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The media landscape is in constant flux and, as the news industry is acutely aware, it can be difficult to imagine how that landscape will look ten years - or even a month - from now. So where do journalists fit in the grand scheme of things? What is their role as new media emerge and begin to dominate the world of news?

The Nouvelles Pratiques du Journalisme conference panel, moderated by Frederic FiIloux, editor of Monday Note, and featuring Jean-Marie Columbani, founder of Slate; Alice Antheaume of Sciences Politiques Journalism School; Jean-Marc Manach of OWNI; Pascale Robert -Diard of Le Monde; Thibaud Vuitton of France Television and Madhav Chinnappa from Google discussed the challenges facing news media and journalists in this period of disruption.

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Katherine Travers

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2011-12-02 15:58

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David Klatell, Vice Dean responsible for international development at Columbia Journalism School, addressed the audience at "Les Nouvelles Pratiques du Journalisme" conference, hosted by the Ecole de journalisme de Sciences Po, Paris about how Columbia is adapting to new practices in journalism.

Currently, Columbia students and faculty are "incredibly active online" to engage with audiences on digital platforms, but the digtal world is in constant motion and so is the landscape of journalism, hence Klatell states "every two or three years we will change everything" to keep abreast of the changes in the industry.

One example of the school's ability to react to change is their new degree programme in journalism and computer science. In the programme they learn "detailed coding" and other aspects of computer science to allow them to enter data journalism and to create software to aid journalistic projects.

Klatell believes that graduates with that combined degree, journalism and computer science, will be "amongst the top executives" in the news industry in the near future.

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Katherine Travers

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2011-12-02 12:17

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Tabloids - are they really so bad? Can it be argued that circulation is the only judge of what is in the 'public interest'?

The Guardian launches a new interactive feature to keep you up to speed on the Leveson Inquiry.

Is the new Reynolds Institute and Naional Newspaper Association study too optimistic, Maybe life is not so sweet for the community newspaper right now?

The BBC launches a new online homepage, altering its award winning website.

CRAPP awards: an interactive voting system for the Communcative Relations Award from PR Professionals is online now. A novel way to encourage good journalism.

For more industry news please see WAN-IFRA's Executive News Service

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Katherine Travers

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2011-12-01 19:09

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Although WikiLeaks recently appeared to have insufficient resources to release more data, the organisation has managed to publish a cache of documents, known as the 'spy files', detailing the interception of civilian communications by governments and other organisations.

The announcement on the WikiLeaks website reads "It sounds like something out of Hollywood, but as of today, mass interception systems, built by Western intelligence contractors, including for 'political opponents' are a reality."

The cache of 287 files has been released in order to expose companies who track mobile phone devices, use Trojans to infiltrate computers, SMS monitoring and GPS tracking to report on the movement and communication of civilians.

Companies who specialize in this type of work are often based in more economically developed countries, but their technologies are exported across the globe, so that dictatorial and democratic governments alike can observe their citizens, according to WikiLeaks.

This map shows how the data looks on a global scale, displaying the amount of firms that specialise in this kind of activity country by country and showing their exports.

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Katherine Travers

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2011-12-01 18:40

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On Wednesday November 30, Sciences Po Paris played host to a panel discussion on the subject of new media and conflict prevention. The prestigious panel included: Anne-Sophie Bordry, public affairs director for Facebook, France; William Echikson, former journalist and spokesperson for Google in Brussels; Fabrice Epelboin, publisher of the French version of ReadWriteWeb and co-founder of the Tunisian Association for Digital Liberties; Salpi H. Ghazarian, director of the Civilitas Foundation; Lilane Landor, language controller of BBC Global News; Joseph Maïla, founder of the Institue for training in Mediation and Negotiation and Omar Saghi, Sciences Po. professor and screenwriter.

Director of Science Po's International Business School, Ghassan Salamé opened the conference by discussing the contribution that new media has made to uprisings and revolutions across the world, namely in the Arab world. The French and Bolshevic revolutions happened without social media, Ghassan noted, but since the advent of the digital age, the way conflict and civil unrest unfold has become drastically different.

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Katherine Travers

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2011-12-01 17:14

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Phone-hacking update: Tony Blair's former Public Relations advisor, Alistair Campbell, states he and MP Tom Watson were sent threatening messages because they took a vocal stance against phone-hacking.

Want to calculate the value of your Facebook page? The Washington Post gives you a couple of ways to go about doing it.

Content farms: Google may have attempted to give content farms lower search ratings but will that mean they cease to profitable?

Does your newsroom need to be restructured? Magda Abu-Fadil tells us how 'mobile work flows' are key to making it in the digital era.

For more industry news please see WAN-IFRA's Executive News Service



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Katherine Travers

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2011-11-30 18:07

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Open Graph is possibly one of Facebook's most interesting elements, as far as news organisations are concerned. It has allowed the social network to permeate the lives of its users like never before, creating opportunities to share more and more of what they do with friends. It has also allowed media organisations to benefit hugely from this social commerce. The 'frictionless sharing experience' provided by Open Graph, which essentially means sharing without having to click a button, has been enormously beneficial to the media.

If you consume media that is integrated with Open Graph, then it makes it easier for your friends to see what you have been listening to/watching/reading, in the case of news articles. This means that the potential for extra page views through social media referrals soars.

The latest version of Open Graph has now been in use since September of this year, when it was unveiled at the F8 developers conference. Since then, news organisations have been reaping great benefits from social reading apps; for example, Yahoo has drawn 10 million people to its new social integration and increased traffic form Facebook by 600%.

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Katherine Travers

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2011-11-30 14:44

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Journalism these days... what's it coming to? It's a question that everybody wants an answer to. Disregarding the painful question of how the press will survive financially in the digital age, the debate surrounding what constitutes journalism is in constant motion.

As Dan Rather outlined when he collected the Committee to Protect Journalists Burton Benjamin Memorial Award 2011 on November 22, many people feel that journalism has lost its way somewhat. With the ongoing revelations at the Leveson Inquiry relating to bad practice in the British press, it seems that journalism may be undergoing something of an identity crisis. What is it? What do journalists do? What's the point of it all?!

Of course, there is a commonly discussed divide between 'good' journalism and 'bad' journalism. In fact, author JK Rowling suggested in her testimony to the Leveson Inquiry that a separate term should exist to distinguish one type of journalism from another. "Good" journalism abides by an ethical code and chases stories that are meaningful to the public; investigative journalism would fall into this category. 'Bad' journalism would be the opposite of this practice, something that is often identified within the tabloid press.

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Katherine Travers

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2011-11-29 18:54

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Reporters Without Borders make a plea for conference delegates in Bonn to work towards free, independent media in Afghanistan.

Reporters Without Borders has also updated its handbooks designed to help bloggers and "cyber dissidents" gain wider exposure and remain protected from authoritarian regimes.

Despite much speculation, James Murdoch has been reappointed as director of BSkyB.

The British Library has released a digitised catalogue of newspapers from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Now everyone can see what journalism was like in the good old days.

For more industry news please see WAN-IFRA's Executive News Service




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Katherine Travers

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2011-11-29 17:11

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The New Haven Register announced a reorganization of its newsroom yesterday. The move includes the formation of three new teams: one dedicated to investigative journalism, one to promote user engagement, and one to handle breaking news.

The new investigative and in-depth reporting division will be the first team officially dedicated to investigative reporting at The Register in 20 years. It will feature articles in an "explainer" format, to look deeper at issues that affect the paper's readership, as well as fact-checking statements by public figures to hold them to account.

The move perhaps contradicts ideas from commentators like Dean Starkman (in this article at least) that the move towards digital journalism puts the media in danger of leaving serious reporting by the wayside: "Public-interest reporting isn't just another tab on the home page," writes Starkman.

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