The State of Investigative Reporting: Highlights From lRE 2017


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It had all the hallmarks of a good story. Journalists from around the world, renewed with a sense of vigor amidst a political maelstrom, braved hazardous weather conditions to talk shop and glean insight from each other, to continue to fulfill their purpose in society. As the annual Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) Conference unfolded this year in Phoenix, Arizona, from June 22-25, daily temperatures of 117 degrees became the new normal for the unfamiliar. Attendees took refuge in more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and presentations in AC-filled rooms. As with many conferences, networking and catching up with friends was an added benefit to the tips and strategizing. But real talk from some attendees and speakers show that while inspiration is up, the hard work of digging for details, getting audiences to care, and accurately reflecting society continues to be a struggle.

Local Focus Amidst National Turbulence

A conference for “investigative journalists” doesn’t
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Tow Center’s Vanessa Quirk: Podcasts Not All About Profit


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At the end of last year, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism released its “Guide to Podcasting,” a report researched and prepared by Tow Center fellow Vanessa Quirk. The guide delves into the history of the medium and its current state, outlines different revenue streams and case studies, and discusses various issues and operational philosophies that producers are currently tackling.
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We caught up with Vanessa to discuss the report, the reactions to it, and the lessons that aspiring podcasters and producers should take away when figuring out how to make their mark on the podcasting map. Below is an edited Q&A from our conversation.

Q&A

From my understanding, the report’s basic aim was to argue and explain why podcasts matter to digital journalism. Was that a hard argument to make?

Vanessa Quirk: Not really. Once I started seeing the data and the

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Report on Eyewitness Media Shows the Pervasiveness of Vicarious Trauma


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Five years ago this spring, Andy Carvin, then working for NPR, found himself in the thick of the Arab Spring as he became immersed in curating tweets, verifying footage online and corresponding with journalists and activists on the ground via social media. Within a matter of months, he said, it got to the point where viewing traumatic footage seemed perfectly normal. “I’d be able to sit there at my desk, eating a sandwich and watching video after video without it even registering to me,” Carvin, now editor-in-chief at First Look Media’s reported.ly, told MediaShift. That normalization, however, eventually caused Carvin to experience what he calls “strange triggers.” He would see something crushed on a sidewalk, for example, and its visual connection with the gore he saw online would make him feel like he was about to have a panic attack. At the same time, he started to feel like no one could
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Media and Journalism Awards: Jan. 21 Edition


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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.

FEATURED AWARD

Scripps International Innovators Cup The Scripps International Innovators Cup invites colleges and universities to pit their best student team around a new media business idea with other teams from around the world. The prize is the top international honor offered as part of the Scripps Innovation Challenge, an annual student competition around media entrepreneurship sponsored by the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. The mission of the prize is to celebrate student innovation around media entrepreneurship and to highlight creativity and entrepreneurship as it is being implemented in communication and journalism school curricula and student clubs around the world. The Innovators Cup Prize awards one Continue reading "Media and Journalism Awards: Jan. 21 Edition"

Media and Journalism Fellowships: Jan. 20 Edition


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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 contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. All featured fellowships are paid promotional slots.

FEATURED FELLOWSHIP

RJI Residential Fellow
Missouri School of Journalism
Designed for persons inside and outside media industries who want to collaborate with RJI in the pursuit of solutions to a particular journalism problem. Residential fellows spend eight months on campus at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, taking advantage of the intellectual and technological resources of RJI and the school and interacting with Missouri faculty and students. Some examples include: access to programmers and app developers, financial support to conduct market research and hiring students to produce multi-media Continue reading "Media and Journalism Fellowships: Jan. 20 Edition"

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Jan. 19 Edition


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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 new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

DigitalEd: How to Tell Visual Stories Through Video
We stand at an extraordinary juncture in the history of mankind, technology and communication. Even more important than the Gutenberg press, the advances in digital cameras and the Internet provide ordinary citizens with extraordinary power: To communicate instantly, globally and in the visual language, which supersedes the written and the spoken word. This course helps you frame and tell stories through video capture, giving you the techniques you need to make great video stories. But this training is about going beyond just capturing the story with video; it Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Jan. 19 Edition"

Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Jan. 19 Edition


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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.

FEATURED EVENT

Hack the Gender Gap: A Women’s IoT Hackathon at WVU
April 1-3, 2016
Reed College of Media, WVU, Morgantown, WV
There’s a serious gender gap when it comes to representation of women in the media and tech businesses. That’s why MediaShift and the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University will convene college-age women from around Continue reading "Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Jan. 19 Edition"

Media and Journalism Awards: Jan. 14 Edition


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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.

FEATURED AWARD

Scripps International Innovators Cup The Scripps International Innovators Cup invites colleges and universities to pit their best student team around a new media business idea with other teams from around the world. The prize is the top international honor offered as part of the Scripps Innovation Challenge, an annual student competition around media entrepreneurship sponsored by the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. The mission of the prize is to celebrate student innovation around media entrepreneurship and to highlight creativity and entrepreneurship as it is being implemented in communication and journalism school curricula and student clubs around the world. The Innovators Cup Prize awards one Continue reading "Media and Journalism Awards: Jan. 14 Edition"

Media and Journalism Fellowships: Jan. 13 Edition


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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 contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. All featured fellowships are paid promotional slots.

Featured Fellowship

RJI Residential Fellow
Missouri School of Journalism
Designed for persons inside and outside media industries who want to collaborate with RJI in the pursuit of solutions to a particular journalism problem. Residential fellows spend eight months on campus at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, taking advantage of the intellectual and technological resources of RJI and the school and interacting with Missouri faculty and students. Some examples include: access to programmers and app developers, financial support to conduct market research and hiring students to produce multi-media Continue reading "Media and Journalism Fellowships: Jan. 13 Edition"

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Jan. 12 Edition


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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 new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

DigitalEd: How to Boost Audience Engagement
Are you focused on the people you aim to serve? Are you producing content your users find useful and interesting? And do you know what happens to that work after you hit publish? Learn how to do journalism that meets your audience’s needs, to work with your community to do better journalism and to make sure the right audience finds each story. Learn how to adjust your routines to ask audience-focused questions.
Date and time: January 13, 2016, 1pm ET
Producer: DigitalEd at MediaShift
Place: online
Price: $39

JANUARY 2016

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Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Jan. 11 Edition


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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.

Featured Event

Hack the Gender Gap: A Women’s IoT Hackathon at WVU
April 1-3, 2016
Reed College of Media, WVU, Morgantown, WV
There’s a serious gender gap when it comes to representation of women in the media and tech businesses. That’s why MediaShift and the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University will convene college-age women from around Continue reading "Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Jan. 11 Edition"

Media and Journalism Awards: Jan. 7 Edition


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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.

FEATURED AWARD

Scripps International Innovators Cup The Scripps International Innovators Cup invites colleges and universities to pit their best student team around a new media business idea with other teams from around the world. The prize is the top international honor offered as part of the Scripps Innovation Challenge, an annual student competition around media entrepreneurship sponsored by the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. The mission of the prize is to celebrate student innovation around media entrepreneurship and to highlight creativity and entrepreneurship as it is being implemented in communication and journalism school curricula and student clubs around the world. The Innovators Cup Prize awards one Continue reading "Media and Journalism Awards: Jan. 7 Edition"

Media and Journalism Fellowships: Jan. 6 Edition


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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 contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. All featured fellowships are paid promotional slots.

JANUARY 2016 DEADLINES

ProPublica Reporting Fellowship
We are looking for a reporting fellow to work in our newsroom. The fellowship is a minimum of 16 weeks and can last for up to a year. We’re ready for you to start as soon as you’re available. It’s full-time, based in New York, and compensation is $700 per week.  Fellows primarily report their own stories —like this one — but also collaborate with ProPublica’s reporters on big projects. We’re looking for somebody who has done reporting, and loves doing it.
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Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Jan. 5 Edition


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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 new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

DigitalEd: Advanced Smartphone Camera Skills
This tutorial will empower the amateur and professional to respond to any situation and take amazing photos and videos using the powerful new tools that now come standard on modern smartphones. Unlock the power of features like time lapse and slow-mo and learn how to take manual control of your images. We will include simple practical tips on how to shoot and edit video on the run, the simple and cheap gear you need to be amazing, and a few of the latest trends that will help you stay on Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Jan. 5 Edition"

Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Jan. 4 Edition


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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.

JANUARY 2016

Journalism Career Expo Registration Opens
Jan. 5, 2016
Columbia Journalism School, New York
The employer registration for Columbia Journalism School’s annual Journalism Career Expo opens today. Career Expo 2016 will take place on Sat. April 2, 2016. Please register early to guarantee your spot. We reached maximum capacity at last year’s Expo and unfortunately had to turn away some Continue reading "Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Jan. 4 Edition"

Syria, France Top List as Most Deadly Countries for Press in 2015


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From the eight journalists who were killed at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris in January to the murders of four bloggers and a publisher in Bangladesh, 2015 has been a stark reminder of the dangers for a free press. Sixty-nine journalists were killed this year for their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) annual report on killed journalists. The analysis found that 28 of the 69 journalists — 40 percent — were killed at the hands of Islamic militant groups like the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda. “I don’t think it is too surprising given how deadly Syria and the Middle East have been in the last several years, in large part because of these militant groups,” Courtney Radsch, CPJ’s advocacy director, told MediaShift. The last four years have been the worst on record for journalist killings. This year surpasses last year,
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Media and Journalism Fellowships: Dec. 23 Edition


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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 contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. All featured fellowships are paid promotional slots.

DECEMBER 2015 DEADLINES

ProPublica Reporting Fellowship
We are looking for a reporting fellow to work in our newsroom. The fellowship is a minimum of 16 weeks and can last for up to a year. We’re ready for you to start as soon as you’re available. It’s full-time, based in New York, and compensation is $700 per week.  Fellows primarily report their own stories —like this one — but also collaborate with ProPublica’s reporters on big projects. We’re looking for somebody who has done reporting, and loves doing it.
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Media and Journalism Awards: Dec. 23 Edition


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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.

FEATURED AWARD

Scripps International Innovators Cup The Scripps International Innovators Cup invites colleges and universities to pit their best student team around a new media business idea with other teams from around the world. The prize is the top international honor offered as part of the Scripps Innovation Challenge, an annual student competition around media entrepreneurship sponsored by the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. The mission of the prize is to celebrate student innovation around media entrepreneurship and to highlight creativity and entrepreneurship as it is being implemented in communication and journalism school curricula and student clubs around the world. The Innovators Cup Prize awards one Continue reading "Media and Journalism Awards: Dec. 23 Edition"

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Dec. 22 Edition


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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 new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

DigitalEd: Advanced Smartphone Camera Skills
This tutorial will empower the amateur and professional to respond to any situation and take amazing photos and videos using the powerful new tools that now come standard on modern smartphones. Unlock the power of features like time lapse and slow-mo and learn how to take manual control of your images. We will include simple practical tips on how to shoot and edit video on the run, the simple and cheap gear you need to be amazing, and a few of the latest trends that will help you stay on Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Dec. 22 Edition"

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Dec. 22 Edition


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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 new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

DigitalEd: Advanced Smartphone Camera Skills
This tutorial will empower the amateur and professional to respond to any situation and take amazing photos and videos using the powerful new tools that now come standard on modern smartphones. Unlock the power of features like time lapse and slow-mo and learn how to take manual control of your images. We will include simple practical tips on how to shoot and edit video on the run, the simple and cheap gear you need to be amazing, and a few of the latest trends that will help you stay on Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Dec. 22 Edition"