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by Laurie Putnam

If you had a few million dollars to invest in libraries, how would you invest it? That’s exactly what the News Challenge team at the Knight Foundation has been thinking about. Last year the Knight Foundation ran a library grant initiative that pulled in hundreds of entries, an energetic discussion, and creative thinking from around […] more »

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 »

by Aleszu Bajak

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. “Even if Denmark was made of gold, I would not want to stay here, ever.” That’s what Farid Majid, a refugee fleeing the […] more »

Citizen Journalism
by Reuben Stern

This week we bring you key takeaways and an overview of emerging digital trends from the 16th annual Online News Association conference, held Sept. 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. PART 1: ONA15 conference recap This year’s gathering of the Online News Association brought digital journalists and innovators from all types […] more »

by Miral Sattar

Google. It’s the black box that no one really knows what goes on in there. However there are few things you can do to optimize your site so that you can rank higher on Google. After all, what’s the point of having a webpage if potential readers can’t find it in search? Have a Blog […] more »

by Sonia Paul

MediaShift’s Collab/Space SF workshop, which took place on Saturday, September 12, focused on a major question: How can great audio and podcasting startups survive and thrive? With podcasting as the current Next Big Thing in media, it was a necessary question to address. And given the technology boom happening in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, […] more »

by Yvonne Leow

At Collab/Space San Francisco, dozens of audio journalists and podcasting entrepreneurs came together to discuss the future of their craft. It was my second Collab/Space, and like the first one in NYC, the event did not disappoint. No one can solve industry problems on their own, but together we would try. As a visual journalist, I […] more »

Digging Deeper
by Robert Gutsche

This piece is written with students in the Senior Multimedia Capstone at Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Journalism students tend to go through college balancing the “thinking” of theory courses with the “doing” in their majors. News rules in J-Schools, and research papers are set aside as students swap style guides, tossing away APA style for […] more »

by Dillon Baker

“Brooklyn is like a goldmine. We can find so many people. Writers are actually very affordable in New York, which is very nice.” That’s Sean Beckner, CEO of media company Viral Nova, in a New York Magazine piece about his wildly successful (and recently purchased) content farm. He’s responding to a question about how Viral Nova finds […] more »

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