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Topic “future of journalism”

YouTube's online coverage of Olympics portends new style of live news coverage

YouTube’s partnership with NBC to provide live-streaming video from the 2012 Olympics marks the latest phase in the video-sharing company’s development as a platform for visual journalism, according to Mashable. YouTube streamed the games online on behalf of the International Olympic Committee to 64 countries across Africa and Asia, reported GigaOM. Read more »


U.S., international journalists demand more digital training, says new report from Knight Foundation

In a new report from the Knight Foundation examining digital training and continuing education in newsrooms, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas was noted for its especially highly rated online distance learning program that in 2010 and 2011 trained more than 2,500 Latin American and Caribbean journalists, most of whom said they used their training and were likely to recommend it, and that the online training was as good as or better than tr Read more »


Amid debate over relevance of journalism schools, foundations call for "teaching hospital" model of education in U.S.

An open letter to U.S. university presidents from a group of foundations that fund journalism initiatives called on journalism and communications schools to adopt a "teaching hospital" model of education, according to the Knight Blog. Read more »


New AP social media guidelines provide direction on live-tweeting, "friending" politicians

Illustrating the difficulty of keeping up with the ever-evolving relationship between journalism and social media, the Associated Press (AP) again has updated its social media guidelines for reporters, said the AP wire service. The updates include new directions on how to live-tweet events, and how to "follow" or "like" politicians via their social media accounts. Read more »


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 »


NYT columnist, Knight Center director debate future of newspapers during investigative journalism conference in Brazil

If there is one message that can summarize the conversation between New York Times columnist David Carr and Professor Rosental Calmon Alves, director and founder of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, it is that, in today's journalism, if you want to do something, don't just think about it -- do it. Read more »


YouTube emerges as major news source, Pew study shows

YouTube has turned into an important source for viewing news, creating a "new kind of visual journalism," according to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, released Monday, July 16. Read more »


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