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The Myth of Journalism's Golden Age - Media

The crisis in journalism today shouldn't obscure mainstream media's long history of masking the truth and acquiescing to power. From the Vietnam War …

Journalism

Why the New York Times has set up a newsroom analytics team

<b>Credit: By DaveBleasdale on Flickr. Some Rights Reserved.</b><p>Earlier this month a newsroom analytics team was introduced at the New York Times, with the …

‘Vice’ on HBO Takes Daredevil Journalism to Another Level

<b>What’s it all about?</b> <i>Detached heads, child suicide bombers, militarized politicians, children carrying rocket launchers, and that’s only the first</i> …

Big B.C. newspapers face extreme cutbacks, layoffs

Employees at two of B.C.’s biggest newspapers were warned Wednesday that their jobs are on the line in the midst of severe revenue declines.<p>Staff at …

New York Times Ad Revenue Takes a Dive

Bad news for the financially troubled <i>New York Times</i> is always good news for America — and America received some very good news today. In an attempt …

Stunning cover by Boston Magazine

Here is a stunning front cover by Boston Magazine. The shoes all really belong to runners in the marathon. The story behind the cover is as amazing …

Gigaom | The Young Turks is about to become the first news channel with a billion views on YouTube

Advertisement<p>Beyonce, Bieber and… The Young Turks? Cenk Uygur’s liberal online video network is set to become the first news outlet to score a …

Panel discusses women’s role in digital age of journalism

Digital reporter Kate Webb at Metro daily news. – Photo courtesy by Jeff Hodson<p>A group of Vancouver’s leading news media journalists gathered on …

Exercising With Cats Is The Best Thing (VIDEO)

You don't need expensive gym equipment to work out at home. You just need two fairly patient cats of different sizes.<p><i>Via Daily Picks & Flicks</i>

Up Late with Nate Silver? The New York Times is taking its videos outside the paywall

The Times wants to make video freely available on their own properties and elsewhere on the web. They also plan to increase video production.<p>The New York Times is taking its videos over the (pay)wall. Starting today, all videos on NYTimes.com will be available to all readers, regardless of their …

Five free visualization tools recommended by Global's data desk - JSource

Global News data desk journalist Patrick Cain outlines his favourite five free data journalism tools: Google Fusion tables, NodeXL, Scapetoad, JQuery …

Gigaom | Three things that Reddit did right during the Boston bombings and why that matters

Advertisement<p>Although mainstream media outlets like CNN and the <i>New York Post</i> have come under plenty of fire for the way they handled information …

How To Be A News Reporter

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Breaking news pragmatically: Some reflections on silence and timing in networked journalism

“It certainly takes courage to speak — but it takes a different kind of courage to be silent, to listen, to trust, and speak when the time is right.”<p><i>Speak only if it improves upon the silence.</i> —Mohandas Gandhi<p>Last week’s coverage of the events in Boston showed how much the networked press needs to …

Where Kabul Goes to Buy Its iPods

Lost Andy Warhol Photos Pop Up in NYC For First Time

<i>(Image courtesy of Steve Wood)</i><p>One of the most iconic faces of the 20th century is about to be rediscovered. On May 3, lost images of pop art icon Andy Warhol will be unveiled in Manhattan for the first time in public in an exhibition sponsored by Interview Magazine, which the artist founded in 1969 …

Journalism or Press Release? This Tool Will Tell

We live in an age of information, it is said again and again. But that doesn't mean we live in an age of good information, as last week seemed intent …

Guardian launches user-generated content platform

<b>Credit: Image by TapiF on Flickr. Some rights reserved</b><p>The Guardian has launched a new platform for mobile and desktop to curate and source …

Micropayments for Newspapers: "Tip" Content with Flattr

As of now, you can read ten articles on the <i>New York Times</i>’s website before hitting a $15/month paywall. The <i>Financial Times</i> and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> …

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A culture of plagiarism is harming Africa's journalists

<b>In the first of two articles on how to support African science journalism online, Research Africa editor Linda Nordling takes on plagiarism.</b><p>The …

Let’s Crowdsource a Database of Websites about Data Journalism!

While doing research for a PhD on data journalism in Brazilian newsrooms, I have recently stumbled upon the need to analyse what reporters and …

Peephole Journalism: Limiting the Public Gaze

Just how private is the closed-door talk of the powerful? And if the unguarded comments of politicians who assume they're speaking in confidence are captured on tape, is it okay to make those tapes public?<p>That question came up during the 2012 campaign. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney told a …

Is being a newspaper reporter really the worst job in the world? I hope not…

I knew it. I flipping knew it. All those years of complaining have not been done in vain. I have the worst job in the world. Only now, it’s …