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BuzzFeed Style Guide

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The BuzzFeed Style Guide aims to provide a prevailing, and evolving, set of standards for the internet and social media.
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I learned about this through Stitcher, so I checked it out. I am not a BuzzFeed fan, but it is interesting that they have shared their style guide which they hope will help online writers. 

Looking at this style guide could starts some interesting conversations about culture trends. 

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Manning conviction under Espionage Act worries civil liberties campaigners

Manning conviction under Espionage Act worries civil liberties campaigners | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Private awaits sentencing in WikiLeaks case as one observer says: 'Obama has managed to do what Nixon couldn't'
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There was some very good discussion this week on two of my favorite podcasts, "On The Media" and "This Week In Tech".  Both podcasts mentioned this article.

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Top Ten Writing Rules From Famous Writers

These top ten writing rules from famous writers will inspire your writing and your love of the craft. A few of you have asked about sources. Here you go! • A...
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This may appear to be a bit off topic. However, if we want our ideas to spread, we must be able to write effectively. These ten writing tips can help your writing for both old and new media
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9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class

9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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Having student's work in a published form creates an atmosphere of accountability.  Here are some easy to use tools to publish their work electronically.

 

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No, Samsung did not try to pay Apple its $1bn fine in nickels

No, Samsung did not try to pay Apple its $1bn fine in nickels | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

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Triangulate.  Never post anything online until you have checked at least two other sources that you trust. 

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It would take 2,755 18-wheeler trucks (max legal tare 80,000 lbs) to carry the money.".  There are not that many 5-cent coins in circulation in the USA

 

 

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Coming explosion in e-learning an opportunity to rethink journalism education

Coming explosion in e-learning an opportunity to rethink journalism education | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

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"Bricks will be replaced with clicks", universities will move toward compency-based evaluation. Journalism schools can be a key to 

 

"The winds of technological change are likely to blow apart educational institutes — and journalism training — and by 2020 universities will likely be quite different than they are today, according to a survey of Internet and education experts released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project and Elon University... This means journalism education will face challenges very similar to the ones faced by the media industry 15 years ago — a disruption in the economic model for schools and a disruption in the content and teaching methods for education."


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Why Students Should Learn to Write for the Public

Why Students Should Learn to Write for the Public | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I feel that the preactice of writing for the public is a great way to engage learners and to motivate them.  They are no longer working for the teacher or for a grade, but for the community.  Also, their peers help with assesment and feedback, so they get many perspectives on how to improved their writing and communication skills.

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Rather than having them write a paper and hand it in only for the teacher to read, waiting for some kind of assessment, Jimenez offers a different perspective in this interview with the Atlantic at the Aspen Ideas Festival: “Writing should be public, it should give a sense of urgency and visibility… for students to feel that their writing has a voice in the world.”


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Online echo chambers: A study of 250 million Facebook users reveals the Web isn’t as polarized as we thought.

Online echo chambers: A study of 250 million Facebook users reveals the Web isn’t as polarized as we thought. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This is the most intereseting study I have seen this week.  It is old (January 2012), but it provides an interesting look at how we get our social news and gives surprising value to how Facebook actually extends our scope rather than adds to the echo chamber:
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Because we have so many weak-tie connections on Facebook, we are exposed to more ideas.  These new ideas lead us to want to share our new insight.  Because Facebook makes it so easy, we are actually strengthening the communal scope of social news

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Vyclone: This collaborative video app is just what citizen journalists ordered

Vyclone: This collaborative video app is just what citizen journalists ordered | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Imagine having access to all video clips from everyone who took photos and videos of an event.  That is the dream of Vyclone.  Vyclone allows citizen journalists to collect video from all who offer their video clips.

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Why Apple Won by Betting Against the Web

Why Apple Won by Betting Against the Web | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Roger McNamee says Apple became successful by betting against the Internet.

 

The result of that vote is a move away from the desktop experience of free, undifferentiated content. Mobile users don’t navigate the Internet with Google searches. They use apps, which deliver a better experience. And they spend much more time within those apps than on any web story.

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Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story Than a Human Reporter?

Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story Than a Human Reporter? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Be scared, be very.....well nevermind.  But it is pretty cool technology.  

 

 

Had Narrative Science -- a company that trains computers to write news stories—created this piece, it probably would not mention that ...

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Thanks, Ken. Hope not to disappoint :)
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Journalists face divide between traditional and digital news | IJNet

Journalists face divide between traditional and digital news | IJNet | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

IJNet.org is the premier global website for journalists and media managers to learn about training and networking opportunities. The site and its weekly e-mail bulletin reports on the latest innovations, resources and awards.

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How Britain's Guardian Is Making Journalism History

How Britain's Guardian Is Making Journalism History | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

From WikiLeaks to News of the World's closure, the trust-owned newspaper has shifted how Britons see the role of the media.

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▶ 'Any govt trying to control Web will fail' - Wikipedia co-founder - YouTube

The Internet has changed the world - and it is still changing it, and with it we have changed. For some people virtual reality became the only worthy reality...
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The man who broke the leaks story

The man who broke the leaks story | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

By Mick Krever, CNN

Is Glenn Greenwald endangering America? To listen to U.S. security officials, the columnist who revealed secret surveillance by the U.S.

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An inside look at the making of the NSA story for The Guardian.

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Dear News Media: Want To Remain Relevant? Try A Little Sourcing

Dear News Media: Want To Remain Relevant? Try A Little Sourcing | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Updated: Four months ago (almost to the day), I lamented the massive missteps committed by mainstream media in the Sandy Hook shooting. Then, as now, misleading headlines are often unchanged. And anonymous sources dominate.
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I am sharing this link because it is very important to remember how crucial it is to be responsible when spreading information online.  Spreading bad information will hurt your credibility and trust in the eyes of your audience.

 

Thank you to Howard Rheingold for sharing this link on another platform.  

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How to get started as a multimedia journalist | Online Journalism Blog

How to get started as a multimedia journalist | Online Journalism Blog | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
I've now covered almost all of the 5 roles in an investigations team I posted about earlier this year - apart from the multimedia journalist role.
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Michele Weldon: Capturing authentic narratives

Michele Weldon: Capturing authentic narratives | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A very good primer or reminder for student reporters

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Journalism can be much more than reporting. An authentic, human narrative touches audiences and keeps them reading. Learn how to shape a human-centered news story, and the importance of facts, context and heart.

 

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Sixteen tips for better data journalism from the BBC, Guardian and Wales Online

Sixteen tips for better data journalism from the BBC, Guardian and Wales Online | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Some very good tips on how to display data, and use data.  I think this site is good for both people with interests in journalism as well as presentation design (including classroom learning aids)

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Why Reporting Is Ripe For Innovation

Why Reporting Is Ripe For Innovation | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

It looks like we have crossed the critical mass.  Traditional journalism will probably not return.  This article includes statistics (mostly negative) and some bright spots, as well as some tips for how to adapt.

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Uberpaper aims to kill the echo chamber of social news

Uberpaper aims to kill the echo chamber of social news | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

An entrepreneur with management experience at MySpace wants to reshape online journalism to prevent the Echo Chamber.  I hope this is successful!

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This Week in Review: Facebook social apps’ dropoff, and AOL’s Huffington Post dilemma

This Week in Review: Facebook social apps’ dropoff, and AOL’s Huffington Post dilemma | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Plus: News Corp.'s ongoing problems and growing profits, one publisher's disillusionment with apps, and the rest of the week's must-reads in media and tech.
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Agile, social, cheap: The new way NPR is trying to make radio

Agile, social, cheap: The new way NPR is trying to make radio | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I love NPR.  I love the phrase "permanent beta" even more.  I am definitely adopting this phrase.  I did not know that it had been five years since NPR's last show launch.

 

There is a very interesting disucssion about how our new economy is creating a new strategy toward show launches.

 

The network is apparenty taking a page from agile software development, creating radio programs in "permanent beta" to reach new audiences.


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Clay Shirky talks to the Guardian about the future and recent past of Journalism

Clay Shirky talks to the Guardian about the future and recent past of Journalism | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A great 60-minute discussion between NYU journalism professor Clay Shirky, and the manging editor of The Guardian.

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Tracking the trackers: Which companies are collecting information about you?

Tracking the trackers: Which companies are collecting information about you? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Who's following you across the web? We graph the results of our study of the cookies and trackers encountered on more than 7000 websites.

 

Open Journalism in action.  The Guardian asked their readers to help with this huge project of learning who is tracking us online.

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