Information Doer

  Skyful of Lies and Black Swans The new tyranny of shifting information power in crises by Nik Gowing The study highlights how in a moment of major, unexpected crisis the institutions of power – whether political, governmental, military or corporate – face a new, acute vulnerability of both their influence and effectiveness. Download online …

International Literacy Day 2017

Poster: UNESCO September 8 is International Literacy Day. Hashtag: #LiteracyDay International Literacy Day is celebrated annually worldwide and brings together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field. It is an occasion to mark achievements and reflect on ways to counter remaining challenges for the promotion of …

#GovHackNZ

Image: Kaleidescoped GovHack New Zealand’s GovHack is united in a single purpose – coming together in a weekend-long hackathon and working with government data to innovate and create July 28-30, 2017. Hashtag: #govhacknz GovHack’s vision is a more participatory and effective democracy and public service. The event gathers New Zealand’s best and brightest working with government data to …

Expanding World Heritage Dialogues

Photo: Bartłomiej Banaszak, Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa, Dialogue Among the side events at 41whc For a Structured Dialogue with Civil Society Europa Nostra, the Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe, together with the Host Country represented by the National Heritage Board of Poland, will host a discussion, in conjunction with the 41st session of the World …

Webinar: Visitor Use Management Framework

Presenting the new Visitor Use Management Framework (VUM) Part 1 June 22, 2017, 10:00 (MST) The Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group) is a network of professionals committed to promoting sustainable tourism in protected areas globally, and whose mission is to provide a forum where people collaborate, stimulate dialogue, share expertise, develop and …

Reading the First Books #firstbooksdh

Austin, Texas – LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections hosted a day-long digital scholarship symposium on May 30, 2017, titled “Reading the First Books: Colonial Documents in the Digital Age.” Hashtag: #firstbooksdh The symposium celebrates the culmination of “Reading the First Books: Multilingual, Early-Modern OCR for Primeros Libros,” a two-year effort to develop tools …

News Taco

Buzzwords News Taco = Newspaper wrapped in another newspaper Also read: https://ronmader.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/las-vegas-news-taco Watch: Periscope Embedded Tweets And in Las Vegas news https://t.co/GhZxVlLjio today’s dead tree papers @reviewjournal and @LasVegasSun #newstaco pic.twitter.com/NW5W99iEIv — Ron Mader (@ronmader) August 23, 2018 Today's news taco from Las Vegas https://t.co/4p9w8J1ImP — Ron Mader (@ronmader) May 4, 2017 Planeta.com Dead Trees …

Friendversary

Friendversary = Anniversary of a friendship Also see: Buzzword Bingo Embedded Tweets Congratulations to our contest winner! As for the rest of you: prices go up on Saturday. Buy your ticket now: https://t.co/i4Ouayi0dN pic.twitter.com/RKPVjV0k06 — Mr. Trash Wheel (@MrTrashWheel) September 15, 2017 Planeta.com Buzzword Bingo Friends

Journalism Under Fire: UNESCO #PressFreedom Colloquium

For those keen on a journalism deep dive Wednesday @UNESCO hosts a conference. Not sure if there will be live video, but we can hope someone at a press symposium can figure out persicope and facebook live for presentations and in-the-hallways chatter. Bonus points if someone can show a news stand. Key Links http://en.unesco.org/journalism-under-fire Twitter: @UNESCO …