Topic “social media”
The Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, which sets the standard for spellings and style for much of the U.S. news media, on Wednesday, May 30, launched the 2012 AP Stylebook with more than 270 new or updated entries, including new broadcast and fashion chapters, and an expanded social media section, the AP said in a statement. Read more »
Canada's Montreal Gazette newspaper has issued an apology and allegedly suspended a reporter whose tweets about a protest were criticized as being offensive, according to Poynter. Read more »
Technological challenges for newsrooms debated at 5th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism
About 40 journalists, media executives, and academic researchers from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal met in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, April 22, for the fifth annual Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »
Practitioners panel discusses the increasing impact of social media on journalism on the second day of ISOJ
How are we using social media to sell our news stories? That was the main question during the second practitioners’ panel on the second day of the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism held at the University of Texas at Austin.
On April 5, 2012, Kristopher J. Brooks posted a news release on his personal Tumblr account about a job offer he received the previous day at Delaware’s News Journal Media Group.
According to media blogger Jim Romenesko, Brooks said, "I didn't do it to showboat. I did it to tell family, friends and ex-co-workers about the next step in my career.” Read more »
Mobile devices are an increasingly important part of news consumption, but Twitter and Facebook still drive relatively little news traffic, according to the State of the News Media 2012 report released Monday, March 19, by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. The Pew report, which concludes that social media are a complementary, rather than replacement, news source, also points out how big a role aggregators and curators play in news consumption. Read more »
With more than one million followers, the Mexican newspaper El Universal has more Twitter followers than any other newspaper from among the top 100 dailies in Latin America, according to a website that ranks newspapers' popularity. Read more »
Pinterest, the social media curating site that allows users to "'pin' (bookmark) things you like -- photos, recipes, crafts, design ideas, photography, art, etc., and silo those items into 'boards,'" as MediaShift described it, might just be the next big thing for journalism, as cliché as that sounds. After all, TechCrunch just reported on Tuesday, Feb. 7, that Pinterest gets 11.7 million unique monthly U.S. visitors, having hit the 10-million mark faster than any other standalone site ever. And as Poynter pointed out, "it's time for journalists to pay attention to Pinterest." Read more »
On Wednesday, Feb. 8, CNN indefinitely suspended commentator Roland Martin for homophobic tweets he sent during the Super Bowl, reported the Washington Post. Read more »
CBSSports.com blogger Adam Jacobi was fired for publishing an erroneous tweet that prematurely reported the death of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, according to Poynter. Jacobi tweeted the false news of Paterno's death, without citing his information source. Read more »