Social journalist Andy Carvin to join Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media

by IJNet
Feb 6, 2014 in Miscellaneous

A new podcast network for public radio, a viral campaign to free detained journalists, a slew of data journalism links and more 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:

Andy Carvin, a pioneer in using Twitter for real-time journalism, joins Omidyar’s First Look Media

Former NPR editor Andy Carvin says he is joining Pierre Omidyar’s new venture First Look Media because he wants to help create a new media entity that has social elements baked into it from the beginning, instead of just seeing them as an add-on. (GigaOm, 2/4)

#FreeAJStaff: Journalists start viral campaign to free Al Jazeera reporters In Egypt

A former BBC journalist and his Al Jazeera English colleagues have been detained in Egypt for 38 days, accused of "fabricating news" and plotting against the military government. (Huffington Post, 2/4)

Top Ten #ddj: The week’s top data journalism links

The Global Investigative Journalism Network curated a list of must-see data journalism links from Twitter. This week's list includes items from HybLab, the Verification Handbook, and GIJN, among others. (GIJN, 2/6)

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IJNet photo of Andy Carvin by Mohammad Al abdallah