The winners of the first YAJA edition in 2016 have been announced. YAJA is a project by Art News Portal to foster art journalism among journalism and creative art students worldwide. Themed "Contemporary art and culture captured by emerging journalists and creatives", YAJA gives students who found their love for journalism the opportunity to showcase their talent in capturing art and culture in a creative way. Interested? Entries for 2017 are already open. All entries will be published on ArtNewsPortal.com, including social channels and eNewsletter.
All media conference brings the international media and entertainment worlds to the Frankfurt Book Fair
Frankfurt am Main, 05/10/2011 - Augmented reality, enhanced e-books, transmedia, gamification, marketing, media trends: Under the motto “Storytelling & Storyselling” the Frankfurt StoryDrive Conference (12 and 13 October) will bring international media stars to the Frankfurt Book Fair (12 to 16 October). Fifty experts from the fields of film, games, books and music will discuss and develop scenarios for the future of the media industry. The two-day trade conference will take place in the new Open Space Pavilion in the outdoor area of the Frankfurt exhibition centre (Agora), which features a contemporary design that provides the perfect setting for a conference focused on the future.
Although Google has halted its own newspaper scanning project, the tech giant is still working to make books available freely online. The company announced Monday that it is working to digitize some 250,000 out-of-copyright volumes from the vast holdings of the British Library.
Scanned items, which will be selected by the British Library and handled (as well as paid for) by Google, will be made available for free at books.google.co.uk and the British Library’s website. Users can download and read items through Google Books, as well as conduct full-text searches.
To date, an ever-growing amount of digitised collections including moving images and cinema related material is widely dispersed across Europe. Domain specific research across the various repositories, institutions and countries is still lacking.
Initiated by ACE (Association des Cinémathèques Européennes) and the Europeana Foundation, the EFG project develops an online portal providing direct access to about 700,000 digital objects including photos, posters, film set drawings, newsreels, feature and short films as well as various text documents such as film programmes and censorship cards. Content is mainly provided by 15 European film archives and cinematheques, which are partners in the project. The collections to be made accessible have been selected to serve as a sample representing the actual digitised content held in the film institutions.
Bose Corporation will remain private and independent; dividends will sustain and advance MIT’s mission
Dr. Amar Bose ’51, Bose Corporation’s Founder, has given to MIT the majority of the stock of Bose Corporation in the form of non-voting shares.
MIT will receive annual cash dividends on those shares when dividends are paid by Bose Corporation; those cash dividends will be used by MIT to sustain and advance MIT’s education and research mission.
Under the terms of the gift, MIT cannot sell its Bose shares and will not participate in the management or governance of the company. Bose Corporation will remain a private and independent company, and operate as it always has, with no change in strategy or leadership. Dr. Bose will remain Bose Corporation’s Chairman and Technical Director.
The 3rd MediaCity conference will investigate how new media re-define social settings and urban spaces and how they influence architecture as well as media art & design in urban contexts, thus constituting new social and cultural practices.
Arts Manager, the web platform for Russian arts managers, has made an interview with Marco Mancuso, the creator and director of the «Digicult» project, covering issues of digital culture on the internet and project management.
China Book Publishing: The Official Industry Report is a revised and expanded edition of China Book Publishing: The First Official Industry Report published in 2007. In addition to new chapters analyzing publishers and their products, the book also provides a more detailed investigation of the human resources in China’s publishing industry. It aims to present a general picture of the industry, covering industrial environment, press-based performance, book exports, copyright trade, and so on. It will definitely serve as a comprehensive and authoritative reference book for media authorities, researchers, publishing professionals, and anyone who is interested in China’s book publishing industry.
Washington, D.C., January 12, 2009 -- For the first time in more than 25 years, American adults are reading more literature, according to a new study by the National Endowment for the Arts. Reading on the Rise documents a definitive increase in rates and numbers of American adults who read literature, with the biggest increases among young adults, ages 18-24. This new growth reverses two decades of downward trends cited previously in NEA reports such as Reading at Risk and To Read or Not To Read.
The Southern African International Film and Television Market (Sithengi), suspended in 2007 after 11 editions due to serious financial problems, has been revived.