Tag: digital journalist

by Josh Stearns

The following is an opinion piece from correspondent Josh Stearns, and portions were adapted from Stearns’ report, “Acts of Journalism: Defining Press Freedom in the Digital Age.” This summer the Society for Professional Journalists debated a proposal to change its name to the Society for Professional Journalism. The resolution didn’t pass, but the 100-year-old organization […] more »

by Anna Shoup

This is the first of a series of posts by Anna Shoup, the local/national editor for the program that will soon be renamed “PBS NewsHour.” She will provide an insider’s look at how the broadcast is changing, including the recent merging of its broadcast and online teams. The “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” is re-incarnating itself […] more »

by Tim Peek

Tim Peek Starting this week, MediaShift will be running reports from “embeds” at various media outlets and educational institutions. The first report comes from Tim Peek, executive producer for new media at NBC’s Peacock Productions. It was a seemingly prosaic moment at the end of the “Weekend NBC Nightly News” program Saturday, July 5: Lester […] more »

by Mark Glaser

With all the fuss lately around the Associated Press and its legal tussle with Drudge Retort over lifted quotes, there’s been a renewed focus on the future of the AP and its role as a newspaper cooperative. The Wall Street Journal noted that newspapers were becoming disgruntled by the high cost of being an AP […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Will print newspapers exist in 10 years? How will we fund investigative journalism in the future? How can journalists learn to do reporting, moderating communities, filtering content, building Google Maps and all the other technical and online duties they will need to know? These Big Questions are being asked at numerous “future of journalism” conferences […] more »

by Mark Glaser

BERKELEY, CALIF. — After our long storyboarding sessions, it’s now time to move into more hands-on training and seminars on doing video shooting, audio recording, digital photography and using Macintosh computers. So far, there’s been a good mix of lectures, discussions and collaborative work on storyboards for our projects. The group is very inquisitive, and […] more »

by Jennifer Woodard Maderazo

In new media circles, one of the hottest topics of recent years has been the print-to-digital shift. People pundit about it, shout “print is dead” and wallow in the sadness sparked by nostalgia for a day when this wasn’t a question. We’ve also begun speculating on whether a device like the Kindle will really ever […] more »

by Mark Glaser

“We live in an entrepreneurial age, not an institutional one. That’s been true of many professions for quite a while, and increasingly (and perhaps somewhat belatedly) it is true of journalism. The people having the most satisfying careers, it seems to me, are those who create a distinct signature for their work — who add […] more »

by Mark Glaser

If you follow the world of traditional journalism, you can’t help but notice the seemingly constant stream of layoffs and buyouts at news organizations. But media observers don’t often emphasize the flip side: As newspapers and broadcasters slice their senior-level workforce, they are also quietly building their digital and online teams. For example, when I […] more »

by Mark Glaser

There’s been a lot of debate lately about the future of newspapers, the future of TV, the future of radio — the future of journalism itself — in the face of drastic change brought by technology and the Internet. I’ve asked MediaShift readers whether they thought journalism’s metaphorical cup was half empty or half full […] more »