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Center for Investigative Reporting partners with Univision to produce videos for Spanish-speaking audiences

The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) has partnered with Univision News to create investigative video stories aimed at Spanish speakers in the United States and Latin America, according to LA Observed. Read more »


YouTube's online coverage of Olympics portends new style of live news coverage

YouTube’s partnership with NBC to provide live-streaming video from the 2012 Olympics marks the latest phase in the video-sharing company’s development as a platform for visual journalism, according to Mashable. YouTube streamed the games online on behalf of the International Olympic Committee to 64 countries across Africa and Asia, reported GigaOM. Read more »


Cuban exiles light fireworks to protest Internet censorship


A group of exiled Cuban activists in the United States is planning a fireworks display off Cuba's coast to demand Internet access and freedom of expression on the island on Saturday, Aug. 11, according to the EFE news agency. Read more »


Journalist faces 21 years in prison for reporting on police abuse in New Hampshire high school

An online journalist could face 21 years in prison on wiretapping charges, reported the Huffington Post. Adam “Ademo” Mueller, journalist and founder of the police accountability website CopBlock.org, was charged with three felony counts of wiretapping after recording conversations with a police officer, high school principal, and school secretary without their consent in Manchester, New Hampshire. Read more »


Amid debate over relevance of journalism schools, foundations call for "teaching hospital" model of education in U.S.

An open letter to U.S. university presidents from a group of foundations that fund journalism initiatives called on journalism and communications schools to adopt a "teaching hospital" model of education, according to the Knight Blog. Read more »


#NBCFail: In an age of social media, critics unite on Twitter to complain about delayed Olympics coverage

Twitter is taking gold at the 2012 London Olympics -- more tweets were sent Friday, July 27, the day of the opening ceremonies, than were sent during the entire 2008 Olympics in Beijing -- but television network NBC, which has exclusive broadcast rights to the games for the United States, is far from medaling, as critics are complaining that NBC's delayed television coverage just doesn't fit with "the Tweet-it-now world of social media," noted The New York Times. Read more »



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