Tag: digital divide

by Jenny Xie

Education technology — “Edtech” — has become an area of intense innovation and debate — with topics like Massive Open Online Courses, coding for kids, and tablets constantly attracting attention and sparking debate every day. But how are teachers and students responding to the constant influx of new digital tools? The latest Pew Research Center […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. When news breaks, 83% of Americans seek out a second source for more info (Poynter) 2. Barnes & Noble, Microsoft complete deal to create Nook Media (Publishers Weekly) 3. Tumblr has an official analytics tool (Social Times) 4. Knight awards $3 […] more »

by Benjamin Shors

In 1968, Dick Graham bought a small weekly newspaper in Ferry County, Wash., one of the most remote and sparsely populated counties in the Pacific Northwest. Forty-four years later — give or take a few months — broadband Internet is arriving. Graham and his century-old newspaper, The Republic News-Miner, have cast a wary eye toward […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Internet access and the new digital divide (New York Times) 2. Facebook has acquired Gowalla (TechCrunch) 3. Old media executives too busy, private for Twitter (Reuters) 4. First feature film shot on a smartphone is about Tothit movie theaters (paidContent) 5. Book buyers shop in stores, buy online (New […] more »

by Devin Harner

This piece was co-written by Alexa Capeloto. A couple of days after news broke of Osama bin Laden’s killing in Pakistan, a group of students at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where we teach journalism, sat in a classroom and talked about how they were first alerted to the story. Most said Facebook. Some […] more »

by Jessica Clark

Belém, BRAZIL — At the mouth of the Amazon river, vendors at the Ver-o-Peso market display the region’s fruits, fish and crafts on splintered tables and rusting carts. They hail prospective buyers who pass by their closely packed stalls. Just a block over, behind the security gate of the Estação das Docas, a collection of […] more »

by Mark Glaser

4MR 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. In this week’s 4MR podcast, I look at the recent survey results from Pew Internet on Americans’ use of Twitter. The research group […] more »

by Katie Kemple

If there was a reality show about the Public Media Corps (PMC), the intro might sound something like this: “Here’s the true story of how 15 fellows, five public media institutions, three high schools, three community organizations, a library and a museum collaborate to bridge the broadband divide.” Secretly, I wish there was a reality […] more »

by Bryan Murley

Summer’s almost over and college newspapers across the country will be cranking up to full speed soon. Likely, they’ll be getting ready for further adventures in online journalism, expanding their online presence while attempting to keep the print product financially successful. But hard as it is to believe, there are still student newspapers around the […] more »

by Mark Glaser

From time to time, I’ll give an overview of one broad MediaShift topic, annotated with online resources and plenty of tips. The idea is to help you understand the topic, learn the jargon, and take action. I’ve already covered blogging, citizen journalism and wikis. This week I’ll look at the digital divide. What Is the […] more »