Tag: software

by Reuben Stern

This week, we explore a new way to understand audience behavior developed by the American Press Institute, and we learn about a tool called Desk-Net that helps newsrooms manage staff and stories across platforms. PART 1: Metrics for News The American Press Institute has developed software that enables news outlets to better understand which types of stories [...] more »

by Steve Doig

As it turns out, you don’t need Muppets to teach a good online course. I worried about this a few months ago as I began to prepare for my Arizona State University ASUonline ”Media Research Methods” class. This concern blossomed when, out of curiosity, I signed up for a Harvard EdX online course on computer science basics and watched the [...] more »

by Paul Spinrad

Kickstarter pioneered a set of rules and an uncluttered visual grammar that has become the familiar frame for online fundraising, and many other such crowdfunding portals have since copied or adapted their formula — even sites that started earlier. Now, an explosion of cheap and easy new tools and services makes crowdfunding more democratic than [...] more »

by Jeffrey D. Neuburger

Who owns your copy of “War and Peace”? If we’re talking about a dog-eared paperback copy of “War and Peace” that you purchased in your college bookstore, then you own the copy for purposes of copyright law. But if we are talking about an e-book version of the latest translation that was bought online and [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

From time to time, I’ll give an overview of one broad MediaShift topic, annotated with online resources and plenty of tips. The idea is to help you understand the topic, learn the jargon, and take action. I’ve already covered blogging, citizen journalism, online advertising and various other topics. This week I’ll look at the wonderful [...] more »