New project New/s Disruptors will examine technology's impact on journalism

by IJNet
Oct 30, 2018 in Miscellaneous

How technology disrupts the news, the ethics of Twitter, citizen journalism in Turkey 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:

New/s Disruptors wants to change the way we think about diversity, tech, and media

New/s Disruptors is a project dedicated to re-framing the narrative of digital disruption in the news industry using a human-centered, community-first approach. (Nieman Lab, 3/17)

Is there anything more public than Twitter?

What are the ethics of publishing a tweet without permission? With millions of users, is everything said on Twitter truly public? These questions are being asked after BuzzFeed republished Twitter conversations about sexual assault. (Global Voices, 3/18)

Q&A: Engin Önder and Zeynep Tufekci on 140journos and the state of journalism in Turkey

Engin Önder cofounded the Turkish citizen journalism platform 140journos, and he considers himself to be a citizen acting journalistically to share information and spark discussions about political issues in Turkey. (Nieman Lab, 3/17)

A short guide to the Internet’s biggest enemies

Reporters Without Borders releases its annual “Enemies of the Internet” index. First launched in 2006, the ranking seeks to track countries that repress online speech, intimidate and arrest bloggers and conduct surveillance of their citizens. (MediaShift, 3/19)

Ukraine's social media revolution years in the making

When a Ukrainian woman's plea for freedom went viral in February and received nearly eight million views, it demonstrated the power of social media in spreading the message of Ukraine's political reform. (Voice of America, 3/14)

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