Tag: journalism

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education. 1. College students to tweet even more in class as social media becomes a major (Fast Company) 2. New online learning tool brings ‘the crowd’ into homework assignments (MIT) 3. The newsonomics of college news innovation (Nieman Lab) 4. Higher education: our MP3 is the MOOC (The Guardian) [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

One of my favorite things about social media is the way it breaks down the wall that separates journalists from the people most interested in their work. It wasn’t that long ago that a letter to the editor was the best and sometimes only way to get a newspaper’s attention. (Unfortunately, it wasn’t all that [...] more »

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 »