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Topic “Twitter”

Venezuelan media platforms use crowdsourcing to monitor campaigns and elections

Venezuelan media and transparency advocates have launched platforms to ensure that voters in the Dec. 6 parliamentary elections have an outlet to report irregularities in the electoral process.

The website Guachimán Electoral (Election Watchman) launched on Nov. 13 and soon began accepting complaints from Venezuelan residents concerning violations of voting rights or election laws. Read more »

Colombia’s El Tiempo is the most followed Latin American newspaper on Twitter

By Sara Martinez

Newspapers from Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela are pulling in the highest numbers of Twitter followers for major dailies in Latin America.

For a few years, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has created an informal ranking of Twitter followers for a select group of newspapers in Latin America. Not every newspaper is included. Read more »

Ecuadoran journalist recounts how he was fired for not accepting newspaper’s conditions for his Tweets

Ecuadoran journalist Martín Pallares said that for some time, executives at the daily newspaper El Comercio had been nervous about comments he made through his personal Twitter account. Yet, he never thought the situation would end with his dismissal. That day came on August 17. Read more »

#ISOJ tweets provide backdrop for researchers’ discussion of Twitter’s use by journalists, activists and the public

By Brittney Martin

Dozens of conference goers live-tweeted the presentations at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) over the weekend, and a stream of tweets including the #ISOJ hashtag served as the backdrop for most of the conference’s question-and-answer segments. So, it was only fitting that the final panel of the two-day event on Saturday, April 18, was literally “All about the Twitter.” Read more »

ISOJ academics debate journalism within the age of digital disruption

Journalism researchers struggled to find the relationship between technology, the public, and news writers at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday.

Specifically, researchers tackled the question of defining what journalists know in a profession of constant change. Read more »

Venezuela and Colombia top list of Latin American newspapers with most Twitter followers

By Melinda Billingsley

The newspaper industry may be declining, but its number of Twitter followers is not. Among top newspapers in Latin America, Venezuelan and Colombian publications claim the most Twitter followers, according to our recent survey, which included a sample of leading newspapers across the region.  Read more »

NGO criticizes Twitter for "allowing censorship" of images, references to Ecuadorian president

Ecuadorian press freedom NGO Fundamedios sent a letter to Twitter criticizing the company for having complied to remove content depicting or referring to President Rafael Correa that the organization described as public information. Read more »

Facebook launches new service to publish newsworthy content from social media

With more than one billion people using its platform to share photos, videos and news updates, Facebook decided to aggregate newsworthy content and publish it in a new resource called FB Newswire, designed to help journalists and newsrooms find news on social media more easily, the company announced on April 24 in their Newsroom blog. Read more »

Journalism becoming more interactive and individual-centric, ISOJ research panel says

Journalism is changing quickly, but rather than looking at a general picture of this transformation, a group of scholars researched how this change happens differently to different places and organizations, presenting their results during the second day of the 15th International Symposium for Online Journalism. Read more »

Venezuelan president calls for Latin American summit of chavista Twitter users

During the second edition of his new radio and TV show “En Contacto con Maduro, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro proposed a conference of Twitter users from Latin America and the Caribbean in Caracas, state TV network Venezolana de Television (VTV) reported. Read more »