At the end of January, Chinese technology company Lenovo acquired cellphone maker Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion (U.S.). Two years after Google itself had bought Motorola, Lenovo’s move has made the company the world’s third biggest smartphone maker, just behind Samsung and Apple. Already the largest PC company in the world since July 2013, Lenovo is on its way to achieving its goal of becoming the No. 1 company in smart-connected devices: Today it reaches about 45 percent of the world’s population with its cellphones and sells more smartphones and tablets than PCs.
Following the Arab Spring, observers in Egypt have noticed that more and more young people are interested in entrepreneurship and self-employment. Tech entrepreneurship especially is gaining increasing institutional support.
Data is all around us. We can access it with greater ease; hence, the recent boom in “data-driven journalism.” Data is used to structure the story inside and out, as a tool for verification and presentation, and everything in between.
To supplement our student newsroom’s journalistic coverage of the economics and politics of organic solutions in global food affairs, we are building a research team to produce a report in order to inform a public webcast at the end of our coverage and to share with our audience.
“The bodies of our friends have been hung up outside. The football field is drenched in red color, the blood of our friends. They will come, they will come!” the man repeats again and again, his voice shaking with fear, his hands gesturing insistently. And then they come. With loud voices and guns in their hands, they run into the small room.
Today, complex problems like the food crisis is not just an environmental issue, but concerns business, politics and economics as well. Through journalistic content and a multidisciplinary angle, we want to report on the economics and politics of global food production and consumption, with a focus on organic solutions.
A 4-month fellowship program for journalism students to launch and manage their coverage project around a business or economics phenomena. Each fellow receives a stipend of $3,000(US) and project budget capped at $4,000 which can be used for recruiting writers, field reporting trips, events, and travel.
“I think … they are somewhere there,” says the police officer, pointing in the opposite direction from the strictly fenced Congress Center in Davos, Switzerland, where the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting is being held.