Tag: barack obama

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Barack Obama’s Record-Setting Speech: 52,757 Tweets Per Minute (TechCrunch) 2. Amazon unveils the new Kindle (AllThingsD) 3. Facebook has closed its purchase of Instagram (Yahoo) 4. A look inside the Journal Register’s Thunderdome (Nieman Lab) 5. USA Today to relaunch its […] more »

by Ari Melber

Click to read our whole series We are all fact-checkers now. For years, Americans’ political press has been stuck in a fact-free model of neutrality, often covering even the most obvious lies as “one side” of a dispute. From Swift Boats and global warming to Iraq’s nonexistent WMDs, this coverage shrouds even rudimentary empirical claims […] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

If an election outcome rested on how well a campaign does with Twitter, then President Barack Obama’s camp would be focused not on November 2012 but January 2013. Not only is the Obama campaign out-tweeting the Mitt Romney team, but the Obama tweets are being shared at a rate of 17-to-1 compared with Romney’s. The […] more »

by Mark Glaser

[View the story “Timeline of Tweets Around Death of Osama Bin Laden” on Storify] Did you see any other key tweets around the news of Bin Laden’s killing? Share them in the comments below and I’ll add them to the timeline above. Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes […] more »

by Steven Davy

A political campaign website is the place where candidates recruit new volunteers, and where the candidate can get their message out unfiltered. It’s more important than ever, and yet many candidates still struggle to get it right. “The website really is that first real encounter with the voter; it’s your chance to turn a casual […] more »

by Steven Davy

The 2008 U.S. presidential campaign drew the attention of the world. In the aftermath, the Obama campaign’s use of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were widely credited with helping secure the historic victory of President Barack Obama. But the Obama campaign wouldn’t have been able to make its technological strides without the innovations first deployed by […] more »

by Megan Taylor

This week, instead of focusing on one innovative journalism project, I’d like to highlight some of the many projects that came up covering Barack Obama’s inauguration. The first question I asked myself as I started collecting links was, “Well, this is a cool way to cover the event, but is it journalism? For example, I […] more »