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Title: Learn How to Tell Stories with Virtual Reality Instructors: Retha Hill, Director, New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Shannon Perkins, Agency Owner, JohnShannonPerkins.com; Founder, Adventure VRogger Virtual reality is the new rage for news organizations trying to reach new audiences and tell stories in new ways. […] more »

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Advancing Journalism Innovation, One Fellowship at a Time

Meg Dalton, Apr 17, 2015

Idea Lab is a group blog by innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs who are reinventing media in the digital age.
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Business
by Michele McLellan

This post first appeared on the Knight Digital Media Center’s site. As Philadelphia’s preeminent for-profit news organization moves into the non-profit fold, Nicholas Lemann, former dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, suggests the growing non-profit news sector needs a code of ethics for maintaining journalistic independence from donors and other sources of revenue. Lemann, […] more »

Education
by Eric Newton

This is the third of three blog posts on innovation by Eric Newton, innovation chief of Cronkite News at Arizona State University. Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron gave a terrific speech last graduation season about the transition from print to the digital age. Among the many quotable quotes: “The best journalism involves discovery. It […] more »

Citizen Journalism
by Reuben Stern

This story first appeared on RJI’s Futures Lab. Reporting by Reuben Stern and Rachel Wise. This week we explore options for editing video on mobile devices. Several mobile apps offer full-featured editing functionality to rival desktop software, but in some cases a simple interface for rearranging clips might be the best option. Our colleague Judd […] more »

Grants & Funding
by Ben DeJarnette

Here’s a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major awards, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org, and we’ll add them to the list. Any Featured Awards are paid sponsorships. FEATURED AWARD Scripps International Innovators Cup The Scripps International Innovators Cup invites colleges and […] more »

Must Reads
by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Yahoo for Sale, Says Yahoo, Finally Admitting the Obvious (Also Q4 Results!) (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 2. Reporter Fabricated Quotes, Invented Sources at The Intercept […] more »

Legacy Media
by Ben DeJarnette

Lizzy Acker is no stranger to harassment in the comments section. As web editor at the alternative newspaper Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon, Acker used to spend untold hours breaking up vitriolic cyber-fights, censoring hateful comments and trying to moderate a digital trollosphere that never goes to sleep. “There were certain people who spent more […] more »

Metrics
by Mark Cunnah

This post was originally published on the Webcredible blog and is republished here with permission. I’ve been teaching our Google Analytics training course for two years now, and it’s always been surprising to me what reports are not being used by those who attend the course. Given that GA is so useful in providing insights […] more »

Education
by Eric Newton

This is the second of three blog posts on innovation by Eric Newton, innovation chief of Cronkite News at Arizona State University. By experimenting with new approaches at Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, we identify innovations that improve both journalism and education. This is Dean Chris Callahan’s big idea: […] more »

Education
by Ben DeJarnette

Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, or you would like your program to be in the featured fellowship slot, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. All featured […] more »

Must Reads
by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. In Social Media’s Iowa Caucus Predictions, Twitter Nails It (Marcus Gilmer / Mashable) 2. Alphabet Passes Apple to Become the World’s Most Valuable Company (Davey […] more »

Must Reads
by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Each Tuesday, we curate the top stories of the week in e-books and self-publishing. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Meredith Wild, a Self-Publisher Making an Imprint (Alexandra Alter / New York Times) 2. How It Feels to Be Self-Published Me (Zetta Elliott / Publishers Weekly) 3. The E-Book […] more »

Hyper-Local
by Tara George

When Mary Galioto is not taking care of her two daughters, aged 7 and 4, she runs a hyper-local website in Mercer County, N.J., called MercerMe. Her oldest girl is in elementary school and the youngest goes to daycare four mornings a week, which is when Galioto gets a lot of her work done. When […] more »

DigitalEd
by Ben DeJarnette

Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. FEATURED TRAINING How […] more »

Must Reads
by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. With a Bet on a Platform Strategy, BuzzFeed Faces Business Challenges (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 2. Condé Nast Adapts to New Forces, Leaving Some Employees Unsettled (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 3. Snapchat Discover One Year Later: How 23 Media Companies Are Building Stories For Evan Spiegel (Kerry Flynn / International Business Times) […] more »

Metrics
by Clare Carr

This story was originally published on the Parse.ly blog. Why do we want to know more about what our audiences read? Analytics and metrics provide us with a window into our success, a mirror to hold up and say: does this look as good as I think it does? But too much time looking in […] more »