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Citizen Journalism Day Ought to Take Its Place Alongside National Press Day

Citizen Journalism Day Ought to Take Its Place Alongside National Press Day | The Journalist | Scoop.it

In an era where business empires are the owners of major mass media organizations, perhaps one good way to promote the objectivity of those shaping public opinion is to encourage the growth of citizen journalism to the extent that it be officially accepted as a sibling of the news media: a voice that needs to be heard. Growth in the area could contribute to balancing the flow of information and views that influence society day by day.

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Why Sky News and the BBC are wrong about Twitter

Why Sky News and the BBC are wrong about Twitter | The Journalist | Scoop.it
A good journalist on Twitter adds value to the news. But at some organisations that's now under threat. On Tuesday, Sky News announced new social media rules, limiting what their reporters can tweet. On Wednesday the BBC refreshed its own guidelines.
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Tell colleagues the news before you tweet

Tell colleagues the news before you tweet | The Journalist | Scoop.it

BBC journalists have been told not to tweet breaking news to the outside world before they share it with colleagues.

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Journalists connect the dots between data & reporting at hackathon

Journalists connect the dots between data & reporting at hackathon | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Data journalism was recently singled out by an Online News Association panel in New York as one of the core skills for journalists. Students and journalists, however, often admit to being intimidated by data and coding.

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NUJ chief: Press card proposal is 'ridiculous'

Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre's proposal for a new industry controlled system of press cards is "ridiculous" and "would never work", the National Union of Journalists' general secretary said today. Michelle Stanistreet said the proposal was "akin to the licensing of journalists", placed too much responsibility on individual journalists and failed to tackle the wider issues of press culture and practice.

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International Data Journalism Awards Recognize a Crucial Field

The growing importance of data journalism will be recognized in the first ever international Data Journalism Awards.

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Journalism 3.0 turns one year old – What happened 2010/2011?

Journalism 3.0 – Media Ecology and the Future started in 2009. Smartphones were still something rather new: Apple's 3G model had been around for just a little more than a year and iPad had not yet been officially launched in Sweden. Our ambition with the project was to discuss media development and its influence on politics in a democratic society.

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Social Searching

Social Searching | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Journalism involves investigating, digging, looking for things; well, good journalism anyway. The web is the best resources in the world for finding information (not necessarily the right information but a savvy searcher will get something useful). But journalists don’t need just search engines.

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WikiLeaks may move servers offshore

WikiLeaks may move servers offshore | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Julian Assange's investors are in the process of purchasing a boat to move Wikileaks' servers offshore in an attempt to evade prosecution from U.S. law enforcement, FoxNews.com has learned.

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Why we need to look at more than changing the plumbing of the press complaints system

Press Gazette is launching a Journalism Manifesto – ten ways in which we think British journalism can learn from the hacking scandal and emerge from it stronger and more honest. At the heart of the manifesto is the idea that journalism needs be about more than pushing stories to the limits of what we can get away with – but that it needs to follow a new set of principles based on fairness, trust, transparency and honour.

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A News Media in Crisis?

A News Media in Crisis? | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Even where journalism is thriving as a business - in places like Brazil or India - it does not always want to cover the tough topics like health and development.

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Is internet journalism getting lazier? The perils of link-bait

Is internet journalism getting lazier? The perils of link-bait | The Journalist | Scoop.it

I really shouldn’t get annoyed about this sort of thing, but  I do. Or perhaps I don’t get annoyed often enough, and neither does anyone else. We’ve all clicked on them — the extraordinary news articles which pop up in aggregated links.

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In Davos, Technology Moves Center Stage

In Davos, Technology Moves Center Stage | The Journalist | Scoop.it

After a year that has included the social media-fueled protests of the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, global Internet privacy legislation and billions of dollars in technology stock offerings, tech and social media have not only entered the building, they are the walls holding it up.

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Kudos to BBC News for thinking about how Twitter fits into breaking news coverage

Kudos to BBC News for thinking about how Twitter fits into breaking news coverage | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Kudos to BBC News for trying to address that real issue. As social media editor Chris Hamilton explains, the new guidelines are not “telling BBC journalists not to break stories on Twitter.” Rather, the point is to share news with the BBC’s news desks and producers at least as quickly as it gets tweeted.

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Old media thinking threatens citizen journalism

Old media thinking threatens citizen journalism | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The press-card system suggested by Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre would help newspaper journalists, but what about those outside traditional businesses?

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Leveson: not all journalism bad, just as not all doctors like Shipman

Leveson: not all journalism bad, just as not all doctors like Shipman | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Most journalism in Britain is in the public interest, the judge leading the inquiry into press standards has declared, just as most doctors are not like
serial killer Harold Shipman.

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Old-fashioned journalism wins more page views?

Old-fashioned journalism wins more page views? | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Just be yourself. Good advice for people, but maybe good advice for news organizations too? Kerry Lauerman, editor in chief of Salon.com recently published a blog post, revealing that at the end of 2011 Salon had a record of over 7 million unique visitors, a figure that increased to 7.23 million by the end of last month. This number is up from 5.5 million uniques last August - a significant jump.

 

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How NPR drove traffic to a local station by geotargeting stories on Facebook

How NPR drove traffic to a local station by geotargeting stories on Facebook | The Journalist | Scoop.it

When NPR shared links to KPLU stories on its Facebook page — only visible to people in the Seattle area — the station's website got record traffic.

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Sky News on Twitter: never wrong for long

Sky News on Twitter: never wrong for long | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Sky News has decided to toughen up editorial control of how its journalists use Twitter. In brief, (as their presenters might say), it has told them not to Retweet the work of other organisations’ journalists unless its been processed by the Sky news desk. They’ve also been told to stick to their beats and not stray into Tweeting subjects beyond their specialisms.

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Rulings uphold media’s right to report on celebrities.

Two verdicts by the European Court of Human Rights referred to the often-tricky balance between the media's right to expression and an individual's right to privacy.

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Twitter launches Twitter for News

Twitter launches Twitter for News | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Twitter has launched a new account that is dedicated to spotlighting some of the best practices and innovative uses of Twitter by journalists and newsrooms.

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CNN's Nic Robertson on reporting from Syria

CNN's Nic Robertson on reporting from Syria | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Senior international correspondent at CNN Nic Robertson discusses his recent experience reporting from Syria and the attack which killed French cameraman Gilles Jacquier.

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8 best practices for turning readers into copy editors

8 best practices for turning readers into copy editors | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Readers/viewers/listeners post comments about typos and other mistakes. They email, they call, they tweet, they post to Facebook. Collectively, they represent a powerful error spotting force. But these people are often underutilized, ignored by newsrooms, or made to jump through hoops in order to submit an error report. This means fewer corrections, and the persistence of errors.

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Misspellings show language’s evolution, but does that mean they’re OK for journalists to use?

Journalists need to strike a middle ground by both acknowledging that language is changing and avoiding misspellings that could confuse readers or distract them from the news.

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Is it good for journalism when sources go direct?

Is it good for journalism when sources go direct? | The Journalist | Scoop.it

New York Times media writer Brian Stelter says the ability for sources to "go direct," as Rupert Murdoch has done with Twitter, is a generational shift in the media industry. But is it a good thing or a bad thing for journalism and news consumers?

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