Tag: participation

by Andrew DeVigal

My origin story is a tale of constant change. The most recent transition, from running the multimedia desk at the New York Times to chairing the University of Oregon’s Agora Journalism Center, is filled with many life lessons. I often describe this transformation as one of perspective: focusing less on how audiences interact with content […] more »

by Rick Brunson

For those who teach online courses, scrolling through student posts in a class discussion board can feel like panning for gold. You strain your eyes for bits of brilliance amid the sluice and slurry of malformed or repetitive thoughts. “In my opinion, I agree with her post.’’ “As he pointed out in his post, some […] more »

by Joy Mayer

I played around recently with Meerkat, a new live streaming app that’s built to integrate with Twitter. I thought I’d share a few quick observations about how it worked for me in my newsroom. (Editor’s note: A separate post on Periscope will run Monday, and our #EdShift chat at 1 ET Tuesday, April 14, will […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. On-air TV programming combined with social media channels — dubbed “Social participation TV” — is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. This week we explore three tools that bring the mobile-device-using audience into a live broadcast. PART 1: Wayin Denver-based startup Wayin has created a system to help newsrooms make […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

We’re spoiled by technology. Today, we expect more from our media than we can get from print, radio or linear TV. If you’re like me — and, increasingly, evidence shows people are — you crave portability, fungibility, the ability to listen to a book or article, to watch a TV show or movie or YouTube […] more »

by Roland Legrand

Very recently I did something weird. Normally, when moderating our online community at Mediafin, I first read the news articles before I read the comments left by community members. Feeling a bit bored, I reversed this. I started by reading the comments and tried to figure out what the articles were about. It was a […] more »