Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president at Knight Foundation, has criticised the state of journalism education in the US, reports Steve Myers at Poynter. Newton argues that most journalism teaching centers had been slow to adapt to changes in the news industry and he suggests that, it should be reformed to allow more input from journalism professionals as well as academics.
The New York Times reports that Pakistani authorities blocked access to Twitter on Sunday, after accusing the social network of promoting a cartoon contest on Facebook to post images of the prophet Mohammed. Twitter access was restored around 10pm Sunday evening, notes the article, at which time “It remained unclear — and unlikely — that Twitter had agreed to the demands of the Pakistani government”.
WikiLeaks Tweeted today that the organisation is preparing to file suit against the US military over the case of Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of having leaked a massive number of classified documents to the whistleblowing organisation.
David Carr reports for The New York Times on The Atavist, "a storytelling platform for the digital age." A year after its launch the tiny, Brooklyn-based firm, backed by Eric E. Schmidt of Google and other web giants, has made a name for itself in both long-form journalism and software development.
Roberto Baldwin of Wired Magazine has written that Amazon is considering selling advertising space on the welcome screen of its Kindle Fire tablet device for $600,000, which could potentially knock 25-30% off the price of the tablet.
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