The Digital Age and the Changing Face of International Media Development

from MediaShift
Search for the term “international media development” and you won’t find many university departments or publications. Nonetheless, the field is over 50 years old and has exerted a major influence on many regions of the world, accounting for a budget of half a billion dollars a year.

Robert F. Kennedy Award Will Recognize Social Media Journalism

from Global Voices Online by Bernardo Parrella
One of the foremost international human rights organizations, the Robert F. Kennedy Center, is calling for nominations to a new Journalism Award on International Photography and International Social Media hosted by their European Office in Florence, Italy. The award will recognize the achievements of professionals and students who investigate human rights issues and advocate for change.

Does Julian Assange?s TV show pave the way for more high quality alternative programming?

from The Next Web by Jamillah Knowles
As you may have heard, Julian Assange, editor of Wikileaks, has a TV show. There are four episodes available on the web now, so it?s time to take a look at what this is all about.

Hyperlocal news manifesto

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
Ned Berke, editor of the Sheepshead Bites site — which provides comprehensive local news for the neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay — has a great manifesto about the delights and rewards of making hyperlocal news.

Al Jazeera forced out of China after being refused new visas

from The Next Web by Jon Russell
Al Jazeera has been forced to close its bureau in China, after the government declined to renew the visa of the organisation?s China anchor, and refused to sanction a replacement.

The First Amendment Should Protect Everyone’s Right to Record

from MediaShift
Since September, police have arrested dozens of journalists and activists around the country for the “crime” of trying to document political protests in public spaces. People using smartphones and mobile devices are changing the way we record and share breaking news. In return, police have targeted, harassed, and in many cases, arrested those trying to capture images and video of public events.

Why China expelled Al Jazeera

from FP Passport by Isaac Stone Fish
Yesterday, Al-Jazeera English announced that it would be closing its bureau in Beijing after the Chinese government refused to renew the press credentials and visa of its China correspondent, Melissa Chan. Chan, based in Beijing since 2007, has an excellent reputation as a journalist, reporting hard-hitting stories on black jails, the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and Chinese land grabs. (Disclosure: I worked with Chan on the board of the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of China and consider her a friend.)

Google News Gets Deeper Ties to Google+

by Peter Pachal

Meet Signal, the Instagram of Citizen Journalism

by Sonia Paul

8 Hot Media Trends You Need to Know

by Shane Snow

How Digital Journalists Used Data to Report on Murdoch Scandal

from Mashable! by Stephanie Haberman

The end of the Murdoch Archipelago, Bruce Page

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Bruce Page
This week, the media mogul once unquestioningly known as ‘the kingmaker’ appears before the UK state inquiry into the British press – a day after his son and would-be heir. To mark this moment, we publish the new introduction to the defining account of the 113-year-old Murdoch dynasty, asking the question: how did we come to this?

Pulitzer Prizes Highlight Social Media?s Penetration Into the Newsroom

by Zoe Fox


Huffington Post Wins Its First Pulitzer Prize

by Lauren Indvik

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