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Summer Harlow has worked as a newspaper reporter in Kansas City, Mo., Wilmington, Del., Washington, D.C., and Guatemala, where she served as an Inter American Press Association Scholar. She has a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Spanish from the University of Missouri. Currently she is working on her Ph.D. in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Center for Investigative Reporting partners with Univision to produce videos for Spanish-speaking audiences

The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) has partnered with Univision News to create investigative video stories aimed at Spanish speakers in the United States and Latin America, according to LA Observed. 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 »

#NBCFail: In an age of social media, critics unite on Twitter to complain about delayed Olympics coverage

Twitter is taking gold at the 2012 London Olympics -- more tweets were sent Friday, July 27, the day of the opening ceremonies, than were sent during the entire 2008 Olympics in Beijing -- but television network NBC, which has exclusive broadcast rights to the games for the United States, is far from medaling, as critics are complaining that NBC's delayed television coverage just doesn't fit with "the Tweet-it-now world of social media," noted The New York Times. Read more »

Pittsburgh settles wrongful arrest lawsuit with journalist detained while covering G20 summit in 2009

The city of Pittsburgh, Penn., has agreed to pay $27,500 to a journalist who was arrested in 2009 while covering protests at the G20 economic summit, reported the Associated Press. 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 »


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