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Webs@Work Weekly Buzz #3 November 18, 2007

Posted by Joanne KY Teoh in News, Webs@Work Buzz.

Welcome to the Webs@Work Weekly Buzz, a regular brief highlighting recent blog posts, online media news, and other new content on civic media.

What are kids learning in virtual worlds? Watch the webcast of a recent forum supported by MacArthur about teens in virtual spaces and what it means for parents and teachers. The event in Los Angeles was hosted by Common Sense Media.

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism is presenting its annual look at the changing media industry, with an emphasis on new media and online journalism. Watch the event live 7-9 pm Tuesday, or archived, on http://groundreport.tv

BBC News has reorganized its news division into a “multimedia newsroom” that combines radio, TV and online. The Beeb will be putting more into developing content for new platforms such as mobile and IPTV and providing purpose-made audio/video for the web. Read more..

Jay Rosen of Assignment Zero has recruited 12 news organizations to participate in an experiment in social network beat reporting. You can follow their progress at beatblogging.org, a compendium site. Read more…

J.K. Rowling is suing the publisher of the Harry Potter Lexicon, which began life as a popular Potter blog, and wants a court to rule that she has the sole right to profit from the “descriptions, character details, and plot points” of the Potter tales.



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