Culture

Meerkat App and Periscope App from Helicopter over New York City. Photo by Anthony Quintano
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Culture
by Sonia Paul

Internet use in the U.S. is nearing saturation, according to a new analysis from the Pew Research Center aggregating survey results of American Internet habits over the last 15 years. Age, class, race/ethnicity and community differences have always shaped Internet practices. Changes in technology — especially the increase in smartphone use — has influenced the trend toward saturation, […] more »

Business
by Jefferson Yen

In recent years, as wearable technology has become increasingly popular people have been waiting for Apple to introduce their version, which will start shipping today. It’s still too early to tell whether or not the Apple Watch will be revolutionary in the way that the iPod or iPhone were — or more of a Newton-like […] more »

Collaboration
by Melissa Suran

While most conferences are formal in nature, PBS MediaShift’s sixth Collab/Space workshop, which happened last week at the University of Texas at Austin, kick-started with an exercise that got everyone out of their seats–and literally kicking. “The idea behind that is to get people awake,” said Andy Boyle, who led the session. “It’s a very […] more »

Business
by Cindy Royal

Innovation took the stage at the 16th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) April 17-18 in Austin, Texas. ISOJ has a long-standing reputation for bringing together the best and brightest of digital media professionals and scholars. Led by the force of nature that is Rosental Alves, this conference has become known for high-quality networking […] more »

Mediatwits
by Jefferson Yen

After it was revealed Buzzfeed had deleted a post criticizing one of Dove’s ad campaigns there was speculation they had bowed to pressure from Unilever. All publications that make money from ad revenue have to face this question. What makes BuzzFeed different is how closely their own editorial resembles sponsored content. Take for instance, this […] more »

Education
by Jeremy Littau

Every semester I like to watch trends in digital media for an assignment I construct for the last month of class. I call it my “Future of Journalism” assignment, and it’s intended to introduce some new tool, trend or idea to the regular curriculum. To be fair, about half of these trends stay big for a […] more »

Culture
by Sonia Paul

This week MediaShift is doing a special in-depth report on cutting the cord to cable TV — who’s doing it, why, and how. One of our most popular posts over the past 5 years has been our special guides to cutting the cord, which we first published in January 2010 and again in 2012.  Stay tuned […] more »

Mediatwits
by Jefferson Yen

As cable bills have soared, people have been considering how to cut the cord without losing access to the shows and sports programming they love. These days more and more people are opting out. Since 2011, the number of millennials on cable has dropped 20 percent. But it’s not just millennials; 125,000 people unsubscribed in […] more »

Culture
by Kathy E. Gill

Media distribution evolves. Today only about half of us watch traditional (“linear”) TV. Tech giants Amazon and Google are both purveyors of scaled-down devices that stream video, devices that contribute to the evolution. If you don’t already own an AppleTV or Roku and don’t want to spend a lot of money for a streaming media player, which should you buy? Based […] more »


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