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Flash of generosity: Arviat Nunavut youth group receives four digital cameras

Flash of generosity: Arviat Nunavut youth group receives four digital cameras | MediaMentor | Scoop.it

[excerpt] Jamie Bell of Nunavut Arctic College said members of the Arviat youth media and research team were pumped when informed a pair of visiting professional photographers were going to deliver a special workshop for them earlier this month.

Bell said Louise Abbott and Niels Jensen were working on Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.'s Cultural Resources Inventory Project in Arviat, documenting historical and archeological sites, when they agreed to conduct the workshop.

He said it came as a huge and wonderful surprise to learn the two had spoken with Sony Canada and that the company had donated four 20-megapixel Alpha DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras and lenses to the Arviat group.

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Northern_Clips's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:28 PM

Well deserved by the Arviat youth media and research team..

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MediaShift . Why Every Student Should Learn Journalism Skills | PBS

MediaShift . Why Every Student Should Learn Journalism Skills | PBS | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
How do we make schools more relevant to students? Teach them the skills they need in the real world, with tools they use every day. That's exactly what Esther Wojcicki, a teacher of English and journalism at Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, Calif., is attempting to do with the recent launch of the website 21STcenturylit. I interviewed Esther about the site, and how she hopes it will serve as a useful tool for both students and educators.
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How Innovators Want to Transform African Media

How Innovators Want to Transform African Media | MediaMentor | Scoop.it

Ideas for spurring data-driven journalism, verifying media reports, and creating better tools for investigative and citizen journalism emerged as winners in Africa's first news innovation contest.

The African Media Initiative announced the 20 winners of its African News Innovation Challenge, which aims to drive media innovation by investing $1 million in startup capital. Twenty winners will receive between $10,000 and $100,000, along with tech support and business development advice.

"Finding and supporting great ideas for improving news reporting was one of our chief aims," said African Media Initiative Chief Executive Amadou Mahtar Ba. "But an equally important objective was to kick-start a pan-African community of news innovators and journalism technologists."

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CREATING BETTER TOOLS FOR CITIZEN JOURNALISM

Several winning projects want to make it easier for citizens to tell what they see and know -- and for news organizations to more easily share these reports with their audience. For example, citizen reporters will be able to use CorruptionNET on their mobile phones to file reports to newsrooms about corruption or misuse of public resources, while Citizen Desk will help news organizations incorporate citizen reports into their editorial workflow. insight...

 

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