Editors in need of a digital background, a Guardian editor's thoughts on journalism and the open Web, a new book on knowledge-based reporting and more from 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:
How many top newspaper editors are from digital backgrounds? Still darn few
Upward of 1,400 digital journalists are expected in Atlanta this week for the annual Online News Association conference. That’s fairly close to the number of daily American newspapers, at last count roughly 1,380. (Poynter, 10/16)
The rise of the reader: journalism in the age of the open Web
Katharine Viner, deputy editor of the Guardian and editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia, gave the AN Smith lecture in Melbourne on Wednesday night. Here's her speech (Guardian, 10/9)
Informing the News: The need for knowledge-based journalism
Informing the News is the new book by Thomas E. Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at the Harvard Kennedy School and founder of the Journalist’s Resource website. (Thomas E. Patterson, 10/8)
Freedom of Expression on the Internet Initiative
The Center on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information at the University of Palermo conducts research on freedom of expression and the Internet as part of its mission to provide information to journalists, government institutions and academics, especially in Latin America. Most of the publications are in Spanish.
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