden

For Facebook’s tenth birthday, the social platform gave itself a new app: Paper. The app — not to be confused with a disgruntled app of the same name — promises a revolution in the way that users interact with content. While the current Facebook newsfeed features a melange of status updates, baby pictures, shared news [...] more »

by Amy Schmitz Weiss

New years and new semesters give educators the opportunity to review past courses and identify ways to change and improve them. In 2014, improvement can pave the way for innovation. If you think innovation requires a lot of resources and money, my experience has shown you can do more with less. You can take small [...] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle, Chelsea Stuart, Kacie Yearout, Kelsey Merriam. This week the RJI Futures Lab brings together a few of its best segments related to mobile reporting to give you ideas for producing news via smartphone. PART 1: Apps for mobile reporting Amid an ever-increasing number of options, we identify five of [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why journalists can still trust anonymous search tool Tor (Lauren Kirchner / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Paid apps aren’t dead – but they’re on life support (Christina Warren / Mashable) 3. Charting diversity among tech directors (Nitasha Tiku / Gawker) 4. BuzzFeed president: “We feel strongly that traditional media has given up on young [...] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

Advertising innovation can frequently just mean different shapes of ads in print, or extra bangs and whistles online to grab attention, or even a social media blitz to promote a brand. But the Irish Times wanted more. So, with its second annual startup challenge, it insisted on discovering completely new ways to raise money from advertising. [...] more »