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Topic “social media”

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 »

Daily News Digest: Journalists in Vale do Aço, Brazil are "indignant, terrified" after the murder of two colleagues

  • Journalists in Vale do Aço, Brazil are indignant and terrified after the murder of two colleagues, with hints of police involvement, in a period of a few weeks. [CPJ]

NPR's Andy Carvin @ ISOJ: Journalists must rethink their role in world of constant social media chatter

Robert Quigley (L), senior lecturer at the UT-Austin School of Journalism, interviews Andy Carvin, NPR social media desk senior strategist (R). Day one of ISOJ . Erika Rich/ For The Knight Center

Daily News Digest: In growing trend of lean startups, virtual newsroom wins Pulitzer Prize

  • In growing trend of lean startup news organizations, InsideClimate News wins Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. The site received the award for its coverage of oil pipe regulations.  [The New York Times]