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Toolkit for Protecting Journalistic Sources

Crpyttalk Man on Phone

Encryption has become an important tool for journalists ever since we heard the news about global surveillance operations back in 2013. In the wake of the disclosures, journalists started discussing how best to protect their sources. Encryption is now seen as a standard protection for email, but what about phone conversations?

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People-Powered Journalism

Contributoria

The media revolution is enabling almost anyone with a story to get it published. Digital media has opened up the news writing process and startups, like Contributoria, are responding with new publishing platforms. Matt McAlister is a co-founder of the platform as well as a business developer at Guardian Media Group. Following the GEN Summit 2015 in Barcelona, where he was a jury member for the Startups for News Final, GEN caught up with Matt for a chat about the growing concept of people-powered, crowdfunded journalism.

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Take Control of Information Overload

Overcoming 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.

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