Tag: data

by Alexandra Kanik

Google Analytics is one of the leading platforms news organizations are using to gather data on their online content. It gives us tons of data, it’s highly configurable and best of all it’s free. Google Analytics can be a powerful tool, but if you don’t pay attention to certain details, you’ll end up with misleading […] 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. Facebook Has a Ton of Users — Can It Keep Making More Money From Them? (Kurt Wagner / Re/code) 2. Apple Plans to Offer Subscription […] 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 Josh Schwartz

This article was originally published on the Chartbeat blog. It is republished here with permission. In general, when we publish data, it’s always in anonymized, aggregated form — because that sort of data lets us identify the cross-network trends relevant to all publishers. Now and then, though, we have occasion to look deeply at one […] more »

by Juan Alberto DelaRoca

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. It started with a “what if” question after reading a Forbes article titled “How Formula One Teams Are Using Big Data To Get The Inside Edge” last winter. The piece […] more »

by Sylvia Chan-Olmsted

Parse.ly is an analytics platform whose popularity has seen rapid growth in the past year in part due to its inclusive functionality. It organizes the ability to put metrics in the hands of content creators, as well as content and organization administrators. In this Jan. 8 podcast, I interview Sachin Kamdar, co-founder and CEO of Parse.ly, about the […] more »

by Alexandra Kanik

Watch a live Q&A with Parse.ly CEO Sachin Kamdar during the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovator Series. Kamdar will be sharing ideas and strategies with students, faculty and staff on teaching and using analytics. The live stream will begin January 13, 2016 at 6 p.m. ET. Live Stream more »

by Julie Keck

1. 42% of Cord-Cutters Don’t Even Subscribe to Home Broadband (Brian Fung / Washington Post) 2. Crain is Diving into Newsletters Based on Who and Where Readers Are (Shan Wang/  Nieman Lab) 3. Predictions for Journalism 2016: Journalism as Relationship Building (Jan Schaffer / Nieman Lab) 4. Researchers Solve Juniper Backdoor Mystery; Signs Point to […] more »

by Susan Zake

As I begin to think about my spring classes, the big ideas that emerged from an AEJMC teaching panel on incorporating data into journalism classes continue to resonate. The venue was a conference room at the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention in San Francisco in early August. Since I built […] more »

by Meagan Doll

Algorithm journalism is now available for everyone. A beta version of Wordsmith, a program that creates journalism from data, was made available by Automated Insights on its website in October, the company announced. But one of the world’s largest news organizations already uses the software to automatically generate some stories – and its standards editor said the […] more »