The Journalism Foundation media monitor

Academics give evidence today at the Leveson Inquiry. The Inquiry can be watched here.
@IndexLeveson is following the Inquiry On Twitter, Brian Cathcart, Professor in Journalism at Kingston University has said “training I received at Reuters didn’t contain a word about ethics. We’ve come a long way. #leveson”.

‘Condé Nast: magazine publisher, app inventor’ Conde Nast announces that it considers itself as more than a magazine publisher as it releases a free web app that allows children to browse a virtual toy shop.

‘Imprisonments jump worldwide, and Iran is worst’ CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists) have reported that the imprisonment of journalists in the Middle East and North Africa has grown significantly

‘Papers to give up print on Mondays in favour of online reading’ writes Roy Greenslade. Three daily American newspapers announce that they will stop publishing in print on Mondays, simultaneously taking down their paywalls in order for readers to access the papers for free online.

‘Honduran journalists face ‘growing threat’ Following the murder of the media worker Marina Paz in Honduras, The BBC report that journalists in Honduras continue to be at great risk.

‘Channel 5 News to relaunch with reporters editing own footage’ Channel 5 is set to relaunch in 2012 with on-air reporters editing their own footage, writes Josh Halliday.

‘Media release: Reuters announces global extension of Journalism Trainee Program’
Reuters have announced a global extension of their Journalism Trainee Program to outside the UK and into New York and Asia from 2012.

’2.5 million tweets were recorded during the events’ of the London Riots reports Paul Lewis in his lecture given at Polis LSE.

‘The rise of local media sales partnerships and 19 other recent hyper-local developments you may have missed’ Ofcom’s Damian Radcliffe discusses the importance of partnerships for hyper-local media on the Online Journalism Blog.

Paul Bradshore from Birmingham City University and City University London has announced that he will be holding a £25 one-day data journalism course with the Centre for Investigative Journalism in January.

Datamining Twitter’ Twitter is said to build an image for companies as ‘Social network intelligence is poised to become a big business.’

200 most influential Twitter users during the riots: are you on the list?’ Guardian’s Datablog has released a list of who was retweeted the most and what were the most popular hashtags during the London riots.

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