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Topic “online and digital journalism”

Digital Journalism Training Center in Mexico gets new leadership and courses

With Rosalía Orozco, former director of the journalism program at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, taking over as the new director of the university’s Digital Journalism Training Center, the center is planning ne Read more »

International Symposium on Online Journalism set for April 1-2 in Austin, TX

Journalists, media executives and academics from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe will take part in the 12th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), April 1–2, 2011, at the University of Texas at Austin. Read more »

Demise of lauded hyperlocal news site highlights U.S. journalism's troubled future

Just six months after launching as an online, hyperlocal news site with a network of more than 100 bloggers and a focus on social media news gathering, website is reorganizing, slashing staff, and shifting coverage focus from politics and news to local entertainment and lifestyle features, according to the Washington Post. WJLA TV is taking over the site. Read more »

Maryland news site set to become a Facebook-only outlet

It finally happened -- the start up of a Facebook-only news organization, further demonstrating the merging of social media and journalism.

Washington, D.C. area-based community news site The Rockville Central announced that as of March 1, all of its news coverage and operations will be through its Facebook page. Read more »

Registration underway for 12th International Symposium on Online Journalism

Registration has opened for the 12th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), April 1–2, 2011, at the University of Texas at Austin. Journalists, media executives, and academics from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe, will participate in two days of panel discussions, which feature keynote addresses from executives of NPR,, and Read more »

Public pressure leads Brazilian state to unblock digital newspaper

Responding to public outcry, the government of Mato Grosso do Sul state in Brazil plans to remove access restrictions to the site of the online newspaper Midiamax, which was blocked on public computers connected to the system of the Superintendency of Information Management, Midiamax reports. Read more »

BBC website offers video, audio, and online production training for journalists

The BBC has launched a website aimed at training journalists in television, radio and online production, according to the Guardian. Surprisingly, however, the training videos on the website apparently are blocked for users outside the U.K. Read more »

Google gives $2.7 million to International Press Institute for journalism innovation contest

After announcing in October that it would give $5 million in grants to non-profit organizations for journalism ventures, Google is awarding $2.7 of that to the International Press Institute (IPI) for the IPI News Innovation Contest. Read more »

Brazilian digital newspaper accuses state government of censorship

The site Midiamax, a digital newspaper in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, said in a message sent to the Brazilian Press Association (ABI in Portuguese) that it is being censored by the state government. Read more »

New digital newspaper launches in the Dominican Republic

Six months after the online daily newspaper Clave Digital closed, the Dominican Republic has a new digital newspaper: Acento.

Acento launched Wednesday, Feb. 16, according to the news agency EFE. Read more »


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