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Tuesday September 2, 2014

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#HackJersey: Transform Storytelling with Data and #News

#HackJersey: Transform Storytelling with Data and #News

Hack Jersey is New Jersey’s first 24-hour hackathon to invite both journalists and coders to work together and build innovative products that transform the way people use data and experience news in the Garden State. The hackathon, held at Montclair State University on Jan. 26 and 27, will be [Full Story…]

#ColumbiaUniversity Study: #Journalists Still Needed in #News

#ColumbiaUniversity Study: #Journalists Still Needed in #News

A major study released by Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism concluded that computer generated articles, crowdsourcing and bloggers are not expected to replace professional journalists. The report, titled "Post-Industrial Journalism," said that the technological information boom [Full Story…]

BuzzFeed Tries to Reengineer Wire Stories

BuzzFeed Tries to Reengineer Wire Stories

Wire stories are the basis of journalism, but in the age of Facebook and Twitter, news is easily repeated over and over again. Ben Smith, the editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, sees this repetition as an issue. Smith was hired in 2011 and has since hired a staff of reporters and built more of a news [Full Story…]

Expanding Data Journalism, ProPublica Gets $1.9 million Grant

Expanding Data Journalism, ProPublica Gets $1.9 million Grant

The Knight Foundation will be giving ProPublica a $1.9 million data journalism grant to support the News Applications team at ProPublica, among other things. According to Nieman Lab, the nonprofit already hired a full-time staffer for the team, named Lena Groeger, who first joined through a pilot [Full Story…]

Journalism School Students Turn to NY Startup Scene For Jobs

Journalism School Students Turn to NY Startup Scene For Jobs

With traditional jobs still scarce, many recent journalism-school graduates are eschewing conventional career paths and choosing to launch their own digital startups instead. Many find their companies becoming lucrative, and such entrepreneurs credit at least some of their success so far to being [Full Story…]

AP Adds New Twitter Guidelines for Journalists

AP Adds New Twitter Guidelines for Journalists

Journalists at the Associated Press can’t retweet strong opinions unless they are put it into context, said Eric Carvin, AP's NY-based social media editor. A retweet can be interpreted as an endorsement of an viewpoint. At the AP, that's a journalistic no-no.  Carvin said the new guidelines are [Full Story…]

NYTimes Ends NYU & CUNY Hyperlocal Site Collaborations

NYTimes Ends NYU & CUNY Hyperlocal Site Collaborations

The New York Times announced today that they will be ending their hyperlocal news collaborations, dubbed The Local, with both NYU and CUNY that cover the East Village, and the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. According to Capital, both schools were given a few weeks notice [Full Story…]

NYTimes Now Offers Videos on Hulu

NYTimes Now Offers Videos on Hulu

The New York Times and Hulu have signed a licensing agreement that allows videos produced on NYTimes.com to be viewed on Hulu. According to Nieman Journalism Lab, most of the videos will be the length of short documentaries. The first Times video to be featured on Hulu is 36 minute segment on [Full Story…]

Alternative Press Offers Licensing Program for Hyperlocal Outlets

Alternative Press Offers Licensing Program for Hyperlocal Outlets

The Alternative Press (TAP), an indie network of 14 sites in suburban New Jersey, created a new licensing program making hyperlocal news outlets easier to sustain. According to Streetfight, TAP allows startups to have the proper tools to create hyperlocal news with editorial templates and sales [Full Story…]

NYU, Guardian Team Up for Citizen’s Agenda

NYU, Guardian Team Up for Citizen's Agenda

New York University and The Guardian are teaming up for The Citizen’s Agenda. The collaboration between the paper and NYU’s Studio 20 program also represents a repairing of Jay Rosen and Amanda Michel, now an editor at The Guardian, who worked together on HuffPost’s 2008 OffTheBus project. They [Full Story…]

AOL/HuffPost Merger a Work In Progress

AOL/HuffPost Merger a Work In Progress

Recently both New York magazine and Capital New York took in-depth looks at Arianna Huffington and the AOL/HuffPost merger.  The following is some highlights from the articles: Ariana Huffington provides, charisma, power and interest in her position as founder of the Huffington Post. Last year [Full Story…]

Hacks/Hackers Demo Day 3 Taking Place Tomorrow Night

Hacks/Hackers Demo Day 3 Taking Place Tomorrow Night

Hacks/Hackers Demo Day 3 will take place tomorrow, October 11 at 6:30 PM. The event will include presentations on journalism related projects  from: David Joerg, Data Collective Erik Hinton, Baroque Ray Wu, WhatFailed.Us  Michael Bernstein, PenPalNews  Chris van der Walt, UN Global [Full Story…]

Long Island Hyperlocal Site Proves Successful

Long Island Hyperlocal Site Proves Successful

When Riverhead, Long Island resident Peter Blasl grew tired of his job as a free-lance journalist, he turned to his wife Denise Civiletti with a novel idea for a hyperlocal website that would provide a “through-the-lens view” of Riverhead, according to Poytner. Civiletti, who initially feared [Full Story…]

Reddit: Reinventing Crowd-Powered Journalism?

Reddit:  Reinventing Crowd-Powered Journalism?

Mathew Ingram of GigaOm recently profiled David Weinberger's book, The Cluetrain Manifesto, which proposes that clues to the future of news and journalism can be found in the link-sharing site, Reddit.  Owned by NY publisher Condé Nast, the site can be viewed as a form of community or [Full Story…]

NJ Hyperlocal Network “The Alternative Press” Continues Success

NJ Hyperlocal Network "The Alternative Press" Continues Success

Mike Shapiro's NJ hyperlocal online newspaper network, The Alternative Press, has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2008.  The network has grown to cover 15 communities, reaching approximately 400,000 unique visitors annually, and their ad revenues are currently growing by $100,000 a [Full Story…]