Tag: drones

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. Lenfest Donates The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com to New Media Institute (Jeff Gammage / Philly.com) 2. ‘He Didn’t Have the Long-Term Vision’: […] 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 Meagan Doll

Remix is a segment of education content on MediaShift, featuring interesting and innovative journalism assignments, courses and curricula. Writers will detail their ideas and work and, where possible, provide links and materials, so other educators can adapt them in their own programs. If you’re interested in sharing your approaches to be remixed at other schools, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Even super-small drones would have to register under federal proposal (Klint Finley / Wired) 2. How the New Yorker grew its digital audience by focusing on quality (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 3. Frustrated publishers to Twitter: Give us our share counts back (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 4. Why we might need an app to […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we see how aerial drones are being fitted with 360-degree video cameras, and we learn how an anonymous social platform might help with news coverage. PART 1: 360-degree drone video Working as a fellow inside the BuzzFeed Open Lab, Ben Kreimer is finding new ways to capture 360-degree footage from aerial drones. We […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. A drone’s vantage point of a melting Greenland (Josh Haner / New York Times) 2. How NPR cut its page load time in half (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. Tech companies and civil liberties groups force Obama to weigh in on encryption debate (Jenna McLaughlin / The Intercept) 4. Weather Channel eyes ‘hyper-local streaming […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Washington Post pulls about even with New York Times in online readership (Andrew Beaujon / Washingtonain) 2. A second Snowden has leaked a mother lode of drone docs (Andy Greenberg / Wired) 3. The nation’s first hospital makerspace for nurses is reinventing medicine (Ben Schiller / Fast Company) 4. Google book-scanning project legal, says […] more »

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 »