Guardian launches open-source data journalism tool

Journalism.co.uk :: Swarmize enables journalists to tell new, collaborative stories by making use of real-time data collection and visualisation

Read Catalina Albeanu, www.journalism.co.uk

Bedtime stories: What Metro and BuzzFeed's stats tell us about mobile readership

The Media Briefing :: How unshackling an audience from desktop has radically changed consumption habits, and why planning for mobile is the same as planning for social.

Read Chris Sutcliffe , www.themediabriefing.com

Building trust in news

BuzzMachine :: In their Trust Project, Richard Gingras, head of Google News, and Sally Lehrman, a fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, argue the need to rebuild trust in news and they propose a set of practical tactics. I want to suggest further steps to support their campaign.

Read Jeff Jarvis, buzzmachine.com

Twitpic: "we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive" /@noaheverett

Twitpic blog :: Good news for a huge part of Twitter and our realtime web history.

Read Noah Everett, blog.twitpic.com

Vice is backing up its bombast with new launches and a compelling pitch

The Media Briefing :: For both its fans and critics VICE Media is defined by its brash, counter-culture attitude. Yet VICE’s pitch consists of a pretty powerful message. It’s got an audience few others are reaching, it’s delivering stories no one else is getting, and it feels like it understands online video in a way no one else does.

Read Jasper Jackson, www.themediabriefing.com

Standards vs speed: Can the UK wait until 2016 for a new audience measurement system?

The Media Briefing :: Can an industry body Newsworks find a standard everyone agrees with quickly enough to keep up with changing habits?

Read Jasper Jackson, www.themediabriefing.com

News companies as tech companies: Some venture capitalists say yes

RJI Online :: For years, the drumbeat among venture capitalists has been that content is expensive and is not worth their investment. But we’ve seen a turnaround, and the question is, why now? The answer may simply be optimism.

Read Nikki Usher, www.rjionline.org