Cirien Miriam

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Here Are the Top 5 WordPress Plugins You Must Use For a Better Blogging Experience

Image Source<p>Bloggers who use Wordpress, beginners or pros alike, always face one question - what are the best plugins to use to optimize the performance of your website? WordPress has over 40,000 plugins - most free and some premium so it's understandable that the choices can be endless and as a …

7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

Major publisher retracts 64 scientific papers in fake peer review outbreak

Made-up identities assigned to fake e-mail addresses. Real identities stolen for fraudulent reviews. Study authors who write glowing reviews of their own research, then pass them off as an independent report.<p>These are the tactics of peer review manipulators, an apparently growing problem in the …

Social Sciences

Lessons in Journalism Innovation

Take these three words: journalism, innovation, and education. Add them together. What do you get?<p>Some people get a <i>challenge</i>. Innovating in …

Journalism

The rich/poor divide extends to local news, a new report suggests

Rich communities have better access to high-quality local news than poor communities do, a new Rutgers report finds.<p>Add “access to quality local news” to the list of advantages that wealthy communities have over poor ones: A new Rutgers analysis of news sources in three New Jersey towns suggests …

Journalism

Is Local Journalism Thriving Only In Wealthy Communities?

If you’re looking for clues about the economic vitality and well-being of a community, you might have a look at the quality and quantity of its local …

5 Things I Learned at Journalism Camp

For many, summer is synonymous with the feelings of going to camp for the first time, soaking up the outside air and making long-lasting friendships with your cabin roommates. This summer, I attended a camp of a different type: journalism camp. For one week, high school and college students from …

Why the Most Ethical and Trustworthy Journalism Was by Fictional Newsman Jon Stewart

Last night was Jon Stewart's last night on the <i>Daily Show</i>. It's gotten me thinking about how he's so much more than an entertainer, and what he's done as the most trusted newsman in America...<p>There are plenty of good factchecking efforts in progress. However, I figure that we need to address what …

Thank you, Jon Stewart. You made journalism better

Jon Stewart was not the first person to have noticed that a lot of television news is bullshit. Nor was he the first comedian to have realized that the defining features of the worst of it – pretentiousness, cliche, inauthenticity, lack of curiosity and, in the case of Fox News, partisan …

Survey: Journalism school training transcends professions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Who and what is a journalist in the age of social media, sponsored content and sagging newspaper circulation?<p>The American Press Institute set out to answer that question — and many others geared toward taking the profession's pulse — in a survey of nearly 10,500 alumni of the …

AEJMC 2015: How Research Is Leading to Better Journalism Education

Criticism about the distance between mass communication’s ivory tower and the newsroom is nothing new. Recent essays and blog posts have popped up on …

Journalism

4 groups journalism or communications students can bring to campus

Campus clubs can play a key role in providing undergraduate students with hands-on experience in their dream career field. This is especially key for students majoring in journalism or communications, where an experience-filled and top-notch resume is absolutely necessary to secure an internship, …

College & University

Stanford Journalism Program shifts towards big data

James Hamilton has helped guide the curriculum toward investigative stories and data mining to keep up with a changing media industry. (Photo …

Journalism

New Knight-Vice Innovators Fund winners are creating tools for global audiences » Nieman Journalism Lab

Four journalists working on global reporting projects and tools have been named as part of the inaugural class of Knight-Vice Innovators. The winners are funded through a collaboration between the Knight Foundation, Vice Media (first announced last December), and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, …

Innovation

Race in the Food System

<b>By Eliza Loehr</b><p>On Wednesday December 3rd a Staten Island Grand Jury decided not to indict the New York City police officer responsible for the death of Eric Garner. That night, at a rally in Union Square, protestors began chanting, "The system is broken." A man behind me started to laugh. "The …

Watch Berkeley's free lecture series on fixing the world's broken food systems

'Eating is, among other things, an ecological act.'<p>Some of the world's preeminent food policy thinkers and researchers are taking part in a new Edible Education lecture series at UC Berkeley this spring semester, and their lectures are being made available to stream online. Starting this Monday …

Placing Women at the Center of the Food System

For the nutrition community, the numerous links between empowering women and improving nutrition are well understood. However, less clearly understood is how we can build food systems that put women and children at the center.<p>Women are the most critical target group from a nutrition standpoint. …

What farm cooperatives can do for the food system — and farmers

If you’re from a city, the word “cooperative” might conjure up visions of dreadlocked cashiers slinging bulk quinoa. And if you’re from the country, …

Agriculture

Hacking for a Better Food System

Hackathons are great for solving software and hardware problems. So why not apply that process and energy to our broken food system?<p>That’s the thinking behind a Hack//Meat Silicon Valley underway at Stanford University. Today through Sunday food industry leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists and …

Five Important Facts from Austin’s State of the Food System Report

Austin’s Office of Sustainability released the State of the Food System Report this week. It took an in-depth look at the full cycle and impact of food in the city, from production to consumption. Case studies include Bryce Gilmore's transformation of Odd Duck from food trailer to restaurant while …

Fixing the Food System in the MENA Region

<i>Feeding our growing population with a sustainable, healthful diet is a global challenge. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region this challenge is particularly complex. However, this region has an enormous amount of innovation, technology, resources and expertise. Let's use them to build</i> …

Agroecology & Justice in Food Systems Are Critical to Empower People to Feed Themselves

"We need to feed 9 billion people" is a common mantra in the media and among many food and agriculture analysts in industrial countries. But this framing, based on projections of aggregate food production, population growth, and consumption trends, oversimplifies the problem and almost inevitably …

Companies have critical role in creating a better food system

Global food companies are routinely accused of exploiting producers at the bottom of the pyramid, as well as natural resources, in the drive to maximise profits. So can we really look to business to show us a more sustainable food system?<p>Anne Roulin, vice-president of nutrition, health, wellness …

Agriculture

The Farmers and Food System Leaders of Tomorrow

Young people are the farmers and food system leaders of tomorrow. According to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), young people are increasingly abandoning agriculture and rural areas in search of better prospects, which makes creating opportunities for young people to …

Ten things we can all do to support a local food system

Successful local food systems strengthen economies, aid small-scale farmers, and benefit the environment. Here's how you can help them …

Urban Agriculture

Changing a Toxic Environment and Food System: Regeneration or Degeneration?

We must all become evangelists of Regeneration in order to survive. (Photo: Seedlings via Shutterstock)<p><i>"If governments won’t solve the climate,</i> …

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Working for Sustainability: Can Multinational Food Service Corporation Sodexo Measure Up?

On February 5th, I had the opportunity to lead a delegation in support of cafeteria workers who are asking to be able to cook real foods again. We delivered 1,600 pledges signed by community members to Sodexo, a multinational corporation that contracts dining at Howard University.<p>With rising food …

Food & Farm Film Fest Presents: Forgiving Earth: Food Justice & Urban Agriculture

<b>Food Justice & Urban Agriculture Shorts Program</b><i><br>Paired with: Salad from Alemany Farm</i><p><i>Co-Presented by SPUR and Garden for the Environment</i><p>We are proud to …