Tag: blogs

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Nearly 80% of college students can’t figure out QR codes (Digital Trends) 2. Verizon to take on Netflix with web video service (Reuters) 3. Oregon court deems blogger “not a journalist,” imposes $2.5 million judgment (Seattle News) 4. iPhone could be used by police to take fingerprints in […] more »

by Roland Legrand

Curation seems to be the big buzz word in journalism and online content these days. It’s also an area that’s generating a lot of product innovations. New services such as Keepstream, Storify, Storyful and Qrait are jumping into the space, aiming to offer new tools to help people curate web and social media content. Curation […] more »

by Katie Donnelly

Last month, KQED News in San Francisco dramatically expanded the scope of its news coverage with a new website, an increase from six to 16 local radio newscasts and the addition of eight news staffers, including six producers/reporters, a developer and a social media specialist. Its expansion will continue over the next several months (look […] more »

by Mark Glaser

5Across is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. As newspapers and magazines have cut staff in the shift to digital, arts critics find themselves with less sure footing when it comes […] more »

by Roland Legrand

Media professor and writer Clay Shirky recently wrote about The Collapse of Complex Business Models on his blog. That post was in turn inspired by Joseph Tainter’s 1988 book, “The Collapse of Complex Societies.” Shirky wrote: When the value of complexity turns negative, a society plagued by an inability to react remains as complex as […] more »

by Nick Mendoza

The biggest night in movies is two days away, and everyone has an opinion as to who will win an Oscar. While there isn’t a proven formula that can tell us which film is going to win, a closer look at social media such as blogs and Twitter can provide some interesting perspective as to […] more »

by Simon Owens

Paul Testa recently checked his voicemail and listened to a message from a hospice worker who lives in a conservative district of Ohio. He’d never met or spoken to this person before, but the worker reached out because Testa seemed like the right person to receive some important, inside information about the health care system. […] more »

by Mike Rosen-Molina

Recently, Cardinal Sean Brady of Ireland called on Irish Catholics to spread positive prayers via Twitter, texting or email. It’s nothing new to see religious leaders using new media to try to energize their congregations or for religious adherents to use Internet technology to connect with others of similar faith. (Mark Glaser has written previously […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Mr. Powers: How would you like to cover the biggest story in the world today? Johnny Jones: Give me an expense account and I’ll cover anything. There has always been a touch of glamour associated with foreign correspondents, able to live in far-away lands and report on wars and strife, as in the Alfred Hitchcock […] more »

by Alfred Hermida

Blogs have become part of the editorial furniture of most news sites. In the U.S., 95% of the top 100 newspapers feature reporter blogs. So it seems appropriate to include blogging in the curriculum of journalism schools. For the past couple of years, my students at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism have written blogs […] more »