Tag: big data

by Julie Keck

1. How e-reading threatens learning in the humanities (Naomi S. Baron / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Quelling the controversy over technology and student testing (Gee Kin Chou / EdSurge) 3. Teaching ethics and narrative…with violent video games? (Paul Darvasi / Edutopia) 4. 4 ways big data is giving students an edge in the [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google has received 75,000 ‘right to be forgotten’ requests, is receiving 1,000 more every day (William Turvill / The Press Gazzette) 2. FCC receives more than 677,000 comments on net neutrality proposal (Ted Johnson / Variety) 3. How some news orgs use time zones to their advantage to operate 24/7 (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The New Yorker alters its online strategy (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Dean Baquet’s first digital initiative: Adding editors (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 3. Amazon angles to attract Hachette’s authors to its side (David Streitfeld / New York Times’ Binary Bits) 4. Singapore passes Pirate Bay-blocking anti-piracy law (Torrent Freak) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The art and science of data-driven journalism (Alexander Howard / Tow Center) 2. Virtual newsroom: Getting journalism done in a digital age (Sandra Oshiro / Poynter) 3. A global study of user-generated content in TV and online news output (Tow Center) 4. The anxieties of big data (Kate Crawford / The New Inquiry) 5. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New York Times internal report painted dire digital picture (Myles Tanzer / BuzzFeed) 2. Free Press’ Timothy Karr on protecting net neutrality (92nd Street Y) 3. FCC votes for Internet “fast lanes” but could change its mind later (Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica) 4. Europe: Digital companies demand new Google anti-trust probe (Channel NewAsia) [...] more »

by Meredith Broussard

For the third installment of her Educational Thought Leader series, Arcadia University education professor Kira J. Baker-Doyle and I had a conversation about a data journalism project that uses big data to uncover inequality in Philadelphia public schools. Baker-Doyle is the author of The Networked Teacher: How New Teachers Build Social Networks for Professional Support. Our [...] more »

by Cathy O'Neil

This all began at Joe’s Coffee on the Columbia University campus one morning last spring. Mark Hansen was then teaching journalism students who didn’t know much about data or computing. I was working with engineers and skilled data people, who didn’t understand how important storytelling is to problem-solving, especially because different choices, which might seem minute [...] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week we chat with David Gehring, who works with global alliances and partnership strategies at Google.  In our extended studio interview, Gehring recaps the various Google tools that newsrooms are using to attract, engage with and monetize their audiences. He also explains how Google’s mission aligns with [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Digital First Media hopes to transform culture of ‘newspaper factories’ (Sam Kirkland / Poynter) 2. The secret to having a successful paywall around your news is simple: community (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. Net neutrality petition gets a million signatures (Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge) 4. Facebook uses data to charm advertisers (Reed [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The FCC will monitor peering fights to ensure innovation prevails (Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOm) 2. Journalists offer different perspectives on what to do with audience data (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. With social media’s rise, the pulpit isn’t just the President’s anymore (Ashley Parker / New York Times) 4. Twitter co-founder Ev Williams raises [...] more »