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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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Author

Gianna Walton

Date

2012-03-28 17:36

Do you want to improve your Twitter skiils? The USA Today College put together a list of nine Twitter "experts" who have their fingers on the pulse of modern journalism.

The American press is "complacent," "self-regarding" and "too up themselves" says Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre in an interview he gave to New Yorker's Lauren Collins, the Guardian reported. Read the whole interview on the New Yorker here.

Google announced its collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory with the aim of helping "to preserve and digitize thousands of archival documents, photographs and videos about Nelson Mandela".

The Poynter Institute and the European Journalism Centre are collaborating on an new e-learning course on “Reporting & Writing About Development in the World” for 40 journalism students from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, EJC announced.

Author

Federica Cherubini

Date

2012-03-27 15:30

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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Author

Gianna Walton

Date

2012-03-23 17:30

Tanya Cordrey, digital development director for Guardian News and Media, announced that traffic from The Guardian’s Facebook app surpassed traffic fromGoogle 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 TimesThe 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

Author

Gianna Walton

Date

2012-03-22 18:57

The Daily Mail was named "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.

Author

Federica Cherubini

Date

2012-03-21 17:35

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

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-03-20 18:21

News Limited closes The Noosa Journal, Weekender and local editions and plans to consolidate some affected staff into other operations, The Australian reports.

The Washington Post releases Top Secret America project investigating the size and efficiency of America’s intelligence agencies, Data Driven Journalism reports.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) claims journalist-targeted killings in Syria haven’t killed the desire to spread the message

Poynter reports that newspaper advertising fell 7.3% in 2011, according to data from the Newspaper Association of America

Author

Gianna Walton

Date

2012-03-15 18:53

New York Times editor Jill Abramson spoke on Monday at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin and discussed the future and the changes of the paper, the Huffington Post reported.

The Guardian reports that former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been arrested, along with her husband Charlie, on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The arrests were part of Operation Weeting, in connection with the ongoing investigation into phone hacking.

The Committee to Protect Journalists has reported that Meixco’s national Senate is very close to passing an amendment to the constitution that would make the murder of a journalist a constitutional offence. CPJ writes that the change would mean “the typically less corrupt and more effective federal police and prosecutors would move aside state authorities to tackle cases of murdered journalists.”

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-03-13 18:42

The New York Times, ProPublica, Spiegel Online and Argentina’s La Nacion are joining OpenNewsMozilla announced today on its blog ahead of an official presentation at SXSWreported The Next Web.

"Chile is losing the battle for a free, independent media", writes Guardian's Roy Greenslade quoting an article published by the Santiago Times, the country's leading English-language newspaper. The article highlights the situation in which journalists are facing harassment, assaults and arrests.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-03-09 19:05

Earlier this week, New York Times' staff members of the New York Newspaper Guild protested, lining in the hallway, outside the Page One meeting room. As the Huffington Post reported, the incident demonstrated staffers' dismay over their contract negotiations, which have been going on for over a year, including negotiators' calls for freezing their pension plans and ending their independent health insurance.

Pearson Plc, the publisher of the Financial Times newspaper and Penguin books, has a capacity to make £1 billion in acquisitions ($1.6 billion) as the digital publishing revenue grows, Bloomberg said. "The digital publishing business grew 18 percent to 2 billion pounds to make up a third of Pearson's sales last year after revenue from Penguin e-books doubled and digital subscriptions to the Financial Times and online learning programs for students increased by more than 20 percent", the article said.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-03-02 18:48

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