Tag: hackathon

by Michelle Ferrier

My heart was flip-flopping as our moderator went down the lineup of teams pitching their solutions for women news entrepreneurs at the International Women’s Media Foundation/Ford Foundation “Cracking the Code” hackathon on January 29-30 in New York City. My team was last on the list, and I sat in agony as eight other teams took […] more »

by Kimberly Selden

Journalists, entrepreneurs, “intrapreneurs,” funders, storytellers, academics and change agents gathered from locations across the globe at the Ford Foundation this past Thursday and Friday, ready to collaborate. The Women Digital News Entrepreneurs Summit, “Cracking the Code,” produced by the International Women’s Media Foundation, was not your ordinary digital news event. The women who filled this […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to promote […] more »

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 »