Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Courtney Lowery Cowgill is a writer, editor, teacher and farmer. As an editor, she works as the managing editor of MediaShift. As a teacher, she's an adjunct professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism, specializing in feature writing, legislative coverage, rural journalism and online journalism. Formerly, she was the editor in chief of the online magazine NewWest.Net, which she co-founded and before that, worked as a newswoman for the Associated Press. When she’s not writing or editing, she’s helping her husband wrangle 150 heritage turkeys, 30 acres of food, overgrown weeds or their young children.

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. New York Times Eyes Ambitious Overhaul In Quest For ‘Journalistic Dominance’ (Michael Calderone / Huffington Post) 2. Bustle and the Industrialization of Confession (Rich Juzwiak […] more »

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Each Thursday, we round up the top stories of the week in journalism education and digital learning. Sign up here to get the Journalism & Digital Education Roundup delivered to your inbox. 1. Cronkite New Voices Act Would Help Ensure Press Rights for Students in Missouri (Mallory Daily / St. Louis Public Radio) 2. 10 […] more »

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Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. No, Amazon Is Not Planning A Network Of 300-400 Bookstores (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 2. How the Media Dealt With The Intercept’s Retracted Story on […] more »

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Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Yahoo for Sale, Says Yahoo, Finally Admitting the Obvious (Also Q4 Results!) (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 2. Reporter Fabricated Quotes, Invented Sources at The Intercept […] more »

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Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. In Social Media’s Iowa Caucus Predictions, Twitter Nails It (Marcus Gilmer / Mashable) 2. Alphabet Passes Apple to Become the World’s Most Valuable Company (Davey […] more »

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Each Tuesday, we curate the top stories of the week in e-books and self-publishing. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Meredith Wild, a Self-Publisher Making an Imprint (Alexandra Alter / New York Times) 2. How It Feels to Be Self-Published Me (Zetta Elliott / Publishers Weekly) 3. The E-Book […] more »

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1. With a Bet on a Platform Strategy, BuzzFeed Faces Business Challenges (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 2. Condé Nast Adapts to New Forces, Leaving Some Employees Unsettled (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 3. Snapchat Discover One Year Later: How 23 Media Companies Are Building Stories For Evan Spiegel (Kerry Flynn / International Business Times) […] more »

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Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Massive Politico Shakeup: Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, 3 Others Departing (Dylan Byers / CNNMoney) 2. MTV News Hires Ana Marie Cox, Jaime Fuller In Effort to […] more »

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Each Thursday, we round up the top stories of the week in journalism education and digital learning. Sign up here to get the Journalism & Digital Education Roundup delivered to your inbox. 1. This Is What It’s Like to Launch a Journalism School From Scratch (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 2. Vice Launches a […] more »

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Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Inside Facebook’s Decision to Blow Up the Like Button (Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business) 2. Bloomberg Editor Quits Over Fear The Company Can’t Cover Michael […] more »