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Yahoo! acquires JumpCut video sharing site

Interesting observations about the buy here and here. You can edit your videos at JumpCut, which differentiates it from YouTube. Previous post about video sharing sites at this blog. Technorati tags: video | online media

Using a timeline to tell a story

In multimedia journalism packages, we have a lot of choices for how to present the information. For stories that persist over time — especially those that go back for months or even years — a graphical timeline can be a great solution to the puzzle of presentation. Online, an animated timeline can be even better. […]

Internet in China: What’s new?

Rebecca MacKinnon has posted a bunch of fresh links to diverse news items about the Internet in China, government control and blogging (17.5 million people! Imagine it!) at her blog, RConversation. MacKinnon (formerly a bureau chief for CNN in Japan and China) is a co-founder of Global Voices Online, the international citizens media site that […]

6-week course in online journalism

Journalists from developing countries can apply for a fellowship to attend Internet for Journalists, a course from May 14 to June 22, 2007, in the Netherlands. The deadline for applications is Oct. 1, 2006. Technorati tags: workshop | training | journalists | Internet | online journalism

Pondering the Internet’s future

What effects will the Internet have on social, political and economic life in the year 2020? This is the big question posed by a new Pew study. You can read the summary or the full report (PDF file). Brief biographies for 250 of the 742 respondents can be found in pages 95-115 of the PDF […]

See the online video Emmy finalists

All seven nominees for the first broadband video Emmy award are presented in a lovely viewer and package from The New York Times. Nominees came from MTV, National Geographic, The New York Times (three!), and The Washington Post (two). And the winner is … Travis Fox of The Washington Post, for his work about Hurricane […]

Backpack journalism, illustrated

In advance of a guest lecture about foreign correspondents and technology, I asked the students to familiarize themselves with Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone. Here are the instructions I gave them: (1) Open the menu “Show all hot zones” and look at TWO (or more) of the locations from that menu. (2) In each […]