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by Julie Keck

MediaShift is offering a two-part Social Media Marketing Master Class with our own Social Media Editor Julie Keck on Sept. 16 and Sept. 23. Participants may register for one or both parts. Title: Social Media Marketing Master Class Part I: Getting Started With Social Media Instructor: MediaShift’s Social Media Editor Julie Keck You know you need to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Automation in the newsroom (Celeste LeCompte / Nieman Reports) 2. Dylan Byers joining CNNMoney and CNN Politics (Brian Stelter / CNNMoney) 3. Twitter needs the news and the news needs Twitter (Mathew Ingram / Fortune) 4. Business Insider publishes on social sites with new ‘Insider’ project (Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 5. Digital […] more »

by Dale Blasingame

When two WDBJ journalists were murdered on live television last week near Roanoke, Virginia, the ethical debate over “how much is too much” in terms of coverage was never more evident. This is an increasingly more and more complex decision that falls on the shoulders of journalists, which is nothing unusual. But these days, technology […] more »

by Stacy Forster

Reporting on trauma is challenging and emotional enough without the added stress of how to handle and cover graphic video, photos or first-hand accounts being shared on social media. Those covering the shooting Wednesday of two journalists from Roanoke, Virginia’s WDBJ during a live shot grappled with how to use the video shared by the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Mobile messaging and social media 2015 (Maeve Duggan / Pew Research Center) 2. What NBCU’s investments in BuzzFeed, Vox could mean for advertising (Jeanine Poggi / AdAge) 3. How The Skimm’s passionate readership helped its newsletter grow to 1.5mil subscribers (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Huffington Post teams up with live-streaming service YouNow […] more »

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 Jefferson Yen

It’s a tale of two social titans on this week’s Mediatwits podcast. On Tuesday, select users were able to test out Twitter’s new dedicated news tab. An algorithm is used to determine which news stories are featured in the experimental feature. The tech company has struggled to attract more users lately and the “Featured News” […] more »

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. Brazilian legislator Silvio Costa is pushing a bill that would obligate every Brazilian Internet user to provide their full name and identification number in order to post comments on blogs, Web forums, and social media. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem, you haven’t been paying attention (Rachel Thomas / Medium) 2. The fastest-growing mobile phone markets barely use apps (Alice Truong / Quartz) 3. A Facebook group to help journalists figure out their plan B (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 4. Publishers are hiring Snapchat […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Facebook and Twitter are increasingly becoming news sources for its users, but news is not necessarily the reason why people are logging onto these social networking sites. It just so happens that news ends up being part of the social media experience. That’s according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The findings cement the fact that both users […] more »