Where Did Press Freedom Suffer Most in 2013? Online. -
There’s a leap from a tweet to reporting what it meant in context —
Mark Jones, Reuters, at ONA UK’s panel on the need for speed in breaking news reporting.
Read more: How journalists can juggle speedy reporting with verification | Media news | Journalism.co.uk
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Drone journalists find themselves flying in cloudy legal space -
The Student Press Law Center looks at what’s going on with drone journalism at campuses around the US.
A whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy — UK spy agency intercepted webcam images of millions of Yahoo users (via guardian)
(Source: theguardian.com, via guardian)
Meet the Woman Leading the Tech LadyMafia -
Meet Aminatou Sow, one of Forbes.com’s 30 under 30.
She’s awesome, and TLM is awesome.
An excellent look at why Aminatou Sow helped start the Tech LadyMafia, which connects women in tech.
Aminatou was a keynote at ONA13, where she spoke with Ann Friedman on what journalists can learn from Shine Theory.
How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations -
Via Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents…
…Among the core self-identified purposes of [the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group] are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums…
The broader point is that, far beyond hacktivists, these surveillance agencies have vested themselves with the power to deliberately ruin people’s reputations and disrupt their online political activity even though they’ve been charged with no crimes, and even though their actions have no conceivable connection to terrorism or even national security threats. As Anonymous expert Gabriella Coleman of McGill University told me, “targeting Anonymous and hacktivists amounts to targeting citizens for expressing their political beliefs, resulting in the stifling of legitimate dissent.” Pointing to this study she published, Professor Coleman vehemently contested the assertion that “there is anything terrorist/violent in their actions.”
Read through for source documents demonstrating how this done.
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The Future of UGC and the News #ONANYC -
Jeremy Caplan pulled together a great Storify of ONA NYC’s panel on the future of user generated content, which featured Eric Carvin, Social Media Editor, AP; Mark Little, Founder/CEO, Storyful; Erik Martin, General Manager, reddit; Katie Rogers, Social News Editor, Guardian US; and Julie Whitaker, Social Media Editor, WNYC.