Legacy Media

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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 »

Citizen Journalism
by Reuben Stern

This week we look at two startups that make the audience a central part of the journalistic process. PART 1: Grasswire Using a combination of voting and hashtag responses, Grasswire relies on its users to help make news reports more accurate and complete. Co-founder Austen Allred tell us how the crowdsourcing site aims to be […] more »

by Kimberly Selden

MediaShift is excited to be producing our next Collab/Space innovation workshop in San Francisco focused on audio innovation and podcasting startups. The workshop is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and will be hosted at KQED. MediaShift’s Collab/Space events have been a huge hit by combining inspirational talks, startups and innovation projects, improv comedy techniques and small-group breakout […] more »

by Elia Powers

Will Federman figured his first job out of journalism school would be at a digital media startup. Instead, he ended up at a legacy magazine that last year launched a standalone website. But nothing about Federman’s job responsibilities at Fortune are traditional for a Time Inc. employee. He works closely with colleagues in editorial, public […] more »

by Jenny Shank

Amazon looms large when it comes to selling traditionally published books: 67 percent of all e-books and 41 percent of all books are sold through the online retailer, according to a study conducted by the Codex Group in March 2014. But Amazon’s influence might be even greater for self-published books, as it is sometimes the […] more »

Free Speech
by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

The Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. A recent executive decree from Peru’s government compels all telecommunications companies and Internet service providers to store traffic data for three years. Assuming that the decree holds, telcos will be forced to provide police with individual user […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how a new technology uses predictions to speed mobile video playback; and we explore another platform for crowdsourcing photos and video. PART 1: Video playback with Inmobly A technology from Inmobly can predict which videos a mobile viewer might want to watch and download files in advance as a way to […] more »

by Miral Sattar

Title: Self-Publishing 101: The Basics for Publishing Your Book We’ll walk you through the process of self-publishing a book and teach you how to avoid the pitfalls that first-time authors make. Do you have a story you want to share with the world and on the fence about indie publishing? Are you thinking about self-publishing […] more »

by Sonia Paul

MediaShift’s second annual Collab/Space New York workshop took place last Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The main aim was boosting intrapreneurial innovation at media and tech companies — in other words, how established media and tech companies can improve innovation from within. The workshop took place at the Ford Foundation in New York and was sponsored […] more »

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