Culture

Fresco is a platform for crowdsourced news that also includes an assignment dispatch system for newsrooms to request specific materials. Screenshot courtesy of RJI.
Morgan State University student Emily Pelland experiments with narrative in VR as she storyboards for Fractured Tour.
Culture
by Joel Beeson

Ashley Rogers sat in a swivel chair, wearing a Zeiss VR One headset and over-the-ear headphones. As events in a world unseen to the rest of us unfolded, she fidgeted, looked around, flinched and screamed, and reached out for the safety of invisible handholds, and then reflexively held her arms up in a defensive posture. […] more »

Culture
by Azadeh Jamalian

The following is a guest post written by Azadeh “Azi” Jamalian, the co-founder of Tiggly, which makes and sells a learning platform consisting of tablet toys for children. Opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Does my life remind you of yours? Compared to […] more »

Culture
by Jenny Shank

I was in second grade the first time I was publicly shamed. My family had driven to Nebraska to visit my grandparents for Christmas. For the return trip, my mother repacked our laundry in any luggage that had space, regardless of whom it belonged to, and some of it was never emptied. On the first […] more »

Culture
by Simon Owens

The Public Library of Science, the academic publisher more commonly known as PLOS, doesn’t lack media coverage. Launched in the early 2000s, PLOS was one of the pioneers in what’s called open access scholarly publishing. For decades, the scholarly journal industry has been coalescing into a handful of behemoth corporate entities that have leveraged their clout […] more »

DigitalEd
by Neal Augenstein

Title: Periscope 101: Break News Faster with Mobile Live-Streaming Learn how, why, and when to live-stream with this practical training Instructor: Neal Augenstein, founder, iphonereporting.com and digital reporter, WTOP The power of Periscope means any person can live-stream eyewitness video from anywhere, instantly. Just by pressing a few buttons, the free Periscope app can immediately transport […] more »

Culture
by Sonia Paul

Internet use in the U.S. is nearing saturation, according to a new analysis from the Pew Research Center aggregating survey results of American Internet habits over the last 15 years. Age, class, race/ethnicity and community differences have always shaped Internet practices. Changes in technology — especially the increase in smartphone use — has influenced the trend toward saturation, […] more »

Culture
by Azadeh Jamalian

The following is a guest post co-written by Bart Clareman and Azi Jamalian, the co-founders of Tiggly, which makes and sells a learning platform consisting of tablet toys for children. Opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. You could call our office a […] more »

Philosophy
by Mark Glaser

When I first started the MediaShift blog for PBS in January 2006, I had a vision for much more than just a one-person blog. To try to cover the changing media world, it would require having more contributors helping to cover what was happening at newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, music, movies and more. And rather […] more »

Culture
by Dmitry Shishkin

BBC World Service has been doing news in languages other than English for decades. Its digital presence exists since 1997 and currently the portfolio consists of 28 foreign languages, reaching about 80 million unique browsers a month. The task of my team is to manage digital development of the languages we offer and to drive […] more »

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