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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 »

Business
by Sonia Paul

At the end of last year, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism released its “Guide to Podcasting,” a report researched and prepared by Tow Center fellow Vanessa Quirk. The guide delves into the history of the medium and its current state, outlines different revenue streams and case studies, and discusses various issues and operational philosophies that producers […] more »

Collaboration
by Ben DeJarnette

“Redefining Engagement” is a special 11-part series on the progress, promise and potential challenges of community engagement in journalism. The series, produced by the Agora Journalism Center, will be published in serial this month by MediaShift. Click here for the full series. When participants at the Experience Engagement “un-conference” in Portland, Oregon, were invited to […] more »

Free Speech
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. Activists online and on the ground in Egypt have faced heightened scrutiny and legal threats from government authorities since early January, as the country approaches the fifth anniversary of the mass protest movement that […] more »

Legacy Media
by Ben DeJarnette

“Redefining Engagement” is a special 11-part series on the progress, promise and potential challenges of community engagement in journalism. The series, produced by the Agora Journalism Center, will be published in serial this month by MediaShift. Click here for the full series. On Saturday afternoon at the Experience Engagement “un-conference” in Portland, Oregon, last October, […] more »

Case Studies
by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Andrew Hébert and Daniel Shapiro. This week we check out some social apps for live-streaming video from smartphones, and we find out how interactive documentaries are moving journalism forward. PART 1: Mobile streaming apps Several social apps have made it easy to stream live video directly from smartphones while simultaneously interacting with viewers. We explore […] more »

Legacy Media
by Ben DeJarnette

“Redefining Engagement” is a special 11-part series on the progress, promise and potential challenges of community engagement in journalism. The series, produced by the Agora Journalism Center, will be published in serial this month by MediaShift. Click here for the full series.  In January 2015, Rachel Damgen was feeling excited for her new role as […] more »

Free Speech
by Courtney C. Radsch

Who would have thought that France would top the list of most deadly countries for the press in 2015, second only to Syria? The massacre of eight cartoonists and journalists by Islamic militants at the Paris office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last January was one of the deadliest attacks against the press since […] more »

Metrics
by Tim Cigelske

Michelle Li realized that her viewers had a huge demand to learn more about the Steven Avery murder trial, which was recently examined in a 10-part documentary on Netflix. The series has captured the national conversation among journalists and the viewing public alike. That seems to be especially true in Wisconsin, where the case took […] more »

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