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Hello iPad 3? All Things D writes that Apple is gearing up to launch its next iPad at the beginning of March.

AOL has hired Rachel Fishman as Chief Content Officer for its hyperlocal news network Patch, which has been struggling financially, reports Reuters.

The Guardian announces that its editor Alan Rusbridger has taken a voluntary 10% pay cut, and has asked the publisher of the newspaper to reduce the contributions it makes to his pension by 50%.

Poynter has published a career chat, asking what skills digital first news rooms are looking for.

For more industry news please see WAN-IFRA's Executive News Service

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-09 18:46

News International, which has already settled more than 50 civil actions brought by News of the World phone hacking victims, is now facing over 50 more damages claims, reports The Guardian. The new claimants include Peter Crouch and James Blunt.

The Women's Media Center has launched a new project documenting the use of sexual violence as a weapon. The project has its own website which shows testimonies given by journalists who have been sexually assaulted or who have reported on sexual assault, writes Poynter.

Mashable has published an article about how the new social network Pinterest is influencing the design of other sites.

Editor of Lifehacker Jason Chen has left Gawker Media to start an e-bookstore named StoryBundle. Paid Content reports that Chen is the third tech blogger in the past few months to launch his own e-book company.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-08 18:31

A year ago, Knight Foundation and Mozilla announced a partnership to build a "bridge between the technology and the news community". The $2.5 million project funded fellowships for technology experts to work in newsrooms around the world - from The Guardian to Zeit Online - to help tackle digital challenges.

Now, Dan Sinker, head of the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership at Mozilla has announced that the program is evolving to engage a wider community of journalist-coders.

Four main changes are going to be made to the Knight-Mozilla partnership, which is being so radically re-jigged that it has also been re-named "OpenNews".

1) The project will help organise and pay for "more than a dozen hackdays" this year in different international locations, allowing developers to experiment with coding for journalism.

2) The parternship promises to increase online resources for developers who want to learn about journalism, and for journalists who want to learn how to code.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-07 18:17

AOL wants to hire a new advertising agency to promote consumers perceptions of its brand and remind them "why people should care about AOL again". AdAge writes that AOL is hoping to select an agency at the beginning of next month.

Poynter reports that Steve Buttry, director of community engagement at the Journal Register Company and Matt DeRienzo, group editor of the JRC's Connecticut papers, have set a quiz for staff to check that they properly understand the ethics of linking and attribution. Employees who got any of the answers wrong will have to take part in a training session about plagiarism.

Broadcasting & Cable writes that, for the first time, NBC intends to launch a documentary series on an iPad app . The series, Hidden Planet, will at first be made exclusively available on the app, and will then be released on RockCenterNBC.com a week later.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-07 16:00

In the UK, journalists at Thompson Reuters have voted to strike for the first time in over 25 years in response to a below-inflation pay offer. Journalists will strike for 48 hours next week, just as Thompson Reuters publishes its full year financial results, reports The Guardian.

Africa Times News reported that the first African tablet device, which was presented at the Africa Web Summit in September 2011, has been launched in Congo on January 30. Way-C, which means "starlight" ("lumière des étoiles") in a North Congolese dialect, is the first in the history of these new technologies on the continent, the article says.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-03 18:48

Author

Federica Cherubini

Date

2012-02-02 18:30

Working with numbers is becoming more important than ever for journalists.

Vast amounts of data are being collected online, investigative journalism outfits like ProPublica are doing more and more work with large sets of publicly available data, and data visualisations are increasingly becoming a standard part of reporting. At the end of last year, Amy Webb, CEO of Webbmedia, named 'Big Data' as her first prediction of a major tech trend for 2011.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-02 16:18

"La Tribune bids you farewell" said the paper's frontpage on January 30, the day of the last printed edition of the French newspaper La Tribune, which will now be entirely digital. Benoît Raphaël on Le Social NewsRoom reflected on what this closure means.

According to Paid Content, the state-owned Chinese telecommunications company China Telecom will start selling the iPhone4S by the end of this month or the beginning of the next. This is the first time that the company will offer an Apple smartphone.

The Trinity Mirror has proposed 75 more editorial redundancies at the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and People. Press Gazette reports that the company is creating a "centralized reporting and production hub" for reporters across all three papers, but also promises to maintain "bespoke editorial teams" for each title.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-01 18:11

TED, the non-profit group that hosts lectures and posts them online for free, has announced a new approach to its 2013 program: crowd-sourcing.

In a blogpost published yesterday, the organisation declared that it was starting a "global talent search" for its 2013 program. TED will be holding auditions for new speakers in 14 cities across six continents between April and June this year.

Possible future TED speakers from Nairobi to Vancouver to Tokyo will be able to apply online two months before the auditions open in their city. Anyone can submit an application, excluding people who have previously spoken for TED or posted talks on TED.com/talks.

In each city, 30 of the best applicants will be invited to give a 3-6 minute talk in English. When all the auditions are over, videos of the speakers will be posted on part of TED's site and members of the public will vote for their favourites. The top 50 will be invited to talk at TED 2013.

This is no small number. TED promises that as a result of the new initiative "at least half of our TED2013 program will literally be crowd-sourced".

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-01 16:54

Jim Romenesko has published an interview with Tom Curley, the departing CEO of the Associated Press, on his blog. "The Internet has ushered in a world where there is more chaos, but that's good for us because our values are strong and we have earned a reputation for getting it right," says Curley.

The BBC's Community Reporters Scheme, which was launched in London last year, is set to be rolled out in Salford and Glasgow too, reports Journalism.co.uk. The scheme aims to give training to budding journalists at the same time as highlighting local stories in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics.

Nieman Lab has published a write-up of Weave, a piece of data visualisation software that has "a lot of potential for journalists".

Author

Federica Cherubini

Date

2012-01-31 18:48

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