Tag: technology

by Eric Newton

Last week at the Online News Association convention in Chicago, we did a “lighting round” on our update of Searchlights and Sunglasses, the free digital learning resource Knight Foundation offered up last year to journalism education. Did we just say the first edition launched last year? That seems like a lifetime ago — maybe because, […] more »

by Clay Shirky

I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist for the free culture movement, so I’m a pretty unlikely candidate for Internet censor, but I have just asked the students in my fall seminar to refrain from using laptops, tablets and phones in class. I came late and […] more »

by Melanie Stone

When it comes to covering crime, journalists walk a fine line. Reporters and community members alike must figure out how to tell stories, distribute content, inform citizens and address violence in what Poynter’s Kelly McBride considers a new media ecosystem with so many outlets and so many voices. How do you tell deeper stories with […] more »

by Steve Fox

A few years ago, students working on a project in my Investigative class at UMass were on deadline, finalizing their stories looking at the aftermath of a devastating series of tornadoes in Western Massachusetts. We were publishing in The Boston Globe and as deadline loomed, one student ran into technical issues with her video while […] more »

by Beatriz Wallace

Every time I move, I spend the first day or so sobbing and eating alone at greasy dives in my new town — unpacking, ignoring phone calls and making empty vows to myself. I will never move again. I will never break up again. I will never leave my friends again. I will buy a […] more »

by Evan Leatherwood

At NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), nothing is what it seems. Just past the elevator doors opening onto the program’s sprawling Manhattan loft space, I came across two trash cans sitting next to each other. One was just a trash can, but the other was wired to an old paint can, some busted circuit boards […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Today’s journalism and media students may produce all kinds of projects. They might code websites, develop multimedia, build devices and contribute to a huge range of collaborative efforts that require both new ways of thinking and innovative ways of working within schools’ physical spaces. I recently talked with faculty at four institutions who are creating […] more »

by Douglas Rushkoff

At the White House Correspondents Dinner — the annual opportunity for the president to engage directly, and humorously, with reporters who cover him — I expect most of the gibes to be at the president. Sure, he gets the chance to defend himself, but it’s pretty much a roast: A leading comedian is invited every […] more »

by Melanie Stone

The question isn’t quite age-old, but it is one that has been asked since the rise of social networks: How much money is a tweet, post, pin, review or comment worth? A study released this week from ShareThis may have uncovered an answer. The research, developed by Beresford Research and presented in partnership with The […] more »

by Meredith Broussard

Let’s say that you’re a historian in 2064 and you want to look at the New York Times for a view of how journalists represented celebrity fashion in the early 2000s. You could pull images of the pages of newsprint that hold Oscar photos, but what you’d really want is to see the Times’ 2014 […] more »