Must Reads in Media & Technology: April 26

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. Univision News Partners with Nieman Lab to Keep Spanish-Speaking Journalists Abreast of Latest News Trends and Innovations in Digital Journalism (Univision) 2. In a Redesign, The Huffington Post (Now Just HuffPost) Doubles Down on its “Equalizing Tabloid” Roots (Shan Wang / Nieman Lab) 3. Brands are Testing Shoppable Videos on Instagram Stories and Snap Ads (Tanya Dua / Digiday) 4. The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think (Jack Shafer and Tucker Doherty / Politico) 5. Facebook Shows Related Articles and Fact Checkers Before You Open Links (Josh Constine / TechCrunch) 6. Why the Odds Are Stacked Against the Jimmy Wales Journalism Project (Matthew Ingram / Fortune) Get the Daily Must Reads in Your Continue reading "Must Reads in Media & Technology: April 26"

Media and Journalism Fellowships: April 26 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.

APRIL 2017 DEADLINES

Global Religion Issues Reporting Fellowship
The International Reporting Project is accepting applications from professional journalists to report on global religion issues. Some of the areas on which proposals might focus include the relationship of religion to conflict and peace, environment and sustainability, political economy and development, health and education and gender, race and sexuality.
Deadline: April 28, 2017

MAY 2017 & BEYOND DEADLINES

JAWS CAMP Fellowship
Each year the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) brings fellows to Continue reading "Media and Journalism Fellowships: April 26 Edition"

Must Reads in Media & Technology: April 25

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. ‘What We’re Not Doing is Putting a Newspaper on Snapchat’ – New York Times Joins Snapchat Discover (Kerry Flynn / Mashable) 2. Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Launches Wikitribune, a Large-Scale Attempt to Combat Fake News (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 3. Reuters Launched Backstory to Provide More Transparency Around its Reporting Process (Caroline Scott / Journalism.co.uk) 4. A Guide to the Google Ad-Blocking Conspiracy Theories (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 5. Bill O’Reilly Breaks Silence After Fox News Ouster: ‘I’m Very Confident the Truth Will Come Out’ (Daniel Holloway / Variety) 6. Check Out a New Podcast Hosted by LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman (Andrea Huspeni / Entrepreneur) Get the Daily Must Reads Continue reading "Must Reads in Media & Technology: April 25"

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: April 25 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

Video for Social Media
Matching traditional approaches with cutting edge technology isn’t always obvious, and this webinar will attempt to marry the two, and give you ideas on how to streamline your post production, while planning your social media campaigns. Emphasis will be on use of Smart phones with Adobe Products, such as Premiere and Photoshop.
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Pew Survey: The Future of Free Speech Looks Grim

The internet may have been founded on the principles of egalitarianism and democracy, but the future of free speech on the web looks bleak, according to a recent report from the Pew Research Center As evidence, Pew researchers cited numerous events and stories from the past year, including a story about Facebook employees suppressing conservative news, the online harassment of Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones, the explosion of fake news, and #Pizzagate. Today, not even memes are safe. The report authors surveyed more than 1,500 tech experts, experts, scholars, corporate practitioners and government leaders and ask for their opinions about where free speech on the internet is headed. The comments are parsed into four themes based on the respondents’ answers: things will stay bad because to troll is human; things will stay bad because there are economic and political incentives that support trolling; things
Four major themes about the future of the online social climate
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Must Reads in Media & Technology: April 24

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 and Partners Try to Block the March of Ad-Blockers (Mark Bergen / Bloomberg) 2. Yahoo’s Demise Is a Death Knell for Digital News Orgs (Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic) 3. Stat Published a Print Section in Sunday’s Boston Globe — And it Might Be Coming to a Paper Near You (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. YouTube Says it Fixed the Problem with Restricted Mode That was Filtering LGBTQ+ Content (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch) 5. A Lesson in Moscow About Trump-Style ‘Alternative Truth’ (Jim Rutenberg / New York Times) 6. The Guardian Pulls Out of Facebook’s Instant Articles and Apple News (Jessica Davies / Digiday) Get the Daily Must Reads in Your Inbox!

Upcoming Events in Digital Media: April 24 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

Collaborative Journalism Summit
May 4-5, 2017
The Collaborative Journalism Summit is an international symposium focused on collaborative reporting projects and cooperative news networks. The summit is set for May 4-5 on the campus of Montclair State University, about 35 minutes west of New York City. Journalists, media Continue reading "Upcoming Events in Digital Media: April 24 Edition"