Tag: coveritlive

by Matt Stempeck

Live-blogging is stressful. First, you need to find a reliable WiFi connection — and a way to sustain your device’s battery. Then, there’s the challenge of transcribing a speaker’s words in real-time. And if you want to go beyond transcription and create a polished piece of writing, complete with links to related resources, the challenge [...] more »

by Robert Washburn

Late last month in a Canadian courtroom, Russell Williams, a former high-ranking colonel in the Canadian military, pleaded guilty to the murders of two young women as well as 86 counts of break and enter, sexual assault and other crimes. His sentencing hearing was widely covered by major Canadian media. Here, Canadian online journalism professor [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

About this Series After the success we’ve had with previous in-depth reports — the Beyond Content Farms series and Beyond J-School, we decided to do another series on MediaShift. This time the series will look at “PoliticalShift 2010,” the way that social media, technology and blogs are changing the equation for politicians in the context [...] 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 Roland Legrand

How do we create a community? This question is frequently asked by editors as well as by marketing managers and other business people. More and more, I don’t think you can create communities. Communities already exist. You can try and offer them a news service or a platform that the community finds useful and engaging, [...] more »

by Roland Legrand

In recent weeks we at De Tijd, a Belgian newspaper, have been experimenting with chat sessions where members of the Belgian government are brought in to discuss politics with our community. I’m very enthusiastic about this because I feel that our newspaper has enabled its community to have a direct, high-quality conversation with policy makers. [...] more »

by Alfred Hermida

Journalists who also teach will know that one of the challenges of teaching a large, undergraduate class is the sheer number of students. It can be hard to foster a discussion in a lecture hall, where many students may be too intimidated to speak up. So instead the lesson often becomes a lecture, as the [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

I will be joined by an all-star lineup of new media experts, academics, and social media gurus to look at how online coverage of Election Day is going — with pointers to the most innovative mashups, maps, video blogs and more. The plan is to chat today from 10:30 am to around 9 pm Pacific [...] more »