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Must Reads
by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. How the Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Became a Horror Movie (David Carr / New York Times) 2. Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin’s biggest critic (Michael Birnbaum / Washington Post) 3. Love local journalism whatever platform it lives on (David Higgerson) 4. Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum (Pew […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Harvard’s Shorenstein Center to continue Carnegie-Knight Initiative in support of journalism education reform and knowledge building with new $1 million investment (via Knight Foundation) 2. Sexual harassment in the age of MOOCs (Steve Kolowich / Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. E-learning on snow days in Pennsylvania, Kentucky raises concerns (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) 4. […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Strict new ‘copyright law’ forces end of Google News in Spain (Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land) 2. Facebook gives publishers new tools, hopes they’ll use them to give Facebook more stuff (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Media portrayals of women in tech: Google joins nonprofits to drive change (Conner Forrest / TechRepublic) 4. […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Free flow of government information? Yawn (Margaret Sullivan / New York Times) 2. Mother Jones’ nonprofit fix for serious journalism (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 3. Behind the alarming rise of the online vigilante detective (Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed) 4. 5 to 25% of your news site’s search traffic comes from Google News (Joshua Benton […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Can Apple clear its name in the e-books drama? (Roger Parloff / Fortune) 2. Bookbaby discontinues free & standard e-book publishing package (Michael Koslowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Hachette takes bookselling to Twitter (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 4. 2 easy ways for authors to measure the impact of their social media use […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Americans feel better informed thanks to the Internet (Kristen Purcell & Lee Rainie / Pew Research Internet Project) 2. Can Silicon Valley disrupt journalism if journalists hate being disrupted? (Emily Bell / Guardian) 3. Why I’m interested in First Look’s new social-journalism project (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. Nielsen at a tipping point? Accelerating […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Updated apology digs bigger hole for Rolling Stone (Erik Wemple / Washington Post) 2. St. Louis Post-Dispatch turns off comments in response to Ferguson-related racist remarks (via St. Louis Post-Dispatch) 3. On managing change: Chris Hughes and The New Republic (Ken Doctor / Capital New York) 4. YouTube in a ‘fire drill’ over risk […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Report: Governments around the world expanded online control, surveillance last year (Elizabeth Nolan Brown / Reason) 2. Journalism partnerships: A new era of interest (Rick Edmonds & Amy Mitchell / Pew Research Journalism Project) 3. The newsonomics of the newly quantified, gamified news reader (Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab) 4. Metrics should support a […] more »

Education
by Sonia Paul

Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  DECEMBER 2014 DEADLINES Data & Society Fellowship New York City The fellowship brings together researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists […] more »


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