How CNN took a startup approach to politics; a virtual camera for interactive documentaries, inspired by side-scrolling video games; next Twitter boss faces complex challenges, says departing boss; and more in today's #MustReads: http://ow.ly/P2Ue9
When I first started the MediaShift blog for PBS in January 2006, I had a vision for much more than just a one-person blog. To try to cover the changing media world, it would require having more contributors helping to cover what was happening at newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, music, movies and m...
Each week, PBS MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others.
Infographics from @NYTimes re: marriage equality through the years; find out the focus of the first Knight News Challenge of 2016; why future tech needs a better dictionary; and more in today's #MustReads: http://ow.ly/OQIM1
Despite being “digital natives,” students may not know how to use social media in journalistic ways. Today on #EdShift, Anthony Adornato of Ithaca College shares the social media to-do lists that keep his students on track.
“It’s like taking vitamins. You probably need them at some point. Which ones? How often? It's a mystery to me.” That’s how one student described her confusion, prior to taking my social media journalism course, about which social media platforms and mobile apps to use while reporting.
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"The mentality that unless the product is perfect it shouldn’t even be seen...is especially dangerous." Knight International Journalism Fellow Christopher Guess shares his thoughts on why newsrooms need to give up their fear of failure and embrace messy, miraculous innovation.
Journalism has always been obsessed with perfection. The story will be dead to rights, if the copy desk uses a semi-colon instead of an em-dash. If a headline’s wrong, there will be hell to pay come the news meeting tomorrow morning. There is nothing wrong with this. In fact, it’s fantastic.
Google manipulates search results, according to study; were all those rainbow profile photos another Facebook experiment?; where is the Taylor Swift of news to force tech companies to pay up?; and more in today's #MustReads.
Since January 2006, MediaShift has been tracking how social media, weblogs, podcasting, citizen journalism, wikis, news aggregators and online video are changing our media world. MediaShift includes commentary and reporting to tell stories of how the shifting media landscape is changing the way we get our news and information, while also providing a place for public participation and feedback.