Tag: npr

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 »

by Jessica Weiss

When news designers tell Brian Boyer they want to produce big, detailed news projects online, he encourages them to think smaller. Smaller screen, that is. Boyer, the news apps editor at National Public Radio (NPR) in Washington, D.C., knows more consumers are accessing news on their mobile devices than ever, and that news organizations are [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New York Times elevates comments from below the line (Journalism.co.uk) 2. NPR host’s live-tweeting of his mother’s last moments shows the power of 140 characters (GigaOm) 3. CBS pulled from Time Warner cable; CBS CEO: “We are now at war” (TV Newser) 4. Twitter will make it easier to report abusive posts (NYT) 5. [...] more »

by Andy Carvin

Here’s the transcript of a talk I gave at the International Symposium for Online Journalists in Austin, Texas last Friday. We Messed Up Now as many of you know, I’m usually I’m not at a loss for words. But I really struggled to decide what to talk about today, especially in the wake of the [...] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

Andy Carvin is the “war reporter who never attended the war.” And indeed, NPR’s senior social media strategist came to the attention of the journalism and wider world in a unique fashion during the Arab Spring, tweeting virtually around the clock while monitoring half a dozen revolutions in the region — all from his perch [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Is online video reinventing the future of broadcast? (Huffington Post) 2. Tell Me More‘s “Social Me” explores online anonymity and how young people interact (NPR) 3. 3 keys to social media success: Social base, social glue and social engine (Forbes) 4. Facebook’s privacy payout: $5, $10 or nothing (GigaOm) 5. Music streamer Rdio expands [...] more »