Umberto Eco (Alessandria, 1932) ha escrito mucho y muy atinado sobre cuestiones como la representación, el símbolo y la cultura. Quizá por tirar tan alto, ahora ha decidido 'rebajarse' a hablar... del periodismo. 'Número cero' (Penguin Random House) es una novela sobre 'Domani', un periódico ficticio y fallido montado por un ricachón para poner en aprietos a Dios sabe quién. Una redacción compuesta de perdedores se dedica a hacer números cero del invento, lo cual sirve al autor de 'El nombre de la rosa' para soltar ideas como las que siguen, mientras mastica un purito en su casa con vistas al Castello Sforzesco de Milán.
A growing number of skilled journalists across the U.S. are investigating and assessing claims made by politicians, government officials and special interest groups. Fact-checking as a journalistic endeavor is expanding significantly, and so is the number of such stories as the 2016 elections approach. But accessing this resource in the typical ways — Google search or site search boxes — is problematic. Search engines offer results from biased sources, outdated material and unvetted content in a confusing jumble that can dangerously misinform voters and reporters — or cause them to give up in frustration. Our searchable database of political fact-checks will offer fast, accurate information, unpolluted by unrelated, unverified content.
La radio nationale mexicaine privée d'une voix critique. La journaliste mexicaine Carmen Aristegui a été licenciée le 15 mars, à l'issue d'un bras de fer avec sa direction portant sur sa participation au lancement d'une déclinaison mexicaine du projet WikiLeaks. Pour venger l'animatrice –dont l'émission est connue pour avoir révélé des malversations financières impliquant des membres du gouvernement– des hackers se réclamant du collectif Anonymous ont piraté le site de la radio.
Viner becomes the only woman at the top of a daily quality title in the UK. She joins a small group of women editing leading British newspapers: Lisa Markwell, editor of the Independent on Sunday, Victoria Newton, the editor of the Sun on Sunday, Sarah Sands at the Evening Standard, and Dawn Neesom at the Star.
In total, 26 people applied for the job in a process conducted by the Scott Trust in conjunction with an executive search firm.
Last week, prominent tech site Gigaom ceased operations with the terse note “Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time”. Started in 2006 by Om Malik, the site had raised about…
How Andrew Jarecki’s ‘The Jinx’ is opening up the conversation on documentary ethics and truth
“I never intentionally, purposefully lied. I made mistakes. I did not tell the whole truth. Nobody tells the whole truth.”
With one simple statement, Durst effectively takes everyone down with him, turning the seemingly innocent — both the audience and filmmakers Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling — into the culpable. In the hours since The Jinx’s finale aired, the former has taken to accusing the latter of manipulation and untruthfulness, while relocating the conversation around Durst into the background. Once the shock and awe of Durst’s apparent bathroom “confession” began to wear off, casual viewers and professional critics alike undertook their own investigation — and this time, Jarecki was on trial."
My friend Jay Rosen asks for comments on Facebook's request that content providers give them access to the full text of their stories. A NYT report earlier this week said that Buzzfeed, the NY Times and National Geographic were among the first publications that had agreed to do this. #
I've commented on this many times over the years. The news industry could have seen it coming, prepared, already had a distribution system in place to close off the opportunity for tech. They didn't. That's still what they have to do. And it doesn't seem like it's too late, yet. #
Esta investigación aborda el estudio de las funciones y de los perfiles del periodista en el nuevo entorno multimedia.
Metodología: Se recurre a una metodología cualitativa de revisión documental, que contribuye a una actualización del campo de conocimiento, junto a una entrevista con cuestionario a colectivos de periodistas españoles sobre el objeto de estudio. Resultados: Refleja las coincidencias entre el ámbito académico y profesional en torno a las funciones inalterables del periodista frente a los nuevos perfiles multimedia emergentes y desarrolla el modelo de los perfiles formativos que establece la Aneca. Discusión. El nuevo entorno mediático evidencia la necesidad de revisión de conceptos desfasados y mantiene abierto el debate científico acerca de las tareas que se potencian en la labor periodística, así como la redefinición de perfiles profesionales y formativos que aún están en proceso de configuración en un panorama mediático en transición.
“Building digital safety for journalism: a survey of selected issues” is the new title of the fourth edition in the UNESCO Internet freedom series. In order to improve global understanding of emerging safety threats linked to digital developments, UNESCO commissioned this research within the Organization’s on-going efforts to promote freedom of expression online and offline and implement the UN Inter-Agency Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.
"The Media Reform Coalition, together with the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, have just published their ‘Manifesto for Media Reform’ ahead of May’s General Election. Launched at a meeting in Parliament on 18 March with MPs, trade unionists and campaigners, the manifesto aims to put a range of issues – from media ownership to public service broadcasting and from communication rights to rules on transparency – onto the election agenda."
"In two recent posts, I asked what Google could do for news — and vice versa. Now I’ll pose the question about Facebook.
The core of the problem and the opportunity is similar for both: Google and Facebook know more about publishers’ readers than they do. Both services also know more about publishers’ content than they do. So now I’ll ask: Is there a way to share some of that information — or to use the scare word,data — to the benefit of all three parties involved: first the user, then the services and the news organizations?"
In considering all the various news outlets and sources available to us every minute of every day, it is hard to ignore the different interpretations, perspectives, and points of view we are exposed to on a regular basis. Media impacts what we think and how we feel. It often plays on our sympathies as well as our emotions. We are sent information regarding sensationalized news topics constantly throughout our day. There are various outlets from which we receive constant updates and notifications through Internet, TV, and Radio, to name a few. Many hours are spent daily staying connected to stories we hear, waiting for updates and further information. These notifications and updates spread through social networking offering a new way to communicate, share, and comment on news events using technology. What story does it tell? What message is bring conveyed? Is the news source trying to sway your opinion by how they are delivering the story and the images they share?
Young Americans care about the news, honestly they do, but their discovery path typically winds through social media feeds, not through newspapers, news sites, or televised news coverage. That is one of the major conclusions of a new report on Millennial media habits, which finds that 80 percent of young people get their news from online sources, and social networks are replacing network news as the daily touchstone for current affairs.
Welcome to a parallel universe. It is a world of tired news language where the verb “stir” is bound to be followed by “debate,” where those debates are always “heated” or “bitter.” In this world, anything newsworthy is automatically “controversial,” and a “hike” involves taxes, not a trail up a mountain. It is often a “hardscrabble” place, sometimes “densely wooded,” sometimes graced with “manicured” lawns and “leafy” streets. “Landmark” agreements are “hammered out” there, while adversaries are “lambasted” and “assailed.”
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