Tag: storyful

by Genevieve Belmaker

The business of freelance journalism no longer fits into the framework of a generation ago. It doesn’t even fit into the framework of ten years ago. That fact begs the question: what is the current framework, then? The simplest answer might lie in part within a cluster of so-called freelance platforms that have sprung up […] more »

by Aleszu Bajak

This piece was initially published on Storybench, a cookbook for digital storytelling. Storybench is a collaboration between Northeastern University’s Media Innovation program, a new graduate degree in digital journalism, and Esquire magazine. Thomas van Linge recently tweeted a photo of a munitions truck being blown up in Syria, presumably by the First Coastal Division, a faction of rebels affiliated […] more »

by Madeleine Bair

Last week Witness re-launched the Human Rights Channel with a new name, a new online home and a new approach to addressing the challenges of curating citizen video for human rights documentation and advocacy. The Witness Media Lab is the latest evolution of Witness’ work curating online video and advancing its use as a tool […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. YouTube launches YouTube Newswire, a channel featuring verified eyewitness videos (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch) 2. In the wake of Serial’s success, Atlanta paper creates a true-crime podcast (Susannah Nesmith / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Does the rise of ephemeral content spell the death of archives? (Melody Kramer / Poynter) 4. Arianna Huffington renews contract […] more »

by Erica A. Hernandez

Mark Little has one wish for journalism students. In what he considers to be a golden age of journalism, he hopes the see the future journalists of the world go beyond just testing boundaries. “It’d be nice to think that people here are going to set new boundaries and break them,” Little said during a […] more »

by Sonia Paul

With the 2014 U.S. midterm elections just days away, attention is on voter habits and concerns, as well as how political campaigners are leveraging different methods to target their voter base. The Pew Research Center’s recent report on how liberals and conservatives inhabit different media worlds underscores the influence media has on voter awareness. Reports […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FCC kicks off push to regulate Internet TV services like cable (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 2. “Ed Snowden taught me to smuggle secrets past incredible danger. Now I teach you.” (Micah Lee / The Intercept) 3. Digital chief Denise Warren leaves the Times (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 4. Behind the scenes, Storyful […] more »

by Ted Spiker

Attending a wedding in Ireland several years ago, Mark Little saw fellow guests looking at their phones, as they learned that Michael Jackson had died. Soon, the group was dancing to Thriller as a tribute to the late star. That dance, Little said, happened 15 minutes before the Los Angeles Times had even officially announced […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. #GamerGate: Here’s why everybody in the video game world is fighting (Todd VanDerWerff/  Vox) 2. Twitter introduces “buy” buttons so you can shop from tweets (Jason Del Rey / Re/code) 3. Subreddit where people were posting the celebrity nude images banned (Pamela Engel / Business Insider) 4. Inside Storyful’s revamped newswire service (Alastair Reid […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Storyful funds project to define best practice for eyewitness media (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 2. Twitter vows to improve policies after Robin Williams’ daughter is bullied (Hayley Tsukayama / The Washington Post) 3. Facebook has been the key to Mother Jones’ growing popularity online (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. iHeartRadio hearts video too, […] more »