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Topic “online and digital journalism”

Knight Foundation funds five new media innovation projects

On Monday, July 23, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced funding for five new media innovation projects, according to the Knight Blog. Three of the projects will be funded through the foundation's new prototype fund, announced in June, which offers up to $50,000 to test out new media initiatives. Read more »


Online independent journalism dependent on collaborative investigation

“Newspapers die or are under military heels or commit suicide because they do not face their real problems." These were the words of Brazilian journalist Jânio de Freitas, one of the journalists honored by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism during the 7th International Congress on Read more »


VIDEO: Guatemala's Plaza Pública news site part of international trend of in-depth, independent online journalism

The online news site Plaza Pública (Public Square), created in early 2011 to bring a "more independent, less superficial" journalism to Guatemala, is aimed at exploring the relations between power and economy, and power and organized crime -- uncomfortable themes for the powers that be, said Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, the site's founder director, during an interview with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


Another U.S. newspaper to drop Monday print edition

The Anniston Star in Alabama has become the latest U.S. newspaper to announce that it is cutting back its daily print editions, according to Poynter. Come October, the newspaper will eliminate its Monday print edition, which is its lowest-circulation newspaper. A Friday insert, called Escapes, also will be eliminated. Read more »


Most Brazilian journalists use Twitter to spread news, new study shows

In 2011, 68 percent of Brazilian journalists used Twitter as their main tool for spreading news, according to a new digital journalism study from Oriella PR Network. The study, which aimed at understanding how the press worldwide is using digital technologies, interviewed about 500 journalists from 15 countries - 84 of those interviewed were Brazilian. Read more »


Journalists can apply now for online Spanish course: "The New Journalistic Narrative in Times of the Internet"

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering its new online course “The New Journalistic Narrative in Times of the Internet,” from July 16 to Aug. 26, 2012. This six-week, Spanish-language course will have renowned specialized journalists as weekly instructors: María Teresa Ronderos, Daniel Santoro, Esther Vargas Emilio Fernández-Cicco, Paul Alonso, and Verónica Klingenberger. Read more »


First Brazilian newspaper implements paywall to charge for access to digital content

The trend of newspapers implementing paywalls is emerging in Brazil. Starting on Thursday, June 21, the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo will start charging a fee to access the content on its website, which will have the entire printed edition available, reported the same newspaper. Read more »


Brazilian journalists, programmers come together in country's first hacker marathon sponsored by newspaper (Interview)

On the one hand, there are reporters that are eager to tease out available data and extract valuable information about public administration. On the other hand, there are technology enthusiasts that are trying to find ways to build mapping and information visualization tools that can circulate on the world web. What happens when you put these two groups together? Read more »


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