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Amy Webb on the top technology trends for academics

Amy Webb of @webbmedia took the Journalism Interactive conference on a tour of emerging tech trends for academia. She started off by talking about gestural technology, showing as an example a Wacom product that allows you to draw on paper and upload the image digitally. Show More Summary

#Jiconf explores best journalistic practices in social media

The Journalism Interactive conference at the University of Maryland kicks off with a panel on social media, with an introduction by Mashable editor-in-chief Adam Ostrow, @adamostrow. Jim Long, @newmediajiim, from NBC News, starts by pointing out how social media has shifted power from a few people at the top to everybody. Show More Summary

How to choose the best social media tools for journalism

The wealth of multimedia or social media storytelling tools available can be bewildering for journalists. Often seasoned pros asked me, what is the one thing I should learn and add to my reporting toolkit? To my mind, that’s the right attitude but the wrong question. Show More Summary

Live blog: CBC CEO Hubert Lacroix of the future of public broadcasting

Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, addresses UBC students on the future of Canadian public broadcasting

News is a top online activity for Canadians

The latest survey of Canadian online habits offers some interesting reading for the news industry. The Stats Canada survey found that more than two-thirds of Internet users (68%), read or watch the news online. Keeping up with events...Show More Summary

How online video is different from television

For this month’s Carnival of Journalism, host Andrew Pergam asked “What is the role of online video in the newsroom of the future?” Online video has been around for more than a decade but it has taken some time for journalists that video on the web is not the same as video on television. Show More Summary is a finalist in Canadian Online Publishing Awards

For a second year running,, is one of the finalists for best blog in the Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The blog is nominated (PDF) in the business-to-business, professional, scholarly category. I am honoured that the judges selected my blog as one of the finalists. Show More Summary

Mexico social media slayings blur the killing space

The brutal killing of Macias Castaneda in Mexico reportedly in retribution for her social media posts about drug cartels is shocking. Castaneda was a newsroom manager for the Nuevo Laredo daily newspaper, Primera Hora, rather than a journalist. Show More Summary

Online Journalism Award winners for 2011

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists in the Online Journalism Awards. The General Excellence Awards went to BBC News, The Globe and Mail, Voice of San Diego, NJ Spotlight, OWNI and La Nacion in their  respective categories. The UBC Graduate School of Journalism was a runner-up in the Online Video Journalism (small site category). Here is [...]

Pew Research highlights use of social media for news

A Pew Research into trust in the US media offers some insights into the impact of social media in the news diet of Americans. Pew found that just over a quarter (27%) of adults say they regularly or sometimes get news or news headlines through Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites. This rises to 38% [...]

Robert McChesney on money, politics and the press in the US

The second day of the Future of Journalism conference was opened with a keynote by Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Picking up from Emily Bell’s Thursday keynote, McChesney agreed there were some great experiments being done in the US, but he said [...]

Study shows patterns of updates on news stories

One of studies presented at the Future of Journalism conference looked at the practice of updating stories on news websites. Kostas Saltzis from the University of Leicester looked at how the news story was changing, given a 24/7 news cycle in an online environment when a story can be constantly updated. He studied the news [...]

Emily Bell upbeat on the many futures of journalism

Emily Bell, professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism at the Columbia School of Journalism, kicked off the Future of Journalism conference discussing the many futures of journalism. Talking about how we have viewed the profession, Bell argued that journalism is becoming less defined by the businesses that support it than [...]

Social media paper at Future of Journalism conference

On Friday 9 September, I am presenting a second paper at the Future of Journalism conference at Cardiff on how social media is changing the way we get our news and information. Here is the abstract and slides from the paper, Your friend as editor: The shift to a personalized social news stream This study [...]

Tweets and truth paper at Future of Journalism conference

On Thursday 8 September, I’ll be presenting my paper, Tweets and truth: Journalism as a discipline of collaborative verification, at the Future of Journalism conference in Cardiff. For those who can’t make it, here is the abstract from the paper and the slides from my presentation. This paper examines how social media is influencing the [...]

Get set for the Future of Journalism conference 2011

This week I’m off to the Future of Journalism conference at Cardiff University, September 8-9. The conference brings together the latest research into what is happening in journalism. The keynote speakers this year are Robert W. McChesney and Emily...Show More Summary

Online Journalism Awards 2011 finalists showcase digital excellence

The finalists in the 2011 Online Journalism Awards bring together an impressive range of digital media from around the world. In a year marked by momentous events such as the Arab Spring and distressing disasters like the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the list includes heavyweights such as the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN [...]

Social media prompts election law rethink in Canada

The runaway popularity of social media is prompting a rethink of rules on election reporting in Canada. During the last federal vote in May, Elections Canada warned people against tweeting or sharing on Facebook the results from polls in the east of the country, before voting had ended in the west. A 70-year-old law prohibits [...]

Moral panic, social media and the riots in England

David Cameron’s statement on social media and the riots in England risks stirring a moral panic about social networking. Speaking in parliament, Cameron said: Everyone watching these horrific actions will be stuck by how they were organised via social media. Free flow of information can be used for good. But it can also be used [...]

US journalism grads face challenging job prospects

There is a glimmer of hope in the latest report on the job market for journalism and communication grads in the US. Students graduating in 2010 faced better prospects than those looking for jobs in 2009, according to the University of Georgia’s new Annual Survey of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates. The survey found that 2010 students [...]

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