eldiario.es reverses its economic situation
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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
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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
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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

The Guardian receives an award for press freedom
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The Guardian receives an award for press freedom

Laura Anglès.- The Assamblea de la Unió de Periodistes Valencians has reached an agreement to concede 2014 Press Freedom prize to The Guardian newspaper. The award is principally directed to its director, Alan Rusbrigder, who coped with British Government pressures after the journal disclosed the espionage brought to terms by the United States with some collaborator … Continua llegint

FAPE asks Venezuelan Government to end with the information shutdown
Latin America

FAPE asks Venezuelan Government to end with the information shutdown

Jara Bravo.- Federación de Associaciones de Periodistas d’España (FAPE) has urged the Venezuelan Government to override the censorship it imposed due to protests spreading around the country some weeks ago, and has expressed its support to journalists and communication means. “Press freedom is a fundamental right in a democracy, for which trying to cut it … Continua llegint

Zuckerberg and Koum: main characters of MWC’s first day
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Zuckerberg and Koum: main characters of MWC’s first day

Laura Bernis – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s creator, and Jan Kouw, WhatsApp’s founder, have been the stars on the first day of the Mobile World Congress. The expectation was at its highest after the announcement of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, and everyone was waiting specially for Zuckerberg’s declarations. Jan Koum’s turn came first. During his morning … Continua llegint

A fake news website highlights the lack of rigor of some media
Latin America

A fake news website highlights the lack of rigor of some media

Laura Aznar.- Actualidad Panamericana, a portal that is scarcely a month and a half old, has revolutionized the whole Internet. The web, which defines itself as “a space for humorous criticism”, launched a series of fake news that have been widely spread. It already counts with more than 300,000 visits, and its growing influence has led … Continua llegint