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. The Problem With Journalism Is You Need an Audience (Hamilton Nolan / Gawker) 2. Axel Springer’s Bild is Testing News Delivery via Facebook Messenger (Laura […] 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. Al Jazeera America Terminates All TV and Digital Operations (Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept) 2. Why Al Jazeera America Was Destined to Fail (Jordan Weissmann […] 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. Code School Udacity Promises Refunds if You Don’t Get a Job (Cade Metz / Wired) 2. VML and MU School of Journalism […] 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. Google Now Has an Official Virtual Reality Boss to Take On Facebook’s Oculus (Mark Bergen / Re/Code) 2. The State of the Union Was About […] 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. Lenfest Donates The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com to New Media Institute (Jeff Gammage / Philly.com) 2. ‘He Didn’t Have the Long-Term Vision’: […] 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. Todd Larsen Named CEO of Self-Publishing Specialist Blurb (Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal) 2. Penguin Random House Sells Author Solutions (Maryann Yin / Galley Cat) 3. Amazon […] more »

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As Ben DeJarnette writes in the kick-off piece to this special series, “There perhaps was no journalistic buzzword more widely discussed in 2015 than ‘engagement.'” Natural, then, that we start 2016 with a series that is all about “Redefining Engagement,” produced by the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and […] 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’s Brain Drain Shows a Loss of Faith Inside the Company (Vindu Goel / New York Times) 2. We’re Starting to See the First Signs […] 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. New Tow Center Report Outlines the State of Automated Journalism (Shan Wang / Nieman Lab) 2. ProPublica Launches the Dark Web’s First Major News Site […] 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. Medill Heads West, Planning to Partner Journalists with Engineers (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. In Rethinking the Future of the Maynard Institute, […] more »