EQUIPPING YOU FOR THE FOURTH REVOLUTION IN JOURNALISM Yet again, journalism is undergoing radical change. James Harding, the BBC's director of news and current affairs, speaks of a fourth revolution in journalism. First there was print, and then came the first three revolutions: • Radio • Television • Online Each caused radical upheaval in their turn. The fourth revolution, which is taking place right now, is being caused by mobile technology. The brand new 2nd edition of Multimedia Journalism is designed to help student journalists join that fourth revolution.
In February, Facebook began rolling out live video streaming capabilities to users worldwide – meaning that there’s bound to be someone streaming video of themselves somewhere on the planet at any given point in time. At its F8 developer conference, the company unveiled a number of new features for Facebook Live, including reactions, comment replay and filters. But the most useful of them all is this interactive map that shows you streams that you can tune into in real-time. It certainly beats waiting around for people to begin streaming stuff in your news feed, and gives you a chance to… This story continues at The Next Web
Andy Bull's insight:
Could be useful for identifying live eye-witness streams from breaking news stories
A few weeks ago I started writing a post about Snapchat for journalists. It ended up so long that I decided to turn it into a small ebook. But I thought I'd split that original draft - just under half the length of the finished ebook - across a number of posts here on OJB.…
Periscope is officially launching its beta save function as a stable feature, introducing search functionality and rolling out a new feature that will let you trade off between your phone and a DJI Drone during a live-stream. In the Periscope app, you’ll soon see a new feature that lets you search for livestreams and saved broadcasts. You can type something like ‘TNW’ and find any broadcast with that term in the title or topic description. There will also be hash-tagged topics like #food, #travel and #music which will surface streams in those categories. Two new categories will help you welcome… This story continues at The Next Web
Depending on whom you ask, Facebook is either the savior or destroyer of journalism in our time. An estimated 600 million people see a news story on Facebook every week, and the social network’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has been transparent about his goal to monopolize digital news distribution. “When news is as fast as everything else on Facebook, people will naturally read a lot more news,” he said in a Q&A last year, adding that he wants Facebook Instant Articles to be the “primary news experience people have.”
Medium announced a new set of tools for publishers on Tuesday. The features, which will roll out on Thursday, have attracted a number of mostly smaller existing publishers — including The Awl and The Hairpin, Pacific Standard, and Monday Note — who will migrate their content to the platform.
Andy Bull's insight:
From the post: "The offerings are a solution for publishers and bloggers who want their content to reach large audiences online but don’t want to deal with WordPress, custom content management systems, web hosting, and other hassles."
“Failure factory” schools in Pinellas County, Florida. Computer-based assessments highlighting nationwide WiFi inequities. Read news from the past few years, and you’ll find that public dialogue on education in the United States is riddled with issues of segregation and inequity. Who should chronicl
A leaked manual intended for Facebook employees working with its trending news module shows that while algorithms play a big part in the social network’s curation of events, it’s the human editors that have the final say. Published today by The Guardian, the document also says that human editors can inject topics into the trending bar manually to either replace another topic or to add a new one. The guidelines state that editors can only manually add topics that are already appearing in its ‘review’ and ‘demo’ tools, even if it’s deemed newsworthy. The surfacing of the document is sure to… This story continues at The Next Web
Consumption of news via mobile devices continues to increase, but so does the percentage of that consumption occurring via social networks.
Andy Bull's insight:
From the post: "Social media users depend on friends, contacts and accounts they follow as trusted news sources, as Nielsen found that 71 percent of mobile Facebook users and 62 percent of mobile Twitter users receive news via friends and contacts, with those figures at 65 percent and 71 percent, respectively, for accounts they follow."
"Social media hasn't just swallowed journalism, it has swallowed everything," Emily Bell declared in a lecture at the University of Cambridge a few weeks ago. She was talking about giant platforms and in large part about Facebook, which has rolled out (and continues to roll out) features …
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.