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ProPublica Data Store is launched: a project which sells information to journalists for their investigations
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ProPublica Data Store is launched: a project which sells information to journalists for their investigations

Laura Aznar.- ProPublica, a small independent non profit agency, has presented ProPublica Data Store, an online shop where data content, graphs, histories and interactive apps will be offered to journalists, who can buy the material and use it on their work. The project’s objective is to make economic profit from the information, and to obtain … Continua llegint

Freedom of expression in China is in hands of independent digital means
Asia

Freedom of expression in China is in hands of independent digital means

Laura Anglès.- Independent digital media are an alternative to the censorship implemented by the Chinese Government. So has said university professor and journalist Ying Chan, who has granted an interview to The Tyee, where he spoke about the precarious situation of Chinese communication means. “Social media, while heavily censored, have created space for public expression … Continua llegint

El Periódico launches a new digital edition in Viladecans
Catalonia

El Periódico launches a new digital edition in Viladecans

Irina Barnés. – With the intention of approaching Catalan citizens to information as much as possible, El Periódico initiated this month of March its digital version at a local level, focused on Viladecans, a town of Baix Llobregat. This local edition will feature its own webpage with a compilation of general information that is already … Continua llegint

eldiario.es reverses its economic situation
Spain

eldiario.es reverses its economic situation

Georgina Boixereu.- eldiario.es closes the first 2013 financial exercise with 13,330€ of net profit. The digital newspaper, managed by Ignacio Escobar, predicted for this year a loss of 70,376€, but unexpected benefits have permitted a flip on the newspaper. The newspaper’s incomes enter from three different sources: advertisement, sales of the “Cuaderno” magazine, and the subscribers’ contributions. … Continua llegint

BBC offers recommendations for journalistic coverage through Twitter
The extra

BBC offers recommendations for journalistic coverage through Twitter

Irina Barnés.- After the BBC channel became this week the communication means to share more information through Twitter, Mark Frankel, BBC’s digital content editor has given, exclusively for Journalism.co.uk, four basic recommendations for journalistic coverage of events through said social network. The first recommendation is the use of a simple language. 140 characters is not … Continua llegint

Ruanda students will receive online education thanks to a Facebook initiative
The extra

Ruanda students will receive online education thanks to a Facebook initiative

Alba Barrionuevo.- Facebook has announced a new pilot project which pretends to bring free online education to Ruanda. The initiative, called SocialEDU and that wants to be a referent for further operations, was presented around Internet.org, a project which intention is that the Internet access is available for anyone around the world. This new programme’s objective … Continua llegint