Relaciones Internacionales – Comunicación Internacional

20 octubre, 2014
por Felipe Sahagún
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The bad news about the news

In 1998, Ralph Terkowitz, a vice president of The Washington Post Co., got to know Sergey Brin and Larry Page, two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who were looking for backers. Terkowitz remembers paying a visit to the garage where they were working and keeping his car and driver waiting outside while he had a meeting with them about the idea that eventually became Google. An early investment in Google might have transformed the Post‘s financial condition, which became dire a dozen years later, by which time Google was a multi-billion dollar company. But nothing happened. “We kicked it around,” Terkowitz recalled, but the then-fat Post Co. had other irons in other fires.

Such missteps are not surprising. People living through a time of revolutionary change usually fail to grasp what is going on around them. The American news business would get a C minus or worse from any fair-minded professor evaluating its performance in the first phase of the Digital Age. Big, slow-moving organizations steeped in their traditional ways of doing business could not accurately foresee the next stages of a technological whirlwind.

Obviously, new technologies are radically altering the ways in which we learn, teach, communicate, and are entertained. It is impossible to know today where these upheavals may lead, but where they take us matters profoundly. How the digital revolution plays out over time will be particularly important for journalism, and therefore to the United States, because journalism is the craft that provides the lifeblood of a free, democratic society.

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19 octubre, 2014
por Felipe Sahagún
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La prensa en América Latina, amenazada

70 ASAMBLEA

General de la SIP

Santiago, Chile

El programa de la Asamblea, del 19 al 21 de octubre,   estará estructurado sobre 4 ejes fundamentales.

El primero de ellos dice relación con el estado actual de la libertad de prensa en América Latina. En Santiago, destacadas personalidades y líderes de opinión de nivel internacional debatirán sobre el momento que vive nuestra región y las amenazas más importantes que afectan hoy la libertad de expresión. Al cumplirse el vigésimo aniversario de la firma de la Declaración de Chapultepec conmemoraremos ese hito histórico en el reconocimiento, defensa y compromiso con la libertad de expresión en nuestros países.

Otro tema central del programa es la gestión moderna de medios y empresas periodísticas. En una industria que atraviesa escenarios complejos y en constante evolución, se debatirá sobre los nuevos enfoques y estrategias en la gestión de medios, que permitan obtener productos de calidad editorial de manera eficiente. En este contexto, se analizarán modelos que han permitido rentabilizar el canal digital de manera exitosa. La velocidad en el desarrollo del mundo digital no tiene precedentes: cuando se pensaba que la Web era el nuevo medio para comunicar, hoy la realidad nos muestra que los avances han sido aún más rápidos de lo esperado. La alta demanda de información desde los teléfonos móviles nos abre un nuevo formato para la difusión de los medios. El programa dedicará un espacio especial para mostrar experiencias exitosas en la implementación de medios digitales en móviles.

Por otro lado, se debatirá sobre proyectos editoriales y la generación de nuevas audiencias. Esta sección del programa presenta experiencias destacadas de revistas latinoamericanas que han logrado construir nuevas audiencias dirigiéndose a nichos definidos de lectores. Junto con esto se mostrarán los casos de medios locales y regionales que han logrado vincularse de manera eficaz con sus lectores.

Finalmente, también abordaremos las últimas tendencias en publicidad dirigida a formatos digitales y las nuevas herramientas en gestión de datos e información útil para la toma de decisiones editoriales y comerciales.

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19 octubre, 2014
por Felipe Sahagún
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Greatest threat to the world? It depends on where you live.

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2014 has been a tumultuous year in international affairs. From the conflict in Ukraine, to horrific bloodshed in Syria and Iraq, the spreading Ebola epidemic in West Africa and continued weakness in the European economy, numerous world crises have given people plenty to be worried about.

In spring of this year, even before many of these headline events took place, we surveyed people in 44 countries and asked about the greatest threat to the world. Here are 5 key takeaways from the new report:

1 Infectious disease, AIDS, top concerns in Sub-Saharan Africa

Prior to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa becoming a high-profile international story, a median of 32% across the seven African nations polled feared infectious disease as the top danger. Many of these countries have high prevalence rates of HIV/AIDS and have suffered through multiple disease epidemics in the last decade. However, other problems also worry Africans. In Nigeria, where religious strife is exacerbated by the Boko Haram terrorist group, more say religious and ethnic hatred is the world’s greatest threat (38%).

Across the seven Middle Eastern countries surveyed, a median of 34% see religious and ethnic hatred as the world’s top threat. This includes 58% of Lebanese, a country divided by religion and bordering both Syria and Israel. Given the history of religious violence in the region, the result might not be surprising. Yet, since the question was last asked in 2007, and religious and ethnic conflicts have played out in Syria, Iraq and beyond, fears have increased significantly in the region, including Lebanon (+19 percentage points), Egypt (+18), Turkey (+9) and Jordan (+6).

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19 octubre, 2014
por Felipe Sahagún
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My life on earth with BBC’s help

How you and the world have changed since you were born. Best viewed on Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer 10 and above

Explore BBC Earth’s unique interactive, personalised just to you.

Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space.

Investigate how the world around you has changed since you’ve been alive; from the amount the sea has risen, and the tectonic plates have moved, to the number of earthquakes and volcanoes that have erupted.

Grasp the impact we’ve had on the planet in your lifetime; from how much fuel and food we’ve used to the species we’ve discovered and endangered.

And see how the BBC was there with you, capturing some of the most amazing wonders of the natural world.

Explore, enjoy, and share with your friends either the whole page, or your favourite insights.

This is your story, the story of your life on earth.

BBC Earth’s Your life on earth is based on the following sources.

 

 

19 octubre, 2014
por Felipe Sahagún
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The business of digital journalism