The EJC is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Maastricht, the Netherlands, with a program focused on the topic dearest to its work: journalism education.
Right now Howard Finberg the director of partnerships and alliances at The Poynter Institute in Florida, is giving his keynote speech about the future of journalism education and how this topic will be the key element in determining the future of the journalistic profession at large.
Shortly before the…Continue
The question might not be new but is surely still very hot.
Does Web 2.0, a more widespread and improved Internet connection and the ability to air personal opinions on blogs, social networks and websites make us automatically more engaged with the reality we live in?
Prof. Henry Jenkins is an authority in the field of participatory culture and the (unfulfilled) promise of Web 2.0
Is our society more…Continue
The extent of the invisible surveillance enabled by the Internet is spreading like chicken pox in a kindergarten, yet most of us occasional web surfers and social media addicts largely ignore the extent Big Brother is really watching our every move.
If you thought that Facebook was the only bad guy in town, tracking your every like, share, comment or personal message, it's about time for you to extend your "paranoia reach" and start connecting the dots. For that's what the web…Continue
One week ago the International Journalism Festival held in Perugia, Italy came to an end.
The festival, which was organised for the first time in 2007 by journalist Arianna Ciccone and Chris Potter, is an annual miracle for a country like Italy, whose media landscape is sadly known for being state controlled, biased and mainly focused on national…Continue
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When some weeks ago I read on Corriere della Sera, one of the main Italian national dailies, that a report about "Generation .0" (the nickname the publication gave to the people in their twenties to make it sound cooler than what it really is) was due to be launched soon, I thought it was…Continue
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During a recent visit to Italy last week, I was shocked to realize how much media coverage was dedicated to the apparently unprecedented cold weather hitting the country.
Even before leaving I was warned by friends and family that this was to be "the worst winter since 1985" but I could not anticipate that the national television channels would literally be monopolized by alarmist talks about snow storms, frost, Siberian temperatures and all sorts of weather related apocalyptic…Continue
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It is somehow surprising to observe the coverage of the current Greek crisis by the international media.
Although the situation is one of the most serious which the European Union has faced to date, the level of attention given to the unfolding of the events in Greece seems rather inappropriate.
The major international media outlets provide reports and updates whenever riots break out or parliament decides for yet more austerity measures.
Only a few days ago, on…Continue
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The murder of Sarah Scazzi was covered by the Italian press obsessively since the opening of the case.
With the national and local press increasingly taking over the task of the police authorities, no one knows yet who was responsible for the murder and three people are currently being investigated after spending several months in jail awaiting trial.
The Italian media circus did not stop here and today the national daily CORRIERE DELLA SERA published a photo gallery of the…Continue
The Guardian announced the opening of a two weeks experiment which will invite readers to follow the work of their newsroom online.
Readers will be able to comment and contribute on story pitches currently under development, as the website explains.
A step towards transparency in the media or a clever strategy to increase the pool of information journalists can…Continue
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