- Oct. 31, 2014 MediaShift
After two decades of work at the forefront of journalism innovations, interactive journalism and news startups, J-Lab executive director Jan Schaffer weighs in with some observations and lessons learned. This post addresses journalism innovations.
- Jan. 30, 2014 MediaShift
So far, two cohort groups, some 21 people, have gone through my Seminar in Media Entrepreneurship for mid-career professionals. It is the first seminar that each cohort group takes as they embark on the 20-month, 10-course journey to a MA in Media Entrepreneurship at American University.
- Dec. 17, 2013 Nieman Lab
Jan Schaffer writes in Nieman Lab’s 2014 predictions for journalism series: “Let’s stop the handwringing about losses in legacy journalism and work on creating and growing the next acts in media.”
- Dec. 13, 2013 Survival Guide For Women Editors
With the release of the “American Hustle” movie about Abscam, I’ve been moved to remind myself of some takeways of my involvement in that FBI sting operation. Full disclosure: This originally appeared in the American Press Institute’s “Survival Guide For Women Editors.”
- Jul. 11, 2013 Nieman Lab
In New Orleans’ topsy-turvy world of journalism — where alliances shift, talent is raided, and a newspaper war is blossoming — WWNO public radio has, for the past year, steered a determined course. Informed by research and bolstered by a sense of opportunity, it is erecting, piece by piece, the ...
- Jul. 11, 2013 MediaShift
Public broadcasters have always done partnerships, but in the last year these and other public-media outlets have begun piecing together the infrastructure for local-news reports that will offer more than cutaways in “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.” As a result, they are airing more investigative and enterprise journalism than ...
- Jul. 10, 2013 Nieman Lab
Montclair State’s Center for Cooperative Media is betting there are returns on getting newspapers, broadcasters, bloggers, and wire services all in the same building. The germ of the idea came at a 2011 meeting in Newark.
- Jul. 9, 2013 Nieman Lab
If all goes as hoped, in coming months St. Louis Public Radio (SLPR) and the St. Louis Beacon will formally merge their two newsrooms. It will be the first time a public radio station with a staff of journalists has combined its operations with another daily-news producing outlet.