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Media links of the day

Media links of the day

The Big Issue, a magazine founded to help the homeless, publishes its 1,000th issue today, reports Journalism.co.uk. The article quotes John Bird, one of the publication’s founders, who says that this milestone makes him feel “ a mix of joy and discomfort, largely because we've achieved a lot, but we've still got more work to do."

Poynter provides some handy tips about using audio more effectively in multimedia stories. Among other things, the article advises journalists to use sound to provide extra detail for stories, and suggests that they use layers of audio to create a richer listening experience.

Nieman Lab’s Adrienne LaFrance compares the video games industry and the journalism industry – and looks at how the growth of the internet has disrupted both. LaFrance argues that he way that the games industry has adapted to the change has a lot to teach publishers.

Enrique Peña Nieto, one of Mexico’s presidential candidates is said to have paid journalists for coverage, writes Roy Greenslade for The Guardian. Greenslade states that, according to two recent articles in the Mexican press, Peña Nieto is said to have paid journalists around £1.5m for “mentions”.  

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Hannah Vinter


2012-05-14 18:27

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