• What is periscope and how does it work?

    By DEMBA Kandeh

    Photo by: Ron Mader, Used under creative commons
    Photo by: @RonMader, Used Under Creative Commons

    Since the emergence of social media, the drive for better and greater tools continues to pre-occupy the minds of developers and users. Earlier this year, Periscope was launched as a live television broadcasting tool.… Fancy it?

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    Scrollytelling: Explain the World in Style

    By Drasko Vlahovic

    Scrollytelling is a hot trend in online journalism! All the leading players in the media industry have joined the quest for applying innovative storytelling methods. Photos, data visualizations and video effects are combined to produce engaging and impactful stories.Fancy it?

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    The Wikipedia of News: Crowdsourcing Journalism

    By Drasko Vlahovic

    Is journalism a profession? Can anyone be a journalist? Those questions have long bothered both the academia and people working in the field. Today the discussions about the nature and future of journalism are more popular than ever.… Fancy it?

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    Filling The Media´s Blank Spots

    By Ida Eri Sørbye

    There are many blank spots on the media map. Some places, some wars and some perspectives always seem to keep it off the radar; they are non-events, even though they are just as real as those becoming world class events.… Fancy it?

  • Challenges of funding for journalism innovation

     By Demba Kandeh

    Funding for innovations generally constitute a huge challenge for innovators across different parts of the world. Across different fields, not least in journalism innovation, funding is often a nightmare for many great ideas.

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    A poster at a 2007 Citizen Journalism Unconference.
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    Plag App: making your content go viral

    By Gabrielė Gedvilaitė

    Sharing, liking, following or tweeting is a part of many social media users’ daily life. A relevantly new mobile application called Plag introduces a new way of spreading the information: by ‘infecting’. This social network is based on the concept of a virus: your location determines to what extent you are exposed to the content of other users.Fancy it?

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    ‘SHNUPS’: A Light in the Hashtag Jungle?

    By Hanna Valerie Wolf

    The German start-up SHNUPS aims to provide an overview of trending hashtags across social media platforms – an attractive idea not only for journalists, but also for Twitter-sceptics. Its success, however, will depend on its ability to engage a larger community of social media savvy contributors.Fancy it?

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    Mindshakes: News Food For The Millennials

    By Anne Koopman

    Mindshakes, a new online news platform for the Dutch millennial. Is this the answer to the big question; how to reach Generation Y?

    Only a couple of days ago, Mindshakes celebrated their one-month anniversary. The online platform by now has more than 6.700 likes on Facebook and 283 followers on Twitter, and Editor in Chief Ward Wijndelts says the achieved results so far exceed all expectations.… Fancy it?

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    Virtual Reality: The Quest for an Immersive News Experience

    By John Ainger

    The perpetuation of virtual reality may well have negative consequences for spotty teenagers who haven’t left their room in days, but the development of this technology holds many exciting prospects for immersing the audience in journalism.

     

    My ears were pounding with the cacophony of rapturous applause and the rabid screams of 80,000 adoring fans.… Fancy it?

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    Big Stories for Small Screens: Are longreads fit for smartphones?

    By Kristian Andersen

    Not too many years ago, it was a common perception that the emergence of the Internet would doom the existence of quality journalism. The myth claimed that not only would legacy media be forced to cut back on less profitable resource-demanding stories, but furthermore the Internet was inherently unfit for long articles.… Fancy it?