bianet is 10 years old!

As far as I know, bianet, a local news network that is generously funded by the EU could not challenge major news agencies in Turkey but it certainly made a difference in its 10 years of existence….
bianet (Independent Communication Network) comprises more than internet news website It is a continuously unfolding network since 1997 and embraces “Training Drives” for journalists and communication students and NGOs; handbook series, “Radio Programs” for the local media, conferences, forums, international exchange programs.

BİA’s 10th Anniversary!

from Bianet :: English
BİA will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the coming weekend. BİA started off as a project lead by the principle of “Journalism for rights, freedom for journalists”. The 10-year’s struggle for an independent media includes the news site, training sessions, books, international forums and thousands of voluntary contributions.

Human Rights Defenders’ Views on bianet

from Bianet :: English
Fincanı from the Turkish Human Rights Foundation says that “bianet means facts in human rights and free, independent and true journalism”. Türkdoğan from the Human Rights Foundation states, “Awareness of human rights is raised by the news from bianet”.

How Arizona State Teaches Digital Media Entrepreneurs

from MediaShift

Two weeks ago, I sat in a room at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Arizona State University and listened as several groups of students delivered their pitches.

Editors from LA Times, Salon, CrunchGear, Hot Air, and Mediate weigh in on whether Gizmodo editor should be considered a ?journalist?

from Bloggasm by Simon

It was the shot heard round the blogosphere. After nearly a week of speculation on whether Gizmodo had purchased a ?stolen? next-gen iPhone, one it then flaunted to the tune of millions of pageviews, police raided Gizmodo editor Jason Chen?s home on Friday, confiscating four computers, two servers, and other items as part of an investigation presumably into whether the iPhone had been obtained illegally. Unsurprisingly, the Gizmodo post announcing this search has already received more than a half million views, not just because this involves a highly-publicized Apple story but also because this may be one of the most high-profile cases in which the law must determine whether a blogger should legally be considered a journalist. As I found after conducting several interviews, editors from other major online news outlets are watching the case with extreme interest.

Event: multimedia newsroom study tour

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Emma Heald

WAN-IFRA and NEWSPLEX would like to invite you to join a select group of publishers, CEO’s and senior news executives on a study tour to leading multimedia newsrooms in Europe. The tour, from 16 to 21 May, will comprise of visits to publishing companies at the forefront of multimedia.

The Ethics of Digital Magazine Advertising

from MediaShift

In my recent discussions with magazine editors, executives and experts, I’ve heard a lot about how magazines will integrate new forms of advertising, and “monetization” opportunities, into their digital content. From digital editions to social media to mobile apps, magazines are exploring a variety of ways to provide advertisers with novel opportunities to reach audiences, just as they have in print.

Reuters plans to expand investigative journalism efforts

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Robert Eisenhart

Picture  23.pngA year after Reuters began investigative reporting the news agency announced its plans to increase its reporting efforts as a result of consumer demands. Jon Pompeo from the Business Insider’s The Wire, recently discussed Reuters investigative reporting efforts with Jim Impoco, the agency’s investigative reporting editor. According to the agency’s online news editor, Keith McCallister, reader’s have been “eating [investigative journalism stories] up.” McCallister stated that the investigative stories are read more frequently than any of the agency’s other articles by a factor of 10.

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