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Drone coverage of tornado prompts U.S. government investigation

Not long after a massive tornado ravaged Arkansas on Sunday, April 27, Little Rock-based photojournalist Brian Emfinger used a flying drone to record a bird’s-eye view of the damage dealt by the cyclone. A day later, the United States Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) confirmed they were investigating the use of drones by journalists during the disaster, which the website Mashable described as an attempt to regulate the new technology. Read more »

Journalists’ beginner guide to coding

As the news industry continues to adapt, journalists are asked to expand their skills beyond sleuthing and writing and into programming. The romantic ideal of the hacker journalist finding the signal in the noise of the incredible amounts of data generated everyday has become one of the most intriguing developments in journalism in recent years. Read more »

New Knight Center MOOC "Introduction to Data Journalism" nears 3,000 participants

Over 2,700 participants from 47 countries have registered for the next Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, "Introduction to Data Journalism," taught in Spanish by journalist and expert on the subject Sandra Crucianelli. Click here to registerRead more »

New UN website in Brazil seeks to broaden the debate on journalists' security

With the aim to broaden the debate on journalists' security, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, and the United Nations Information Center in Rio de Janeiro launched the website Segurança de Jornalistas (Journalists' Security in English) on May 3, World Press Freedom Day.  Read more »

Five tools to extract "locked" data in PDFs

Journalists and researchers are used to encountering--more often than they would like--"locked" data in Adobe Acrobat PDF files. The format is a nightmare for someone who wants to manipulate or reference large quantities of information because it functions like an image file and is not readable by many computer programs.  Read more »

Data Journalism Handbook is translated into Spanish

After a five-month wait, Nación Data has launched the Spanish version of the Data Journalism Handbook.  The book is free, open-source, and is designed to help journalists use data to improve their stories. Read more »

Maps, timelines and infographics: 5 tools to build your own interactive visualizations

Infographics and data visualizations have become essential tools for journalism with the emergence of digital media, where huge volumes of data need to be interpreted and communicated in easy to understand language for the audience. As technology advances, journalists are able to create their own interactive graphics and add visual components to their reports, an area once reserved for graphic designers.  Read more »

10 digital tools journalists should learn

By Eric Newton*

The following is a summarized version of an article that appeared in the Knight Foundation’s Knight Blog on Feb. 4, 2013. Click here to read the full version of the text. Read more »

Press freedom group in Colombia releases guide for reporters facing libel, slander charges

Concerned about the growing threat of slander and libel lawsuits as tool to censor the press, the Free Press Foundation (FLIP in Spanish) released "Outside Justice: a manual for journalists facing slander and libel charges," the group published on its website.  Read more »


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