Future of Storytelling Festival Will Focus on AR and VR Projects

Sales of physical magazines may be in decline, but publishers are hoping one way to get people to buy them is to bring them to life with augmented reality. That’s what W Magazine did with its special September issue. The magazine is “augmented reality-enabled,” and by using a special app, readers can access special visual effects, including Katy Perry’s talking head on the magazine’s cover. The magazine will be included in a library of augmented reality-enabled physical materials, one of the many exhibits at this year’s Future of Storytelling Festival, taking place from Oct. 6 through 8 in New York City. Other AR products include Anomaly 2, a book based on the game of the same name, as well as work by the Australian artist Sutu.

A special app allows characters in Anomaly 2 to jump off the page. Photo by Bianca Fortis.

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Media and Journalism Awards: Sept. 21 Edition

Here’s a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major awards, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org, and we’ll add them to the list. Any featured awards are paid sponsorships. Award descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.  

SEPTEMBER 2017 DEADLINES

PILOT Innovation Challenge
National Association of Broadcasters
PILOT is calling on all entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and creative thinkers to submit their ideas for accelerating broadcast innovation in the first annual PILOT Innovation Challenge. The challenge question: How might local television and radio broadcasters engage their communities with next generation content on any device, whether big, small or moving?
Deadline: Sep. 22, 2017

North American Travel Journalists Association
The NATJA Awards Competition honors the “best of the best” from travel media (writers, photographers, broadcast journalists, bloggers, app developers, travel websites) and travel promotion submitted by print and Continue reading "Media and Journalism Awards: Sept. 21 Edition"

Media and Journalism Fellowships: Sept. 20 Edition

Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, or you would like your program to be in the featured fellowship slot, please let us know by contacting Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org and we’ll add them to the list. All featured fellowships are paid promotional slots. Fellowship descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.

SEPTEMBER 2017 DEADLINES

Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships
The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way.
Deadline: Sept. 29, 2017

OCTOBER 2017 DEADLINES

Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program
The Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program offers a crash course in investigative journalism. It also supports emerging journalists and media professionals, allowing them to make invaluable contributions to a high-flying news organization.
Deadline: Oct. Continue reading "Media and Journalism Fellowships: Sept. 20 Edition"

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Sept. 19 Edition

Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people – with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, and others. If we’re missing anything, or you’d like to pay to promote your training in the “featured training” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. Any non-MediaShift courses in the “featured training” slot are paid placements. Note: Course and training descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.

FEATURED TRAININGS

How to Verify Photos and Videos
Most fake photos and videos can be checked quite quickly, allowing journalists and researchers to stop the spread of so-called “fake news” before it gets onto your Facebook feed. This course will help you develop an eye for fake photos and video, allowing you to establish the originality and veracity Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Sept. 19 Edition"

Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Sept. 18 Edition

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, or you’d like to pay to promote your event in the “featured event” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. Any non-MediaShift events in the “featured event” slot are paid placements. Also, be sure to sign up for our events email newsletter to get notifications about future MediaShift events. Note: Event descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.

Featured Event

Journalism School Hackathon at University of North Texas
October 20-22, 2017
Denton, Texas
MediaShift is producing our fifth Journalism School Hackathon on the weekend of October 20-22, 2017, co-produced by the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas (near Dallas-Fort Worth). We’re convening Continue reading "Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Sept. 18 Edition"

Media and Journalism Awards: Sept. 14 Edition

Here’s a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major awards, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org, and we’ll add them to the list. Any featured awards are paid sponsorships. Award descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.

SEPTEMBER 2017 DEADLINES

PILOT Innovation Challenge
National Association of Broadcasters
PILOT is calling on all entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and creative thinkers to submit their ideas for accelerating broadcast innovation in the first annual PILOT Innovation Challenge. The challenge question: How might local television and radio broadcasters engage their communities with next generation content on any device, whether big, small or moving?
Deadline: Sep. 22, 2017

North American Travel Journalists Association
The NATJA Awards Competition honors the “best of the best” from travel media (writers, photographers, broadcast journalists, bloggers, app developers, travel websites) and travel promotion submitted by print and online Continue reading "Media and Journalism Awards: Sept. 14 Edition"

Media and Journalism Fellowships: Sept. 13 Edition

Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, or you would like your program to be in the featured fellowship slot, please let us know by contacting Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org and we’ll add them to the list. All featured fellowships are paid promotional slots. Fellowship descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.

SEPTEMBER 2017 DEADLINES

Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships
The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way.
Deadline: Sept. 29, 2017

OCTOBER 2017 DEADLINES

Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program
The Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program offers a crash course in investigative journalism. It also supports emerging journalists and media professionals, allowing them to make invaluable contributions to a high-flying news organization.
Deadline: Oct. Continue reading "Media and Journalism Fellowships: Sept. 13 Edition"