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Transcribe takes its audio-transcription tool Pro, with online accounts, iPhone app and more

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Back in August, we brought you news of a neat little Web app for Chrome called Transcribe. In a nutshell, Transcribe offers a simple browser-based text editor and audio player, with a handful of hot-keys to start, stop and alter the speed of audio – perfect for simple interview transcriptions....
Transcribe takes its audio-transcription tool Pro, with online accounts, iPhone app and more

Booting up Hypercamp in NYC

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I've wanted to try doing a hypercamp for a long time, and it seems we'll likely do it in NY as an outgrowth of the Thursday evening meetups we're having at NYU. I've written about Hypercamp many times, so I'll just provide a bit of context here, for background, you...
Booting up Hypercamp in NYC

Why Newsrooms Don't Use Plagiarism Detection Services

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Why Newsrooms Don't Use Plagiarism Detection Services

Announcing the Africa News Innovation Challenge winners

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Digital tools are an increasing impetus for innovation across African newsrooms. From crowdsourcing content to using infographics to tell stories, journalists are finding new ways to report the news. We're excited to be supporting these innovators through the $1 million Africa News Innovation Challenge, announced in May this year—the latest...
Announcing the Africa News Innovation Challenge winners

Strongbox: New Yorker's salvo in the 'war between data capture and privacy'

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New open-source drop box for leaked documents co-created by Aaron Swartz launches, provides 'secure route' for sourcesWhen Kevin Poulsen, a former hacker who now edits at Wired magazine, came up with the idea two years ago of creating an open-source drop box for leaked documents along the lines of WikiLeaks,...
Strongbox: New Yorker's salvo in the 'war between data capture and privacy'

Betaworks Buys Digg's Corpse

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On Thursday, Digg, the once-hugely popular social news site, sold to startup incubator Betaworks for $500,000, according to The Wall Street Journal's sources. The $500,000 figure is absurdly low for a company that raised $45 million in investment from some of Silicon Valley's biggest names, but it wasn't just a...
Betaworks Buys Digg's Corpse

Nine Connections targets newsrooms with a Twitter-based social news browser

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Twitter is a staple of most newsrooms these days. Whether they’re looking for the next big celebrity gaffe or in search of seemingly innocuous chatter that might lead to a major scoop, journalists increasingly rely on tools like Tweetdeck and HootSuite to navigate through a sea of tweets. Now, Dutch...
Nine Connections targets newsrooms with a Twitter-based social news browser
Digg launches redesign and new app with editorial curation, no comments

With A Revenue Model In Sight, Crowdsourced News Service Blottr Raises $612K For Its Content Syndication Platform NewsPoint

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Blottr, the crowd-sourced (or citizen journalism) news service, has raised an additional £400,000 (~$612k) to help scale NewsPoint, its syndication platform that lets publishers/broadcaster purchase user-submited content to help power their web sites and news rooms. It brings the total raised by the London, UK-headquartered company to £1.4 million ($2.1m)....
With A Revenue Model In Sight, Crowdsourced News Service Blottr Raises $612K For Its Content Syndication Platform NewsPoint

Supporting Innovation in African News

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Cross-posted from the European Public Policy Blog We’re eager to see journalism flourish in the digital age, in all forms and on all continents. Today, with half a dozen other generous sponsors, we’re taking a big step forward with a new $1 million African News Innovation Challenge. This initiative is...
Supporting Innovation in African News
Snow Fall: Finally an articulation for the digerati of what a big, expensive newsroom can do
In wake of AP hack, Twitter looks to get serious about journalist relations
Vimeo launces tips for content creators. More of this, please, media industry

Is it the best of times or the worst of times for journalism? Yes

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If you’re convinced this is the worst possible time to be a journalist, there’s plenty of evidence to support you: just this week, there have been cutbacks at the New York Post and news of cuts at the venerable Village Voice, not to mention periodic bankruptcies and printing-press shutdowns. But...
Is it the best of times or the worst of times for journalism? Yes

The uncomfortable truth behind the Journatic byline scandal

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A Chicago-based media startup called Journatic, which we profiled earlier this year, has sparked a firestorm of controversy over the outsourcing of hyper-local journalism by newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, after a staffer revealed that the company added fake bylines to its material — which in some cases...
The uncomfortable truth behind the Journatic byline scandal

Enterprise Video Transfer Startup Latakoo Signs Deal With NBC For Newsroom Integration

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Austin-based video startup latakoo just scored a major deal NBC News and parent company NBC Universal, which involves the launch of a pilot program to integrate the service into its newsrooms, following a period of testing. The company, for those unfamiliar, has been working to make videographers’ lives easier by offering tools to...
Enterprise Video Transfer Startup Latakoo Signs Deal With NBC For Newsroom Integration

Washington Post CEO: Readers Want A Personalized Experience

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As digital becomes the dominant way to consume news, traditional publishers have started to rethink their strategies for staying relevant. At our IGNITION conference today, USA Today publisher Larry Kramer asked Washington Post CEO Don Graham about what the Post is doing to keep up in the digital age, and...
Washington Post CEO: Readers Want A Personalized Experience

Twitter is ready to be a true news operation | Michael Wolff

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Twitter is hiring a 'head of news' in its bid to be even more indispensable to global media, but will it work?There are fewer and fewer jobs in journalism, but last week an ultimate job was posted. Twitter, fast becoming the basic source, tool, and distribution point in news, is...
Twitter is ready to be a true news operation | Michael Wolff

Hiring in the Digital Age

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The biggest change has been in the transition from vertical to horizontal job descriptions. Not so long ago, magazine and newspaper editors knew exactly what they were looking for when hiring young journalists. Certain jobs called for certain skills: Reporters had to report, researchers had to research, designers had to...
Hiring in the Digital Age

These 10 Old-School Gadgets Have Been Reborn In New Tech

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Nostalgia comes from the Greek: Its literal meaning is an ache for the past. Today's gadgets are streamlined and simplified--pure touchscreens stripped of ornament--which spurs our longing for bygone hardware. There's a wave of new technology that scratches that old itch. From the iTypewriter's retro blend of the 20th and...
These 10 Old-School Gadgets Have Been Reborn In New Tech
Archaeology Student & Media Technologist Jessica Goldfin On Finding The Ampersands In Your Career
Eight innovators dubbed knights of mobile media innovation

Jill Abramson and the wholly sexist narrative of the woman in power | Emily Bell

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The New York Times executive editor is apparently stubborn and snappy. Why must we focus on women's character traits?Happy newsrooms are all alike. Every unhappy newsroom is unhappy in its own way. The New York Times newsroom is unhappy because its editor is not very nice. Allegedly. This startling revelation comes...
Jill Abramson and the wholly sexist narrative of the woman in power | Emily Bell

Winners of the inaugural Data Journalism Awards announced

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The six winners and three honourable mentions of the first ever international data journalism awards have been announced. The Guardian's Riot Rumours interactive won the prize for Data Visualisation and Storytelling in a national or international publication• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThe six winners and the...
Winners of the inaugural Data Journalism Awards announced

Yahoo Strikes Media Deal With NBC Sports

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As we predicted back in October, Yahoo and NBC Sports announced on Sunday that the two companies will pair up for future sports coverage, combining Yahoo’s Web-based sports reporting with NBC’s television and digital resources. The two sites will continue maintaining separate newsrooms and editorial control over their respective content,...
Yahoo Strikes Media Deal With NBC Sports

It May Not Be Televised, but the (Journalism) Revolution Will Be Hacked

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What a weird weekend for journalism. On Sunday, a day once reserved for fat feature-laden newspapers, a new television show and a San Francisco hackathon brought the future of the media into the limelight in very different ways. The TV show was HBO’s “The Newsroom,” the newest project of...
It May Not Be Televised, but the (Journalism) Revolution Will Be Hacked

Knight News Challenge: And the winners are…

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The Knight Foundation announced the winners of its 2012 Knight News Challenge at the MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference in Boston today. While the competition exists since 2007, this is the first year Knight is hosting three separate thematic challenges; after Networks, it is now calling for applications on Data. According to Knight, the purpose...
Knight News Challenge: And the winners are…

And Now For The Most Important Number In The News Business...

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What's the most important number in the news business? What number, above all other numbers, dictates how many news providers the world will support and which media they will provide news in? 70. As in "Seventy." What is the significance of the number "70" in the news business? "70" is...
And Now For The Most Important Number In The News Business...

3 Reasons PR & Communications Need to Know SEO

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The PR industry is in a state of flux with increasing importance on getting into the content and social web business. Consumers are spending more time with digital and social media. Advertising dollars are following. That means less budget to staff newsrooms and reporters, journalists and editors to pitch. Understanding...
3 Reasons PR & Communications Need to Know SEO

No, giving away the news doesn't mean lower-quality journalism

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Amid all the heated debates over whether paywalls and subscription models are the solution to the ongoing disruption of traditional media, one argument resurfaces again and again — namely, that a free or advertising-supported news model is inherently incompatible with high-quality journalism. Dean Starkman, writing at the Columbia Journalism Review,...
No, giving away the news doesn't mean lower-quality journalism
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