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About - journa-list.com - 0 views

  • About Journa-list Why journa-list? Have you ever read an article and thought, I'd really like to know more about the journalist who wrote this? Maybe you want to read previous things the journalist has written, or find out more about their experience in a particular subject area, or get in contact with them. Or perhaps you want to find out who else is writing about a particular subject - say 'Bluetongue' - and compare one journalist's articles with those written by other journalists from different publications. Or, you might want to build your own newsroom of journalists - science journalists for example - and have all their articles emailed directly to you each morning. You can do all of this on journa-list. It's our attempt to make news a bit more transparent and journalists a bit more accountable - on behalf of the public.
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      accountability tool
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The Mr. Wright Blog: Everything in context - 0 views

  • we mused over the perceived legitimacy you can create via a nice website, concluding that in effect, without a solid online presence you don’t exist in today’s media environment. You may not have a definite physical location, but not to worry, a nice website is more or less a substitute. The location is becoming more and more peripheral to the website. Not to say location isn’t important.. it is a nice feather in an organization’s online cap.
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      signals of credibility - an office
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LRB | Jerry Fodor: Why Pigs Don't Have Wings - 0 views

  • The crucial test is whether one’s pet theory can distinguish between selection for trait A and selection for trait B when A and B are coextensive: were polar bears selected for being white or for matching their environment? Search me; and search any kind of adaptationism I’ve heard of. Nor am I holding my breath till one comes along.
  • Lacking arches, domes fall down; so arches are selected for supporting domes. But arches are linked to spandrels for reasons of geometry; so spandrels aren’t selected for, they are ‘free riders’ on selection for arches. The moral is that phenotypic traits can carry information about linkages among the mechanisms that produce them. Free-riding is always suggestive of such linkages, and free-riding is ubiquitous in evolution.
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      if you like something that is a result of free-riding, beware - your liking it has no selectionist impact on its existence
  • When you ask Darwin’s question – why are phenotypes often similar? – you do indeed get Darwin’s answer. But if you ask instead why it is that some phenotypes don’t occur, an adaptationist explanation often sounds somewhere between implausible and preposterous. For example, nobody, not even the most ravening of adaptationists, would seek to explain the absence of winged pigs by claiming that, though there used to be some, the wings proved to be a liability so nature selected against them. Nobody expects to find fossils of a species of winged pig that has now gone extinct. Rather, pigs lack wings because there’s no place on pigs to put them. To add wings to a pig, you’d also have to tinker with lots of other things. In fact, you’d have to rebuild the pig whole hog: less weight, appropriate musculature, an appropriate metabolism, an apparatus for navigating in three dimensions, a streamlined silhouette and god only knows what else; not to mention feathers. The moral is that if you want them to have wings, you will have to redesign pigs radically. But natural selection, since it is incremental and cumulative, can’t do that sort of thing. Evolution by natural selection is inherently a conservative process, and once you’re well along the evolutionary route to being a pig, your further options are considerably constrained; you can’t, for example, go back and retrofit feathers.
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  • ‘We don’t approve of eating grandmother because having her around to baby-sit was useful in the hunter-gatherer ecology.’
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Great Moments In Journalism: David Pogue writes whatever you tell him to - Valleywag - 0 views

  • Pogue wrote what the company told him to. This is the trouble with exclusives. Pogue wrote a glowing review, ahead of the product's launch, and then looked like a fool when the company's website -- which Pogue hadn't seen, since it was scheduled to launch the same day as his exclusive review came out -- posted very different prices than were in print.
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      the trouble media gets into ...
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The Click Heard Round the World: Andrew Puddephatt on media reform from a human rights ... - 0 views

  • Andrew Puddephatt on media reform from a human rights perspective This morning I attended a very broad and interesting side-event on “Global Information and Communication Policy” organized by Consumer’s Union.  The event featured an international panel of speakers including : Luiz Fernando Marrey Moncau, Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor, Brazil Rosemary Okello-Orlale, African Woman and Child Feature Service, Kenya Bjarne Pedersen, Consumers International Andrew Puddephatt, Global Partners UK Jamie Love, CPTech Andrew issued a provocative challenge to the media reform community to show the evidence of their claims. 
  • We are interested in moving toward a curating model of information.  Information needs to be curated in  a way that shows the information that you want similar to how a museum curates a large body of information into discrete exhibits and presentations that people can understand and digest.
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      is journalism curation? and what does curation do to the messages that are produced?
  • who is doing the curating?  Is it going to be bottom-up or done by Bill Gates and Google.
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  • The problem is not technology or capacity – we have lots of geeks. It’s an organizational issue – we are divided and unable or unwilling to connect with each other across borders.
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      is internet not being used for transnational network building _becasue_ there is fundamentally no desire for this?
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Slashdot | Rob Malda Answers Your Questions - 0 views

  • The thing is that every now and then we do something important. Like really important. We break a story, or house a discussion that changes a mind. I think that we serve an important role on-line. We're a pub where people gather to talk about the days events, and I think this has tremendous value. I think I still am here because there's a community here that I like. And besides, it beats flipping burgers.
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      slashdot - when is it important?
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Knowledge Politics Quarterly - 0 views

  • Laura Kyrke-Smith
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      Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed (Preamble of the Constitution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, November 1945).
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http://news.bbc.co.uk - BBC News Player - Huw's top tips: What is news? - 0 views

  • Huw explains that broadcast news is about telling stories people want or need to know on radio, TV or a news website.
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      news is - "anyting people might be interested in or might need to know about" "need to know about" - from what point of view? "interested in" - what determines what they are interested in?
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    accountability as part of bbc objective
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What is News? - 0 views

  • Friction tends to lead to interest, and that's what reporters and editors want.  Ultimately, they want a story that will cause their readers, listeners, or viewers to sit up and pay attention.
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    "paying" attention - that is what is wanted from an audience
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Funding for your news web site idea -Worldwide - 0 views

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    This is interesting... Without this group's bookmark sharing, I'd have never come across this news. Thanks for sharing. Any good idea for Open Democracy and/or Diigo :-) Best, Maggie
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NATHAN ROTHSCHILD & THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO - 0 views

  • "Rothschild coaches careened down the highways; Rothschild boats set sail across the Channel; Rothschild agents were swift shadows along the streets. They carried cash, securities, letters and news. Above all, news -- the latest exclusive news to be vigorously processed at stock market and commodity bourse.
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    the foundational story of the manipulation of the stock market by private information flows
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Up to 5 million in funding for news web sites - 0 views

  • This is year two of the Knight News Challenge, a contest awarding as much as $5 million for innovative ideas using digital experiments to transform community news. 
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      The Knight Foundation is offering up to 5 million in funding for innovative news web site ideas. Anyone can enter at www.newschallenge.org
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Slashdot | Wikipedia 2.0, Now With Trust? - 0 views

  • "The online encyclopedia is set to trial two systems aimed at boosting readers' confidence in its accuracy. Over the past few years, a series of measures aimed at reducing the threat of vandalism and boosting public confidence in Wikipedia have been developed. Last month a project designed independently of Wikipedia, called WikiScanner, allowed people to work out what the motivations behind certain entries might be by revealing which people or organisations the contributions were made by . Meanwhile the Wikimedia Foundation, the charity that oversees the online encyclopedia, now says it is poised to trial a host of new trust-based capabilities."
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      so, will wikiscanner now work for those who really want an interested change to be trusted? the workaround seems quite simple...
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Impact of Blogging: Ezines & Blogs: New Forms of Journalism - 0 views

  • Both opendemocracy.net and bloggossip.com were very easy to find on the Google search engine. I had no trouble at all finding these two useful sights and thought bloggossip.com was the easiest to read. Blogggossip.com had many bright pictures on the home page which attracted me to the web sight. The sight was very well formated and easy to navigate. Opendemocracy.net appeared to be a bit more credible. All of the stories on this sight were headline stories. One difference between the ezine headline stories and the blog headline stories were that the blog headline stories were geared toward entertainment. It seems as though entertainment is a classic form of headlining here in America, whereas in the global market, headlining is focused on serious issues, such as global warming.Surprisingly enough both web sights, including the blog sight, seemed to be quite credible.
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    right out of the survey results
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NxE's Fifty Most Influential Bloggers at Weekly Articles About Blogging - NxE - 0 views

  • NxE’s Fifty Most Influential Bloggers
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      tech-dominated list of top blogs gawker is interesting as a "blogging empire" ... what are the synergies? seo?
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TIMESSELECT CONTENT FREED | By HOLLY M. SANDERS | Business News | Financial | Business ... - 0 views

  • n July, The Post reported that insiders were lobbying to shut down the service. After two years, however, the move to do away with TimesSelect may have more to do with growth than grumbling inside the paper. The number of Web-only subscribers who pay $7.95 a month or $49.95 a year fell to just over 221,000 in June, down from more than 224,000 in April.
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      numbers of online subscribers to NYT
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Insurgents Muster Their Forces Online - washingtonpost.com - 0 views

  • Insurgents Muster Their Forces OnlineRadio Free Europe Report Describes Iraq Fighters' New Media Versatility
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      new media for terrorists
  • The makers of Web-based propaganda may not be easy to track down, but their work isn't hard to find. As the report, titled "The War of Images and Ideas," makes clear, there is an astonishing array of media product feeding the worldwide appetite for news from the other side of the war in Iraq.
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'Maoist rebels' target goods train in India | openDemocracy - 0 views

  • US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty have said that Web-based propaganda from Iraq is far more complex and sophisticated than Western media give insurgents credit for. Very "fast-paced and clearly aimed at the video game generation", there is a vast myriad - primarily Sunni - of perspectives from the other side of the Iraq War available on the Web, catering to a wide variety of media consumption habits.   
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      international perspectives on the news
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Subvert and Profit - 0 views

  • We are the crowdsourcing black market. We pay social media website users for their votes, and sell them to advertisers who want to boost their exposure on these sites.
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      gaming
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AssignmentZero | An Experiment in Pro-Am Journalism - 0 views

  • Subvertandprofit.com “operates a black market for votes on social networking sites,” in the words of its 19-year-old founder, who goes by the pseudonym Ragnar Danneskjold. Ragnar told AZ contributor Derek Powazek that while some users of Digg.com “cling to democracy as the final ideal,” others “understand that their community is a wild anarchy...and I believe they like it that way.”
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      web populism and the democratic ideal
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