Tag: news

by Gabriel Kahn

By now, the ink has dried on Jeff Bezos’ acquisition of the Washington Post and commentators have dissected the deal from a multitude of different angles. Yet, I still can’t contain my excitement about what this could potentially mean for the news industry. Billionaires have always lusted after media properties, and this trend hasn’t slowed [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Google Glass could have a transformative effect on journalism, especially as we watch Tim Pool from VICE use Google Glass to report on Turkish protests. But it’s important to examine the shortfalls as well as all the great new advancements, both real and prophesied. Special guests Rackspace’s Robert Scoble, Veterans United’s Sarah Hill, CUNY’s Jeff Jarvis [...] more »

by Sarah Hill

News gathering is a difficult job and if you’re a working journalist, you already understand the difficulties involved in getting a scoop, particularly if said scoop is controversial, classified, dangerous or in the middle of a desert. With these types of stories, it’s crucial to embed yourself. But, if you’re a broadcast journalist, you often [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Are you sick of hearing about mobile yet? You’re going to get even sicker. Mobile usage for news is booming, as people follow updates on stories on smartphones and tablets, and download tons of apps. But how do you decide which apps are right for you? We’ve enlisted MediaShift correspondents to recommend their favorite apps [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — At a conference at Montclair State University titled, “New Jersey: A Laboratory for Media Innovation,” sponsored in part by the Knight Foundation, newsrooms large and small weighed the current problems and opportunities in New Jersey’s current media market, laying out a microcosm of the challenges facing the American news business and how [...] more »

by Maryanne Reed

This guest post is co-authored by Dana Coester. Data Visualization, geo-mapping, audience engagement, agile development, responsive design. What do any of these terms have to do with journalism? Turns out, quite a bit these days. With a staggering amount of data now available to journalists, the ability to capture, interpret and present it to audiences [...] more »

by Sue Robinson

Traditional news organizations need to embrace the disruption brought by digital culture — or they risk becoming obsolete. That was the message late last week at the International Symposium on Online Journalism hosted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where about 370 of the world’s [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NBC shuts down hyperlocal, data-driven publishing pioneer EveryBlock (Poynter) 2. Digital revenues result in gains for The New York Times (Guardian) 3. NYT Junior: What it could (but shouldn’t) be (PaidContent.com) 4. Going through a social media crisis? Try over-communicating (memeburn) 5. Using Vine to cover breaking news (Fast Company) Subscribe to Daily Must [...] 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 Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. When news breaks, 83% of Americans seek out a second source for more info (Poynter) 2. Barnes & Noble, Microsoft complete deal to create Nook Media (Publishers Weekly) 3. Tumblr has an official analytics tool (Social Times) 4. Knight awards $3 [...] more »