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. 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 »

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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. Facebook Has a Ton of Users — Can It Keep Making More Money From Them? (Kurt Wagner / Re/code) 2. Apple Plans to Offer Subscription […] 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. Twitter Confirms Amex’s Leslie Berland As Its New CMO (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 2. Twitter Has Stopped Showing Ads to Some of Its Most Valuable […] 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. Classic Book Covers Get Charming Redesigns for the E-Book Age (Liz Stinson / Wired) 2. Judge Tosses Retailers’ Suit Against Apple, Publishers (Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly) 3. iBook […] 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. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Confirms Key Executive Departures (Kurt Wagner / Re/code) 2. Amex Marketing Exec Tops Twitter CMO List (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 3. […] 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. Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders? (Vauhini Vara / Bloomberg Businessweek) 2. Newsonomics: The Hard Realities of Philly’s Hail Mary Nonprofit Reorganization (Ken Doctor […] 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. Medium’s Ev Williams: ‘It’s Going to Make Less and Less Sense to Publish on the Web’ (Eric Johnson / Re/code) 2. Deja New: Talk of […] 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. With Capitol and Campaign Hound, UNC Students Are Learning the Sales Side of Media (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. Pythons, GIFs, […] more »