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Covering the Crisis

Covering the Crisis
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México: Medio de deportes incluye un juego para contar historia Los juegos de video son una gran forma de contar historias e involucrar a los usuarios. ¿Qué pasa si se combinan con las noticias ? Lo más probable es que el resultado sea igual de novedoso como la pieza del medio deportivo mexicano Medio Tiempo. Este medio no dudó en aprovechar la repercusión de una pelea de box entre Saúl “El Canelo” Álvarez y Floyd Mayweather Jr para crear su propio juego online. Cabe señalar que Mayweather, de 36 años, venció a “Canelo” –de 23 años–, defendiendo así su condición de campeón del mundo del peso superwelter, en Las Vegas, EE.UU. La propuesta es bastante sencilla, y funciona con dos letras en el teclado. El juego es pequeño y sirve para ilustrar la noticia referente al encuentro, así que no te sorprendas si no observas muchas características. Ingresa desde aquí. Dato: @VictorLucioh

3 leçons sur le journalisme 2.0 Le | • Mis à jour le | Par Luc Vinogradoff (Austin, envoyé spécial) Comme tous les ans, le journalisme, et son futur, a été un des thèmes récurrents lors du festival « South By Southwest » (SXSW), consacré aux nouvelles technologies, à Austin (Texas). Dans une industrie en mutation perpétuelle depuis près d'une décennie et où le statu quo ne veut plus rien dire, ces discussions servent à partager des expériences, dessiner des pistes pour s'adapter aux nouvelles contraintes et profiter des nouveaux outils disponibles. C'était précisément le but d'une table ronde, dimanche 9 mars, autour du « journalisme 2.0 », de laquelle ont émergé trois tendances. Pour couvrir un sujet à fond, faire un site dédié Aux Etats-Unis, comme en France, certains sujets d'actualité cruciaux ne semblent pas intéresser, a priori, la majorité des lecteurs. Lara Setrakian, qui était correspondante de la chaîne CBS au Proche-Orient, a décidé de lancer le site Syria Deeply, exclusivement dédié à ce pays.

Online Fundraising Website to Raise Money Online for a Cause | Fundraise online for Charity on Crowdrise Una app que convierte las noticias en videos Te presentamos Wibbitz, una herramienta para el iPhone que te permitirá convertir textos en videos cortos. El sistema funciona con canales RSS y algoritmos que desarrollan una historia dentro de una especie de infografía. La idea que tiene el equipo de desarrolladores es difundir la app entre las personas para que logren consumir un breve resumen de noticias en su teléfono. De acuerdo con el cofundador Zohar Dayan, que conversó con 10000Words, esta plataforma permitirá a los proveedores de contenidos producir sus propios clips para la audiencia. Esta propuesta busca ahorrar dinero en la producción de material audiovisual que se puede integrar en los artículos. Según la organización, ya se están produciendo más de 10 mil videos al día. Descarga la app desde aquí. Wibbitz – Your News in Motion from Wibbitz on Vimeo.

Data-driven investigations - The Migrants' Files project was launched in August 2013 by a group of European journalists who joined forces to accurately calculate and report the deaths of emigrants seeking refuge in Europe. This pan-European consortium of journalists is partially funded by the European non-profit organization Subscribe to the Migrants Files newsletter for quarterly updates. They know their lives are at risk, yet each year thousands of people from Africa, the Middle East and beyond — war refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants — leave their homes and try to reach the promised land of Europe. On the third of October 2013, more than 360 would-be emigrants drowned off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa. Well-intended though they doubtless were, these measures only address the tip of the migration iceberg. Data sources A consistent methodology is applied to all data, starting with so-called “open-source intelligence” (OSINT). Margins for error Credits:

Women Under Siege Project #OccupyGezi: The Power of Images Data journalism Data journalism is a journalism specialty reflecting the increased role that numerical data is used in the production and distribution of information in the digital era. It reflects the increased interaction between content producers (journalist) and several other fields such as design, computer science and statistics. From the point of view of journalists, it represents "an overlapping set of competencies drawn from disparate fields".[1] Data journalism has been widely used to unite several concepts and link them to journalism. Designers are not always part of the process, according to author and data journalism trainer Henk van Ess [3] "Datajournalism can be based on any data that has to be processed first with tools before a relevant story is possible. Areas covered[edit] Emergence as a concept[edit] Although the paternity of the term is disputed, it is widely used since Wikileaks' Afghan War documents leak in July, 2010.[5] Notes[edit]

N-Map | New Media Advocacy Project 5 Reasons Images are King with Social Media Marketing It’s a well-known fact that people are visual. They like things that attract their eyes. Color, images, movement, all these things bring them in and make them stay and brings them back. So why do so many business bloggers forget this little tidbit? Why are their sites filled with words and empty of color, photos or images? Here are five reasons to add images to your blog, Facebook, and other social media accounts right now: 1. The new big thing in social media, Pinterest is all about the pictures. Everyone can see everything on Pinterest, which makes it ripe for the picking. Of course, the image will need something to back it up or it is sort of pointless, but still. 2. Facebook likes and comments are great. 3. Like comments and ‘likes’, shares are great. 4. To simplify, pictures get attention and keep it. 5. Pictures stick out in your mind. You can read something and then never remember a single sentence. More Reading 592inShare

FlowingData | Visualization and Statistics Critical Mass? How the Mobile Revolution Could Help End Gender-Based Violence The past three years – and more pointedly the past 12 months – have laid witness to monumental, if not heartbreaking, incidents of gender-based violence. The gang rape of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi last December; the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl left for dead in a pit latrine in Western Kenya last June; the mass sexual assault of women in Tahrir Square during the 2011 revolution in Egypt and since; all were high profile atrocities that ignited outrage around the world. In the aftermath of each of these, mobile technology solutions and internet-based advocacy campaigns surged. It’s almost like clockwork: violence happens, a technology response follows. And 2013 has seen an explosion of new efforts. This isn’t by coincidence. Much has been written about the power mobile phones wield for interacting with people from every corner of the world, at a magnitude never before experienced and perhaps even imagined. From Mapping Attacks to Safety Circles What’s Missing?

10 Inspirational New York Times multimedia and interactive features The New York Times, often lauded as one of the greatest producers of multimedia journalism, is inspirational not just because of the dazzling technologies that it uses to bring stories to life (Flash, databases, slideshows), but because of the selected stories themselves. While it has been said before on this site that there are a great many other news services creating amazing work, the Times remains a forerunner in the marriage of technology and journalism. Here are few of the Times’ most impressive recent works: 1. How Do You Feel About the Economy? Beginning in March of this year, The New York Times asked online readers to submit their personal reactions to the failing economy in a single word. Similar projects were created to monitor the Twitter chatter during this year’s Super Bowl and to visualize Americans’ hopes for the incoming Obama administration. 2. Many movies have appeared and disappeared from box office charts over the years, some making a bigger splash than others. 3. 4.