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View Resource Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

Founded in 2002, the Knight Center for Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin was created as a professional training and outreach program for journalists throughout the Americas. During its first year of existence, the Center focused its work on Brazil and Mexico and on establishing a series of seminars and workshops to train journalists from these countries. Other work involves working...

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View Resource BBC World Service: The Fifth Floor

The Fifth Floor presents "a fresh look at the stories of the week" with journalists from BBC's 27 language sections. Hosted by David Amanor, the podcast series is reminiscent of a British take on "This American Life" focused on stories from around the world. Episodes tend to focus on the idiographic details of larger issues. For instance, recent programs have explored the story of Rio de Janeiro...

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View Resource Nieman Journalism Lab

Journalists and journalism students of all stripes may be interested in the Nieman Journalism Lab, "an attempt to help journalism figure out its future in an Internet age." Established in 2008 by veteran journalist Joshua Benton, the Lab is part of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, which was founded in 1938 to provide fellowship to innovative journalists, of whom Benton...

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https://www.niemanlab.org/
View Resource The Open Notebook

The Open Notebook is a resource designed to help science journalists and journalism students hone their reporting and writing skills. Although targeted specifically to science writers, The Open Notebook provides discussion and advice about pitching stories, reporting, and writing that will be of interest to any journalist. Readers will find insightful interviews with science writers about their...

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https://www.theopennotebook.com/
View Resource A.J. Jacobs

A.J. Jacobs has published a number of best selling books, including Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection, My Life as an Experiment: One Man's Humble Quest to Improve Himself, and The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to become the Smartest Person in the World. His work has been hailed as "hilarious" by Jon Stewart and "bright, funny, and even useful" by the New York...

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https://ajjacobs.com/
View Resource Embargo Watch

In the field of journalism, it is common for sources to sometimes request a press embargo, meaning that they ask reporters to refrain from publishing information until a certain date or until certain conditions are met. In theory, this is reasonable. However, there are times when journalists perceive embargoes as overly restrictive and unnecessarily entangling. Medical journalist Ivan Oransky has...

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View Resource Columbia Journalism Review: Innovations

Founded in 1961, the Columbia Journalism Review offers a mix of reporting, analysis, and commentary focused on the evolution of the art and business of media. The Innovations section of the magazine publishes content concerning the forefront of continually transforming print, television, and Internet media, with articles that broach such topics as whether the New York Times will go printless, how...

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https://www.cjr.org/innovations/
View Resource Longform

Longform, which is sponsored by the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh, connects readers to new and classic non-fiction from around the web. The site gathers non-fiction articles that are longer than 2,000 words (i.e. long form journalism) and lists them on the homepage. Four or five articles are added every day, making for a virtual cornucopia of in-depth reading. The site provides a...

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https://longform.org/
View Resource First Draft

From the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy comes First Draft News: a project dedicated to "fight[ing] mis- and disinformation through fieldwork, research, and education." The project has a number of resources that may be of interest to librarians and educators. Professionals in these fields may want to start by checking out the education section,...

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https://firstdraftnews.org
View Resource MIT Center for Civic Media

According to the MIT Center for Civic Media website, civic media is "any form of communication that strengthens the social bonds within a community or creates a strong sense of civic engagement among its residents." With funding from the Ford Foundation and other major donors, and with collaborators from around the country and around the world, the Center for Civic Media website has a good deal to...

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https://civic.mit.edu/
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