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#EdShift Chats
by Stacy Forster

As online education hits a more mature point, journalism programs are offering a range of distance-learning courses. But how do you effectively translate the in-class experience to the web, especially when teaching something like writing leads? On Tuesday, Aug. 4th, our #EdShift chat on Twitter will explore the different ways journalism is being taught online, […] more »

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Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. New York Magazine site goes down after releasing Cosby story, team turns to Instagram (Jenny Hollander / Bustle) 2. Gawker’s future: A conversation with Nick Denton (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 3. Readers, not journalists, decide what’s news with Bounties (Khari Johnson / Through the Cracks) 4. Forget Tinder: YouTube is the matchmaker […] more »

Business
by Tara George

At a conference of local news entrepreneurs in Philadelphia recently, speakers were sharing tips on innovative ways of making money when Jay Allred took the floor. He’s the charismatic publisher of Richland Source, a two-year-old news startup in Mansfield, Ohio, and even among the entrepreneurial crowd gathered for the Local Independent Online News Publishers meet-up, […] more »

Education
by Meagan Doll

Every time I have traveled and no matter how hard or long I’ve prepared, I am always humbly reminded that one can never get fully ready for an experience abroad. I was slapped with this reality yet again when I arrived in Mukono, Uganda, to spend six weeks reporting on maternal health and associated issues. Partnering […] more »

BookShift
by Miral Sattar

Title: Self-Publishing 101: The Basics for Publishing Your Book We’ll walk you through the process of self-publishing a book and teach you how to avoid the pitfalls that first-time authors make. Do you have a story you want to share with the world and on the fence about indie publishing? Are you thinking about self-publishing […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Amazon is now bigger than Walmart (Matt Phillips & Shelly Banjo / Quartz) 2. YouTube gets mobile redesign, ‘diamond’ view buttons, courts creators (Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land) 3. One of the best things a news startup can do for its financial health: Hire a professional ad person (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) […] more »

Europe
by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. The massive hack of Milan-based surveillance software firm Hacking Team has sent security researchers and tech journalists on what is starting to feel like a never-ending fact-finding mission through the over 400GB of leaked […] more »

Business
by Sonia Paul

MediaShift’s second annual Collab/Space New York workshop took place last Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The main aim was boosting intrapreneurial innovation at media and tech companies — in other words, how established media and tech companies can improve innovation from within. The workshop took place at the Ford Foundation in New York and was sponsored […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Researchers open repository for ‘dark data’ (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Syracuse University’s Newhouse School begins online master’s in communications program (via MarketWatch) 3. Cybersecurity career path booms in higher ed as feds ramp up hiring (D. Frank Smith / EdTech) 4. Blackboard unveils totally redesigned learning platform (via eCampusNews) […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. NPR Visuals is trying to reduce the effects of privilege while hiring (Gurman Bhatia / Poynter) 2. Al Franken and the FTC are investigating the so-called “Apple Tax” for rival streaming services (William Hughes / The AV Club) 3. How Mother Jones built a Donald Trump insult generator (Aleszu Bajak / Storybench) 4. E.W. […] more »

Culture
by Joel Beeson

Ashley Rogers sat in a swivel chair, wearing a Zeiss VR One headset and over-the-ear headphones. As events in a world unseen to the rest of us unfolded, she fidgeted, looked around, flinched and screamed, and reached out for the safety of invisible handholds, and then reflexively held her arms up in a defensive posture. […] more »

Education
by Jashvina Shah

I graduated from Boston University with a degree in journalism. I’m currently unemployed and cover college hockey mostly for free, so I freelance on the side. Despite not having a full-time job, I don’t regret graduating with a journalism degree. I’m actually pretty lucky, since I learned a lot of skills at BU. I took […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How ICIJ established a new model for cross-border reporting (Jack Murtha / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Limits at Gawker? Rules at Reddit? Wild west web turns a page (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 3. How a collaborative approach is helping NPR and local stations raise more money (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. […] more »

Culture
by Azadeh Jamalian

The following is a guest post written by Azadeh “Azi” Jamalian, the co-founder of Tiggly, which makes and sells a learning platform consisting of tablet toys for children. Opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Does my life remind you of yours? Compared to […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Self-published title competes on Polari longlist (Sarah Shaffi / The Bookseller) 2. New survey tackles tax issues around books (Nicholas Clee / Publishers Weekly) 3. Using Pinterest to market children’s picture books (Darcy Pattison / JaneFriedman.com) 4. Amazon Follow lets authors connect with fans (Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits & Pixels) 5. Open E-Books […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. White House to engage Iran critics through @TheIranDeal (Nahal Toosi / Politico) 2. Men who harass women online are quite literally losers, new study finds (Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post) 3. CartoDB lets anyone visualize their data with one-click mapping (Christine Magee / TechCrunch) 4. PayPal is now worth more than Netflix, eBay, and […] more »