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Best Practices
by Sonia Paul

Five years ago this spring, Andy Carvin, then working for NPR, found himself in the thick of the Arab Spring as he became immersed in curating tweets, verifying footage online and corresponding with journalists and activists on the ground via social media. Within a matter of months, he said, it got to the point where […] more »

Case Studies
by Ben DeJarnette

“Redefining Engagement” is a special 11-part series on the progress, promise and potential challenges of community engagement in journalism. The series, produced by the Agora Journalism Center, will be published in serial this month by MediaShift. Click here for the full series. Some 1,500 miles northwest of the University of Oregon (UO) campus in Eugene, […] more »

Case Studies
by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Andrew Hébert and Daniel Shapiro. This week we check out some social apps for live-streaming video from smartphones, and we find out how interactive documentaries are moving journalism forward. PART 1: Mobile streaming apps Several social apps have made it easy to stream live video directly from smartphones while simultaneously interacting with viewers. We explore […] more »

Case Studies
by Ben DeJarnette

“Redefining Engagement” is a special 11-part series on the progress, promise and potential challenges of community engagement in journalism. The series, produced by the Agora Journalism Center, will be published in serial this month by MediaShift. Click here for the full series. Last November, as racial tensions sparked mass protests at the University of Missouri, […] more »

Best Practices
by Reuben Stern

This week we find out what newsrooms might learn from startups, and we explore another system aimed at enabling micropayments for news. PART 1: Learning from startups Covering Silicon Valley companies from inside the digital news startup Re/code gave Liz Gannes a unique view into continually shifting organizational cultures. We sat down with her to […] more »

Free Speech
by Dillon Baker

It’s fair to say that the Edward Snowden leaks, which revealed top-secret and wide-ranging surveillance programs run by government agencies such as the NSA and the GCHQ, has been the biggest journalistic scoop of the decade. What people may not know is that the now-famous journalist who scooped the story, Glenn Greenwald, was a freelancer. Though […] more »

Collaboration
by Ben DeJarnette

“Redefining Engagement” is a special 11-part series on the progress, promise and potential challenges of community engagement in journalism. The series, produced by the Agora Journalism Center, will be published in serial this month by MediaShift. Click here for the full series. Earlier this year, Georgia Public Broadcasting sent a text message to members of […] more »

AdvertisingShift
by Aleszu Bajak

“Your last glorious run of green lights was no accident.” That’s how Quartz, a digital news outlet, opened a story detailing how Siemens is using data to reduce congestion and improve traffic patterns. The piece contains 600 well-written words, two Quartz-style charts and one interview with a Siemens sales manager. Prominently displayed at the top, bottom and on every […] more »

Collaboration
by Reuben Stern

This week we look at capturing and delivering immersive virtual reality content and we get some tips on tailoring news for the Apple Watch. PART 1: Creating VR content As more news organizations jump into immersive virtual reality storytelling, we highlight a few options for putting the finished material online and explore some of the […] more »

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