Brazilian news site offers crowdfunded grants for investigative reporting

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27 sept 2013 dans Journalism Basics

A crowdfunding project in Brazil, what journalists should know about coding, a new book on citizen journalists and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA).

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

For the first time in Brazil, news site distributes journalism grants through panel of crowdfunding donors

The news site Agência Pública announced last Friday, Sep. 20 -- a day before the deadline -- that it had raised the necessary amount to fund its project. (Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, 9/26)

What journalists need to know about the power of code

This summer I found myself in the middle of a discussion that has been on the mind of many modern journalists: Code. - Robert Hernandez (Poynter 9/25)

Reporters, bloggers, news photogs, citizen journalists: Please take this Survey about press credentials

Nieman Lab and some other organizations dedicated to journalism are asking people who gather news for publication to take a survey on press passes, access, and other issues around media credentials. (Nieman Journalism Lab, 9/24)

Citizens rising: independent journalism and the spread of democracy

This is the first book to recount the untold story of the media activists who helped transform contemporary history with consequences that will continue to reverberate into our future. (David Hoffman, CUNY Journalism Press, 12/2013)

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