Glenn Greenwald and Pierre Omidyar's new digital magazine, a free data journalism course, a beginner's guide to encryption and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
Pierre Omidyar: First digital magazine to launch in 'coming weeks'
First Look Media — the newly formed media venture from eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and Glenn Greenwald — is beginning to take shape, with the first of a series of digital magazines to be launched in "coming weeks," according to Omidyar. (Mashable, 1/27)
Journalists to be under digital surveillance at Sochi
Journalists will be central targets of the extensive surveillance program introduced by Russian authorities in Sochi in connection with the 2014 Winter Olympic Games that begin February 7. (CPJ, 1/28)
Doing journalism with data: First steps, skills and tools
This free five-module online introductory course gives you the essential concepts, techniques and skills to effectively work with data and produce compelling data stories under tight deadlines. (Data Driven Journalism, 1/29)
A beginner's guide to encryption: What it is and how to set it up
Journalists covering sensitive issues need to keep their data safe or risk getting scooped or burned. Here's an introductory guide on safeguarding your information. (LifeHacker, 1/27)
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