Philosophy

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Culture
by Azadeh Jamalian

The following is a guest post co-written by Bart Clareman and Azi Jamalian, the co-founders of Tiggly, which makes and sells a learning platform consisting of tablet toys for children. Opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. You could call our office a […] more »

Philosophy
by Mark Glaser

When I first started the MediaShift blog for PBS in January 2006, I had a vision for much more than just a one-person blog. To try to cover the changing media world, it would require having more contributors helping to cover what was happening at newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, music, movies and more. And rather […] more »

Culture
by Bennett Cain

This piece was initially published on Storybench, a cookbook for digital storytelling. Storybench is a collaboration between Northeastern University’s Media Innovation program, a new graduate degree in digital journalism, and Esquire magazine. The image above is of some elderly men playing mahjong on a rare sunny afternoon in Beijing. But is it a photograph? Well, it technically qualifies as a photograph, […] more »

Business
by Kathryn McManus

There is tremendous transition within the field of journalism. The number of full-time U.S. daily newspaper journalists now stands roughly at 36,700, according to the American Society of News Editors, down from 55,000 in 2008. I constantly receive calls from journalism colleagues who are in transition and grappling with how to move forward with their […] more »

Culture
by Mark Glaser

The following post is sponsored content on PBS MediaShift from Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Details The Hearst Distinguished Lecture Series hosted Sree Sreenivasan on the Biscayne Bay Campus at FIU. Sreenivasan gave a talk on getting the best use out of your time online (and on your phones), how to […] more »

BookShift
by Marcy Goldman

There are so many op-eds these days on when or if to self-publish, and even more so, features (albeit they’re dwindling) on how inferior self-published works are — just by the very fact they are self-published. This premise is applied even if the self-publishing author has the budget, foresight and professionalism to engage all manner […] more »

Business
by Janet Asteroff

If you don’t like change, don’t work at the Washington Post. But if you are a consumer of digital news, you can expect some interesting and perhaps delightful innovations. And if you are in the news business, you already know that the old kid on the block has a new owner who is sling-shotting the […] more »

Culture
by Neal Augenstein

Ask any radio or television news organization, and they’ll tell you “mobile is the future.” So why aren’t any broadcasters acting that way? Most news bosses have read the headlines — more people are consuming news on mobile devices, so news organizations need to make their content easy to view on phones and tablets. Responsive mobile sites […] more »

Free Speech
by James Breiner

A renowned media critic sounded the alarm in 1960 about corporate takeovers of newspapers and layoffs of hundreds of journalists. He worried that the power of the press was being concentrated in too few hands. It was in his column in the New Yorker, The Wayward Press, that A.J. Liebling tossed off one of his […] more »

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