Blogs

  • Mar 252009

    “CLINICA JURIDICA VIRTUAL”

    La idea nació con el objetivo de responder de manera eficaz a cuestiones que cotidianamente entran en conflicto con el ejercicio de la libertad de expresión y que van desde aspectos constitucionales hasta derivaciones éticas de este derecho esencial. “Hemos querido con la Clínica Jurídica Virtual, cubrir un vacío sobre el tema en México y América Latina y al mismo tiempo crear entre personas e instituciones un vinculo constante que permita ensanchar el sentido y la valoración de la libertad de expresión”- afirmó Benjamín Fernández Bogado.

  • Mar 212009

    Bloguero exitoso gana poco dinero

    Daniel Lyons, autor del blog The Secret Life of Steve Jobs, dice que a pesar de que atrajo a cientos de miles de lectores, no podía monetizar sus esfuerzos.

    Lyons señala muchos otros ejemplos de blogs con alto tráfico que casi no rinden.

    En mi búsqueda continua por nuevos modelos de negocios para periodismo, su columna (traducido en español de Newsweek) fue una desilusión.

  • Mar 212009

    Dr. Vongo's Powerpoint Tells the Other Side of the Health Care Story Here

    Dr. Vongo clearly gets a kick out thinking people don't expect him to use a power point presentation to tell his story. He also enjoys pointing out that in a recent conference on leadership in the Zambia AIDS epidemic, he was one of the only -- if not the only -- speaker to stay within the 15-minute time limit.

    "People think of us as the bad news," he says with a chuckle.

    By "us" he means traditional healers -- the herbalists, diviners, spiritual counselors and birth attendants that 80 percent of people seeking health care turn to first in Zambia.

  • Mar 192009

    Los medios de España han vivido el año más horrible

    Las cuentas de los grandes medios certifican el peor año que se recuerda | Pierden todos los medios encabezados por la prensa y ni la todopoderosa televisión se salva de la crisis | Más de dos mil periodistas han sido despedidos | Sólo internet ofrece esperanza para 2009, un año que ha empezado peor que el anterior

    Juan Varela de periodistas21 provee un buen sumario:

    “Unidad Editorial (El Mundo, Marca, Expansión) cierra 2008 con unas pérdidas de 11,8 millones

  • Mar 182009

    The Elephant in the Room Illustrates the Story of an Epidemic

    LUSAKA, ZAMBIA — "If you live on a small farm, as I do, your last prayer at night is that an elephant won't find your maize field," Dr. Mannasseh Phiri told an audience of African health journalists today. "It will wipe it out."

    Phiri is a quietly compelling speaker and so he had the audience's attention as he went on to describe the feeding habits of elephants.

    With small snouts and small mouths, they can only take in a little at a time, so they eat all day long. And as they search for food, they walk quietly; they don't run.

  • Mar 182009

    Media in Bangladesh

    The media in Bangladesh is vibrant and especially the television industry, which is fast emerging. At this time, it is important to initiate professional training to develop professionals to compete with the world standard quality of journalism. Though women's participation in broadcasting journalism is still very low, it is necessary to open and provide opportunities for them so that they are able to take a significant part in Bangladesh’s development.

    Hi All,

  • Mar 182009

    Knight Fellow visits Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Kenya

    Editors Note: Rachel Jones visits Maai Mahiu Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Kenya.When I agreed to accompany Nairobi Star Reporter Wacui Makori to the Maai Mahiu Internally Displaced Persons Camp, the date of our journey didn’t register initially. But waking up on the morning of Friday, March 13th, the irony hit me right between the eyes.

    My first trip to an IDP camp occurred on July 7, 2007—7/7/07, which was considered a “lucky” day around the world.

  • Mar 182009

    Finally in South Africa!

    Editors Note: Fellow Mia Malan returns to South Africa.

    I’ve been back in Johannesburg for a month now – after an absence of six years in Kenya and the US. So I’m seeing my country through a new set of eyes - mostly because I’ve got more to compare it to than before I left. Many people are negative, which I can understand to some extent – dealing with a constant climate of crime and corruption can be exhausting. But mostly, I see positive changes in South Africa - at least so far.
  • Mar 172009

    Periodista mulitmedia da una serie de tips para publicar en la Web

    En un taller auspiciado por AT&T y la embajada de EEUU, 21 periodistas de 12 países aprenden cómo hacer un periodismo efectivo de servicio público. Hilda García, editora para El Universal en México, dio una serie de tips sobre cómo hacer periodismo multimedia durante un taller del Centro de Periodismo Digital.

    Multimedia cambia la redacción y elimina el estilo autoritario

    • Periodistas deben colaborar en grupos horizontales para producir reportajes multimedia, señala García.
  • Mar 172009

    Check out our Website's new features; nominate a colleague for the Knight International Journalism Award

    The Knight International team has revamped the Fellowship program's website. The home page has been streamlined and we have great new features including new pages with descriptions of the Fellowship projects. Also, we are soliciting nominations for the 2009 Knight International Journalism Awards.