Tag: women in tech

by Julie Keck

1. The covert world of people trying to edit Wikipedia—for pay (Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic) 2. A trail of evidence leading to AT&T’s partnership with the NSA (via ProPublica) 3. Comcast’s ‘Watchable’ streaming portal to give creators a bigger cut of ad revenue (Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal) 4. Six weeks into its […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem, you haven’t been paying attention (Rachel Thomas / Medium) 2. The fastest-growing mobile phone markets barely use apps (Alice Truong / Quartz) 3. A Facebook group to help journalists figure out their plan B (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 4. Publishers are hiring Snapchat […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New Reddit rules will crack down on some hate communities, leave others standing  (Adi  Robertson / The Verge) 2. Former Reddit CEO:The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet (Ellen Pao / Washington Post) 3. Chart: Netflix preferred over TV nets across multiple demos, study finds (Susanne Ault / Variety) 4. Hulu explores […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Hacks/Hackers and the News Lab at Google team up (Kristin Hare / Poynter) 2. How the New York Times is trying to combat the backfire effect (Laura Dattaro / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Women in tech: Making computer science more inviting (Claire Cain Miller / New York Times) 4. How to make a simple […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA phone records program illegal, court rules (Dan Roberts & Spencer Ackerman  / Guardian) 2. CNN’s drone approval could offer bird’s-eye view of 2016’s high-flying hopefuls (Ed Pilkington / Guardian) 3. Women venture capitalists say to hell with the status quo (Rochelle Garner / CNET) 4. Why I’m excited for Medium’s partnership with Creative […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Top journalism students to lead in-depth marijuana report at ASU (via ASU News) 2. Three ways to improve technology-assisted learning (Matt Candler / Medium) 3. How can we really get more women into tech? (Suw / Finding Ada) 4. Do j-school classes have a diversity problem? Ask the students (Aeman Ansari / J-Source) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Strict new ‘copyright law’ forces end of Google News in Spain (Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land) 2. Facebook gives publishers new tools, hopes they’ll use them to give Facebook more stuff (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Media portrayals of women in tech: Google joins nonprofits to drive change (Conner Forrest / TechRepublic) 4. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

When PBS MediaShift began planning the bi-coastal “Hack the Gender Gap” event with WVU’s Reed College of Media, we knew this would be a complex undertaking. A women’s panel at Google HQ in Mountain View, Calif. with top tech and media people in attendance? Check. A women’s hackathon on wearables at WVU focused on female […] more »

by Dana Coester

The results of the Women’s Hackathon on Wearables are in. Co-sponsored by West Virginia University Reed College of Media and PBS MediaShift, this hackathon was a pivotal event for the eight teams who participated in an immersive weekend envisioning a startup use of wearable tech from a women-only perspective. More than 50 women from WVU […] more »

by Emily Corio

We were nearly halfway into the Women’s Hackathon on Wearables, and one of my team members blurted out: “Our idea isn’t going to work.” I was mentoring a team of six women at the hackathon, and we’d been working under a tight deadline that started at 8 o’clock that morning. We settled on a problem […] more »