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Behind The Alarming Rise Of The Online Vigilante Detective

Behind The Alarming Rise Of The Online Vigilante Detective | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
in many instances, citizen journalism is something like the more troubling idea of citizen policing — that is, vigilantism: taking the powerful, and even dangerous tools of journalism to the communities with the least responsible actors. At its very best, it gives voice to the disenfranchised. At its worst, it ruins lives.
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this is something to share with students when discussing First amendment and the power of journalism.

 

 As the author points out: "Citizen journalism was one of the great dreams of the mid-2000s internet. Just as blogs had given anyone with an internet connection and a keyboard a platform, media companies like AOL and CNN hoped that cell phones and high-speed internet would transform an army of private citizens and online hobbyists into freelance, oftentimes pro bono writers, videographers, and reporters."

 

 

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War journalists share stories at Carnegie Library forum in Oakland - Tribune-Review

War journalists share stories at Carnegie Library forum in Oakland - Tribune-Review | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
War journalists share stories at Carnegie Library forum in Oakland Tribune-Review It dawned on me that we must have thousands of women serving and how many incredible stories are there among them.” Carmen Gentile, a writer and photographer who was...
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This is nonfiction.

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The Nate Silver Effect: How Data Journalism Can Predict the Future

The Nate Silver Effect: How Data Journalism Can Predict the Future | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Susan McGregor and Sarah Cohen discuss the skills needed to be the next data journalism wizard (aka Nate Silver) at Mashable's Media Summit.
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Hype Cycle Research Methodology | Gartner Inc.

Gartner's Hype Cycle methodology provides a graphical view of the maturity, adoption and business application of specific technologies. Using a Hype Cycle can help to determine when technologies have moved beyond the hype, begin offering practical benefits, and become widely accepted.
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How Do Hype Cycles Work? (http://www.gartner.com/technology/research/methodologies/hype-cycle.jsp)

Each Hype Cycle drills down into the five key phases of a technology’s life cycle.


Technology Trigger: A potential technology breakthrough kicks things off. Early proof-of-concept stories and media interest trigger significant publicity. Often no usable products exist and commercial viability is unproven.


Peak of Inflated Expectations: Early publicity produces a number of success stories—often accompanied by scores of failures. Some companies take action; many do not.


Trough of Disillusionment: Interest wanes as experiments and implementations fail to deliver. Producers of the technology shake out or fail. Investments continue only if the surviving providers improve their products to the satisfaction of early adopters.


Slope of Enlightenment: More instances of how the technology can benefit the enterprise start to crystallize and become more widely understood. Second- and third-generation products appear from technology providers. More enterprises fund pilots; conservative companies remain cautious.


Plateau of Productivity: Mainstream adoption starts to take off. Criteria for assessing provider viability are more clearly defined. The technology’s broad market applicability and relevance are clearly paying off.


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Media shield law moves forward - USA TODAY

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Media shield law moves forward
USA TODAY
A bill that would allow journalists to protect the identity of confidential sources moved forward Thursday after lawmakers reached agreement on the tricky question of just who is a journalist.
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Interesting question: Who is a journalist?

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