Tag: journalism

by Andrew Lih

“Security is the chief enemy of mortals.” – Shakespeare As the story of former General and CIA Director David Petraeus has unfolded, we continue to get surprising insights into the digital breadcrumbs that led to his surprise resignation. His downfall was brought about by a growing trail of electronic records held by today’s top commercial [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

As news spread on Monday that The Daily, the 100,000 subscription, tablet-only news magazine would shutter before the end of the year, a torrent of analysis sprung up to explain how and why 2010’s great media experiment failed to take off. There is no shortage of reasoning behind The Daily’s untimely demise — particularly in [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Report shines little new light on journalism woes (Geek Wire) 2. Online education invites new ways to cheat (Washington Monthly) 3. Duolingo taps the power of crowds to make learning a language free (MIT Tech Review) 4. Fostering big ideas to solve problems [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. How the $550-million Powerball jackpot went viral (Atlantic Wire) 2. Should reporters’ tweets and Facebook posts be edited in advance? (Poynter) 3. Citizen news: A democratic addition to political journalism (NiemanLab) 4. Court temporarily protects PeopleBrowsr access to Twitter, who says it will [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. ‘Just the facts’ isn’t good enough for journalists anymore, says Tow Center’s journalism manifesto (Poynter) 2. NPR affiliate launches drone program (Politico) 3. Churn: The problem of the new tech journalism (TechCrunch) 4. What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education. 1. Can the digital generation do anything right? (EdWeek) 2. Education technology, digital learning not as easy as it seems (HuffPo) 3. University sanctions journalism student for ‘disruptive’ interview request (Poynter) 4. Content vs. service in media & education (Business Insider) 5. Stanford tackles challenges of digital learning (Patch) [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education. 1. Online universities: Why they still don’t measure up (ReadWrite) 2. Schools are using social networking to involve parents (EdWeek) 3. UK editors don’t think university education is essential for journalists (Guardian) 4. Teachers report mixed impact of digital media (EdWeek) 5. Online courses put pressure on third-world [...] more »

by Caty Borum Chattoo

In the warp-speed evolution of the digital era, it’s hard to remember 2005. Facebook was still just a tool for U.S. college students; Friendster and MySpace were the hot social-media sites; Twitter was in utero; now-behemoth Huffington Post was in its infancy. But it was also the same year YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim posted the [...] more »

by Alex Kantrowitz

A few years ago, I sat down for breakfast with a New York State Assembly candidate at a busy Long Island diner. I was just out of college, and he was looking for a campaign manager, so we picked up menus and started talking. I didn’t have much (read: any) campaign management experience, so we [...] more »

by Andrew Haeg

At the end of September, I left American Public Media after 13 years as a reporter and co-founder of the Public Insight Network. I have three young kids. I had a good job in an industry where good jobs are scarce and getting scarcer. I could have worked there for years and been engaged intellectually [...] more »