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Topic “social media”

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]

Boston Marathon bombing underscores need for thorough, responsible coverage of tragic breaking news

     Boylston Street in Boston after the bombing. Source: John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe Sports Read more »


After threats from organized crime, citizen journalist's social media accounts in Mexico go dark without explanation

Update, April 3: The Facebook page Responsabilidad por Tamaulipas, a group that claims affiliation with the curator of the Valor por Tamaulipas social media accounts, posted a statement on Monday, April 1, announcing that the feeds would be temporarily suspended. Read more »


Facebook's re-designed News Feed promises to be a "personalized newspaper"

Screenshot of sharing features as part of Facebook's revamped News Feed. Source: Facebook + Journalists

Mexican newspaper denounces use of social media to harass journalists by governor's office


A Mexican newspaper in the state of San Luis Potosí revealed an audio recording that supposedly catches the governor's spokesman telling his staff to create anonymous social media profiles to dispute inconvenient information, according to the newspaper Pulso de San Luis. Read more »


Obama's use of government-created content and social media portends future relationships between media, president, says Politico

Politico highlighted the doubts about how often President Obama shoots skeet at Camp David to illustrate the administration's tight control over the commander-in-chief's image. Read more »


Criminals offer reward for information identifying a social media user who reports on violence in Mexico


A Mexican criminal organization is offering a reward for information about the administrator of a Facebook page and Twitter account, who over the last year has been reporting on violent crime in the state of Tamaulipas, one of the areas most affected by the country’s drug war, according to the magazine Proceso. Read more »



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