“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
#digitfi13: Giornali, giornalisti e comunità di riferimento
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Probabilmente pensare che Internet sia la sola causa del declino dei giornali è altrettanto sbagliato quanto credere che possa rappresentare, di per sé, l’unica soluzione. Serve un cambiamento culturale, nuovi paradigmi. E se la…
Life under Pinochet : Chile 40 Years On
‘The day we buried our freedom’ — Isabel Allende
On September 11, 1973, Gen. Augusto Pinochet seized power in a U.S.-backed coup that deposed the democratically elected president, Salvador Allende, who committed suicide rather than surrender and led to 17 years of military rule.
- In commemoration of the anniversary, the collaborative project “Chile from within,” edited by the Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, is being released in a digital edition. Originally published in 1990 and now out of print, the book compiled the previously unseen work of sixteen Chilean photographers, who documented their experience during this tumultuous era. Meiselas’s project provided them with a medium to share their own experiences, previously suppressed by the government. (more)
- Photojournalist Julio Etchart spent the 70s and 80s documenting Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile and, by “keeping a low profile and my head down”, he says he was able to capture much of the rising resistance on camera. In memory of his victims, Amnesty International UK is hosting an updated version of Julio’s 1988 exhibition Chile’s 9/11 at the Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch, London, on weekdays from 9-20 September. (more)
Al Jazeera Magazine: Notes from the Field
In the September edition of our award-winning digital magazine, we feature not just the stories making the headlines, but also the deeper, untold tales that underscore them.
Al Jazeera journalists, correspondents and filmmakers take the reader onto the frontlines of their storytelling and offer a glimpse into their own notes from the field with features from India, Kashmir, DR Congo, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Myanmar, the Philippines, China and the US. (Click on the photo to read more about the content)
The magazine was recently honoured at the 2013 Webby Awards where it received the People’s Voice Award in the Best News Tablet category.
The Al Jazeera English magazine is available for free download on iPad, iPhone and Android tablet devices.
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Government crackdown prompts bloodshed in Egypt
Security forces have moved in on two sit-ins organized in support of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, razing their camps and firing on demonstrators in a shocking display of force.
Conflicting reports of casualty figures ranged from 40 to more than 300, according to local media reports and the Muslim Brotherhood, respectively.
The death toll was expected to climb as the sit-ins turned from scenes of flag-waving protests to images reminiscent of war. The wounded and the dead were carried to a makeshift field hospital next to the Rabaa mosque, where doctors donned gas masks and floors were slippery with blood.
Protesters and police clashed near Cairo University and Rabaa, with security officials setting camps ablaze while snipers watched from above. A state of emergency has been declared in all Egyptian cities, as Morsi supporters try to recover their mounting casualties.
Photos: Mosaab El-Shamy / EPA, Aly Hazzaa, Ahmed Abd El Latif / Associated Press
The internet gives journalists unprecedented opportunities to reimagine our relationships with the public we serve; the forms that news can take; and the business models that can support it.
Relationships: Using the net and its services — Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram — as platforms, the public can now share what they know and what they witness on their own, without mediators — that is, without media. But there is still a need for journalists, perhaps greater than ever. Journalists must add value to that flow of information, confirming facts, debunking rumors, finding sources, adding context and explanation, and, most importantly, asking the questions and getting the answers that are not in the flow — that is: reporting.
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Robb Montgomery: 11 smart habits to improve your digital storytellingSee on Scoop.it - Giornalismo Digitale
11 Smart habits to improve your digital storytellingKnow your audienceWrite for structureMaster more than one story formDevelop basic coding skillsCreate powerful visual narrativesUse data to tell storiesUse design methods for story coverage and package planningAdopt and master emerging story forms Consistently provide excellent metadata and social media engagementEmbrace the limitations of mobile toolsGet creative
How did I arrive at 11 smart habits?
Most of these come from ideas presented in an interview I recently gave with Lisa Geiger of Kircher-Burkhardt in Berlin. (Click to read the original interview).
I was having an especially bright discussion and I have arranged to use portions of my text transcribed from their German-language report.
The themes discussed include new reporting methods for smartphones, the challenges of culture change for newsroom leaders, and how journalists need to stop writing for other journalists and start writing for the Web.
See on robbmontgomery.com