March 27th, 2014
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There is a way to make a working environment where everyone feels valued and like diversity is an asset, not a liability. I know this kind of working environment is possible and exists and not just a theoretical reality and I know that because I work there. And even though it feels magical it’s actual not magic. It’s a practical reality created by my teammates.

Lola Pierson discusses working for a small tech company that prioritizes having conversations about gender, drawing on her experience and sharing specific ways her office addresses gender and tech issues. 

Read more: Figure 53 | Working for a Unicorn: A Gender Aware Office

March 26th, 2014
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Up until the mid 1980s, women flocked to computer science in droves. Then they dwindled away like the dinosaurs. Now, only about 12 percent of computer science majors are women and they hold just 17 percent of computer science jobs.

Listen to ideas of how to improve the way programming is taught in this audio piece from WYNC. 

New Tech City: The Way We Teach Computing Hurts Women (And Everyone Else) - WNYC

March 21st, 2014
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We’re now accepting pitches for ONA14, the Online News Association Conference! We’re looking for creative sessions, great speakers and ideas that you would like to see at your digital journalism conference. Submit an idea. 

We’re now accepting pitches for ONA14, the Online News Association Conference! 

We’re looking for creative sessions, great speakers and ideas that you would like to see at your digital journalism conference. 

Submit an idea

March 21st, 2014
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March 21st, 2014
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Most journalists understand the importance of an ethics code. But in our fast-changing profession, not everyone agrees on exactly what the code should say. In an effort to bridge this gap, ONA is hard at work on a “Build Your Own Ethics Code” project, an outgrowth of the new News Ethics Committee. We’re curating a toolkit to help news outlets, as well as individual bloggers/journalists, create guidelines that respond to their own concepts of journalism.
March 20th, 2014
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March 20th, 2014
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futurejournalismproject:

Average Time US Millennials Spend Interacting with Media Per Day

Eighteen hours? It’s all about multitasking. Via the Wall Street Journal.

Reblogged from The FJP
March 20th, 2014
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The recent boom in “data-driven” journalism projects is exciting. It can elevate our knowledge, enliven statistics, and make us all more numerate. But I worry that data give commentary a false sense of authority since data analysis is inherently prone to bias.
March 19th, 2014
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I spent the past week tethering my computer to the mobile internet connection on my phone. It was awful. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

Used to fast broadband internet access? Leo Mirani challenges you to take some time to access the internet via your mobile phone so that you understand how many people across the globe access the web, as “it is now conventional wisdom that the next billion (or two billion or five billion) people to come online will do so using smartphones and mobile broadband.”

Read more: I spent a week using only mobile internet, and so should you - Quartz

Interested in how people access the news on their phones? Get inspired by the design camp that ONA organized in North Carolina, which focused on how news organizations might better deliver news on mobile devices

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