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Andrew DeVigal, right, leads a breakout discussion session at Experience Engagement. Photo by Emmalee McDonald
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 »

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. Netizens in India rang in 2016 amid burning controversy over net neutrality regulations that could lead to a permanent ban on Facebook’s Free Basics app, which offers free access to a limited number of […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

As Ben DeJarnette writes in the kick-off piece to this special series, “There perhaps was no journalistic buzzword more widely discussed in 2015 than ‘engagement.'” Natural, then, that we start 2016 with a series that is all about “Redefining Engagement,” produced by the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and […] more »

Case Studies
by Jack Rosenberry

The vast majority of students — not to mention many teachers  — live and breathe social media connections. We tap into virtual communities for personal and professional reasons, integrating them with our “real-world” lives. At least at the individual level. But what of the notion that online community can enhance and support in-real-life-community on a […] more »

by Sonia Paul

The end of the year is fast approaching, and with that comes our analysis of some of the year’s hottest news and trends in media. If you followed our year-end report from last year, you can see that some of 2015’s biggest media stories are a direct fallout from what happened in 2014. It follows […] more »

by Allie VanNest

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. When you hit “publish,” your story becomes a part of a crowded and demanding online world. To help it to flourish, it is important for you to understand how your audience […] more »

by Nicole Kraft

We were three days before deadline for an article in our Writing and Editing for Media class when a student was starting to panic. Her topic was gluten-free dining around campus, but she knew no one who avoided gluten and querying every restaurant felt daunting. She asked for advice, and I had just one piece: […] more »

by Katherine Krueger

When University of Missouri student protesters’ clash with members of the media went viral last week, I couldn’t help but wonder how student journalists were faring. Protesters called for no media presence as they camped out — saying they had finally created a safe space on a campus where being a student of color means […] more »

Citizen Journalism
by Reuben Stern

This week we see how aerial drones are being fitted with 360-degree video cameras, and we learn how an anonymous social platform might help with news coverage. PART 1: 360-degree drone video Working as a fellow inside the BuzzFeed Open Lab, Ben Kreimer is finding new ways to capture 360-degree footage from aerial drones. We […] more »

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