Tag: citizen journalism

by Reuben Stern

This week we find out how online news startup Ozy is rethinking news content, and we learn how human rights group Witness works with citizens to generate video reports from the ground. PART 1: Ozy’s story approach The 10-month-old news startup Ozy aims to appeal to smart, educated, curious readers who embrace things that are different. We [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Mobile ‘net neutrality’ faces new day of reckoning at FCC (Alina Selyukh & Marina Lopes / Reuters) 2. A groundbreaking new resource to protect journalists from DDoS attacks (Dan Gillmor / Slate) 3. How three 20-somethings built Elite Daily, a site with 40 million readers, with $60,000 (Alyson Shontell / Business Insider) 4. On [...] more »

by Yaron Galai

The following is a guest post from Yaron Galai, the CEO of Outbrain. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Content discovery has become essential to publishers in recent months, and it’s worth exploring the reasons behind its explosive growth and near universal adoption and the dangers that publishers face when abusing the format by [...] 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 Rebecca Blatt

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is partnering with American Public Media on a new startup called the PIN Bureau. Students in the bureau help newsroom clients across the country engage with their communities and develop enterprise stories through use of APM’s Public Insight Network. In a PIN Bureau pilot [...] more »

by Jose Gonzalez

The death of Canadian freelance photographer Ali Mustafa while documenting the Syrian civil war illustrates the persistent problem of the safety of journalists in the country and, increasingly, the particular threats faced by freelance journalists reporting in one of the most dangerous locations on the planet. Much of the reporting that has come out of Syria in recent months [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. CNNx lets you watch only the news you care about (Richard Lawler / Engadget) 2. The IMPRESS Project’s plans for press regulation (Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk) 3. YouTube, once TV’s enemy, tries to show how it drives viewers to TV shows (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Amazon acquires digital comic book store Comixology (Greg [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ASU journalism school set to launch center for network of citizen sources (AZ Central) 2. Seen and heard at #SXSWedu (Jimmy Daly / EdTech) 3. Are MOOCs really failing to make the grade? (Andrew Smith Lewis / Re/code) 4. Opinion: Colleges need to act like startups — or risk becoming obsolete (Evan Selinger & [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Post-Arab Spring, citizen journalists suffer (Alice Su / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Twitter's SuperBowl goal: More ad credibility (Yoree Koh & Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal)  3. BuzzFeed is the future (whether it lives or dies) (John Evans / TechCrunch)   4. The News Literacy Project is bringing its curriculum online (Ben Adler [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How an unemployed British man has become the poster child for citizen journalism (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Ted Turner: Print has a future — if it’s combined with audio and video (Jim Romenesko) 3. Vice Media’s ‘Correspondent Confidential’ brings hard-to-tell stories to popular audiences (Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York) 4. How have [...] more »