Tag: community

by Julie Keck

1. US National Archives to upload all holdings to Wikimedia Commons (Julian Chokkattu / TechCrunch) 2. Truth Goggles launches as an annotation tool for journalists (Craig Silverman / Poynter) 3. The ‘Community’ renewal by Yahoo! is a glimpse into television’s future (Merrill Barr / Forbes) 4. ESPN and Univision want rivals to stop showing World [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

J-Lab recently released the results of its Networked Journalism pilot project, a three-year initiative that “called for eight newspapers and one public radio station to network with local blogs,” resulting in “nine different models of collaboration,” J-Lab reports. In a detailed report called Networked Journalism: What Works, J-Lab’s executive director, Jan Schaffer, outlines the problem [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

“A proper community, we should remember also, is a commonwealth: a place, a resource, an economy. It answers the needs, practical as well as social and spiritual, of its members…” - Wendell Berry In the days immediately after giving birth, I gave thanks for a listserv. It was Day 4 of my daughter’s life, and [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

What’s the No. 1 innovation that’s needed in public media in 2012? I posed that question to the public media group on Facebook, as well as to some additional colleagues via email. The responses ranged from a focus on cultivating a culture of innovation, to calls for more innovative content approaches, to the need to [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

Martha Bebinger, a longtime reporter for WBUR in Boston, had been reporting on efforts to control health care spending in Massachusetts for years, but over the past year and a half to two years, interest in the subject intensified among listeners, she said, and it was time to help them be part of a conversation. [...] more »

by Jessica Clark

A consensus has begun to emerge around the Federal Communications Commission report, “The Information Needs of Communities,” released Thursday: The diagnosis is sound, but the remedies are lacking. The 465-page report (see full report, embedded below) is the result of 600-plus interviews, hearings and reams of research conducted over 18 months. It represents the most [...] more »

by Jen Lee Reeves

When Joplin, Mo., was hit with a massive tornado, I knew my community would react. Even though we’re nearly 250 miles away, many people in Columbia and mid-Missouri are either Joplin natives or have family there. My newsroom’s normally local-focused Facebook page quickly became a clearinghouse for updates about how mid-Missouri could help the tornado-ravaged [...] more »

by Nicholas White

The following is a guest post from Nicholas White, the CEO of The Daily Dot, a new startup in community journalism. White leaves a long lineage of newspaper men and women in his family to join digital media and explains why. Six months ago, I quit my family’s 179-year-old newspaper company. I left not because [...] more »

by Roland Legrand

I love my iPad. One of the reasons I love it is that it’s a great device for watching video. Some mainstream media integrate video very nicely into their iPad applications. However, it seems that all this slickness comes at a price: The conversation with the people formerly known as the audience is often non-existent. [...] more »

by Sandra Ordonez

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at learn.news21.com. For the past two years, OurBlook.com has been conducting interviews with top experts in journalism and media about the future [...] more »