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Archive for March, 2011|Monthly archive page

H1N1 cases on the rise in Venezuala

In General on March 31, 2011 at 6:03 am

“H1N1 has spread rapidly to some other states in the country, increasing from 12 [es] to 342 [es] cases and 4 deaths in less than a month.

Marcos Díaz Orellana, the governor of the sate of Merida [es], suspended classes in the University of Los Andes as part of a preventive measure.”

From Global Voices Online


Journalist Nick Robertson angrily accuses Fox of lying in their ‘human shield’ story

In General on March 23, 2011 at 4:09 am

The Future of the Field: Computational Journalism

In General on March 11, 2011 at 7:51 am

A computational journalism reading list

An excellent post by Jonathan Stray (associated press), in which he gives a categorical overview of introductory reading for computational journalism including data journalism, visualization, computational linguistics, communication technology, free speech, information tracking, filtering/recommendation, and measuring public knowledge.

Investigating thousands (or millions) of documents by visualizing clusters

Stray’s talk at the recent NICAR (National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting) conference, demonstrates the practical importance of computational techniques in modern reporting.

Many Eyes

An experiment from IBM with useful visualization tools.

BBC staff detained and beaten by Gaddafi forces in Libya

In News on March 10, 2011 at 3:53 am

The guardian reports on two BBC reporters being arrested and subjected to beatings and mock execution in Libya.

Problems for NPR

In General on March 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Controversial statements by an NPR executive lead to resignation and attacks on funding

NPR blog on the subject, frequently updated.

Slate on DeMint’s senate proposal, not very thorough.

First post: some interesting articles about journalism

In News on March 9, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Why I would rather work for the yakuza than National Geographic Television
An investigative journalism living in Japan reveals National Geographic Television’s unethical behavior

A letter to the Huffington Post from its unpaid contributors

Learning to love the (shallow, divisive, unreliable) new media
A well-written piece from the atlantic about accepting news trends, giving readers (customers) what they want rather than what they should have.