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Good Question: Why Is Eric Holder In Charge Of Investigation Of Eric Holder Spying On Journalists?

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We noted earlier that President Obama has expressed concern about the chilling effects his own administration has caused on investigative reporting by aggressively spying on journalists reporting on government actions, even to the point of accusing some of being co-conspirators and/or using the Espionage Act against whistleblowers and reporters. That...
Good Question: Why Is Eric Holder In Charge Of Investigation Of Eric Holder Spying On Journalists?

Why Bitcoin poses an interesting ethical conundrum for journalists

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Bitcoin is having a wild ride right now. Partly due to the euro crisis, and partly due to a lot of press coverage, some people seem to be taking a keen interest in the crypto-currency — in the last week, its value in relation to the U.S. dollar has shot...
Why Bitcoin poses an interesting ethical conundrum for journalists
Journalists and activists report having their Skype calls tapped

Former Newspaper Editor Realizes Now What He Was Doing Wrong

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A year ago today I walked out of the News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.) for the last time as editor. Twenty-seven years there, 13 of them as editor. It was a good run. But I wish I had been smarter. After a year as a civilian newspaper reader, I realize how often...
Former Newspaper Editor Realizes Now What He Was Doing Wrong
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What National Security Risk? Evidence Suggests Embarassment Drove DOJ Spying On AP Phone Records

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The saga concerning the DOJ scooping up phone records of Associated Press has continued to expand. The DOJ sent a quick and rather disingenuous letter in response to the AP's complaint. In it, the DOJ -- contrary to its own history of abusive practices concerning reporter phone records -- insists...
What National Security Risk? Evidence Suggests Embarassment Drove DOJ Spying On AP Phone Records

Will Animated GIFs Decide The Elections?

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2012 is the year of the political GIF. Not just for Internet forum users, now established journalists and even Presidents are usins this venerable image format to convey instant commentary. (The Live GIF off, anyone?) The GIF's rise in prominence this election year even prompted PBS Ideas Channel host Mike Rugnetta...
Will Animated GIFs Decide The Elections?
What you need to know about the NSA's secret Verizon surveillance program

GoogleReaderpocalypse. For Real This Time.

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Don’t be evil? If that’s the unofficial Google motto, then the company has failed to deliver today. Among the products Google just announced it plans to sunset (read: kill off), beloved feed-reading service Google Reader is now on the chopping block. “*$%#” wrote at least one TechCrunch staffer upon hearing the...
GoogleReaderpocalypse. For Real This Time.

Breaking News debuts its first iPad app for discovering news before everyone else

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If you’re not aware, the @BreakingNews account on Twitter is one of the speediest at getting the latest worldwide breaking news to the masses. It’s quite impressive to see how far along it has come. Since MSNBC acquired the service in 2010, it keeps getting better. Today, the team launched...
Breaking News debuts its first iPad app for discovering news before everyone else

Engadget will be broadcasting live outside of Apple's iPhone event tomorrow!

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You hear that? It's the sound of tech journalists eagerly queueing up in San Francisco for tomorrow's Apple event. This week is all about the latest iPhone, and while we're still not quite sure what to call the thing, we can certainly attest to the fact that we'll be...
Engadget will be broadcasting live outside of Apple's iPhone event tomorrow!

Tumblr axes editorial team behind Storyboard 'experiment'

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Saying it "couldn't be happier" with its effort, blogging platform lays off team of journalists hired to cover Tumblr as a "living, breathing community." [Read more]...
Tumblr axes editorial team behind Storyboard 'experiment'

Data journalism in action: what is Facts are Sacred about?

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A new book published by the team behind the Datablog explains how we do data journalism at the Guardian. This is what you will learn• Buy the book with a Guardian discount"Comment is free," wrote Guardian editor CP Scott in 1921, "but facts are sacred". He was writing his manifesto...
Data journalism in action: what is Facts are Sacred about?

Copyright protection platform Myows rolls out new contract-generation and IP-detection features

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We briefly covered Myows back in September, in our 5 ways to protect your work online feature. Myows (a contraction of ‘My Original Works’) lets users register their copyrighted files online, and also provides guidelines on how to build a case against infringement of their work. It also makes contact with...
Copyright protection platform Myows rolls out new contract-generation and IP-detection features

Why The Daily Failed, And What Rupert Murdoch Should Have Launched Instead

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The reason News Corp. has shut down The Daily, its iPad-only newspaper, is due to a simple math problem: not enough subscribers to cover the cost of production and distribution. The Daily had reportedly 100,000 subscribers at $40 per year which, by my math is only $4 million annually. The...
Why The Daily Failed, And What Rupert Murdoch Should Have Launched Instead

Calling all coders: How did you learn how to program?

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Amber Case (Photo by Kris Krug) Every programmer likely remembers how they learned to code. For guys like Bill Gates and Paul Allen, it was their early days on the Teletype Model 33. For others, it may have been a few days at a coding workshop like the one I attended...
Calling all coders: How did you learn how to program?

Memo to would-be journalists - get your drone pilot's licence

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I know it's fashionable for publishers to cut back on staffing so I wonder what they think of this initiative: drone journalism.The film above shows how a drone - more properly called an "unmanned aerial vehicle" - was used to cover this year's record drought in the US state of...
Memo to would-be journalists - get your drone pilot's licence

Facebook roundup: video ads, voice calling, logos and more

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Facebook video ad units could come with TV price tags – Facebook is reportedly prepping to sell its new video ads with an “upfront”-type marketplace and TV-like prices. According to AdAge, Facebook will have four daily summer slots — women over 30, women under 30, men over 30 and men over...
Facebook roundup: video ads, voice calling, logos and more

AbsolutData spreads gospel of Big Data around the world

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Big Data company AbsolutData received $20 million from Fidelity Growth Partners India. AbsolutData provides data analytics to companies around the world. While most businesses (and journalists) operating in technology hubs cannot escape the growing empire of Big Data, it is still a new concept in other parts of the world....
AbsolutData spreads gospel of Big Data around the world

Jury in Oracle v. Google Has Reached a Verdict on All Questions but One - Will Try Again Monday ~pj

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The jury in Oracle v. Google is reentering the courtroom, according to the tweeting journalists at the courtroom, asking what to do. They have reached a unanimous verdict on all the questions except for one. They are filling out the verdict form. So stand by. Update: This is like a...
Jury in Oracle v. Google Has Reached a Verdict on All Questions but One - Will Try Again Monday ~pj
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What It's Like Spending A Week In Vegas Covering The Largest Trade Show In The World

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I've been home in New York for three days and I'm still feeling the effects of my week in Vegas. My throat is sore. My lungs are congested. My nose is drippy. I caught that mythical CES bug after being packed in the Las Vegas Convention Center with 150,000 other...
What It's Like Spending A Week In Vegas Covering The Largest Trade Show In The World

Java Trial Judge Slaps Google Over Disclosure Order

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The judge hearing the still-not-quite complete lawsuit between Oracle and Google over Java slapped Google today for not complying with an order to disclose any financial relationships it may have with bloggers and journalists who wrote about the case. “In the Court’s view, Google has failed to comply with the...
Java Trial Judge Slaps Google Over Disclosure Order

AP Twitter Hacked, Claims Barack Obama Injured In White House Explosions

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In an alarming false tweet Tuesday, the Associated Press claimed that President Barack Obama had been injured in explosions at the White House:  Within minutes, AP Corporate Communications reported that the tweet was false. That is a bogus @ap tweet. -- AP CorpComm (@AP_CorpComm) April 23, 2013 The AP later...
AP Twitter Hacked, Claims Barack Obama Injured In White House Explosions
Why is this ex-CIA whistleblower going to prison?

History of Data Journalism at The Guardian | VIDEO

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Journalists have been working with - and visualising - data since The Guardian first published in 1821. In the second part of our documentary on data journalism, Simon Rogers reports on its history at The GuardianSimon RogersAndy Gallagher...
History of Data Journalism at The Guardian | VIDEO
How Pixar created the ultrarealistic animated film, The Blue Umbrella (interview)

About that Bloomberg report of 'falling iPad mini demand'

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The CEO of a key Apple supplier says the reporter tried to put those words in his mouth. FORTUNE -- Most Asian journalists covering Pegatron's investor conference Wednesday focused on the fact that the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer's first quarter profits were up more than 80% year over year. The theme...
About that Bloomberg report of 'falling iPad mini demand'
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