Tag: video

by Dale Blasingame

When two WDBJ journalists were murdered on live television last week near Roanoke, Virginia, the ethical debate over “how much is too much” in terms of coverage was never more evident. This is an increasingly more and more complex decision that falls on the shoulders of journalists, which is nothing unusual. But these days, technology […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

We’ve covered cord-cutting from cable for years, but now there’s no doubt about it: it’s real, it’s here and media giants will need to get used to it. Variety reported that pay TV had its worst-ever quarterly subscriber declines in the second quarter, losing more than 500,000 subscribers. The number of pay TV households is […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

It’s a tale of two social titans on this week’s Mediatwits podcast. On Tuesday, select users were able to test out Twitter’s new dedicated news tab. An algorithm is used to determine which news stories are featured in the experimental feature. The tech company has struggled to attract more users lately and the “Featured News” […] more »

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 »