“10 ideas on open journalism” and more… A journalism roundup

10 ideas on open journalism from the Guardian?s editor Alan Rusbridger

from The Next Web by Anna Heim

The future of journalism, Angela Phillips

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Angela Phillips
In this paper, Angela Phillips paints a picture of a media sector transforming itself in innovative and exciting ways, held back by failing business models. Will the future of our journalism rely on us giving away our private data? Or will we embrace the alternative: a simple online system that would allow us to pay for the content we want?


Norway Hosts First Journalism Award for Indigenous Broadcasters

from Global Voices Online by Simon Maghakyan
This post is part of our special coverage Indigenous Rights.
Norway is widely known for hosting the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Awards. This month, the Scandinavian country is hosting the debut of another important yet largely unknown journalism award ceremony for the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (WITBN) on March 29, 2012.

The State of the News Media 2012

from Docuticker
Source: The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism From the press release : A mounting body of evidence finds that the spread of mobile technology is adding to news consumption, strengthening the appeal of traditional news brands and even boosting reading of long-form journalism. But the evidence also shows […]

The Perils Of Classifying Social Media Platforms As Public Utilities

from Docuticker
Source: Mercatus Center From the publication web page : Are social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter “information monopolies” that should be regulated as public utilities? While calls for social networking regulation are on the rise , there are good reasons why policymaker should avoid the rush and rethink classifying […]

Encouraging Political Participation in Africa: The Potential of Social Media Platforms

from Docuticker
Source: Institute for Security Studies From the report: The ‘Arab Spring’ developments have led to debate as to whether an ‘African Spring’ facilitated through the use of social-media-based tools is possible. This report argues that social media have the potential to facilitate the active citizen political engagement required to bring about […]

Exploring Russian Cyberspace: Digitally-Mediated Collective Action and the Networked Public Sphere

from Docuticker
Source: Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard From the key findings : Drawing from a corpus of over 50 million Russian-language tweets collected between March 2010 and March 2011, we created a network map of 10,285 users comprising the ?discussion core,? and clustered them based on a combination of […]


Pew: Social Media Not Yet Driving News Traffic

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

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