Newsrooms are producing content in far greater volumes and in new formats, turning digital designers and developers into the new "superstars" of the newsroom, The Daily Telegraph editor Tony Gallagher told the Shift 2013 conference in London on...
Not long after the Boston Marathon bombings occurred on Monday afternoon, several Twitter users noted that these kinds of real-time news events illustrate how incredible the service is as a source of breaking news, but at the same time how terrible...
A Toronto-based media website Newsana is opening public beta testing today; it is a social platform for news junkies that curates the highest quality content possible, as voted on by its users.
From "FAQ" page:
"Newsana is an community of passionate people who are dedicated to finding and discussing quality news and ideas from around the world. Our members share and vote on their favourite stories which determines the Top 5 Essential Stories of the day from a variety of topics.
It’s not new to have a community based on finding and sharing news, but only Newsana creates a community for quality minds to share quality content.
This is done by:
- Filtering out the noise. We provide members with an easy guide to the Top 5 Essential Stories per topic, not a shotgun blast of information that’s impossible to keep up with.
- Elevating the conversation.
- Higher standards. We don’t have an open door policy; our members must apply and show they are passionate about making the Internet a better place.
By focusing our activity on finding Top 5 Essential Stories in any given topic, we’re bringing much-needed context, and smart conversation, to the often chaotic online news landscape.
In order to maintain that quality and make sure our community standards are upheld, we require that everyone who pitches a story is a Newsana member..."
DISCUSS is a series in which IdeasTap members who are part of our Creative Space programme debate issues around the arts. Today, Jessica Holland asks, does thinking of yourself as a brand make you feel powerful or pathetic…?
Andy Bull's insight:
Good reflection on branding for any journalist aiming to build a personal brand.
For me, the bottom line is 'do good journalism'. The follows will come, and your personal brand will build. Do bad journalism and you won't build a brand.
Why build a personal brand? Because being a part of your employer's corporate brand is fine, but not enough. And Twitter, facebook, LinkedIn etc give any journalist the ideal platforms to build that personal brand.
Tumblr | Betabeat | AllThingsD | TechCrunch “A year ago, Tumblr did something unprecedented,” Tumblr founder David Karp writes about the editorial team the blogging service assembled, which fed its “Storyboard” project.
Create. Inform. Engage.| Journalism training, media news & how to's (Why we need a better conversation about the future of #journalism education | Poynter.: http://t.co/RTxUI1eRuZ)...
Andy Bull's insight:
From the post: "Some schools, including the University of Colorado, Indiana University and Emory University, have made the decision to do away with their standalone journalism programs. The reason, oversimplified, is that the trade school model of teaching journalism, which has never fit comfortably in research universities, falters when the jobs supporting it are shrinking.
"The universities, however, are walking away at exactly the wrong moment. The trade school model is giving way to something better, a change many of us have been advocating for years. In the process, research universities now have a larger responsibility and role to play in helping rethink and revive civic discourse and ensuring journalism has a sustainable and ethical role in that. The opportunity will require new approaches. But it is not the time to leave the field because it doesn’t ring the cash register the way it used to."
"The news-reading app Flipboard announced a major update — one that, among other things, allows users to create their own personalized "magazines" for public viewing. Although "allow" might be too generous. "Imposes on users by default" might be closer to the truth.
From Flipboard's announcement:
Using the new Plus “+” button found on items in Flipboard or by using the new Flipboard Bookmarket for the web, readers can fill their magazines with content that expresses a point of view, reflects personal tastes or shares ideas they find inspiring.
The new features aren't intended for readers only. Flipboard hopes existing publishers will use its new functions to promote articles and other material from their archives:
For publishers this is a new way to share archival content, publish great collections or package together stories in a totally new way on Flipboard.
The unique thing here, though, is the way Flipboard effectively publishes its users' preferences to the world as personalized "magazines" — by default, of course:
'Because magazines are public, they can grow an audience and others can like items, comment on posts, or even subscribe to other people’s magazines. When people interact with a magazine, the curator learns about it through new Flipboard Notifications.
For each item that’s flipped into a magazine, attribution back to the source is preserved, and if the content is from a social network interactions such as commenting, retweeting or liking are reflected back to the originating social network.'
Flipboard also announced "Content Search," a search box at the top of every page that "lets readers find anything being shared on Flipboard."
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