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Journalist's Resource: Research for Reporting, from Harvard Shorenstein Center

Journalist's Resource: Research for Reporting, from Harvard Shorenstein Center

Academia, meet the press We live in a world of too much information and not enough knowledge. No one feels the strain of that digital-age truism more than journalists, who are asked to ferret out and process information with ever-increasing speed — and often at the expense of providing solid context for the news of the day. Journalist’s Resource, a new online tool developed at Harvard’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, aims to put that background knowledge at the fingertips of reporters, bloggers, or even concerned citizens by making the work of academics less opaque and easier to find. But the website, which curates scholarship on government, economics, society, and the environment, is more than just a reliable shortcut for deadline-driven journalists. It’s also the ever-evolving manifestation of two Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) professors’ mission to promote what they call “knowledge-based reporting” in the mainstream media. That’s where Journalist’s Resource comes in.

NSA: Jeder ist automatisch schuldig, bis seine Unschuld bewiesen ist Thomas Andrews Drake ist ein ehemaliger Angestellter der US Air Force und später der Geheimdienste Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) und National Security Agency (NSA). Er arbeitete bei der NSA als Experte für Softwaretests und veröffentlichte als Whistleblower interne Informationen über das Projekt Trailblazer. Im Jahr 2010 wurde er als Spion angeklagt, ein Jahr später erhielt er den Ridenhour Truth-Telling Preis. In einem Interview mit RussiaToday (siehe unten) sagte Drake, Sicherheit sei gewissermaßen zu einer "Staatsreligion" geworden, die man besser nicht hinterfragen sollte. Keine Sorge wegen abgehörten Telefonleitungen? Seit Jahren wird argumentiert, derartige Missstände könnten nicht öffentlich behandelt werden, weil die lückenlose Überwachung der eigenen Bevölkerung nicht bekannt gegeben werden dürfe. Laut Drake habe das Weiße Haus mit der NSA eine Übereinkunft getroffen, wonach die NSA den Staat nach den Vorkommnissen des 11. Video: Interview von Russia Today mit Thomas A.

Animated Information Graphics: Using Data and Motion to Reveal the Story In this class you'll learn how to create information graphics that use data and reveal stories through animation. You'll learn how to go from data/reporting to an engaging and animated information graphic. What You'll Learn An overview of the approach to starting with a set of data and assetsFiguring out the story and whats important or interesting about the dataCreating hierarchy of interesting elements and an organizational schemeWriting a scriptCreating the final storyboard We'll also cover things like best practices and some tips to keep in mind as you work on your project. What You'll MakeStudents will make a storyboard for an animated information graphic. Who This Class is ForThis class is for anyone is interested in data, information graphics, animation and telling compelling stories.

Study suggests breast cancer is clutch of 10 diseases Scientists who conducted a major international study into the genetics of breast cancer say they can now classify the disease into 10 subtypes - a finding that points to more accurate, tailored treatment for individual patients in future. In research published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, a team led by scientists at the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) charity also found several completely new genes that drive breast cancer, offering potential targets for new types of drugs. Carlos Caldas, who co-led the study at CRUK's Cambridge Research Institute and the University of Cambridge said the findings mean breast cancer should now be seen as an "umbrella term" for a larger number of diseases. "Essentially we've moved from knowing what a breast tumor looks like under a microscope to pinpointing its molecular anatomy," he said. "This research won't affect women diagnosed with breast cancer today. Molecular map

Infomous Research Trends: Special Focus, The Arts & Humanities The Arts & Humanities include a diverse range of subjects, including many of the oldest intellectual pursuits such as Philosophy, Religion, Music, History, Art, Theatre and Literature. These disciplines, along with fields such as Language, Linguistics and the History of Science, share a common concern with humanity and culture. This mutual interest means that we can expect much of the research in the Arts & Humanities to bridge disparate fields, in much the same way as modern scientific research increasingly links traditionally separate disciplines. One method for investigating this multidisciplinarity of research is to look at the citation links formed between journals when a paper published in one journal makes reference to a paper published in another. The Arts & Humanities landscape The Arts & Humanities as a subject area is only rarely the focus of bibliometric analyses, due to a common emphasis within the bibliometric community on citation analysis. Mapping journal context

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