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Hunkering Down and Bracing for Hurricane Sandy … News Coverage

As the ‘storm of the century’ approaches eastern seacoast, I am challenging you all to find the most irksome elements in the news coverage (official channels and the social web). Here’s what I’d call your attention: the difference between hunkering … Continue reading

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Tourism, Social Media and the New Engagement

This week Planeta.com focuses our attention on the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Tourism and Media Conference which takes place Thursday and Friday. Hashtag: #tourismmedia “There are many stories to share in the world of tourism and media,” said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader, … Continue reading

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The Case for Open Journalism and a Cup of Hot Chocolate @melaniesill

Food for thought: Open journalism recognizes what’s newsworthy runs along a two-way street. Report http://www.annenberginnovationlab.org/OpenJournalism Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YtjZ2-igOM   Excerpts: Open journalism’s core principles are transparency, responsiveness, participation, collaboration and connection. Open doesn’t mean everything is shared with everyone; it’s a … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading/Listening: BBC Science Review

To learn about science reporting in England, let’s transit to Australia! Recommended reading and listening: BBC Trust Review of impartiality and accuracy of the BBC’s coverage of science. I found this report via a link on the ABC Science Show. Good thing … Continue reading

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Black Swans

Recommended Reading/Listening Skyful of Lies and Black Swans The new tyranny of shifting information power in crises by Nik Gowing The study highlights how in a moment of major, unexpected crisis the institutions of power – whether political, governmental, military … Continue reading

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Where to look for news about Copenhagen: IISD

Events offer opportunities to make new friends and acquaintances, tackle serious topics and walk the talk. There’s no bigger event that attempts to address the environment challenges and opportunies ahead than the current summit in Copenhagen. So where to go … Continue reading

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