July #3


Guardian activate video: resisting repression in Zimbabwe with web media and text messages bit.ly


Online privacy

via Resourceshelf: How to read a privacy policy  tr.im


Who pays for news?

Columbia Journalism Review: Who pays for news? Their paywall will deter some readers.. bit.ly

Gruber on David Simon’s Columbia Journalism Review piece on paywalls bit.ly


Filesharing disconnections

Hull ISP Karoo filesharing disconnections: guilt by accusation, punishment without trial tr.im


The Daily Mail

Dividing the known world into things which killl and things which cure: ‘crowdsourcing the Mail’s ontological project, amazing, fabulous, brilliant’. Inspired by Ben Goldacre tr.im 


Local papers

Economist on closure of local newspapers: Bedworth Echo bit.ly

Roy Greeenslade: local papers fighting a war in print that will be won online bit.ly



Alan Rusbridger talks about new forms of ‘mutual’ news, combining crowsourced material and traditional investigative journalism. Using example photographs from policing the G20 protests and Ian Tomlinson’s death which were supplied by witnesses. Also, the substantial Guardian investigation into corporate tax evasion and the role of Wikileaks in defeating an injunction against publication. 

He also makes a  case for public subsidy of Press Association newspapers reporting regional news.

Decline of local news may allow corruption in public institutions to grow, Guardian editor warns bit.ly 

Growth of online watchdogs like Fix My Street and They Work for You- are they ‘journalism’ and does it matter? bit.ly 


Culture, Media & Sport press standards committee

investigate alleged use of phone hacking by News of the World

1 video: Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger & Nick Davies bit.ly

2 video: News of the World executives & former editor Andy Coulson  bit.ly



Programme for TED Global at Oxford conferences.ted.com


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