Tag: breaking news

by Neal Augenstein

Title: Periscope 101: Break News Faster with Mobile Live-Streaming Learn how, why, and when to live-stream with this practical training Instructor: Neal Augenstein, founder, iphonereporting.com and digital reporter, WTOP The power of Periscope means any person can live-stream eyewitness video from anywhere, instantly. Just by pressing a few buttons, the free Periscope app can immediately transport […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we see how satellite data can be used for storytelling, and we learn some ways that data reporting can improve breaking-news coverage. PART 1: Storytelling with satellite images The New York Times often incorporates satellite imagery into graphic presentations to tell far-flung stories in new ways. Graphics editor Derek Watkins explains how he […] more »

by Judd Slivka

PBS MediaShift is launching a new series of online training courses called DigitalEd, in partnership with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and BigMarker. These one-hour live courses will help teach practical digital skills with experienced instructors. Title: How to Become a Mobile Ninja in the Field Instructor: Judd Slivka, Assistant Professor at Missouri School […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week, we look at innovative election-night ideas from NPR and USA Today, and we see how social media tools have reshaped breaking news coverage at Mashable and The Weather Channel. PART 1: Election night ideas On the night of the last election, many news outlets tried new approaches to delivering results and keeping audiences […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Survey: Book buyers leaving Amazon because of Hachette dispute (Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes) 2. Twitter’s new user pitch means a new advertising pitch, too (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Reddit Live lets anyone create their own breaking news live blog (Nick Summers / The Next Web) 4. American users spend an average of 40 […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Lawyers struggle to define fair use in wake of Google Books case (Jeff John Roberts / GigaOm) 2. Inside the Texas Tribune model of sustainable journalism (Brian Braiker / Digiday) 3. Why venture capitalists are suddenly investing in news (Adrienne LaFrance / Quartz) 4. The Media Insight Project will focus on understanding changing news […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter news consumers: young, mobile and educated (Amy Mitchell & Emily Guskin / Pew Research) 2. Google launches Helpouts, paid video chats with experts (Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch) 3. Breaking News takes a new approach to the personalized news feed (Peter Kafka / AllThingsD) 4. Q & A: Thomas Patterson on why journalists need […] more »

by Paige Cooperstein

Version two of the news app Circa launched earlier this month — on the same day as the Capitol Hill shooting. That turned out to be a good test of what the revamped app could do, said David Cohn, Circa’s co-founder and director of news. On Circa, readers access the news as deconstructed, atomic parts […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter gets its strongest TV tie-up so far, with an ambitious Comcast deal (Peter Kafka / AllThingsD) 2. One big benefit of the social web: Journalism emerges wherever it is needed (Mathew Ingram / paidContent) 3. Opinion: Twitter’s new media evangelist needs more than 1,200 tweets (Ruth Bazinet / Medium) 4. Vevo lands on […] more »

by Josh Stearns

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing one commenter called it a “watershed moment for social media” – but not in a good way. “Legions of Web sleuths cast suspicion on at least four innocent people, spread innumerable bad tips and heightened the sense of panic and paranoia,” wrote Ken Bensinger and Andrea Chang […] more »