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New photo from Facebook May 28, 2017 at 05:36PM

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2017 at 16:39

Avrupa’nın en uzun taş köprüsü imiş. Vorohta, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukrayna. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

#Journalism agenda: Study shows Facebook (lifestyle, entertainment) and Google (tech, business, sports) drive different types of news…

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2017 at 15:22

When you’re publishing to Facebook, or tweaking a headline to align with some carefully honed SEO strategy, how closely do you take note of story topic?

New research from suggests that news organizations trying to make the most of Facebook referrals and Google search traffic need to be extra discerning about story topic, as some — like lifestyle or entertainment — see the majority of their referral traffic coming from Facebook, while others — like tech, sports, and business — see the lion’s share of their traffic coming through Google search. (The findings were based on’s analysis of more than 10 million articles published last year by outlets within its network.)


Call it, if you like, a replication experiment. Twenty-one years ago, the New York University physicist Alan Sokal attempted to prove that the influence of postmodern ways of thinking in the humanities had reached the point where academic nonsense was indistinguishable from academic sense. As a physicist, Sokal found writing about science to be particularly offensive, and he submitted a “hoax” paper to the important academic journal Social Text titled “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity.” Sokal was conducting an experiment to see if “a leading North American journal of cultural studies — whose editorial collective includes such luminaries as Fredric Jameson and Andrew Ross — [would] publish an article liberally salted with nonsense if (a) it sounded good and (b) it flattered the editors’ ideological preconceptions.” They did.


In Mexico, journalism is literally being killed off

Another brave reporter is gunned down, underscoring the need for action from the government.
The Irish Times Abroad network counts 24,000 members after launching at the end of 2016
Don’t spend hours tediously typing up your audio files – use one of these tools to get it done quicker

When it comes to metrics and measurement, digital publishing has brought both the good and the bad. While news organizations are now able to see, with increasingly accuracy and depth, exactly which stories resonate with readers, metrics have also taken an outsize role in determining which stories reporters are encouraged to chase. That’s often bad news for important investigative stories that are unlikely to draw big audiences.

The mobile journalist and trainer explains how he uses his mobile phone to get closer to his audience

Efforts by online activists didn’t stop Emmanuel Macron from winning the French presidential election, but they were further proof that campaigns of misinformation, smears, and targeted leaks are now part and parcel of major democratic events. Pepe the frog may have been pronounced dead on May 8, but the movement that took cartoonist Matt Furie’s creation as its mascot lives on. As the dust settles on an extraordinary presidential campaign, here are some questions Storyful thinks newsrooms need to consider about how they will cover these new communication dynamics.

Here is a (far from complete) list of places where you can listen to NPR programming: Your old school radio. Your car radio. Your smartphone. Your smartwatch. Your Amazon Echo. Your Google Home. Your refrigerator?

If you own a Samsung Family Hub fridge (which features a giant screen on one of its doors), you can get a bulletin briefing of your calendar for the day, as well as an hourly news update, via NPR. (That’s in the United States. In Europe, the news partner is Upday; in Korea, it’s Kakao.)


New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has named May Jeong, Ashley Powers, and Doug Bock Clark as recipients of the 2017 Reporting Award.

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#Cyberculture agenda: “Mapping a new frontier” with Share Lab project..

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2017 at 14:12

Mapping a new frontier

Part of a huge flow chart mapping the influence and connections of Mark Zuckerberg

Share Lab uses flow charts and data analysis to map one of the greatest forces shaping our world – Facebook….
For those of us who zone out during university lectures, the temptation multiplies when you taking classes from home. Next fall, a business school in France will try to stop online students from getting distracted with an AI app called Nestor. To jud…

The $80 billion question: Why are Bitcoin and Ethereum growing so fast?

A little over two months ago, Bitcoin achieved a symbolic milestone: After an intensive period of growth, the price of one Bitcoin surpassed the price of an ounce of gold.

Leaked Facebook guidelines say posts about ‘beating up fat kids’ are OK

Facebook has long struggled to adequately moderate its platform for potentially violent and abusive content. And a series of recently leaked guidelines and policies of its internal monitoring practices reveals all the chaos that goes behind the company’s efforts to curb harassment. The Guardian has published a massive trove of internal documents used to train Facebook moderators how to appropriately deal with potentially offensive messages and imagery on its platform. The large collection of manuals – pegged the Facebook Files – outlines the diverse and often conflicting set of rules the social media giant relies on when handling potentially abusive posts. These principles ultimately guide moderators…

Cyber security in an interconnected future

Is ‘ransomware’ threatening our homes and livelihoods and what security measures are expected as a result?

America’s dangerous Internet delusion

We embrace the “Internet of things” without recognizing that it is also the “Internet of hazards.”

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New photo from Facebook May 28, 2017 at 02:16PM

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2017 at 13:44

Varşova, Polonya’daki Milli Müze. (via Reddit) bir de bizim talebeler eylemde: #MezuniyetSantraldeGuzel via Facebook Pages

“US Congress Passes Resolution Condemning Assault by Erdoğan’s Bodyguards…

In Uncategorized on May 26, 2017 at 17:58

New York Times – Malachy Browne – May 26

The New York Times reviewed videos and photos to track the actions of 24 men, including armed members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail, who attacked protesters in Washington last week. Many of the protesters were American


The US congress passed a resolution condemning President Erdoğan’s bodyguards assaulting the protestors outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017 during Erdoğan’s visit.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter as part of an investigation launched into him in Turkey for being a member of an armed terrorist organization.

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A new project on Syrian refugees in Turkey: “Why am I in Turkey?” (@nedenTRdeyim)

In Uncategorized on May 26, 2017 at 12:33


We can only understand each other, when we know the other’s story.

There are over 3 million refugees living in Turkey. When we turn on the news in Turkey and look at international media all we see and hear are numbers of how many refugees are in Turkey or how many are fleeing to Europe from Turkey. By lumping these people into numbers it distances ourselves from understanding, Who they are ? What is your story?

Call them what you want refugees, migrants, at the end of the day they, just like you and me, human. They are seeking a better life, and live. It’s personal life experiences that touches people to create empathy, which reminds them they too share the same experiences in different forms and ways.

Project W.A.I.T (Why am I in Turkey) aims to publish 120 stories of individuals from various cities in Turkey. By sharing the stories of refugees in Turkey to the world, we hope that it will create bridges and also combat the negative outlook at people who are seeking a better life. Only when we understand each other, only then we can work to build a common future.

W.A.I.T is a project run by the Dialogue for Common Future Association. Which believes and promotes a vision for Turkey where its future is shaped by creating dialogue not by conflict and polarization. Where fundamental rights and liberties are not negotiated. Where the politics based on values rather than rational interests is denied — the common interests are realized only through the means of dialogue.

If you would like to share your story sign up by clicking here.

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#Europe agenda: Trump goes to Europe…

In Uncategorized on May 26, 2017 at 11:58




Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel are setting the EU on course for reforms and deeper integration of the Eurozone. However countries in Central and Eastern Europe are critical of the plans, fearing that a core Europe will leave them behind. How should the region position itself? Is conversion to the euro the only way to avoid being left on the periphery?

Manchester explosion: Witnesses share their stories

Powerful stories from people who were at Manchester Arena on Monday night.
Salman Abedi, 22, is the man suspected of having killed 22 people and injured 59 in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena.

Hungarians march against Orban crackdown

Thousands of protesters, on Sunday, called on Hungarian leader to repeal laws against foreign funded NGOs and a top university in Budapest.
Thousands of protesters marched through Budapest on Sunday in a demonstration against tough laws targeting foreign-backed NGOs and higher education institutions, amid rising tensions between Budapest and Brussels.

‘Mercron’: The EU’s new power couple

Freshly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are the new power couple leading the charge against anti-European populists and trying to put the struggling EU back on track, analysts say.

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New photo from Facebook May 25, 2017 at 10:25AM

In Uncategorized on May 25, 2017 at 09:25

Birleşik Krallık’ta, ABD’de ve Doğu Avruda’da (Türkiye de dahil edilebilir) gözetim (!). via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

New photo from Facebook May 24, 2017 at 11:40AM

In Uncategorized on May 24, 2017 at 10:45

Hollanda’dan hayvanların rahat geçişi için hazırlanmış bir köprü. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

So what the police achieved here exactly?

In Uncategorized on May 23, 2017 at 17:02

This happened yesterday. An old woman who was protesting her son’s situation was detained like this… 

In the meantime; 

Turkey’s unemployment rate rises to 12.6 percent, youth unemployment to 23.3 percent in February

Turkey’s unemployment rate was announced at 12.6 percent in the February period, with a 1.7 percent year-on-year increase, official data showed on May 15.
Some 2.04 million young people aged between 15 and 19, about a third of Turkey’s young population, were reported to have left their education as of 2015, according a new study by Bahceşehir University’s Center for Economic and Social Research (Betam).

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