Tag: digital journalism

by Katherine Krueger

Gone are the days where journalists could boast about not being math people. While the image of an investigative journalist sifting through reams of printed spreadsheets and pouring over documents has endured, the tools have changed. The rise of data journalism – which is often tied to the meteoric rise of analytical news ventures – [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Sports Illustrated unveils a new web design and a fantasy sports app (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 2. Companies refine social media strategies to stress quality over quantity of fans (Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal) 3. Yahoo wants you to linger (on the ads, too) (Vindu Goel / New York Times) 4. Lack of [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Report: Global digital news audience increased by 23% in 2013 (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 2. Is Medium a platform or a publisher? And is Matter a magazine or a collection? Yes (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. Blendle, Dutch startup that charges readers by the article, reaches 60k users (Alexander Klöpping / Medium) 4. Time [...] more »

by Geoffrey King

Google has taken its first public steps to comply with a troubling ruling by the European Court of Justice establishing a so-called “right to be forgotten” throughout the European Union. The ruling, on May 13, requires that search companies consider individuals’ demands to remove Internet links that reference them, and to give those requests priority over the [...] more »

by James Breiner

Launching a news publication online is the easy part. Paying the bills and surviving for several years is the hard part. Three of those who have evolved and survived for at least five years are La Silla Vacia, a political website in Colombia, Homicide Watch, a news and data platform in three U.S. cities, and the Texas Tribune, [...] more »

by Julie Keck

NOTE: Starting next week, our Journalism & Digital Education Roundup will come out on Thursdays instead of Tuesdays to get you ready for our bi-weekly EducationShift Twitter chats (every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 10am PST/1pm EST.) Now on Tuesdays we will share our weekly E-Books & Self-Publishing Roundup. MediaShift has enhanced [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why e-books are banned in my digital journalism class (Meredith Broussard / The New Republic) 2. E-book buyers are loyal to specific retailers, especially Kindle, iBooks & Nook, new data show (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 3. Apple granted temporary reprieve from antitrust monitor (Jake Kastrenakes / The Verge) 4. Pew: More Americans [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How MOOCs are making waves in Africa (Anya Kamenetz / Fast Company) 2. 10 key skills for digital journalists to hone in 2014 (Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Can CES predict the future of education? (Julie Tausend / EdTech Higher Ed Magazine) 4. The best journalism schools in the country, according to NewsPro ranking [...] more »

by Meredith Broussard

Making an introvert and an extrovert collaborate can be like plugging an extension cord into itself. Journalism professors see this in the classroom all the time: When an outgoing student gets paired with a shy student for a group assignment, the two students frequently don’t know how to talk to each other. They rush through [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Texas A&M brings back journalism major with print focus, digital awareness (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. How MOOCs can be free and profitable at the same time (John Swope / EdTech Magazine) 3. EdTech’s biggest challenges, according to Khan Academy & Coursera founders (Lauren Hepler / Silicon Valley Business Journal) 4. To measure a [...] more »