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Business
by Josh Stearns

When we talk about transparency in journalism we tend to discuss it in terms of the people and institutions we cover, or as an alternative to unrealistic notions of objectivity. However, transparency can also be a tool for fostering deeper community engagement with journalism, and a fundamental part of how we make the case for […] more »

Mediatwits
by Jefferson Yen

It’s a tale of two social titans on this week’s Mediatwits podcast. On Tuesday, select users were able to test out Twitter’s new dedicated news tab. An algorithm is used to determine which news stories are featured in the experimental feature. The tech company has struggled to attract more users lately and the “Featured News” […] more »

AdvertisingShift
by Jennifer Sikora

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Mobile ad blocking is a topic making marketers, advertisers, and mobile product developers very nervous. With smartphone usage now at over 64 percent in the U.S. across all age groups, according […] more »

Culture
by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how a new technology uses predictions to speed mobile video playback; and we explore another platform for crowdsourcing photos and video. PART 1: Video playback with Inmobly A technology from Inmobly can predict which videos a mobile viewer might want to watch and download files in advance as a way to […] more »

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 »

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