Tag: breaking news

by Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño

Timely images of a situation add a lot of context to the story, from showing flooding to capturing political demonstrations, to seeing deforestation. What if you could get imagery from a satellite, of any event, anywhere in the world, in real time? Traditionally this is not just expensive — imagery is really hard to process […] more »

by Desiree Everts

Mobile news app Circa is hoping to push further into the breaking news space, announcing today that the startup behind the app has hired Anthony De Rosa, former social media editor at Reuters, to become its editor-in-chief. Circa collects the “atomic units” of stories — facts, quotes and images — and puts them into running […] more »

by Heather Ford

Almost a year ago, I was hired by Ushahidi to work as an ethnographic researcher on a project to understand how Wikipedians managed sources during breaking news events. Ushahidi cares a great deal about this kind of work because of a new project called SwiftRiver that seeks to collect and enable the collaborative curation of […] more »

by Amanda Hickman

As we watched traffic stats skyrocket last month as newsroom after newsroom uploaded President Obama’s birth certificate to DocumentCloud and then embedded it, my reaction was hardly one of joy. Why on Earth is a birth certificate more interesting than, say, the pages and pages of receipts documenting some outrageous meals (15 steaks, two orders […] more »

by Dan Pacheco

I’ve been involved in the social media revolution for years now, having started “citizen media” brands like Bakotopia that depend completely on social networking and user-contributed content, and various community tools in the late 1990s at AOL that opened media participation up to the average Joe. But it wasn’t until a wave of tornadoes went […] more »