Workshop: Augmenting New and Old. Open-Source in Radio and Newsrooms

By Gerhard Schneibel and Eira Martens

On Day 2  of the FoME 2011 Symposium, participants joined workshop sessions for a more in-depth look at specific topics. Adam Thomas, of Prag-based Sourcefabric shared with participants some strategies for implementing open source software in their newsrooms.
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New Media, New Partnerships: Citizens conquering the global media sphere

By Mohammed Al-Sarray, Srinivas Mazumdaru and Eira Martens

The second day of the FoME 2011 Symposium started with a discussion on new media platforms and their usage by “traditional” and citizen journalists.  According to Ivan Sigal, Executive Director of Global Voices, a non-profit online initiative for citizen media, information now a days flows through complex networks between citizen journalists and media organizations.  Partnerships always exist in one way or another.
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Mobile Journalism: Supporting social change through local technologies

By Christine Bukania and Eira Martens

In Africa, where access to technology and the internet is still extremely low, open source software through initiatives like Freedom Fone and FrontlineSMS are turning mobile phones into the major drives for meeting information demands and enabling citizen participation across the continent.
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Data Journalism: “Data is the new oil”

By Natalia Lazareva, Srinivas Mazumdaru and Eira Martens

Data Journalism was one of the afternoon sessions on Day 1 of the FoME Symposium in Bonn. A diverse mix of speakers discussed the present and future of data journalism: A concept still new to many media and development practioneers.
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Key Note: The multiple futures of journalism and development

By Christine Bukania and Eira Martens

Giving his keynote address at the FoME 2011 Symposium, Justin Arenstein of the Association of Independent Publishers and Rest of the World Media, highlighted: “There is no one future for journalism, there are multiple futures. There is no one platform and there is no one solution.”
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Key note: Mapping the digital media landscape

By Gerhard Schneibel and Eira Martens

Mark Thompson, of the Open Society Foundations Media Program, opened the FoME 2011 Symposium with a keynote speech on digital media which his organization is mapping in the 60 countries.
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