MediaShift . Catalysts of Collaboration: What... →
The shift from competition to collaboration in the American newsroom has been so profound that in 2009 the Columbia Journalism Review published an article on “Journalism’s collaborative future,” arguing that “there is something fundamental under way.” That same year, Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger wrote, “I’ve seen the future, and it’s...
Demanding re-thinking of journalism, Google's top... →
Journalism’s future can be stronger and better, but only if journalists comprehensively re-think every facet of what they do, said Richard Gingras, Google’s head of news products, during the opening keynote address at the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism on Friday, April 20.
Talking about objectivity. Journalism needs to be inform, engage and empower publics. Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry device on the Bell network. Envoyé sans fil par mon terminal mobile BlackBerry sur le réseau de Bell.
How to Engage Hyperlocal ‘Hard’ News Enthusiasts |... →
Hard news, unless it’s crime or disaster, is a hard sell, even locally — that’s the conventional wisdom. But along comes a new Pew survey that says just the opposite. The survey takes a close look at what it calls “local news enthusiasts” who, it finds, comprise a whopping 72% of all adults.
Journalist quit hyperlocal site 'because it made... →
A journalist who set up a hyperlocal website has revealed that he gave it up because it wasn’t making any money. Richard Jones launched Saddleworth News in February 2010 but handed the reins over to someone else after he realised he couldn’t make a career out of it. Writing in the new book What Do We Mean by Local?, Richard said that far from being a blueprint for the industry’s future,...
All your Tumblr are belong to Them | Paul Smalera →
That context is here. It’s come, in part, because of the cunningly simple social and curatorial tools that media companies like Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Pinterest give away to their users. But making sense of our social world is only possible with the the tools and technology behind what we call Big Data. The massive information collections spawned by our digital world are too big to address...
Future of journalism in Canada
If you could set out a strategy for the future of journalism in Canada, what would it be? Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry device on the Bell network. Envoyé sans fil par mon terminal mobile BlackBerry sur le réseau de Bell.
I have seen the future, and it is the mighty... →
The great thing about blogging is that anyone can do it. Ideally you should be able to write, but even that’s not essential. It’s not about the writing: it’s about blowing off opinions into the blogosphere. Blogging is profoundly democratic. Every opinion has blogvalue. Every blog has some kind of value.
How Social Media Is Replacing Traditional... →
Did you know that nearly half of all Americans receive some form of local news via a mobile device, and 46 percent of them get their news online at least three times a week? Online newspapers officially surpassed their print counterparts in ad revenue in 2010, and digital media has continued to make major inroads ever since. Social media is now one of the top three news sources, commanding an...
Courtroom Tweet Ban? Judges, Journalists Clash... →
Getting news from a big trial once took days, moving at the speed of a carrier pigeon or an express pony. The telegraph and telephone cut that time dramatically, as did live television broadcasts. Now comes Twitter with more changes, breaking up courtroom journalism into bite-size reports that take shape as fast as a reporter can tap 140 characters into a smartphone. But the micro-blogging site...
How Reuters journalists use social media | IJNet →
Reuters journalists Anthony De Rosa and Lauren Young gave their own set of best practices for navigating the stream in a recent webinar. They shared tips for using social media as reporting tools, conversation starters, audience builders and more.
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An insightful look at the future for all reporters, not just Sun media
Social Media Dust Up Highlights Interconnectedness... →
There is plenty of debate as to whether the actions of an employee online, in particular through social media, is the responsibility of their employer. To extend that concept, it is important to consider what impact an employee’s actions and statements on social media can do to their employer’s brand. A recent episode between an employee of PR firm Hill + Knowlton and a fellow journalist...
Inside Forbes: Love 'em or Hate 'em, Comments Are... →
Arthur Miller, the American playwright and one-time college reporter and night editor, said a good newspaper was like “a nation talking to itself.” Back then, it was editors and reporters who had all the say. Many decades later, The Huffington Post upended the media elite by letting the audience in, too. It coined a far less elegant phrase, “the mullet strategy,” to describe a new kind of...
Rumor, Lies, and Weibo: How Social Media is... →
When the message appeared on the Weibo account of Xinhua, China’s official news agency on April 10, announcing charges against the family of high-profile party leader Bo Xilai, it ended many days of public speculation on China’s largest political crisis in decades. But it also left Chinese web users even more deeply confused about the distinction between political truth and rumor, one...
U.S. Legalizes Startup Crowdfunding — What It... →
The JOBS Act signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012 offers hyperlocal businesses an opportunity to get investments through crowdfunding. It’s a “game changer,” according to President Obama.
Editors Weblog - Automated writing: the future of... →
Having trouble deciphering the latest stock trends? Don’t worry, a machine can do it for you—and write an article, too. No, this isn’t something from a science fiction novel; according to The Atlantic, tech start-up Narrative Science has created a platform that not only digests vast amounts of data but also actually interprets its findings in prose form fit for publication.
15 Newsroom Tools From CIR’s TechRaking Conference... →
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. — About 200 journalists and techies gathered at the Googleplex yesterday to try to find a more perfect union between muckrakers and technologists at first-ever TechRaking conference. One of the common themes: If we have to do more with less, then technology has to make up the difference. That means we need more tools to help us do things more efficiently.
Russian Journalists Say да to Social Media →
MOSCOW — Russian journalists discussed the role of social media in covering ethnic migration issues and created a Facebook page to post stories and exchange information at a seminar organized by the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). “Social media can make the problems of ethnic migration more transparent as more journalists cover the issue...