Tag: inauguration

by Jenny Xie

On the morning of Monday, January 21, Barack Obama was sworn in ceremonially as the 44th president of the United States, opening up a full day of festivities on Capitol Hill. Some speculated that this year’s inauguration would be a bore when compared with the historic scale of the crowd four years ago. News organizations […] more »

by Julie Keck

Daily Must Reads The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Social media covers President Obama’s second inauguration (Mashable) 2. “Books used to die by being ignored, but now they can be killed” (NYT) 3. What are your friends and family reading? Keep up with BookScout (Media Decoder) […] more »

by Megan Taylor

The MediaShift Innovation Spotlight looks in-depth at one great mash-up, database, mapping project or multimedia story that combines technology and journalism in useful ways. These projects can be at major newspaper or broadcast sites, or independent news sites or blogs. What It Is TimeSpace, a Washington Post project, is a coverage mapping framework that displays […] more »

by Megan Taylor

This week, instead of focusing on one innovative journalism project, I’d like to highlight some of the many projects that came up covering Barack Obama’s inauguration. The first question I asked myself as I started collecting links was, “Well, this is a cool way to cover the event, but is it journalism? For example, I […] more »