April 15th, 2014
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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.
April 15th, 2014
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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. 

April 14th, 2014
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Yes, women are still underrepresented and underappreciated in the media startup world, but the truth is women are founding their own digital media companies. The problem is that they are largely absent from the buzzy narrative about entrepreneurs leaving the confines of traditional journalism.
April 14th, 2014
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In Praise of Sources

futurejournalismproject:

Reblogged from The FJP
April 12th, 2014
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“Snow Fall” was a watershed project, but we’ve already gone beyond that. Let’s focus on innovations in multimedia storytelling techniques. 

Mindy McAdams takes a look at how multimedia stories have evolved and gives examples of great interactives in (Re)defining multimedia journalism.

April 11th, 2014
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futurejournalismproject:

A Story Told Well: NPR’s Borderland 

NPR recently launched a special series, Borderland, in which Steven Inskeep traveled along the entire 2,428 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico to report on the nuances of immigration and the relationship between the two countries. Here are the radio stories, which are so worth listening to if this is an issue that you’ve had a hard time wrapping your mind around, or not seen fantastic reporting on before. And here is the stunning visual intro to the series, which breaks the piece down into 12 stories complete with moving characters, all the numbers (presented very digestibly) and a lot of context.

Reblogged from The FJP
April 11th, 2014
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Reblogged from Life and Code
April 11th, 2014
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centerforinvestigativereporting:

How we mapped the U.S.-Mexico border fence

CIR journalists spent more than three years trying to obtain accurate, detailed mapping data showing the location of the border fence system. 

The result: We now have what is – as far as we know – the most complete and detailed map of the border fence that is publicly available.

Our Senior News Applications Developer Michael Corey explains how we did it.

April 9th, 2014
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What are the implications of apps like Whisper and Secret for journalism? Nieman Lab takes a look at how some journalists are using anonymous secret-sharing apps.

April 9th, 2014
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Encryption may seem a stretch as a press freedom issue, far from what concerned the Founding Fathers when they enshrined the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. Yet a free press operates best when the public can make reading decisions without fear that their government — or anyone capable of doing them harm — is looking over their shoulder.

Read more: In a prying world, news organizations are struggling to encrypt their online products - The Washington Post

Encryption may seem a stretch as a press freedom issue, far from what concerned the Founding Fathers when they enshrined the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. Yet a free press operates best when the public can make reading decisions without fear that their government — or anyone capable of doing them harm — is looking over their shoulder.

Read more: In a prying world, news organizations are struggling to encrypt their online products - The Washington Post

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