Tag: google glass

by Dana Coester

We took a leap into mobile in 2008 at the West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism as part of a rural mobile early adoption initiative to help address West Virginia’s digital divide. Facing a digital divide of our own, we launched Mobile Main Street, intended as an early experiment in community mobile publishing [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Is AOL finally making money from content? Maybe. (Peter Kafka / AllThingsD) 2. By 4 to 1, early adopters pick wearable watches over glasses (Eric Newcomer / JessicaLessin.com) 3. The NYT paywall don’t get no respect (Ryan Chittum / CJR) 4. How geolocation is being used to promote magazine apps (Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google and EdX are building a “YouTube for MOOCs” (Slate) 2. Google Glass prompts journalism school experiments (Gov Tech News) 3. The great MOOC experiment (Inside Higher Ed) 4. Edtech business models that work (EdSurge) 5. 3 must-knows in distance education (Inside Higher Ed)   Get our newsletters delivered straight to your inbox. more »

by Mark Glaser

Ever since Google announced it would have a contest for “Google Glass Explorers,” early adopters who would pay $1,500 for the privilege of getting wearable computers, the tech and media world have been agog with the possibilities. First-person viewpoints for breaking news! Instant photos and video on the scene! A heads-up display that will give [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Google Glass could have a transformative effect on journalism, especially as we watch Tim Pool from VICE use Google Glass to report on Turkish protests. But it’s important to examine the shortfalls as well as all the great new advancements, both real and prophesied. Special guests Rackspace’s Robert Scoble, Veterans United’s Sarah Hill, CUNY’s Jeff Jarvis [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA using top-secret program to mine online data of millions of Americans (The Guardian) 2. Google Now and Google Glass could become your hyperlocal news readers (GigaOm) 3. Facebook takes on Twitter with embeddable statuses and photos – but there’s a catch (The Verge) 4. CBS president on ‘illegal’ Aereo: “We don’t think it’s [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Review of Google’s new Chromecast (AllThingsD) 2. Google flip-flops on network neutrality (Wired) 3. Facebook said to plan to sell TV-style ads for $2.5 million each (Bloomberg) 4. CBS experiments with streaming deals for serialized dramas (WSJ) 5. Study: People and brands are using Twitter like TV (Business Insider) 6. Confessions of a Google [...] more »

by Sarah Hill

News gathering is a difficult job and if you’re a working journalist, you already understand the difficulties involved in getting a scoop, particularly if said scoop is controversial, classified, dangerous or in the middle of a desert. With these types of stories, it’s crucial to embed yourself. But, if you’re a broadcast journalist, you often [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo wants to buy Tumblr. Will Facebook swoop in at the last minute? (GigaOm) 2. Bloomberg scandal raises ethics questions for new media (Huffington Post) 3. Reporters using sensors to collect data and report on it; is this ethical? (paidContent) 4. NewsRight, an ambitious attempt at licensing newspaper content, quietly folds (Poynter) 5. From [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Body of man falsely identified as Boston bombing suspect on Twitter and Reddit found (Poynter) 2. The New York Times releases its headline-reading Google Glass App (TechCrunch) 3. Breaking news is broken; Could Buzzfeed be the one to fix it? (The Atlantic) 4. Researchers call out Twitter celebrities with suspicious followings (NYT) 5. Instapaper [...] more »