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2011: The World of Social Media

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  In the social media world things tend to change quickly. A year may as well be a decade, or at least it seems. has put together a great, engaging video infographic with the tweet, liked and +plus-ed trends of the year. One of the most interesting? More people are now on Facebook than…

Five Tips: Using LinkedIn to Land a Job


Let’s face it, the job market is competitive regardless of your industry. The way people are getting hired is changing as well. Last year, nearly half of new people hired by companies in the United States were picked up online, according to a 2011 report from Career Xroads. Developing an online presence for professional development…

Public Insight Network Acquires Spot.Us, Three Years In


It has been a big week for the people at Spot.Us and the Public Insight Network. Marking its three-year anniversary as a crowd-funding platform to fund journalism projects, Spot.Us announced its merger with the Public Insight Network yesterday. The Public Insight Network (PIN), a platform that helps journalists and citizens reach beyond PR professionals and…

Internet Access in U.S. Homes Increase, Yet Digital Divide Persists

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With nearly seven out of every 10 households now subscribing to broadband services more Americans are using high-speed internet than ever before, yet disparities still exist along socio-economic, demographic and geographic lines, according to a new Census data report by the Department of Commerce’s Economic Statistics Administration (ESA) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration…

NewsTransparency Aims Spotlight Behind the Byline

A new wiki-style website,, aims to hold journalists accountable, reveal bias. It’s official. The news industry has become the newest target in the ongoing freedom of information and transparency battle., a site launched earlier this week by former managing editor of the New York Sun Ira Stoll, aims to shine a spotlight on the…

JJIE Project Launches Multimedia Arts Site: Bokeh


Today, the Center for Sustainable Journalism and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, our niche journalism project, are proud to announce the launch of a multimedia arts site focused on juvenile justice and youth culture at large. Appropriately dubbed ‘Bokeh,’ the project hopes to bring into focus those oft overlooked and underreported areas of juvenile justice…

StumbleUpon Overtakes Facebook, #1 in Website Referrals in all of North America


Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Social Media Market Share Do you stumble? Do you at least know what it is? You should, and here’s why. Kicking off 2011, StumbleUpon, a website that recommends ‘the best of the web’ based on the recommendations of users with similar interests, got to add another shiny achievement to its…

Photography is Not a Crime, or is It?


Do you have the right to film police? Do the police have the right to delete video (or any) files from your cell phone? Are you allowed to photograph the exterior of federal buildings? These are all good questions taken from real-life examples. When Miami-based multimedia journalist Carlos Miller started Photography is Not a Crime…

Age Most Influential Demographic in News Consumption, Study Shows

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Depending on age, people tend to get their local news from a variety of different mediums and sources, but one thing is for sure: the system is fragmented. According to new data out from Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and Internet & American Life Project, most Americans get their information from a…

YOU Made SMIATL a Great Success, Thanks


PHOTOS from SMIATL 2011 2011′s Social Media Integration conference is officially one for the history books. Special thanks to all the sponsors, speakers and 200+ attendees for making SMIATL2011 another great success! Photos from the conference are live on Picasa. Feel free to tag, share and save. Along with great memories comes great networking opportunities….