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by Aleszu Bajak

This piece was initially published on Storybench, a cookbook for digital storytelling. Storybench is a collaboration between Northeastern University’s Media Innovation program, a new graduate degree in digital journalism, and Esquire magazine. “Even if Denmark was made of gold, I would not want to stay here, ever.” That’s what Farid Majid, a refugee fleeing the […] more »

by Meg Dalton

How can established media and tech companies foster innovation from within large organizations? That was the focus of our second annual Collab/Space New York workshop this past Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The workshop was sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and hosted by the Ford Foundation. Below is a quick Storify recap of […] more »

by Kimberly Selden

Once again, MediaShift is producing a Collab/Space innovation workshop in New York at the Ford Foundation focused on “intrapreneurial” projects at media and tech companies. Not only will it be sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, but the projects might get Missouri students to do capstone projects focused […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Two new reports released recently by the American Press Institute dissect and discuss the best practices for innovation within news organizations and ways to institute a “culture-based strategy” to create and encourage innovation. But what exactly is “innovation?” The definition has become a very loose one within the journalism community. “I think most legacy news operations […] more »

by Meagan Doll

Not only is technology developing rapidly in today’s society, but the ways in which it’s used to tell stories and deliver news are also changing. Matt Sheehan, director of the Innovation News Center (INC) at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, is experimenting with this reality. Through a partnership with anonymous messaging […] more »

by Sonia Paul

MediaShift produced its first-ever Journalism Innovation Summit, a one-day conference to tackle some of the trickiest topics posing the media industry, on May 15, 2015, at the City University London. The Summit took on various hot-button topics — where to distribute innovative content, how to increase audience engagement, and what are the most promising business models. The day […] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

MediaShift produced its first-ever Journalism Innovation Summit and its first European event in London last week taking on the twin challenges of content and business models. Delegates came from as far away as South Korea and Canada, across the United Kingdom, Norway, Nigeria and beyond. Hosted by City University London, and with receptions hosted by […] more »

by Rebecca Blatt

In May 2012, Jane Beard was caring for her ailing 88-year-old father at her home in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her dad was a veteran of World War II, and he was suffering from dementia. At night, he would have nightmares about his service in Europe nearly 70 years prior. He would often cry out, waking […] more »

by Scott Maier

Call it “Mission Improbable.” Assign teams of journalists, digital developers, designers, civic leaders and students – most never having worked together — to produce data-driven tools and stories tackling some of the toughest issues facing Portland and Oregon. And get it done in 72 hours. After three days and a few missteps, mission (pretty much) […] more »

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