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New Centre aims to promote media in a fledgling democracy

In Bhutan, a tiny landlocked country (estimated population: 691,141) surrounded by India and China, a rapidly modernizing civil society is beginning to take steps to promote democratic media.

Jessica Weiss, IJNet Editor | May 28, 2009

Arab media database to launch soon, seeking assistance

Journalists from Arab countries will soon have access to an online database of media outlets, which will also serve as a networking tool for media professionals, researchers and developers.

Nada alwadi | May 27, 2009

Iamnews interfaces between publishers and contributors

This is the fifth installment of an IJNet interview series that takes an in depth look at the operations of various online news platforms, shedding light on the future of global media as envisioned by thought-leaders around the world.

Zul Maidy, IJNet Writer | May 26, 2009

Online network helps journalists hone coding skills

Journalists interested in learning or honing skills in coding can join a new social network, hosted by Ning, titled Journalists/Coders. The site reflects the "evolution of an industry," in which journalists need to be multitalented and versatile.

Jessica Weiss | May 22, 2009

Media law assistance website now available for journalists

The U.S.-based Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) has recently launched a Media Law Assistance Website to provide journalists around the world with legal assistance, information and resources.

Jessica Weiss | May 22, 2009

Webb on the Web: Three examples of traditional media using social tools effectively

We all know that social media tools, such as Facebook and SMS, have become popular. I'd like to show you three examples of folks I think are doing a good job and explain to you why I think they're having a positive impact.

Amy Webb, IJNet Digital Media Consultant | May 18, 2009

Webb on the Web: What's #FollowFriday?

If you're someone who uses Twitter, you've probably started to see folks posting messages with #followfriday included and then a string of Twitter addresses. Here's an example that I sent out recently:

#followfriday: Foodie edition! @offalchris @ruthreichl @richardblais @bittman @PaulKahan @hcantu @Gachatz @andrewzimmern.

Amy Webb, IJNet Digital Media Consultant | May 08, 2009

Social network provides a platform to share research

Journalists interested in communicating about research may find great use in a social network that compiles blogs and provides a forum for discussions and requests for information.

The Research and Media Network contains a social bookmark facility that updates automatically as new Web sites are added, forming a pool of information that can assist researchers with their work.

Zul Maidy | May 07, 2009

GroundReport makes local news global

This is the fourth installment of an IJNet interview series that takes an in depth look at the operations of various online news platforms, shedding light on the future of global media as envisioned by thought-leaders around the world.

Zul Maidy, IJNet Writer | May 06, 2009

‘Knowledge engine' to answer questions directly

Researchers seeking answers online may soon access a free engine that aims to answer questions directly rather than suggesting corresponding Web pages to find answers.

Wolfram Alpha, known as a "computational knowledge engine," will be available to the public from mid-May, according to a BBC news report.

Zul Maidy | May 04, 2009

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