Tag: video

by Reuben Stern

This week we see how 120 Sports is reshaping TV coverage for the audience of tomorrow; and we check out some tools that help you manage your list of contacts. PART 1: 120 Sports With coverage provided in real time and via two-minute videos, 120 Sports is trying to tailor itself to the changing habits […] more »

by Meagan Doll

As ordinary citizens gain more access to technology to distribute their eyewitness accounts, media outlets will have to address the legal and ethical dimensions of redistributing and using this content. A recent study from Eyewitness Media Hub suggests we’re not yet realizing this reality. The study, a follow-up on amateur footage research funded by the Tow […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore two tools that help newsrooms get photos and video from outside contributors. PART 1: Stringr Having a small staff often limits the amount of video a news operation can gather, but Stringr provides a digital marketplace where producers or editors can request and download specific footage from a network of contributors. […] more »

by Stacy Forster

There’s no shortage of tools available to help journalists gather information and produce it for different audiences in compelling ways: stories told through audio, video, timelines, maps, charts, graphs and words. But when it comes to teaching students how to do journalism, it’s not about the tools. It’s about getting them to think critically as […] more »

by Matt Smith

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. With apologies to those who spin the proverbial yarn or sew (alas, this is not a post on sewing technique), let’s dive in and explore “stitching,” one of the key buzzwords […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore an online tool for adding interactivity to video, and another platform for streaming live video from smartphones. PART 1: Interactive video with Multipop Rather than overlaying additional content on top of a video, a start-up called Multipop offers an interface for adding polls, links and other material alongside a video, with […] more »

by Meagan Doll

On Wednesday, May 27, our #EdShift chat on Twitter will cover how media outlets and professionals are using social channels to post original content. Along with a rise in the number of adults who get their news from social media sites, emerging tools such as Facebook’s Instant Articles suggest there’s no slowing down this trend. But […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we check out a tool that turns smartphones into mini satellite-TV trucks, and we get tips on creating a team to do graphics and data visualization. PART 1: Yottio A startup called Yottio has built a system to get live footage from multiple smartphone users directly into a studio broadcast. It also provides […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Man arrested for threatening another Virginia Tech massacre on Yik Yak (Patrick Howell O’Neill / Daily Dot) 2. How NPR’s new Seoul bureau chief is using Tumblr to complement her reporting (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 3. Netflix asks FCC to reject AT&T-DirecTV merger unless changes made (Alina Selyukh / Reuters) 4. Snapchat tries […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

As cable bills have soared, people have been considering how to cut the cord without losing access to the shows and sports programming they love. These days more and more people are opting out. Since 2011, the number of millennials on cable has dropped 20 percent. But it’s not just millennials; 125,000 people unsubscribed in […] more »