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  • Jul 17

    Islamic State leaves tech companies torn between free speech and security 

    Here is the reason why it’s not so simple to just wipe out terrorist communications on social media: Another challenge for the companies: It is often difficult to distinguish between communiques from terrorist groups and posts by news organizations and legitimate users. Internet freedom advocates also note that much of what groups such as the…

  • Jul 17

    The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook

    Pew Research Center reports that a majority of social media users now use Twitter and Facebook as a source of news: clear majorities of Twitter (63%) and Facebook users (63%) now say each platform serves as a source for news about events and issues outside the realm of friends and family. That share has increased…

  • Jul 15

    Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

    Here’s a summary of the latest in eye-tracking studies. No real surprise: many researchers say that reading onscreen encourages a particular style of reading called “nonlinear” reading—basically, skimming Multi-tasking is the culprit in waning comprehension: The researchers found that when people read short nonfiction onscreen, their understanding of the text suffered because people managed their time…

  • Program design and project management, Pakistan
    Jul 06

    Program design and project management, Pakistan

    Photos by Matiullah Achakzai and Aurangzaib Khan for News Lens Pakistan Schnellinger has been designing and managing media development work in Pakistan since mid-2012. As proposal author and project manager, designed and implemented two multi-faceted media programs across Pakistan Supervised project activities with five nationalities working across 15 time zones Built nationwide teams of journalists for…

  • Nonprofit for new media approaches
    Jul 03

    Nonprofit for new media approaches

    Schnellinger and Willard have long supported efforts to raise the standards in media. Their work with NearMedia and before has always highlighted raising the bar and making explicit the best practices that previously went undocumented. Because their interests cut across education, public information, and the arts, they decided to found a nonprofit charitable organization specifically for…

  • U.S. services representative for Pajhwok Afghan News
    Jul 01

    U.S. services representative for Pajhwok Afghan News

    NearMedia provided oversight and management of U.S. banking, website and payment services, U.S. corporate representation, and other U.S. services for the Afghan news agency that they co-founded, Pajhwok Afghan News, from May 2011 to July 2015.

  • Apr 27

    A word reporters should add to Twitter searches

    Good advice here from a New York Times staffer on crowd-sourcing searches. It’s everyone’s favorite word, and one you should add to any Twitter search that’s seeking personal experiences: The one word reporters should add to Twitter searches that you probably haven’t considered — Medium.

  • Jan 29

    Key principles behind the new Guardian website

    The foundations for the Guardian new site were laid using insights from the Guardian’s in-house analytics platform Ophan into how people were reading its previous site. Indicators such as eye-tracking and heat maps revealed that the long vertical columns of text, which in a way reflected the layout of the newspaper, were not conducive to…

  • Jan 23

    Google now a more trusted source of news than websites it aggregates

    Yahoo, its smaller rival, has been getting into direct content creation, including news. Google is now a more trusted source of news than the websites it aggregates – Quartz.

  • Oct 27

    Americans don’t live in information cocoons

    Partisans from both sides were most likely to consume news from outlets that were estimated to be relatively centrist, a study finds. Americans Don’t Live in Information Cocoons – NYTimes.com.