Tag: digital media

by Claire Groden

On Wednesday, Pew released its eleventh annual State of the News Media report, featuring a wealth of data and analysis for journalists to chew over. The report underscored the optimism present in media this year, especially with the growth of serious digital reporting outfits. A crop of new digital outlets, such as those created by […] more »

by Cindy Royal

Over the last seven years, my students and I have covered┬áSouth By Southwest Interactive, the massive┬ámedia and technology conference held in Austin every March. At Texas State University, we are lucky to be proximate to such a major event, giving students an opportunity for experiential learning that started with a simple blog in 2008 to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Government backs off case against journalist who faced prison for hyperlink (Adi Robertson / The Verge) 2. Getty Images makes 35 million images free in copyright infringement fight (Olivier Laurent / British Journal of Photography) 3. Time.com gets a big redesign, along with new ad units (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 4. U.S. adults spend […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-reading rises as device ownership jumps (Pew Internet) 2. Facebook and Instagram teaming up with NBC for Sochi Olympics (Jordan Chariton / Lost Remote) 3. Local legacy media struggles in the digital world (Tom Grubisich / Street Fight) 4. Vimeo turns to Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find and fund movies (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) […] more »

by David DeFranza

College towns have a set of seasons all their own: the quiet shudder of the winter, the frenzied exodus of the spring, the lazy silence of the summer, and the excited buzz of the fall. Here in Chapel Hill, N.C., it’s no different. And this fall, I too was eager to join my classmates in […] more »

by Cindy Royal

At the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, one panel addressed adding programming skills to the curriculum: “Why All Your Students Must Be Programmers.” The inevitable question was posed: What would you cut from existing offerings to make room for these new topics? […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The glory days of American journalism are now (Slate) 2. Time Out Chicago to nix print, go all digital (Sun Times) 3. RSS isn’t dead: the best Google Reader alternatives (The Verge) 4. Amazon launches “Send to Kindle” button (PaidContent.org) 5. DoJ investigations spark meta media coverage at Reuters and WSJ (The Observer) 6. […] more »

by Margaret Looney

With readers juggling their tablets, mobile phones, laptops and more as they consume the news, journalists have an opportunity to create a new kind of story. Transmedia storytelling means dividing chunks of a story across multiple platforms to form one cohesive narrative. Transmedia stories often have audience engagement as a key goal. Creating an online […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Lack of willingness to collaborate with digital media one of the downfalls of legacy media (PaidContent.org) 2. Moody’s cites MOOCs as ‘destabilizing’ (NewTechCity) 3. Agile textbooks and other trends to watch in 2013 (Publishing Perspectives) 3. Measuring the success of online courses (NYT) 5. How Facebook can ruin study aboard (Chronicle of Higher Education) Get […] more »

by Danielle McNamara

For those of us with a tight budget, little tech know-how, and even less time, there is still hope for adding multimedia into your communications plans. In not much time at all, you can produce a powerful photo slideshow or video with some fairly simple tools. Here are three quick and easy tools to incorporate […] more »