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Google, Facebook and Twitter may 'face EU defamation and privacy cases' - The Guardian

Google, Facebook and Twitter may 'face EU defamation and privacy cases' - The Guardian | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The Guardian Google, Facebook and Twitter may 'face EU defamation and privacy cases' The Guardian Google, Facebook and Twitter's decision to establish their European bases in Dublin has opened the internet giants up to EU defamation and privacy...
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An important step in the development of defamation actions on the web

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8 tools for greater digital security in 2015

8 tools for greater digital security in 2015 | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
From anonymous web browsing to encyrpted instant messaging, IJNet rounds up the top tools to start protecting yourself online. 
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Inside the Buzz-Fueled Media Startups Battling for Your Attention | WIRED

Type By Dirk Fowler It’s like a parody, spending time in a well-funded startup’s office, with exposed brick walls and Great Big Screens Showing User Numbers and Pie Charts, just down the street from a food truck pavilion, sipping on a cup of...
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From viral to longform: Why the Huffington Post has set its sights on long reads

From viral to longform: Why the Huffington Post has set its sights on long reads | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
HuffPo UK editor Stephen Hull explains how the trend for longform is developing as online publishers seek to distance themselves from the 'viral' label
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13 tips on applying for journalism jobs from a Trinity Mirror recruiter

13 tips on applying for journalism jobs from a Trinity Mirror recruiter | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
I’ve been doing a lot of recruiting for Trinity Mirror recently. Which means I’ve looked through literally hundreds of CVs and applications. So I have opini
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Among the great tips in this post: 

"Show, don’t tell…

If you are applying for a job in web journalism, show me your web journalism. URLs. Links. Evidence that you have written for the web."

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4 Skills Newsroom Recruiters Wish More Job Candidates Had - American Journalism Review

4 Skills Newsroom Recruiters Wish More Job Candidates Had - American Journalism Review | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Simply being a really good reporter is no longer enough.
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From the post: "Hiring managers said they want journalists who can intelligently dig up news from social media and other online posts, smartly interpreting and verifying for their readers the significance of what users are posting across the web.

“Now, a journalist’s job is helping people sort through information as opposed to giving them access, which takes a higher level of skill than it used to,” said Traci Carl, west regional editor for AP."

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Why Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion Under Facebook - BostInno

Why Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion Under Facebook - BostInno | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
It took just a few days of discussion between Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom to reach an agreement: In spring of 2012, Facebook acquired the photo sharing app for $1 billion in...
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Visualization goes mainstream

Visualization goes mainstream | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Alberto Cairo teaches infographics and data visualization at the School of Communication of the University of Miami.
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Why ABC News launched livestreaming initiative GoStream

Why ABC News launched livestreaming initiative GoStream | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Journalists at the outlet are now able to broadcast live footage from their smartphones when news breaks
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New Research: 65% of Top Brands on Facebook Post Five Times a Week or More

New Research: 65% of Top Brands on Facebook Post Five Times a Week or More | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Facebook is a staple for social media marketers, and it’s not surprising. According to their press page, Facebook boasts over 1.35 billion monthly active users, 1.12 billion of which are active on mobile devices.
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Hollywood to journalism: Delete, delete, delete

Hollywood is concerned about the ethics and morals of journalism

Sony's lawyer sent a letter to news organizations demanding that the documents stolen from the company in the recent hack be "avoided, and destroyed."

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Op-Ed | The Social Media Rorschach Test - The Business of Fashion

Op-Ed | The Social Media Rorschach Test - The Business of Fashion | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The fact that many established companies struggle with social media does not simply reflect their inability to learn new tricks. It reveals a deeper lack of self-knowledge. Social media is a test that challenges a company to answer the question: do you know how your brand fits into the minds of consumers?
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What's New Now: Google News Shuts Down in Spain - PC Magazine

What's New Now: Google News Shuts Down in Spain - PC Magazine | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Rather than pay to include content from Spanish publishers on Google News, Google will close up shop there instead.
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Are publishers the losers here? This from the post, about what happened in Germany, and how publisher Axel Springer withdrew its content: "About a month later, though, Axel Springer was back, since removing snippets from Google News prompted a big drop in traffic to its newspapers' sites."

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Tip: Use these cyber security tools to keep your conversations private

Tip: Use these cyber security tools to keep your conversations private | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
This IJNet list recommends tools journalists can use to secure their digital communications
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Journalism hackathon calendar 2015

Journalism hackathon calendar 2015 | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A list of hack days and code events related to journalism in 2015, plus advice for journalists on how to get the most out of them
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How to optimise blog images for maximum impact on social media and search

How to optimise blog images for maximum impact on social media and search | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Images on social media posts increase shareability 40 times - but not if the image doesn't appear as you had planned

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Great advice from the Buffer blog

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Hot new areas of curriculum development at journalism schools include sports, data and drone reporting - American Journalism Review

Hot new areas of curriculum development at journalism schools include sports, data and drone reporting - American Journalism Review | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Sports is one of the big growth areas in journalism education, but there are plenty of others. Check out what new courses the country's major journalism schools have added in the past two years.
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From the post: "hot areas of curriculum development right now include sports, computer coding, data-driven reporting and digital audience analysis. Also big in course development are the use of emerging technologies such as drones in storytelling."

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Reducing the cognitive burden of news

Reducing the cognitive burden of news | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The most robust conversations about the future of journalism will be led by thoughtful marketing professionals.
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The allure of a finishable news experience

The allure of a finishable news experience | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
1. Social storytelling News organizations have been Storifying and embedding tweets for the past three or four years, and 2015 will see further experimentation around adding social elements to stories.
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Personalization reaches newsrooms

Personalization reaches newsrooms | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, EPIC 2014 warned of automated algorithms entertaining the masses with frivolous news items made relevant by their routines online.
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Predictions for Journalism 2015 » Collections » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism

Predictions for Journalism 2015  »  Collections  »  Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
New predictions-for-journalism-in-2015 up from @ftrain @emikolawole @saila and @rasmus_kleis http://t.co/zVDElX5mnG
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How Buzzfeed does it

BuzzFeed’s CEO, Jonah Peretti, recently sent out an email to employees and investors summarizing the company’s strategy and progress. I really liked his email so I asked Jonah if I could blog it and he gave me permission. This isn’t just the usual cheerleading email – there is a real strategy here (I especially like the strategy choice in section 3), and it’s working.

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7 reasons Buzzfeed is succeeding, from the founder

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How I Upload My Photos to Facebook or The Photographer's Guide To Photo ... - Fstoppers

How I Upload My Photos to Facebook or The Photographer's Guide To Photo ... - Fstoppers | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
  If there is one thing I get asked, and that has been answered online time and again, it's "How do I get my photos to look like I want them to look on Facebook?" followed immediately by "Why does Facebook ruin my photos anyway?
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Now Buzzfeed has superseded Gawker

Now Buzzfeed has superseded Gawker | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Whatever your success has been, you will always be superseded by a next-generation form of the business. 

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From the post: "in the BuzzFeed era (BuzzFeed claims 150 million monthly visitors), a media company is really a technology company, with its highest resources devoted to automating and increasing the efficiency of audience aggregation."

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