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Press freedom hits lowest level in a decade, Freedom House report reveals

Press freedom hits lowest level in a decade, Freedom House report reveals

IJNet | May 02, 2014

The latest global press freedom report, the growing Hispanic media market, new apps and tools for multimedia journalists 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:

Freedom of the press 2014

Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to the latest edition of Freedom House's press freedom survey. (Freedom House, 5/1)

Fusion’s chief digital officer: Hispanic media market is huge and diverse

Daniel Eilemberg, founder of Animal Politico, is only 35 but has been an editor at several major business and news publications in the U.S. and Latin America. Now, Eilemberg has taken the lessons of Animal Politico with him to Univison’s Fusion.net. (PBS Media Shift, 4/29)

Interactive: Apps and tools for the mobile multimedia journalist

Christian Payne, also known online as Documentally, shares his favorite apps, tools and tips for multimedia storytelling. (Journalism.co.uk, 4/29)

Are journalism schools teaching their students the right skills?

Journalism graduates need to be prepared to work intelligently on the platforms that will carry their work, according to a Texas State university professor. (Nieman Lab, 4/28)

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