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Nieman Watchdog > Commentary > Big Brother now has a name: Lockheed Martin COMMENTARY | January 13, 2011 The nation's largest defense contractor doesn't just make cluster bombs, overpriced fighter jets and ballistic missiles. Author William Hartung writes that it's also collecting information on you. This article originally appeared on TomDispatch.com. By William D. Have you noticed that Lockheed Martin, the giant weapons corporation, is shadowing you? True, Lockheed Martin doesn’t actually run the U.S. government, but sometimes it seems as if it might as well. Oh, and Lockheed Martin has even helped train those friendly Transportation Security Administration agents who pat you down at the airport. A For-Profit Government-in-the-Making If you want to feel a tad more intimidated, consider Lockheed Martin’s sheer size for a moment. Add to all that its 140,000 employees and its claim to have facilities in 46 states, and the scale of its clout starts to become clearer. How in the world did Lockheed Martin become more than just a military contractor? William D.

MultimediaShooter - keeping track, so you don’t have to… MediaBugs Newsonomics | On the transformation of the news business De la supériorité de l’écrit sur le web « [ Blok Not ] _.oO Kro Les chercheurs d’information, les infoboulimiques et de manière générale tous ceux qui de près ou de loin sont attirés par le savoir, la réflexion et la matière grise ont probablement été confrontés au problème de l’"absorption". Comment faire pour trouver, traiter, assimiler et classer l’information ? Idéalement, grâce à l’écrit, qui permet d’indexer, de chercher, mais aussi de s’informer et de choisir quand, comment et à quelle vitesse le faire. Quand il ne s’agit pas d’un exercice de style particulier ou d’art, l’écrit vaut mieux que la vidéo et que l’audio sur le web, voire peut-être partout. Pendant longtemps, l’avantage de l’écrit fut double : la mobilité et l’atemporalité. Le web a permis de voir la naissance du podcast. Alors en quoi l’écrit l’emporte-t-il encore ? Premier point de supériorité évident : la recherche. En effet, un texte écrit est déjà… écrit. Like this: J'aime chargement…

Reader: Alternative coverage of politics, culture, and new ideas Markham Nolan Les quotidiens US redécouvrent la photo sur le web Alors que la photographie est plutôt sous-utilisée dans les quotidiens, les voici qui redécouvrent son impact et sa richesse d’expression dans leurs sites web. De nombreux quotidiens américains viennent de passer leurs galeries photo en grand format. En tête de la tendance, le New York Times a conçu un bel écrin pour ses diaporamas — des vrais, avec bande son sur les images. Voir par exemple la natation aux JO ou la campagne d’Obama, deux diaporamas dans ce nouveau format. Tout en restant dans le format classique du blog, les photos s’élargissent aussi sur le site du Wall Street Journal, pourtant pas réputé pour son usage de la photographie. Grand format également pour le Boston Globe, qui va jusqu’à 990 pixels dans sa section bien nommée « The Big Picture« . Quand on a vu ça, les sections photos des quotidiens français paraissent bien riquiqui : voir Le Figaro ou Libé… [via Photo District News]

Boycott The New York Times - Stop the bias and journalistic abuses Reflections of a Newsosaur International Symposium on Online Journalism Below are slide presentations that were made during the symposium event. Presentations (given in PPT Format Below) are listed in order of panel session. Some presentations are not included based on panelist's request. Friday, April 23, 2010 Mobile News: How journalism is adapting to the new tablet computers, e-readers and smartphones by John-Henry Barac >> Download Keynote File by Kinsey Wilson >> Download PowerPoint File Strategies to survive the digital era: Where do newspaper companies go from here? by Early Wilkinson >> Download PowerPoint File by James Moroney III >> Download PowerPoint File by John Paton >> Download PowerPoint File Research Panel: Thinking Differently - What are the innovations in the journalism scholarship/profession today? by Alfred Hermida and Amanda Ash >> Download PowerPoint File by Maria Laura Martinez and Sueli Mara Ferreira >> Download PowerPoint File by Cindy Royal >> Download PowerPoint File by Perrin Ogun Emre and Pinar Gurleyen, >> Download PowerPoint File

Accuracy In Media getting the news (This post is part of News.me’s ongoing series, “Getting the News.” In our efforts to understand everything about social news, we’re reaching out to writers and thinkers we like to ask them how they get their daily news. Read the first post here. See all of the posts, from writers and thinkers like Zach Seward, Anil Dash, and Megan Garber, here.) This week we spoke to Chris Dixon, co-founder of Hunch. How do you get your news throughout the day? It used to be the paper — going back to when I’d read the New York Times and Wall Street Journal every day for ten years. It’s all Twitter — with the exception of maybe checking the New York Times homepage once a day, to see if some major international thing happened that I somehow missed on Twitter. I read the news as a citizen, but in the tech world, I also read it professionally. Does that happen? No. … rarely. Who do you follow that you particularly rely on? I follow all the standard tech blogs. Yeah. What else are you reading on? Yeah. Never.

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