Tag: freelancers

by Julie Keck

1. The Washington Post has developed 8 apps for quizzes and games (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. Why PBS and ‘viewers like you’ must continue saving ‘POV’ & ‘Independent Lens’ (Daniel Clarkson Fisher / Medium) 3. LinkedIn CEO talks to Kara Swisher about shaping LinkedIn into a content giant on Re/Code Decode (Noah Kulwin / […] more »

by Dillon Baker

For all the technological progress that has been made in the past couple decades, it often seems like freelancing for media companies is stuck in the ’90s. When I wrote a story for BuzzFeed, which, admittedly, doesn’t work with freelancers very often, edits were done over Google Docs, contracts were passed between a number of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Verizon completes its acquisition of AOL for $4.4 billion (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 2. The Internet that was (and still could be) (David Weinberger / The Atlantic) 3. Quartz introduces Atlas, a search engine for its charts (Dino Grandoni / New York Times) 4. The Washington Post built a social network for its freelancers […] more »

by Aubre Andrus

When the announcement came late last year that Instagram was now bigger than Twitter, as reported by CNBC, those who once scoffed at the photo-focused network started jumping on board. But as usual, there’s already another up-and-comer ready to take the spotlight: Snapchat. Video and images shared on Snapchat may disappear after 24 hours, but […] more »

by Jan Schaffer

When I launched J-Lab in 2002, the best piece of advice I received was to have a lawyer draft a Memorandum of Understanding outlining the relationship between my center and its soon-to-be home, the University of Maryland. The agreement detailed how I would support my startup, who owned the intellectual property, how much the university […] more »

by Yael Grauer

The following piece is cross-posted from Contently. You can browse more media events, curated by MediaShift, here. It’s the new year, and you’ve just taken a long, hard look at your goals for the coming year. Get more work? Check. Learn new skills? Check. Make more money? Check. The thing is, all of these goals […] more »

by Sonia Paul

At MediaShift, our sweet spot is covering the space where technology and media intersect. And what a dynamic space that is — always changing, always shifting. 2014 was no different. As we see it, here are the biggest stories and trends that shaped the media and technology industry in 2014, and will likely reverberate into […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Fusion hires Alexis Madrigal of TheAtlantic.com to bolster tech coverage (Ravi Somaiya / The New York Times) 2. Adobe’s e-book reader sends your reading logs back to Adobe—in plain text (Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica) 3. Enough with the manifestos about the future of news, let your product do the talking (David Cohn / […] more »

by Jaron Gilinsky

On September 16, 2013, journalists Javier Espinosa and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova were traveling in Northern Syria along with four rebel soldiers they had hired for protection. At a checkpoint near the town of Tal-Abyad, armed, bearded men took their passports and whisked the group of six to a makeshift detention facility. Two weeks later, the […] more »

by Andrew Ford Lyons

The following is a guest post. See more information about MediaShift guest posts here. The market for freelance journalists is both increasing and increasingly competitive. There’s a 24-hour news cycle to fill, and few media organizations have the staffing to do it without turning to freelance newsgatherers. As the reliance on them increases, we are […] more »