Tag: crowdfunding

by University of Oklahoma Student Reporting Team

This piece was produced by a team of students from the University of Oklahoma, including Brigette Waltermire, Anna Reisman, Nicholas Masopust, Ali Stratton, Erin Donnelly, Hayley Jamil, M’ary Miller, Lydia Farve and Candace Hinnergardt. Panelists at the first annual Journalism Innovation Summit in London earlier this month, hosted by City University London and produced by PBS […] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

MediaShift produced its first-ever Journalism Innovation Summit and its first European event in London last week taking on the twin challenges of content and business models. Delegates came from as far away as South Korea and Canada, across the United Kingdom, Norway, Nigeria and beyond. Hosted by City University London, and with receptions hosted by […] more »

by Jenny Shank

Did you hear the one about the guy who trotted a live ox out on stage during his TED talk and invited the audience to guess its weight? If so, then you’re already acquainted with Lior Zoref, an Israel-based “crowd wisdom researcher” and public speaker. Zoref began his career at Microsoft, becoming a vice president of […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we look at three crowdfunding platforms to help you decide which to use; then we see how an app called Shuffle gives users stories the people around them are reading. PART 1: Picking a crowdfunding platform Several online tools have made it easy to ask for money to support any endeavor. We evaluate […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Nick Denton ‘intensely relaxed’ by Gawker’s union drive (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 2. Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed for 7 years for leaking state secrets (Philip Wen / Sydney Morning Herald) 3. Sony hack: WikiLeaks publishes more than 30,000 documents (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 4. Twitter executive: Here’s how we’re […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter and YouTube blocked in Turkey over hostage photos (Graham Cluley / WeLiveSecurity) 2. John Oliver makes Edward Snowden squirm on ‘Last Week Tonight’ (Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast) [VID] 3. Rolling Stone’s investigation: “A failure that was avoidable” (Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll & Derek Kravitz / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. A dumb […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Book-censoring Clean Reader app closes catalogue, profanity is mother-[freaking] victorious (Kathleen Culliton / Bustle) 2. What you need to know about crowdfunded publishing (Matt Kaye / Jane Friedman) 3. Publishing’s clues from video games (Candide Kirk / FutureBook) 4. E-books gained, online retailers slipped in 2014 (Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly) 5. eBooksAreForever wants […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Should news sites make a ‘Faustian bargain’ with Facebook? (Mathew Ingram / Yahoo Tech) 2. Look to the past for lessons on the news industry showdown with Facebook (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 3. Periscope, Twitter’s answer to Meerkat-style live streaming, is now available (Casey Newton / The Verge) 4. The NYPD’s newest technology may […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. EU rules that e-books are an ‘electronic service’ and subject to higher tax (James Vincent / The Verge) 2. The Clean Reader app is going to wash your favorite author’s mouth out with soap (Hannah Nelson-Teutsch / Bustle) 3. Self-publishing lets women break book industry’s glass ceiling, survey finds (Alison Flood / Guardian) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “Let’s Send Kids to Harvard” sets the record for biggest Indiegogo fundraiser (via Indiegogo) 2. “This is my best advice to young journalists” (Ezra Klein / Vox) 3. Schools test impact of blending technology, longer school days (Michelle R. Davis / Education Week) 4. The 6 technologies that will change the face of education […] more »