Tag: data

by Tom Herman

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. Modern-day television is in the midst of a metamorphosis, thanks in many ways to the rise of the digital landscape. New ways to consume media have emerged and with this […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. After lawsuit dismissal, Author Solutions looks forward (Jim Milliot  / Publishers Weekly) 2. Indie booksellers band together, launch “Anti-Amazon Book Club” (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader) 3. Homebrew systems: How to be more efficient in your metadata management (Joshua Tallent / Digital Book World) 4. BookTech Awards Showcase: Ooovre (Molly Flatt / FutureBook) […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Just how big an effect will social media have on Election 2016 in the U.S.? There are some who truly dislike social media like Nicholas Carr and argue it is ruining politics, that the medium “prizes emotionalism over reason.” But, according to Pew Research, more Americans are using social media to connect with politicians. Since […] more »

by Russell Chun

In recent years, journalism schools everywhere have been scrambling to teach data journalism and visualization to address the burgeoning demand from newsrooms trying to help the public understand a transformed world that the New York Times has described as “awash in numbers.” The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism is one such […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Edward Snowden may be the most powerful person on Twitter (Julia Greenberg / Wired) 2. Commission restricts what journalists can report about freedom of information (Oliver Wright / Independent) 3. Twitter’s video ad strategy now looks like YouTube’s ad strategy (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. How 3 New Jersey newsrooms are turning to their […] more »

by Sam Berkhead

Uncovering instances of fraud in the Medicare system doesn’t come cheap. Investigative journalists at the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) learned this the hard way during an investigation that revealed health care providers’ rampant overbilling for Medicare Advantage services. To obtain the data sets needed for this investigation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why Gene Demby, lead blogger for NPR’s Code Switch, considered quitting (Jim Warren / Poynter) 2. Race and ethnicity, device usage, and connectivity (via American Press Institute) 3. Ten years after Katrina, a new startup sector takes hold in New Orleans (Steven Melendez / Fast Company) 4. How do we improve online news design […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Japanese readers spend the most money on e-books (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 2. Surveying small publishing’s data on e-books (Simon Collinson / FutureBook) 3. New York to partner with Amazon on e-books (Daniel Berkowitz / Digital Book World) 4. Digital writing: If only community weren’t so communal (Porter Anderson / FutureBook) 5. Most […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Federal Election Commission shows how to disclose data in a digital democracy (Alexander Howard / Huffington Post) 2. Facebook rolls out news feed controls (Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal) 3. Twitter wants to celebrate your birthday, too (Pavithra Mohan / Fast Company) 4. Informing the world: An interview with AP’s Gary Pruitt (Alexander […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we see how TwitterTrails evaluates the credibility of a rumor spreading in social media, and we learn how new tools are making it easier to extract data from websites.   PART 1: TwitterTrails Developed as part of a research project at Wellesley College, TwitterTrails can trace the origins of rumors on Twitter to see […] more »