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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 »

Free Speech
by Jefferson Yen

Twitter has had quite the roller-coaster ride as a company. It recently made co-founder Jack Dorsey the permanent CEO, and he launched Project Lightning as Twitter Moments. But that shining moment was marred by the news that Twitter was expected to lay off 8% of its work force. For a while now, people have been […] more »

Legacy Media
by Reuben Stern

This week we test several tools that turn video and photos into animated GIF files, and we see how The Huffington Post is using the messaging app Viber to connect with audiences in a new way. PART 1: GIF tools Thanks to their compact size and ease of sharing on mobile devices, animated GIF files […] more »

Legacy Media
by Reuben Stern

This week we bring you tips for what works best when delivering news on each of the various social media platforms.   The insights come from Sarah Frank, executive producer of NowThis, a news organization targeted toward young people that has seen its video views skyrocket ever since it stopped publishing to a desktop website […] more »

#EdShift Chats
by Stacy Forster

Getting a job has always been about who you know. But now, savvy use of social media networks allows job hunters to connect more directly — and effectively — with those who might hire them. Our #EdShift chat on Twitter on Tuesday, Sept. 15, will explore how students and media professionals can break through to […] more »

DigitalEd
by Julie Keck

MediaShift is offering a two-part Social Media Marketing Master Class with our own Social Media Editor Julie Keck on Sept. 16 and Sept. 23. Participants may register for one or both parts. Title: Social Media Marketing Master Class Part II: Grow Your Audience Instructor: MediaShift’s Social Media Editor Julie Keck You’ve established yourself on social media, […] more »

DigitalEd
by Julie Keck

MediaShift is offering a two-part Social Media Marketing Master Class with our own Social Media Editor Julie Keck on Sept. 16 and Sept. 23. Participants may register for one or both parts. Title: Social Media Marketing Master Class Part I: Getting Started With Social Media Instructor: MediaShift’s Social Media Editor Julie Keck You know you need to […] more »

Free Speech
by Dale Blasingame

When two WDBJ journalists were murdered on live television last week near Roanoke, Virginia, the ethical debate over “how much is too much” in terms of coverage was never more evident. This is an increasingly more and more complex decision that falls on the shoulders of journalists, which is nothing unusual. But these days, technology […] more »

Business
by Elia Powers

Will Federman figured his first job out of journalism school would be at a digital media startup. Instead, he ended up at a legacy magazine that last year launched a standalone website. But nothing about Federman’s job responsibilities at Fortune are traditional for a Time Inc. employee. He works closely with colleagues in editorial, public […] more »

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