Tag: frontline

by Douglas Grant

“You barely think of video as a separate thing anymore, it’s just a way of telling a story,” incoming Editor-in-Chief of TheGuardian.com, Janine Gibson tells the World Editors Forum (WEF). Douglas Grant reports on the rise of online video news and the challenges of making it profitable in this sixth installment in the PBS MediaShift […] more »

by Angela Washeck

In a documentary that debuts on PBS Frontline this week, author Doug Rushkoff explores the relationship between big corporate brands and the young people who are so quick to promote what they “like” on social media. “Generation Like” sheds light on the ever-changing advertising and marketing industry and the phenomenon of teens being relentlessly marketed […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What the ESPN/Frontline breakup teaches us about investigative reporting (Poynter) 2. Why Twitter’s new Conversations view is a big deal and why it matters for its IPO (GigaOm) 3. Automattic takes on Storify with WordPress Media Explorer for curating tweets and YouTube videos (The Next Web) 4. Twitter acquires social TV tracker Trendrr (AllThingsD) […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

Approximately two-thirds of Frontline programming is produced through some form of editorial collaboration, said Raney Aronson-Rath, the series’ deputy executive producer, when we spoke last week by phone. Recent examples include Concussion Watch, a joint investigation with ESPN into brain injuries among NFL players, and Big Sky, Big Money, a look at the Supreme Court’s […] more »

by Carrie Lozano

My first professional job out of college was surprisingly relevant to what I’ve been doing of late. I started as a program analyst at the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General in the Office of Evaluation and Inspections. In federal government parlance, that would be the OEI in the OIG at […] more »

by Carrie Lozano

Investigative reporter Lowell Bergman often attributes his interest in collaborative reporting to his frustrations as a television producer at “60 Minutes.” With only 14 minutes of TV time for each report, there was a lot of information that fell onto the cutting-room floor. “If I broke a story on television I could not give the […] more »

by Carrie Lozano

Recently at the Logan Symposium at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Mark Katches, California Watch’s editorial director, asked a room full of reporters and editors if anyone wanted to share a “collaboration horror story.” There were chuckles, but no volunteers. Horror story may have been too strong a term, but don’t be misled by […] more »

by Mark Glaser

BERKELEY, CALIF. — I am back at Day 2 at the 5th Annual Reva and David Logan Investigative Reporting Symposium, a gathering of the top investigative journalists and thinkers at University of California at Berkeley. Day 1 coverage is here, including an appearance by Skype by Julian Assange. Day 2 is shorter, but more focused […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

“Online: Content is king. I don’t disagree. But collaboration is queen. In chess the king is the most important, but the queen is the most powerful.” 
- David Cohn We in public media produce a lot of content, but historically we haven’t had a lot of collaboration. That’s been changing recently, and I’m fortunate enough […] more »