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Articles tagged Al Jazeera English (13)

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The impact of paywalls, seeing a city through Instagram, and old vs. new media in the Arab Spring: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
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Twitter as a public diary, flipping pages vs. clicking links, and when bots do interviews: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
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A visit to Al Jazeera reveals an oasis of hacker-journalists in the Middle East.
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Open-source may be hip, but an awful lot of cultural baggage can get in the way of newsrooms adopting it.
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The Knight News Challenge winner uses Twitter and Facebook to help newsrooms track their own — and competitors’ — stories.
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The outgoing head of online for Al Jazeera English says media must continue to adapt to an audience that is driving and delivering news.
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In a talk at MIT, the former director general of Al Jazeera discusses how the network covered the Arab Spring and how it brought social media into its coverage.
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The man who led Al Jazeera to global prominence will be speaking at the Media Lab Friday, both about the Arab Spring and the media ecosystem that surrounded it.
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