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Knight-Batten Award Winners Announced

The Knight-Batten Award winners have been announced, and Sunlight Live took the $10,000 grand prize for its experiment in providing real-time data context to the live health care reform hearings. Other prizewinners include other notable sites such as ProPublica, 48 … Continue reading

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25+ Useful Online Media Infographics [Webdesigner Depot]

Remember all of those awesome inforgraphics you’ve found across the internet? You know like the giant social media map or the subway map of Internet trends. They’re all compiled here. [Update 4-29: Apologies for the link fail. The link is … Continue reading

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Report: Women 55+ Facebook’s Fastest-Growing Demographic

From the Shaping The Newspaper Blog, sourced from a Morgan Stanley Research report: “To the surprise of many, Facebook in not just the privilege of tech-savvy kids – the college and post-college folks (18- to 24-yearolds), which the site originally … Continue reading

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Not-to-miss Multimedia Training Workshop Coming to Miami

[UPDATE: There are actually six workshops taking place at the University of Miami. Check out for the complete listings. (Thanks to RIck Beckman from UM for the heads up.)] The infamous multimedia boot camp at the University of North … Continue reading

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Save Newspapers! Top 5 MacGyver Uses for Old Newspapers

With so many of my journalism colleagues out there facing layoffs, I though this might be a good time to highlight the many understated uses for newspapers. In the spirit of the ever-resourceful Angus MacGyver, there’s much more to newspapers … Continue reading

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List of crime maps is updated

Hey Journalistopians, just a quick heads up that the Journalistopia Crime Map Directory has been updated with a slew of new crime maps. A lot more folks are getting into the crime map act, including news organizations, neighborhood associations and … Continue reading

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Associated Press launches iPhone news service

From the Associated Press: The AP and more than 100 of its member newspapers are launching a service today that will make news stories available on Apple Inc.’s iPhone and other mobile devices. Among the publishers participating in the service: … Continue reading

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EPpy award finalists announced

Editor & Publisher has announced this year’s EPpy Award finalists. Mosey on over to the list to see some of the best online news has to offer. [Tip ‘o the hat to Will Sullivan]

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The case for using Twitter

Technology columnist and Sentinel coworker-o’-mine Etan Horowitz outlines on his blog how and why journalists should start using Twitter. Etan writes: “If you are a technology journalist, you need to start using Twitter. And regardless of what you cover, you … Continue reading

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Knight News Challenge runner-ups announced

The Knight Foundation announced its list of best runner-ups for this year’s Knight News Challenge. Here, you’ll find proposals for community content management systems, initiatives to prevent censorship, geo-reporting and much more. The winners will be announced May 14 at … Continue reading

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NYTimes reports on metrics mess

The New York Times has a must-read story about the discrepancies between publishers’ own data and the data put forth by firms such as Nielsen/NetRatings and ComScore. From the story: Online advertising is expected to generate more than $20 billion … Continue reading

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LA Times reporter ventures into ‘Girls Gone Wild’ world

Claire Hoffman of the LA Times has written an amazing piece on soft-core porn Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis. What is interesting about this story is that it is told heavily from Hoffman’s point of view and in the … Continue reading

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