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by Julie Keck

1. As Coursera evolves, colleges stay on and investors buy in (Jeffrey R. Young / Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. NU-Q students examine race, media in Ferguson, Missouri (Julie Deardorff / Northwestern University) 3. Are open education resources ready for adaptive-learning technology? (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) 4. Journalism schools react to Virginia news crew […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How Funny or Die learned to stop worrying and embrace platforms (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 2. The Pentagon’s dangerous views on the wartime press (via New York Times Editorial Board) 3. New journalism venture CALmatters will expand California political coverage with Knight support (via Knight Foundation) 4. Slant: A publishing platform built on pay-per-click […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. E-books are changing the way we read, and the way novelists write (Paul Mason / Guardian) 2. New Bookerly font now available on the Kindle Voyage (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Where does book publishing go from here? (Daniel Berkowitz / Digital Book World) 4. Meet the Kindlepreneurs (India Sturgis / Telegraph) more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How Breaking News notifies users of news stories before they become big (Joseph Lichtenstein / Nieman Lab) 2. ChariPick counts on the ‘instant gratification of giving’ for users (Megan Graham / Chicago Tribune) 3. Online paywall builders Piano Media and Tinypass merge (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. How to use Facebook’s mystifying privacy settings […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. #BlackTwitter After #Ferguson (Brent McDonald & John Woo / New York Times) 2. Marshall Project finds plenty of partners, but fundraising is still not easy (Shan Wang / Nieman Lab) 3. More football is coming to your Twitter feed, courtesy of a new deal with the NFL (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Vine is […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How dude-centric Vice plans to shake up women’s media (Evie Nagy / Fast Company) 2. Dorsey’s dilemma: Running Twitter seen complicating Square IPO (Sarah Frier & Leslie Picker / Bloomberg Business) 3. Fox News web stream and mobile app fail during GOP debate (Christina Warren / Mashable) 4. The hip trend of 2015 is […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Meet Robert Hernandez, the ‘mad scientist of journalism’ (Gretchen Parker / USC News) 2. Why edtech exits will defy historical trends (Arrun Kapoor & Julie Brickman / EdSurge) 3. Are nanodegrees how MOOCs will ultimately disrupt higher ed? (Tara García Mathewson / Education Dive) 4. Pioneer of edtech innovation says he’s frustrated by disruptors’ […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Teens, technology, and friendships (Amanda Lenhart / Pew Research Center) 2. Snapchat’s news experiment is working—for now (Damaris Colhoun / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. The Apple Watch and newsrooms: Novelty or necessity? (Victor Hernandez / Reynolds Journalism Institute) 4. 10 numbers on the New York Times’ 1 million digital-subscriber milestone (Ken Doctor / Nieman […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. ProPublica adds ER wait times, hospital noise levels, and nursing home fines to Yelp (Lena Sun / Washington Post) 2. Cory Haik on how the Washington Post is rethinking its strategy for mobile (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. Police are using Facebook to get drug dealers to snitch on their competition (Aaron Sankin […] more »

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