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Topic “future of journalism”

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 »


Newspapers the fastest-shrinking industry in the U.S.

Using five years' worth of data from the Council of Economic Advisors, LinkedIn has calculated how the job rate has grown or declined in various industries, finding that between 2007 and 2011, the U.S. newspaper industry shrunk the most of any other industry analyzed, LinkedIn reported. Read more »


13th International Symposium on Online Journalism attracts record number of paper submissions

The 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) generated a record 71 paper submissions, confirming the continuing growth of ISOJ’s reputation as a world-class conference. Twenty-two papers were accepted for presentation during the conference, to be held April 20-21, 2012, at the University of Texas at Austin. One of those papers will be selected as the conference's top research paper. Read more »


Registration is now open for the 2012 International Symposium on Online Journalism

The 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), the annual global conference that brings more than 200 media executives, journalists and scholars from the United States and around the world to the University of Texas at Austin on April 20-21, is now open for registration.

ISOJ is unlike any other conference because it offers a unique blend of academic research and perspectives from online journalism industry leaders. 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 »


Canadian newspaper uses crowdsourcing to register readers as potential sources

In an effort to "find the right people to offer insight, perspectives and ideas on the issues of the day," Canada's Calgary Herald has introduced a new initiative allowing potential sources to register with the newspaper, the Herald reported. Read more »


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