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Encouraging students to spot fake news

London - With the high number of false news stories populating social media, and the decrying of 'experts' by certain politicians, it's even more important that younger people can critically assess articles. A new project seeks to help students with this process.

TV news station replaces film cameras with iPhones

A Swiss news station has recently replaced its professional-quality TV cameras with a fleet of iPhones, citing greater portability, equivalent image quality and lower operating cost as the chief reasons for the change.

Woman in Somalia sentenced for reporting rape

A nineteen-year-old woman in Somalia was sentenced to jail after she said she was raped. The two journalists who reported her story were also sentenced.

Op-Ed: Posturing or reporting: Reporter attitude shapes public views

Recently many people have become outraged about Edward Snowden and the George Zimmerman trial, but how much of the public’s reaction to news has to do with reporting and how much with reporter posturing?

FEMA suggests improving suspicious activity reporting

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has joined several other federal agencies and departments in informing the public about suspicious activity reporting.

Peabody Awards: 'Girls' and 'Dr. Who' among winners

They are prestigious and they often trump other awards in the genre in which they win. They are the Peabody Awards and the winners were announced today (March 27).

Symbolia combines art and storytelling Special

Symbolia Magazine combines comics and text in digital form to present a new way of telling real-life stories. Its co-founder says Symbolia may not be the future of journalism, but it reflects where journalism is at right now.

mesh partners with Digital Journal /newsrooms for event coverage

Toronto - mesh will leverage Digital Journal’s /newsrooms platform to provide real-time content and coverage for mesh '13 attendees and sponsors.

Report highlights the success of citizen science

The findings of a massive five-year citizen science project called the Opal Project have been published. The report contains , more than 25,000 surveys, produced by more than 500,000 people,

Digital Journal's 'Reporting 101' liveblog

Starting at noon today, Digital Journal is hosting a Reporting 101 liveblog. Join our liveblog to take part in a discussion on journalistic issues such as balanced reporting, finding sources for articles, using social media to promote content and more.

The Online News Association announces awards finalists

The Online News Association released its award finalists on Wednesday, a list that spanned the spectrum of innovation in digital storytelling.

Police: Sexual assault reporting important to stop criminals Special

Toronto - In Toronto the numbers are down for reported sexual assault cases overall but for each and every victim the statistics mean little. The crime is one of the most difficult ones to get over with cultural and personal stigma attached.

Op-Ed: The Sociology of School Bus Violence

Students and geeks in the front trouble makers and instigators in the back a typical arrangement for mayhem of a verbal and physical kind on a school bus.

Online news start-up lets Americans report errors in media

MediaBugs, a company that allows Internet users to report errors in stories they read in the media, has announced it’s expanding its service nationally to handle error reports about media coverage across the United States.

The rise of citizen journalism during Toronto G20 summit

Toronto - Citizen journalism was on full display during the G20 protests and riots in Toronto.'s Andrew Moran and KJ Mullins published exemplary articles, photos and video reports on the ground during the chaos swarming the city.

Study: Citizen Journalism sites complement newspapers

According to a study in the Newspaper Research Journal, citizen journalism sites, including both news sites and blogs, differ significantly from newspaper websites. The report says citizen journalism complements rather than replaces commercial news sites.

mesh 2010: How social media are transforming newsrooms Special

Toronto - Are blogs and Twitter positively influencing journalism? How can niche reporters take advantage of social media? These are some of the questions answered by a panel of media experts at Toronto's mesh conference.

Incidents with TTC drivers ground one-on-one incident reporting Special

Toronto - On Saturday incidents with Toronto Transit Commission drivers have made an impact when it comes to reporting with the TTC.

AOL to replace journalism with algorithms, robots to produce edit

In the face of a spin-off from Time Warner next month, AOL's CEO Tim Armstrong shed light on his vision for the future of the company's editorial content - saying that he will largely replace his editorial staff with robots.

Half of Americans surveyed don't trust the news media

A recent Gallup poll revealed that only 45 percent of Americans are confident about the media's ability to present them with accurate and fair news coverage. Two out of every ten Americans have no faith at all in the media.

Citizen Journalists Speak About Why They Do What They Do Special

Citizen journalism is the hot new ticket in town, but why would ordinary people spend hours on a story for very little money? Could the citizen journalist be the new man standing on a perch in the city park shouting out his truth?

Op-Ed: After Sri Lanka: Questions on media access to war zones

The conflict in Sri Lanka is the latest in a series of modern wars in which the press has found itself increasingly unable to report as it did in the past. In cases where it has had access to combat zones, manipulation and control have been rife.

Is there credibility in citizen journalism? Special

Citizen journalism takes heat for lack of credibility, poor original writing and biased reporting. investigates its failings, its potential and how the future of journalism can blend citizen voices with traditional reporting.

Did the Internet kill journalism? Special

Technology continues to have a profound impact on the future of media, and citizen journalism is increasingly becoming the elephant in the newsroom. Online news is crippling mainstream media and giving people the power to report the news as they see it.

Op-Ed: News reporting and distribution, from Papyrus to the Internet

News making and breaking underwent various key moments of change during its long voyage to the methods we use today. How do they compare? Is news better reported today?

Op-Ed: The Mainstream Media's Abrogation Of Their Journalistic Duty

It was bad enough the press served as campaign arm for Barack Obama's presidential run. Now they act as Big Brother for Obama, sweeping all of the horrendously dirty stuff under the rug. In doing so, they have betrayed every basic tenet of journalism.

Op-Ed: Accuracy In Gaza Reporting Questioned

Some have questioned the accuracy of the reporting in the Operation Cast Lead purported wide spread destruction and death in Gaza, but one freelancer went to look for herself.

Op-Ed: Bias in news reporting a worrying trend?

People have differing ideas; that goes without saying. Assemble 50 economists in a room and you’ll end up with at least 50 different economic forecasts.

Op-Ed: The post-tragedy press conference – Who needs it?

The other day I was watching the news and in-between the lecturing reports on global warming and the troubles in Gaza was a story of a personal, horrible tragedy.

Op-Ed: Good news in the media – it does happen

I was struck with the way news outlets around the world reported on the emergency landing of the US Airways Airbus on the Hudson River in New York and the miraculous survival of the plane’s crew and each and every passenger.
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