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U.S. news consumption up thanks to mobile devices, Pew report says

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 »

Top bird: Mexico's El Universal is the most followed newspaper on Twitter in Latin America

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 »

Both Wall Street Journal, USA Today finding ways to use social media site Pinterest for reporting

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 »

CBS Sports blogger fired over false tweet prematurely reporting Paterno's death 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 »

Student website prompts firestorm of false news as U.S. media scramble, prematurely reporting Paterno's death

In another example of news organizations jumping the gun as false information spreads like wildfire across Twitter, U.S. media outlets prematurely reported the death of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, driving home the lesson that "social media tools do not need to force news organizations to compromise their standards," according to The New York Times. Read more »

Knight Center's first Facebook photo contest exceeds all expectations

"Steel Mill" by José Gregorio Alvarado Pérez

The first Knight Center Photography Contest closed on Jan. 10, awarding José Gregorio Alvarado Pérez the top prize for his photo "Steel Mill," which received 390 votes, counted as "likes" on Facebook. Read more »


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