"AJ+ is an online news and current events channel run by Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN). The service is available on its mobile app (iOS and Android), YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter with written content on Medium. An Arabic-language version is under construction and a Spanish-language version is currently live. Work on the channel started in December 2012, shortly after Al Jazeera established an office in San Francisco. The first YouTube channel was created on December 17, 2013, after a year of preparation in response to increasing popularity of online news content among young people. The channel then had a soft launch on June 13, 2014. A full launch followed on September 15, 2014." (in: Wikipedia)
"Studying 5,000 book titles published over the last 40 years, Jodie Archers and Matthew L. Jockers have created an algorithm that can predict with 80 percent accuracy which novels will become bestsellers. Traditional book publishers are paying attention to algorithms too — Simon & Schuster hired its first data scientist last year, while Macmillan Publishers acquired digital book publishing platform Pronoun earlier this year largely for its data and analytics capabilities. "
Filmmakers and activists can submit videos that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation. The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) is accepting entries for its international documentary and educational media competition and showcase, funded by documentary companies and human rights organizations.
THE RANKS OF JOURNALISTS are getting more diverse for the first time in nearly 14 years, and digital properties are outperforming legacy peers, according to a new survey by the American Society of News Editors. The survey found people of color now make up about 17 percent of newsroom staffs; the percentage hovered between 12 to 14 percent from 2002 through 2015.
Viene al Ecuador invitado por Fundamedios, una organización no gubernamental que tiene por objetivo “el apoyo a medios de comunicación y periodistas, a través de su monitoreo de amenazas a la libertad de expresión y asociación, proyectos, capacitaciones y talleres destinados a la reflexión en torno al oficio periodístico”. Él, aclara, viene al país a hablar de periodismo, sobre la situación periodística contemporánea en el mundo desarrollado y lo que está pasando en América Latina “y, dentro de ese paquete, está la libertad de expresión, por supuesto”.
Despite frequent laments about this campaign being conducted in a fact-free zone, the nonpartisan fact-checking world is exploding. And the record-breaking number of visitors to fact-checking sites proves there is a voracious desire for the truth. So does the outrage that’s erupted over NBC host Matt Lauer’s failure to fact-check Trump’s statements at a candidate forum on Sept. 7.
"Are you a reporter who wishes you could know before you reported a story if it was of real relevance and use to your audience? Former journalist Jennifer Brandel, now CEO and founder of Hearken, feels your pain and has a solution for you."
According to media literacy expert Mickey Huff, the treatment of Julian Assange and whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning sends a message that the government will ‘punish people in the United States and around the world if they’re going to tell our secrets.’ , DNC Leaks, Julian Assange, Mickey Huff, whistleblower, Wikileaks,
“Simply calling out lies is not enough,” Dan Gillmor writes on the obligation of debate hosts and journalists alike to call out politicians’ lies. “Once the lie is spoken out loud, even a quick rebuttal — assuming it’s issued on the spot — doesn’t undo all the damage. This is partly because repeating a lie, which is generally part of the debunking process, can reinforce it. Moreover, a phenomenon called confirmation bias leads people who want to believe something to believe it even more after they’ve been shown they’re wrong. So maybe it’s time for journalists who care to try some new, stronger tactics to fight back against the war on truth that Trump and so many others have been waging this year.”
"Three out of the four news organizations that received NSA documents from Edward Snowden have called for the U.S. government to allow Snowden to return with no charges. But the fourth, The Washington Post, instead is calling for the U.S. government to prosecute Snowden on espionage charges. That makes the Post the first newspaper to ever call for the prosecution of one of its sources — and a source for a story that the Post won the Pulitzer Prize for. Glenn Greenwald writes, “[The Post’s editorial board] might want to denounce their own paper and even possibly call for its prosecution for revealing top-secret programs they now are bizarrely claiming should never have been revealed to the public in the first place.”
"ICFJ’s Knight Fellows are global media innovators who foster news innovation and experimentation to deepen coverage, expand news delivery and better engage citizens. As part of their work, they’ve created tools that they are eager to share with journalists worldwide."
Digital news continues to evolve, pushed by a variety of innovations in recent years, from groundbreaking new technologies like virtual reality and automated reporting to experiments on social platforms that have altered campaign coverage. As journalists and media practitioners gather for the annual Online News Association Conference, here are 10 key findings from recent Pew Research Center surveys and analyses that show how these rapid digital shifts are reshaping Americans’ news habits:
Fundado em Janeiro de 2015, o jornal digital para jovens Jornalíssimo recebeu agora apoio do Vodafone Power Lab e vai chegar à televisão. O projecto terá uma colaboração semanal com o Jornal 2 da RTP2 a partir desta quarta-feira, dia 14 de Setembro. No âmbito desta rubrica, todas as quartas-feiras os últimos três minutos do Jornal 2, que vai para o ar às 21h30, serão reservados à apresentação de notícias para jovens publicadas no Jornalíssimo. Será ainda colocada uma questão aos espectadores mais jovens para que estes possam manifestar a sua opinião sobre vários temas, de actualidade ou que lhes digam directamente respeito, sendo que, para participarem, os jovens deverão gravar um pequeno vídeo e partilhá-lo com o Jornalíssimo.
Ao fim de quase 20 anos, os jornalistas voltam a juntar-se em congresso. O último foi em 1998. Pela primeira vez, três instituições de jornalistas promovem um Congresso - a Casa de Imprensa, o Clube dos Jornalista e o Sindicato de Jornalistas - um marco na história das associações da classe. O 4.º Congresso dos Jornalistas Portugueses decorre de 12 a 15 de janeiro no cinema São Jorge em Lisboa. As inscrições estão abertas a todos os jornalistas até 16 de dezembro. Quem se inscrever até 31 de outubro beneficia de um desconto de 50%. As comunicações podem ser entregues até 1 de dezembro.
"How does one recognize a "school" of thought ? And why should one? These are questions that, concerning a truly distinctive and now distinguished intellectual trend originating in Toronto, I have entertained since the death of Marshall McLuhan on the last day of 1980. At the time I was impressed by the fact that Harold Innis, Eric Havelock and McLuhan, the three main scholars who taught that communication systems create definite psychological and social "states", had all been at the university of Toronto. The most significant common thread was that all three had explored different implications of ancient Greek literacy to support their theoretical approach. Even if they had not directly collaborated with each other, they had known each other's work and been inspired by common perceptions. "
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