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It’s a scary but exciting world for newspaper owners right now, especially if they’re in a selling mood. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, bought the Washington Post last week (while our podcast was on vacation — great timing!), and Red Sox owner John Henry bought the Boston Globe before that. As newspapers continue to struggle to raise advertising or subscription revenue, will the journalism industry be aided or hindered when it’s owned by billionaires? Special guests Nick Wingfield from the New York Times and Jack Shafer from Reuters join this week’s episode of the Mediatwits. MediaShift’s Mark Glaser hosts, along with Mónica Guzmán from the Seattle Times and GeekWire, Ana Marie Cox from the Guardian and Andrew Lih from American University.

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Google Glass could have a transformative effect on journalism, especially as we watch Tim Pool from VICE use Google Glass to report on Turkish protests. But it’s important to examine the shortfalls as well as all the great new advancements, both real and prophesied. Special guests Rackspace’s Robert Scoble, Veterans United’s Sarah Hill, CUNY’s Jeff Jarvis and USC Annenberg’s Robert Hernandez, all early adopters of Google Glass as well as social media and journalism experts, will talk about their experiences with the device and what they see as its strengths and weaknesses for its potential future in journalism. MediaShift’s Mark Glaser hosts, along with Ana Marie Cox from the Guardian and Andrew Lih from American University.

Watch or listen to the podcast here, and tune in every Friday at 10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET.

"Measuring Non-Profit Newsroom Impact Easier Said Than Done" on the homepage of PBS MediaShift, 8.1.13

Non-profit newsrooms, and the organizations that fund them, stand to gain a great deal by knowing the impact of their reporting on local communities.

But impact is not easy to compute, according to a recent report from the Investigative Reporting Workshop (IRW) at American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C.

“There is a discussion that has been going on now for a few years … There’s still not a complete consensus,” said Chuck Lewis, co-author on the study. He is the founding executive editor of the non-profit IRW, the largest university-based reporting center in the country.

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AU Career Center blog 7.5.13

That’s what one passenger asked me on my most recent interstate bus trip. I don’t consider myself an IT specialist, but I’m honored by the misunderstanding.

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[View the story “New Jersey: A Laboratory for Media Innovation” on Storify]

AU Career Center blog 5.21.13I’m continuing the tradition of blogging about my internships for the American University Career Center. First TIME and USA Today Tech, now PBS MediaShift.

I had the pleasure to secure an internship at PBS MediaShift this summer!

Amy Eisman, my “Writing and Editing for Convergent Media” professor, first told me that Mark Glaser, executive editor of MediaShift, was searching for an intern to work on their weekly podcast, “Mediatwits.”

Though I wasn’t initially selected after the three-step application process (resume and cover letter, exercises, and then an interview), Mark did hire me to come on as an editorial intern to blog and edit the site for the summer.

A few weeks later, Mark’s first pick for their podcasting intern had to go, and he promoted me to work on the podcast as well with double the pay.

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ify homepage May 15, 2013, which features the author's story.

A screenshot of the Storify homepage May 15, 2013, which features the author’s story.

I published my first piece for PBS MediaShift today, compiling the social media and press clippings of the ongoing controversy regarding a Justice Department probe of AP phone records.

The Associated Press announced Monday that the Department of Justice had obtained two months of phone records from its journalists in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Hartford, Conn.

The DOJ sent the AP a letter last week stating that it secretly spied on 20 phone lines, some of which were used by five reporters and an editor who worked on a story about a foiled Yemeni bomb plot, which the AP believes may have been the unstated motive for the DOJ’s actions.

A screenshot of the PBS MediaShift homepage May 15, 2013, which features the author's story.

A screenshot of the PBS MediaShift homepage May 15, 2013, which features the author’s story.

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