Tag: new york times

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how today’s audiences interact with information; how The Upshot approaches data explanation; and how an app called Newsbeat hopes to change audio news. PART 1: Audience insights from ASNE/APME/APPM Product development and audience behavior were two key areas of emphasis at last week’s combined gathering of the American Society of News Editors, Associated Press Media […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

With media consumption moving inexorably toward mobile, the experience for getting news on a mobile is fragmented. Every news outlet has its own app, but who wants to open them all every morning? Enter the aggregated news apps, which have gone from Flipboard, Zite and Trove to Yahoo News Digest (born as Summly), NYT Now, […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

We’re back! After our summer hiatus, the Mediatwits podcast is back in action, this week discussing how far plagiarism charges can go. Does it constitute stealing when someone rewrites a line from Wikipedia? In the case of Benny Johnson at BuzzFeed, an online outcry led to his firing when 41 instances of plagiarism were revealed. […] more »

by David Carr

The following is a note New York Times’ media columnist David Carr posted on Medium for his incoming students at Boston University, where Carr is the College of Communication’s first Andrew R. Lack professor. It is cross-posted here with permission, and edited for length. This course, Press Play, aspires to be a place where you […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn about a collaboration to build an open-source commenting and discussion platform for news organizations, and we explore how the Verification Handbook can help inform the use of citizen-generated materials. PART 1: Building a new engagement platform The New York Times, the Washington Post and Mozilla are working together to build an […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NYT considering shorter print edition with unlimited digital access (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 2. Contently launches a nonprofit arm to do investigative journalism (Jeff Bercovici / Forbes) 3. What makes commenters less civil, and the rise of digital longform (John Wihbey / Nieman Lab) 4. WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over political […] more »

by Amelia Senter

Fresh off last year’s successful and invigorating Collab/Space workshop in Atlanta, we’re bringing Collab/Space to New York City. This year’s event is hosted at the Ford Foundation’s beautiful headquarters on the east side, on July 8. The focus of the event is fostering innovation from within, and the workshop will hone and highlight the work […] more »

by Steve Outing

Stop the presses! For six days a week! Yes, I’m being serious. The recent New York Times “Innovation” report, a meant-to-be-internal strategy document proposing a (long-overdue) digital-first future for what is arguably the best newspaper and digital news operation on the planet, painted a depressing picture. Despite beefing up its digital business and creating large […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. You can’t break copyright by looking at something online, Europe’s top court rules (David Meyer / GigaOm) 2. Just like Comcast did, Verizon says Netflix is slowing its own streams (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Who’s going to buy the New York Times’s new opinion app? (Robinson Meyer / New York Times) 4. Xbox […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Remix Remix is a regular segment on EducationShift, featuring interesting and innovative journalism assignments, courses and curricula. Writers will detail their ideas and work and, where possible, provide links and materials so other educators can adapt them in their own programs. If you’re interested in sharing your approaches to be remixed at other schools, contact […] more »