Digital Media Mashup
Tips for Tumblr users, Brazil's first nonprofit news organization and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mashup, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA).
Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:
In Brazil, the Nonprofit Model for Journalism Is Just Being Born Publica is the first nonprofit news organization dedicated to investigative reporting in the world’s fifth-largest country. It’s had to chart its own course. Nieman Journalism Lab
Knight Foundation Invests in Umbel to Provide New Audience Measurement Standard to Media Companies Startup Umbel empowers publishers with audience intelligence that creates new leverage in advertising and sponsor negotiations. Knight Foundation
11 Tumblr Tips for Power Users Once you’ve mastered the basics of Tumblr, consider learning a few more tricks to make the blogging experience even easier. From browsing the dashboard to editing and publishing, the tips listed above can be valuable to seasoned Tumblr users like you — especially if you juggle more than one account. Mashable
Crowdsourcing and the Crisis-Affected Community: Lessons Learned and Looking Forward From Mission 4636 This article reports on Mission 4636, a real-time humanitarian crowdsourcing initiative that processed 80,000 text messages (SMS) sent from within Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. It was the first time that crowdsourcing (microtasking) had been used for international relief efforts, and is the largest deployment of its kind to date. This article presents the first full report and analysis of the initiative looking at the accuracy and timeliness in creating structured data from the messages and the collaborative nature of the process. Robert Munro
85 percent of the World Will Have High-Speed Mobile Internet by 2017 Today, 85 percent of the world’s population has access to a mobile phone with voice and text capabilities. Five years from now, in 2017, the same amount of the global community will have access to high-speed 3G Internet through mobile phones, finds a new report from Ericsson. Mashable