Tag: must reads

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. New York Times Eyes Ambitious Overhaul In Quest For ‘Journalistic Dominance’ (Michael Calderone / Huffington Post) 2. Bustle and the Industrialization of Confession (Rich Juzwiak […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Facebook Tweaks Search, Wants You Chatting More With Strangers (Kurt Wagner / Re/code) 2. Ev Williams Steering Medium Toward Big Brand Dollars (Adam Popescu / The Verge) 3. In BuzzFeed’s News App, Sharing Articles via Text is More Common Than via Facebook or Twitter (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 4. Google Seeks Common Cause […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Dean Baquet Responds To Jay Carney’s Medium Post (Dean Baquet / Medium) 2. In The Battle of Amazon vs. The New York Times, Who Wins? You Do (Mathew Ingram / Fortune) 3. Apple Music Has 6.5 Million Paying Subscribers (Peter Kafka / re/code) 4. CNN Unveils Millennial-Targeted Video Site Great Big Story (Jeanine Poggi […] more »

by Tim Karr

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. While Feidin Santana and Ramsey Orta are hardly household names, these men played pivotal roles in one of the most important civil rights stories of the our time. They made […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Courtney Cowgill. 1. White House names Google’s Megan Smith the next Chief Technology Officer of the United States (Nancy Scola / Washington Post) 2. The newsonomics of the Washington Post and New York Times network wars (Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab) 3. Former […] more »

by Sarah Slobin

Back in February, I wrote about my plans for a “data-driven device-centric story-form agnostic multimedia project” for my class at West Virginia University.  The J-School’s first experimental journalism class was also my first chance to walk students through an untraditional approach to building a story, a process that has been at the heart of my […] more »

by Meredith Broussard

For the third installment of her Educational Thought Leader series, Arcadia University education professor Kira J. Baker-Doyle and I had a conversation about a data journalism project that uses big data to uncover inequality in Philadelphia public schools. Baker-Doyle is the author of The Networked Teacher: How New Teachers Build Social Networks for Professional Support. Our […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Barry Diller: Broadcasters don’t own the airwaves but they still want to stop you from watching via devices (Barry Diller / Wall Street Journal) 2. Al Franken wants Netflix CEO’s perspective on Comcast / TWC deal (Chris Welch / The Verge) 3. They may be filled with trolls, but comments still have value — […] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education, curated by Julie Keck. 1. The Idea Makers: 10 tech innovators (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. The do’s and don’ts of picking technology for schools (EdSurge) 3. “My modern experience teaching a MOOC” (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. Montclair State University’s new […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon KDP Select: Is it worthwhile for authors? (JaneFriedman.com) 2. E-books sales bolster publishers’ bottom lines (Publishers Weekly) 3. Amazon to launch cover creating tool for self-published e-books (Digital Book World) 4. Heartbreak for Harlequin authors as judge tosses e-book case (PaidContent.org) 5. Whispersync for Voice connects audiobooks to e-books (Indie Reader) Subscribe to the […] more »