Tag: open source

by Denise Lu

With the NSA constantly popping up in headlines this year, it’s important to look into how to protect journalists who need to communicate with confidential sources. The Freedom of the Press Foundation aims to support and defend transparency journalism in an era when it is especially scrutinized. The foundation recently announced a crowdfunded campaign to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. K-12 schools are missing out on the edtech trend (Carmel DeAmicis / PandoDaily) 2. An ex-journalist to j-schools: Adapt or die (Byron P. White / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. How two struggling schools got two different results with edtech (Katrina Schwartz / MindShift) 4. The disruptive business model for higher education is [...] 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 Katie Zhu

I’m honored to be selected as one of the inaugural AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship fellows for the 2012-13 academic school year, and am excited to begin work on my project, LedeHub. I believe in journalism’s ability to better the world around us. To fully realize the potential of journalism in the digital age, we [...] more »

by Sandra Ordonez

After almost two decades of working closely with diverse types of techs, I’ve slowly found myself transforming from a nice, sweet, agreeable person to “Saturday Night Live’s” Nick Burns, Your Company’s Computer Guy. What I have witnessed has not been pleasant — grown adults acting like 5-year-old children, and then blaming their techs for responding [...] more »

by Shannon Dosemagen

MediaShift’s science journalism coverage is sponsored by the Columbia Journalism School, which offers an innovative specialized M.A. for experienced journalists who want to cover science, business, arts or politics in a sophisticated, nuanced manner. Learn more here. This article was co-authored by Jeffrey Warren and Sara Wylie. Can you envision an alternative mode of science [...] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

WASHINGTON, DC — Since May 3, 1991, World Press Freedom Day has been celebrated worldwide annually to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect it. Marking the 20th anniversary last Tuesday, an international conference was organized in Washington, DC, by the United Nations Educational, [...] more »

by Alfred Hermida

Two Canadians took a gamble that local news still matters this week. The two represent the hopes of both old and new media. One was a $1.1 billion buyout (in Canadian dollars) of Canada’s largest newspaper chain, the Canwest newspapers, led by experienced news executive Paul Godfrey. The other was the launch of a hyper-local, [...] more »

by Anne Nelson

It wasn’t your typical keynote address. Earlier this month, at an event held on the campus of Cornell University, a room of people gazed at a blank screen in rapt attention, listening to a woman speak over a weak cell phone connection originating in Cuba. The speaker was Cuba’s 32-year-old star blogger, Yoani Sanchez. The [...] more »