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Business
by Michele McLellan

This post first appeared on the Knight Digital Media Center’s site. As Philadelphia’s preeminent for-profit news organization moves into the non-profit fold, Nicholas Lemann, former dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, suggests the growing non-profit news sector needs a code of ethics for maintaining journalistic independence from donors and other sources of revenue. Lemann, […] more »

Business
by jesikah maria ross

I’ve always been a little put off by the marketing concept known as branding. To me it calls up images of cattle, slaves, and Nike swooshes. None of which I find appealing. But recently I participated in a branding process that turned out to be totally transformative. Here’s what happened. I’d been working in the […] more »

DigitalEd
by Sara Snyder

Title: Advanced Smartphone Camera Skills Instructor: Sara Snyder, Multimedia Producer, Shooter and Editor Learn to Use the Amazing Camera on Your Phone Stories come in a variety of shapes, styles and flavors, but truly exceptional storytelling is about getting in the moment and capturing what’s in front of you. In this tutorial, you will learn […] more »

EducationShift
by Robert Gutsche

This article was written in collaboration with Susan Jacobson and Jacqueline Marino. It had been years since Alexa Jane used markers, tape, scissors and pens to make something. Today, though, she and others are taking to cardstock and paper, taping and drawing to discuss the next generation of mobile news. “I prefer to have the […] more »

Collaboration
by Patricia Aufderheide

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam’s (IDFA’s) DocLab conference and exhibit, the most well-established international showcase for interactive documentary, featured plenty of buzz (bacon ice cream made by growing meat in a petri dish! a coffin equipped with odors evoking famous deaths!), a lot of virtual reality and some provocative insights. But we were still looking […] more »

Culture
by Claire Wardle

Earlier this semester, I posed the following question to a lecture theater packed with our new intake of journalism students. “So, if I take a picture of you all now, and upload it to Instagram, who owns the copyright?” I asked for a show of hands: “Is it me, or is it Instagram?” The majority of […] more »

Culture
by jesikah maria ross

Two years ago, Capital Public Radio brought me on board to launch a community engagement initiative inside their documentary unit The View From Here. When I started, I met a fair amount of skepticism and hesitancy among reporters and editors. But that’s changing, and I’m wondering why. To find out, I’m interviewing journalists working on […] more »

Culture
by Reuben Stern

  This week we explore what’s different about creating and displaying video in a vertical format — in other words, aligned to the way mobile audiences tend to hold their smartphones. News organizations like Mashable and the New York Times have published experiments with video optimized for vertical smartphone screens, while AJ+ has embraced square […] more »

Business
by Patrick Howe

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. I remember the frustration of wanting to listen to music digitally but having no practical, legal way to do so. It took iTunes, music streaming and the inversion of the […] more »

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