Tag: google glass

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week, we find out what Google Glass is really like as a reporting tool. Over the past several months, a team of capstone students at the Missouri School of Journalism attempted to cover a variety of news and feature situations with the face-mounted device to determine whether […] more »

by Douglas Rushkoff

At the White House Correspondents Dinner — the annual opportunity for the president to engage directly, and humorously, with reporters who cover him — I expect most of the gibes to be at the president. Sure, he gets the chance to defend himself, but it’s pretty much a roast: A leading comedian is invited every […] more »

by Paul Lentz

Everyone is talking about wearable tech and Internet-connected or “smart” devices. And rightfully so. According to the research firm Canalys, the market is expected to triple in size next year alone based on mainstream consumer adoption. However, few are talking about the implications for digital publishers and why they should pay attention. From Pebble and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Willow Bay to lead journalism school at USC Annenberg (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. Columbia’s Year Zero, aiming to give journalists data literacy, now called the Lede Program (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. USC is offering a Google Glass course for journalism (Kurt Wagner / Mashable) 4. Ex-Yale president to head Coursera MOOC […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Pew finds embattled newspaper industry still pulls in more than half of all news revenue (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 2. Oculus Rift just put Facebook in the movie business (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 3. Why an Apple-Comcast deal stirs net neutrality concerns (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 4. Buzzfeed: ‘Emotional quotient matters more than IQ’ […] more »

by Rishu Mandolia

The transition from desktop computer to handheld device has helped shape the way we communicate, share information, and complete daily tasks, but that’s only the beginning. Mobile technology has much more in store for us, and these new advancements will alter and streamline the way we live our lives. 1. Intelligent Apps Will Offer Personalized […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle, Laura Davison, and Teddy Nykiel. This week the RJI Futures Lab brings you three examples of how news is being re-engineered for people on the go. PART 1: Circa The mobile app Circa has received a lot of attention for its effort to redefine the experience of keeping up […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Pepperdine manages clickers in the classroom (Julie Tausend &  Vanessa Bravo / EdTech Higher Ed) 2. Challenge fund for innovation in journalism education (Online News Association) 3. IL school district shuts down Google after filters fail (Sean Cavanagh / Education Week) 4. Students: Spend the summer working with Nieman Lab via the Google […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Drones offer journalists a wider view (Leslie Kaufman & Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Katie Couric to be announced as Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” (Kara Swisher / AllThingsD) 3. Fake activity, often bought for publicity purposes, influences trending topics on Twitter (Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal) 4. Facebook is for grandparents: […] more »

by Dana Coester

We took a leap into mobile in 2008 at the West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism as part of a rural mobile early adoption initiative to help address West Virginia’s digital divide. Facing a digital divide of our own, we launched Mobile Main Street, intended as an early experiment in community mobile publishing […] more »