August 19th, 2014
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Ferguson is about many things, starting first with race and policing in America.

But it’s also about internet, net neutrality and algorithmic filtering. It’s a clear example of why “saving the Internet”, as it often phrased, is not an abstract issue of concern only to nerds, Silicon Valley bosses, and few NGOs. It’s why “algorithmic filtering” is not a vague concern.

It’s a clear example why net neutrality is a human rights issue; a free speech issue; and an issue of the voiceless being heard, on their own terms.
May 22nd, 2014
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I used to think reporting for a blog was Journalism Lite. A few bloggers emerged as leaders, including Andrew SullivanAnna HolmesNate Silver and Matt Drudge. I assumed other bloggers were Quixotic writers recording their streams of consciousness for nonexistent audiences. Why on earth would anyone waste their time? 

Now that I’ve spent two-and-a-half years writing an education blog for public media reporting collaboration StateImpact Indiana,  I can’t imagine a better, more relevant way for a reporter to own a beat. Nor is there any better way for an aspiring beat reporter to learn the trade — I’m looking at you, J-schoolers.

MJ Bear fellow Kyle Stokes shares six tips for aspiring bloggers in How To Start A Blog: The Kick In The Pants I Wish I Had In College.

May 21st, 2014
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The Online News Association is now accepting entries for the 2014 Online Journalism Awards, which honor excellence in digital journalism.
Ten of the 33 awards now come with $52,500 in prize money, courtesy of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Gannett Foundation and The University of Florida, which is funding $15,000 for two new awards for excellence in data journalism. These awards honor data journalism, visual digital storytelling, investigative journalism, public service, technical innovation and general excellence.
Submit your work before June 13. 
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The Online News Association is now accepting entries for the 2014 Online Journalism Awards, which honor excellence in digital journalism.

Ten of the 33 awards now come with $52,500 in prize money, courtesy of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Gannett Foundation and The University of Florida, which is funding $15,000 for two new awards for excellence in data journalism. These awards honor data journalism, visual digital storytelling, investigative journalism, public service, technical innovation and general excellence.

Submit your work before June 13

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April 24th, 2014
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December 30th, 2013
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The ecosystem of quality work extends far beyond what we’ve traditionally called journalism.
December 20th, 2013
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Thanks to everyone who helped keep the Online News Association community vibrant and innovative in 2013, encouraging us to push boundaries in our thinking, programming and events.

Our gift to you is this roundup of invaluable resources we created throughout the year, including tips from ONA13 and trainings for journalists, funding opportunities, free online courses and more.

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