Tag: research

by Burton DeWilde

This article was originally published on the Chartbeat blog. It is republished here with permission. Consumption of news video online has been on the rise for years, in terms of both time spent watching and percentage of news consumers who watch. This trend is expected to continue. Accordingly, revenue from video display ads has also increased, […] more »

by Meagan Doll

Remix is a segment of education content on MediaShift, featuring interesting and innovative journalism assignments, courses and curricula. Writers will detail their ideas and work and, where possible, provide links and materials, so other educators can adapt them in their own programs. If you’re interested in sharing your approaches to be remixed at other schools, […] more »

by Jack Rosenberry

One of the cornerstones of journalism, and therefore of journalism education, is the principle of the Fourth Estate, or even what journalist and educator Douglass Cater called “the fourth branch of government.” Namely, that effective democratic governance relies on effective journalism. That may be true in theory. However, in practice, the Fourth Estate model has […] more »

by Erica Salkin

Criticism about the distance between mass communication’s ivory tower and the newsroom is nothing new. Recent essays and blog posts have popped up on social media feeds decrying the lack of a connection between academia and the “real world.” The Washington Post described the issue as “valuable scholarship stays locked up, obscure and inaccessible” and […] more »

by Michele McLellan

Little has proven more challenging for newspaper newsrooms than their transformation to digital news and information providers. It takes much more than learning new skills, although those are important. It’s a matter of re-engineering journalists’ attitudes and their relationships with news consumers, as well as changing newsroom workflows and priorities.  It takes significant culture change; […] more »

by Meagan Doll

In this podcast, Catalina Albeanu, reporter with Journalism.co.uk where this podcast originally appeared, explores innovation in journalism education with Dan Pacheco, professor and Horvitz Chair in Journalism Innovation at Syracuse University; Jeff Howe, assistant professor at Northeastern University; and Katy Culver, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and PBS MediaShift’s educator curator. The podcast explores how journalism […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to promote […] more »

by Gabriel Kahn

Last month, Paul Walborsky stepped down after seven years as chief executive of Gigaom. During that time, the tech site grew enormously in traffic and revenue as it expanded its business beyond just advertising. Currently, about 60 percent of Gigaom’s revenues (estimated to be around $15 million annually) come from research and 25 percent from […] more »

by Larry Dailey

As news professionals — and journalism educators — rethink their businesses, they are championing the words “innovation” and “disruption.” But do they really understand the complexities and the costs (both financial and cultural) of innovation and disruption? And are news organizations truly prepared to innovate, or they are merely playing a kind of organizational “keep […] more »

by Nadia White

MediaShift’s science journalism coverage is sponsored by the Columbia Journalism School, which offers an innovative specialized M.A. for experienced journalists who want to cover science, business, arts or politics in a sophisticated, nuanced manner. Learn more here. Jeremy Roberts sat still on the shore of the Bitterroot River, photographing a female kingfisher. The chunky, crested […] more »