Tag: social media

by Judd Slivka

PBS MediaShift is launching a new series of online training courses called DigitalEd, in partnership with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and BigMarker. These one-hour live courses will help teach practical digital skills with experienced instructors. Title: How to Become a Mobile Ninja in the Field Instructor: Judd Slivka, Assistant Professor at Missouri School […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

What do BuzzFeed, Upworthy and Refinery29 have in common? Well, for one, they’ve raised millions in venture capital money, and they’re all getting deeper into the digital news business. Refinery29 is looking for a news director as they’ll soon be joining in the scrum to cover breaking news. Upworthy made its own news when they […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Texas senator Ted Cruz declares his bid for the presidency via Twitter (Katie Glueck & Alex Isenstadt / Politico) 2. President Obama invites social media into East Wing (Jeff Sneider & Lia Haberman / The Wrap) 3. Texas Rep. Villalba blocks student journalist on Twitter for asking him a question (Stephen Young / Dallas […] more »

by Amanda Enayati

In one of my favorite episodes of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” a crew member on leave brings back a computer game so addictive that eventually the entire crew, minus one young cadet, abandons its stations and sits glued to the device. The game, which stimulates the brain’s pleasure centers while diminishing its higher functions, […] more »

by Jess Duda

NEW YORK — “We don’t wake up thinking we’ll set the agenda,” said David Reiter, vice president of newsgathering at ABC News. What does set the agenda? These days it’s social media. Rieter offered the caveat that social platforms are one of many story leads for ABC News. It is “an input, not the decision-making […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. An online kingdom come (Jack Stripling / Chronicle of Higher Education) – Subscription 2. As journalism school enrollment slides, CoMo educators urge radical reform (Mike Martin / Columbia Heart Beat) 3. Creative publishing and critical journalism (Scott McLemee / Inside Higher Education) 4. Digital education requires teacher engagement (Michelle Avenant / ITWeb) 5. Schools […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

When The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson used Twitter’s new tweet activity feature he found something surprising. It showed that, on average, only 1.7 percent of people bothered to click through to the articles he had linked. In response to Thompson’s article, Digiday’s John McDermott noted that for the top brands, overall engagement was up 85 percent […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter CEO: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’ (Nitasha Tiku & Casey Newton / Verge) 2. The FCC’s net neutrality proposal is awesome, but has a loophole (Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOm) 3. Apple is talking to TV programmers about its own web TV service (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Omidyar in Hawaii: The billionaire […] more »

by Andy Carvin

This post originally appeared on Medium and is reprinted here with permission. When Reported.ly’s European team went online Wednesday morning, our reporting operation was less than 48 hours old. We had launched Monday at a measured, almost leisurely pace, our team of six still getting to know each other and learning how to coordinate our […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

What we share on social media says a lot. Below is an interesting infographic put together by AddThis, which measures social interest, on what we thought was worth sharing in 2014 and where and how we shared it. For more year-end stories from MediaShift, check out our entire series. Click the image for a larger […] more »