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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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Jan. 19, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: An iPad mag for AOL, a Guardian’s iPhone app, a city-run social network,

AOL is launching its own iPad magazine, "Editions." (Tagline: "The Magazine That Reads You.") via @mediagazer http://nie.mn/heJq0K »

Around 500 of the 600 people who attended open-source programming workshops last year were women http://nie.mn/fttdoT (via @cdibona) »

.@Nytimes‘ Lens blog: now Flash-free. (And you can link to individual slides.) Nice work, @donohoe! http://nyti.ms/elmmMN »

NYC government launches an internal social network meant to foster innovation http://nie.mn/eavhFe »

Have an idea? The Knight Community Information Challenge is now accepting applications http://nie.mn/h2Ukl8 »

"Journalism is important. It must never, however, be full of its own self-importance." More where that came from: http://nie.mn/g1No8f »

Hey, news smarties: @RJI is now accepting applications for its 2011-2012 class of Reynolds Fellows http://nie.mn/hvxAm9 »

Josh gave a talk in Toronto last night. Here it is, Storified http://nie.mn/ejDHlw (Thx, @sarah_millar @boyreporter!) »

Newspapers have overtaken broadcasters in the number of videos streamed on their sites http://nie.mn/fo2mmr »

Register Citizen engagement editor: "The most important part is that we’re learning with our readers, not separately." http://nie.mn/faUBr3 »

The Guardian’s iPhone app (£3.99 for a year subscription) is available for download http://nie.mn/fEOEg1 »

 
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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.