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Reporters announce conference in Lousiville to unionize digital media – Capital New York

Posted: Monday, June 08, 2015

A group of reporters associated with the labor movement are organizing a conference in Louisville to discuss how to unionize the digital media industry. The National Convergence to Organize Digital Media will be held in Louisville, Ky. on Oct. 8–11. It’s being held in Louisville in honor of two mid-century Louisville Courier-Journal reporters who supported unionization and were victims of McCarthyism. POLITICO labor reporter Mike Elk, independent investigative reporter Tim…

ABC News Announces Digital Journalists for ’16 Election – TVNewser

Posted: Monday, June 08, 2015

Team— I’m thrilled to announce our newest class of campaign Digital Journalists covering the 2016 Presidential Election, as we kick off what’s going to be a suspenseful year and a half of political reporting on the road to November 8th, 2016. Congratulations to Matthew Claiborne, Ines de la Cuetara, Adam Desiderio, Katherine Faulders, Ben Gittleson, Josh Haskell, Jessica Hopper, Liz Kreutz, Brad Mielke, MaryAlice Parks, Jordyn Phelps, John Santucci, and…

Leading in the Digital Era – ATD

Posted: Monday, June 08, 2015

Understanding the five new dimensions of leadership will prepare you for the evolving digital workplace. In the digital era, the fundamental nature of leadership has not changed, but the rapid development and deployment of social and digital technologies means that the expectations for leaders are evolving. There are five new dimensions of leadership that reflect the increasing role and ongoing impact of new technologies in organizations, industries, economies, and…

5 Things Editors and Publishers Can Do to Survive Digital Disruption – Adweek

Posted: Monday, June 08, 2015

‘Whatever content we create should be fun—no matter the platform.’ About a year ago, I stopped referring to Bon Appétit as a magazine and started calling it a brand. Six months later I even dropped the air quotes. Not that it was easy. If you attended journalism school or worked for your college daily, you were reared on the separation of church and state. Editors…

Digital technology in £1.5bn Welsh economy boost hope – BBC News

Posted: Monday, June 08, 2015

‘Revolutionary opportunities’ for business have been hailed by entrepreneur Sir Terry Matthews Wales is “punching above its weight” in digital innovation, Economy Minister Edwina Hart has said, as Newport hosts a major conference on new technology. She hopes the sector, employing 24,000 people in Wales, can add £1.5bn to the Welsh economy over five years. Wearable technology and cyber security are among the themes of Digital 2015, with Google and…

Spotsylvania County leaders revisit restrictions on digital roadside signs – Fredericksburg.com

Posted: Monday, June 08, 2015

SUZANNE CARR ROSSI/THE FREE LANCE–STAR Spotsylvania County leaders revisit restrictions on digital roadside signs State code allows only static images or text on electronic signs, but businesses and churches want more leeway. SUZANNE CARR ROSSI/THE FREE LANCE–STAR Spotsylvania County leaders revisit restrictions on digital roadside signs Digital signs like the one at Spotsylvania Towne Centre on State Route 3 are supposed to meet state law. Posted: Monday, June 8, 2015…

Journalism sources in the digital era – The Hindu

Posted: Monday, June 08, 2015

The latest study done by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers — WAN-IFRA — takes a hard look at one of the least explored but crucial areas of journalism. It is about protecting journalism sources in the digital age. When digital platforms started to disturb the structures of legacy media, media scholars looked at the issues of content, revenue streams and citizens as journalists. The thrust of various…

Digital Monuments Men’ wage online war against Islamic State looting – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Now all in the civilian world and driven by their horror at the archaeological destruction and looting which has followed the spread of Islamic State fighters, they have decided to use those same skills to track down priceless treasures and the unscrupulous racketeers who threaten them. “The idea came from the shocking images from the Middle East and the way cultural history is just being destroyed by Islamic State,” said…

Laptop containing personal information of MoD employees stolen from motorway … – The Independent

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Staff at MoD Donnington in Telford were told yesterday that their personal information was contained on a computer taken from the boot of a car parked on the Strensham Services on the M5. One of the affected employees, who did not want to be named, told the Shropshire Star: “We were told that our personal details were on the stolen laptop, including our bank details. “Given the importance of security…

The Digital Foundry 2015 graphics card upgrade guide – Eurogamer.net

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Home Guides PC Updated! The best GPUs for every budget, with performance testing and tuning tips. By Richard Leadbetter Published 07/06/2015 The PC graphics space is one of the most exciting areas of gaming technology right now. The battle between Nvidia and AMD remains as intense as ever, with each manufacturer doing their best to push the envelope with tangible year-on-year improvements in features and performance. Of all the components…

Laptop with MoD employees’ details stolen from car at M5 service station – Daily Mail

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Laptop contained personal details of employees at MoD Donnington facility Was taken from locked boot of car belonging to government contractor MoD have been advised on how they can stop data from being misused   By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline Published: 06:26 EST, 6 June 2015 | Updated: 08:32 EST, 6 June 2015 206 View comments A company laptop containing the personal details of Ministry of Defence employees was stolen from…

I sympathize with teacher who resorted to cell phone jammer. Do you? – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Having spent the week with five teens in the mountains of New Hampshire, I sympathize with the Florida teacher who resorted to a cellphone jammer to block students’ phones in class so they would pay attention. I thought about tossing a phone or two off a cliff when kids were looking at their screens rather than the vistas. The jammer got high school teacher Dean Liptak suspended without pay for five days from…

Can We Avoid a Digital Apocalypse? – Daily Beast

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

It seems increasingly likely that we will one day build machines that possess superhuman intelligence. We need only continue to produce better computers—which we will, unless we destroy ourselves or meet our end some other way. We already know that it is possible for mere matter to acquire “general intelligence”—the ability to learn new concepts and employ them in unfamiliar contexts—because the 1,200 cc of salty porridge inside our heads…

Digital Experts Head Offline for Love – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

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Laptop with MoD employees’ details stolen from car at M5 service station – Daily Mail

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Laptop contained personal details of employees at MoD Donnington facility Was taken from locked boot of car belonging to government contractor MoD have been advised on how they can stop data from being misused   By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline Published: 06:26 EST, 6 June 2015 | Updated: 08:32 EST, 6 June 2015 205 View comments A company laptop containing the personal details of Ministry of Defence employees was stolen from…

Thousands in Memphis without cell phone service – wreg.com

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Thousands of Sprint cell phone customers in the Mid-South were without service for much of the day, leaving people frustrated and worried. Those frustrated customers tried calling Sprint, by dialing ‘*3’ on their cell phones. But that did not connect them to the cell phone company; they were accidentally re-directed to the WREG newsroom. “I hope they give me my money back for my service. If you…

How Mobile Phone Data Reveals the True Toll of Mass Layoffs – MIT Technology Review

Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015

When it comes to understanding the mass behavior of individuals, mobile phone data is something of a gold mine. In recent years, researchers have used it to study commuting behavior, food consumption patterns, and even reproductive strategies in large populations of people. Today, Jameson Toole at MIT and a few pals go further. These guys use mobile phone data to study the economic and personal impact of mass layoffs from a car parts factory in…

Laptop with MoD employees’ details stolen from car at M5 service station – Daily Mail

Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Laptop contained personal details of employees at MoD Donnington facility Was taken from locked boot of car belonging to government contractor MoD have been advised on how they can stop data from being misused   By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline Published: 06:26 EST, 6 June 2015 | Updated: 08:32 EST, 6 June 2015 159 View comments A company laptop containing the personal details of Ministry of Defence employees was stolen from…

Google Chrome Web Browser Gets Massive Performance Boost – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Love or hate Chrome, few will deny it is brutal on laptop battery life. But that might be about to change… ‘Better battery life for your laptop’ is a fascinating new post on Chrome’s official blog page and in it Google software engineer and ‘power conservationist’ Tommy Li claims the team have made a major breakthrough which “significantly reduces power consumption”. Flash Focus Perhaps unsurprisingly the target is Adobe Flash…

Digital Journalism: The Next Generation – The New York Review of Books

Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Chang W. Lee/The New York Times/Redux Jonah Peretti (left), cofounder and chief executive of BuzzFeed, with Ben Smith (center), its editor in chief, New York City, August 2014 1. It was with great anticipation that I arrived for my appointment at the editorial offices of BuzzFeed on West 23rd Street in Manhattan. Among journalists, no other website has stirred more interest, resentment, or envy. “Why BuzzFeed Is the Most Important…

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