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The Guardian opened a dedicated space on its website for videos produced by Newton, a public service science channel, the newspaper reported last week. The new website will feature “interviews with scientists, fascinating lectures, heated debates and topical reports, and perhaps even science-y meetings in pubs that might be of interest to an even wider audience”, the announcement said.

The partnership between the Guardian and Newton started originally 18 months ago, but previously the videos produced by the channel had been hosted among the Guardian’s other video offerings. The new dedicated space comes “As part of our increasing commitment to online video”, the paper said.

Newton TV specialises on science films in particular, and correspondingly the newly launched Newton Channel is part of the science section of the Guardian’s video pages. Newton will operate independently, but there would most probably be plenty of Guardian collaborations as well, the newspaper said.

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Teemu Henriksson

Date

2012-04-10 12:56

"Everybody is a journalist now".

This phrase has been repeated so many times that it's become a cliché, but that's not to say that a consensus has been reached about what it really means for the news industry. How should news organisations approach material from citizen journalists? Should lines be drawn between professional and citizen media? How can the work of citizen journalists be effectively verified?

These were some of the questions raised at the session titled "Professional and "Citizen" Journalism Working Together after WikiLeaks" at the UNESCO conference on The Media World after WikiLeaks and News of the World, where several panellists suggested that collaboration between citizen and professional reporters was best model.

The benefits for news organisations using citizen reporting were highlighted by Riyaad Minty, Head of Social Media for Al Jazeera. Often, he said, citizen reporters can send in stories from areas that professional journalists have difficulty accessing, such as Syria, and can report on things that large news outlets fail to cover.

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Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-20 16:19

Six countries, six leading newspapers, a huge audience and one common theme: Europe, how to explain it better, how to understand it better, how to build it better. This is the aim of an editorial project which saw six papers joining forces to produce a joint special edition on the situation of the European Union.

"The state of the Union", echoing the State of the union speech US President Obama gave on 24 January, is the angle of the first issue of Europa (more will be expected in future) produced by El Pais, the Guardian, Le Monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Gazeta Wyborcza and La Stampa.

This joint special editorial supplement aims to give a "more nuanced picture of the EU and explore what Europe does well and what not so well", as the Guardian explained.

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Federica Cherubini

Date

2012-01-26 17:59

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a project founded by Centre for Public Integrity, has announced the addition of 41 new members, which brings the total number 158 journalists positioned across the world, collaborating to uncover issues of corruption and abuses of power that span borders. In the interest of transparency, the ICIJ publishes a list of its member here.

The ICIJ was founded in 1997 and offers journalists access to the resources of the Centre for Public Integrity: computer-assisted reporting specialists, public records experts, fact-checkers and lawyers, for example. ICIJ members can then partner with journalists who operate in territories where resources are scarce or press freedom is limited, in order to investigate crime and corruption where it would otherwise go unreported. The ICIJ is also associated with a global network of non-profit journalism organisations and networks that can provide training and funding for investigative projects for those who need it.

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Katherine Travers

Date

2011-12-21 17:32

Following up on its 2006 report on newspapers' troubles, The Economist published a new 14-page special report on the future of news today.

"Who killed the news?" dominated The Economist's cover five years ago, and the following report was about as bleak as the headline. The report chronicled the industry's loss of advertising revenue, declining circulation, and competition with citizen journalists and bloggers. One article went so far as to claim, "Newspapers have not yet started to shut down in large numbers, but is only a matter of time."

Things seem to be looking up this time around. In this week's special edition, titled "Back to the coffee house", The Economist admits that its last report may have jumped the gun. American and European newspapers still face the same problems, but little by little they are adapting to current circumstances. Reinvention is key to survival.

Larry Kilman, the executive director of Communications and Public affairs for WAN-IFRA, was quoted as saying, "The [news] audience is bigger than ever, if you include all platforms. It's not an audience problem - it's a revenue problem."

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Florence Pichon

Date

2011-07-08 17:50

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