In studies of the evolution in how Americans seek out news, the trends tend to be that we use search and other online methods for staying informed. The consistent exception is how we access local news.
Our global media ecology is a chaotic landscape evolving at a furious pace. Professional journalists share the journalistic sphere with tweeters, bloggers, citizen journalists and social media users around the world. The digital revolution poses a practical challenge to journalists: How can they use the new media tools responsibly?
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Brief Description This intensive course will equip you with the tools to build audience communities, enabling original journalism, cost-effective newsgathering, reporting and marketing output. This very practical course is full of tools, tips and techniques. It also highlights some of the most interesting case studies from around the world. Delegates will also learn to develop a social media strategy for their own environment.
The paper explores a new way to distribute its content — through the crowds of users on Facebook.
"With WSJ Social, the Journal is purposely “navigating the content within the app around people,” Baratz told Megan Garber who wrote this article, and making “every user an editor”.
“We really want to show that it’s not a game,” Baratz continues. “We really think that these people are curators,” doing important distributive work that, at scale, could prove immensely valuable to the WSJ.
Now that's democratizing curation.
UPDATE: so now I've played a bit with the App and my first feelings are that it's a great idea but... why Facebook? Facebook is to me the last place I want to pollute my friends' news feeds with WSJ serious type of news. I'd love to tweet them or G+ them but Facebook is for my friends, not my interests.
Curation is a process of overseeing the preservation and use of something precious. Audience is the most precious thing in the world to any company. And by "audience," I don't just mean your current customers. Audience is anyone who knows about your firm, your brand, and has bought something from you in the past or may do so in the future. It is all the people who have an opinion about your organization.
In response to the rapidly changing media environment, many schools and academic programs are offering novel approaches to journalism education. This seismic change creates tensions within programs, especially when it comes to how to teach ethics for this increasingly mixed media.
One of the themes running through many of the projects that won this year's $5-million Knight News Challenge for media startups is the idea that data -- and the ability to filter and make sense of it -- can be a powerful tool for digital journalism.
There’s no doubt that Twitter is a useful tool for news organizations. I see journalists use it throughout the day to find story ideas, share news and talk with one another, so I’ve long known that most journalists understand its purpose and appreciate its value.
But recently, I’ve met some journalists who still aren’t on Twitter, or who are on it but hardly ever tweet. Tweeting, they say, seems like “one more thing” they have to add to an already busy day.
The trick, I tell them, is to look at Twitter not as a distraction but as a way to enhance their ability to report and share news. The more you see a tool’s benefits, the easier it is to incorporate it into your daily routine.
After four years on Twitter, I’ve found countless ways to use it as a storytelling and sharing tool. I’ve highlighted my 10 favorite ways below.
News organizations whose mobile apps only provide users with their articles or videos are missing a big opportunity.
An application, by definition, should be applied to perform a task, to solve a problem. Most news doesn’t do that.
Rather than just feed readers recent stories you wrote about their problems, apps can provide tools and data that enable users to actually solve their problems. When you solve problems, you get more loyal users and a chance to make more money. Here’s how.
The news from Digg today is that it's plotting a comeback via the newsroom. Many "Newsrooms," actually.
That's the name Digg has given to its new aggregation scheme, which began rolling out in private beta at noon Pacific Tuesday.
"When you visit a Newsroom you'll find the best news for a given topic as measured by popular opinion and ranked by top contributors on Digg," explains a statement from the company. "Topics as broad as technology or as specific as Lady Gaga."
Newsrooms will be curated based on a "three-step algorithm" leveraging data from the Digg community to make meaningful stories rise to the top.
Here's how the company explains the three legs of the tripod newsrooms are built upon:
Facebook Timelines will, ultimately, replace Facebook’s profiles, to become the way we view each other on the popular social networking service. It may also be Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s biggest risk since launching the Social network in 2004.