Tag: chicago tribune

by Andrew Lapin

Once again, PBS MediaShift brought together a diverse mix of collaborators from public media, commercial media, academia and beyond for a Collab/Space workshop, this time in Chicago at the TechNexus incubator space. The workshop took place the day before ONA14 began. Sponsored by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford and hosted by TechNexus, the all-day workshop […] 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 Melanie Stone

Monday through Friday, Scott Kleinberg’s alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. The Chicago Tribune social media editor then begins combing the web for news and trends, catching up on anything that happened while he was sleeping. Kleinberg scrolls through tweets, Facebook posts and ChicagoTribune.com articles to start. Around 8 a.m., he’s at the Tribune Tower, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. As e-books rise, smaller book stores are still growing (Marketplace) 2. Tech-savvy parents still prefer print books to e-books for kids, according to Pew (LA Times) 3. HarperCollins makes it easier for authors to give free, advance copies of their e-books (paidContent) 4. One-day deals making e-books brief best-sellers (NYT) 5. What the Toronto Star, Chicago Tribune and other media companies have learned […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. American Library Association challenges ‘discriminatory’ e-book library policies of major publishers (GalleyCat) 2. Parents are buying e-books for their children in growing numbers, study shows (Business Insider) 3. UK government looks at ways to put e-books in libraries (BBC) 4. […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. MSNBC.com is now NBCNews.com, following ‘web divorce’ (NYT) 2. Chicago Tribune suspends use of Journatic (Chicago Tribune) 3. Journatic used fake bylines in more than 350 stories for the Houston Chronicle (Poynter) 4. Study: YouTube is emerging as a major […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Judge: Twitter must turn over tweets sent by Brooklyn protester (NYT) 2. Chicago Tribune to look into Journatic’s use of fake bylines (Romenesko) 3. New York Times’ Chinese social media accounts shut down (TechCrunch) 4. How China censors web chatter […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Larry Kramer Welcome to the 51st episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week we take a deeper look at the changes at various local newspapers in North America, lowering their print frequency from daily down to a few times per week. Is this an alarming trend or […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. GigaOM CEO discusses acquisition of PaidContent (Wired) 2. BBC journalists told not to break news stories on Twitter (Guardian) 3. AOL has hired a new chief content officer to give Patch a boost (paidContent) 4. How Don Graham fumbled the […] more »