Tag: breaking news

by Julie Keck

1. How Breaking News notifies users of news stories before they become big (Joseph Lichtenstein / Nieman Lab) 2. ChariPick counts on the ‘instant gratification of giving’ for users (Megan Graham / Chicago Tribune) 3. Online paywall builders Piano Media and Tinypass merge (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. How to use Facebook’s mystifying privacy settings […] more »

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 »