Tag: collab/space

by Sonia Paul

With the U.S. midterm elections still fresh on people’s minds, the timing couldn’t have been better for PBS MediaShift to produce a workshop focused on open data and government accountability on Nov. 6. Sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri and hosted by the Washington Post, the all-day workshop included collaborative improv exercises […] more »

by Meredith Broussard

“Yes, and…” is the closest thing improv comedy has to a cardinal rule. The rule goes like this: When the first performer says something, the next performer has to say “Yes, and…” instead of negating or dropping what the first performer said. It’s a powerful rule because it allows a comedy scene to go in […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The Online News Association’s annual conference gives us a good glimpse of the industry — where it’s been, where it’s going, what we need to watch and who the big players are. This year, the conference focused heavily on technology and data, with editorial projects and even the upcoming elections being largely bypassed. We’ve put […] more »

by Angela Washeck

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to promote […] more »

by Paul Biba

There is plenty of advice available for startups and entrepreneurs, but what do you do if you are inside a company and want to develop a new concept or project? There are no incubators, angel investors or college courses around to help you. Collab/Space, a production of PBS MediaShift, with premier sponsorship from the Donald […] more »

by Kelsey Mallahan

Last October nine media startups came together for a full-day hands-on workshop put on by MediaShift called Collab/Space Atlanta. Each presented lightning-style and then worked with media innovators from across the country to get through challenges and brainstorm ways to work together. Though the projects were all at different stages, there were some common hurdles […] more »

by Kelsey Mallahan

Though they are all at different stages of development, the nine startups presenting at the Collab/Space Atlanta workshop Wednesday have a few main challenges in common: having clear goals, identifying their target audiences and knowing where the money is coming from. Collab/Space was full-day hands-on workshop (put on by MediaShift) in which nine startups presented […] more »

by Kelsey Mallahan

Editor’s note: This is a live blog from the Collab/Space Atlanta workshop. We’ll be updating throughout the day. Stay tuned!  The Collab/Space Atlanta workshop kicked off this morning, focusing on nine cutting-edge media startups from across the county. Media innovators came together at the Atlanta Tech Village to discuss challenges for startups, and ways they can […] more »

by Evelyn Larrubia

Cohesion can be difficult in any project — but it’s especially challenging in long-distance collaborations among newsrooms, the kind of journalism the Investigative News Network tries to foster among our growing consortium of 62 members. How do you get a group of journalists scattered around the country to coalesce around an idea? There are many […] more »

by Emily Harris

One of the best parts about getting professional colleagues together is that everyone brings specific resources and examples to the topic at hand. Sometimes these are familiar to you, but a colleague’s experience offers a fresh perspective. At other times, you may discover details about a resource you’d previously only vaguely heard of, or learn […] more »