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Tactical Technology Collective | Turning information into action

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Tactical Tech is an organisation dedicated to the use of information in activism.

We focus on the use of data, design and technology in campaigning through our Evidence & Action programme and on helping activists understand and manage their digital security and privacy risks through our Privacy & Expression programme.

We also provide services through our creative agency for advocacy, Tactical Studios.

Use this site to browse all our toolkits and guides, watch our films, find out about our trainings and events, read the latest news and learn more about our work.

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5 tips for reporters entering the digital journalism world | Journalism.co.uk

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Sharing quality content with their audience, engaging with readers below the line and building their brand, these are just some of the tips for new journalists shared at a journalism event today.

Speaking at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference at Bournemouth University, a panel were asked to give advice to journalists, particularly those entering the field.

The panel featured Peter Bale, vice president and general manager of CNN International Digital; Pete Clifton, executive producer for MSN UK; and Liisa Rohumaa, a journalism lecturer at Bournemouth University…

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If you REALLY want to be a journalist – you need the answers to these 10 questions | Multimedia Journalism

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The answers are designed to fully inform you about the state of the journalism trade today in the US and the UK.

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Study: Mobile news “snacking” is up sharply, but tablets are the killer news devices

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People are turning to their mobile devices to read news more often than ever before, but they’re spending less time in news apps each time they do so, according to new figures from mobile and Web a…

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Jeff Bezos buys the Washington Post and the media industry goes back to the future

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Jeff Bezos’s acquisition of the Washington Post is another sign of how the mass media industry is shifting back to an earlier model — and if anyone can figure out how to make that model work in a digital age, it’s probably Jeff Bezos.

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Journalism and media: Who’s watching the watchmen? |

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Reports on traditional news outlets, such as print and broadcast struggling to be financially viable. are nothing new. In a previous blog post, I quoted a statistic from IBM that claimed 90 per cent of all data has been created in the last two years alone.

With the rise of social media and the ability for anyone with access to a computer to create a blog, the supply of possible news sources has exploded since the web gained mainstream acceptance years ago.

The public’s demand for content and news has dramatically increased. However, the exponential growth in supply of news sources such as social media, 24-hour news channels, and everything in between, has created a glut of information effectively driving down the value of real news. This is essentially a supply-and-demand problem. Combined with disruptive technology and better methodologies for advertising, traditional media outlets have been forced to make changes to the ways in which they report and monetize news content.

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Three tips for newspapers getting started in data journalism | IJNet

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To cultivate a loyal audience in today’s media environment, newspapers must do more than simply churn out stories.

Editors and their newsrooms should create usable products, like data-driven news and information tools, to serve their readers, said Knight International Journalism Fellow Justin Arenstein at the World Editors Forum in Bangkok during his master’s class for editors.

Data journalism is “no longer just entertainment and no longer just voyeurism but creating decision-making tools based on news reporting,” said Arenstein, according to the International News Media Association (INMA). Here are a few tips for newspapers getting started with data journalism, gleaned from INMA’s summary of the session:

Choose stories with long-term value.

Join the open data community.

Encourage newsroom staff to learn on their own.

full article http://ijnet.org/blog/three-tips-newspapers-getting-started-data-journalism

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