Tag: research

by Larry Dailey

As news professionals — and journalism educators — rethink their businesses, they are championing the words “innovation” and “disruption.” But do they really understand the complexities and the costs (both financial and cultural) of innovation and disruption? And are news organizations truly prepared to innovate, or they are merely playing a kind of organizational “keep [...] more »

by Nadia White

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. Jeremy Roberts sat still on the shore of the Bitterroot River, photographing a female kingfisher. The chunky, crested [...] more »

by Frank Nuijens

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. If you regularly do a Twitter search for the words “science journalism,” like I do, you’ll be amazed, [...] more »

by Nicholas White

This is the second post in a series from Nicholas White, the co-founder and CEO of The Daily Dot. It used to be, to be a good reporter, all you had to do was get drunk with the right people. Sure, it helped if you could string a few words together, but what was really [...] more »

by Alfred Hermida

Journalists today are expected to be active on social media, sharing observations, anecdotes and links with their audience. Facebook itself is reaching out to newsrooms, recently launching the Journalists on Facebook page as a resource for the media. But a study from Canada suggests more people prefer to get their news via their friends and [...] more »

by Julie Posetti

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by the USC Annenberg nine-month M.A. in Specialized Journalism. USC’s highly customized degree programs are tailored to the experienced journalist and gifted amateur. Learn more about how USC Annenberg is immersed in tomorrow. An Australian journalism professor has started an online academic journal with a twist: It publishes journalism, [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In this week’s 4MR podcast, I look at the recent survey results from Pew Internet on Americans’ use of Twitter. The research group [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In this week’s 4MR podcast I look at new research from Perfect Market that shows news sites earning more “revenues per thousand page [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

We’re spoiled by technology. Today, we expect more from our media than we can get from print, radio or linear TV. If you’re like me — and, increasingly, evidence shows people are — you crave portability, fungibility, the ability to listen to a book or article, to watch a TV show or movie or YouTube [...] more »

by Anne Nelson

Not so long ago, some Western governments and private donors decided that investing in the media was a good way to support the development of democracy in other countries. Over the years, media development has become a vast enterprise, responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars of investment every year. The paradigm was straightforward enough: [...] more »