Tag: drones

by Sean Lawson

Co-Authored with Avery Holton   Drones seem to be up to no good lately. Cast by the news media as pesky toys interfering with everything from wildfire containment efforts to commercial airline flights, the promise of drones is often overlooked. But the growing number of innovative uses for drones are no less important for understanding this […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we see how one local TV station put live footage from drones into a news broadcast, and we learn how a data team used sensors to find the hottest subway stations in New York City. PART 1: Drones at ABC7 KGO-TV/ABC7 in San Francisco is one of the first local news operations in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Breaking News notifies users of news stories before they become big (Joseph Lichtenstein / Nieman Lab) 2. ChariPick counts on the ‘instant gratification of giving’ for users (Megan Graham / Chicago Tribune) 3. Online paywall builders Piano Media and Tinypass merge (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. How to use Facebook’s mystifying privacy settings […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Attempts to obscure data collection and preserve anonymity (Mary Madden & Lee Rainie / Pew Research) 2. Sunlight Foundation, Melody Kramer, and 20 other media/tech projects get Knight Prototype Funds (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. For mobile messaging, GIFs prove to be worth at least a thousand words (Mike Isaac / New York […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA phone records program illegal, court rules (Dan Roberts & Spencer Ackerman  / Guardian) 2. CNN’s drone approval could offer bird’s-eye view of 2016’s high-flying hopefuls (Ed Pilkington / Guardian) 3. Women venture capitalists say to hell with the status quo (Rochelle Garner / CNET) 4. Why I’m excited for Medium’s partnership with Creative […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New rules governing drone journalism are on the way, and there’s reason to be optimistic (Matt Waite / Nieman Lab) 2. How a local news site busted open Chicago’s biggest sports story this year (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 3. Jose Antonio Vargas partners with Los Angeles Times (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 4. Newsrooms […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Most of the New York Times’ most popular items last year weren’t news stories (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. Tow Center to foster news innovation with $3 million in new support from Knight Foundation (via Knight Foundation) 3. CNN Strikes deal with FAA to integrate drones into aviation reporting (Jordan Chariton / The Wrap) […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

It’s a new year and you know what that means. It’s time for another glitzy International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For tech and media journalists, traveling to this venerable trade show is something of a post-holiday tradition. While past years have included the launch of Blu-ray DVDs and plasma TV sets, more recently […] more »

by Meagan Doll

On Friday, November 7, our #EdShift chat will focus on drones and their potential and perils in journalism. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/12 p.m. Central Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time as we discuss ethics and avenues to educate newsrooms and students about this new technology. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ESPN suspends Bill Simmons from work, social media for criticism of Roger Goodell (Richard Deitsch / Sports Illustrated) 2. Where books are banned, the Internet can be a lifesaver (Jillian York / Electronic Frontier Foundation) 3. How TV Everywhere strategy is evolving in the world of cable news (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. […] more »