Tag: instagram

by Sonia Paul

Twitter and Facebook have become default resources for journalists, newsrooms and ordinary citizens during news events, but where does Instagram fit into that picture? That was the question a team of researchers at CUNY’s Graduate Center asked while watching the protests in Ukraine unfold this past February. After months of analyzing more than 13,000 Instagram photos […] more »

by Sarah Slobin

Back in February, I wrote about my plans for a “data-driven device-centric story-form agnostic multimedia project” for my class at West Virginia University.  The J-School’s first experimental journalism class was also my first chance to walk students through an untraditional approach to building a story, a process that has been at the heart of my […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix and Comcast solve their web traffic problem with a long-term deal (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Seeking a lead on news, network turns to data-mining media group (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Why top journalists are flocking to brands (Natalie Burg / Contently) 4. This show is evidence that you can […] more »

by Angela Washeck

What began as a story about the world’s most elite competitors proudly representing their nations in Sochi has taken a twist in an entirely different direction. Yes, it’s the narrative of Sochi’s apparent miserable state — the stray dogs overwhelming Olympic Park, the degenerate conditions of rooms in the Games’ hotel block, the fact that […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon considering online pay-TV service (Amol Sharma, Shalini Ramachandran &  Don Clark / Wall Street Journal) 2. EveryBlock to be resurrected in Chicago (Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune) 3. Capital N.Y. is rolling out a nearly $6,000 annual paywall (Lucia Moses / AdWeek) 4. Judge puts the brakes on Apple’s antitrust monitor (John Paczkowski […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-reading rises as device ownership jumps (Pew Internet) 2. Facebook and Instagram teaming up with NBC for Sochi Olympics (Jordan Chariton / Lost Remote) 3. Local legacy media struggles in the digital world (Tom Grubisich / Street Fight) 4. Vimeo turns to Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find and fund movies (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) […] more »

by Denise Lu

A big year for both breaking news as well as shifts within the industry, 2013 saw its fair share of massive media stories. The biggest of all were the revelations about NSA surveillance from a leaker, Edward Snowden, who surprised everyone by exposing his identity. And that followed the Obama Administration’s push to prosecute journalists, […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle The mass proliferation of smartphone cameras and mobile video apps has already reshaped the way video fits into our lives. But how is it changing the expectations — and possibilities — for visual journalism? The RJI Futures Lab sought ideas about where video journalism is headed from two […] more »

by Julie Keck

Crowdfunding campaigns, when run well, can seem effortless, almost magical, if you’re watching from afar. Seeing the money and backers pile up, especially in the last phase of a campaign, can be breathtaking, when everyone is hugging and high-fiving. However, crowdfunding is not a walk in the park. Unless that park is covered with broken […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Instagram business lead Emily White to be named COO of Snapchat (Kara Swisher / AllThingsD) 2. Netflix breaks through in Producers Guild Award TV nominations (Cynthia Littleton / Variety) 3. Jay Rosen on NewsCo and “The View From Somewhere” (Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic) 4. Just 9% of consumers would pay to rent a […] more »