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Sara Just named Executive Producer of PBS NewsHour

pbs.org — A 25-year veteran of ABC News, Sara worked at "Nightline" for seventeen years and served as Acting Executive Producer when that program was being redesigned. She has also been a member of the network's senior digital management team and played a key role in coordinating news coverage with digital strategy.

OpenNews: Why Code for a Newsroom Instead of a Startup? (Part 2)

pbs.org — OpenNews: Why Code for a Newsroom Instead of a Startup? (Part 2) This week, as part of our search for our 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows, who spend 10 months writing open code in the newsroom, we have asked others that develop in the newsroom why they do what they do.
Jul 31, 2014

New: OpenNews: Why Code for a Newsroom Instead of a Startup? (Part 2), by @dansinker ow.ly/zN7jE #EdShift

The most cost effective college in America? Not Harvard...

pbs.org — Money Magazine has released its list of the best colleges, and yes, the Ivies and little Ivies are there, but not at the very top. The top-ranked school grants just one degree, and it's safe to say that most Princeton Review devotees haven't heard of the runner-up.
Jul 31, 2014

Great PBS.com story on @Money's rankings: love the kicker: "don't be fooled by the name." ow.ly/zNHR0

Journalism & Digital Education Roundup, July 31, 2014

pbs.org — 1. Reynolds Foundation establishes business journalism bureau at ASU s Cronkite School (Emily Overholt / Phoenix Business Journal) 2. What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education (Science Blog) 3. <a href=http://ow.
Jul 31, 2014

Business journalism bureau established at ASU’s Cronkite School; and more in our Journalism & Digital Ed Roundup: ow.ly/zNxdE

What the economic rebound looks like around the country

pbs.org — The American GDP grew at a 4 percent annual rate in the second quarter of the year, surpassing most predictions. But will the upward swing continue? Jeffrey Brown gets a snapshot of economic recovery around the country from Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe, Mark Vitner of Wells Fargo and Tom Binnings of Summit Economics.

Michelle Obama: 'Any man who uses his strength to oppress women is a coward'

pbs.org — Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and making women financially literate is not enough. "No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens," Mrs.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @NewsHour: Michelle Obama: ‘Any man who uses his strength to oppress women is a coward’ to.pbs.org/1konBbc

Gwen Ifill answers your questions live at noon

pbs.org — Gwen Ifill will host a live chat beginning at 12 p.m. EDT today. As the managing editor of both PBS NewsHour and Washington Week, Gwen has a keen eye on the inner workings of policy and politics in the nation's capital. She's happy to answer your questions on all things midterms, 2016 and ...
Jul 31, 2014

Gwen Ifill answers your questions live at noon | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour to.pbs.org/UDsPUi via @NewsHour

AWARD-WINNING NEWS PRODUCER SARA JUST NAMED NEW “PBS NEWSHOUR” EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

pbs.org — ARLINGTON, VA - WETA President and Chief Executive Officer Sharon Percy Rockefeller announced today the selection of Sara Just as Executive Producer of PBS NewsHour and Senior Vice President of NewsHour Productions LLC. Currently the Washington Deputy Bureau Chief at ABC News, Just will join PBS NewsHour on September 2.
Jul 31, 2014

"After more than 25 years at @ABC News," @sarajust will become the @PBS @NewsHour's executive producer: goo.gl/TQq14I.

Futures Lab Update #69: Open Source Commenting System; the Verification Handbook

pbs.org — Futures Lab Update #69: Open Source Commenting System; the Verification Handbook This week we learn about a collaboration to build an open-source commenting and discussion platform for news organizations, and we explore how the Verification Handbook can help inform the use of citizen-generated materials.
Jul 31, 2014

New: Futures Lab Update #69: Open Source Commenting System; the Verification Handbook, from @RJIFuturesLab ow.ly/zN520 [VID]

Daily Must Reads, July 31, 2014

pbs.org — 1. Times issues editors' note in response to plagiarism charge involving Wikipedia (Ravi Somaiya / The New York Times) 2. News Corp considers app-based news service to attract millennials (Roy Greenslade / The Guardian) 3. <a href=http://ow.
Jul 31, 2014

Times issues editors’ note in response to plagiarism charge involving Wikipedia; and more in today's #MustReads: ow.ly/zNhkM

Digital Book World E-book Bestsellers; Week Ending 7-26-14

pbs.org — Digital Book World E-book Bestsellers; Week Ending 7-26-14 Kindle Unlimited's effect on the bestseller list has indeed grown. Kindle Unlimited titles have been removed from the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list due to an inability to sort out retail purchases from Kindle Unlimited "reads" when creating the list.

Senators address colleges’ accountability for sexual assault

pbs.org — One in five female students has been affected by sexual assault, according to the White House. Now a bipartisan group of senators is calling for colleges and universities to take action. Gwen Ifill joins sponsors of the bill Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Sen.
Jul 31, 2014

Did you see @gwennifill with @clairecmc and @KellyAyotte on their legislation to address campus sexual assault? to.pbs.org/1s6MCaI

Matter’s Corey Ford: Bring Project-Based Teamwork to Journalism Education

pbs.org — When Corey Ford was studying journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the late 1990s, he barely heard the word entrepreneurship. That was back in the day when journalists were told to steer clear of the business side and just stick to telling stories.
Jul 31, 2014

New from #EdShift: Matter’s @CoreyFord: Bring Project-Based Teamwork to Journalism Education, by @JourProf ow.ly/zN2hb

For New Jersey’s Local News Lab, Collaboration Is Key to Success

pbs.org — For New Jersey's Local News Lab, Collaboration Is Key to Success In a news landscape of fragmented ad dollars, declining print revenues and segmented audiences, it's no secret that local journalism is one of the media industry's toughest nuts to crack.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @mediatwit: When it comes to community news, you shouldn’t go it alone. Find out what @jcstearns is up to with Local News Lab: ow.ly/zKwu2

Jul 31, 2014

When it comes to community news, you shouldn’t go it alone. Find out what @jcstearns is up to with Local News Lab: ow.ly/zKwu2

Jul 30, 2014

The goal of Local News Lab: to figure out local news sustainability and community engagement ow.ly/zKw4V

Jul 30, 2014

RT @jcstearns: The future of independent media will rely in part on building more interdependent media. pbs.org/mediashift/201…

Jul 30, 2014

RT @PBSIdeaLab: A $2 million grant from @KnightFdn allowed Local News Lab to launch 6 community news incubators: ow.ly/zKvYe

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Infographic: Breaking Down the Teaching Hospital Model for J-Schools

pbs.org — I enrolled at the University of Miami's School of Communication to pursue my career goal: become a television news anchor. In August, I will begin my senior year and assume the role of station manager of the campus television station. Do I feel like I am on track for my career goal?
Jul 31, 2014

How a journalism teaching hospital model can cover foundational courses, basics, and even specialized courses: ow.ly/zKC0j

Jul 30, 2014

Journalism teaching hospitals unite students, professors, and professionals under the same roof. ow.ly/zKB5L

Jul 30, 2014

RT @mediatwit: "Journalism is the industry of constant change being the new normal." ow.ly/zKArd ow.ly/i/6oya2 #infographic

Jul 30, 2014

RT @PBSMediaShift: "Journalism is the industry of constant change being the new normal." ow.ly/zKAGz ow.ly/i/6oya2 #infographic

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