from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik
from Mashable! by International Journalists’ Network
from The Next Web by Joel Falconer
The I Files: Investigative reporting comes to YouTube, launching with the BBC, NYT, Al Jazeera and more
from The Next Web by Paul Sawers
from open Democracy News Analysis – by Tom Mills
From WMDs and the Hutton Report back through the first Iraq war, the Falklands, the Cold War, Suez, WW2, all the way to Lord Reith’s affinity for the British Empire, the BBC has always operated, as John Birt admitted, ‘under the shadow of the state and the other main repositories of power’.
Amid the thousands of professional journalists gathered in London for the start of the Summer Olympics will be a handful of journalism students with the unusual opportunity to work in school-sponsored teams to cover the high-profile games.
from Sysomos Blog by Mark Evans
To be a successful journalist in this modern, techno-savvy world, it is becoming the new reality that you need to embrace social media, and have a presence on several networks.
from iRevolution by Patrick Meier
?Still Left in the Dark? How People in Emergencies Use Communication to Survive ? And How Humanitarian Agencies Can Help? is an excellent report pub-lished by the BBC World Service Trust earlier this year. It is a follow up to the BBC?s 2008 study ?Left in the Dark: The Unmet Need for Information in Humanitarian Emergencies.? Both reports are absolute must-reads. I highlight the most important points from the 2012 publication below.
Live-blogging is stressful. First, you need to find a reliable WiFi connection — and a way to sustain your device’s battery. Then, there’s the challenge of transcribing a speaker’s words in real-time. And if you want to go beyond transcription and create a polished piece of writing, complete with links to related resources, the challenge is even greater, especially when a speaker’s presentation isn’t well-organized.
Journalistic collaboration isn’t just something that happens between newsrooms. Increasingly, journalists working outside of traditional news organizations are coming together to support each other in a range of ways, from offering safety advice when covering protests to sharing news tips, local resource recommendations and more.
from Nieman Journalism Lab by Ken Doctor
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark want more people to know how important Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230) is in protecting free speech on the Internet.
from Nieman Journalism Lab by Gina Masullo Chen