Every year rabble.ca publishes a print edition of our Best of rabble. This year, thanks to the inspired work of students in Western University's journalism program, we will be publishing a companion best of rabble 2011 in iBook format. Listen in as Matt Dusenbury discusses the process of developing the rabble.ca best of 2011 iBook using the newly released iAuthor platform.
Can books built for iPads be used for rich media journalism?
That's the question my online journalism students in the MAJ program at the University of Western Ontario are tackling.
Starting a couple of weeks ago, two student teams in the class partnered with rabble and The Tyee to take a sizeable chunk of their content and convert it into a book on the iPad using Apple's new iBooks Author software.
Trent University's Arthur the Video Zine presents a collection of multi-media work by reporters Zach Ruiter and Anthony Gulston who covered the neo-liberal administration's attack on the student press at the same time as it was marketing a new journalism program.
Tumultuous uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya seized the attention of the media last year - but the rebellions taking place in Benin, Senegal, Ethiopia, Uganda, and other parts of Africa have been all but ignored. What is happening and what does it mean, for Africa, and for the world?
In late January, a small team gleaned from the ranks of Vancouver-based citizens' organizations OpenMedia.ca and Leadnow.ca took the wraps off an exciting new project called Reimagine CBC. The goal was simple, but ambitious: to spark a massive brainstorm on the future of public media in Canada by asking Canadians how the CBC, as a public broadcaster, could be reimagined as a leader in participatory, innovative and engaging media production.
Last week Apple announced a new tool for content creation -- iBooks Author. The free software was part of a broader mid-January event heralding Apple's new thrust into education. The Cupertino-based company also unpacked deals with major K-12 textbook publishers including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw Hill Education and Pearson. As well, it introduced a revamped iTunes U, which will allow university and K-12 instructors to provide full, rich-media courseware for free through iTunes U.
On January 8, 1912, South African intellectuals -- including pioneering black newspaper publishers Pixley ka Isaka Seme, editor of Abantu-Batho, and John Langalibalele Dube, editor of Ilanga lase Natal -- formed Africa's oldest liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANC) in Bloemfontein.