Tag: crowdfunding

by Ben DeJarnette

Crowdfunded journalism continued its growth trend in 2015, but it remains a small slice of the bigger picture, according to a report released last week by the Pew Research Center. The report detailed the growth of journalism-specific Kickstarter campaigns since the crowdfunding site launched in April 2009. During that period, the number of funded journalism projects grew from 64 […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Each Thursday, we round up the top stories of the week in journalism education and digital learning. Sign up here to get the Journalism & Digital Education Roundup delivered to your inbox. 1. With Capitol and Campaign Hound, UNC Students Are Learning the Sales Side of Media (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. Pythons, GIFs, […] more »

by Ben DeJarnette

“Redefining Engagement” is a special 11-part series on the progress, promise and potential challenges of community engagement in journalism. The series, produced by the Agora Journalism Center, will be published in serial this month by MediaShift. Click here for the full series. Over the last two years, The Seattle Times’ Education Lab project has packed […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Inside Facebook’s Ambitious Plan to Connect the Whole World (Jessi Hempel / Wired) 2. Crowdfunded Journalism: A Small but Growing Addition to Publicly Driven Journalism […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Atlantic Media in Talks to Sell Quartz (James Fontanella-Khan & Shannon Pareil / Financial Times) 2. Kickstarter Hires Reporter to Probe Startup that Collapsed after Raising $3.4M (Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica) 3. NFL Media Czar Suggests Thursday Night Football Won’t Move Online (Eric Johnson / Re/code) 4. Beloved Parenting Podcast ‘Longest Shortest Time’ […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New guide gives reporters a leg up on climate adaptation story (A. Adam Glenn / Reynolds Journalism Institute) 2. Alex MacCallum named head of video at New York Times (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 3. Who isn’t listening to Public Radio (Justin Fox / Bloomberg View) 4. Google-backed First Draft Coalition launches a site to […] more »

by Michele McLellan

When I first started studying an emergent group of local online news startups in 2009, it was because I was skeptical of a narrative that went something like this: Newspapers had to be saved because the only alternative was angry bloggers who couldn’t be trusted with the facts. As a few years passed, the narrative […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Since time immemorial (or at least the mid-’90s), tech and media companies believed that if you rolled up hundreds of tiny hyper-local news sites it would make a boffo business. So many tried and failed, from AOL’s DigitalCities to Backfence to Microsoft Sidewalk to AOL again with Patch in the 2000s. The lesson again and […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. FEATURED TRAINING DigitalEd: […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. FEATURED TRAINING DigitalEd: 5 […] more »