?Augmented Reality Invades Newsrooms?

Augmented Reality Invades Newsrooms, Kids’ Shows, Ads

from MediaShift

You point your wireless device — cell phone, iPad, whatever — at a graphic on a box of unassembled furniture and then the instructions, complete with 3-D diagrams, instantly appear on-screen. Point at a piece of paper and it’s suddenly a game board shared by friends across the room or across the world.

Center of Public Integrity’s new HTML5 effort for reading long-form online

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Emma Heald

The Center for Public Integrity’s first HTML5 project is live. The idea behind the project is to make reading long-form journalism enjoyable on any digital platform, by creating an app-like experience in a web browser.  There has been some concern among news organisations that online, at least, it is more difficult to appreciate long in-depth articles than it is in print.

MAIN FOCUS: Insufficient protection for Russia’s journalists | 11/11/2010

from euro|topics

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for better protection for journalists after unidentified assailants brutally attacked the reporter Oleg Kashin on the weekend. Commentators write that critical journalists still live dangerously in Russia, but note that violations against press freedom also exist in the West.

Italian journalistic institutions urge government action on conditions of freelancers

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Emma Heald

Journalistic institutions in Italy have launched an initiative to push parliament and the ministry of work to create a law that would fix minimum standards for the payment and treatment of freelance journalists, reported LSDI. The effort follows the publication of an ebook on the condition of journalists in Italy, written and published by LSDI.

Canada leading the way in data journalism?

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Grace Donoso
According to the Guardian, Canada is becoming a world leader when it comes to innovative data journalism. Open data sites are popping up across Canada, providing “vast open data resources” and “the latest open data apps” for Canadians interested in all things from transit schedules and one-way street maps to election results by neighborhood.

Reuters’ David Schlesinger on the safety of journalists in warzones

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Emma Heald
Reuters editor-in-chief David Schlesinger questioned whether journalists should reassess the risks they take in war in a speech today at the International News & Safety Institute “Live and Tell” debate in Athens, according to the Guardian’s Roy Greenslade.

Second Russian reporter attacked

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Russian journalist Anatoliy Adamchuk is brutally beaten, according to media reports, in the second such attack in days.

Web Shames Magazine for Plagiarizing Blogger?s Article

from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik

?U.S. News & World Report? Goes Digital-Only

from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik

Sarkozy accused of instructing secret service to spy on journalists

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Emma Heald

French satirical weekly Le Canard enchainé has claimed that president Nicolas Sarkozy personally supervises a security team that spies on journalists who write stories that might embarrass the government.  The allegations follow a lawsuit brought by Le Monde in September that accused the government of illegally investigating its journalists’ sources, and burglaries of the homes of journalists from Le Monde, Médiapart and Le Point.

The Web Estate: a response to Alan Rusbridger, Anthony Barnett

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Anthony Barnett

The Guardian?s Editor-in-Chief, Alan Rusbridger has published an important online overview of the ?Fourth Estate?. It marks an innovation for Comment is Free. Natalie Hanman, who edits its pages describes this piece as a ?long-form blog? – in which a writer is given space to explore a subject in depth.

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