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How popular videos spread online

How popular videos spread online | The Journalist | Scoop.it

YouTube shares information about what videos are popular in different cities and different countries, and for the US, offers a tool to see what videos are popular with different age groups and genders. MIT Media Lab was interested in seeing what videos were popular in different countries, and especially, what videos were popular in more than one country.

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Guardian urges EU to protect journalists

Guardian urges EU to protect journalists | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The impact of US National Security Agency and other surveillance programmes on EU citizens' privacy and media freedom and the lack of democratic oversight of these programmes were the key concerns voiced by MEPs and key journalists in the first of a series of hearings on alleged spying by the US and EU countries.

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Journalists vs. whistleblowers

Journalists vs. whistleblowers | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The war on leaks is pitting journalist against journalist. The recent security and military leaks have received predictable criticism from the government, but a number of journalists have also lashed out at those who are closest to the stories.

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Journalists, terror laws and The Guardian

Journalists, terror laws and The Guardian | The Journalist | Scoop.it

This week’s detention of a journalist’s partner at Heathrow has ignited an August row. Glenn Greenwald is the journalist responsible for reporting Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA and GCHQ surveillance activities for The Guardian. When his partner was held for 9 hours and had all his computer equipment confiscated by “agents” during a change of plane at Heathrow it produced predictable responses. Some cried foul – families should be off limits. Others shrugged and said “what do you expect?”. In the midst of this was a debate about free press and the role of the state. 

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Balanced and fair assessment of the controversy surrounding David Miranda's detention at Heathrow Airport

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Sky's local online video news pilot

Sky's local online video news pilot | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Launched in February 2012, Sky Tyne and Wear is an innovative attempt to create a video-based local news website. With a 14-strong team, the site has yet to turn a profit. But Simon Bucks and James Marley of Sky News believe it is a site which has broken the mould and provided a benchmark for the future of local journalism.

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Fascinating look at how Sky built a local video news website from scratch in North East England, including useful tips about recruiting, training and equipping VJs.

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10 social media tips from the FT

10 social media tips from the FT | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Here are 10 lessons in social media engagement from the FT, looking at the different ways it engages with its audience on social media across platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Tumblr.

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20 keynotes on the future of journalism

20 keynotes on the future of journalism | The Journalist | Scoop.it

This intriguing collection of speeches examines the future of journalism. There's no denying that journalism is going digital, and these speeches examine not only new media, but traditional media as well. Some of these speeches also explore interesting subjects, like women's role in journalism and misleading news headlines.

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The art and science of prediction

The art and science of prediction | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The American sport broadcaster, ESPN, has signaled its intent to become a major player in ‘big data’ journalism by luring the country’s most famous statistician away from his job at The New York Times. Nate Silver’s defection to ESPN has been the summer’s biggest media story on the other side of the Atlantic, but then again Nate Silver is no mere number cruncher.

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Science journalism and the art of expressing uncertainty

Science journalism and the art of expressing uncertainty | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Journalism is filled with examples of erroneous reporting turning into received opinion when reporters, editors, and the public take a story at face value after it came from a generally trusted source. Consider, for example, the claims of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, or the various public and corporate scandals where authorities ranging from government officials to the chairman of General Electric are taken at their word.

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Journalists in Syria face dangers of war and rising risk of abduction

Journalists in Syria face dangers of war and rising risk of abduction | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The Committee to Protect Journalists has reported at least 14 journalists who are missing or have been abducted, but the total number of kidnappings is believed to be much higher.

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Nate Silver and the NYT

Nate Silver and the NYT | The Journalist | Scoop.it
The departure of FiveThirtyEight blogger Nate Silver from the New York Times — and the bidding war with ESPN that preceded it — are just more evidence of how the balance of power has shifted in favor of the individual media brand.
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TV is main source of news in US

TV is main source of news in US | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Television is the main place Americans say they turn to for news about current events (55%), leading the Internet, at 21%. Nine percent say newspapers or other print publications are their main news source, followed by radio, at 6%.

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Microvideo in the newsroom

Microvideo in the newsroom | The Journalist | Scoop.it

A look at how mobile apps like Tout and Vizibee have become another tool in the box for some journalists and the growing use of short-form video by news outlets.

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Why BBC editorial content is at risk

Why BBC editorial content is at risk | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The current British government may be about to politicise the BBC to a greater extent than any of its predecessors. Traditionally, governments of all colours have protected its independence, recognising, whatever their differences with the organisation, that it is the source of the BBC's credibility and international standing.

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Journalism vs. patriotism

Journalism vs. patriotism | The Journalist | Scoop.it

It would be overly cynical to suggest that when politicians are having a bad time and want to distract public attention, they just goes to war. Nevertheless, right now we are all shifting our focus on Syria and away from Snowden, Greenwald, Miranda and the way the British government is putting pressure on The Guardian.

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The NSA, Germany and journalism

The NSA, Germany and journalism | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Look at the home pages of two major German news sites today, August 20. TheSüddeutsche Zeitung talks about the government forcing the Guardian to destroy computers holding leaked NSA data in “a scene out of a spy novel.” Spiegel Online talks about the UK as “the land of black helicopters.”

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Jeff Jarvis compares the German media's outrage at the British government's clampdown on The Guardian with the cool indifference of the UK and US press. Jarvis struggles to understand why the Brits and Americans are ignoring a major news story, while the usually more conservative Germans are exhibiting deep distrust in government. I think Jarvis exaggerates a wee bit the strength of the feeling in Germany - DW describes the protests as rather small (http://www.dw.de/german-anti-nsa-protests-attract-small-crowds/a-16981027). He also misses the point that any anger is really directed at the US and UK, while at most the German government is accused of guilt by association. Perhaps the British press is taking the view that since The Guardian has revealed government secrets, it should come as no suprise that the government is taking an aggressive interest in The Guardian's affairs.

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bleisaetze's comment, August 21, 2013 5:49 AM
I'm a bit irritated that other media in the UK keep low even on the Guardian incident. Well, maybe it's because things happend already 4 weeks ago so it's not regardes as 'real news' (as reported by @SZ today. Don't you think this sperad already within the scene?). So the Guardian strikes back now after the Miranda detention. Simply taking revenge? But this could be part of the usual media game... What really worries me is, that an incidient like that apperently does not evoke a public protest for freedom of the press in the UK. Hey! Didn't you blokes invent the 'public society in coffee houses and the newspapers' some 300 years ago? True, to some extend, the picture Jarvis deilvers on 'uprising German' is a little exaggereting. But even 'a few thousand people' as DW reports are not to be underestimated for German conditions of public protest in recent years (anyway, where are the French in here?). True, that the discussion in Germany is mainly fired by the leading media: Spiegel, SZ, FAZ, ZEIT....and ARD/ZDF. So it is a media battle. And in addition to the quoted political history in Germany - Nazis and Stasi - , some of our papers do have their own experience with intruding 'state power': Spiegel 1962, Cicero 2005, Berliner Morgenpost 2012....So any assault on that gets an immediate reflex. Two more points to mention: 1. It's election time in Germany - so the issue is also (unfortunately) exposed to the rules of this game: what does our government know, or deny to know.. who's having a plan? And - most of all: Germans apparently are the 'victims'. Two of their closest freind spied them. So, the hell why should media in the US and the UK drill on what "Grundrechte' (fundamental rights) of the German 'Grundgesetz' (you might call it consitiution in English, but infact it's deliberately not called "Verfassung" but "fundamental law" for historic reasons) have been violated?
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How to develop a mobile-first strategy

How to develop a mobile-first strategy | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Damon Kiesow, senior product manager at The Boston Globe, offered insights into important mobile metrics during a recent visit at Poynter. In this video, Kiesow — a former digital media fellow at Poynter — explains how to craft a mobile strategy and describes common mistakes newsrooms make when it comes to mobile.

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When journalism is viewed as a 'terrorist' occupation

When journalism is viewed as a 'terrorist' occupation | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The detention at Heathrow on Sunday of the Brazilian David Miranda is the sort of treatment western politicians love to deplore in Putin's Russia or Ahmadinejad's Iran. His "offence" under the 2000 Terrorism Act was apparently to be the partner of a journalist, Glenn Greenwald, who had reported for the Guardian on material released by the American whistleblower, Edward Snowden. We must assume the Americans asked the British government to nab him, shake him down and take his personal effects.

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The value of social sharing

The value of social sharing | The Journalist | Scoop.it

What can public service media learn from Buzzfeedand what can the world’s fastest growing social news site learn from them? Since its launch in 2006,Buzzfeed has earned kudos and dollars by growing to over 40 million unique visitors a month.

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Predicting where media will go

Predicting where media will go | The Journalist | Scoop.it

What's next for The Washington Post? With a new owner, the paper is stepping into a new era. Its path may lead to the ever-evolving future of journalism.

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All news media are facing similar challenges and shareable content is the key to success in the era of the social web.

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BBC now more cautious about UGC

BBC now more cautious about UGC | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The BBC has started issuing on-air cautions for user-generated material. The change comes after concerns were raised  in a 2012 BBC Trust reportover the use of amateur footage during the corporation's coverage of the Arab Spring.

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Nate Silver's 11 principles for data journalism

Nate Silver's 11 principles for data journalism | The Journalist | Scoop.it

FiveThirtyEight blogger Nate Silver has told a conference in Montreal that he works at the intersection of journalism and statistics, althought there are some who do not consider him to be a journalist, and he does not consider himself to be a statistician. He discussed the links between journalism and statistics and presented 11 principles for journalists.

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Ten questions for Richard Sambrook

Ten questions for Richard Sambrook | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Richard Sambrook is Professor and Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University - the UK's oldest journalism school. He was Vice President of the EBU from 2006 to 2009.

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Is Greenwald Really Different from Woodward or Murrow?

I'm more than a little amused by the post-Snowden charge that Glenn Greenwald and others of his ilk are guilty of "advocacy" or "activist" journalism, as if that is a reason to simply dismiss anything they might say. Jack Shafer has an excellent defense of this activity up at the Reuters website, where he reminds us how much worse off the United States would be had the muckrakers and other "activist journalists" of the past never done their work.

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Tweeters debate citizen journalism

Tweeters debate citizen journalism | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The Press Association of Madrid (APM) organized a debate on Twitter about citizen journalism in its third “Tweet-debate” of the #Tuitsyperiodigno (#Tweetsanddignifiedjournalism) cycle put forth by the association in February 2013 with the goal of addressing various aspects of journalism.

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