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JOURNALISM NOW
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How newsrooms and reporters are coping with everyday challenges. How society, technology and globalisation are transforming journalism.
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BBC and Guardian innovating on Instagram

BBC and Guardian innovating on Instagram | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

With its community said to be sharing 55 million photos on average each day, Instagram has become a sought-after location for engagement by news outlets. This article looks at two Instagram-focused projects launched in January, including Instafax at the BBC and GuardianCam, the Guardian's 'first truly global-from-the-start social account'.


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5 ways news outlets are innovating in shareable video

5 ways news outlets are innovating in shareable video | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

As social media grows as a traffic driver, so to does the need to create shareable content. On average, 26 per cent of traffic to news sites is from social, according to a recent study by analytics platform Chartbeat.

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Eight social media pointers for journalists

Eight social media pointers for journalists | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

The growth of social media as a way to find and share stories, has presented journalists with both challenges and opportunities in the way they connect with the public. The rich supply of text, video, audio and photo updates which surface on social media, particularly in breaking news situations, also means newsrooms are faced with an additional channel of communication requiring effective verification, where possible, at speed.


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Sylvanna Barona's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:36 AM

How far behind will developing countries be if they don’t speed up to the social media information challenge?

 

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The effects of mass surveillance on journalism

Mass surveillance of the kind practiced by the NSA produces a chilling effect on journalism, because sources do not feel they can have a private conversation with a reporter. That’s the message of a group of scholars, journalists, and researchers from Columbia Journalism School and the MIT Center for Civic Media, in a public comment to the Review Group on Intelligence and Communication Technologies convened by President Obama.


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The 12 types of people you find In news website comments

The 12 types of people you find In news website comments | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

What kind of people post comments on news websites? Buzzfeed thinks it has identified 12 types - which one are you?


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How to develop a mobile-first strategy

How to develop a mobile-first strategy | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

Damon Kiesow, senior product manager at The Boston Globe, offered insights into important mobile metrics during a recent visit at Poynter. In this video, Kiesow — a former digital media fellow at Poynter — explains how to craft a mobile strategy and describes common mistakes newsrooms make when it comes to mobile.


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Americans lose faith in journalists

Americans lose faith in journalists | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

A recent poll by Pew Research suggests that public esteem in journalists has plummeted in the United States. Compared with the ratings four years ago, the share of the public saying that journalists contribute a lot to society is down 10 percentage points, from 38% in 2009 to 28% in 2013. The drop is particularly pronounced among women (down 17 points). About as many U.S. adults now say journalists contribute “not very much” or “nothing at all.”

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Science journalism and the art of expressing uncertainty

Science journalism and the art of expressing uncertainty | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

Journalism is filled with examples of erroneous reporting turning into received opinion when reporters, editors, and the public take a story at face value after it came from a generally trusted source. Consider, for example, the claims of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, or the various public and corporate scandals where authorities ranging from government officials to the chairman of General Electric are taken at their word.


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How to integrate data journalism into newsrooms

How to integrate data journalism into newsrooms | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

Every news organization wishes it could have more reporters with data skills on staff. But not every news organization can afford to make data a priority — and even those that do can sometimes find the right candidates hard to find.


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The impact of social media on newsrooms

The impact of social media on newsrooms | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

CBS News anchor Sean McLaughlin says Twitter and Facebook have changed the essence of how journalists do their jobs. The changes not only affect the gathering and production of news, but also job responsibilities across the newsroom.


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Renewing the youth audience for news

Renewing the youth audience for news | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

Robert Freeman is a social media specialist with the BBC College of Journalism. Robert was Head of Multimedia at The Press Association and Head of Video at The Guardian, as well as a member of BBC News Online's original launch team.


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10 questions for Glen Killane (RTE)

10 questions for Glen Killane (RTE) | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

Glen Killane is Managing Director of RTE Television, the irish public service broadcaster. 

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How the Guardian built multimedia interactive Firestorm

How the Guardian built multimedia interactive Firestorm | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

A look at the process behind creating the narrative and 'rich article pages' which make up the Guardian's new interactive feature about the Tasmanian bushfires.


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radiomike's curator insight, June 2, 2013 10:46 AM
When we're discussing the future of news online, a lot of the focus is still on bite-sized video clips. But the Guardian shows us - like NYT's 'Snow Fall' - the enormous potential for combining long-form narrative with stunning visuals.
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Can fewer stories get more likes?

Can fewer stories get more likes? | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

The driving belief for news websites is that more (that's more stories, features, videos, blogs) equals more hits and thus more money. But what if less can also equal more (positive responses from readers, that is)? Ezra Klein, blogging for the Washington Post, examines the startling success (from zero to over 80 million visitors in a month) of Upworthy.com, its rise underpinned by the average 43,446 readers who record how they "like" each post. That positivity of engagement and approval leaves other news sites trailing. The next in the "like" league manages only 5,854 a time.


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Vice to start live news coverage

Vice to start live news coverage | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

Vice is working on incorporating live coverage into its mix of reported text pieces and documentary video, following the success of Tim Pool’s livestreams of Occupy Wall Street protests.

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The American start-up is popular with young audiences because of its fresh approach to news. Vice also has a magazine show on HBO and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp recently bought 5% of the business. Vice is now expanding across Europe with specific offers in a number of countries.

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The role of news on Facebook

The role of news on Facebook | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

On Facebook, news is a common but incidental part of the experience, according to a new survey. Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults use Facebook, and half of those users get news there. Young people (18- to 29– year-olds) account for about a third, 34%, of Facebook news consumers.


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The importance of transparency

Margaret Sullivan, public editor for the New York Times, writes: Eric Schmitt remembers being surprised when, as a member of a Times newsroom committee on reporting practices, he was given information about what bothered readers of The Times most. It wasn’t political bias, or factual errors, or delivery problems.


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Journalism ethics for the digital age

Journalism ethics for the digital age | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

The Poynter Institute, an international strategy center and a leader in journalism education, has announced the publication of a pivotal new book on media ethics in the digital age. “The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century” provides an evolved set of guidelines and principles for journalists, students, and mass communicators, with chapters contributed by 14 of media’s top thought leaders and practitioners.

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Sky's local online video news pilot

Sky's local online video news pilot | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

Launched in February 2012, Sky Tyne and Wear is an innovative attempt to create a video-based local news website. With a 14-strong team, the site has yet to turn a profit. But Simon Bucks and James Marley of Sky News believe it is a site which has broken the mould and provided a benchmark for the future of local journalism.


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radiomike's curator insight, August 20, 2013 5:09 AM

Fascinating look at how Sky built a local video news website from scratch in North East England, including useful tips about recruiting, training and equipping VJs.

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Beware of Tweet zombies

Beware of Tweet zombies | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

When you’re embedding a widget that gathers and displays tweets, you’ll need to be prepared for attention-eating spambots that try to ruin the fun.

There is also an insidious type of spambot that doesn’t seek out humans at all. Unlike their aggressive cousins, followerbots try to blend in among regular humans. They only exist because there are people in the world foolish enough to think that follower counts matter and are willing to pay to boost theirs. Some of these bots may also have more clandestine purposes than merely inflating follower counts, sleeping until they will be activated or subtly working to influence aggregate metrics like retweets or trending topics.

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More than half of Britons access news online

More than half of Britons access news online | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

More than half of UK adults are accessing news content online, another milestone in the switch from reading newspapers and magazines to picking up tablets and smartphones.

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Social media evolution at Al Jazeera

Social media evolution at Al Jazeera | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

Evolution and revolution: Journalism.co.uk speaks to the head of social media at Al Jazeera about some of the key moments in reporting elections, protests and revolutions.

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What makes a story go viral?

What makes a story go viral? | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

Every online news outlet is trying to master viral content, but there’s a key secret to producing shareable articles that most news sites fail to understand. Given Buzzfeed’s soaring growth, there’s a common misconception that light-hearted content, whether in the form of cat videos or lifestyle list stories, makes for the most compelling articles on the social web. A recent Foreign Policy post juxtaposing images of hairless cats and Russian President Vladimir Putin is just one example of how large news outlets are implementing this strategy. But, one review of some simple data on shareable content shows why this approach is fundamentally flawed.


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radiomike's curator insight, June 22, 2013 4:42 AM

This is encouraging: people are more likely to share quality stories than funny cat photos.

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Battling tradition to put news video online first

Battling tradition to put news video online first | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

Video First is about getting more video online because we think the audience of the future will be online, rather than on traditional platforms.

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Amazon Storyteller to turns scripts into storyboards

Amazon Storyteller to turns scripts into storyboards | JOURNALISM NOW | Scoop.it

Upload your script, choose some backgrounds, and magically create a professional-looking storyboard of your movie, or the graphic novel version of your text-based anything. Amazon has released Storyteller to allow writers and filmmakers to storyboard their scripts quickly, easily, and cheaply.

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