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Online News Association (ONA) Conference 2008 Coverage

The annual Online News Association (ONA) Conference, taking place September 11 to 13, is welcoming 750 journalists from around the world to Washington, D.C., to discuss news and technology, and how the two will fit together to form the future of journalism.

Jessica Weiss | September 12, 2008

Editor's Pick: 'Does the Media Care'?

I recently came across this interesting article on Indian media's obsession with crime, celebrities, and other social issues, as discussed at a recent seminar organized by the BBC World Service and the Mass Communication Research Center at Jamia Millia Islamia University.

Jessica Weiss | September 11, 2008

Webb on the Web: Make Your Own Search Engine: A how-to guide

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to visit a custom-built search engine as you start to work on your next story? A search engine that would only look through the sources that you specify or sources that you know will return results?

Amy Webb, IJNet Digital Media Consultant | September 05, 2008

Webb on the Web: Getting Friendly...With FriendFeed

With the various new social networking tools, you may find it increasingly difficult to keep track of your various online personae and virtual friends. A relatively new tool called FriendFeed should help those of you with busy social networks.

Amy Webb, IJNet Digital Media Consultant | August 29, 2008

Knight fellow: 'Journalists are vital in educating public on climate change'

Recently, Knight International Journalism Fellow Arul Louis discussed media and climate change with Dr. R.K. Pachauri, director-general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a New Delhi-based organization that focuses on sustainable development. Dr. Pachauri also leads the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S.

Jessica Weiss | August 26, 2008

Knight fellow: 'Journalists are vital in educating public on climate change'

Recently, Knight International Journalism Fellow Arul Louis discussed media and climate change with Dr. R.K. Pachauri, director-general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a New Delhi-based organization that focuses on sustainable development. Dr. Pachauri also leads the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S.

Jessica Weiss | August 26, 2008

Webb on the Web: Q & A With Pandora CEO

The big news in multimedia these days is Pandora. You may not have seen the service, because it's not yet legal outside of the United States. But those who follow digital trends definitely will have heard of the Internet radio station that learns your music preferences and streams music that you'll like.

Amy Webb, IJNet Digital Media Consultant | August 25, 2008

Resources available to help journalists report on climate change

A new Reuters AlertNet online training module aims to help journalists in the developing world cover climate change. The free, 45-minute course gives an overview of some of the pitfalls journalists may face, as well as suggests story ideas.

Jessica Weiss | August 19, 2008

Guidelines for Peace Reporting

The Institute on War and Peace Reporting

Six Duties

I. Duty to understand conflict:

A. We have an obligation to study and understand conflict and conflict resolution generally before reporting on it.

Nina | August 14, 2008

A Dozen Tips for Writing News Online

  1. KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE: Write and edit with online readers' needs and habits in mind. Web usability studies show that readers tend to skim over sites rather than read them intently. They also tend to be more proactive than print readers or TV viewers, hunting for information rather than passively taking in what you present to them.
Jonathan Dube, CyberJournalist.net | August 13, 2008

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