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The events in Boston over the last four days have riveted the nation — and put journalism, the profession that I love, under the microscope. I’ve been thinking about what lessons I can learn as a political reporter from everything that has happened over these last 96 hours.
The Knight Foundation today announced the winners of its News Challenge round that focuses on mobile. This round of the contest, which seeks to support innovation in media, included projects ranging from using mobile to disseminate news in developing countries to helping newsrooms manage mobile content.
The announcement on Monday that and Penguin would merge narrows the business to a handful of big publishers, and could set off a long-expected round of consolidation as the industry adapts to the digital marketplace. John Makinson, the chief executive of Penguin who will serve as chairman of the new company, said that with consolidation inevitable, “we decided it was better to get in early rather than be a follower.”
David Taintor Jim Roberts , an assistant managing editor at the New York Times , recently spoke to TPM about his years at the Grey Lady, his social media strategy and the impact of the paper’s paywall.
Should journalists be allowed to have opinions?
There have been cracks in publishing operations that are both hilarious and terrifying. The Times-Tribune in Scranton, Pa., published a box score for a baseball game that was never played, after one of the coaches made up a result to spare the other team the embarrassment of a forfeit. The U-T, the daily newspaper of San Diego, published a two-week-old blog post — on its front page.
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New York, April 2, 2012--A prominent Syrian videographer who ran the media center in Baba Amr where two foreign journalists were killed in February has been detained since Wednesday, according to news reports .
A company that makes 96 percent of its revenue from advertising is becoming a massive media buyer itself — and in a far more traditional sense than one might at first anticipate. In 2011, Google spent nearly $70 million on U.S. television spots to advertise products including its social-networking site Google+ and the Chrome web browser, according to the firm Kantar Media . The television-ad spend figure ballooned from just $6 million in 2010 when the search giant ran its first-ever Super Bowl commercial .
Women journalists in Germany have called for the media to introduce a 30% quota for female staff in top positions Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian
There’s a lot of griping flying around the tech blogosphere about “chaff” articles — quick-fire posts that are between 100 and 300 words, perhaps, that just deliver a single bite of information. Brad McCarty over at The Next Web and MG Siegler are both crying foul.
Editor’s note: In January 2011, we set out to examine the ways in which women are represented in online news both as sources and as authors.
Do you know who Ada Lovelace is? She is considered the world's first computer programmer.
Twenty years from now, the children of today may not remember this moment in history, but they might remember watching a LOLcats video on YouTube, or they could recall that fun website, Google, that changed their logo for every holiday. Or if they’re a bit older, they’ll recall the wonderful online encyclopedia that they used to research class projects.
Imagine a world where YouTube, Flickr, Facebook or Twitter had never been created due to the cost of regulatory compliance. Imagine an Internet where any website where users can upload text, pictures or video is liable for copyrighted material uploaded to it. Imagine a world where the addresses to those websites could not be found using search engines like Google and Bing, even if you typed them in directly.