When it comes to archiving efforts in the United States, we have seen wonderful examples coming from Texas. Texas has taken this issue head on. The Texas Press Association and the efforts of their Executive Director, Mike Hodges, shows how a Press Association can protect their history for their members.
Abbott proclaims flooding disaster, adds more counties
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on April 18 declared a state of disaster for Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton counties.
Those counties were hit with severe storms and flooding beginning April 17, requiring the aid of emergency responders over many days.
One rural publisher, in a speech to a journalism conference, put it THIS way: “To our readers, we are not the newspaper, we are their newspaper. Down the block at Rogers Mini Stop, we sell more than a hundred papers every week. If our press run is late we get frantic calls from the Rogers family. They have a store full of irate customers who want their papers now….
In our talks with people in and out of the news industry about social media and credibility, three themes emerged: Journalists need to tell their own stories, engage authentically and deploy their fans.
Everyone at a digital media company should be responsible for cybersecurity. Journalists are particularly at risk because much of your work is done outside the office, away from the watchful eyes of the IT shepherds who safeguard your internal network infrastructure.
AUSTIN, Texas – The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas at Austin will offer free, worldwide instruction in digital journalism through massive open online courses, with $600,000 in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.