9th ASEF Journalists? Colloquium: New Delhi

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is organising the 9th ASEF
Journalists? Colloquium, which will be held in New Delhi (Gurgaon),
India from?9-11 November 2013.
We are pleased to invite interested journalists from ASEM countries to apply for participation. To apply, more information can be found
Travel subsidies to and from New Delhi and accommodation will be
provided by the organisers for successful participants. Continue reading “9th ASEF Journalists? Colloquium: New Delhi”

Breaking News Is Broken

Don?t watch cable news. Shut off Twitter. You?d be better off cleaning your gutters.

By?|in Slate

CNN Coverage.

CNN’s coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing has been flawed at times.
Screen Grab Courtesy of CNN/YouTube
Inspired by the events of the past week, here?s a handy guide for anyone looking to figure out what exactly is going on during a breaking news event. When you first hear about a big story in progress, run to your television. Make sure it?s securely turned off. Continue reading “Breaking News Is Broken”

Prothom Alo journalist attacked

by Firoz Gazi, DrikNEWS Correspondent, Jessore, April 2013

Journalist Masud Alam was attacked after he reported a corruption story.??He is the Abhaynagar Correspondent for Daily Prothom Alo. On 28 March, his assailants attacked him at Ulobottola, situated in Dhopali Village, Shundori Union, Abhaynagar Upazilla, Jessore.?His left hand was broken from the attack and his muscles flattened from the beating. The Police have arrested six men who were involved in this attack.??Masud Alam is now receiving treatment at Jessore Medical College Hospital. Continue reading “Prothom Alo journalist attacked”

Deadline for Ateneo MA Journ applications reset to Feb 15

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Submission deadline for 2013

This year?s submission deadline for the 2013 Fellowships for the Master of Arts in Journalism has been moved to Friday, 15 February 2013.
The fellowships are awarded to full-time Asian journalists who have excellent professional and academic record, a commitment to?good journalism and leadership qualities. A grant covers tuition and other expenses for the two-year M. A. Journalism degree program offered by the Communication Department of the Ateneo de Manila University.
Since 2003, 104 journalists from 14 Asian countries including Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, and India have received the grant.
Presently 17 journalists from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal and Philippines are enrolled in the program as fellowship grantees.
Designed for working journalists, the M.A. Journalism program is a hybrid distance learning program.? Online class sessions take place via the learning management system Blackboard, and?classroom sessions are held?at the Ateneo de Manila University?s Loyola campus in Quezon City, Philippines.
The?curriculum is made up of 12 courses including courses in ethics and specialized reporting and writing courses such as International?Reporting, Investigative Journalism and Reporting about Religions. The?program?s design allows working journalists and other media?professionals to study at their own pace and time, and in their own homes or workplaces.
The international faculty includes experienced?? journalists and academics from Australia, Canada, U.S., U.K., Germany, the Philippines, India and Malaysia.
To download the application form, visit the?MA Journalism page.


For the first time in Bangladesh

Last chance to apply. Applications close on 2nd January 2013

Offered jointly by BRAC University and Pathshala South Asian Media?Institute, in collaboration with Erasmus University Rotterdam, The?Netherlands.
Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, with minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or a 2nd Class. Professionally?experienced candidates will be given special consideration.
Core Areas of the one-semester program will cover:
International Journalism
Practical Journalism
Media Ethics
Visual Literacy & Grammar of Editing
Special Features:
State-of-the -art broadcasting equipment and media studio
Rich library with free access to online journals
Special Weekend Classes
Free WiFi access
Credit Hours:
12 credits in total
4 courses (3 credits per course)
12 hours of class per week (3 hours per course)
Admission and Classes
Application: Apply online on www.bracu.ac.bd/apply, or visit Pathshala?s Broadcast and Multimedia Department Campus (TK Bhaban, 12th Floor, Kawran Bazar, Dhaka).
Application deadline: 2 January 2013
Admission test: 4 January 2013 (to be held at BRAC University, Mohakhali Campus)
Tuition fees to be paid via BRAC University, Mohakhali Campus.
Classes to be held in Pathshala classrooms and studio at Karwan Bazar.
More information: +8801741391636,+8801818333315
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Finally I feel safe

Sri Lankan Editor Frederica Jansz Flees Sri Lanka

November 4, 2012 | Filed under: Colombo Telegraph,Featured News,News,STORIES |

Asia Journalism Fellowship 2013 opens for applications

Asia Journalism Fellowship 2013 opens for applications
The fifth round of the Asia Journalism Fellowship will run from 25 February to 17 May 2013. The fully-sponsored programme is accepting applications until 12 October 2012 from accomplished mid-career journalists.
The annual programme is an initiative of Temasek Foundation and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. It brings journalists from across Asia to NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information for three months.
Away from the deadline pressures of their jobs, Fellows pursue their intellectual interests in one of Asia’s leading universities. The semi-structured programme is designed to sharpen professional skills and deepen understanding of trends in media and communication at a time of rapid and sweeping change.
The Wee Kim Wee School is the home of the new WAN-IFRA Newsplex Asia, a prototype newsroom for developing strategies for getting the most out of media convergence. AJF?s 2013 programme will include workshops that take full advantage of this new facility.
AJF also provides access to key newsmakers in Singapore’s public sector, business community and civil society, offering insights into the challenges faced by one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan hub cities.
Applicants should have five years of experience and the potential to make a difference in their profession and their home country on their return. Journalists working in any news medium ? newspapers, magazines, television, radio or the web ? can apply. The programme is in English, but welcomes journalists from local-language media. Visit?http://www.ajf.sg?for details on how to apply or email?applications@ajf.sg?if you have queries.
Associate Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technlogical University, 31 Nanyang Link, Singapore.?www.cheriangeorge.net

Bangladeshi blogger Abu Sufian wins ?Reporters Without Borders? Category Award in Best of Blogs contest

Bangladeshi and Tibetan bloggers win ?Reporters Without Borders? category awards


Bangladeshi blogger Abu Sufian

Bangladeshi journalist?Abu Sufian?s blog?about extrajudicial executions and other kinds of injustice is the jury choice in the ?Reporters Without Borders? category of this year?s BOBs (Best of Blogs competition), organized by the German radio station Deutsche Welle. It was was chosen from 11 finalists by an international jury consisting of bloggers and a Reporters Without Borders representative. Continue reading “Bangladeshi blogger Abu Sufian wins ?Reporters Without Borders? Category Award in Best of Blogs contest”

A Robot Stole My Pulitzer!

How automated journalism and loss of reading privacy may hurt civil discourse.

By?|Posted Monday, March 19, 2012, at 7:11 AM ET

Automated journalism like that produced by Narrative Science could perhaps save media jobs, but it can also hurt civil discourse. William Gottlieb/Library of Congress

Can technology be autonomous? Does it lead a life of its own and operate independently of human guidance? From the French theologian?Jacques Ellulto the?Unabomber, this used to be widely accepted. Today, however, most historians and sociologists of technology?dismiss it?as naive and inaccurate. Continue reading “A Robot Stole My Pulitzer!”

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