Take Control of Information Overload
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where GEN Board member and Professor of Practice Dan Gillmor teaches digital media literacy, is launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on how to deal with what often feels like an overload of information from the media. In an interview with GEN, Dan Gillmor explains how the MediaLit MOOC will enable people to become media creators in their own right.Read full article
"GEN brought together the best thinkers in the field of journalism"
Back from the excitement of the summit in Barcelona last week, GEN caught up with Mohammed El-Haddad - senior interactive producer with Al Jazeera English Channel - who contributed to the GEN Summit panel session, "Building the best data journalism team for your newsroom". Mohammed El-Haddad works on telling visual stories with data as the head of the interactive department at Al Jazeera: one of the GEN Summit's strategic partners. Find out what Mohammed thinks about Al Jazeera's news perspective, network expansion, editorial standards and digital development in this interview with GEN.Read full article
France 24-RFI Win Editors Lab Final 2015
The France 24-RFI team won the Editors Lab Final in Barcelona. Steven Jambot, Emmanuelle Nicolas and Alaeddine Ouertani created the winning prototype Earth Alert as they competed against teams from around the world during the GEN Summit 2015 at the CCCB in Barcelona. The team's concept is based on crowdsourcing. Members of the public are invited to submit alerts, called “Earth Alerts”, about a sustainable development concern in their country, city, town or village.Read full article