Tag: tech

by Jefferson Yen

When The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson used Twitter’s new tweet activity feature he found something surprising. It showed that, on average, only 1.7 percent of people bothered to click through to the articles he had linked. In response to Thompson’s article, Digiday’s John McDermott noted that for the top brands, overall engagement was up 85 percent […] more »

by Meagan Doll

On Friday, November 21, our #EdShift chat will focus on using wearables in journalism. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/12 p.m. Central Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time as we discuss Google Glass and other tech innovations and how they can and should be used in reporting and publishing. The chat will be moderated as usual by […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “Arrested Development” helps Netflix add 600k new subscribers (AllThingsD) 2. Google Reader died because no one would run it (BuzzFeed) 3. Dublin’s ‘Storyful’ monetizing news clips for citizen journalists (Beet.TV) 4. Mainstream media ‘hearts’ sponsored tweets (Digiday) 5. Mother Jones’ Steve Katz on that 47% video and turning attention into donations (Nieman Lab) 6. […] more »

by Maite Fernandez

As the media landscape continues to shift, traditional news outlets are trimming or eliminating specialized reporting, including science coverage. In Spain, a new website wants to not only fill that void, but to become the go-to science publication in the Spanish-speaking world. Launched last year, Materia is devoted to science, environment, health and technology. And […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. ‘Just the facts’ isn’t good enough for journalists anymore, says Tow Center’s journalism manifesto (Poynter) 2. NPR affiliate launches drone program (Politico) 3. Churn: The problem of the new tech journalism (TechCrunch) 4. What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. 12 things students should never do on social media (Mashable) 2. 5 tech tools that could make classrooms better (Mashable) 3. Toronto non-profit introduces web programming to young women (Vancouver Sun) 4. Kids can learn to code with Microsoft’s ‘Kodu Mars’ game (SlashGear) […] more »