Tag: social media

by Julie Keck

1. When the sharing economy comes to publishing (Chris Twyman / Publishers Weekly) 2. Wattpad now lets authors trick out their stories with GIFs, Youtube embeds (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader) 3. A manifesto for self-publishing companies (Ronan Colgan / FutureBook) 4. 10 tips for Twitter success in publishing (Georgina Moore / The Bookseller) […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The terrorist attacks in Paris and their aftermath are still unfolding, and journalists from around the world are covering it. Whether they’re in Paris or somewhere else, journalists are helping to check facts to displace speculation. One helpful source of information during the attack was France 24’s English language feed. The English live stream has […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. FEATURED TRAINING DigitalEd: […] more »

by Joy Mayer

Editor’s note: This post was written before the recent protests at the University of Missouri. The author reports that the engagement strategies discussed below are being put to significant use as these student journalists face the biggest news of their lives so far. Journalism educators have long faced the challenge of simulating or creating newsroom experiences. We […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Since time immemorial (or at least the mid-’90s), tech and media companies believed that if you rolled up hundreds of tiny hyper-local news sites it would make a boffo business. So many tried and failed, from AOL’s DigitalCities to Backfence to Microsoft Sidewalk to AOL again with Patch in the 2000s. The lesson again and […] more »

by Terri Thornton

When I was working on an annual public relations report for a client recently, I had a realization – almost half the year’s productive activities came from traditional PR. A little more than half was content marketing. I’ve offered it as a service for a while now, but hadn’t realized how thoroughly it affected my […] more »

by Sarah Granger

We stood in the corner by a window. She turned slowly and looked around before leaning in toward me, admitting that yes, she was a ghost blogger. It felt like a moment from a spy movie. This was seven years ago. Fast forward to this past summer in a busy convention center hallway, where I […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The entrenched digital divide in our own backyards (Pui-Wing Tam / New York Times) 2. Open government is meaningless without a free press (Joel Simon / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Entire editorial staff of Elsevier journal Lingua resigns over high price, lack of open access (Glyn Moody / Ars Technica) 4. Essena O’Neill: “You […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Newspapers in Turkey publish on Twitter after government seizure stops presses (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. Analyzing Facebook lead-in text length (Dan Frohlich / NPR) 3. What you can watch on the new Apple TV + how it compares to Roku, Fire TV, and Chromecast (David Katzmaier / CNET) 4. How PRX and Radiotopia […] more »

by Courtney C. Radsch

“We’re stepping up our efforts to discredit ISIL’s propaganda, especially online,” President Barack Obama told delegates at the Leaders’ Summit on Countering Violent Extremism last month. The social media counter-offensive comes amid U.N. reports of a 70 percent increase in what it terms “foreign terrorist fighters” — citizens of U.N. member states who have left to […] more »