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Here's the latest journalism news from this week:
Capital Gazette shootings
Five people have been killed in what police said was a "targeted attack" on Capital Gazette in Annapolis. This attack comes on a wave of hateful rhetoric towards journalistic practice in the public sphere in the United States. Worldwide, the number of journalists jailed or killed for doing their jobs is on the rise, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Those killed: editor and community reporter Wendi Winters, sales assistant Rebecca Smith, assistant editor and columnist Robert Hiaasen, editorial writer Gerald Fischman, and reporter and editor John McNamara.
Data journalism is on the rise in Brazil since the Access to Information Act came into force in 2012. Similar to the UK’s Freedom of Information Act, the law guarantees public access to data provided by the Brazilian authorities.
Within five years, the community of data journalists, programmers and hacktivists grew to nearly 200 individuals, and the spirit of collaboration, rather than focusing on exclusives, prevails.
Their hub? A WhatsApp group. Their objective? Fighting corruption and support democracy. Their superpower? Spreadsheet skills.
You may associate BuzzFeed with cat videos, listicles and quizzes, but the cross-platform, global network is marking its territory as a dominant media news organisation, reaching 60 per cent of the world’s 18-25 year olds.
The cross-platform, global network has more than 20 international reporters to work on deeper issues around the world.
Instagram launched its new feature, IGTV, last week (20 June), a new app for long-form, vertical video.
In contrast to Instagram, where individual posts within a Story can only last up to 15 seconds long, IGTV enables publishers to post videos of up to an hour.
For audiences, it's like watching television, but within a platform built for how they actually use their phone – vertically. They are able to browse videos uploaded by those they are already following on Instagram, videos recommended to them or the most popular on the app.
Just as the quality of your smartphone’s camera has improved over the years, so has its ability to edit. Learn how Snapseed, Darkroom and Adobe Photoshop can help you in your work, and unleash the creative photographer inside of you.
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