Legacy Media

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by Ben DeJarnette

Award-winning interactive documentary projects like “Snow Fall” by the New York Times and “Mapping Main Street” by NPR may be all the rave. But even so, interactive documentaries still make up only a narrow slice of the mainstream media ecosystem. William Uricchio, principal investigator of the MIT Open Documentary Lab, says legacy news organizations would benefit from […] more »

Legacy Media
by Chris Brantner

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. It’s official: 2015 was the year of the cord cutter. With new streaming services like Sling TV and HBO Now bursting onto the scene, and services like Amazon Prime pushing […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we look at capturing and delivering immersive virtual reality content and we get some tips on tailoring news for the Apple Watch. PART 1: Creating VR content As more news organizations jump into immersive virtual reality storytelling, we highlight a few options for putting the finished material online and explore some of the […] more »

by Jenny Shank

In the 17 years following the introduction of e-book readers in 1998, digital reading has brought about enormous changes in the bookselling, publishing, and reading landscapes. Although it looked like the e-book tide was going to continue rolling in, this year the momentum of e-books, particularly among those produced by major publishers, seemed to slow. Old-fashioned print […] more »

by Carla King

Since my first year-end report in 2010, the world of self-publishing has stabilized significantly with vendors steadily improving their features and partnering with others to offer more robust services. Still, there’s always an overwhelming amount of activity in this rich marketplace, so I want to provide a curated a summary new developments in 2015 that […] more »

by Sonia Paul

The end of the year is fast approaching, and with that comes our analysis of some of the year’s hottest news and trends in media. If you followed our year-end report from last year, you can see that some of 2015’s biggest media stories are a direct fallout from what happened in 2014. It follows […] more »

by jesikah maria ross

I’ve always been a little put off by the marketing concept known as branding. To me it calls up images of cattle, slaves, and Nike swooshes. None of which I find appealing. But recently I participated in a branding process that turned out to be totally transformative. Here’s what happened. I’d been working in the […] more »

by Sara Snyder

Title: Advanced Smartphone Camera Skills Instructor: Sara Snyder, Multimedia Producer, Shooter and Editor Learn to Use the Amazing Camera on Your Phone Stories come in a variety of shapes, styles and flavors, but truly exceptional storytelling is about getting in the moment and capturing what’s in front of you. In this tutorial, you will learn […] more »

Citizen Journalism
by Reuben Stern

This week we check out a tool for creating stories on smartphones; and we learn about an app that automatically selects content for various users. PART 1: Evrybit Evrybit is a mobile storytelling app that enables users to combine multimedia elements on a smartphone in real time. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Eric Ortiz shows […] more »

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