Tag: drones

by Julie Keck

1. Drones offer journalists a wider view (Leslie Kaufman & Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Katie Couric to be announced as Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” (Kara Swisher / AllThingsD) 3. Fake activity, often bought for publicity purposes, influences trending topics on Twitter (Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal) 4. Facebook is for grandparents: [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Snapchat spurned $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook (Evelyn Rusli & Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal) 2. NYT ad exec announces ‘full native advertising platform,’ coming soon (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 3. What new FAA plans will mean to the future of drone journalism (Matt Waite / Neiman Lab) 4. Pocket [...] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

It’s been the story of the year, and it led to two Online News Association awards for the Guardian as well as a keynote breakfast session at the 13th annual ONA conference in Atlanta. “It” is today’s digital surveillance society, personified in 2013 by the Edward Snowden revelations about National Security Agency behavior. And its [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. J-school prof on leave after inflammatory tweet about Navy shootings (Associated Press / Washington Post) 2. Mini MOOC minors (Carl Straumsheim / Inside Higher Ed) 3. Missouri j-school to seek drone permit (Associated Press / KSDK) 4. High-profile MOOC prof dumps Coursera (Eliana Dockterman / TIME) 5. Why colleges are taking a hybrid approach [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Beware of the high cost of ‘free’ online courses (NYT) 2. Colleges weigh options on student response systems (EdTech) 3. Journalism school experimenting with drones as innovative reporting tool (NY Daily News) 4. In the developing world, MOOCs start to get real (MIT Tech Review) 5. The do’s and don’ts of pitching technology to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. University of Phoenix, purveyor of online as well as brick and mortar classes, faces probation from accreditor (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Using Google Hangouts for teacher development (Edutopia) 3. Drones go to journalism school (Fast Company) 4. Opportunity Gap App uses Foursquare to share school data (EdSurge) 5. Saving money in schools [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

Much of the buzz in 2012 was defined by media coverage of big events, some much anticipated, some unexpected. As we drew closer to the 2012 presidential elections, news organizations engaged audiences with an unprecedented focus on social media, interactives, and Nate Silver’s math. When the London Olympics finally rolled around, NBC was swept over [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are all the rage in warfare these days. The U.S. sends them over countries where it would prefer not to send ground troops, and the military can fire missiles by remote control. But is there a place for UAVs in the media world? You can imagine journalists in war [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 65th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. The big news is News Corp. shutting the tablet-only publication The Daily, which was losing millions and not gaining enough traction. What did they learn from that experiment? Our show is largely about science, with a look at [...] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

When a story broke last week that news and gossip site TMZ had applied for a permit to put a drone in the air, the piece leapt to the top of the Drudge Report, as minds began to spin with visions of robot copters hovering over celebrities’ every move. The report turned out to be [...] more »