Tag: twitter

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 Knight Lab

This post was written by Jordan Young of the Knight News Innovation Lab. This past weekend marked the annual music carnival known as Lollapalooza” held in Chicago’s Grant Park. As you’d expect, close to 100,000 people attending a large event can generate a lot of hot conversations on social media outlets. The Knight News Innovation […] more »

by Rich Gordon

World leaders, diplomats and hundreds of journalists — as well as protesters with a wide range of grievances — are coming to Chicago this week because of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit. NATOinChicago.com, a new project from the Knight News Innovation Laboratory at Northwestern University, aims to help people make sense of what’s […] more »

by Andrew Whitacre

In my nearly four years here at the MIT Center for Civic Media, I’ve seen the rise of some great solutions to communications challenges. MailChimp and other email marketing platforms have made signing up and emailing friends and followers dead simple while avoiding the worst practices that lead to spamhood. Twitter not only works as […] 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 Val Wang
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 »