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"It would a huge benefit to society if we can get with social networking to where we are with email today: it is fundamentally decentralized with nobody controlling who can email whom about what, anyone can use email essentially for free, there are opensource and commercial implementations available and third parties are offering value added services."

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Check out our brand new behind-the-scenes video from PaleyNext Chicago featuring Upworthy, Newsy, nowSpots, and Medill School faculty member and PaleyNext coach Rich Gordon. 

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"Percolate’s big selling point is that it helps brands become better participants in social media by helping them figure out what to say."

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Bevnote Gerges, 17, (left) and Carolina Cordovas, 18, are two of the students that designed apps. Photo by Jeanne Noonan, New York Daily News

Queens Teens Showcase Their Tech Skills with Mobile Apps

A group of students from Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens have taken their tech-savvy to a new level and developed smartphone applications that they showcased at the National Academy Foundation’s Next Conference in Washington, D.C. The apps, which include games, math tools, a recipe guide, and even a program to locate handicap-accessible subway stations, were developed by the teens as part of a curriculum aimed at teaching practical technology skillsRead more in the NY Daily News.

Are you a high school student who’s interested in developing your own mobile apps? There are two days left to register for NYC Generation Tech, which will teach you the skills you need to be NYC’s next tech entrepreneur. For more information or to apply, visit the NYC Generation Tech website.

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Marking one of the first moves under new digitally focused president and publisher Larry Kramer, USA Today will now begin publishing a daily guide to help its readers navigate the tangled web of internet video. “TV on the Web” will appear as a daily online and print listing of what  editors and reporters at the Gannett-owned national newspaper feel are the best web videos and podcasts. The selection will be highlighted by USA Today Pop Candy blogger Whitney Matheson, who will render a weekly viewing recommendation.

Read more.

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Jonathan Gray, editor of the Data Journalism Handbook, in a Q&A with O’Reilly:

Broadly speaking, “data journalism” is a fairly recent term that is used to describe a set of practices that use data to improve the news. These range from using databases and analytical tools to write better stories and do better investigations, to publishing relevant datasets alongside stories, and using datasets to deliver interactive data visualizations or news apps.

Precisely where one places the emphasis depends on what one thinks is important. This is why in the book we have several sections in the introduction where we’ve asked leading practitioners, advocates and scholars what data journalism means to them, what makes it distinctive and why they think it is important.

Regarding the need for the book: Quite simply, data can help us to answer questions about the world. While it certainly isn’t a panacea, or an objective reflection of the world, data is an increasingly important part of our information landscape. Rather than relying on the analysis of public bodies, public relations agencies, or experts for hire, journalists and their readers should be able to explore, interrogate and critically analyze databases for themselves. The handbook is our attempt to encourage journalists to increase their own data literacy, and hopefully the data literacy of their readers.

FJP: The Data Journalism Handbook is a free and opensource reference guide. Download it here. It’s a very useful resource. We’ve talked about a few other data journalism tools in the past. See some posts here

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Teaching Entrepreneurial Journalism

Thinking about j-school? This video is a good example of what the more progressive programs are beginning to teach.

Here, CUNY Professor CW Anderson tells us about his Entrepreneurial Journalism course, where his students study new (and theoretical) business models, meet industry people, and then pitch then their own “journalism business.” Almost all of them, he said, had to grapple with the realization that getting a job at a daily might not be the best out-of-college move anymore.

For more from Chris, see these FJP videos and look for his book, Networking the News: The Struggle to Rebuild Metropolitan Journalism, 1997-2011 later this year from Temple University Press.

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"In technology the more things change, the more the stay the same. You cannot ever rest. Because the big change that is going to upset your nice apple cart is right around the corner. Today that is mobile. Tomorrow, who knows? I am trying like hell to figure out what that will be and jump on it. Because that’s how you play this game."

- Mobile is Where the Growth Is, Fred Wilson
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“There’s an oligarchy in the media and that needs to be broken up” - Cory Booker launches news startup #waywire

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Welcome NewsDiffs, a new service that tracks changes to evolving news stories online over time. Born yesterday, June 17, 2012, at the Knight Mozilla MIT hackathon.