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Topic “online and digital journalism”

Are e-readers, not tablets, the future of news?

Tablet devices like the iPad have dominated discussions about the future of journalism, with media outlets honing in on them as the up-and-coming digital platform for news consumption. However, a recent Pew Internet and American Life Project study of U.S. users shows that growth in e-book readers, like the Kindle and the Nook, is quickly outpacing tablet computers. Read more »


New Journalist's Resource website encourages reporters to use scholarly research in their work

The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy has unveiled an online tool, called Journalist's Resource, that makes it easier for journalists, students and journalism educators to search for scholarly material relevant to their work. Read more »


Censored blog back online but barred from discussing Brazilian governor

Journalist Esmael Morais’ blog is back online after being shut down more than two months ago at the request of Beto Richa, the governor of Paraná state. However, the journalist is still barred from discussing the politician or his family, Folha de S. Paulo reports. Read more »


Knight News Challenge awards $4.7 million for innovative media projects

Tools for managing, visualizing, and distributing data was a recurring theme in the 16 vanguard media projects that will share $4.7 million in funding from the 2011 Knight News Challenge. Since it began in 2006, the initiative, primarily funded by the John S. and James L Knight Foundation, has given out $27 million to 76 projects to promote journalistic innovation. Read more »


Journalists learn digital media project development in 4th edition of Knight Center course

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas concluded the fourth edition of its online course, “Digital Media Project Development” which was taught in Spanish by veteran journalist Hiram Enriquez, director for Digital Media, Tr3s at MTV Networks. The course ran from May 9-June 12, with an extra week added to wrap up grades and coursework. Read more »


"Editors in Times of the Internet" course returns to Knight Center's distance learning roster

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is once again offering the Spanish version of the course “Editors in Time of the Internet,” from July 11–Aug. 21, 2011, for editors in Latin America and the Caribbean. The instructor is veteran Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos. Read more »


New online collaborative map records corruption in Brazil

Inspired by the recent protests in Spain that, since March, have demanded economic and electoral system changes, filmmaker Raquel Diniz, 31, created a collaborative map to pinpoint cases of corruption in Brazil, according to Folha de S. Paulo. Read more »


Brazilian legislators preliminarily reject use of Internet for official communication

The Science and Technology, Communication and Information Commission of the lower chamber of Congress in Brazil rejected a bill that would have specifically allowed the use of the Internet as an official outlet for publication of federal, state and local information, according to IDGNow. Read more »



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