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Journo stuff collected on 02/25/2015

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    • d animation to PR, publishing, video and media sales.

       

      In association with our joint headline partners, dock10 and Click Consult, there are a total of 23 categories this year.

       

      The event itself brings together the most significant and influential gathering of media and creative folk in the North, this year. Taking place on Thursday 30th April, 2015 at The Point, at Lancashire County Cricket Club, last year more than 700 people attended. A review of the night can be found here.

       

      dock10Full details about the event, tickets and how to enter can be found on our dedicated Prolific North Awards website.

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February 25th, 2015 at 4:31 pm

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Journo stuff collected on 02/18/2015

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  • “The online survey polled more than 250 freelancers around the world, the vast majority of them identifying as former newsroom staffers. It’s an unscientific study, one whose results may suffer from self-selection bias. But the relatively small sample size suggests that potentially more stories are falling through the cracks. A smaller, parallel survey of staff editors confirmed many of the institutional challenges of publishing freelance investigations, including dwindling budgets and an editorial push toward bite-sized content tailored for the social Web.”

    tags: journalism survey freelancing

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February 18th, 2015 at 4:31 pm

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A look at the training we’ve been doing in Cape Town #mediaCT

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February 18th, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Journo stuff collected on 02/14/2015

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February 14th, 2015 at 4:30 pm

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Crunching marriage data on Valentine’s morning

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It is legal, under special circumstances, for a 12 year old to get married in South Africa. That’s just one of the startling facts revealed through the open data work carried out by Code4SouthAfrica which you can interact with above.

As Adi Eyal explains:

The most disturbing part of the diagram is on the far left. Girls younger than 16 are getting married. Two 12 year-olds were married off, one to a 20 year old man, another to a 67 year-old.

The data set looked at 161,000 civil marriages in 2012. Trends such as popular months for marrying (December) and the most common age to get hitched are all there but it’s in the outliers that the biggest stories lie.

On Valentine’s day, who could fail to be touched by the story of a 92 and 94 year old taking the plunge!

Having been introduced to this data (we are currently working out of Code4SA’s Cape Town base) prompted me to have a look at the same situation in the UK.

But to no avail. The Office for National Statistics offers a listing for ‘age at marriage‘ in its menu but – not one piece of data is available. A couple of mentions in aged articles and summaries and that’s your lot…….

Not so open with our national statistics.

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February 14th, 2015 at 7:44 am

Journo stuff collected on 02/12/2015

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February 12th, 2015 at 4:30 pm

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Journo stuff collected on 02/04/2015

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February 4th, 2015 at 4:30 pm

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Journo stuff collected on 02/03/2015

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February 3rd, 2015 at 5:31 pm

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Journo stuff collected on 01/23/2015

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  • We track South African journalists’ tweets and rank them by retweets and favourites. This list shows the top ten SA journos’ tweets by retweets for original tweets in the past 24 hours, and top journos by followers, favourites and lists.

    The list of journos is based on Ray Joseph’s SA Journos Who Tweet list.

    tags: Twitter #mediaCT

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January 23rd, 2015 at 5:30 pm

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Journo stuff collected on 01/22/2015

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  • “Ratter will not be the place for reports on local council proceedings, recipes of the week, or prep football highlights. The directive he gives his local editors is simple: “The specific goal I told them was to alienate the local readership as much as possible,” Daulerio said. “Their version of L.A., or San Francisco, and hopefully New York, is supposed to be one that is inclusive with a national audience, and completely ignore the people that live there.””

    tags: local news national headlines journalism

  • “This site is administered by Digital Birmingham on behalf of Birmingham City Council. Open Data is as much part of the economic agenda as it is of being transparent about an organisations business.

    We believe that Open Data can generate many benefits such as: – Giving you direct access to data to build your own opinion – Allows datasets to be combined to create new insights – Enables sharing of data – Allows application developers to use real data”

    tags: birmingham data factory opendata

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January 22nd, 2015 at 5:31 pm

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