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Visual Storytelling and New Languages in Journalism

Francesco Franchi is the art director for IL-Intelligence in Lifestyle, the monthly magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE, Italy’s leading financial daily.

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What's in the public interest?

What exactly is journalism in the public interest? It's the most important question in journalism today. It's a question which lies at the heart of the Leveson Inquiry. It's a question which is hotly disputed and to which there seem to be few easy answers. Yet unless it can be answered convincingly, it is a question which threatens to destroy independent journalism in this country.

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Why Aren’t More Arab Americans Working in Mainstream Journalism?

There are anywhere between 3.5 and 5.1 million Americans of Arab descent, according to figures from the Arab American Institute, yet relatively few work in journalism full time.

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The New York Times’ 8 steps for holding engaging live chats on Facebook

The New York Times’ 8 steps for holding engaging live chats on Facebook | The Journalist | Scoop.it

New York Times reporters answer questions about the newspaper's Facebook page.

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NUJ urges action to stop the BBC paying Murdoch

Every year the BBC is forced to hand over tens of millions to Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB, under a hugely unfair law unprecedented in any other country.

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The Future for Foreign News on TV

This article written by Kristina Riegert of Stockholm University discusses the ways television news media reinforce national perspectives in the coverage of events outside their borders, and the potential consequences of this for mainstream television news.

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New Facebook data: Be topical, ask questions, and tell jokes to win audience

New Facebook data: Be topical, ask questions, and tell jokes to win audience | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Successful engagement by journalists on the social network looks a lot like successful engagement in the real world.

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Twitter 'can censor by country'

Twitter 'can censor by country' | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Twitter says it now has the technology to censor tweets on a country by country basis, as it continues to expand internationally.

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Poised for journalism’s golden age

Poised for journalism’s golden age | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Channel 4 News Presenter Jon Snow gave the Hugh Cudlipp lecture at the London College of Communication. You can read the full text of his speech here.

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The impossibility of balanced journalism

The impossibility of balanced journalism | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Not all viewpoints are equal. It's about time we stopped pretending they were, says Ian Dunt.

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Six things to ‘forget’ to make better video

Six things to ‘forget’ to make better video | The Journalist | Scoop.it

There is a lot of remarkable online video out there but surprisingly little of it is the effort of journalists or media professionals.

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Silence Of The Lambs

Silence Of The Lambs | The Journalist | Scoop.it

One of the original aims of Media Lens, when we began in 2001, was to engage in honest, open and rational debate with journalists working for major news organisations. It wasn’t about ‘bashing’ them or trying to make them look bad. We wanted to examine media assumptions, challenge journalists’ arguments and find out more about the unwritten rules of ‘responsible’ reporting.

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Rethinking news for online audiences

Rethinking news for online audiences | The Journalist | Scoop.it

“We are deliberately not doing television on the web.”

 

As strategies go, that sounds like a solid start for Reuters TV, which launched this week as a YouTube channel and a new destination on Reuters.com. But what Barclay Palmer, Reuters global executive producer, was getting at is that, while sharing some commonalities with cable and network news, Reuters TV won’t just be CNN, MSNBC, or FOX News recreated for YouTube.

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Social media training getting results for BBC

BBC News and The Huffington Post are easily leading the way worldwide at "social distribution", according to Newswhip, an innovative start-up company that monitors which news stories are spreading fastest through the social web.

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Open-source Weave liberates data for journalists, citizens

Open-source Weave liberates data for journalists, citizens | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Data nerds from government and academia gathered Friday at Northeastern University to show off the latest version of Weave, an open-source, web-based platform designed to visualize “any available data by anyone for any purpose.” 

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Media Pluralism

It was to be expected that the hacking scandal and the events culminating in the Leveson Inquiry would dominate this year’s Oxford Media Convention. However, the key word that emerged from the presentations and discussion was not ethics, or self-regulation, but media pluralism – much desired but as yet rather undefined.

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Aggregation is deep in journalism’s DNA

Aggregation is deep in journalism’s DNA | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The aggregators of today will be the original reporters of tomorrow — it's how disruption happens.

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Curate, create and conquer: Journalism 2.0 startups to watch

The race to uncover the next big thing in journalism is firmly underway. While media giants like AOL and Yahoo experiment with content betas, a small army of startups continue to jostle for position with new staffers, new technology, and new ideas.

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Reporters Without Borders urges Twitter no to cooperate with censors

Reporters Without Borders urges Twitter no to cooperate with censors | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Reporters Without Borders has written to Twitter Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey voicing deep concern about the announcement that Twitter will introduce geolocated censorship – censorship varying according to the social network user's country.

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How CNN’s iReport verifies its citizen content

How CNN’s iReport verifies its citizen content | The Journalist | Scoop.it

This is iReport’s fifth anniversary, and a CNN spokesperson calls it “the most developed and active citizen journalism platform of any news organization worldwide.” It claims 1,002,428 registered iReporters, and 2.4 million unique users each month.

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Assange to host 'Russian TV show'

Assange to host 'Russian TV show' | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, is to host his own show, reportedly on a Russian state satellite channel.

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Despite Arab Spring, media still under threat in Middle East

Press freedom and freedom of expression remain under serious threat in the Middle East, despite the democracy revolutions and reforms that are sweeping the region, a panel of experts said at the Arab Free Press Forum in Tunisia.

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How news sites can build communities

How news sites can build communities | The Journalist | Scoop.it

A news organisation that fails to engage its audience and allow real time participation in its output is not only missing a trick but also likely to lose that audience.

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Celebrity and journalism merge at French HuffPo launch

Celebrity and journalism merge at French HuffPo launch | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Celebrity, scandal and new media converged in Paris as shamed IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's wife returned to the spotlight to launch Le Huffington Post, a French take on the US news website.

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Norway: Journalism school to revise curriculum in aftermath of terror attacks

Norwegian journalist and blogger Kristine Lowe has written a blog post explaining how an Oslo-based journalism school is considering revising the curriculum in the aftermath of the Norway attacks.

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