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From Anecdotes to Evidence: A Preview Of A New Data Journalism MOOC - moocnewsandreviews.com

From Anecdotes to Evidence: A Preview Of A New Data Journalism MOOC - moocnewsandreviews.com | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The upcoming data journalism MOOC is sponsored by the European Journalism Centre, and consists of five modules taught by different data journalism, instructors. Along with the module mentioned before, the topics will cover concepts, analysis and graphical presentations, and will be taught through a combination of video presentations and assignments.
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Multimedia Journalism
Essential reading for journalists working with mobile, social and multimedia platforms
Curated by Andy Bull
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The brand-new 2nd edition of Multimedia Journalism, now available

The brand-new 2nd edition of Multimedia Journalism, now available | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

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.

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Die Welt’s analytics system de-emphasizes clicks and demystifies what it considers a “quality” story

Die Welt’s analytics system de-emphasizes clicks and demystifies what it considers a “quality” story | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Every story's performance reduced to a single score: a reductionist take on journalism or a way to make a news organization's values concrete?
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20 years ago, experts predicted newspapers might some day come on a ‘book-sized receiver’

20 years ago, experts predicted newspapers might some day come on a ‘book-sized receiver’ | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
“ In a “Science Friday” episode from 1994, host Ira Flatow wondered about the future of the newspaper. “Should it stay the way it is? Should it become more user-friendly online?R…”
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Interesting look at what we got right, and wrong, when predicting the future of our industry in the last century. Did we screw ourselves by giving our content away on line? This insight from the post: "Some analysts argue that newspapers' 'original sin' in the digital era was failing to charge for access on the web. I wonder if, instead, it was failure to build the sort of platform that would provide that access in a variety of money-making ways."
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Give the audience what they want or what they need? There’s an even better question. — We Are Hearken

Give the audience what they want or what they need? There's an even better question. - We Are Hearken - Medium
“ Two particular questions have been haunting newsrooms’ strategy conversations, causing severe moral dilemmas and destabilizing the industry…”
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Good stuff in here on the dangers of using metrics to underpin/usurp editorial judgement: "The more newsrooms play out this metrics scenario — further attempting to measure audience desires by the limited number of stories they offer — the more their offerings narrow as they try to zero in on the ever-changing magic formula to attract the clicks and dollars (cents). But less variety has never made for a healthier democracy."
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Adobe Spark Visual Content Creation Platform Launches on Web, Mobile

Adobe Spark Visual Content Creation Platform Launches on Web, Mobile | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The Adobe Spark platform helps users create visual content for sharing on multiple platforms.
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Worth checking this platform out
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Hyperlocal data journalism: Andy Dickinson interview

Andy Dickinson, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire and working at the Media Innovation Studio, talks to us about hyperlocal data ...
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News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016 | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A majority of Americans get news on social media, including 18% who do so often. News plays a varying role across the nine social networking sites studied.
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Fresh from success with Vox Sentences, Vox is betting on email newsletters

Fresh from success with Vox Sentences, Vox is betting on email newsletters | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
David Carr was onto something two years ago when he proclaimed that newsletters were still alive and well. Noticing the sudden surfeit of briefings jockeying for attention in the world's inboxes, The New York Times media columnist declared that newsletters, "an old-school artifact of the web that was supposed to die along with dial-up connections, […]
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Leaked Facebook manual shows editors have near-total control over trending topics

Leaked Facebook manual shows editors have near-total control over trending topics | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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…
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24 Most Effective Free SEO Tools for Google, Bing & More | Buffer Blog

24 Most Effective Free SEO Tools for Google, Bing & More | Buffer Blog | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Check out our list of the best free SEO tools that can boost your organic rankings on Google & Bing and can lead to immediate gains in your marketing today:
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Twitter may soon exclude photos and links from 140-character cap

Twitter may soon exclude photos and links from 140-character cap | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A report by Bloomberg suggests Twitter may begin excluding links, photos and videos from the 140-character limit.
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Instagram’s analytics will offer audience demographics, post impressions, reach & more

Instagram’s analytics will offer audience demographics, post impressions, reach & more | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Instagram is preparing to launch a series of new tools for the businesses and brands using its platform, including business profiles with contact buttons and..
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How four publishers are using WhatsApp 

How four publishers are using WhatsApp  | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
“The Financial Times is on WhatsApp joining the BBC, The Guardian and Vogue, but the platform is in danger of becoming saturated.”
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Free speech is precious. What’s happening with Gawker and Facebook threaten it.

Free speech is precious. What’s happening with Gawker and Facebook threaten it. | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The Internet upended how information is spread, and protections of the First Amendment must keep up.
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A Swiss publisher is trying to attract a paying audience with an app sampling stories across publications

A Swiss publisher is trying to attract a paying audience with an app sampling stories across publications | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
“ Tamedia's 12-App collects the 12 best stories each day from the company's 40-plus publications.”
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How Many Stories Do Newspapers Publish Per Day?

How Many Stories Do Newspapers Publish Per Day? | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
“ A look at how The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and BuzzFeed compare.”
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Joke Journalism: Guardian admits its reporter fabricated stories

Britain's center-left Guardian newspaper has apologized after it emerged one of its reporters had been fabricating interviews and falsely claiming to have been at ...
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Tech tycoon ropes in Hulk for smackdown on news site

Tech tycoon ropes in Hulk for smackdown on news site | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The headline on the Gawker news website was clear. “Peter Thiel is totally gay, people,” it declared, in a reference to the Silicon Valley tycoon who co-founded PayPal and was one of the firs
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Interesting insights in this piece on how some tech billionaires view journalists
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3 Unusual Lessons We Learned by Studying Over 16 million Posts (And 100,000 Brands) on Social Media - The Buffer Blog

3 Unusual Lessons We Learned by Studying Over 16 million Posts (And 100,000 Brands) on Social Media - The Buffer Blog | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
We studied over 14 million tweets and two million Facebook updates from more than 100,000 accounts. Here's what w
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The post shows video is underused: "the data shows that video is still underutilised by many brands. On Facebook, video gets three times as much engagement as any other kind of content, but in the 7 posts that brands share on Facebook per week, far less than 1% are videos. Of the remaining 99%, 80% are links and 19% are photos."
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Twitter to Stop Counting Photos, Usernames Toward Character Limit

Twitter to Stop Counting Photos, Usernames Toward Character Limit | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Twitter will soon allow users to include more content in their tweets, even without increasing the platform’s 140-character limit. Specifically, Twitter announced four new features coming to the platform over the coming months, including two tweaks to the way a tweet’s character count is measured.
First, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character limit, so users can add more words to their replies without removing usernames from a conversation.In addition, media attachments such as photos, GIFs, videos, polls and quote tweets will no longer count toward a tweet’s character limit. This feature was originally rumored by Bloomberg earlier this year.
Next, Twitter will introduce the ability for users to retweet and quote tweet their own tweets.
Finally, Twitter is removing the need for users to place periods before usernames when they want replies to be viewed by all of their followers. Instead, Twitter said, “New tweets that begin with a username will reach all of your followers … If you want a reply to be seen by all your followers, you will be able to retweet it to signal that you intend for it to be viewed more broadly.”...
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Want to crowdfund your journalism? Here are 10 tips for launching a successful campaign

Want to crowdfund your journalism? Here are 10 tips for launching a successful campaign | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
There was a point, three weeks into Poynter’s first crowdfunding project, when we wondered just what we’d gotten ourselves into. Coming off a week with few donations, nine days to go and $6,000 short of our all-or-nothing goal, we asked ourselves why we had taken such a public risk when we knew the project could […]
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Facebook’s interactive map is the best way to discover live videos streaming in real-time

Facebook’s interactive map is the best way to discover live videos streaming in real-time | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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…
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Could be useful for identifying live eye-witness streams from breaking news stories
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Twitter is testing a Periscope live-streaming button inside its mobile apps

Twitter is testing a Periscope live-streaming button inside its mobile apps | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Facebook is heaping focus on live video with an entirely dedicated tab for streams, which prioritizes in-the-moment broadcasts, so it's no surprise to see..
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theSkimm on how to rapidly grow an audience of engaged millennials

theSkimm on how to rapidly grow an audience of engaged millennials | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
theSkimm founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin came onstage at Disrupt NYC 2016 today to tell us how to capture one of the most coveted audiences in..
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theSkimm is a new kind of email newsletter changing the way young professionals read the news with a hint of irreverent wit.
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Zenly proves that location sharing isn’t dead

Zenly proves that location sharing isn’t dead | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Now that you are giving up on check-ins and sharing your location with your friends, a French startup is coming up with better technology and new use cases to..
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Snapchat for journalists: a great big guide

Snapchat for journalists: a great big guide | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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.…
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