Tag: must reads

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Courtney Cowgill. 1. White House names Google’s Megan Smith the next Chief Technology Officer of the United States (Nancy Scola / Washington Post) 2. The newsonomics of the Washington Post and New York Times network wars (Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab) 3. Former […] 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 Meredith Broussard

For the third installment of her Educational Thought Leader series, Arcadia University education professor Kira J. Baker-Doyle and I had a conversation about a data journalism project that uses big data to uncover inequality in Philadelphia public schools. Baker-Doyle is the author of The Networked Teacher: How New Teachers Build Social Networks for Professional Support. Our […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Barry Diller: Broadcasters don’t own the airwaves but they still want to stop you from watching via devices (Barry Diller / Wall Street Journal) 2. Al Franken wants Netflix CEO’s perspective on Comcast / TWC deal (Chris Welch / The Verge) 3. They may be filled with trolls, but comments still have value — […] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education, curated by Julie Keck. 1. The Idea Makers: 10 tech innovators (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. The do’s and don’ts of picking technology for schools (EdSurge) 3. “My modern experience teaching a MOOC” (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. Montclair State University’s new […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon KDP Select: Is it worthwhile for authors? (JaneFriedman.com) 2. E-books sales bolster publishers’ bottom lines (Publishers Weekly) 3. Amazon to launch cover creating tool for self-published e-books (Digital Book World) 4. Heartbreak for Harlequin authors as judge tosses e-book case (PaidContent.org) 5. Whispersync for Voice connects audiobooks to e-books (Indie Reader) Subscribe to the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Are you a teenager who reads news online? According to the Justice Department, you may be a criminal (Electronic Frontier Foundation) 2. Douglas Rushkoff is right – traditional media are caught between the stream and the reservoir (PaidContent.org) 3. The newsonomics of the Orange County Register’s contrarian pay wall (Neiman) 4. Tech journalism must […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Hashtags considered #harmful (Nieman) 2. New Flipboard: News and posts handpicked and shared (AllThingsD) 3. Facebook’s Zuckerberg starting a political group (WSJ) 4. Why Marissa Mayer is about to spend about $200 million on a YouTube wannabe (Business Insider) 5. Instagram and the new era of paparazzi (NYT) Subscribe to Daily Must Reads newsletter more »

by Julie Keck

1. BBC launches ‘expert women database’ to help its journalists diversify sources (Poynter) 2. Summly’s teenaged founder says he wants to make Yahoo great again (GigaOm) 3. New York Times closes another loophole in its digital pay wall (PaidContent.org) 4. Spotify plans to take on Netflix and HBO with streaming video service (Business Insider) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Price innovation, discoverability, authenticity: primary takeaways from Digital Book World 2013 (Publishing Perspectives) 2. Visits to Pinterest, Goodreads not driving book sales (PaidContent.org) 3. Scripps Dean Brett Pully on technology in journalism: “Quality will rule the day” (WOUB) 4. Catch […] more »