Tag: newsroom

by Michelle Johnson

I just flew back from running the Student Newsroom at the Online News Association and, boy, are my arms tired. And my feet. And my brain’s about to explode from all of the lessons learned after being at the helm of a program staffed with some of the planet’s best and brightest journalism students, professors […] more »

by Jim Flink

“The more we venture into the unknown, the higher the risk, the greater the chance of failure. As in science, though, experiments are not really failures if you learn from them.” – Searchlights and Sunglasses:  Field Notes from the Digital Age of Journalism Risk and reward.  Success and failure.  Progress and lethargy. Too often in […] more »

by Lauren Simonis

Matt Sheehan is the director of the Innovation News Center in the College of Journalism & Communications at the University of Florida. EducationShift talked with Sheehan about how the center hopes to make itself a model for existing and emerging newsrooms across the country. Q&A How did the center get started? Matt Sheehan: The Innovation News Center has […] more »

by Jim Flink

This is the second installment of Jim Flink’s coverage of his new multi-platform experiment at the University of Missouri. Check out his opening piece that ran in February on EducationShift. What causes species to migrate? Inhospitable conditions? A yearning for home? A longing for greener pastures? In the case of multi-platform migration in news, it’s […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle, Laura Davison, Chelsea Stuart and Sarah Harkins. This week the RJI Futures Lab explores how newsroom design might affect coverage, how to connect stories with their proper audience and how the New York Times made its pay model work. PART 1: Collaborative newsroom layouts Many traditional newsrooms have changed […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. NBC’s Olympic ratings may allow the company to ‘break even’ (LA Times) 2. You can send back your copy of Jonah Lehrer’s ‘Imagine’ for a full refund (PaidContent) 3. Digital First Media debuts Social Media Wire at the New Haven […] more »

by Anna Shoup

About two months have passed since we officially became the PBS NewsHour. I wrote my previous update for MediaShift” just after the two staffs — broadcast and online — merged into one building and were getting used to having each other around. But, really, how merged have these two teams become? The initial good news […] more »

by Anna Shoup

This is the first of a series of posts by Anna Shoup, the local/national editor for the program that will soon be renamed “PBS NewsHour.” She will provide an insider’s look at how the broadcast is changing, including the recent merging of its broadcast and online teams. The “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” is re-incarnating itself […] more »

by Megan Taylor

One of the explanations for the emergence of the programmer/journalist is the move of news organizations from print (or radio or TV) to the web. While some newspapers have gone online-only, and many are still trying to move to a “web-first” mindset, there are still newsrooms that view the web as a secondary medium. I […] more »

by Wayne MacPhail

What does journalism cost? That’s a question that’s being batted around a lot lately as the economic case for and against traditional newsrooms gets made in the press, on the web, and certainly across well-polished boardroom tables. In an article on J-Source, Kirk LaPointe, managing editor of the Vancouver Sun, argued that when the cost […] more »