Journalism agenda: “Trust is the new click”

Trust is the new click  Nieman Journalism Lab by Michael Kuntz In 2016, the media’s usual battle for attention felt more like a war. Fueled primarily by an unprecedented political season, consumers were bombarded with a ceaseless litany of “breaking news,” recycled headlines, fake stories, and social feeds just begging for their next click. From an … Read more

Journalism agenda: [newsgame takes players inside the cyber conflict in Syria] How the Refugee Journalism Project helps exiled reporters restart their careers in the UK The initiative matches journalists in exile with UK-based reporters to give them a foot in the door in the British media industry Al Jazeera’s latest newsgame takes players inside the cyber conflict in Syria Senior Al Jazeera correspondent Juliana Ruhfus … Read more

Anthropology agenda: Turkey’s witch hunt on academics include an anthropologist, Sibel Özbudun whose Facebook shares shown as evidence…

Prof. Özbudun is charged with supporting PKK due to some of her sharings online that are nothing to do with PKK. One of the posts is related to a poem from Can Yücel, a leftist poet [this of course reminds one that Erdoğan was once imprisoned for a poem he recited and he always used … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Twitter’s 136-Page Handbook for Politicians…”reverse searching Google images on your phone, “Rise of smart cities…

Twitter’s 136-Page Handbook for Politicians  Social Media Today by Sarah Snow An NPR article recently reveals that Twitter “has a very special handbook just for people running for elected office. And it’s 136 pages long.” Use this link to reverse search Google images on your phone The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal Google’s reverse image search is one … Read more

Journalism agenda: “Majority of Journalists Wouldn’t Be Able to Function Without Social Media”

Report Finds Majority of Journalists Wouldn’t Be Able to Function Without Social Media  Social Media Today by Andrew Hutchinson Study: Journalists Increasingly Rely on Social for News  Social Media Today by Carianne King A recent survey by Oglivy PR revealed social media’s role in the increasingly dynamic landscape of modern media communications. Co-operatives: redefining local journalism?  open Democracy News Analysis – by Alon … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: 10 major tech conferences in 2015….. Ethan Zuckerman pieces on Global Voices Summit

  10 tech conferences around the world to attend in 2015 The Next Web by Ashley Hefnawy Ashley Hefnawy is an associate editor for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. Sexual insecurities found in Google search results  FlowingData » Visualization by Nathan Yau Seth Stephens-Davidowitz continues … Read more

Anthropology roundup: Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s New President an anthropologist… Anthro and Ebola…

Pentagon Photography and Visual Anthropology  OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte Congratulations to Anthropologist Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s New President Huffington Post The American Anthropological Association extends its warm congratulations to Dr. Ashraf Ghani, the newly elected president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Dr. Ghani, who has formed a unity government with his electoral opponent, Dr. Abdullah … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Saving Syria’s Antiquities

Saving Syria’s Antiquities The turmoil and ruthless slaughter that is destroying both lives and heritage in Syria has multiple consequences. Beyond the humanitarian crisis, which is huge, there is widespread looting of antiquities in a country where there is a valuable heritage. Dr. Amr Al-Azm has started a campaign to save these antiquities. Details below. Click … Read more

“The Global Media Monitoring Project Report 2010

Who Makes the News? The Global Media Monitoring Project Report 2010 from Docuticker Who Makes the News? The Global Media Monitoring Project Report 2010 (PDF) Source: World Association for Christian Communication From press release (PDF): Women are still significantly underrepresented and misrepresented in news media coverage, according to Global Media Monitoring Project research in 108 … Read more