Posts by Category: Journalism Resources

Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 2:00pm EDT – Journalism Resources 2018

July 18, 2018

Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 2:00pm EDT – Journalism Resources 2018
http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/AwarenessWatch/

This program will be featuring my white paper Journalism Resources 2018/. We will be highlighting the latest and greatest resources and sources covering journalism resources, sources, search engines, subject directories, articles, guides and tracers….literally everything on the Internet covering JOURNALISM!! We will also be discussing my latest freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V16N7 July 2018 featuring Business Intelligence Online Resources 2018 as well as my freely available July 2018 Zillman Columns highlighting Astronomy Resources 2018 – 2019 On the Internet. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EDT on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy….

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Paper – False Information on Web and Social Media: A Survey

June 26, 2018

Paper – False Information on Web and Social Media: A Survey
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1804.08559.pdf

“False information can be created and spread easily through the web and social media platforms, resulting in widespread real-world impact. Characterizing how false information proliferates on social platforms and why it succeeds in deceiving readers are critical to develop efficient detection algorithms and tools for early detection. A recent surge of research in this area has aimed to address the key issues using methods based on feature engineering, graph mining, and information modeling. Majority of the research has primarily focused on two broad categories of false information: opinion-based (e.g., fake reviews), and fact-based (e.g., false news and hoaxes). Therefore, in this work, we present a comprehensive survey spanning diverse aspects of false information, namely (i) the actors involved in spreading false information, (ii) rationale behind successfully deceiving readers, (iii) quantifying the impact of false information, (iv) measuring its characteristics across different dimensions, and finally, (iv) algorithms developed to detect false information. In doing so, we create a unified framework to describe these recent methods and highlight a number of important directions for future research.”. This will be added to Information Quality Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Managing Information Overload Resources 2018. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Special thanks to Sabrina of LLRX for this excellent find.

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Misinformation Overload

June 23, 2018

Misinformation Overload
https://www.llrx.com/2018/04/misinformation-overload/

We live in uncertain times. With big data and a boom in our ability to transmit ideas comes a seemingly greater amount of erroneous information, and therefore the need for everyone to be able to properly identify, discredit, and prevent the spread of falsehoods. What follows is a tour of how much the misrepresentation of reality pervades our world (from whimsical pranks and well-intentioned hoaxes to full-blown propaganda intended to defraud and manipulate), concluding with a discussion of tactics for taking a rational and scientific view so that we may both decrease our susceptibility and improve our ability to detect misinformation. This will be added to Information Quality Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Managing Information Overload Resources 2018. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Daily Briefing of Media News

June 08, 2018

Daily Briefing of Media News
http://www.journalism.org/daily-briefings/

he Daily Briefing of Media News is a daily morning newsletter compiled by Pew Research Center staff featuring the day’s latest headlines about the news and media industry. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)

June 08, 2018

Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)
https://gijn.org/

The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is an international association of nonprofit organizations that support, promote, and produce investigative journalism. GIJN holds conferences, conducts trainings, provides resources and consulting, and encourages the creation of similar nonprofit groups. It was founded in 2003 when more than 300 journalists from around the world gathered for the second Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Copenhagen. Since then it has grown to 163 member organizations in 72 countries. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Pixels – All Photos Available Free for Any Personal and Commercial Purpose

June 04, 2018

Pixels – All Photos Available Free for Any Personal and Commercial Purpose
https://www.pexels.com/

Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages. Currently they cover over 40,000 free stock photos. And every month at least 3,000 new high resolution photos will be added. All photos are hand-picked from photos uploaded by their users or sourced from free image websites. Theu make sure all published pictures are high-quality and licensed under CC0. Only Creative Commons images from our community of photographers and sources like Pixabay, Gratisography, Little Visuals and many more are added to our photo database. We constantly try to deliver as many high quality free stock photos as possible to the creatives who use our website. Their Mission: “We help millions of designers, writers, artists, programmers and other creators to get access to beautiful photos that they can use freely which empowers them to create amazing products, designs, stories, websites, apps, art and other work. We call it: “Empowering Creators” “. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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PeerJ – Award Winning Biological, Medical, and Environmental Sciences Journal

May 30, 2018

PeerJ – Award Winning Biological, Medical, and Environmental Sciences Journal
https://peerj.com/

To solve our greatest challenges we need a 21st century update to scholarly communication. Their mission is to efficiently publish the world’s knowledge. They do this through Internet-scale innovation and Open Access licensing to save your time, your money, and to maximize recognition of your contributions. They aim to drive the costs of publishing down for the academic community, while improving the overall publishing experience, and providing authors with a publication venue suitable for the 21st Century. They have two peer-reviewed publications: “PeerJ” serving the Biological, Medical and Environmental sciences and “PeerJ Computer Science.” Additionally we publish “PeerJ Preprints”, which is an innovative ‘preprint server’ covering Biology, Medical, Environmental and Computer Science. Authors can pay either a low-cost per article publication fee (i.e. APC) or for a lifetime publishing membership, which gives them the ability to publish their articles with them for free. The Q&A + annotations platform provides a second route to recognizing contributions for knowledge-share. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Tabula – Tool for Liberating Data Tables Locked Inside PDF Files

May 15, 2018

Tabula – Tool for Liberating Data Tables Locked Inside PDF Files
http://tabula.technology/

Tabula was created by journalists for journalists and anyone else working with data locked away in PDFs. Tabula will always be free and open source. If you’ve ever tried to do anything with data provided to you in PDFs, you know how painful it is — there’s no easy way to copy-and-paste rows of data out of PDF files. Tabula allows you to extract that data into a CSV or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet using a simple, easy-to-use interface. Tabula works on Mac, Windows and Linux. Tabula is used to power investigative reporting at news organizations of all sizes, including ProPublica, The Times of London, Foreign Policy, La Nación (Argentina), The New York Times and the St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press. Grassroots organizations like SchoolCuts.org rely on Tabula to turn clunky documents into human-friendly public resources. And researchers of all kinds use Tabula to turn PDF reports into Excel spreadsheets, CSVs, and JSON files for use in analysis and database applications. Tabula was created by Manuel Aristarán, Mike Tigas and Jeremy B. Merrill with the support of ProPublica, La Nación DATA, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews, The New York Times. Tabula was designed by Jason Das. Tabula was created by journalists for journalists and anyone else working with data locked away in PDFs. Tabula will always be free and open source. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Investigative Dashboard (ID)

May 15, 2018

Investigative Dashboard (ID)
https://investigativedashboard.org/

Investigative Dashboard (ID) is intended to help investigative journalists to do their work in a fast and effective way. It combines a number of software tools, including search engines, databases, a research support system and a file manager, to try to shorten the lead time from story inception to publication. ID is developed by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. It is designed to meet the needs of OCCRP reporters, but open for public use. The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a not-for-profit, joint program of a number of regional non-profit investigative centers and for profit independent media stretching from Eastern Europe to Central Asia. Their goal is to help the people of the region better understand how organized crime and corruption affect their lives. OCCRP seeks to provide in-depth investigative stories as well as the latest news pertaining to organized crime and corruption activities in the region. In addition to the stories, OCCRP is building an online resource center of documents related to organized crime including court records, laws, reports, studies, company records and other public documents that will be an invaluable resource center for journalists and the public alike. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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DueDil – Rich Insight and Context On Private Companies and the People Who Run Them

May 15, 2018

DueDil – Rich Insight and Context On Private Companies and the People Who Run Them
https://www.duedil.com/

DueDil is a private company information platform that enables businesses to find opportunities and mitigate risks. DueDil provides authoritative data and rich context on over 40 million companies across 9 European countries. We’re on a mission to become the world’s largest source of private company information, with the aim of making the information on private companies as rich and accessible as it is on public companies. Unlike traditional information suppliers, DueDil provides a unified platform for teams across a business to contextualise and navigate the relationships between sets of data. ased in London and founded in 2011, DueDil has raised nearly $30m from respected investors in the US and UK, including Oak Investment Partners, Passion Capital and Notion Capital. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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