Tag: app

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how a new technology uses predictions to speed mobile video playback; and we explore another platform for crowdsourcing photos and video. PART 1: Video playback with Inmobly A technology from Inmobly can predict which videos a mobile viewer might want to watch and download files in advance as a way to […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore two tools that help newsrooms get photos and video from outside contributors. PART 1: Stringr Having a small staff often limits the amount of video a news operation can gather, but Stringr provides a digital marketplace where producers or editors can request and download specific footage from a network of contributors. […] more »

by Joy Mayer

I played around recently with Meerkat, a new live streaming app that’s built to integrate with Twitter. I thought I’d share a few quick observations about how it worked for me in my newsroom. (Editor’s note: A separate post on Periscope will run Monday, and our #EdShift chat at 1 ET Tuesday, April 14, will […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The best interface is no interface: why we don’t always need An App for That (Golden Krishna / The Verge) 2. Inside the Texas Tribune: Before growing audience, let’s first understand it (Tim Griggs / Reynolds Journalism Institute) 3. Spoilers, embargoes, disclosures and ‘Jinx’ (Margaret Sullivan / New York Times) 4. How Reddit became […] more »

by Lia Juriansz

Top journalism students and faculty from across the country traveled to Arizona State University last week to envision cutting-edge media products to help underserved communities as a part of PBS MediaShift’s 2nd Annual Journalism School Hackathon. The two-day event brought approximately 50 students and 30 faculty members to ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication […] more »

by Rachele Kanigel

When Adda Birnir joined the first class of the new entrepreneurial journalism program at the City University of New York in 2012, she thought she had a great idea for a new business: creating software that could optimize web content for a tablet. Four months later, Birnir launched her company, and it continues to this […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BBC launches ‘expert women database’ to help its journalists diversify sources (Poynter) 2. Summly’s teenaged founder says he wants to make Yahoo great again (GigaOm) 3. New York Times closes another loophole in its digital pay wall (PaidContent.org) 4. Spotify plans to take on Netflix and HBO with streaming video service (Business Insider) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. University of Phoenix, purveyor of online as well as brick and mortar classes, faces probation from accreditor (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Using Google Hangouts for teacher development (Edutopia) 3. Drones go to journalism school (Fast Company) 4. Opportunity Gap App uses Foursquare to share school data (EdSurge) 5. Saving money in schools […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Why we shouldn’t care about who reports a major announcement first (The New Republic) 2. Social coding startup GitHub raises $100 million in its first round of funding (WSJ) 3. Reddit lifts its ban on The Atlantic and other publications […] more »