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Social Media Analytics for Journalists: register now for online course and learn how to measure your success

Amanda ZamoraHaving a presence on social media has become an essential requirement for journalists, media practitioners and many other professionals. But it is not enough. Read more »


Research shows coverage of Brazilian protests emphasized conflict and not demands


By Rachel Reis Mourao

Mainstream media coverage of Brazilian protests in June, 2013, both on websites and Twitter, highlighted riots and acts of vandalism, rather than demands made by protestors, according to a University of Texas researcher. The findings, which shed light on the role of media in the portrayal of protests, were presented at the 2014 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Montreal, Canada. Read more »


Facebook launches new service to publish newsworthy content from social media

With more than one billion people using its platform to share photos, videos and news updates, Facebook decided to aggregate newsworthy content and publish it in a new resource called FB Newswire, designed to help journalists and newsrooms find news on social media more easily, the company announced on April 24 in their Newsroom blog. Read more »


Veracruz authorities find body of abducted journalist


Authorities in the violent state of Veracruz found on Tuesday the body of reporter Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz, who was missing since last week. Four people allegedly linked to his murder are in custody, reported Mexican daily El Universal. Read more »


"Social Media for Journalists," the Knight Center’s newest MOOC, kicks off with 5,500 students

With 5,303 students from 141 countries, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ most recent Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Social Media for Journalists: The Basics,” began on Monday, Feb. 3 with the highest number of participants registered to a Knight Center course to date.  On Tuesday, the number of participants in the MOOC passed 5,500 from 147 countries. Read more »


“Social Media for Journalists” is the Knight Center’s next massive online course. Sign up now!

UPDATE: Registration closed for this course on Feb. 22. There are 6,300 people registered from 149 countries taking this MOOC.

Reporters and editors have struggled with how to deal with the phenomenon of social networks. Now they have a chance to learn from a team of experts who will teach the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ next Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Social Media for Journalists: The Basics.” Click here to register now. Read more »


Social media users push back after Costa Rican president announces Facebook defamation lawsuit


Nearly two months after Costa Rica hosted the United Nations World Press Freedom Day, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla announced that she would sue anyone who “defames” her on social media. The president’s lawsuit against a hotel owner who posted remarks about her on his personal Facebook page outraged social media users, who say it calls the country’s reputation for freedom of expression into question.  Read more »


We want you! User-generated content moves to the center of newsgathering today

Social media has made user-generated content more important than ever for newsgathering, but the practice is becoming increasingly integrated into news organizations’ business models—especially at the local level—as industry contraction and content curation and aggregation replace traditional reporting. Read more »



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