The editor's role as the gatekeeper of news that is published, a new tool for integrating web apps, freedom of expression on the Internet and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:
What’s new in digital and social media research: How editors see the news differently from readers and the limits of filter bubbles
How much overlap is there between what editors choose to focus on and what social media users grab on to? This question revitalizes an old debate over editorial judgment, gatekeeping, and norms of “newsworthiness.” (Nieman Lab, 3/31)
Tool for journalists: Zapier, for automating web apps
Zapier is a tool for connecting and automating web apps. It integrates with more than 250 web apps, including Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Dropbox, Soundcloud, Google Docs and Feedly. (Journalism.co.uk, 3/31)
Technological progress and economic crisis reshape media landscape, according to new UNESCO report
Advances in technology and innovative business models have opened avenues for freedom of expression across the world, but new challenges have also emerged in the form of Internet censorship, filtering, blocking and surveillance. (UNESCO, 3/24)
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