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by Jefferson Yen

The terrorist attacks in Paris and their aftermath are still unfolding, and journalists from around the world are covering it. Whether they’re in Paris or somewhere else, journalists are helping to check facts to displace speculation. One helpful source of information during the attack was France 24’s English language feed. The English live stream has […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Much has been said about the lack of voice and opportunity for women in both journalism and technology, especially when it comes to business and leadership positions. With this in mind, MediaShift and the USC Annenberg School for Journalism and Communication produced a weekend Women’s Hackathon from Oct. 9 to 11, 2015, at USC’s Wallis Annenberg Hall in Los […] more »

Free Speech
by Jefferson Yen

Twitter has had quite the roller-coaster ride as a company. It recently made co-founder Jack Dorsey the permanent CEO, and he launched Project Lightning as Twitter Moments. But that shining moment was marred by the news that Twitter was expected to lay off 8% of its work force. For a while now, people have been […] more »

by Darlena Cunha

In June, I was putting the finishing touches on a longform story about protecting ecosystems from climate change. After weeks of reportage and three rounds of edits, the publisher was set to green-light my 2,000 words. My editor just needed a few final details that would describe the ideas of the lead scientist I profiled […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

It may seem like science fiction but wider access to virtual worlds are on the horizon. In fact, with a little bit of cardboard and an Android phone you can visit places like the Grand Canyon right now. Journalists and publications are stepping into this new medium to bring us stories like “Walking New York,” […] more »

by Patricia Aufderheide

What kinds of opportunities are opening up for filmmakers and journalists in short-form video on news sites? The field is expanding rapidly, though most folks are still in experimental mode. At a panel at 100Reporters’ “Double Exposure” symposium in Washington, D.C., digital video programmers from several news media outlets explained how they’re building knowledge, brand […] more »

by Sam Berkhead

Uncovering instances of fraud in the Medicare system doesn’t come cheap. Investigative journalists at the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) learned this the hard way during an investigation that revealed health care providers’ rampant overbilling for Medicare Advantage services. To obtain the data sets needed for this investigation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Like it or not advertising pays for content. We all know how it should work: publishers produce content that consumers want and advertisers pay for access to aforementioned consumers. But according to a Bloomberg investigation it’s not that simple. Instead what they found were traffic brokers willing to sell traffic spawned by bots and virus-infected […] more »

by Mark Glaser

The following post is sponsored content on MediaShift from Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Details The Hearst Distinguished Lecture Series hosted Geneva Overholser on the Biscayne Bay Campus at FIU. Overholser gave a talk titled, “Leading from the Outside: Rethinking Journalism Leadership When Change is the New Normal.” She explained how […] more »

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