Barbie, the journalist

Mattel introduces new Journalism Barbie

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Barbie® I Can Be…? News Anchor Doll

Event: 17th World Editors Forum in Hamburg 6-8 October

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Emma Heald

hamburg2010.pngThe 17th World Editors Forum will take place this year in Hamburg, Germany from 6-8 October, focusing on mobile news distribution and new content platforms, content monetization, multimedia newsrooms and new media training, social networks and how to work with Google News.

Highlights include:

Press groups welcome European Court ruling on protection of sources

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Emma Heald

The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA), together with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum, have welcomed the landmark ruling of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the protection of journalistic sources.

In an appeal decision issued last week, the Grand Chamber of the court unanimously upheld the rights of journalists across Europe to protect their sources of information.

A Guide to Rising Public Media Networks in the U.S.

from MediaShift

While it’s taken public broadcasters awhile to catch up to the possibilities and dynamics of social and mobile media platforms, over the past year on MediaShift we have been documenting a flurry of innovation that reveals new possibilities for how the sector might share content, do business, and engage publics. Here’s a guide to several types of rising public media networks, and a look at how new policy models might better support them.

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