Tag: Social Networks

by Dori J. Maynard

Editor’s note: Dori J. Maynard, a renowned journalist and diversity champion, died Tuesday at age 56. The following is a piece originally published on Idea Lab on June 29, 2009.  This year for my birthday I got three calls. Two people sent cards. And I don’t think I ever received so much attention in my life. […] 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 Christina Xu

When we started work on Awesome News Taskforce Detroit, I knew that getting a diverse group of people involved from the get-go was our No. 1 priority. In the case of Detroit, that diversity must include not just gender and racial diversity, but also geographical, class and organizational differences as well. As an experiment, I […] more »

by Dan Schultz

Last December I wrote about digital community and social media tools in a post titled, In Search of a Community That Takes ‘Me’ Out of Social Media. My ultimate argument was that although community tools exist, they are underpowered and unpopular compared to modern networking systems like Facebook and Twitter. That post sparked a lot […] more »

by Dan Schultz

As someone who aspires to be a new media expert, I don’t actually use many popular social media services. I dislike Facebook, I rarely tweet, and before winning the News Challenge I had never written a blog post. It would seem like I’m downright un-hip; yet I’m a young technologist who has been communicating online […] more »

by Ryan Sholin

Networks are funny. As soon as they get big enough to have a lot of value, it gets harder to separate the signal from the noise. That’s obvious enough — just ask anyone using AT&T in an area densely populated with bandwidth-hogging iPhone users like me. Or ask any Twitter user. But with the launch […] more »

by Rich Gordon

Back in December, as a team of Medill students (including the first two Knight News Challenge "programmer-journalists") was developing the News Mixer project, I wrote an IdeaLab post called "The Revolution in Social Software is Finally Here." It captured my thoughts based on my experience of working with the students on the News Mixer project, […] more »

by Ryan Sholin

Those of you who have been keeping score surely noticed that I’ve saddled the iteration of ReportingOn that launched late on July 1 with a “2.0” label when I talk about it. Many of you might remember what the backchannel for beat reporters looked like before the clock struck “late” on July 1: Home_logged_in_400 That’s […] more »

by Ryan Sholin

When I last wrote here to report on ReportingOn progress, I talked about the work I was doing with my development and design team to define the terms of the RO pitch. A dozen or so whiteboards later, the Lion Burger team is actively putting together mockups and the beginnings of the database for what […] more »

by JD Lasica

newspapers-illustration I’m working with the Poynter Institute to put together an online class for senior newspaper executives on how to use social media in the newsroom. From what I can discern, it’s one of the least understood concepts in traditional media. For the Knight Digital Media Center program conducted through the Poynter, I’ll likely be […] more »