Tag: reporting

by Reuben Stern

This week we introduce a new app for connecting reporters with stories, and we learn about a mobile video studio that fits into a backpack. PART 1: Newstracker A new smartphone app and web-based system called Newstracker, built by a company called Interapt, was designed to help newsrooms connect their teams in the field with story [...] more »

by Rachele Kanigel

Teaching journalism in the 21st century is a little like packing a wardrobe for a month-long trip into a carry-on suitcase: You keep trying to squeeze one more thing into the bulging bag while praying that the zipper won’t burst. When I studied journalism in the 1980s at San Francisco State University, where I now [...] more »

by Stephen J. A. Ward

Talk of media revolution is so ubiquitous that we sometimes become inured to the force of what we say. We nod our head in agreement that change is everywhere, but we fail to think through the consequences of change. During my public talks, I note that many people accept the fact of media revolution but [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

This month, throngs of fresh-eyed students are filing back onto campus (or logging in online), attempting to become journalists at a time when the very definition of a journalist is in constant flux. Those who teach tomorrow’s journalists have a monumental task ahead of them: Not only do they have to instruct and mentor these [...] more »

by Craig Newmark

OK, I really just want news I can trust. Couple years ago, I blurted out that “the press should be the immune system of democracy.” Personally, I really don’t like being lied to, but my deal here is that our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful to account. In return, we buy [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. What will J-schools look like in 2020? (Poynter) 2. Graphic novels, e-books on student summer reading lists (Baltimore Sun) 3. Company adds e-books for community colleges, vocational schools (Publishers Weekly) 4. Tablets arrive at rural schools (Austin Daily Herald) 5. 10 tips for [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Cable news networks were a major destination for updates on Aurora shootings (TVNewser) 2. Twitter is working on a way for you to export all your tweets (NYT) 3. Foursquare starts a pilot program to test paid ads (NYT) 4. [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Why we shouldn’t care about who reports a major announcement first (The New Republic) 2. Social coding startup GitHub raises $100 million in its first round of funding (WSJ) 3. Reddit lifts its ban on The Atlantic and other publications [...] more »

by Emily Harris

One of the best parts about getting professional colleagues together is that everyone brings specific resources and examples to the topic at hand. Sometimes these are familiar to you, but a colleague’s experience offers a fresh perspective. At other times, you may discover details about a resource you’d previously only vaguely heard of, or learn [...] more »

by Jessica Clark

The following post is from Jessica Clark, who is the media strategist for the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), which produced the Localore competition. From Fargo to Austin, and Boston to the Bay Area, 10 public stations across the country are now poised to ramp up their innovation capacity. They’ll be incubating projects led [...] more »