Tag: innovation

by Jeremy Littau

By now, many have seen the news that Google halted sales and support for its wearable Glass device. The Glass Explorer program had been running for nearly two years before it was shut down in January, with the company insistent that this is not the end but rather the beginning of a transition to the next version […] more »

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

The world’s largest news organization, the BBC, recently published the first part of its Future of News project looking at the state of the industry and where it’s going. This comes as “the Beeb” comes under the microscope by politicians and others before the renewal next year of its Royal Charter, which has to be […] more »

by Amy Schmitz Weiss

Wearable technology is becoming a common topic in daily news coverage — from discussion on the latest physical fitness trackers to buy and the hype around the Apple smartwatch that will launch this year. Wearable technologies, devices that can track and hold data about individuals and the environment around them, are gaining traction in the […] more »

by Jeffrey Howe

In 2011, journalist Luke Dittrich set out to walk the 1,933-mile U.S.-Mexico border from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Along the way he and his souped-up baby carriage encountered mountains, deserts, and border agents. A contributing editor for Esquire magazine, Dittrich chronicled his grueling journey in a story for the magazine. We’re glad he did, […] more »

by Meagan Doll

With rapid changes in technology, journalists are working harder than ever to keep up with cutting-edge developments. It can feel like a scary and uncertain time. Yet Silicon Valley veteran Steve Blank says this increased pressure has created room for journalists to occupy the front lines of business model design and consumer development and truly become innovators. His take isn’t necessarily […] more »

by Sarah Slobin

It’s always so simple in my head. When I signed up to teach Experimental Journalism at West Virginia University’s J-School last year, I had a clear vision of what I wanted to impart, a schedule of rockstar speakers from the industry and an ambitious plan to bring a touch of anarchy to a group of […] more »

by Katherine Krueger

There is an essential tension that occupies the space between professional journalists and journalism educators. Professionals who are siloed in either sphere can stigmatize or devalue the work happening in the other. This animosity is intensified by the constant push to assign blame for J-Schools falling behind on training the next generation of journalists. As […] more »

by Stephen J. A. Ward

Having attended recently a number of journalism and media conferences, I sat there — at times surprised and at other times frustrated — by conservative attitudes among some legacy journalists, both old and young. Despite all the changes in our media world, these attitudes still influence, even if they no longer dominate, professional journalism culture. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why in-house innovation is a great plan for legacy outlets (Erin Polgreen / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Unable to find a local partner, the much praised Homicide Watch D.C. is shutting down (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. Fall of the banner ad: The monster that swallowed the web (Farhad Manjoo / New York […] more »

by Jan Schaffer

J-Lab director Jan Schaffer is wrapping up 20 years of raising money to give it away to fund news startups, innovations and pilot projects. She is pivoting J-Lab to do more writing, custom training and “discrete” projects. After two decades of work at the forefront of journalism innovations, interactive journalism and news startups, she weighs […] more »