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Study: YouTube Becoming Major News Source

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A new study has found that YouTube is emerging as a major platform for news, one to which viewers increasingly turn for eyewitness videos in times of major events and natural disasters.


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Major news organizations find they have to lighten up to thrive on YouTube

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Pew set out to examine news consumers’ habits on YouTube and its place in the larger news ecosystem. Seven years since its inception, YouTube has created “a new kind of television news” that embraces an interplay of professional- and citizen-produced content, according to Pew.


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The Journalist’s Toolbox

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Twitter and Social Media Resources.


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Are we stuck in filter bubbles? Here are five potential paths out

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The filter bubble is a name for an anxiety — the worry that our personalized interfaces to the Internet will end up telling us only what we want to hear, hiding everything unpleasant but important. It’s a fabulous topic of debate, because it’s both significant and marvelously ill-defined. 


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Huffington Post to tune into community conversation with live streaming video network

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"What ticks you off?" @HuffPostLive asked the world in a tweet today, inviting anyone with an answer and a webcam to vlog about it.Yes, vlog. The Huffington Post is bringing video blogging back into vogue with HuffPost Live 3,2,1… phase one of a plan, unveiled Tuesday, to build a live streaming video network into its website.


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BBC - Blogs - College of Journalism - How to sell a tweet

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There is a big difference between journalists and brand marketers, but both want to interest people in their tweets. So a report by the New York marketing company Buddy Media, Strategies for Effective Tweeting, designed for marketing managers, has some interesting points for journalists too.


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EBU-EU partnership to be signed

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EU Enlargement & Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle and EBU President Jean-Paul Philippot are scheduled to sign a seminal Partnership Agreement to boost the EBU’s work in countries aspiring to EU membership. The agreement would unlock European Union (EU) funding for EPP activities aimed at strengthening PSM in countries seeking to join the EU. 


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EBU acts to promote freedom beyond EU borders

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The European Union (EU) is putting money behind the EBU work to strengthen Public Service Media (PSM) in countries aspiring to become EU members. As part of an agreement with the EBU, the EU has pledged €500,000, with more to follow, along with extension of the commitment to countries bordering the EU to the east and south.


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Reflections with John Pilger

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Veteran investigative journalist John Pilger cannot explain what has driven him to travel the world and cover some of its most important stories for the past half century. From being the youngest journalist to be named Journalist of the Year – and winning the award twice – to witnessing numerous conflicts – Pilger’s reputation precedes him.


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Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk

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Forty years after Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein wrote their first stories about the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington’s Watergate office building, the future of investigative reporting is at risk in the chaotic digital reconstruction of journalism in the United States. Resource-intensive investigative reporting has become a burden for shrunken newspapers struggling to reinvent themselves and survive. Nonprofit start-ups seeking to fill the gap are financially fragile themselves, with their sustainability uncertain.


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