#journalism agenda: “The Washington Post’s new slogan is movie-poster worthy”

The Washington Post’s new slogan is movie-poster worthy Mashable! by Jason Abbruzzese The Washington Post has a new slogan: Democracy Dies in Darkness. That’s not just something for its press materials. The words are now right there below the paper’s name on the front page of its website. Judy Asks: Is Social Media Replacing Journalism? Carnegie … Read more

Journalism agenda: “The wild west of automated news”

The wild west of automated news. A Medium collection ************** Centre for Community Journalism launches network to represent independent news publishers Journalism.co.uk   The network will provide an online forum, training and advocacy for its members The year of the fact-checking bot  Nieman Journalism Lab by Bill Adair   A year ago, I predicted that 2016 would … Read more

Anthropology roundup: ” On Dylan and the Nobel Prize”

Song as Boundary Work: On Dylan and the Nobel Prize American Anthropological Association This post was submitted by Robert Skoro.A musician-turned-anthropologist, Robert works in private industry as a strategist and researcher.  Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, a remarkable gesture to all, whether obvious or controversial. His songs provoked and catalyzed cultural … Read more

Journalism agenda: “BBC unveils a collection of its first virtual reality experiments…

BBC unveils a collection of its first virtual reality experiments Journalism.co.uk ‘Easter Rising: Voice of a rebel’, ‘We wait’ and ‘Home’ are set to premiere at Sheffield DocFest on 10 June Watchdog That Shepherded Panama Papers Now Constrained by Finances New York Times … and pursue journalism at a time when traditional news organizations, and even … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “On the anthropology of climate change….

On the anthropology of climate change Eurozine articles by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Dasa Licen Mainstream literature on globalization tends not to take the uniqueness of each locality seriously enough, says Thomas Hylland Eriksen. He explains how the anthropology of climate change is responding to the need for an analysis of the global situation seen from below. … Read more

Literati roundup: A new book on Participatory culture… “Sci-Fi’s Hugo Awards and the Battle for Pop Culture’s Soul….

New book: Participatory Culture in a Networked Era by Henry Jenkins, Mimi Ito, and me!  apophenia In 2012, Henry Jenkins approached Mimi Ito and I with a crazy idea that he’d gotten from talking to the folks at Polity. Would we like to sit down and talk through our research and use that as the basis … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Separatists win in Catalonia..

VIDEO: Voting under way in Catalonia BBC News | Europe | World Edition Voting is under way in local elections in the Spanish region of Catalonia, seen as a test of support for independence. MAIN FOCUS: Separatists win in Catalonia | 28/09/2015 euro|topics The separatist coalition Junts pel Sí and the far-left party CUP won an absolute … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Advocacy groups call on Twitter to restore API access to Politiwoops

Advocacy groups call on Twitter to restore API access to Politiwoops  Nieman Journalism Lab by Joseph Lichterman A collection of advocacy groups from around the world on Friday released anopen letter to Twitter, calling on the company to restore API access to Politiwoops, a site that archived politicians’ deleted tweets. RELATED ARTICLE A eulogy for Politwoops, … Read more

For the record, Film-makers withdraw from İstanbul Film Festival after a documentary #Bakur censored…

Film-makers withdraw from Istanbul festival in censorship protest World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Constanze Letsch in Istanbul Dozens of Turkish directors withdraw films after documentary Bakur is removed from programme   Censorship claims overshadow Istanbul FilmFestival Hurriyet Daily News The cancelation of the screening of a film on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) caused most … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Strange Sony Hack claims… Another Euro fine on a tech company: Tripadvisor fined by Italy regulator

Tripadvisor fined by Italy regulator  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Italy’s competition watchdog fines travel website Tripadvisor €500,000 (£392,000) for publishing misleading information in its reviews. How information volunteers solve communicative issues during a disaster media/anthropology by John Postill Volunteers play with children at a disaster refugee centre near Yogyakarta, in Indonesia. Photo by Eko … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: ‘Newsweek’ Claims Bitcoin Creator…

  ‘Newsweek’ Claims Bitcoin Creator Is 64 and Lives With His Mom Some have suggested that Satoshi Nakamoto, the man who developed the idea for Bitcoin, worked for a government agency; others have suggested that “he” was actually a group of people. One researcher posited that Nakamoto was “probably” a blogger named Nick Szabo; another report pointed to a connection … Read more

A Journalism roundup: The Longform Guide to Undercover Journalism…

The Longform Guide to Undercover Journalism Every weekend, Longform shares a collection of great stories from its archive with Slate. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform on Twitter. Have an iPad? Download Longform?s app to read the latest picks, plus features from 70 of the world?s best … Read more

R.I.P. Michael Hastings…. a journalism roundup…

Journalist Michael Hastings, dead at 33. Here are his top 10 tips for aspiring journalists. Michael Hastings. Courtesy of Blue Rider Press/Penguin, via Rolling Stone. Michael Hastings, a contributor to Rolling Stone and to Buzzfeed, died Tuesday in a car crash in Los Angeles. His last published item at Buzzfeed was on the NSA spying … Read more

PEW report says Online Political Engagement Can Lead to Offline Activism… EFF Surveys Major Tech Companies’ Privacy and Transparency Policies…A Cyberculture roundup…

What Is TPP? It’s the Biggest Global Threat to the Internet Since ACTA from EFF.org Updates by Katitza Rodriguez and Maira Sutton and Maira Sutton The United States and ten governments from around the Pacific are meeting yet again to hash out the secretTrans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) on May 15-24 in Lima, Peru. The TPP … Read more

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