ONA Issues

Apr 23

Daily Mail publishes fictional account of real trial | Poynter. -

Court-scene lede on a Macon murder plea in @DailyMailUK is pure fabrication. Did not happen. http://t.co/k20M0BxGKQ pic.twitter.com/OmAaB4PNQ7

— Joe Kovac Jr. (@joekovacjr) April 23, 2014

“Well, I didn’t — I wouldn’t think that. I thought, you know, you push a button, it goes right to the other thing.” —

John Roberts realizing that texts are routed through a service provider.

With the Supreme Court reluctant to take sides in the battle between TV networks and steaming provider Aereo, the biggest news to come out of yesterday’s oral arguments was just how clueless some of the justices appeared. Septuagenarian Antonin Scalia provided the line of the day when he seemed befuddled at the idea that HBO isn’t available over the air. Other moments of confused tech talk included Sonia Sotomayor dismantling the cred attained by owning a Roku when she asked a lawyer to talk about “iDrop in the cloud.” Oof.

In recent years, the Supreme Court has increasingly found itself tackling issues of technology, and each time, someone reveals frustrated bewilderment at those goldarn contraptions kids are obsessing over. 

Read more: 8 Times the Supreme Court Was Bewildered by Technology — NYMag

Aereo Supreme Court case: what’s at stake — local news included | Poynter.

Aereo Supreme Court case: what’s at stake — local news included | Poynter.

Apr 22

Facebook's Social Rot -

parislemon:

Ellis Hamburger:

But after just a few years, sharing on Facebook feels like walking up to a group of parents, teachers, friends, cousins, camp counselors, classmates, and colleagues, and boasting about my latest accomplishment, or about the merits of the brunch I just ate. “People treat posting on Facebook like it’s public,” says danah boyd, a sociology researcher who interviewed over 150 teens for her recent book on social media. If Facebook wants its News Feed to remain the source of news about friends, family, and other people we care about it, it needs to change its definition of friendship.

Lots of good points. While Facebook is doing a lot to ensure the company doesn’t get disrupted from the outside (read: Instagram, WhatsApp, and to some extent, even Oculus), inside, the network is definitely starting to have the feel of social rot.

Relationships change over time. And Facebook has now been around long enough to be exposed to this. This is problematic if they do want to maintain the lead as the “social network”. But maybe they don’t. Maybe that network was just the start.

(via brooklynmutt)

List of Free Programming Books -

thecodingpadawan:

If you’re interested in programming, you might want to check out this list of free programming books.

There’s definitely a wide range of programming languages covered :)

You also might want to contribute to it here: https://github.com/vhf/free-programming-books

(via lifeandcode)

navigatingmedia:

How to Communicate Visually 
For all you visualizaton junkies, (or really just anyone who dares to make an infographic), a fantastic free e-book from Column Five Media on visual communication (applicable to designers, editors, advertisers or academics). Image is a screenshot from the book, which you can download here.

navigatingmedia:

How to Communicate Visually 

For all you visualizaton junkies, (or really just anyone who dares to make an infographic), a fantastic free e-book from Column Five Media on visual communication (applicable to designers, editors, advertisers or academics). Image is a screenshot from the book, which you can download here.

(via futurejournalismproject)

Hey, Men in Tech: 10 Tips for Solving Your Pipeline Problem — Medium -

Ten tips from Katrin Verclas on how to create a pipeline of awesome, diverse talent.

Apr 18

pewresearch:

As Business Insider put it, “Watch America age 110 years in one gif.”
See more on the demographic transformation of The Next America here. 

pewresearch:

As Business Insider put it, “Watch America age 110 years in one gif.”

See more on the demographic transformation of The Next America here

Apr 15

“18% of online adults have had important personal information stolen such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information. That’s an increase from the 11% who reported personal information theft in July 2013.
21% of online adults said they had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without their permission.The same number reported this experience in a July 2013 survey.” — More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach | Pew Research Center

Registration is now open for ONA14, the Online News Association Conference and Awards. 
Join us in Chicago for three days of great journalism and technology, September 25-27. 
Interested in attending for free? We’re looking for student reporters, Student Newsroom mentors and volunteers, with special positions for volunteers with video and social media skills. 
Have an idea for the conference? You can submit session proposals through this Friday, April 18. 

Registration is now open for ONA14, the Online News Association Conference and Awards

Join us in Chicago for three days of great journalism and technology, September 25-27. 

Interested in attending for free? We’re looking for student reporters, Student Newsroom mentors and volunteers, with special positions for volunteers with video and social media skills. 

Have an idea for the conference? You can submit session proposals through this Friday, April 18.