Tag: interactivity

by Amy Eisman

Like many of you, I embrace the guide-on-the-side model for teaching vs. the sage-on-the-stage version. That’s why each spring, about five weeks into the semester, my Writing and Editing for Convergent Media course at American University transforms from a classroom into a newsroom, complete with assigned roles, Google spreadsheets, closed Facebook groups and ethical issues […] more »

by Dena Levitz

Come January, let the games begin at American University. Along with courses in fundamental journalistic skills like writing, editing, photo and data, students will be able to take a class on the fundamentals of games. “The Design of Game Play” is  taught by Lindsay Grace, a well-known designer of games who previously started a similar […] more »

by Margaret Looney

With readers juggling their tablets, mobile phones, laptops and more as they consume the news, journalists have an opportunity to create a new kind of story. Transmedia storytelling means dividing chunks of a story across multiple platforms to form one cohesive narrative. Transmedia stories often have audience engagement as a key goal. Creating an online […] more »

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 Mark Glaser

It’s been a long time since our last MediaShift Survey back in 2006, the year after we launched. If you don’t remember back that far, MediaShift was just a one-man blog run by me. Since that time, we’ve added the Idea Lab site, the Collaboration Central site, and expanded our coverage to include hundreds of […] more »