Tag: tools

by Mark Glaser

RJI Futures Lab COLUMBIA, MO — I am at the new Reynolds Journalism Institute building on the campus of the University of Missouri, my alma mater. It’s interesting to be in a new building looking out on a campus that is so familiar and so different now. The mission of the RJI is to “develop […] more »

by Alfred Hermida

Alfred Hermida Recently, MediaShift started running reports from “embeds” at various media outlets and educational institutions. This report comes from Alfred Hermida, an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia. Classic Hollywood movies tend to idealize the job of the reporter, from Cary Grant in “His Girl Friday” […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Video, photo and music editing used to be only accessible through complicated and expensive hardware, and software programs such as Avid for video, Photoshop for images and ProTools for audio. But now a vast array of online tools and cheaper software are letting amateurs and pros polish up their work without spending any money. In […] more »

by Jennifer Woodard Maderazo

With the plethora of social networking sites, it’s easy to come to the quick conclusion that what we are doing on these sites — chatting up strangers, lurking on people’s profiles, spying on friends — is just a waste of time. But there is one site that is more than just an unhealthy habit: Photo-sharing […] 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 »

by Mark Glaser

I am back from the We Media conference in Miami, but I am not done reporting on what took place there, and how the conference helped clarify the role of “we media” or citizen media in society. While I spent the last couple blog posts savaging the parts of the conference that got under my […] more »