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  • 8 February 2013 | {CATEGORY}

    Don’t Be Fooled: Use the SMELL Test To Separate Fact from Fiction Online

    With professional journalism imploding and an exploding infosphere online, on cable, and on air that's bursting with questionable news and information, how can a consumer or citizen become informed without being misled? This new information landscape is as vast as the Sahara, but full of mirages. You can look up almost anything on the Internet. But most of what's offered is really trying to sell a
  • 6 January 2013 | {CATEGORY}

    The 10 Disruptive News Apps Every Editor Should Know

    A look at of some of the most innovative and refined mobile apps to come along within the past year, along with a couple of existing apps that went through a "rebirth" with a comprehensive redesign. These 10 apps represent improvements in bulk aggregation, the evolution of the app ecosystem that has produced "companion" apps and some potentially disruptive concepts.
  • 16 July 2012 | {CATEGORY}

    Life After .我爱你

    Initial coverage of the 1,930 applications to ICANN for new domain names ICANN focused on commercial implications. But if many of these applications are approved, the greater question is: What kind of impact will trickle down to average web users around the world?
  • 1 February 2012 | {CATEGORY}

    Media and developers team up for Somalia Speaks SMS project

    Somalia Speaks, a collaboration between Souktel, Ushahidi, Al Jazeera, Crowdflower and the African Diaspora Institute, provides a platform for Somali citizens to have their say via SMS text messaging.
  • 18 August 2011 | {CATEGORY}

    Twitter interview requests: #innovative or #epicfail?

    An increasing number of student journalists appear to be using Twitter as the prime spot to seek sources for their story or class assignments and to make first contact with these sources. The result: a dramatic rise in brief, public, and sometimes grammatically challenged tweeted interview requests that resemble public cattle calls more than courteous private introductions.
  • 28 July 2011 | {CATEGORY}

    How to correct social media errors

    On a platform you control, such as your own website, you can correct a story and acknowledge the error. But on platforms you can't control, what's the best way to proceed?
  • 16 March 2011 | {CATEGORY}

    How social media, internet changed experience of Japan disaster

    With the mass amount of media tools out there, reporters were able to cover the earthquake in Japan like never before. Loved ones were also able to get in contact with their families much quicker than in the past. Read on to find out more.
  • 10 March 2011 | {CATEGORY}

    Will Righthaven copyright lawsuits change excerpting online?

    Is it an infringement of copyright to post an excerpt from an online news article -- including a link to its source -- on a website, a blog, or an online forum? This practice is ubiquitous in online journalism, but its legal status has been in question since the hyperlink was invented.
  • 14 January 2011 | {CATEGORY}

    How new media saved lives in Haiti earthquake

    January 12 marks the anniversary of the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti last year, killing more than 230,000 people and leaving several million inhabitants of the small island nation homeless. Though natural disasters are common, the humanitarian response this time was different: new media and communications technologies were used in unprecedented ways to aid the recovery effort.
  • 20 December 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    Books in browsers? Google, Amazon bring e-books to the masses

    In the frenzy of formats, platforms and devices, awareness of the web's importance as a e-publishing platform simply faded into the background. But getting into browser-based e-book options is essential knowledge for self-publishing authors.