E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: November 21, 2017

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  1. Digital Book World 2018 Announces First Speakers and Program Structure (Bradley Metrock / Digital Book World)
  2. Run Book Run! From Physical Paper to Executable Online Books (The Visual Studio Blog)
  3. Why Doesn’t Everyone Love reading E-Books? (Caroline Myrberg / UKSG Insights)
  4. Kindle Just Turned 10, so Amazon Revealed the Most Popular Kindle Books of All Time (MJ Franklin / Mashable)
  5. Amazon’s Kindle Turns 10: have E-Books Clicked with You Yet? (Randy Lea / The Guardian)
  6. Pearson Closes DRM-Free E-Bookstore, Will Delete All E-Books From Customers’ Account (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader)
  7. How German Readers Find and Choose E-Books – A Survey (Indies Go German)
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Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Nov. 20 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.

NOVEMBER 2017

Being a Minority Journalist in the Age of Trump
Nov. 27, 2017
NYU in New York
Reporters who cover the Trump Administration from the front lines tell us how they remain objective.
More information and registration here.

DECEMBER 2017

Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Incorporated
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Media and Journalism Awards: Nov. 16 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.  

NOVEMBER 2017 DEADLINES

The Bookmarks Awards
Digital Media and Marketing Association
The Bookmarks Awards, based in South Africa, honor excellence in digital work, from websites, app development and games to multimedia and digital journalism.
Deadline: Nov. 17, 2017

DECEMBER 2017 DEADLINE

SPJ: Fellow of the Society for Extraordinary Contribution to the Profession
This recognition honors journalists who have made an extraordinary contribution to the profession. Honorees must agree to attend the Excellence in Journalism Conference.
Deadline: December 1, 2017

JANUARY 2018 DEADLINES

New Media Film Festival Awards
For years, The New Media Film Festival has led the way Continue reading "Media and Journalism Awards: Nov. 16 Edition"

Media and Journalism Fellowships: Nov. 15 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.
 

NOVEMBER 2017 DEADLINES

  Texas Tribune Student Fellowships
T
he Texas Tribune offers a number of paid Fellowships – Data Visuals, Reporting, Copy Editing, Photo Editing, Art, Events and Engagement – for both the spring and summer of 2018.
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2017 (summer 2018) Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship
Editorial Projects in Education, Inc. (EPE) is pleased to announce the inaugural Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship, to be awarded annually to an enterprising journalist in support of Continue reading "Media and Journalism Fellowships: Nov. 15 Edition"

E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: November 14, 2017

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  1. One of Asia’s Largest Tech IPOs This Year Involves the Cutting-Eedge Technology Known as Books (Page Turner / Quartz)
  2. This App Uses Machine Learning To Identify Esoteric Fonts (Katherine Schwab / FastCo Design)
  3. InDesign CC 2018: What It Means for EPUB (Laura Brady / EpubSecrets)
  4. Pronoun’s Crazy No-Cost E-Book Distribution Service is Shutting Down (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader)
  5. Court Demands That Search Engines and Internet Service Providers Block Sci-Hub (Dalmeet Singh Chawla / Science Magazine)
  6. Bookeen’s Saga is a Middling Kindle Alternative with a Built-in Case (Brian Heater / TechCrunch)
  7. Pronoun(s) and Data — an Update (Andrew Rhomberg / Medium)
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Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Nov. 14 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 Become a Mobile Ninja in the Field
We’re past the “Oh look! You can do journalism with a smartphone!” phase of mobile journalism. We know that using mobile devices gives us mobility, a production office in the field and a way to generate content quickly from the scene. Unfortunately, there are increasing demands Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Nov. 14 Edition"

Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Nov. 13 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.

NOVEMBER

Technology, Media & Democracy: Protecting Journalism and Media from Attack
Nov. 13, 2017
New York City
News organizations and individual journalists face unprecedented legal, cyber and physical threat. Panelists will explore the risk and what can be done. The event is organized by the Tech, Media and Democracy Initiative Continue reading "Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Nov. 13 Edition"