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New Nieman-Berkman Fellowship Announced For Innovative Digital Journalism Research

A new fellowship announced today as a joint venture between the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society offers the chance for one distinguished candidate to spend a year at Harvard conducting research on the advancement of digital journalism. Sounds like a pretty sweet gig to us!

“The fellowship was created to addresses the critical need for fresh ideas and research in news reporting,” said Ellen Tuttle, Nieman’s Communications Officer. “Candidates for the new yearlong fellowship will be asked to propose a specific course of study or project relating to journalism innovation and journalism’s digital transformation.”

The winning candidate will spend the 2012-2013 academic year researching their proposed course, and will be allowed access to all available resources at Harvard and the surrounding area.

The application deadline is February 15, 2012, so get to work!

More information on the fellowship can be found at Nieman.

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Media Law in the Digital Age

Media Law in the Digital Age

When it comes to media, the rules are changing at a faster pace than ever. The question is…have you?

This Saturday, October 22, the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard University‘s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, in conjunction with The Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University, will present Media Law in the Digital Age, a one-day conference that will explore the critical issues around media law for anyone who publishes online content, works in digital media, or is interested in how technology has influenced journalism and law.

The conference begins with an opening plenary session titled “New Developments in Digital Media Law and What They Mean”, featuring David McCraw (Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for The New York Times Company) and Lucy Dalglish (Executive Director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press). McCraw and Dalglish will also discuss the current landscape of the public press in the aftermath of the Wikileaks saga.

Other sessions on the docket include “Apps and Wireless: New Platforms for Online Content Providers and Journalists”, “Social Media and Its Legal Implications: Where Your Personal Life Meets Journalism”, and “Is Recording in Public a Crime? Mobile Devices and Newsgathering”. Visit the MLDA Conference website for a full list of speakers as well as the conference’s schedule.

Registration is still open for the conference, and the price of admission includes a free networking lunch with speakers and attendees. You can also follow the conversation about the conference online using the #MLDA11 hashtag, or by following The Center for Sustainable Journalism on Facebook or Twitter.