Tag: community

by Jen Lee Reeves

When Joplin, Mo., was hit with a massive tornado, I knew my community would react. Even though we’re nearly 250 miles away, many people in Columbia and mid-Missouri are either Joplin natives or have family there. My newsroom’s normally local-focused Facebook page quickly became a clearinghouse for updates about how mid-Missouri could help the tornado-ravaged […] more »

by Nicholas White

The following is a guest post from Nicholas White, the CEO of The Daily Dot, a new startup in community journalism. White leaves a long lineage of newspaper men and women in his family to join digital media and explains why. Six months ago, I quit my family’s 179-year-old newspaper company. I left not because […] more »

by Roland Legrand

I love my iPad. One of the reasons I love it is that it’s a great device for watching video. Some mainstream media integrate video very nicely into their iPad applications. However, it seems that all this slickness comes at a price: The conversation with the people formerly known as the audience is often non-existent. […] more »

by Sandra Ordonez

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at learn.news21.com. For the past two years, OurBlook.com has been conducting interviews with top experts in journalism and media about the future […] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

Clothilde Le Coz just returned from Haiti, where she was part of a Reporters Without Borders mission. This is a special report about how Haitian media are responding to the disaster. The photos were taken by the author. In two weeks, Haiti will be forgotten by much of the world. After foreign media leave, which […] more »

by Simon Owens

Since its launch in late 2004, Digg has tried its hand with several outside advertising networks, going from an off-the-shelf Google AdSense arrangement to working with Federated Media before finally signing a deal for Microsoft to deliver its display advertisements. But in April of this year, Digg announced it would end its deal with the […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Being in the hospital on an I.V. for a number of days put me in touch with the suffering of newspapers. I was down but not out. I have polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and one of my cysts had ruptured, causing severe pain and the temporary loss of kidney functioning in my right kidney. Not […] more »

by Roland Legrand

Very recently I did something weird. Normally, when moderating our online community at Mediafin, I first read the news articles before I read the comments left by community members. Feeling a bit bored, I reversed this. I started by reading the comments and tried to figure out what the articles were about. It was a […] more »

by Mike Rosen-Molina

Public-access television is a sometimes bizarre world where anyone with the time and inclination can appear on television. It’s where you find the rants of Colombus, Ohio, goth Damon Zex and the strange instructional videos of Let’s Paint TV, where Los Angeles host John Kilduff taught viewers how to paint and make blended drinks all […] more »

by Roland Legrand

Modern newsrooms have to engage in a never-ending conversation with their community. This may sound self-evident, but it can be a tough sell in a newsroom working under high pressure. So how do you get reporters to buy into the proposition that they need to listen to their audience? They need to see for themselves […] more »