Digital media mashup

byCenter for International Media Assistance (CIMA)
May 10, 2012 in Miscellaneous

Five portfolio sites for journalists, new business models for investigative journalism and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mashup, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA).

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Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:

5 Free Sites to Help Journalists Build an Online Portfolio

Whether you're a soon-to-be j-school graduate or a journalist looking for a new gig, one thing you will most certainly need is a good portfolio. And not just any portfolio - it has to be online. MediaBistro

Follow Your Favorite Journalist (or Competitor) with Newsle

If you're in the news business, it's important to stay informed about what your fellow reporters (sometimes known as competitors) are writing and publishing. This can be hard to do if you aren't scanning different websites constantly or glued to Twitter and Facebook. MediaBistro

Al Jazeera Unveils New Portal for Citizen Reporters

A multilingual citizen media sharing service called Sharek is to go live in the third quarter of 2012, the Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera has announced. RapidTVNews

Amara - Making Internet Video Truly Global

Knight Foundation and Mozilla announced a US$1 million investment in Amara, which makes video more accessible around the globe by simplifying the way to caption and subtitle it. Amara's Nicholas Reville writes about the service. Knight Foundation

New Models Will Allow Investigative Journalism to Survive

Citizens of this digital era have access to more platforms and channels than ever. But the quality journalism that checks our leaders, that holds accountable the powerful and influential, is in jeopardy. Washington Post

Chinese Flipboard Downloads to Surpass Those in US

Flipboard - a popular news magazine for mobile devices - expects the number of downloads of its app in China to soon surpass those in the United States. BBC

Digital Media Reshaping Traditional Journalism

The need to create a perfect balance between new and traditional media was highlighted at a major media conference attended by top international journalists and thinkers. Arab News