Tag: culture

by Larry Dailey

As news professionals — and journalism educators — rethink their businesses, they are championing the words “innovation” and “disruption.” But do they really understand the complexities and the costs (both financial and cultural) of innovation and disruption? And are news organizations truly prepared to innovate, or they are merely playing a kind of organizational “keep [...] more »

by Jordan Hirsch

After reading Sandra Ordonez’s MediaShift post “7 Ways to Get Programmers to Stop Hating You,” my first thought was: Wow, good advice. My second thought was: How can we programmers get people to stop hating us? After 13+ years of working as a technologist — from a junior developer to the manager of a couple [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

Click to read all SXSW coverage One of the highlights of SXSW for me this year was a session called “Everything is a Remix, So Steal Like an Artist,” a conversation about remix culture and creativity between artists Austin Kleon and Kirby Ferguson. As the session title indicates, their philosophy is that all artists build [...] more »

by Lillo Montalto Monella

Ten years after the wave of social unrest that set the streets of Buenos Aires on fire, the Argentine government is toughening state control over information made available to the public. “As Argentina enters a period of increasing economic uncertainty, having greater power over the media will allow the government to better control information available [...] more »

by Dan Reimold

College memes are suddenly invading the Facebook streams of students at schools throughout the U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe. As The Cherwell, Oxford University’s student newspaper, explains, the meme is “an idea or behavior that spreads through a culture by imitation. Internet memes follow this principle, humorous images are copied and re-captioned, concisely describing [...] more »

by Ashwin Seshagiri

The Bay Citizen and the Center for Investigative Reporting, two non-profit organizations based in the Bay Area, announced formally Tuesday that they intend to merge. Under terms of the agreement, Berkeley, Calif.-based CIR, which also runs California Watch, would take over management of the Bay Citizen, an online publication with a publishing partnership with The [...] more »

by Melanie Sill

I’m not a middle-of-the-roader and wasn’t aiming for a compromise position with my discussion paper, “The Case for Open Journalism Now: A new framework for informing communities,” published early this month by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Innovation Lab. Instead, I sought to identify and propel a culture shift that might build a healthier [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

My first internship was covering state politics. College parties were nothing compared to the drinking, carousing and eye-opening public behavior I saw during the legislative session. It was the 1970s — a mere decade after the “Mad Men“ ’60s. Each week brought a new jaw-dropper, such as when a legislator told me he’d be happy [...] more »

by Megan Taylor

The MediaShift Innovation Spotlight looks in-depth at one great mash-up, database, mapping project or multimedia story that combines technology and journalism in useful ways. These projects can be at major newspaper or broadcast sites, or independent news sites or blogs. The main spotlights will run every other week, with mini-spotlights running on the off-weeks. What [...] more »