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29 June 2012 | The Next Web
29 June 2012 | Knight Centerstudy from Oriella PR Network. The study, which aimed at understanding how the press worldwide is using digital technologies, interviewed about 500 journalists from 15 countries - 84 of those interviewed were Brazilian. Blogs were listed as the second-most used tool among Brazilian journalists, 59 percent of whom used blogs for disseminating news, the study showed. However, the main source for journalists in search of news continues to be press releases, mentioned 32 percent of the time. Among social media, which are a challenge for journalists, Twitter was most used by the press (67 percent), followed by Facebook and blogs, which were tied at 57 percent. About 24 percent of Brazilian journalists said they only publish content online.
29 June 2012 | Wall Street Journal
28 June 2012 | Knight Centerreported. The new rules, announced Monday, June 25, call for lie detector tests to question officials about whether they revealed secret information to journalists, and allow the newly established inspector general for the intelligence community to investigate leaks, even if the Justice Department, which normally conducts such investigations, decides not to bring criminal charges, explained the Los Angeles Times and the WallStreet Journal. "The leaking of classified national security information is intolerable at any level, but the parade of recent leaks requires action. We must break this culture of unauthorized disclosures," said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a Republican, as quoted by Yahoo News. The Obama administration has a track record of aggressively going after anyone who leaks information to the press. During Obama's three-and-a-half years as president, six whistleblowers have been charged under the Espionage Act for leaking classified information -- that's more people prosecuted than under all previous administrations combined.
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26 June 2012 | Wall Street Journal/New York Times via The Guardianreport in the News Corp-owned Wall Street Journal (WSJ). If Rupert Murdoch brings off the move, it would mean the creation of a publishing business that would comprise News International's papers - The Times, Sunday Times and The Sun - with the WSJ, the New York Post and the book publisher, HarperCollins. The entertainment entity would include the Fox movie studio and television networks that now represent News Corp's strongest and most profitable parts. According to a source cited by the New York Times, the Murdoch family would be likely to retain control of the newly split companies. Such a proposal has been aired in the past, and Murdoch has always rejected it. But the negative effects of the phone-hacking scandal have reopened the door to the notion. And this time it might just happen. The WSJ, quoting "a person familiar with the situation," states that Murdoch "has recently warmed to the idea." The main reason for the division, even if prompted by the hacking scandal, centres on attempts to improve shareholder value at a time when shareholders have been increasingly critical of the News Corp board.
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26 June 2012 | Nashua TelegraphNashuaTelegraph.com, while Gershon is also seeking to collect another USD 1,000 via a website called Spot.us to expand the time and effort she can put in. The arrangement taps into the still growing field of crowd-funding, which finances projects through lots of small contributions rather than a few large loans or donations. But it also reflects the evolution of journalism as the traditional model of advertising-supported news gathering fades. “The question is how do you fund new journalism,” said Phil Kincade, executive managing editor for The Telegraph, acknowledging that the paper can’t pay enough for an experienced free-lancer to spend the time needed for a long, complicated project like this. “She will provide material beyond a freelance story, so who who’s going to pay for the additional costs?” Kincade said Gershon’s approach also shows a possible way to pay for getting new types of journalism into the newspaper and on its website, complementing the traditional news reporting that remains the mainstay of The Telegraph’s purpose.
26 June 2012 | Market Watchannounced a crackdown on non-transparent media practices. On June 13, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) issued a notice on a campaign against unethical practices in the media which will focus on three areas: individuals that falsely pose as investigative journalists, individuals that receive cash envelopes for interviews and media organizations that engage in corrupt practices. SARFT said the campaign would be carried out on all levels of media organizations, including central and provincial broadcast stations. The agency said as part of reinforcing previous bans on bribery and extortion, media professionals will be required to produce press credentials during every interview. Media organizations will also be asked to conduct internal compliance reviews.
25 June 2012 | Journalism.co.ukpublicly available video conversations to share the topics of the stories they are working on and gather ideas. The Stream, which runs on Al Jazeera English four days a week, has used its strong social media community to shape and set the news agenda since the show's launch last year. Indeed the Webby Award-winning programme describes itself as "a social media community with a daily TV show". Last Thursday, in its first open news meeting via Google+ Hangout Malika Bilal, a co-host of the programme, invited those taking part in the video conversation to pitch their ideas of what should be included by The Stream in its web coverage. The show is currently off-air as it is working on a re-launch but continues to cover stories which have "a unique social media angle" on its website. It does this by using Storify to curate tweets, Facebook posts, videos and more. In addition to show producers, other contributors taking part in the Google+ video hangout yesterday included journalists, bloggers and key members of its social media community from across the world, including from Malaysia, Uganda and Brazil.
25 June 2012 | CNET NewsNew York Times announced late Sunday it would collaborate with Flipboard to make the entire newspaper available on the popular social news-reader app. Beginning Thursday, Times subscribers will have access to articles, videos, photo slideshows, and blogs produced by the newspaper from within Flipboard. Nonsubscribers will be able to read a limited sampling of the newspaper's content. The partnership is being touted as a first for both companies. It marks the first time the startup has persuaded a large publisher to make its content available on its platform. Indeed, Flipboard says the authentication process and navigation experience was designed specifically for Times' readers. For the newspaper, the partnership marks the first time its subscribers have been allowed to get full access to its content through a third-party platform. Flipboard characterized the partnership as a natural marriage of print media and mobile devices. Along with news, the app pulls information from Facebook and Twitter accounts, turning friends' updates into an attractive magazine-style presentation of headlines, story blurbs, and photos. Flipboard, which has hitherto been an iOS-only app, released versions last week for Android phones, as well as Kindle Fire and Nook tablets.
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