Journalism roundup: “How to be literate in what’s changing journalism..Russia’s new global news agency: Sputnik

Pressthink – Follow JR – Nov 9 – For each, they should understand: What it means, why it’s important, and where things are going with it. I’ve added a link or two to help get you started. And I’m happy to receive your comments about what’s missing from this list. 1. Social media
Toilet Encryption, the Neal Archive, and Citizen Journalism in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom

…ward Snowden-esque plot line for its last six episodes. When we are not committing fearless acts of journalism, e.g. covering up what REALLY happened in Benghazi, we watch premium cable like everyone else. Nobody
Journalism project uncovers public procurement fraud in Romania

SPECIAL REPORT: Public procurement in Romania is a €17 billion market, but more than 60% of procedures are hit by complaints. A new project has highlighted fraud and irregularities in the system, and suggested how to improve the situation. EurActiv Romania reports.

Russia intensifies propaganda war by launching global news agency Sputnik


A Kremlin-sponsored media group launched a new international information agency on Monday to combat the “propaganda” of other world news media.

The New York Times Launches Crowdsourcing Tool For Identification Of Old Ads

Social Media Week by Nicole Brown

As reported on Media Culpa, The New York Times opened up its vast archive some time ago with the launch ofTimesMachine, an open archive where readers can browse old issues from 129 years of the paper’s history. But the TimesMachine lacks one ability and that is to search old advertisements, since these have not been scanned and identified. In other words, it is nearly impossible to find old ads without browsing manually through old issues.

In the rush to get from here to there, not many travelers in Boston’s South Station are likely to notice the two blue wifi icons near the Martin’s News Shop informing them that they are now in range of the “Pulse of South Station.” And if they did, they might rightly assume that it was some kind of marketing campaign.

Interesting new study (PDF) from Stefano DellaVigna of UC Berkeley and Johannes Hermle of the University of Bonn. From the abstract (emphasis mine):

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