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Using data gathered by citizen journalists, activists are attempting to use algorithms to accurately map out the death toll in Syria, creating tools such as Syria Tracker, according to Popsci.

Reuters reports that Belgian start-up Paycento has developed a one-click payment system linked to Facebook and Twitter accounts. Users will be able to purchase single articles without having to enter credit card information each time, according to the article.

The Columbia Tribune released a new web-based iPad app that uses HTML5 technology, so users can access the app directly through the website, Editor and Publisher reported.

According to JimRomenesko.com, The Washington Post is forming a syndication service which merges The Washington Post Writers Group and The Washington Post News Service with Bloomberg News.

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Gianna Walton

Date

2012-04-03 17:54

Women's Wear Daily examines the "cult of the brand": how magazine editors are becoming more and more focused on expanding their brands into other business markets while trying to maintain editorial excellence.

NYU recently released a list of "The 100 Outstanding Journalists in the United States in the last 100 Years," according to Poynter. See if your favorites made the cut here.

AllThingsD reported that Yahoo plans to lay off thousands of employees next week, most likely within the product, marketing, and research sectors of the company.

Bloomberg and Reuters are positioned to dominate in the news industry due to their gains in subscriber revenue and increased staff numbers, AdWeek suggests.

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Gianna Walton

Date

2012-04-02 17:52

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google will soon start selling its own Android-powered tablets. Google previously tried to capture the smartphone market with the Nexus One.

The Economist announced that it has officially reached 1 million fans on Facebook, journalism.co.uk reported.

POLITICO will be joining The Charlotte Observer in the creation of a daily newspaper that will cover the Democratic National Convention this September, according to its website. For the 2008 convention, POLITICO teamed up with The Denver Post and the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The European Journalism Centre reported that a documentary titled 18DaysinEgypt, co-founded by American documentary filmmaker and journalist Jigar Mehta, features crowd-sourced material of the revolution in Egypt.

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Gianna Walton

Date

2012-03-30 17:33

Former editor and publisher of the Rocky Mountain News John Temple was named the new managing editor of The Washington Post, Politico reported. Temple will also serve as senior digital editor.

According to Adweek, Google announced a "microsurvey" option for publishers to use to earn advertising revenue instead of blocking online content with a paywall.

The Center for Investigative Reporting and The Bay Citizen of the San Francisco Bay area announced their merger on Tuesday, Poynter reported.

Journalism.co.uk explains how journalists can use the Timeline program for digital storytelling. Read all of the tips here.

Michael Wolff at the Guardian delves into the difficulties news organisations are having in generating mobile ad revenue.

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Gianna Walton

Date

2012-03-29 17:47

Two Brazilian journalists, the owner of Costa Oeste newspaper Onei de Moura and radio reporter Divino Aparecido Carvalho, were shot and killed last weekend near the Paraguay border, The Guardian reports.

After having been purchased by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, The New Republic announced on its blog that new articles on the website will no longer be blocked by its paywall, according to the Atlantic Wire.

Steve Buttry of The Buttry Diary blog asked several engagement editors, or social media editors, to explain their roles in the newsroom and how they try reach their audiences. Read their responses here

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Gianna Walton

Date

2012-03-28 17:42

Index on Censorship is marking its 40th anniversary of with a special issue, including an article on freedom of speech by Aung San Suu Kyi, reports Roy Greenslade for The Guardian. Greenslade notes that Index is also making its complete archive available online for free for the next 40 days.

Knight Blog has published an entry about Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism. As part of Mercer’s program, students will learn reporting skills from experienced journalists, and journalists will learn digital expertise from the students. 

Journalism.co.uk writes that since The Guardian opened up an office in New York seven months ago, the paper’s digital readership in the US has grown from 15 million to just under 20 million users. 

An in-depth article in Foreign Policy magazine considers the pressures on the Pakistani media, both from repressive government policies and from a lack of internal self-regulation.

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Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-03-26 16:51

AOL plans to launch a new digital magazine, Huffington, for tablets, according to Forbes. The weekly magazine will feature a combination of original and aggregated Huffington Post content and will be free to readers.

Chris Hamilton talks to MediaBistro about his role as BBC News Social Media Editor, offers tips on handling breaking news via Twitter

A 1966 memo, written by former Daily Mail Editor Mike Randall and released by Jack Dyson on his blog, highlights journalistic ethics of the period, The Guardian reports

Boston University's College of Communication will hold its annual nonfiction conference, featuring 32 celebrated journalists who will discuss storytelling journalism, BU Today reports

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Gianna Walton

Date

2012-03-23 18:17

Tanya Cordrey, digital development director for Guardian News and Media, announced that traffic from The Guardian’s Facebook app surpassed traffic from Google searches on multiple occasions this past February, predicting that social will eventually drive traffic more than search overall, journalism.co.uk reported.

In the spring issue of Nieman Reports, past newspaper editors of The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and others responded to this question: “What would you change if you were back in charge?” Read some of their insights here

Editor & Publisher discusses six easy strategies that newspapers can use to establish more of a digital presence, including engaging with readers through social networking

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Gianna Walton

Date

2012-03-22 17:53

The Daily Mail was awarded "newspaper of the year" at the UK 2012 Press Awards yesterday and its journalist Craig Brown took home the awards for columnist and best humour writer and as well as critic of the year for his Mail on Sunday writing, the Guardian reported. Scoop of the year went to the Guardian's Nick Davies and Amelia Hill for their "Milly Dowler phone hacked" exclusive. Press Gazette published the list of all the winners here.

Time has picked an (early!) list of the “The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2012.” Jim Romenesko publishes those selected in the category “News and Information” on his blog. Among the winners are Andy Carvin or NPR, Brian Stelter of the New York Times, The Economist and BBC Breaking.

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Federica Cherubini

Date

2012-03-21 18:34

Evgeny Morozov at Slate describes the possible effect that Narrative Science, a program that turns data and statistics into text articles, could have on journalism. Forbes already uses articles produced by Narrative Science, and they are cheap in comparison to those produced by professional journalists; the New York Times reported last year that one of Narrative Science’s customers paid under $10 per 500-word story. 

The New York Times is reducing the number of online articles available to non-subscribers from 20 to 10, writes Peter Kafka for All Things D. However, the Times will still allow users to go over the 10-article limit if they access articles by following a link from Twitter or Facebook

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Hannah Vinter's picture

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-03-20 15:28

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