Tag: hackathon

by Dana Coester

The results of the Women’s Hackathon on Wearables are in. Co-sponsored by West Virginia University Reed College of Media and PBS MediaShift, this hackathon was a pivotal event for the eight teams who participated in an immersive weekend envisioning a startup use of wearable tech from a women-only perspective. More than 50 women from WVU […] more »

by Emily Corio

We were nearly halfway into the Women’s Hackathon on Wearables, and one of my team members blurted out: “Our idea isn’t going to work.” I was mentoring a team of six women at the hackathon, and we’d been working under a tight deadline that started at 8 o’clock that morning. We settled on a problem […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How entertainment companies are fighting lawsuits over disclosures of who’s watching (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 2. Six fresh ideas for news design from a #SNDMakes designathon (Caroline E. O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 3. Billy Penn launches desktop, mobile sites (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. German publishers bow to Google’s market power in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Tribune Media has a new digital boss, and a new digital strategy (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Verge Hack Week: Building new storytelling tools, plotting growth (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Daily Mail solves Internet paradox (Michael Wolff / USA Today) 4. Rogers and Shaw team up to launch a Netflix competitor for […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we bring you new concepts for tools, business models and information services aimed at improving real-time social journalism across digital platforms. The ideas surfaced during a two-day hackathon organized and hosted in San Francisco by The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, KQED and the Public Media Platform. About 80 journalists, programmers and other innovative thinkers formed […] more »

by Angela Washeck

The Journalism School Hackathon that the Reese News Lab and PBS MediaShift hosted last weekend brought together journalism students from all over the country to tackle challenges of the media industry. We’ve rounded up a great collection of photos, video, coverage and a fantastic Storify from Reese News Lab. Did we miss anything? Please add it […] more »

by Dustin Peaire

During the last weekend in May, PBS MediaShift produced its first annual Journalism School Hackathon, co-produced and hosted by the Reese News Lab at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The following is one of four pieces recapping the event. “Go for big, hairy, audacious ideas,” said Robyn Tomlin, speaking […] more »

by Zhai Yun Tan

During the last weekend in May, PBS MediaShift produced its first annual Journalism School Hackathon, co-produced and hosted by the Reese News Lab at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The following is one of four pieces recapping the event. “So … how should we begin?” That was the first […] more »

by Georgia Ditmore

During the last weekend in May, PBS MediaShift produced its first annual Journalism School Hackathon, co-produced and hosted by the Reese News Lab at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The following is one of four pieces recapping the event. When I stood up and began walking to the front […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

The geeks have taken over the football stadium. The largest stadium in the U.S. was occupied on a recent weekend not by players and cheering fans, but by a hackathon that drew more than 1,200 students from colleges around the country. In another twist, the lead sponsor of this event wasn’t one of the major […] more »