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Archive for January, 2011

Haiti Earthquake Living Lab for Using New Media

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

New Knight Foundation funded report, Media, Information Systems and Communities: Lessons from Haiti, states in part:

The [earthquake] relief efforts quickly became a living laboratory for new applications such as SMS (short message service) texting, interactive online maps and radio-cell phone hybrids. These tools were applied to urgent tasks such as guiding search-and-rescue teams, locating [...]

New York Times Provides Useful Block by Block Census Maps

Monday, January 10th, 2011

The New York Times Mapping America: Every City, Every Block is a useful tool for journalists and especially journalism students, who need to get out into diverse communities. Maps are available for Race and Ethnicity, Income, Housing and Education.

NPR’s Vivian Schiller Gets Bonus Cut Over Juan Williams Firing

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

After a review, the NPR Board of Directors released its findings today on the terminating of NPR correspondent Juan Williams’ contract. Here is part of its findings:
“The Board has expressed confidence in Vivian Schiller’s leadership going forward. She accepted responsibility as CEO and cooperated fully with the review process. The Board, however, [...]

Pew: 18% of Internet Users Paid for Online News, Information

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

The Pew Internet & American Life Project report on online content purchases shows that 18 percent of internet users have paid for news, information and reports online. It gets better: 27 percent of internet users with college degrees have paid for online news and information as have 25 percent of households with incomes over $75,000 [...]

Pew: 65 Percent of Internet Users Have Paid for Content

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

So for those of you who think people will not pay for content, think again. This from a Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project report:
Nearly two-thirds of internet users – 65% – have paid to download or access some kind of online content from the internet, ranging from music to games to news [...]