1 Overviews

Bardoel, Jo & Deuze, Mark (2001) Network journalism: converging competencies of old and new media professionals. Australian Journalism Review, 23(2), pp. 91-103. This ‘old’ contribution briefly discusses the developments and characteristics of journalism on the Internet and refers to the public journalism debate, in particular its traditional definition as a top-down profession. The authors argue that the combination of technological, professional and cultural levels of convergence socially constructs ‘network journalism’. Beckett, Charlie (2010) The value of networked journalism...
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2 Professionalism and journalism education

Aljazeera Media Training and Development Center. Website available in English and Arabic. Media training in the Arabian context. The website introduces several media courses, and materials for the use of professionals and media educators. BBC Academy BBC Academy is a British journalism training and development site. “The Academy focuses on providing a portfolio of high-quality training and development. This includes face-to-face courses, online programmes and a variety of development initiatives.” Deuze, Mark (2006) GLOBAL JOURNALISM EDUCATION, Journalism Studies, ...
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3 Cross-media and journalism platforms

Betz, Michelle (2003) Manuel des journalists audiovisuels. Traduit en français par Sana Khaldouni. The Knight International Journalism Fellowship. Rwanda 2003. Available online in French. A handbook for television and radio news broadcasters. The handbook includes many themes such as interviewing, working with sources, sound, visual storytelling, broadcast writing, video editing, law and ethics. Boers, R., Ercan, E., Rinsdorf, L. & Vaagan. R.W. (2012) From Convergence to Connectivism: Teaching Journalism 2.0. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 2 (4), 52...
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4 Data journalism

Anderson, C (2013) Towards a sociology of computational and algorithmic journalism, New Media & Society, 15, 7, pp. 1005-1021. The article approaches computational journalism from a sociological perspectice. By “computational journalism” the article refers to the ubiquitous forms of algorithmic, social scientific, and mathematical forms of newswork adopted by many 21st-century newsrooms and touted by many educational institutions as “the future of news.” Boyd, d, & Crawford, K (2012) CRITICAL QUESTIONS FOR BIG DATA, Information, Communication & Society, 15, 5, pp. 6...
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5 Crowdsourcing

Aitamurto, Tanja(2011) The Impact of Crowdfunding on Journalism: Case Study of Spot.Us. Journalism Practice 5(4), pp. 429–445. The article examines the impact of crowdfunding on journalism. It concludes that on one hand, the traditional journalistic role of a storyteller has remained but on the other hand, it has changed in a way that people no longer share merely the actual story, but also the story of participating in a story process. Aitamurto, Tanja(2013) Balancing between open and closed co-creation in magazine journalism. Digital Journalism. 1 (2) pp. 229–251. The arti...
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6 Social Media

Arab Social Media Report 2015. Available online in English and in Arabic. A report made by Arab Social Media Influencers Summit 2015, that is the first event of its kind in the region for social media channels influencers, enthusiasts and professionals. The report provides an overview on the social media reality in the Arab world through the monitoring of social media trends. The study covered the different Arab countries including Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine,...
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7 Crisis reporting

Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma The website is a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. It is dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. There is a section for journalism educators, which provides teaching tips, tools and curriculum ideas from experienced journalists and educators in order to prepare the students for crisis reporting. Emergency Journalism: Toolkit for better and accurate reporting A project of the “European Journalism Centre that brings together news and resources for med...
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8 Democratization and humanitarian/peace journalism

Handbook for journalists during elections (Reporters Without Borders) Available in English, French, Arabic, Dari and Pashto: A handbook produced by Reporters Without Borders and the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) aims at helping journalists assume their responsibilities and cover elections successfully. It is meant for journalists working for media of every category (radio, television, print and online), scale (local, national or international) and form of ownership (state-owned, privately owned or community). Lynch, Jake (2007) A course on Peace Journalism...
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9 Local Media Environment in Tunisia

Abrougui, A. (2014) Tunisian media in flux since revolution. Al-Jazeera, 19 April. Available online: A news article published in Al-Jazeera claims that the new found freedom in Tunisia has raised new questions about transparency, objectivity and the need for editorial independence. Aiachi, Sophie- Alexandra (2013) Pouvoir médiatique et transition politique: le cas de la Tunisie. Nov. 2013. IRIS (Institut des relations internationales et stratégiques). The article discusses the effects of the Arab spring on Tunisian media environment. It suggests that the people are ready for...
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10 Organizations and pointers to other online resources

The Columbia Review An academic journal on literacy published twice a year. It is available free on the magazine’s website. The European Journalism Centre (EJC) A journalist organization that provides training, networking, conferences and research. The website includes resources that e.g. introduce new technological tools for journalists etc. The European Journalism Training Association (EJTA) A Dutch based association that groups together 60 journalism centers, schools and universities from 24 countries across Europe. EJTA organizes teacher training, conference...
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