Tag: washington post

by Julie Keck

1. The Washington Post partners with student newspapers at UMD, Columbia (Nick Massella / FishBowl DC) 2. Online MOOC courses deliver Ebola health advice (Sean Coughlan / BBC News) 3. Oculus Rift virtual-reality system weighed by higher education institutions (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) 4. Michigan State launches food MOOC portal with EdCast (Roger Riddell […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Infiltrating people’s habits: How Time works to engage readers (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. BBC launches WhatsApp service in West Africa to fight Ebola (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 3. How a small experiment at The Washington Post revolutionized its content management platform (Benjamin Mullen / Poynter) 4. How did GamerGate become a lightning […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore examples of how two newsrooms are using the social platforms Vine and Snapchat. PART 1: Mashable + Vine Mashable has heavily experimented with the 6-second video app Vine since the app launched in early 2013. Along the way Mashable received a Shorty Award for its work on the platform and, this summer, crossed the milestone of having 100,000 followers to […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

In an era of instant updates and constant streams of information, the email newsletter is making a comeback. Traditional media outlets such as the New York Times and Washington Post have created unique email offerings for their subscribers to appeal to niche interests. And writers such as Rusty Foster, Maria Popova, Alexis Madrigal and Ann […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Should publishers take web design cues from print? (Ricardo Bilton / Digiday) 2. Neuze makes you wonder: What if the print newspaper had been invented after the web? (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. Jeff Bezos’s new plan for news: The Washington Post becomes an Amazon product (Brad Stone / Bloomberg Businessweek) 4. Google’s “In […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter, MIT create new research lab to analyze every tweet (Yoree Koh / The New York Times) 2. Intel buckles to anti-feminist campaign by pulling ads from gaming site (Rich McCormick / The Verge) 3. How Emergent founder Craig Silverman is using data to hunt down online hoaxes (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. Facebook […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. From free to fee: How U.S. dailies decide to use paywalls (Natalie Jomini Stroud / American Press Institute) 2. Exploring ethics through journalism hotlines (Lene Bech Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Scott Stossel on taking ideas journalism online at The Atlantic (Nieman Reports) 4. Winnipeg Free Press adds social media element to letters […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Learning from 800k public comments on the FCC’s net neutrality plan (Bob Lannon & Andrew Pendleton / The Sunlight Foundation) 2. FBI and Apple investigate nude celebrity photo hack (David Meyer / GigaOm) 3. Mental Floss is buoyed by online video (Christine Haughney / The New York Times) 4. Pioneer David Cohn on Circa, […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn about a collaboration to build an open-source commenting and discussion platform for news organizations, and we explore how the Verification Handbook can help inform the use of citizen-generated materials. PART 1: Building a new engagement platform The New York Times, the Washington Post and Mozilla are working together to build an […] more »

by Julie Posetti

In the post-Edward Snowden era, newsrooms are increasingly aware of state-sponsored breaches of privacy and the threat they pose to journalists and their sources. Some newsrooms have introduced sophisticated anti-surveillance technology, and others have literally reverted to notepad, pen and clandestine meetings in the interests of shielding their sources and avoiding state, and corporate, electronic […] more »