Tag: facebook

by Ryan Thornburg

The least favorite part of my job is grading students, so this semester I decided to outsource some of it. In my Social Media for Reporters class at UNC, 20 percent of each student’s grade will be based on the number of points that his or her Klout score goes up over the course of […] more »

by Ken Banks

It’s Social Media Week this week, and in recognition of this and our seventh anniversary next month, we’d like to reflect on the role that social media has played in the history and development of FrontlineSMS. ‘Democratization of Development’ In a recent BBC Future article, I wrote about the “democratization of development.” In it, I […] more »

by Tom Grasty

Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. Considering the fact that “video” is one of the most searchable words on the web, our first startup challenge — actually coming up with a name for our site — proved to […] more »

by David Cohn

This month’s Carnival of Journalism, a site that I’ve organized where bloggers can convene to all write about the same topic, was hosted by Kathy Gill, a social media consultant and senior lecturer at the University of Washington, who seized on the new social network that is Google+. Still in its infancy, Google+ has been […] more »

by Matt Thompson

Part of the mission behind NPR’s Project Argo is to construct a software platform that can maximize the output of a one- or two-person team of reporters. Project Argo is a collaboration between NPR and member stations to strengthen public media’s role in local journalism. As the project has progressed, we’ve realized that we evolved […] more »

by Gail Robinson

It’s clear that social networks have become a new kind of Holy Grail in the quest to build web traffic. What seems less clear is what all the tweeting, Tumblr-ing and Facebook posting is designed to do — and how to gauge its effectiveness. Gotham Gazette (GG), a small site that cannot afford consultants and […] more »

by Teru Kuwayama

When she picked up the phone, I could tell from the sound of her voice that she didn’t know yet. “I’m sorry to tell you this — but I wanted you to hear from a friend, not Facebook. Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya. Chris Hondros too. I’m really sorry.” There’s a nauseating absurdity to […] more »

by Brad Flora

As someone developing a new online ad platform for newspapers and magazines (NowSpots), I read a lot of news about the news industry. Waking up and reading the latest industry headlines on MediaGazer is always a highlight of my morning… unless there’s a story about Kachingle. Then I get irked. This happened recently, prompting me […] more »

by Amy Saunderson-Meyer

As an information activist working in Zimbabwe, I’ve found the role of digital technologies in Egypt’s revolution fascinating. Here are some observations surrounding the 18 days of protest, which successfully challenged President Hosni Mubarak’s nearly 30 years of rule. 1. People at the heart. Whilst information and communication technology (ICT) provided critical channels to mobilize […] more »

by Matt Farwell

Over the weekend we learned that someone, somewhere, decided that Basetrack’s journalists would have to go. So after we posted up the letter, we scratched our heads and wondered why. Actually, we’re still wondering, especially since we received this note from the Marine Corps public affairs office in Afghanistan: Teru, Good chatting with you.  As […] more »