Culture

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Business
by Sonia Paul

At the end of last year, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism released its “Guide to Podcasting,” a report researched and prepared by Tow Center fellow Vanessa Quirk. The guide delves into the history of the medium and its current state, outlines different revenue streams and case studies, and discusses various issues and operational philosophies that producers […] 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 »

EducationShift
by Brett Johnson

The viral video depicting confrontation between protesters and journalists at the University of Missouri has become a hot topic of discussion in college classrooms nationwide. Commentators and pundits have labeled this incident an attack on freedom of the press, or even yet another example of overly liberal and overly sensitive college students and professors besmirching […] more »

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