Tag: social media

by Sam Berkhead

In today’s journalism climate, having social media savvy can be as important as traditional writing and reporting know-how — if not moreso. But with the ever-evolving nature of the web, reporting methods that kept readers engaged even two years ago may no longer work, meaning journalists must always stay on their toes in the social […] more »

by Sam Berkhead

Since its inception, Twitter has been one of the most exciting ways to deliver and read the news. But for Twitter’s 316 million active monthly users, it can be a challenge to know exactly who to follow to get this news, especially as live events unfold. That’s why Twitter recently unveiled Moments, a feature that […] more »

by Matt Carroll

One of the single biggest defining issues for journalism over the next few years is the evolving — and uneasy — relationship between social media platforms and newsrooms. It’s a complicated issue. We have reached a point where “news spaces are no longer owned by newsmakers,” in the memorable phrase of Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center at […] more »

by Nicole Zhu

For the last four months, I’ve been working with four other students on a media startup as part of an entrepreneurship class at Northwestern. Last week, we launched Tellascope: social news for the intellectually curious. It took us 17 weeks to come up with that tagline. Seventeen weeks to solidify our target audience, nail down our […] more »

by Meg Dalton

[View the story “Public Radio Gets Social with First-Ever Podcast Upfront” on Storify] Meg Dalton (@megdalts) is the associate editor of PBS MediaShift and Idea Lab. Disclosure: The upfront was organized by National Public Media along with WBEZ and WNYC. NPM offers sponsorship opportunities with NPR and PBS across on air, online, and mobile platforms. more »

by Jerri Eddings

The recent election of Muhammadu Buhari as president of Nigeria has been hailed internationally as a historic transfer of power for Africa’s most populous nation. It was the first in which a sitting president was defeated at the ballot box. Sunday Dare, an ICFJ Knight Fellow who worked in Nigeria in 2011 and 2012, is […] more »

by Cordelia Hebblethwaite

Journalists are a cynical bunch — we don’t like crap content. And social media is full of it. So why am I writing a guide for journalists on how to use social media more effectively in reporting? I’ve been asking myself that question a lot recently. Every time I come across a story about a […] more »

by Beatrice Motamedi

Video produced by GSS senior editor Veronica Vargo during the Global Student Square production day. Six-second videos. Listicles, not narratives. Crawls, feeds and pins. Photos we snap and share; then they vanish. Retweets and reblogs, not reading. Analytics, but no analysis. What do millennials want? All of the above, or something else? A recent NiemanLab […] more »

by Lorie Hearn

The inewsource “virtual space” idea started with a simple goal: get more eyeballs on inewsource content. But as we started to play around with a strategy, the goal became much more ambitious. I’ve long believed that as traditional media has shrunk, people seeking information valuable to their lives have thronged to the niches – whether […] more »

by Tom Grasty

For a while now, there has been speculation that the social curation bubble may be waning. Personally, I don’t think the bubble is bursting. As someone who works with quite a few startups, I believe it’s just morphing as “social media curation,” and its close cousin, “content creation toolsets,” spawn an entirely new catchphrase: “social […] more »