Legacy Media

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Legacy Media
by Jan Schaffer

When CNN recently announced it was ending its longstanding iReport crowdsourcing efforts to, instead, source stories directly from social media streams, it was a notable marker signaling how news organizations are making different choices about audience growth and engagement. It also affirmed the findings in our Guide to Crowdsourcing, released Friday by Columbia’s Tow Center […] more »

Legacy Media
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. “Hillary Rodham Clinton was fortunate to come of age just as the modern feminist movement was beginning to expand opportunities for women in […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore apps for organizing photos from multiple smartphone users, and we see how the Associated Press is using automation to expand its college sports coverage. PART 1: Photo album apps Several different apps can help you compile and share photos taken by multiple smartphone users — particularly useful for teams of reporters […] more »

by Matt Smith

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. Sharing is the new normal. Everywhere we look, our social networks are providing us with links, lists and video that our friends and acquaintances think will impress and delight us. […] more »

by Meagan Francis

Podcasts first popped up on my radar about 10 years ago, when the trend, fueled by RSS and file sharing technology, was just starting to boom. I loved the concept but couldn’t figure out how to create one in a way that fit into my career as a freelancer writer. Even if I had the […] more »

by Jule Gardner Banville

A buddy of mine who also teaches journalism and is a guy who’s on it when it comes to data and longform popped into my office recently with a great idea for a radio story. Small problem: He’s never produced audio before and the whole concept scares him. You know who can change that? Anyone. […] more »

Legacy Media
by Reuben Stern

This week we see how one local TV station put live footage from drones into a news broadcast, and we learn how a data team used sensors to find the hottest subway stations in New York City. PART 1: Drones at ABC7 KGO-TV/ABC7 in San Francisco is one of the first local news operations in […] more »

by Dillon Baker

For all the technological progress that has been made in the past couple decades, it often seems like freelancing for media companies is stuck in the ’90s. When I wrote a story for BuzzFeed, which, admittedly, doesn’t work with freelancers very often, edits were done over Google Docs, contracts were passed between a number of […] 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 »

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