Tag: twitter

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. L.A. Times op-ed on online corrections: ‘There’s a stunning lack of transparency’ (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. The 26%: Twitter engineer says tech’s gender gap is tech’s fault (Rachel Bracker / Re/code) [VID] 3. Why publishers should care about article tagging (Abigail Edge / The Media Briefing) 4. Hot Pod: Talent discovery, a podcast […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Rolling Stone moves beyond the fray (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Twitter blocks access to political transparency organization Politwoops (via Guardian) 3. How the New York Times gets a 70 percent open rate on its newsletters (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 4. A three-way, mostly civilized family contest to become the next publisher […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. As investors circle, organized labor moves into digital media (Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal) 2. ProPublica expands news apps and networked reporting with new funding from Knight Foundation (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Ad blockers and the nuisance at the heart of the modern web (Farhad Manjoo / New York Times) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. #BlackTwitter After #Ferguson (Brent McDonald & John Woo / New York Times) 2. Marshall Project finds plenty of partners, but fundraising is still not easy (Shan Wang / Nieman Lab) 3. More football is coming to your Twitter feed, courtesy of a new deal with the NFL (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Vine is […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How dude-centric Vice plans to shake up women’s media (Evie Nagy / Fast Company) 2. Dorsey’s dilemma: Running Twitter seen complicating Square IPO (Sarah Frier & Leslie Picker / Bloomberg Business) 3. Fox News web stream and mobile app fail during GOP debate (Christina Warren / Mashable) 4. The hip trend of 2015 is […] 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 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 »