Philosophy

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Culture
by Stephen J. A. Ward

In “Radical Media Ethics: A Global Approach” I declare that the only way to rescue media ethics from sinking into oblivion is to think radically. Let me explain. We need to rethink the basis of media ethics from the ground up. The tweaking of ideas and re-formulation of rules, as seen in recent revisions of […] more »

Culture
by Martha Kang

The push for open data has prompted the release of countless datasets. But the raw data alone can’t adequately serve the public. After all, it’s hard to imagine the average person investing the time — or possessing the skills — to make meaningful sense of a massive spreadsheet. That’s where the media comes in. Whenever […] more »

Culture
by Azadeh Jamalian

The following is a guest post written by Azadeh “Azi” Jamalian, the co-founder 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. Does my life remind you of yours? Compared to […] more »

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 »

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