Tag: hackathon

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. How mobile has changed daily news consumption and why you need to understand it (The Media Briefing) 2. Wikileaks releases 1.7 million U.S. diplomatic records in the “Kissinger Cables” (Mashable) 3. Roger Ebert’s legacy as a relentless pioneer (NYT) 4. Flipboard is a giant iceberg lurking in the path of media (PaidContent.org) 5. Students [...] more »

by Mark Drapeau

Picture this: You’re waiting in line at your favorite local drugstore or grocery store and have two minutes to kill. What do you do? Five years ago, many people would flip through one of the many magazines positioned near the checkout counter: Cosmo, maybe, or Esquire. In 2013, we still browse and buy magazines in [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

While documentary films have come a long way since 2004 when Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 became the highest-grossing documentary of all time, paving the way for feature documentaries to carry box-office clout, they still have limited theatrical release and struggle to find homes on network television. Video on demand and streaming have increased documentaries’ exposure [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

It sounds like the start of a joke: A clown, an actress, a lighting designer, and a transmedia storyteller get locked in a room. Did I mention the clown is also a software developer? The result of this collaboration is the winning team of Story Hack: Beta, better known as Team Cupcakes and Rainbows. Seriously. [...] more »