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Nobel Prize Winner on How New Media is Democratizing Science News

from MediaShift

MediaShift’s science journalism coverage is sponsored by the Columbia Journalism School, which offers an innovative specialized M.A. for experienced journalists who want to cover science, business, arts or politics in a sophisticated, nuanced manner.Learn more here.
In his lab, scientist and Nobel prize winner Steve Running focuses on creating and confirming new facts and knowledge about climate change. Running leads the Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group lab at the University of Montana.

Pulitzer Prizes Go Digital

by Sam Laird

Let?s face it: The future of journalism is online and digital. And now, as if that trend needed any more confirmation, journalism?s highest honor has gone digital too.

Why the World Needs Better Science Journalism

from MediaShift
MediaShift’s science journalism coverage is sponsored by the Columbia Journalism School, which offers an innovative specialized M.A. for experienced journalists who want to cover science, business, arts or politics in a sophisticated, nuanced manner.Learn more here.

Facebook Open Graph: and its impact on the news industry

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Katherine Travers

Open Graph is possibly one of Facebook’s most interesting elements, as far as news organisations are concerned. It has allowed the social network to permeate the lives of its users like never before, creating opportunities to share more and more of what they do with friends. It has also allowed media organisations to benefit hugely from this social commerce. The ‘frictionless sharing experience’ provided by Open Graph, which essentially means sharing without having to click a button, has been enormously beneficial to the media.

Pulitzers to put more emphasis on real-time reporting

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Katherine Travers
2011 was hardly a vintage year for the Pulitzer Breaking News Prize – in fact, for the first time in the 95-year history of the prize, there was no winner. Even though the Pulitzers adapted their rules in 2010 to allow multimedia reporting to be entered for the prize, there were only 37 entries in the Breaking News category.  Something clearly had to change.

The pros and cons of Apple’s Newsstand for newspaper publishers

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Hannah Vinter

Taking a bite of the Apple… Are there more rewards or dangers?

Apple certainly has a lot of offer new publishers, as Editor & Publishernotes in an article published today about Apple Newsstand.

How to Transform News Leadership in the Digital Age

from MediaShift
Since 2007, Knight-McCormick leadership programs at the Knight Digital Media Center have given me a front-row seat at the transformation of news leadership to meet the demands of the digital age.

Tom Stites: Taking stock of the state of web journalism

from Nieman Journalism Lab by Tom Stites

Transparency and objectivity in science journalism

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Katherine Travers

If there are two ideas that journalists cling to with a vice-like intensity, they are the doctrines of objectivity and transparency. A good journalist not only demonstrates transparency in their own work but demands transparency of others too. These principles are the bedrock of quality journalism.

What the top 40 stories shared on Facebook say about journalism

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Katherine Travers

The top 40 most shared stories in America during 2011 have been revealed by Facebook. So what does America’s ‘most shared’ list tell us about the state of media consumption and journalism in the US today?

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