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Geolocks: Quality Crowd-Sourced Journalism

Journalism is ripe for reformation! Today, is not journalists who have the most interesting stories but ordinary citizens, researchers and professionals wh
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Paul Mason warns political journalists: 'You have no real idea what is going on'

Paul Mason warns political journalists: 'You have no real idea what is going on' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ex-Channel 4 News economics editor tells International Journalism Festival that making a film about Greece gave him new insight into reporters’ knowledge
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The future of journalism — Why we’re supporting Scoop — Enspiral Tales — Medium

The future of journalism - Why we're supporting Scoop - Enspiral Tales - Medium

A bastion of investigative and public interest journalism since 1999, Scoop is part of an ever diminishing handful of independent news companies that still provide a home for quality journalism in Aotearoa.

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New Discussion Paper: “Democratising the Data Revolution” | Open Knowledge Blog

New Discussion Paper: “Democratising the Data Revolution” | Open Knowledge Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“New technologies are leading to an exponential increase in the volume and types of data available, creating unprecedented possibilities for informing and transforming society and protecting the environment. Governments, companies, researchers and citizen groups are in a ferment of experimentation, innovation and adaptation to the new world of data, a world in which data are bigger, faster and more detailed than ever before. This is the data revolution.” – UN Data Revolution Group, 2014

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The new science journalism and open science - Linkis.com

The new science journalism and open science - Linkis.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The New York Times is quietly changing the practice of science journalism. The Tuesday April 21, 2015 article: Ebola Lying in Wait, reports on "A growing body of scientific clues - some ambiguous, other substantive" that the Ebola virus may have lain dormant in West African rain forest for years before igniting last year's outbreak. In the 6th paragraph of the on-line edition mention is made of "a detailed prediction of other likely Ebola dangers zones" made by a team of scientists. The words "detailed prediction" are innocuously provided with the hyper-link above. What I think is extraordinary is that this link points to the scientific paper: Mapping the zoonotic niche of Ebola virus disease in Africa by David M Piggot et al. published on the open science publishing platform eLife. This is the real science including the measured language of a scientific paper, the lengthly descriptions of the data sets, the innumerable references and even the reviewers comments and the authors' responses. I don't think that there is a better way to cultivate a scientific outlook than to make relevant, science open and accessible. 

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Open source tools for journalism how to use open data

Which tools to use to analyze and present open data made available by the Public Administrations. We will use LibreOffice for reprocessing statistical ...
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How do we save Digital Journalism? We turn Journalists into Super Heroes - The Rude Baguette

How do we save Digital Journalism? We turn Journalists into Super Heroes - The Rude Baguette | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
tl;dr version: Journalists need tools that are built for the part of their job that is still done over the phone, on pen & paper, and in a non-scalable
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Meet Pierre Omidyar! A handy primer for new First Look hires

Meet Pierre Omidyar! A handy primer for new First Look hires | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Early last week, Ken Silverstein — former Harpers editor and co-founder with Alexander Cockburn of Counterpunch — quit Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media, citing management incompetence. By the end of the week, he went a step further, publishing a searing takedown of First Look on Politico.

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Reviewing the role of paper reviewers

Reviewing the role of paper reviewers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
JOURNAL editors soon find out how collegiate their colleagues are when they try to find someone to review a paper. It is a lot of work but, as Mathieu O’Neil has discovered, sometimes an editor can wait months only to get back a useless paragraph.
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Amy Goodman: The Journalist Connection

Amy Goodman: The Journalist Connection | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Amy Goodman, host of the independent daily news show Democracy Now!, has been working to change the dominant narrative of capitalist media for three decades. “In independent media,” she says, “we have to tell the story as it’s happening and we have to de-construct the story being told in the rest of the media.”

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Trends in retail: the sharing economy and opportunities for newsagents | Australian Newsagency Blog

Sharing is cool right now and engagement is growing across a number of engagement points. In cities we can see parking spots allocated to vehicles that are shared. There are websites dedicated to enabling people to share items used infrequently like tools and baby furniture. I have seen services in the US for sharing high-end fashion that would otherwise be out of reach. More and more restaurants have shared seating – large tables for eating with people you’ve never met. Sharing plates of food among people you dine with is also big – this all connected with the sharing economy.

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Robert McChesney: We Need to Advocate Radical Solutions to Systemic Problems

Robert McChesney: We Need to Advocate Radical Solutions to Systemic Problems | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Robert McChesney, a leader in challenging the corporate media's role in degrading democracy, carries on this fight with Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-First Century. In the book, he makes an urgent and compelling argument for ending communication monopolies and building a post-capitalist democracy that serves people over corporations. You can obtain the book now with a contribution to Truthout by clicking here.
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Andrew Conte on Media: Finding a sustainable future for journalism

Andrew Conte on Media: Finding a sustainable future for journalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Newspapers are supposed to have an infinite time horizon,” Shirky said from NYU's campus in Shanghai, China. “They're supposed to be around. They're more like churches or schools.”

 

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The End of the News as We Know It: How Facebook Swallowed Journalism — Medium

The End of the News as We Know It: How Facebook Swallowed Journalism — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is the full text of a lecture delivered by Emily Bell last week at the University of Cambridge, where she is the Hu…
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Essay of the Day: The Algorithmic Accountability of Journalists | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: The Algorithmic Accountability of Journalists | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“How can the power of algorithms be understood and, when called for, controlled? We are only starting to understand how these strings of computer code are shaping our view of the world. As researchers point out, inherent biases in algorithms can lead to startling discriminatory possibilities, with important consequences.

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Pay The Writer! | NWU - National Writers Union

Pay The Writer! | NWU - National Writers Union | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Working without pay should not be the expectation of online publications – or online writers.  As the nation’s most popular blog, the Huffington Post sets the status quo for other online publications. The NWU is committed to fighting for fair pay for freelance writers. So we want to work with the Huffington Post to set high standards of quality online journalism that fairly compensates its writers. For more campaign updates, sign up at www.PayTheWriter.org

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The new science journalism and open science

The new science journalism and open science | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
by Joseph Rickert The New York Times is quietly changing the practice of science journalism.
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When we put our journals online, we become journalists

When we put our journals online, we become journalists | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The internet is turning us into investigative journalists by default, and even though that journalism may be of the slacker variety, it actually works. In ConsumerLab's surveys, the number one reas...
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FairCoop at ROAR (Reflections on a Revolution) Magazine

FairCoop at ROAR (Reflections on a Revolution) Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Reflections on a Revolution is a platform for independent journalism that seeks, in the midst of the noisy cacophony of a rapidly changing world, to amplify the voices of our generation.
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openDemocracy Ltd is fundraising on JustGiving for The OpenTrust

openDemocracy Ltd is fundraising on JustGiving for The OpenTrust | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Help openDemocracy raise money for this great cause.
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The Digital Future of Media & Journalism

The Digital Future of Media & Journalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Elina Makri is the co-founder of oikomedia.com, a networked digital platform designed to trace and connect journalists, fixers and media professionals around the globe.
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The man holding power to account

The man holding power to account | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Armed with his laptop and a list of social media accounts, the 35-year-old citizen journalist combed Facebook and Twitter for sightings of the Buk missile launcher — believed to be responsible for shooting down the jet in July 2014.
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The battle for your mind - Personal Liberty Digest

The battle for your mind - Personal Liberty Digest | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It is far easier for the establishment to rule as long as they can keep the people thinking that they rule themselves. U.S. elections are a sham, and U.S. politicians are a disgrace. But as long as people can vote, they feel convinced that they can influence government.

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A reply to Clay Shirky : Columbia Journalism Review

A reply to Clay Shirky : Columbia Journalism Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

NYU’s Clay Shirky calls Ken Doctor and me shills and nostalgists for our respective coverage of Aaron Kushner’s investment in The Orange County Register, and goes on to write that the “toxic runoff from CJR and Nieman’s form of unpaid PR is poisoning the minds of 19-year-olds.” - See more at: http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/a_reply_to_clay_shirky.php?page=all#sthash.XINMEOZ1.dpuf

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