Thanks to a Twitter bot that monitors Wikipedia edits made from Russian government IP addresses, someone from the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) has been caught editing a Russian-language Wikipedia reference to MH17 in an article on aviation disasters
"Integrity is the cornerstone of leadership. For managers, intelligence — bothcognitive and emotional — is important. But research says that employees rate trustworthiness as more important than competence in their managers. (...)"
"Despite the opportunities afforded by online platforms, there is evidence that freedom of expression and particularly freedom of the press has not been improving across the globe, and that often this is a reflection of state policies. Reporters Without Borders said its most recent World Press Freedom Index is a “reflection of the attitudes and intentions of governments towards media freedom in the medium or long term”.
1. Internet Users Should Get What They Want, When They Want It
2. Internet Users Should Get What They Pay For
3. All Networks Should Have Equal Protection
The Internet Association, represents the interests of the leading Internet companies including Airbnb, Amazon, AOL, Auction.com, eBay, Expedia, Facebook, Gilt, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Lyft, Monster Worldwide, Netflix, Practice Fusion, Rackspace, reddit, Salesforce.com, SurveyMonkey, TripAdvisor, Twitter, Uber Technologies, Inc., Yelp, Yahoo!, and Zynga.
Manuel Pinto's insight:
"Without rules requiring net neutrality, broadband providers could make innovations like these prohibitively expensive by charging arbitrary tolls for Internet “fast” lanes and making the "regular" traffic lanes slow and unusable.
Furthermore, if broadband companies could do whatever they please, they will favor their own content over everyone else’s. That means independent content you see on Vimeo might not load as fast as, say, a Hollywood summer blockbuster from a cable company’s on-demand service. We know that even short delays in video performance can have a big effect on what people watch. We think that audiences should be able to watch whatever they want without discrimination by broadband providers."
«Earlier this week, one of my business-beat colleagues got assigned to recap the quarterly earnings of Alcoa, the giant metals company, for the Associated Press. The reporter’s story began: “Alcoa Inc. (AA) on Tuesday reported a second-quarter profit of $138 million, reversing a year-ago loss, and the results beat analysts' expectation. The company reported strong results in its engineered-products business, which makes parts for industrial customers, while looking to cut costs in its aluminum-smelting segment.”
It may not have been the most artful start to a story, but it got the point across, with just enough background information for a casual reader to make sense of it. Not bad. The most impressive part, though, was how long the story took to produce: less than a second.
The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.
"The Washington Post's latest articledrawing on Snowden's leaked cache of documents includes files "described as useless by the analysts but nonetheless retained" that "tell stories of love and heartbreak, illicit sexual liaisons, mental-health crises, political and religious conversions, financial anxieties and disappointed hopes. The daily lives of more than 10,000 account holders who were not targeted are catalogued and recorded nevertheless."
"El periodista argentino Raúl Lotitto cuestionó la situación de la prensa en Venezuela en una interesante columna titulada “Acabar con el cuarto poder”.
“Hoy está muy claro que la grave crisis política, ética y económica que atormenta a Venezuela no es culpa de los gringos ni del periodismo. Pero los medios y sus profesionales sufren las consecuencias”, opinó en el diario La Nación."
Everyone complains about how social media is full of hoaxes and inaccuracies in the aftermath of a breaking-news event like the shooting down of Malaysian Flight MH17, but we all have the ability to fact-check the news. Here are some resources to do so
"Roughly a decade after the commercial debut of the Internet, America’s newspapers posted record high advertising sales of $49.4 billion in 2005, leading many publishers to think their businesses would not be seriously affected by the digital revolution. But they were wrong.
Since hitting that high note in 2005, the industry has undergone a dramatic and traumatic contraction, losing nearly half of its print readership and more than a third of its revenues."
There will be obvious questions about showing death and trauma. Should you show the faces and identify the dead? Where should those images be published, if at all? What are the alternatives? How many photographs should be used and how long should they remain on the screen or be posted?
No dia 20 de julho de 1969 o homem aterrava na lua. Em Portugal a operação foi acompanhada numa longa emissão da RTP ao longo de cerca de 15 horas, mas o Telejornal desse dia abriu com uma inauguração do Presidente da República.
"Amid growing calls for US and UK regulators to launch formal investigations into Facebook's disturbing mood manipulation research, leading US media scholar Jay Rosen has a reminder for journalists, editors and personal social media users alike: "Facebook has all the power. You have almost none."
Consumers say news sites lose credibility when running "sponsored content" dressed up to look like real articles, a survey by a producer of such content finds. (Unless you're Fox News, which was rated by survey takers as less trustworthy
"En mayo de 2014 se ha logrado un hito importante en EE.UU.: El 60% del tiempo que gastan los medios en plataformas online, lo hacen en teléfonos y tabletas. Por su parte, las aplicaciones alcanzaron el 51%, superando en lo que llevamos de año al ordenador. Pero casi sin tiempo para que se consolide esta tendencia, los medios tendrán que lidiar con nuevos productos: los dispositivos ponibles."