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
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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 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

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