Tag: cellphones

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. More schools relax their policies on cellphones, iPads (Columbus Dispatch) 2. California experiments with free, open-source textbooks (The Atlantic) 3. Schools adopting ‘Bring your own device’ policies (Press-Enterprise) 4. Why distance learning and digital education are the latest fashion in education (Huffington Post) […] more »

by Mark Glaser

SAN FRANCISCO — I am at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center right down the hill from where I live in Potrero Hill. Yes, it is “Bike to Work Day” today in San Francisco, but I couldn’t bike down in nice clothes. So I split the difference and walked most of the way here. The […] more »

by Sokari Ekine

Over the past couple of months I have been following a new African news portal, Africa News, the latest in the 12-year history of African online news media. Africa News goes much further than previous attempts to create online news communities serving Africa; the site includes content submitted by locally based citizen journalists who use […] more »

by Jennifer Woodard Maderazo

A few weeks ago I told you about the perpetuation of print newspapers here in Spain, and in that post I mentioned the fact that you don’t see a whole lot of laptops being used on the streets of Barcelona or Madrid. One might think that this is an indication of a lack of love […] more »

by Hilary Powell

Mark Glaser is traveling this week, but we’re happy to have students from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University filling in again as special guest bloggers. They were in a class studying “locative media,” a new form of journalism that tells stories via cell phones based on your location. Lojo Connect, our ten-week […] more »

by Joyce Chang

Mark Glaser is traveling this week, but we’re happy to have students from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University filling in as special guest bloggers this week. They are in a class studying “locative media,” a new form of journalism that tells stories via cell phones based on your location. This is the […] more »

by Amy Lee

Mark Glaser is traveling this week, but we’re happy to have students from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University filling in as special guest bloggers this week. They are in a class studying “locative media,” a new form of journalism that tells stories via cell phones based on your location. If you’ve ever […] more »

by Jennifer Woodard Maderazo

Last May on MediaShift, we wrote a series of articles about a new microblogging tool called Twitter, which was just beginning to gain visibility among the digerati. At that time, many bloggers were still on the fence as to how useful the service really was. Many thought it was a waste of time. Others just […] more »

by Mark Glaser

From time to time, I’ll give an overview of one broad MediaShift topic, annotated with online resources and plenty of tips. The idea is to help you understand the topic, learn the jargon, and take action. I’ve already covered blogging, citizen journalism, hyper-local news and other topics. This week I’ll look at the mobile web. […] more »

by Jennifer Woodard Maderazo

Here at MediaShift, we have had some less than perfect experiences with mobile devices and the Internet. Earlier this year, Mark wrote a manifesto about what would make for a smarter smartphone. And last summer I grumbled about the bad time I was having with my new smartphone. The Treo 680 was under-delivering in the […] more »