Tag: breaking news

by Tim Cigelske

The blizzard on the East Coast last week was a major news event covered by every national media outlet. The event had the same objective facts and every news organization had access to what was happening in real time, as it unfolded. And yet, that same event was reported quite differently by different news organizations. Let’s look at a […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we look at capturing and delivering immersive virtual reality content and we get some tips on tailoring news for the Apple Watch. PART 1: Creating VR content As more news organizations jump into immersive virtual reality storytelling, we highlight a few options for putting the finished material online and explore some of the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yes, Sheldon Adelson Bought The Las Vegas Review-Journal (Dan Primack / Fortune) 2. 4 Tips for Engaging Your Community During Breaking News Events (Daniela Gerson / Poynter) 3. When News Gets (Too?) Personal (Margaret Sullivan / New York Times) 4. Predictions for Journalism 2016: The Year Content Claps Back (Sydette Harry / Nieman Lab) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Breaking News notifies users of news stories before they become big (Joseph Lichtenstein / Nieman Lab) 2. ChariPick counts on the ‘instant gratification of giving’ for users (Megan Graham / Chicago Tribune) 3. Online paywall builders Piano Media and Tinypass merge (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. How to use Facebook’s mystifying privacy settings […] more »

by Neal Augenstein

Title: Periscope 101: Break News Faster with Mobile Live-Streaming Learn how, why, and when to live-stream with this practical training Instructor: Neal Augenstein, founder, iphonereporting.com and digital reporter, WTOP The power of Periscope means any person can live-stream eyewitness video from anywhere, instantly. Just by pressing a few buttons, the free Periscope app can immediately transport […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we see how satellite data can be used for storytelling, and we learn some ways that data reporting can improve breaking-news coverage. PART 1: Storytelling with satellite images The New York Times often incorporates satellite imagery into graphic presentations to tell far-flung stories in new ways. Graphics editor Derek Watkins explains how he […] more »

by Judd Slivka

PBS MediaShift is launching a new series of online training courses called DigitalEd, in partnership with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and BigMarker. These one-hour live courses will help teach practical digital skills with experienced instructors. Title: How to Become a Mobile Ninja in the Field Instructor: Judd Slivka, Assistant Professor at Missouri School […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week, we look at innovative election-night ideas from NPR and USA Today, and we see how social media tools have reshaped breaking news coverage at Mashable and The Weather Channel. PART 1: Election night ideas On the night of the last election, many news outlets tried new approaches to delivering results and keeping audiences […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Survey: Book buyers leaving Amazon because of Hachette dispute (Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes) 2. Twitter’s new user pitch means a new advertising pitch, too (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Reddit Live lets anyone create their own breaking news live blog (Nick Summers / The Next Web) 4. American users spend an average of 40 […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Lawyers struggle to define fair use in wake of Google Books case (Jeff John Roberts / GigaOm) 2. Inside the Texas Tribune model of sustainable journalism (Brian Braiker / Digiday) 3. Why venture capitalists are suddenly investing in news (Adrienne LaFrance / Quartz) 4. The Media Insight Project will focus on understanding changing news […] more »