Tag: research

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 »

by Frank Nuijens

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. If you regularly do a Twitter search for the words “science journalism,” like I do, you’ll be amazed, […] more »

by Nicholas White

This is the second post in a series from Nicholas White, the co-founder and CEO of The Daily Dot. It used to be, to be a good reporter, all you had to do was get drunk with the right people. Sure, it helped if you could string a few words together, but what was really […] more »

by Alfred Hermida

Journalists today are expected to be active on social media, sharing observations, anecdotes and links with their audience. Facebook itself is reaching out to newsrooms, recently launching the Journalists on Facebook page as a resource for the media. But a study from Canada suggests more people prefer to get their news via their friends and […] more »

by Julie Posetti

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by the USC Annenberg nine-month M.A. in Specialized Journalism. USC’s highly customized degree programs are tailored to the experienced journalist and gifted amateur. Learn more about how USC Annenberg is immersed in tomorrow. An Australian journalism professor has started an online academic journal with a twist: It publishes journalism, […] more »