Tag: newsrooms

by Mark Glaser

Recently, Twitter posted a job for a “head of news and journalism partnerships.” Oh my gosh! Was Twitter going to get into the news business and start its own newsroom with reporters and editors ferreting out what’s happening as news breaks? Despite hysteria that this might be happening (stoked by provocateur Michael Wolff), the reality […] more »

by Jessica Weiss

First, it was the Web. Now, mobile is the “second tidal wave of change about to collide with the news industry,” said Cory Bergman, general manager of Breaking News, a mobile-first startup owned by NBC News Digital. As more consumers access news on their mobile devices, news organizations are seeing traffic to their websites from […] more »

by Maite Fernandez

As the media landscape continues to shift, traditional news outlets are trimming or eliminating specialized reporting, including science coverage. In Spain, a new website wants to not only fill that void, but to become the go-to science publication in the Spanish-speaking world. Launched last year, Materia is devoted to science, environment, health and technology. And […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

J-Lab recently released the results of its Networked Journalism pilot project, a three-year initiative that “called for eight newspapers and one public radio station to network with local blogs,” resulting in “nine different models of collaboration,” J-Lab reports. In a detailed report called Networked Journalism: What Works, J-Lab’s executive director, Jan Schaffer, outlines the problem […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 63rd episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Dorian Benkoil as co-hosts. Rafat Ali is off this week. Who’s watching you online and what do they know about you? A lot of people are tracking you and they know a lot. Even the former head of the CIA now knows […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Are map issues killing iPhone 5 buzz? (CNBC) 2. Facebook updating its mobile apps every 1-2 months (Venturebeat) 3. ESPN building a Twitter-style stream of its own sports content (GigaOm) 4. “Even for twentysomethings, the job description is clear: Everyone is […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Since launching this past February, Collaboration Central has covered a remarkable number of projects that illustrate what it means to work together in journalism today. Here, we roundup the best practices for collaboration and will continue adding to this list as new successes emerge. Planning a Collaboration “If I’ve learned anything about managing collaborative investigative […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. What journalists should know about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram (Poynter) 2. More than 1 in 3 U.S. households have at least one TV hooked up to the web (PaidContent) 3. To keep readers, traditional publishers need to figure out how […] more »

by Josh Stearns

As this site explores the promises and pitfalls of collaborative journalism, I’m particularly interested in the invisible and often porous boundary between collaboration and consolidation. Many of the same technological changes and economic pressures that have driven the development of collaborative journalism are also driving media consolidation; in both cases, proponents argue that benefits include […] more »

by Josh Stearns

In collaborative journalism right now we can see media theorist Clay Shirky’s urge towards vast experimentation manifested. The journalism partnerships emerging around the country vary in size and type, and the practices that define those partnerships are still being negotiated and hashed out in newsrooms and communities. Some partnerships bring together very different news organizations […] more »