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Why are digital newsrooms unionizing now? “This generation is tired of hearing that this industry requires martyrdom”
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Nov. 10, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Knight digital literacy report, data reporting in Canada and eByline gets funding

The bunny’s going social: Playboy launches Scout, a geolocation app for nightlife http://nie.mn/byfSSY »

A behind the scenes look at that the making of the @WashingtonPost iPad app Woodward loves so much http://nie.mn/9vBELt »

Beyond Newsweek: Who else is doing innovative things with Tumblr? http://nie.mn/bVzWAX »

"The more we learn to involve others in what we do, the richer and more trusted our journalism will become." http://nie.mn/9WGTRH »

eByline, which connects freelancers and publishers, has raised $1.5 M in funding thanks to E.W. Scripps Company http://nie.mn/dDeRhz »

Will Google Instant Previews put a new emphasis on web design? http://nie.mn/9zxSZ7 »

Canada, "a hive of activity in Open Government and Open Data?" Yup. See what journalists are producing. http://nie.mn/a5Phab »

.@Jacobwe says @Slate goes for the sticky over the clicky in its biz model http://nie.mn/bzmsAX; more on their strategy http://nie.mn/9yKxTe »

On demand AP Guide RT @APStylebook: Draw on the knowledge of the Stylebook community by including #apstyle when you tweet a question. »

On Slate and Jacob Weisberg "The bar-none best Web editor in New York who runs a tech-backward site" http://nie.mn/cWDcyN »

Knight Commission releases new report with 4 ways to increase digital and media literacy http://nie.mn/9UsAuT »

 
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Why are digital newsrooms unionizing now? “This generation is tired of hearing that this industry requires martyrdom”
“These are professional-class jobs paying working-class wages, and these people have working-class worries about being downsized, laid off, cast aside in a market that is really stripped down.”
The New Humanitarian (no longer an acronymed UN agency) wants to move humanitarian crisis journalism beyond its wonky, depressing roots
“It’s one thing to have been an internal information center for an international NGO. It’s another thing to become a full newsroom, and an independent newsroom at that — it’s not a switch you turn on and off.”
Research from Canada suggests journalists’ creed can withstand government support
Social psychologists have demonstrated a significant link between people’s behavior, their values, and the norms of their milieu, and that they feel rewarded when they act consistently with their beliefs.