Tag: diversity

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. Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders? (Vauhini Vara / Bloomberg Businessweek) 2. Newsonomics: The Hard Realities of Philly’s Hail Mary Nonprofit Reorganization (Ken Doctor […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter Still Has a Major Problem with Employee Diversity (Mark S. Luckie / The Verge) 2. The Internet of Things Is Everywhere, But It Doesn’t Rule Yet (David Pierce / Wired) 3. The App-ocalypse: Can Web Standards Make Mobile Apps Obsolete? (Larry Seltzer / Ars Technica) 4. The Funny, the Weird, the Elaborate, the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Facebook Confronts The Free Internet Neutrality Dilemma (Josh Constine / TechCrunch) 2. Twitter Pledges to Be More Diverse, Setting Specific Goals for Itself in 2016 (Steven Loeb / Vator) 3. 50 States, 50 Public Records Stories (Kelly Hinchcilffe / Poynter) 4. How the Digital Me Prototype Tells Interactive, Personalized Stories (Mădălina Ciobanu / Journalism.co.uk) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. One-fifth of Americans are online almost every moment (Erin Blakemore / Smithsonian Magazine) 2. Spotify considers allowing some artists to withhold music from free service (Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal) 3. Europe plans to ease copyright rules on using digital content (Mark Scott / New York Times) 4. The next wave of ad […] more »

by Stacy Forster

In our next #EdShift chat, we’ll discuss lessons learned from those covering, watching and teaching about the protests earlier this month at the University of Missouri. The chat will take place at 1 p.m. Eastern time/Noon Central/10 a.m. Pacific time, on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The protests about diversity on campus prompted the resignation of two […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

As student protests over diversity concerns at the University of Missouri led to the resignation of two top administrators this month, the story drew national attention. Yet the historic nature of the protests dimmed almost as soon as it hit our screens, muted by a controversy over journalists’ access to the protestors’ encampment and the […] more »

by Arionne Nettles

I spent most of 1989 playing games on the Apple //c computer my dad handed down to me when he upgraded to a newer version. In 1999, I took pride in being the first person in my class to code a calculator by scratch using Visual Basic. But at Florida A&M University in 2003, I […] more »

by Patricia Aufderheide

An audit by the Center for Media and Social Impact of different documentary series on commercial and public TV has found that the most diverse documentary series on TV are “Independent Lens” and “POV,” public TV series. They are more diverse than both commercial series and other public TV series. But commercial TV has plenty of […] more »

by Paul Voakes

Think of a talented young person in your field. You can easily see this person, 10 or 15 years from now, as a leader in the field: a highly decorated journalist or perhaps an award-winning teacher or researcher. But the path to that achievement is anything but easy, especially if that talented young person comes from […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ONA debuts a build-your-own-ethics-code platform (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. What the results of a survey of Coursera students mean for online learning (Ellen Wexler / Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Education Department names first open education resources advisor (Dian Schaffhauser / Campus Technology) 4. Putting 2015’s higher education cyber-attacks into perspective (D. Frank […] more »