Tag: community

by Francis Tseng

As part of the Coral Project, we’re trying to come up with some interesting and useful metrics about community members and discussion on news sites for our first product. It’s an interesting exercise to develop metrics which embody an organization’s principles. For instance – perhaps we see our content as the catalyst for conversations, so […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Why Yahoo Wrote Down $42 million for ‘Community’ (Erin Griffith / Fortune) 2. ESPN to Lay Off About 300 Employees (Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal) 3. Vice Blacks Out All Its Homepages and Social Media to Call for the Release of Journalist Mohammed Rasool (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 4. Gawker Names […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore examples of how two newsrooms are using the social platforms Vine and Snapchat. PART 1: Mashable + Vine Mashable has heavily experimented with the 6-second video app Vine since the app launched in early 2013. Along the way Mashable received a Shorty Award for its work on the platform and, this summer, crossed the milestone of having 100,000 followers to […] more »

by Robert Hernandez

I preach diversity. It is woven throughout most of my work. I work on projects aimed to help diversify our industry and also write about trying to hold us accountable to it. But, who holds me accountable? Am I practicing what I preach? Awhile back I heard a great segment on On The Media with […] more »

by Meagan Doll

On Friday, October 3, our #EdShift chat will focus on journalism and community engagement. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/12 p.m. Central Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time as we discuss journalism as a service. The chat will be moderated by CUNY Director of Social Journalism Carrie Brown, with special guests Jeremy Littau from LeHigh University, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. US National Archives to upload all holdings to Wikimedia Commons (Julian Chokkattu / TechCrunch) 2. Truth Goggles launches as an annotation tool for journalists (Craig Silverman / Poynter) 3. The ‘Community’ renewal by Yahoo! is a glimpse into television’s future (Merrill Barr / Forbes) 4. ESPN and Univision want rivals to stop showing World […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

J-Lab recently released the results of its Networked Journalism pilot project, a three-year initiative that “called for eight newspapers and one public radio station to network with local blogs,” resulting in “nine different models of collaboration,” J-Lab reports. In a detailed report called Networked Journalism: What Works, J-Lab’s executive director, Jan Schaffer, outlines the problem […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

“A proper community, we should remember also, is a commonwealth: a place, a resource, an economy. It answers the needs, practical as well as social and spiritual, of its members…” – Wendell Berry In the days immediately after giving birth, I gave thanks for a listserv. It was Day 4 of my daughter’s life, and […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

What’s the No. 1 innovation that’s needed in public media in 2012? I posed that question to the public media group on Facebook, as well as to some additional colleagues via email. The responses ranged from a focus on cultivating a culture of innovation, to calls for more innovative content approaches, to the need to […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

Martha Bebinger, a longtime reporter for WBUR in Boston, had been reporting on efforts to control health care spending in Massachusetts for years, but over the past year and a half to two years, interest in the subject intensified among listeners, she said, and it was time to help them be part of a conversation. […] more »