Tag: chicago

by Barbara Iverson

Online News Association (ONA) is the cool kids’ conference when it comes to journalism. One way it builds that cachet is the access it gives to those who can’t make it in person, either to all the sessions or to the conference at all. ONA was the first of the journalism organizations to embrace a “digital first”  […] more »

by Julie Keck

One of the first things David Cohn of Circa said during his keynote talk at Collab/Space Chicago last week was “you will feel like a manic-depressive” when launching a startup. The Collab/Space Chicago crowd, which included hopeful startup presenters, journalists, media pros, and J-school elites chuckled, but everyone in the room knew there was some […] more »

by Angela Washeck

Last week, PBS MediaShift and the Poynter Institute produced a great symposium, “Truth & Trust in the 21st Century: Journalism’s Role in Telling the Story of Violence in Chicago.” The event was sponsored by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the Gannett Foundation and PR Newswire. It featured a conversation about […] more »

by Melanie Stone

When it comes to covering crime, journalists walk a fine line. Reporters and community members alike must figure out how to tell stories, distribute content, inform citizens and address violence in what Poynter’s Kelly McBride considers a new media ecosystem with so many outlets and so many voices. How do you tell deeper stories with […] more »

by Mark Glaser

For too long, most local media outlets have taken the same approach to covering violence in their communities: If it bleeds, it leads. But what about the context, the whole story, the deeper story? What about long-term trends in violence? How do you show that? With so many new digital tools, data journalism and citizen […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Hyper-local publishing chains have tried and failed so many times that it’s hard to keep track of them all. The biggest flame-out of late was Patch, bought out by AOL and expanded until it finally seems to have conked out. But while all these efforts have focused on digital first, maybe it’s time to consider […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon considering online pay-TV service (Amol Sharma, Shalini Ramachandran &  Don Clark / Wall Street Journal) 2. EveryBlock to be resurrected in Chicago (Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune) 3. Capital N.Y. is rolling out a nearly $6,000 annual paywall (Lucia Moses / AdWeek) 4. Judge puts the brakes on Apple’s antitrust monitor (John Paczkowski […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Textbook publishers revamp e-books to fight used market (Reuters) 2. MOOCs on the move from colleges to companies (Wired) 3. J-school follies (The Daily Standard) 4. The MOOC that roared (Slate) 5. Chicago teachers talk edtech (EdSurge)   Get our newsletters delivered straight to your inbox.   more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple guilty of e-book price fixing, says judge (The Verge) 2. Tribune Company to split into two, newspapers to have their own roof (NYT) 3. Global mobile advertising jumped 83% in 2012 due to global smartphone boom (GigaOm) 4. Newsroom diversity: A casualty of journalism’s financial crisis (The Atlantic) 5. Pandora’s PR problem: How […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The glory days of American journalism are now (Slate) 2. Time Out Chicago to nix print, go all digital (Sun Times) 3. RSS isn’t dead: the best Google Reader alternatives (The Verge) 4. Amazon launches “Send to Kindle” button (PaidContent.org) 5. DoJ investigations spark meta media coverage at Reuters and WSJ (The Observer) 6. […] more »