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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 Ryan Thornburg

Also read: ONA15: Taking Diversity Seriously, by Paul Voakes Ryan Thornburg (@rtburg) researches and teaches online news writing, editing, producing and reporting as an assistant professor in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, Thornburg was managing editor of, managing editor for Congressional Quarterly’s website […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week the RJI Futures Lab takes a peek at a new social platform centered around users’ passions, and we explore a new tool that can monitor public records. PART 1: Hello A new social platform called Hello, created by a group of former Google engineers and supported by the company, centers its user experience […] more »

by Jack Gonzalez

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. Reporters and writers are expected to do more and more with less and less. Not only do today’s digital journalists interview, cover and write, they’re also expected to photograph, videotape, […] more »

by Yvonne Leow

At Collab/Space San Francisco, dozens of audio journalists and podcasting entrepreneurs came together to discuss the future of their craft. It was my second Collab/Space, and like the first one in NYC, the event did not disappoint. No one can solve industry problems on their own, but together we would try. As a visual journalist, I […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The days when social media engagement meant assigning an intern to run your feeds are long over. At least, that’s what we heard from The Atlantic’s Matt Thompson on Episode 162 of the Mediatwits. You have to have creativity, analytical skills, reporting capabilities, good judgment and strategic sense to be an “engagement editor,” the new […] more »

by Sonia Paul

You’ve seen it parodied online and discussed in real life: People gathered together, their faces immersed in their individual mobile devices. And a new study from the Pew Research Center verifies what many of us are thinking and feeling about being “alone together,” as Sherry Turkle wrote in her 2012 book discussing how technology is […] more »

Best Practices
by Sean Lawson

Co-Authored with Avery Holton   Drones seem to be up to no good lately. Cast by the news media as pesky toys interfering with everything from wildfire containment efforts to commercial airline flights, the promise of drones is often overlooked. But the growing number of innovative uses for drones are no less important for understanding this […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Here at MediaShift, we write a lot about how media and technology intersect. The last couple of months we’ve talked about the importance of mobile technology, cable companies, social media platforms, and business models for funding journalism. Well, this next story ties it all together. We are, of course, talking about NBCUniversal’s decision to invest […] more »

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