Here are IJNet’s picks from this week’s stories:
CNN to study drone use for reporting
Seeking to speed up government rule-making about the use of drones in newsgathering, CNN and the Georgia Institute of Technology said Monday that they would jointly study how to operate unmanned aerial vehicles safely and effectively. (CNN, 6/25)
Washington Post, New York Times and Mozilla team up for new website comment system
In an unusual partnership, The Washington Post, the New York Times and software developer Mozilla will team up to create digital tools that will make it easier for readers to post comments and photos on news sites and to interact with journalists and each other. (The Washington Post, 6/19)
Six social search tools to help journalists find and analyze trends on Twitter
Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are bursting with information thanks to people and organizations the world over ready and willing to share. For journalists these platforms can make for invaluable resources – that is if they know how to use them. (PBS Idea Lab, 6/19)
MIT Media Lab to bring more digital tools into newsrooms with $1.2 million from Knight Foundation
The MIT Media Lab will help develop and identify new technologies for newsrooms, especially tools for community engagement, with US$1.2 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. (Knight Foundation, 6/23)
Blunt instruments: media repression in the Ukraine crisis
The sentencing of journalists for doing their jobs in Egypt has prompted an international outcry. But what happens when journalists are prevented from doing their jobs freely? (Index on Censorship, 6/25)
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