Video: Journalism Sustainability and Community Engagement

Video: Journalism Sustainability and Community Engagement

About one month ago I took the wraps off of the new project I had been developing with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. We called it “The Local News Lab” because we wanted to emphasize the sense of experimentation that animates much of the project. We are working with six local news sitesin New Jersey and New York City to test new revenue models, new strategies for community engagement, and new…

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John Oliver on Journalism and Comedy

John Oliver on Journalism and Comedy

John Oliver was on Fresh Air with Terry Gross this week, and it was a terrific interview. The first twenty minutes or so focused on the way Oliver uses satire to draw attention to complex, under-reported issues. Gross used Oliver’s amazing Net Neutrality clip as fodder, discussing how his call to action brought down the Federal Communication’s Commission website.

During that clip he takes a dig…

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Journalists use Ukraine as testing ground for new reporting experiments and collaborations.

The Ukraine story has sparked a fascinating new round of experiments and collaborations from an array of newsrooms and media organizations:

Google/Storyful

"Storyful and Google are today launching a new real-time eyewitness community for the elections in Ukraine; at a time when user-generated content (UGC) is playing a central role in telling the story of the crisis unfolding.”

Vice/Quartz/Mashable/Mother Jones

We’re excited to begin an experiment we’re calling Ukraine Desk. Starting today, leading digital media organizations MashableDiggMother JonesQuartzBreaking News Online, and VICE News (of course) will be tagging tweets about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine with #UkraineDesk. We’ll also have a joint Twitter account, @UkraineDesk. The goal is to deliver distinctive and original reporting by the participating sites as the Ukraine story unfolds.”

Reddit 

Described by Matthew Ingram: “Reddit is beta testing a new feature that allows users to create and update live blogs about breaking news events such as the recent uprising in Ukraine or the war in Syria — a move that could be a valuable addition to the cause of ‘open-source journalism’”

socialmediadesk

socialmediadesk:

Good morning everyone,

SOCIAL MEDIA VERIFICATION TIPS FROM LIBRARIAN BARBARA VAN WOERKOM. (She also sends along this list of best links, case studies and discussion on the topic by jcstearns)

CONGRATS TO THE HEADLINE-WRITING TEAM AT NPR, who just won first place in the online…

Thanks for including me!

What Makes “The Intercept” Different?
Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill have launched the first nonprofit journalism effort at First Look Media, the media and technology company founded by Pierre Omidyar. Already, in the first few hours, the site is setting itself apart. Here are a few things that caught my attention.
Read more: http://storify.com/jcstearns/what-makes-the-intercept-different

What Makes “The Intercept” Different?

Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill have launched the first nonprofit journalism effort at First Look Media, the media and technology company founded by Pierre Omidyar. Already, in the first few hours, the site is setting itself apart. Here are a few things that caught my attention.

Read more: http://storify.com/jcstearns/what-makes-the-intercept-different

icanhazdigitalsecurity
staff:

You can now take extra precaution against hackers and snoops by enabling SSL security on your Tumblr Dashboard. Just head over to your Account Settings and flip the switch.
"Any reason I shouldn’t do this?" Nope, not really. It doesn’t change anything about the dashboard, it just encrypts your connection to it. We’ve been using it for weeks and haven’t even noticed. So, yeah, turn it on and forget about it. Easy.


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staff:

You can now take extra precaution against hackers and snoops by enabling SSL security on your Tumblr Dashboard. Just head over to your Account Settings and flip the switch.

"Any reason I shouldn’t do this?" Nope, not really. It doesn’t change anything about the dashboard, it just encrypts your connection to it. We’ve been using it for weeks and haven’t even noticed. So, yeah, turn it on and forget about it. Easy.

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