Journalism roundup: … the rise of the collaborative news clip…

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English: Columbia Journalism School building; photo by C. Szabla (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What?s New in Digital and Social Media Research: How Facebook rumors spread, and the rise of the collaborative news clip

Nieman Journalism Lab by John Wihbey

Editor?s note: There?s a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media ? but who has time to sift through all those journals and papers?

Our friends at Journalist?s Resource, that?s who. JR is a project of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and they spend their time examining the new academic literature in media, social science, and other fields, summarizing the high points and giving you a point of entry. Here, John Wihbey sums up the top papers in digital media and journalism this month.

New Knight Prototype Fund winners offer a glimpse of new journalism tools

Nieman Journalism Lab by Justin Ellis  

The Knight Foundation is lending a helping hand to new tools and technology that could be useful to journalist. The latest round of the Knight Prototype Fund includes 17 projects that will each receive $35,000 to push ideas one step closer to a formal launch

How is user-generated content used in TV news?

Nieman Journalism Lab by Justin Ellis

The Tow Center at the Columbia Journalism School is out with Act 1 of a new report that examines the ways TV news organizations and online media companies employ user-generated content. ?Amateur Footage: A Global Study of User-Generated Content in TV News and Online? is a survey of over 1,000 hours of TV and more than 2,200 online pages from channels like Al Jazeera (Arabic and English), BBC World, CNN International, France 24, NHK World, and TeleSUR.

One life in investigative journalism

open Democracy News Analysis – by Clare Sambrook and Rebecca Ominira-Oyekanmi  /

A Q&A with Clare Sambrook, OurKingdom co-editor and co-founder of the ?End Child Detention Now? campaign. Interviewer: Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, writer-in-residence at Lacuna
Q&A: Craig Mod on making writing more mobile-friendly and where digital publishing is headed

Nieman Journalism Lab by Justin Ellis

Craig Mod spends a lot of time in motion. He?s also spends no small amount of time thinking ? and writing ? about the future of publishing and the ways technology is transforming how we write and what we read. Given that he often finds himself shuttling between New York, Tokyo, and San Francisco, it makes sense that he would be working on a project that blends writing with a sense of place.

How 10 news organizations look at issues of online engagement

How do you measure success in the digital sphere? How should news organizations interact with their audience? What?s the best way to personalize content for individual users? These were among the topics discussed over the course of two days in February as representatives from 10 different news organizations gathered around a conference table in Austin to discuss the challenges (and opportunities) wrought by the Internet.

The Clark Medal is one of the most prestigious awards in all of academia, awarded to the ?American economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.? (Names you might know among previous winners: Paul Krugman, Milton Friedman, Joseph Stiglitz, Steven Levitt, and Larry Summers.) This year?s honor went to Matthew Gentzkow of the University of Chicago?s Booth School of Business. Gentzkow is a pioneer in the field of media economics; his work, often co-authored with Chicago Booth?s Jesse Shapiro, takes advantage of previously unavailable data on audience, content, and media impact. Austan Goolsbee, also a Chicago Booth professor, commented on Gentzkow?s work in The New York Times:

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