Media and Journalism Awards: March 23 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

MARCH 2017 DEADLINES

DIG Awards
The DIG Awards reward journalistic excellence and encourage the work of reporters who use video in investigating.
Deadline: March 31, 2017

APRIL 2017 DEADLINES

Data Journalism Awards
Global Editors Network
The awards is an international contest recognizing outstanding work in data journalism worldwide.
Deadline: April 7, 2017

Must Reads in Media & Technology: March 23

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Medium Launches Memberships for $5 Per Month (Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge) 2. The Gender Gap Persists at Many Top News Outlets in the U.S., and it’s Reflected in How Stories are Reported (Shan Wang / Nieman Lab) 3. LinkedIn is Rolling Out a Trending Topics Section (Kurt Wagner / Recode) 4. Gizmodo’s Raju Narisetti: 25 Percent of Revenue is From Commerce (Brian Morrissey / Digiday) 5. Facebook Just Changed the Mobile Web Landscape With Header Bidding (George Slefo / Advertising Age) 6. I Studied How Journalists Used Twitter for Two Years. Here’s What I Learned (Alecia Swasy / Poynter) Get the Daily Must Reads in Your Inbox!


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Media and Journalism Fellowships: March 22 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.

MARCH DEADLINES

Gwen Ifill/PBS NewsHour Journalism Fellow
The Gwen Ifill/PBS NewsHour Journalism Fellowship for current undergraduate and graduate students is a 10-week, paid position where you can gain hands-on, real-world experience working on “PBS NewsHour.”
Deadline: March 24, 2017 ERA Summer 2017 Program
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator combines seed capital, hands-on help and a great co-working location with an expert team to positively impact the trajectory of early-stage startups. ERA runs two, four-month programs per year.
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Must Reads in Media & Technology: March 22

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Google Overhauls Policies After Uproar Over YouTube Videos (Mark Bergen / Bloomberg) 2. Twitter Launching Live Video API (Josh Constine / Tech Crunch) 3. Adobe is Now Officially an Ad Tech Company (Lara O’Reilly / Business Insider) 4. This is the Story Behind The New York Times’ Most Famous Tweet (Which is 10 Years Old Today) (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 5. Meet the Swedish Newspaper Editor Who Put an Algorithm in Charge of his Homepage (Felippe Rodrigues / Storybench) 6. Two Ad Agency Creatives’ Quest to Take Down Biased News (Tanya Dua / Digiday) Get the Daily Must Reads in Your Inbox!


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Must Reads in Media & Technology: March 21

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox.
  1. This is Now What Happens When You Try to Post Fake News on Facebook (Nikhil Sonnad / Quartz)
2. ‘Who Shared It?’: How Americans Decide What News to Trust on Social Media (American Press Institute) 3. The WaPo-NYT Newspaper War That Wasn’t (David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review)
  1. Propagate to Recut Cheddar’s Financial News for International Markets
    (Todd Spangler / Variety)
5. Apple’s Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality (Mark Gurman / Bloomberg)
  1. To Slow the Spread of False Stories on WhatsApp, this Colombian News Site is Enlisting its Own Readers (Carlos Serrano / Nieman Lab)
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How Newsrooms Are Innovating, from VR to Chatbots to Reaching Across the Political Divide

Experimentation and adaptability are the keys to charting a new path for digital publishers, said experts from Vice News, the New York Times, Quartz and other innovative newsrooms at a discussion last week in New York City. Take metrics, for example: A decade ago newsrooms were trying to get as much traffic as possible, but publishers now know big numbers don’t necessarily equate to big engagement. “Scale for scale’s sake is pretty much over,” Vice Editor-in-Chief Ryan McCarthy said. “What I’m seeing is that the most valuable relationship you can have with your audience is a habitual one … so we’re focused on getting people back to our website, not raw size.” McCarthy said he thinks ad models will eventually value repeat visitors. Arkadium — which creates interactive content for publishers, with the goal of increasing brand loyalty and engagement — hosted the event. CEO Jessica Rovello asked the panelists
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Upcoming Trainings and Courses: March 21 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

Facebook Live for Journalists
In the changing world of social media, Facebook Live is the new big thing. Facebook’s own algorithm favors this live element, drawing more viewers and followers to your page. But, how can journalists use it effectively to get past the “gimmick” idea and make it something useful for viewers and for journalists? Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: March 21 Edition"