Tag: mozilla

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn about a collaboration to build an open-source commenting and discussion platform for news organizations, and we explore how the Verification Handbook can help inform the use of citizen-generated materials. PART 1: Building a new engagement platform The New York Times, the Washington Post and Mozilla are working together to build an […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Washington Post, New York Times and Mozilla team up for new Web site comment system (Paul Farhi / Washington Post) 2. Online publishers still aren’t usually liable for user-generated content (Tracie Powell / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Why Craig Newmark is joining Poynter (Craig Newmark / craigconnects) 4. Americans’ confidence in news media remains […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Brown Moses, his alter ego, and the rise of the self-trained journalist (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Reporters’ pay falls below U.S. average wage (James Bach / American Journalism Review) 3. Illegal in U.S., newsgathering drones are taking off in Latin American media (Jamie Stark / Global Post) 4. New service will rate the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich resigns as CEO, leaves foundation board (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 2. Leaked NSA documents will be stored in public database (Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge) 3. Turkey lifts Twitter ban after court ruling (Ozge Ozbilgin & Orhan Coskun / Reuters) 4. European Parliament passes strong net neutrality law, major roaming […] more »

by Lucy Bernholz

Why would anyone want to attend a party to celebrate the opening of a virtual repository of metadata? A better question might be — what is a virtual repository of metadata? In this case, the repository I’m talking about is the Digital Public Library of America, which launched on April 18.* Underneath its beautiful website […] more »

by Audrey Watters

You can learn anything you want on the Internet, so the adage goes. But even if that’s true, even if it’s now easier than ever to learn about almost any subject online, there are still very few opportunities to gain formal recognition — “credit,” if you will — for informal learning done online. In September, […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. FCC proposes relaxing newspaper-TV ownership rules (Los Angeles Times) 2. How smartphones are changing photography (Wire) 3. File-sharing app creator not guilty of copyright infringement (TorrentFreak) 4. Is plagiarism killing creativity in the games industry? (Guardian) 5. Kelly Oxford and the future of Twitter-savvy TV writers (Lost Remote) 6. Google […] more »

by Andria Krewson

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. The CEO of Creative Commons, Joi Ito, is currently teaching a free online journalism class through Peer 2 Peer University, […] more »