Category Archives: What We’re Reading

Cisco Shuts Down Flip, Its Video Camera Unit – NYTimes.com

Just as the Flip was reaching its zenith, the smartphone was gaining traction among consumers. With its versatility in recording video and still images, as well as its ability to perform myriad other functions, the smartphone has since proved to … Continue reading

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MediaShift . Many Journalism Schools Put Minimal Effort into Facebook Pages | PBS

And though CUNY has a well-respected journalism program, it certainly isnt one of the first schools you think of when someone says “J-school.” But yet its Facebook page is quickly growing in popularity, and the school is doing a good … Continue reading

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Society of Professional Journalists: SPJ Code of Ethics

[per our discussion Monday evening] Journalists should: — Avoid undercover or other surreptitious methods of gathering information except when traditional open methods will not yield information vital to the public. Use of such methods should be explained as part of … Continue reading

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How to gain influence on Twitter? Focus – CNN.com

“So how can you gain influence on Twitter? This research suggests that focusing your tweets mainly on one topic is a good way to start.” via How to gain influence on Twitter? Focus – CNN.com.

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Indexing the Real World: The Enormous Potential of Hyperlocal Data

I found this interesting article this morning in Mashable.com. Short and sweet, I think it will help us, journalist, to understand how to use data in the near future in the newsroom or in any other project we’ll be working … Continue reading

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MediaShift . How One Radio Reporter Ditched His Equipment for an iPhone 4 | PBS

Now, with the Apple iPhone 4 and several apps, I can produce intricate audio and video reports, broadcast live, take and edit photos, write web content and distribute it through social media from a single device. via MediaShift . How … Continue reading

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Larry Page Wants to Return Google to Its Startup Roots | Magazine

To Page, the only true failure is not attempting the audacious. “Even if you fail at your ambitious thing, it’s very hard to fail completely,” he says. “That’s the thing that people don’t get.” via Larry Page Wants to Return … Continue reading

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Ethics and Forensics in the age of Photoshop Photojournalism at MIT | Lightstalkers

Come hear about the history of faked photos and what news organizations can do about them. via Ethics and Forensics in the age of Photoshop Photojournalism at MIT | Lightstalkers.

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Finding photo fakes; Getting started in podcasting | Knight Digital Media Center

If you’ve ever worried about photo fakery on your news outlet, you may soon have a detection tool to help uncover it.A digital forensics expert is working to develop commercial software that detects subtle changes to the standard jpeg format … Continue reading

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New York Times launches paywall—and why most news orgs shouldn’t: News for Digital Journalists | Knight Digital Media Center

Here’s why the plan might work, at least somewhat, for the Times—and why the vast majority of other newspapers should not try this approach… via News for Digital Journalists | Knight Digital Media Center.

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