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Topic “Twitter”

ISOJ: Engaging audience members remains key to harnessing social media

By Nathan Frandino

Avery Holton of the University of Texas at Austin speaks at the International Symposium on Online Journalism/ Natalie Krebs for The Knight Center.

Social media is here to stay, but will the media learn to be social and actually engage? Read more »

Need for speed leads to erroneous reports of an arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing

Two days after explosions rocked the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring over 170, anticipation mounted on Twitter as news organizations reported that there had been a “major breakthrough” in the investigation. At 12:42 p.m., The Associated Press tweeted that authorities had arrested a suspect. CNN, Fox News and The Boston Globe quickly echoed the report. Read more »

Boston Marathon bombing underscores need for thorough, responsible coverage of tragic breaking news

     Boylston Street in Boston after the bombing. Source: John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe Sports Read more »

Daily News Digest: Front pages & stories behind the stories highlight tragedy in Boston

April 16 cover of The Sun Chronicle. Poynter via the Newseum.
  • Front pages & stories behind the stories highlight tragedy in Boston [Poynter]

Don't be fooled: Five tips to check information on Twitter

There is no lack of stories about false or misleading material that comes out of the rush to publish information shared on social networks. In one recent case, the Brazilian sports journalists Farid Germano Filho of Pampa announced on Twitter that Argentine footballer Enrico Cabrito signed with the Brazilian Grêmio soccer club. Hours later, it was revealed that the athlete had been made up by netizens and Germano Filho's social media account had been hacked. Read more »

After threats from organized crime, citizen journalist's social media accounts in Mexico go dark without explanation

Update, April 3: The Facebook page Responsabilidad por Tamaulipas, a group that claims affiliation with the curator of the Valor por Tamaulipas social media accounts, posted a statement on Monday, April 1, announcing that the feeds would be temporarily suspended. Read more »

New wave of threats targets Venezuelan journalists, media workers

Several Venezuelan cartoonists, journalists, writers and artists have been the target of a series of threats through Twitter, telephone and text messages, according to news portal Noticias 24. Read more »

#Twitter7: Reflections on Twitter's role in the media

TwitterTwitter might just be the most influential seven-year-old in the world. On Thursday, March 21, the micro-blogging service celebrated its “birthday” seven years after Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet. Read more »


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