Topic “future of journalism”
Vine, a new app from Twitter, could be the next big thing in social media newsgathering, according to some media watchers. Released on Jan. 24, the so-called “Instagram for video,” allows users to capture six-second looping videos and share them on Twitter. Read more »
Motivated by shared experiences with problems like organized crime or the environmental impacts of transnational projects, journalists in Latin America are establishing multi-national teams to investigate topics that stretch across borders. Read more »
Latin American science journalists more upbeat about their profession than those in the U.S. and Europe, report says
Newsweek magazine, the second largest news weekly in the U.S., will publish its last print edition on Dec. 31 this year, announced editor-in-chief Tina Brown and Newsweek Daily Beast CEO Baba Shetty on the publication’s website on Thursday, Oct. 18. Read more »
Where is journalism heading? What is the role of entrepreneurship in today’s complicated media landscape? Journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean can learn about these and other topics during the two-hour webinar, “Journalism's Future: Conversation, Data, Entrepreneurship,” that will be offered in English on Tuesday, Oct. 16, by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »
Collaborative mapping of fires in Brazilian favelas showcases possibilities for crowdsourcing the news
Brazilian reporter Patrícia Cornils got a surprising response after sharing on Facebook a Google Docs worksheet listing fires in the favelas of São Paulo. Several people joined the collaborative reporting project that became Fogo no Barraco (Fire in the Shanty), an interactive map that cross references data on fires with real estate appreciation near the affected areas. Read more »
The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish) released the results of a study on digital journalism in the South American country on Sept. 14, reported the organization.
The survey found that 24 percent of digital media do not have a print version, 94 percent of editors believed that social networks support their work, 23 percent have an employee dedicated exclusively to answer questions on social media, and 80 percent do not have a style manual. Read more »
Journalists need to find ways to make the news engaging for millenials — the generation born in the 1980s and the 1990s — or risk "living in a world where people are not informed," Prof. Paula Poindexter told a panel on HuffPost Live on Friday, Sept. 21.
"We need to re-think journalism," said Poindexter, author of "Millenials, News and Social Media: Is News Engagement a Thing of the Past?" Read more »
The Nieman Journalism Lab has kicked off the new school year in the United States with a series of thought-provoking articles by academics and professionals on how journalism schools can improve their mission of molding future journalists, advice that included learning by doing and embracing coding. Read more »