Tag: npr

by Meredith Broussard

Let’s say that you’re a historian in 2064 and you want to look at the New York Times for a view of how journalists represented celebrity fashion in the early 2000s. You could pull images of the pages of newsprint that hold Oscar photos, but what you’d really want is to see the Times’ 2014 […] more »

by Angela Washeck

Veteran journalist Andy Carvin gained fame by using Twitter for blanket real-time coverage of the Arab Spring revolutions. Based in NPR’s newsroom at the time, Carvin led one of the most memorable examples of crowdsourced reporting efforts ever seen in the industry, collaborating with sources knowledgeable about the Middle East conflict and Arabic dialects, while […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week’s RJI Futures Lab shows how NPR got an app into GM’s internet-enabled cars; we check in on Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, and we take a look at one of the newest tablet news reader apps. PART 1: NPR’s app for Internet cars NPR soon will offer drivers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Viral Twitter account rounds up all of Sochi’s problems (Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post) 2. To grow, Netflix must learn from the quietly brilliant UI of regular TVs (Kyle Vanhemert / Wired) 3. Twitter transparency report shows government takedown and info requests are on the rise (Nick Summers / The Next Web) 4. Wolff: […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How CNN is prepping for the majority-mobile audience coming in 2014 (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 2. Inside’s news is longer than Twitter, shorter than Business Insider (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. NPR eyes more personalized digital platform (Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck) 4. News websites proliferate, stretching thin ad dollars (William Launder / Wall […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Hackers break into Washington Post servers (Craig Timberg / Washington Post) 2. Twitter users are furious at new breaking news alerts (Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed) 3. NPR’s $10 million digital bet (John McDermott / Digiday) 4. British Telecom porn filters block sex education sites (Mike Deri Smith / BBC) 5. Twitter’s Vine gets vanity […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NPR gets $17 million in grants to expand coverage and develop digital platform (Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times) 2. Data journalism MOOCs offer new options for distributed learning (Alexander Howard / Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 3. Report: Readers who own a Kindle spend $1233/year on Amazon; those who don’t spend $790 (Jason […] more »

by Melanie Stone

In October, Olga Khazan wrote an opinion piece for The Atlantic about whether journalism schools should require students to learn to code. She made the case that aspiring journalists shouldn’t “waste time” with programming. Instead, they should be freelancing and interning, blazing forward in their quest to attain a job in the field. The article […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show (Barton Gellman & Ashkan Soltani / Washington Post) 2. Arguments fly during FTC workshop on native advertising (Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge) 3. Twitter is about to officially launch retargeted ads (Josh Constine / TechCrunch) 4. Media insiders are laughing about news site ‘The Information,’ but founder […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Interview: NPR’s Brian Boyer on building and managing news apps teams (Erin Kissane / Source) 2. Internet kills the video store (Brian Stelter / New York Times) 3. YouTube aims to tame the trolls with changes to its comments section (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 4. Uncensored Instagrams from North Korea buck brutal trend of […] more »