August 12th, 2014
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Jezebel’s problem speaks to a larger failure in the concept of moderation: In order for a horrific comment to be removed from public view, a staffer has to see it first. Just deleting a vile comment or an abusive account from the internet—which is how Twitter, for example, currently deals with its worst users—doesn’t magically erase its effect on its target.
August 11th, 2014
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What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing.
Bono (via fastcompany)

(Source: cyberjournalist)

Reblogged from Fast Company
August 5th, 2014
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globalvoices:

The Russian government has tightened control over all media platforms, but it’s been especially active in corralling the Internet. News programs and other video content from state Russian television will soon flood top news websites in Russia, creating a monolithic news agenda in a market where independent media outlets have all but disappeared.

According to a new agreement between Pervyi Kanal (state-owned Channel One) and the media holding Rambler & Co., websites like Gazeta.Ru and Lenta.Ru will carry the government-controlled channel’s daily news bulletins, while other websites from the holding might rebroadcast Pervyi’s films, documentaries, and sports programming.

TJournal.ru points out that examples of embedded video content from Pervyi Kanalare already available on Lenta.ru, like this conspiratorial piece about U.S. and U.K. ‘agents’ in Germany. The 34-second video is dropped squarely in the middle of the news story, cutting it in half.

The Kremlin Is Fighting the Internet by Buying It Up

Reblogged from Global Voices Online
August 5th, 2014
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The Journalism Diversity Project has relaunched!

Created by Emma Carew, Sharon Chan, Robert Hernandez (current ONA Board Member)Michelle JohnsonDoug MitchellJuana Summers (former ONA Board Member), and Benet Wilson (current ONA Board Member), the project is a resource for those “interested in diversifying your newsroom or making sure your event is calling on a diverse group of experts.”

August 5th, 2014
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Meet Rajneesh Bhandari, one of the three 2014 MJ Bear Fellows. 

A former television journalist, Rajneesh coordinates Media Gufa, which requires journalists to be isolated in a room for 72 hours to report news stories using only social media and another group of journalists to report stories from a rural area without using the internet.

He also is working as data editor on an investigative project launched by Transparency International, teaches journalism at WLC College, Nepal, runs multimedia workshops for national and international organizations, and is working to improve digital literacy in Nepal by training young people in rural areas how to use digital tools.

Learn more about Rajneesh and the 2014 MJ Bear Fellows

August 4th, 2014
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Interested in keeping yourself and your sources safe online?
Join us in D.C. on Aug. 23 for ONA dCamp: Digital Security, a full day design camp which will explore how journalists can protect their work. 
Facilitators include staff from the International Center for Journalists, New York Times, ProPublica, Reporters Without Borders, Washington Post and more. 
Apply now.

Interested in keeping yourself and your sources safe online?

Join us in D.C. on Aug. 23 for ONA dCamp: Digital Security, a full day design camp which will explore how journalists can protect their work. 

Facilitators include staff from the International Center for Journalists, New York Times, ProPublica, Reporters Without Borders, Washington Post and more. 

Apply now.

August 4th, 2014
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Watching the Thunderdome team work so collaboratively was, to me, an example of how newsrooms have to operate to survive in the future. We need fewer egos, fewer divas, more collaboration and more stepping into the breach to help colleagues. All in all, the Thunderdome newsroom was the lowest maintenance newsroom I have ever managed.

Jim Brady, former Editor-in-Chief of Project Thunderdome (and former President of ONA’s Board of Directors) discusses the best parts of the project.

Read more: Take these lessons from the rubble of Thunderdome » Nieman Journalism Lab

August 4th, 2014
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MJ Bear Fellow Anika Anand discusses why she is interested in creating resources to help journalists grow and measure their impact. 

"I know it’s important to make those in power accountable and to shine a light in dark corners,” she says, “but once you actually do that, how do you know the difference that you’ve made if you’ve made any at all? I think this is a problem digital journalists are most suited to solve given all the tools at our disposal."

Learn more about Anika and the 2014 MJ Bear Fellows

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