#Cyberculture agenda: “How cryptocurrency will cripple today’s governments…

How cryptocurrency will cripple today’s governments – and they won’t see it coming Falkvinge on Infopolicy – Discussions on information policy and civil liberties by Rick Falkvinge Cryptocurrency: Cryptocurrency will cripple governmental ability to collect taxes, and they won’t see it coming. When it’s already happened, expect major changes to take place in how society is organized … Read more

#Journalism agenda: “Wikipedia calls the Daily Mail “generally unreliable,” and bans it as a source in most cases…

Wikipedia calls the Daily Mail “generally unreliable,” and bans it as a source in most cases Nieman Journalism Lab by Laura Hazard Owen   Following about a month of discussion, Wikipedia editors have decided to prohibit the use of the Daily Mail as a source in most situations, writing: [The] Daily Mail should not be used … Read more

#Journalism agenda: Not too surprising- “Conservatives more likely to believe fake news… The launch of CrossCheck in France…

Study: Conservatives more likely to believe fake news The Next Web by Bryan Clark   A UCLA-led study found that political views have a lot to do with how likely each of us are to believe information about potential threats — As a presidential election looms in France, Google and Facebook team up with news outlets to factcheck … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: KickassTorrents might be back at https://katcr.co/

KickassTorrents ex-staffers brought the torrent site back from the dead The Next Web by Mix   Back in July, millions of pirates got their hearts broken when their go-to torrent site KickassTorrents suddenly shut down following the arrest of alleged founder Artem Vaulin – but it seems not all is lost. A group of devoted ex-staffers has kicked off a … Read more

Journalism agenda: “IPI launches database on online abuse against journalists…

IPI launches database on online abuse against journalists ipi.media – Silvia Morales – Dec 6 Spanish journalist Mayte Carrasco spent years covering deadly conflicts across the globe, from Afghanistan to Libya. But it was from the safety of her own home that she faced some of the most vivid threats to her life. Not long … Read more

Journalism agenda: Fake News drama continues.. Google’s financial initiative on Digital News…

Digital News Initiative: second funding brings €24M to 124 projects across Europe The Official Google Blog by Ludovic BlecherHeadDNI Innovation Fund   We are thrilled to announce the second round of funding of the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, Google’s €150m commitment to spark new thinking and give European news organisations of all sizes the space … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Livestreaming Is Transforming Activism Around the World…

How Livestreaming Is Transforming Activism Around the World Wired Top Stories by Lexi Pandell In some countries, livestreaming an event can get you thrown in jail. Explore the promise and peril of using your smartphone to fight the power worldwide. Snap’s Spectacles Are the Beginning of a Camera-First Future Wired Top Stories by David Pierce Cameras aren’t … Read more

Journalism agenda: “eight promising business models for email newsletters

There are at least eight promising business models for email newsletters Nieman Journalism Lab by Andrew Jack When I began overhauling the Financial Times’ editorial email newsletters a couple of years ago, I was soon faced with positive reinforcement, technical frustrations, and sources of deep satisfaction. The good news was that we were on the cusp … Read more

Journalism agenda: “10 video formats to tell stories from your mobile phone”

10 video formats to tell stories from your mobile phone  Journalism.co.uk Mobile journalism expert Robb Montgomery explains the wide range of videos that can be produced by reporters for social media The murky future of Hungary’s private media AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) We take a look at the bleak picture presented by members of Hungary’s private … Read more

“Open Anthropology” presents: “An Anthropological Perspective on Elections and Politics”

  To the list of reasons why the 2016 presidential contest in the United States has been especially notable and newsworthy, we might add the number of superlatives surrounding it. Headlines refer to the two leading contenders—Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump—as the “least trusted” and “most unfavorable candidates ever.” Despite the unpopularity of the … Read more

Journalism agenda: “5 ways fake news websites are evolving….

5 ways fake news websites are evolving First Draft News by Craig Silverman It’s typically been fairly easy to describe what fake news websites are, and how they work: These sites publish stories that look and read like real news articles but are completely fake. They exist in order to earn money from ads. That description … Read more

Journalism agenda: John Oliver and newsonomics

John Oliver has given us the best defense of newspapers ever  washingtonpost.com – Op-Ed Columns by Kathleen Parker News is a bizarre kind of food chain whose most important members are at the bottom. Newsonomics: After John Oliver, the you-get-what-you-pay-for imperative has never been clearer  Nieman Journalism Lab by Ken Doctor Can John Oliver’s 19 minutes rivet … Read more

Journalism agenda: ” SMART News Agency is telling stories from Syria in virtual reality…

How SMART News Agency is telling stories from Syria in virtual reality Journalism.co.uk ‘We are doing VR also for credibility, because you let the viewer be the witness inside Syria’ Inside Infomagical, Note to Self’s crowdsourcing project to find out how people deal with information overload Journalism.co.uk Using audio, voicemails and texts, Infomagical is a five-day experiment … Read more

NYT asks: “Is Istanbul Safe? What Travelers Should Know… Istanbul news roundup…

Is Istanbul Safe? What Travelers Should Know. New York Times A suicide attack Tuesday night at Istanbul Ataturk Airport killed dozens of people and wounded more than 200. Here’s what travelers should know … Brussels to Istanbul: Two airports, two bloody attacks – CNN Jihad in Istanbul – Wall Street Journal CBS News: Istanbul Suicide Bombers … Read more

Journalism agenda: In 2016 Mobile continues its takeover…

The State of the News Media 2016: Mobile continues its takeover  Nieman Journalism Lab by Joseph Lichterman Facebook, Snapchat, and other social platforms have dominated conversations around journalism over the past year. While publishers have flocked to tools like Facebook Live, Instant Articles, and Snapchat Discover to reach new audiences, they’ve also worried about changing revenue … Read more