Topic “social media”
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 »
Freedom of expression concerns over Twitter's country-specific censorship ability prompt users to call for protest
In a bid to "enter countries that may have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression," Twitter announced that it has the ability to begin censoring tweets on a country-by-country basis, the Associated Press (AP) reported Thursday, Jan. 26. Read more »
Since it launched in September 2011, thousands of journalists have signed on to use the Facebook "subscribe" feature, which allows users to subscribe to the news feeds of journalists and public figures without having to befriend them. Read more »