Citizen Journalism

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Monday, July 13, 2009 -- SMCLA: Citizen Journalism: Social Media's Effect on How News is Reported and Consumed. More and more people are turning to social media as the first place they look for breaking news. Pictures and videos from newsworthy events make it to the web via mobile phones and hand held devices and first hand accounts are micro blogged in 140 characters or less before any traditional news outlet is able to cover the story. What does this mean for: a.)

SciVee Adds Elsevier Health Sciences Journal


San Diego-based Scivee , which develops software for hosting scientific videos on the web, said today that it has added The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM), published by Elsevier, as a customer. Tags: scivee video hosting journal elsevier publishing software Scivee said that Elsevier has signed an agreement to deploy the firm's products and services, which enable posting of videos which synchronize with scientific abstracts and articles.

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Stroome Scores $200K From Journalism Contest


Stroome was founded by Nonny de La Pena and Tom Grasty, both of whom are graduate students at USC's Annenberg School of Journalism. Tags: stroome contest journalism video remix editing Los Angeles-based Stroome , which is developing an online community for collaborative video editing, announced today that it has just won $200,000 from the 2010 Knight News Challenge. The Knight News Challenge is a contest which helps to fund digital news experiments and technology.

Elon Musk Drills In on Report in Business Journal.

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Boring Co. founder Elon Musk acknowledged last week that his company would likely struggle to gain government approval for a tunnel extending from Los Angeles International Airport to Sherman Oaks, but said the endeavor was still worth a shot

News-reading app Flipboard expands local coverage, including coronavirus updates, to 12 more US metros

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It has now added to the list of partners local news service Patch and ProPublica, including its Local Reporting Network partners and its collaborative journalism project Electionland. Earlier this year, personalized news aggregation app Flipboard expanded into local news.

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Assignmint: Freelance Work Available | Founder Interview, The Future of Journalism & The LA Startup Scene

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I have been on every end of the business in terms of journalism and publishing. For all those who want to talk about the fragmentation of media and the models for journalism is in trouble; it’s actually not. Journalism is stronger than ever, but the outlets are fragmented.

How an Ohio Kids’ Hospital Quietly Became Ground Zero for Gene Therapy


If a once-modest regional hospital and its new biotech allies have their way, the capital of Ohio could one day rival America’s other biomedical hubs. Our goal is to make Columbus the center of the universe for gene therapy,” says Doug Ingram, CEO of Sarepta Therapeutics.

Genetic Medicine: FDA OKs 2nd Cancer Drug that Targets DNA, not Tissues


Going deeper into the new world of genetic medicine, the FDA has for the second time approved a drug that targets a tumor’s DNA fingerprint, no matter where in the body that cancer is found. And more could be on the way.

Bio Roundup: MedCo’s Pricing Plan, Vertex’s Gamble, uBiome Undone


Being first to market with a new type of drug brings advantages. The first mover sets the bar for what physicians, payers, and patients can expect of that medicine and how much it costs. It grabs market share that followers have to steal away.

Phoenix Shops Its Cancer Drug as Potential Alzheimer’s Treatment


San Antonio — George Perry, a scientist at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has long proposed that drug developers and researchers need to look earlier into the roots of Alzheimer’s disease.

Snap’s Challenges to Gain Increased Focus in Public

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Business Journal lays out five factors that could figure in to Snap’s first year as a public company

With New Data, Amgen Promises Refund If Cholesterol Drug Doesn’t Work


Stung by slow sales of its next-generation anti-cholesterol drug, Amgen hopes new clinical data, released this morning, will spur doctors to boost prescriptions and—perhaps more important—drive insurers to loosen their restrictions. The data, from a massive study of more than 27,000 patients, come at a time when drug and healthcare prices are a top U.S. political issue, and pricey new cholesterol drugs have been a key battleground.

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SMA, Migraine Data Lead Neuro Highlights from AAN Meeting


The American Academy of Neurology meeting in Philadelphia is rolling on through the end of this week. There has been plenty of news to digest already.

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MediaPass Powers Weekly World News Paywall


In the quest to re-make the business of publishing and journalism, there's been a lot of hand wringing and debate over the merits and complexities of online paywalls. The firm is looking to make it easier for any publisher--without the deep pockets of such publications as the Wall Street Journal and New York Times--to implement their own paywall. mediapass weekly world news publication content publisher paywall journalism subscription

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With New Data, Drug Combos, Lung Cancer Experts Scramble to Keep Pace


When oncologist Renato Martins finished his medical training, advanced lung cancer was almost certainly a quick death sentence. “I I knew, by name, every patient who had survived two years,” he says. Thanks in large part to the arrival of cancer immunotherapy, things are much different today.

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USC Launches Media Lab


The University of Southern California is looking to tie together technology and media, saying Thursday that it has launched a new Annenberg Innovation Lab as part of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

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For More Lung Cancer Patients, the Promise of No Chemo Looms Larger


[ Editor’s note: Ben Fidler co-authored this report.] A decade from now, it’s possible that immunotherapy will have made a big dent in lung cancer, which is by far the deadliest type of the disease.

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50 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To—and 5 New Ways to Find Them


If you’re not much of a podcast listener and you have a sense that you’re missing out on a lot of great content, you’re absolutely right. But now is a good time to fix that, thanks to a new profusion of listening options. And to get you started, I have a few shows to suggest. Fifty of them, in fact. I’ve always been a big fan of podcasts—and I mean always, back to the days of the very first podcasts around 2004.

Interview with Tom Grasty, Stroome


We saw that we had traction in the journalism and news organization marketplace, so we concentrated on that area. We've been in discussions with news organizations to use the platform, including with large organizations and journalism sites.

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In Digital Device Boom, Tear Film Sees Window for Dry Eye Treatment


The source of your eye discomfort might be cradled in your hands. If you’re like many people, your eyes spend much of the day fixed on digital displays. Before reading this, maybe you watched videos on a tablet or scanned social media on your phone. Try to remember the last time you blinked. Come to think of it, do your eyes feel dry? Some eye doctors are finding more cases of dry eye in young adults, and even children. That has Rob Thornill seeing opportunity.

How to Avoid Being Disrupted as a VC

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My partner Greg Bettinelli (worth following on Twitter) was recently named by The LA Business Journal as the “Top deal maker in Los Angeles… Continue reading on Medium

SoCal's Next Big Online Publisher:


breitbart andrew journalism online publishingSouthern California is already establishing a reputation as the home of one of the biggest online publishers, Demand Media. However, what will Southern California's next big, online publishing empire be? Based on events in recent days, it might be Los Angeles-based , the controversial online publishing venture of Andrew Brietbart. runs the site Big Government , which broke the story of U.S.

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Poshmark Picks Up $87.5M to Power the Social, Digital Wardrobe


Poshmark , a social media e-retail company, has raised $87.5 million in a Series D investment round led by Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek. That brings the total funding raised by the Redwood City, CA-based company to $160 million.

Tech and Entertainment Have a Home in Silicon Beach

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The Los Angeles Business Journal recently reported data compiled by showing that “L.A. According to the Wall Street Journal , these included Ooma founder Andrew Frame purchasing in Bel Air, and Facebook head of market development Matt Jacobson buying in Manhattan Beach.

County Looks to Lead on Amazon Headquarters Proposal

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s second headquarters, according to a letter obtained Tuesday by the Business Journal The Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. and L.A. County Board Chair Mark Ridley-Thomas want the county to spearhead regional efforts to attract Seattle-based Amazon Inc.’s

Best Reads for Casual Friday: Big Tech Businesses Gets Political


You’ve made it to Friday. Time to curl up in your cubicle, pop open one of these in-depth, entertaining reads, and catch up on some of what you missed during a busy week. This week we’re taking a look at all the political stories that are coming out of the tech world.

GLAZED | Wearable Tech Conference [Live]

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Amir Efrati, Writer, Wallstreet Journal. TechZulu is happy to announce that we will be bringing you all the action live from the GLAZED Conference Monday, September 30th starting at 9AM.

Bio Roundup: CMS Backs Cancer Tests, Right to Try Passes, AbbVie Sinks


We’ll start this week’s roundup with several stories from Washington, D.C. that could have a lasting effect on public health.

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On ASCO’s Eve, Experts Fret Over Backlash to Cancer Combo Frenzy


When thousands of cancer researchers from around the world gather in Chicago this weekend for the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting, drugs that fight tumors by boosting a patient’s immune system will take center stage, as they have in previous years. But the stage is more crowded, as researchers have begun in earnest combining these immunotherapies into experimental cocktails, hoping to push quickly past the limits of the drugs currently in use as single agents.

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Walmart, Microsoft Deepen Partnership as Both Grapple With Amazon


The enemy of my enemy is my friend—even in the retail and cloud computing businesses. So says retail giant Walmart (NYSE: WMT ) as it announced this morning a five-year partnership with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) to use machine learning and other technologies, deepening an existing partnership between two of Amazon’s biggest rivals.

Perfect Market Raises $9 Million More


newspaper journalism content publishing funding capital venture market perfectPasadena-based Perfect Market , which provides tools for publishers to better create value from their content, is announcing today that it has raised $9M in a new funding round. The round was led by Comcast Interactive Capital, and also included Idealab, Rustic Canyon Partners, Tribune Company, and Trinity Ventures.

Demand Media Creates Editorial Advisory Board


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Bio Roundup: Trumpcare is Mean, SCOTUS Says Go, Merck’s Myeloma No


What exactly does the American Health Care Act, the Republican proposal to replace Obamacare, currently look like? Few people know, because the Senate version is being negotiated behind closed doors in Washington D.C. without any public hearings. We do know President Trump now thinks the version of the AHCA that squeaked through the House is “ mean.”

Bio Roundup: Trials to Watch, Mega Deals, Video Game Therapy & More


With 2018 around the corner, this was a week to look ahead. At Xconomy, we zeroed in on several clinical trials that could become major stories in the life sciences. Other healthcare milestones are on the way, too. The FDA will consider for the first time whether a video game should be approved as medicine. The agency could also give its first nod for a gene therapy. We could see the first clinical trial by a U.S. company for a CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing treatment.

LA-based Maslo pivots to professional services, launching an AI product for executive coaching

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Like the original Maslo, the new product is a service for journaling and personal growth, but this time it includes dashboards and visualization tools for the life coaches and training professionals that are molding the minds and leadership habits of tomorrow’s executives.

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