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

Breaking News readers suspend automatic refreshing to avoid spoilers during Sochi Olympic Games.
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Breaking News readers suspend automatic refreshing to avoid spoilers during Sochi Olympic Games.

Laura Aznar.- Breaking news, a digital space which offers rigorous real time news, has published a post that gathers the data regarding how readers were informed about Sochi Olympics. The graph attached, elaborated by the own website, shows how users did not want to know the result of a game before being able to see it, and … Continua llegint

Internet users employ great quantity and diversity of information sources
The extra

Internet users employ great quantity and diversity of information sources

Jara Bravo.- Last study of Navegantes en la Red, an association for the investigation of Communication Means (AIMC), points out that, although television and newspaper websites are the most used sources by web surfers, they also use significantly other means such as “radio, printed newspapers, digital native media, specialized websites or portals”. The study, realized … Continua llegint

BBC defends the expansion of the canon bound to digital content
Europe

BBC defends the expansion of the canon bound to digital content

Jara Bravo.- Tony Hall, general BBC director, has defended the actual funding model, based on the obligatory canon, applied to the whole British public chain; he also believes this model should be applied to contents broadcasted through the Internet. This measure would affect people with computers, tablets and smartphones, as they would have to pay … Continua llegint

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