Tag: millennials

by Julie Keck

1. Google collected data on school children without permission (Kim Zetter / Wired) 2. USC Annenberg receives $5 million to increase newsroom diversity (Tracie Powell / All Digitocracy) 3. How a president is fighting online harassment of minority students (Peter Schmidt / Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. Millennials sound off on wearables and news consumption […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The digital revolution in higher education has already happened. No one noticed. (Clay Shirky / Medium) 2. 5 things journalism students need to know about technology (Martin Belam / Medium) 3. Can edtech turn post-millennials into news junkies? Newsela’s trying (Bernadette Tansey / Xconomy) 4. Working to create a digital social memory for all […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore a web-based tool for local election coverage, and we get advice on creating news for millennial audiences. PART 1: Electable Electable is a Web-based tool under development that could help smaller local news organizations connect audiences with information about candidates in local elections. We find out how it works from founder […] more »

by Kristen Fischer

Whether you moonlight or work as an independent contractor, freelancing isn’t easy. But if you’re like the thousands of freelancers who responded to the “Freelancing in America” survey, you enjoy the freelance lifestyle, despite its many challenges. The survey, conducted by Edelman Berland and commissioned by freelance platform Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) and Freelancers Union, offers […] 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 Reuben Stern

This week we bring you key takeaways and an overview of emerging digital trends from the 16th annual Online News Association conference, held Sept. 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. PART 1: ONA15 conference recap This year’s gathering of the Online News Association brought digital journalists and innovators from all types […] more »

by Sonia Paul

What do Pope Francis and sports stars have in common? Quite a lot, according to Jason Deal, the Executive Vice President of the Catholic digital media company Aleteia. Both attract specific dedicated followers. And both figures, unlike individual celebrities, also represent the larger teams behind them. “You don’t cheer for Kobe Bryant, you cheer for the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Millennials aren’t all the same when it comes to news consumption (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 2. NYT appoints senior editor for ‘mini startups,’ project sponsorships (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 3. WGBH to acquire GlobalPost, merge part of news team with PRI (Jon Chesto & John Newsham / Boston Globe) 4. ‘I can’t […] more »

by Dan Reimold

Student media are currently undergoing their most massive transformation since the introduction of campus newspapers in their somewhat modern form in the late 1800s. In that spirit, I recently led the DigitalEd training “Reinventing Student Media.” The session and related resource handout focuses on the steps outlets should take and the techniques and tools they […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Japanese readers spend the most money on e-books (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 2. Surveying small publishing’s data on e-books (Simon Collinson / FutureBook) 3. New York to partner with Amazon on e-books (Daniel Berkowitz / Digital Book World) 4. Digital writing: If only community weren’t so communal (Porter Anderson / FutureBook) 5. Most […] more »