Tag: diversity

by Mark Glaser

This Friday, Oct. 24, PBS MediaShift and the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University will be producing a panel at Google in Mountain View, Calif., called “Hack the Gender Gap” about how women can overcome challenges and succeed in technology and media. The panel will be an inspirational discussion for the weekend “Hack […] more »

by Robert Hernandez

I preach diversity. It is woven throughout most of my work. I work on projects aimed to help diversify our industry and also write about trying to hold us accountable to it. But, who holds me accountable? Am I practicing what I preach? Awhile back I heard a great segment on On The Media with […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why we need a global paywall (Matthew Taub / Medium) 2. Cable, Twitter picked up #Ferguson story at a similar clip (Paul Hitlin & Nancy Vogt / Pew Research) 3. A federal court rejects Aereo’s request to argue it’s a cable company (Brian Fung / The Washington Post) 4. Why it’s smart of the […] more »

by Miral Sattar

I don’t know when or why I started doing it, but every time I go to a conference I almost always do a minority report and grade the diversity of the attendants that the conference brings in my head. Perhaps it’s because I’m not just a woman, but a woman of color, usually a minority group […] more »

by Patricia Aufderheide

Is diversity an afterthought in film fest programming, or is the production pipeline just really skewed toward the same race and class segregation as the rest of society? And is there anything to do about it? The SXSW lineup is only the latest to provoke that thought for me, and it’s AJ Schnack’s gutsy call to harder-edged, more thoughtful […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why journalists can still trust anonymous search tool Tor (Lauren Kirchner / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Paid apps aren’t dead – but they’re on life support (Christina Warren / Mashable) 3. Charting diversity among tech directors (Nitasha Tiku / Gawker) 4. BuzzFeed president: “We feel strongly that traditional media has given up on young […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple guilty of e-book price fixing, says judge (The Verge) 2. Tribune Company to split into two, newspapers to have their own roof (NYT) 3. Global mobile advertising jumped 83% in 2012 due to global smartphone boom (GigaOm) 4. Newsroom diversity: A casualty of journalism’s financial crisis (The Atlantic) 5. Pandora’s PR problem: How […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BBC launches ‘expert women database’ to help its journalists diversify sources (Poynter) 2. Summly’s teenaged founder says he wants to make Yahoo great again (GigaOm) 3. New York Times closes another loophole in its digital pay wall (PaidContent.org) 4. Spotify plans to take on Netflix and HBO with streaming video service (Business Insider) 5. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

About six weeks ago, I got a phone call out of the blue from a New York Times editor who told me that I had been recommended to be a candidate for the open Public Editor job at the Times. My first reaction (outside of shock) was to be honored that they would consider me, […] more »

by Josh Stearns

As this site explores the promises and pitfalls of collaborative journalism, I’m particularly interested in the invisible and often porous boundary between collaboration and consolidation. Many of the same technological changes and economic pressures that have driven the development of collaborative journalism are also driving media consolidation; in both cases, proponents argue that benefits include […] more »