Tag: collaboration

by Jefferson Yen

This week on the MediaShift podcast, Mark speaks with Monica Guzman, Nieman Fellow and media columnist, about what engagement should really mean. You’ll get briefed on this week’s biggest digital media stories: Twitter reverses the chronology; Yahoo and the New York Times shuffle the deck; and Wired’s plan to combat ad blockers. Plus, why ad blocking is […] more »

by David Craig

When the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication joined with Oklahoma Watch to apply for an ONA Challenge Fund grant, we hoped to prompt conversation about poverty in neighboring Oklahoma City. The project did that, but from a journalism education standpoint, the biggest impact was on the perspectives of the students. We […] more »

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 Jefferson Yen

The terrorist attacks in Paris and their aftermath are still unfolding, and journalists from around the world are covering it. Whether they’re in Paris or somewhere else, journalists are helping to check facts to displace speculation. One helpful source of information during the attack was France 24’s English language feed. The English live stream has […] more »

by Joy Mayer

Editor’s note: This post was written before the recent protests at the University of Missouri. The author reports that the engagement strategies discussed below are being put to significant use as these student journalists face the biggest news of their lives so far. Journalism educators have long faced the challenge of simulating or creating newsroom experiences. We […] more »

by Jared Loggins

Last fall, 10 students from some of Georgia’s top colleges and universities gathered in a campus laboratory to embark on an experiment. We were among that group.  Although we did not know it yet, it soon became clear that we were both conducting the experiment and serving as its subjects. The Georgia News Lab is […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Earlier this month, Canada’s Postmedia Network announced they were going to shutter the evening tablet editions at the Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette and Calgary Herald. Tablets were one part of Postmedia’s “four platform strategy” that it started in 2014 which also included its smartphone app, website and print edition. When it was first announced the […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The days when social media engagement meant assigning an intern to run your feeds are long over. At least, that’s what we heard from The Atlantic’s Matt Thompson on Episode 162 of the Mediatwits. You have to have creativity, analytical skills, reporting capabilities, good judgment and strategic sense to be an “engagement editor,” the new […] more »

by Sean Lawson

Co-Authored with Avery Holton   Drones seem to be up to no good lately. Cast by the news media as pesky toys interfering with everything from wildfire containment efforts to commercial airline flights, the promise of drones is often overlooked. But the growing number of innovative uses for drones are no less important for understanding this […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Here at MediaShift, we write a lot about how media and technology intersect. The last couple of months we’ve talked about the importance of mobile technology, cable companies, social media platforms, and business models for funding journalism. Well, this next story ties it all together. We are, of course, talking about NBCUniversal’s decision to invest […] more »