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StoryCorps

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Our mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.
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StoryCorps website, USA based, has a couple of good tools for learners, across the world, who are going to interview others.
They provide learners with excellent questions that they can use when interviewing people about their lives or about the lives' of others.
Learners can select their own questions from "The Great Questions Lists" and "The Great Questions Generator" will help them select the best questions for the person or people they're planning to interview.

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newsmap

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Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator.
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Want your Learners to grasp a bigger big picture of the latest events around the world?
Check out NewsMap, which visualizes the changing newsscape from up to fifteen countries and by varied topics.
The data is drawn from Google News Aggregator.
Note: The default page is USA News on all seven of the topics.

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Know the News | Link TV

Know the News on Link TV allows learners to create their own short news clips.

 

On Know the News learners can access Link TV's library of news and mix them together to create a unique news show.

 

Link TV's news library contains segments from major news outlets around the world.

 

Text narrations can be added using the video text editor.

 

After previewing the video it can be published on the Know the News network.

 

A tool for teaching about media bias, accuracy in news reporting, and global perspectives of specific events.

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The Journalism Gap Between Education and Professional Practice | Social Media Today

The Journalism Gap Between Education and Professional Practice | Social Media Today | technologies | Scoop.it

Journalism education needs to incorporate more “new skills” to catch up with what is expected of the next generation of journalists.

 

This is an observation based on a comparison of skills emphasized by media professionals and skills being taught in journalism schools.

 

This blog looks at 25 skills and, for the purpose of comparison and analysis, puts them into two categories...

1: "Old Skills"

2: "New Skills" 

 

The question to journalist practitioners and learners is "how much of the "new" skills are incorporated in your curriculum?"

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Newseum | Today's Front Pages | Map View

Newseum | Today's Front Pages | Map View | technologies | Scoop.it
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At the Newseum site, Practitioners and their Learners can select a country and see front pages from around the world.
Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum website displays these front pages each day on its website.
The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some visitors.
A useful resource for those on language courses, media courses, and more.

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Media Tools – Google

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Google Media Tools – a starting point for practitioners, and/or learners, to engage with Google’s suite of digital tools that can enhance newsgathering and exposure across...

- television,

- radio,

- print and

- online.
Whether it’s refining learners' advanced search capabilities, improving audience engagement through Google+, or learning how to visualize data using Google Maps, this website is intended to guide visitors through all the resources Google offers to journalists.

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DoodleBuzz: Typographic News Explorer

A new way to explore the news through an experimental interface that allows you to create typographic maps of current news stories.

 

Sometimes one of the difficult things for practitioners is to get students interested in exploring news stories.

 

Doodle Buzz offers an element of fun to research. When "searching" on Doodle Buzz users will find that they discover stories and sources that they don't typically find or read.

 

To find news stories...

- enter a term in the search box,

- click go,

- click-drag (draw) the cursor across the screen to reveal news stories related to the search term.

 

The more users doodle the more stories are revealed.

 

Users can...

- read excerpts from the stories or

- click through to read the full article on the original source.

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