Tag: technology

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

The decision last month by CBS to bar its tech news site subsidiary, CNET, from reviewing certain products felt like an old-school case in media ethics, a classic example of editorial independence subverted by corporate influence. But a longer lens shows that in embracing one ethos presented by the digital age, CBS ran smack into [...] more »

by Andrew Lih

There’s a love-hate relationship with the Consumer Electronic Show, the annual celebration of digital delights and unstoppable innovation that engages Las Vegas with 150,000 rabid buyers, sellers and consumers. It’s the perfect mate for Sin City — equal parts overwhelming, inspiring and oftentimes ridiculous. This year may be the most interesting in awhile because, by [...] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

When a story broke last week that news and gossip site TMZ had applied for a permit to put a drone in the air, the piece leapt to the top of the Drudge Report, as minds began to spin with visions of robot copters hovering over celebrities’ every move. The report turned out to be [...] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

When Oliver Mooney stood up for his final presentation of the Irish Times Digital Challenge, he had a confession to make. “I love working with data,” he declared. “It’s such a nerdy thing to say, but I’ve been doing it now for over a decade for customers all over the country, and it’s about time [...] more »

by Elina Makri

As the financial crisis came to reign over Greece, big-name print newspapers began shutting their doors. News sites struggled to find resources. Journalists went unpaid. Print ad revenues continued to drop. TV channels slashed their budgets. Still, Greek people want news; their country is on the world agenda. So Greek journalists and media professionals have [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Schools, families struggle with technology costs (AP) 2. Top apps to turn smartphones, tablets into school tools (Detroit Free Press) 3. Tablets in the classroom: When will we get it right? (ZDNet) 4. Using technology to collaborate with schools in other countries (Guardian) [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Apps help students, teachers learn in real time (AP) 2. Survey: Chinese students use technology more comprehensively than Americans (GigaOm) 3. UCLA kills proposed online program focused on immigrants’ rights (LA Times) 4. University of Iowa forms online partnership with Iowa Central Community [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. 9/11 museum mixes education and technology (RNN) 2. How to talk about technology in education without losing your mind to fear (Boing Boing) 3. India’s education system not keeping up with technology, Indian official says (NY Daily News) 4. A school switches from [...] more »

by Seth Ashley

The choice of a keynote speaker says a lot about an organization’s outlook, so I was eager to hear what Richard Gingras, Google’s head of news products, had to say at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in August in Chicago. The self-described “technologist” revisited good questions [...] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

Do we define the future of the newspaper based on the product and its medium? Or do we look to the interaction between the product and the reader, and ask the digital realm to reinvent the relationship? These are big questions, and the fundamental ones underlying the The Irish Times Digital Challenge, the latest attempt [...] more »