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by Rory Byrne

“Digital” security for journalists is intrinsically linked with information security, but the two are not necessarily the same. It’s important to understand information security to maximize digital security. Information security relates to all aspects of how you collect, manage, control, use and dispose of your data. It applies on paper as well as in digital [...] more »

Government & Politics
by Lisa Gardner

Sweeping online surveillance and internet censorship are fast becoming vital means for Thailand’s junta to consolidate political control since seizing power in a coup on May 22. Thailand’s military, since renamed the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has blocked hundreds of websites, issued orders that constrain critical reporting, and threatened those who produce [...] more »

Participation
by Dan Sinker

Community is at the core of what we do at Knight-Mozilla OpenNews—helping to build and strengthen the community of people writing code in journalism. And community is a big part of what has made Mozilla successful—the global community of contributors that has helped to build the Firefox web browser. Community is also at the core [...] more »

Participation
by Neil Holt

This post originally appeared on Northwestern University Knight Lab’s blog. Editor’s note: This is the third post in a series highlighting research and possible new directions for Knight Lab’s Twitter search tool, twXplorer. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are bursting with information thanks to people and organizations the world over ready and [...] more »

Audio/Visual
by Adriano Farano

1989. When the Berlin Wall fell down I was only nine. Yet, I can still remember watching my first newscast while the Cold War was coming to an end. 2010. Steve Jobs announced the iPad in San Francisco — a device that fueled the digital video revolution. When we started working on Watchup we had [...] more »

Business
by Mariana Marcaletti

One of the characteristics of entrepreneurship in Latin America is that people usually open their own businesses out of necessity — when they run out of other options (like getting a full-time job, for instance). The case of media entrepreneurs in the region is a particular one: Although most preserve their day jobs to make [...] more »

Best Practices
by Suyeon Son

This post originally appeared on Northwestern University Knight Lab’s blog. Knight Lab’s Rebecca Lai watches me type every letter of a long file name — something like pythonreallylongfilename1234567.py — into Sublime. After the first couple letters, she cannot contain herself. “TAB COMPLETE! TAB COMPLETE!” If there’s an apt analogy for the way Lai must feel [...] more »

Participation
by Alexa Schirtzinger

Recently, several Knight fellows visited the offices of Palo Alto, Calif., startup Jaunt, which produces virtual-reality software that is, in a word, pretty awesome. Jaunt founder Jens Christensen treated fellows to a demo consisting of several virtual reality scenarios, each of which placed the user at the center of dynamic environments (a skate park, a [...] more »

Participation
by Dan Pacheco

It’s not every day that you stumble across a fundamentally new form of storytelling, but that’s exactly what’s happened in the last few months thanks to a confluence of exciting new technologies and some smart, motivated people working in the so-called field of “virtual reality.” But before I continue, I just want to warn you [...] more »

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