Journalism & Media

"Journalist's Toolbox" Catalogues Vast Gumshoe Resources

If you are a serious journalist and have not yet discovered the "Journalist's Toolbox," you are in for a treat. The website offers useful sources for a wide range of topics of interest, especially to investigative reporters. Topics include protecting sources, privacy, data visualization, digital verification, transcription tools, rights-free photos, mobile journalism, public records, copy-editing, and more.

Reporters Curious About Tar Sands Not Very Welcome in Canada

Reporter Emily Atkin of the Climate Progress blog told recently of flying into Fort McMurray, Alberta to see the tar sands and being hassled for some 45 minutes by "security" officials because she was a journalist — including being told "We might have to send you back to the States."

May 31, 2014 to June 1, 2014

Journalism School Hackathon at UNC

Can journalism and communications schools help shape the next generation of media entrepreneurs? PBS MediaShift is producing its first Journalism School Hackathon, co-produced and hosted by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The focus for the Hackathon will be on creating sustainable business models and revenues for news outlets.

"N.C. Bill Would Make It a Felony To Disclose Fracking Chemicals"

"People who disclose confidential information about hydraulic fracturing chemicals in North Carolina would be subject to criminal penalties and civil damages, under a bill in the state Legislature."

Source: EnergyWire, 05/19/2014

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