Tag: media

by Andrew Haeg

Nearly 10 years ago, the Public Insight Network began as an experiment in radically improving journalism by harnessing the intelligence and expertise of the audience. We started simply, at MPR News, but soon began to open up the network to partners, and in so doing, asked journalists a simple question: Will you open up to [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

More than a decade ago, I was driving down a Tampa, Fla., street when I saw one of the most amazing things I’d ever seen — and may ever see. A space shuttle, piggybacked on a jumbo jet, came out of nowhere and seemed to fill the entire sky. It was massive — seeing it [...] more »

by Nicholas White

The following is a guest column from Nicholas White, the editor-in-chief and CEO of the Daily Dot. There is nothing “fun” about changing the world. No matter how big or small your ambitions, if you work at a startup — or worse, if you’ve founded one — you are trying to change the world. You’re [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

Did you hear the one about the journalist who used improv skills to do her job better? It’s no punchline: The art of improv offers many lessons for journalists, not least of which is how to collaborate more effectively. I’ve been performing improv since 2004, and in 2010 I started teaching workshops that apply lessons [...] more »

by Dan Reimold

College memes are suddenly invading the Facebook streams of students at schools throughout the U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe. As The Cherwell, Oxford University’s student newspaper, explains, the meme is “an idea or behavior that spreads through a culture by imitation. Internet memes follow this principle, humorous images are copied and re-captioned, concisely describing [...] more »

by Rob Arcamona

Click here to read the whole series This piece is co-authored by Jeff Hermes and Andy Sellars. This year turned out to be one that could fit well in a Billy Joel song: peppered protesters, jailed journalists, Internet crusaders … the list goes on. To recap a year that has been chock-full of shifts in [...] more »

by Robert Steiner

MediaShift’s science journalism coverage is sponsored by the Columbia Journalism School, which offers an innovative specialized M.A. for experienced journalists who want to cover science, business, arts or politics in a sophisticated, nuanced manner. Learn more here. After 25 years in and around journalism, my understanding of media changed with one table in the “2009 [...] more »

by Stephen J. A. Ward

Trust “is perhaps the most important asset public broadcasting carries forward into evolving public media future,” writes Byron Knight. Knight should know. He’s had a long career in public broadcasting. Now, he is co-director of the Editorial Integrity for Public Media Project, a ground-breaking attempt to define public media’s principles for a digital age. Leading [...] more »

by Alexa Capeloto

“Beyond J-School 2011” is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry. This [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

This week on MediaShift, we’re exploring the moving target that is teaching journalism. Stay tuned as we offer tips, tools and insights on educating tomorrow’s journalists. “Beyond J-School 2011” is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester [...] more »