Dataharvest+, the European Investigative and Data Journalism Conference (Brussels) Get up-to-speed on the newest research methods, bounce story ideas off experienced colleagues, get help from expert data analysts for your investigation and find out about cutting-edge ways to present your story. All of that, and more, at Journalismfund.eu’s Dataharvest Conference, the number one event for investigative and data journalists in Europe. Some big investigative journalism names have already confirmed as speakers for this year’s edition. Journalist-anthropologist-author Joris Luyendijk, who runs The Guardian’s banking blog, will be one of the keynotes in an entirely new conference track that will focus on journalists using academic methods for their stories. Reuters’ award-winning Stephen Grey, and EUobserver founder and editor-in-chief Lisbeth Kirk will share their skills and experience in the cross-border track.
Misinformation: Why it sticks and how to fix it Childhood vaccines do not cause autism. Barack Obama was born in the United States. Global warming is confirmed by science. And yet, many people believe claims to the contrary. Why does that kind of misinformation stick?
A Fossil Fuel-Free World is Possible: How to Power a Warming Earth Without Oil, Coal and Nuclear This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Neil Young singing, ["Who’s Gonna Stand Up? (And Save the Earth)] This is Democracy Now!
Scraping for… by Paul Bradshaw Scraping - getting a computer to capture information from online sources - is one of the most powerful techniques for data-savvy journalists who want to get to the story first, or find exclusives that no one else has spotted. Faster than FOI and more detailed than advanced search techniques, scraping also allows you to grab data that organisations would rather you didn’t have - and put it into a form that allows you to get answers. Scraping for Journalists introduces you to a range of scraping techniques - from very simple scraping techniques which are no more complicated than a spreadsheet formula, to more complex challenges such as scraping databases or hundreds of documents.
Programme International Journalism Festival #ijf15 wednesday 15 Lateral - Radio Capital Broadcast live from the Hotel Brufani in Perugia, the Radio Capital satirical newspaper review show Lateral presented by Luca Bottura. 08:15 - 09:00 Hotel Brufani - Bar Bellavista A Changing Climate Movement — Natural Resources Defense Council I had the honor of giving the keynote speech at The New School’s TEDC Earth Day 2015 celebration, “Earth Matters: Designing our Future.” The following is an adapted excerpt from my remarks on the importance of growing the climate movement and involving the next generation. At the turn of the 20th century, President Teddy Roosevelt established the most audacious land and wildlife protections the world has ever known, creating national parks, game preserves, 150 national forests, and new federal agencies to oversee them all. And when Congress threatened to reverse those efforts, President Roosevelt was supported by a growing movement of people — rich and poor, soldiers and scientists — who shared a love of this land and believed that government had a responsibility to protect it. Every time our country has faced ecological catastrophe, previous generations of Americans have risen to the occasion.
The Participatory Panopticon vs. The Pentagon The Participatory Panopticon vs. The Pentagon Digital cameras may have had their Rodney King moment this last week, with the pictures taken of prisoner abuses by American troops in Iraq, sent via email around the world.
The Rise of the Participatory Panopticon This week, I spoke at the first MeshForum conference, held in Chicago. The following is an adaptation of my talk, which adapts some earlier material with some new observations. Fair warning: it's a long piece. I look forward to your comments. The photo at right is by Howard Greenstein, taken during my presentation. Soon -- probably within the next decade, certainly within the next two -- we'll be living in a world where what we see, what we hear, what we experience will be recorded wherever we go. Participatory Media Literacy / Participatory Media Literacy Guide To This Site's Contents Welcome to Participatory Media Literacy (Home)BloggingWikiRSSSocial Bookmarking, Tagging, Music/Photo/Video SharingPodcastingVideo BloggingDigital Video ResourcesDigital StorytellingMashupsChat: Channeling the BackchannelTransliteracyForecasting: Thinking long term, developing foresight Participatory Media Education Resources Recent technological changes have made much wider social changes possible: Until the end of the twentieth century, only a relatively small and wealthy fraction of the human race could broadcast television programs, publish newspapers, create encyclopedias; by the twenty first century, however, inexpensive digital computers and ubiquitous Internet access made the means of high quality media production and distribution accessible to a substantial portion of the world's population. In 20068, more than one billion people are connected to the Internet and more than three billion people carry mobile telephones.
Gartner 2015 Hype Cycle: Big Data is Out, Machine Learning is in Which are the most hyped technologies today? Check out Gartner's latest 2015 Hype Cycle Report. Autonomous cars & IoT stay at the peak while big data is losing its prominence. Smart Dust is a new cool technology for the next decade! By Bhavya Geethika. Vortex Bladeless: a wind generator without blades What is your swept area? Our working area is a circular area around the tipping point of the equipment. People often confuse the swept areas of Vortex and that of a HAWT, but keep in mind that our equipment relies on oscillation, not on the rotation of the blades, so our swept area has a different shape – it’s a triangle rather than a circle. We need to be much higher to have the same swept area, in fact, it is almost twice as high.
Five frameworks to build strategies for the future of media We are big believers in the power of visual frameworks to help people understand complex landscapes and build effective strategies. One of the domains we have been applying these frameworks to is the future of media. For those who haven’t been following our work through the years, here is a collection of five frameworks we’ve created to help companies understand and act on the future of media. These are frequently used in strategy workshops, and also in more structured strategy development processes. We have also created a number of custom future of media frameworks in the course of strategy consulting projects for clients, to address the particular issues they are facing, however unfortunately we cannot share these publicly. Click on the title or images for links to the original posts, which contain full explanations as well as large versions of the frameworks.
A 9 Month Investigation into European Structural Funds A 9 Month Investigation into European Structural Funds Figure 28. EU Structural Funds Investigation (Bureau of Investigative Journalism) In 2010, the Financial Times and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) joined forces to investigate European Structural Funds. The intention was to review who the beneficiaries of European Structural Funds are and check whether the money was put to good use. At €347bn over seven years Structural Funds is the second largest subsidy programme in the EU.