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In an open letter to university presidents, a group of prestigious journalism school funders called for an overhaul of most programs. Citing the new digital realities of journalism, the letter recognizes the innovations of some universities while decrying the slow change of most. 
Of the specifically mentioned institutions, Arizona State University and The Missouri School of Journalism were commended for adopting the “teaching hospital” method of learning by doing. Other universities were called out for snubbing potential professors who lacked advanced degrees but had long track records of professional experience. 
Read analysis of the letter at On Philanthropy.

In an open letter to university presidents, a group of prestigious journalism school funders called for an overhaul of most programs. Citing the new digital realities of journalism, the letter recognizes the innovations of some universities while decrying the slow change of most. 

Of the specifically mentioned institutions, Arizona State University and The Missouri School of Journalism were commended for adopting the “teaching hospital” method of learning by doing. Other universities were called out for snubbing potential professors who lacked advanced degrees but had long track records of professional experience. 

Read analysis of the letter at On Philanthropy.

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Youtube has launched an investigative news channel called “I files" with help from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). The channel will collect videos from major media outlets such as the New York Times, BBC,  and Al-Jazeera as well as offer a platform for independent content creators.  

CIR Senior Producer Stephen Talbot said in a blog post about the channel

"The main assignment of I Files is to be timely and relevant, to provide an outlet for a citizen journalist who captures an incredible moment on camera, but above all to dig deeper and to present well-reported and engaging stories that offer real information and insights."

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The Twitter troll that was harassing British diver Tom Daley was arrested as Olympic social media woes continue. Sportsmanship, especially relating to social media appears to be a thing of the past, particularly in relation to the London 2012 Games.
Earlier today British diver Tom Daley called out a twitter hater @Riley_69 with the hashtag #GetRiley_69banned and the IOC flexed their muscles as authorities arrested the inappropriate sports fan. It’s a relief to know there is still some level of accountability for the fans in the actual arena and also in the Twitter arena.

The Twitter troll that was harassing British diver Tom Daley was arrested as Olympic social media woes continue. Sportsmanship, especially relating to social media appears to be a thing of the past, particularly in relation to the London 2012 Games.

Earlier today British diver Tom Daley called out a twitter hater @Riley_69 with the hashtag #GetRiley_69banned and the IOC flexed their muscles as authorities arrested the inappropriate sports fan. It’s a relief to know there is still some level of accountability for the fans in the actual arena and also in the Twitter arena.

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Opening ceremony is later today and Getty Images will document the entire stadium in one gigantic 20-gigapixel image to be uploaded to the Getty Images UK site following the event. The image will be created using two Nikon D800s, one mounted on a robotic camera mount, and any of the 70,000+ attendees will be able to zoom in and tag themselves (assuming on Facebook).
This isn’t the first time something like this has been done and it will be interesting to see the result as the world focuses on London for the Olympic Games.

Opening ceremony is later today and Getty Images will document the entire stadium in one gigantic 20-gigapixel image to be uploaded to the Getty Images UK site following the event. The image will be created using two Nikon D800s, one mounted on a robotic camera mount, and any of the 70,000+ attendees will be able to zoom in and tag themselves (assuming on Facebook).

This isn’t the first time something like this has been done and it will be interesting to see the result as the world focuses on London for the Olympic Games.

(Source: Wired)

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London-based Framestore recently worked with ad agencyBBH to deliver an integrated Olympics campaign for British Airways – comprising an iconic TV ad, a viral teaser and a customizable application that creates personalized edits of the TV spot. Centering on a Boeing 777-200 taxiing through the streets of London, the campaign follows the plane on a road trip from Heathrow to the Olympic stadium, taking in the best of London’s sites on its way. Are you ready for London 2012?

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If all you can think about is Instagram, then this is for you! TIME magazine wants your Instagram photos to illustrate a story on mobile technology. The goal is to feature your photos from around the world, showing as many countries as possible. To join in on the project, use the hashtag #TIMEwireless when posting your pictures on Instagram. Photographs must be original and select winners will have their images published in a future issue of TIME magazine. 

If all you can think about is Instagram, then this is for you! TIME magazine wants your Instagram photos to illustrate a story on mobile technology. The goal is to feature your photos from around the world, showing as many countries as possible. To join in on the project, use the hashtag #TIMEwireless when posting your pictures on Instagram. Photographs must be original and select winners will have their images published in a future issue of TIME magazine. 

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Newark, New Jersey Mayor Corey Booker is teeming up with Silicon Valley vets to launch a social media video news website. 

The platform is geared toward Millennials who value legacy and professional media as well as new-media and non-traditional sources.

 The new platform continues the themes that have come to define the next generation of journalism.  Information is more often disseminated by bloggers and less established sources, and thought leaders are no longer found solely in the corporate media establishment.

Fast Company

Mashable

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