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Twitter at a crossroads: Economic value vs. information value

Updated: Almost every day, it seems, we get further evidence of the dilemma at the heart of Twitter’s ongoing evolution from real-time information network into multibillion-dollar commercial media entity — and the latest is the furor over the...
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Twitter comes clean, apologizes for NBC-gate

Twitter comes clean, apologizes for NBC-gate | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Twitter has finally addressed its role in a growing scandal over its decision to zap the account of a UK journalist who had been critical of NBC’s Olympics coverage.
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Oh Danny Boyle, look what they did to your NHS tribute...

Oh Danny Boyle, look what they did to your NHS tribute... | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Hats off to the quick-thinking person who posted the above on UK Uncut's Facebook page, before dawn, following the screening of the London Olympics opening ceremony.
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Live blogging - a new know-how for digital journalism students

More and more news organizations are now embracing liveblogging and journalism students need to incorporate in their skill set this emerging format of live reporting.
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Fear not young journos, this is the age of social media, and this is your time to shine

Fear not young journos, this is the age of social media, and this is your time to shine | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Fear not young journos, this is the age of social media, and this is your time to shine.

While there may be uncertainty about the future of traditional news platforms, one thing is for certain: good journalism, and good journalists for that matter, will always be in high demand.

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spoof Twitter accounts - BBC News

spoof Twitter accounts - BBC News | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
BBC Newsspoof Twitter accountsBBC NewsTwitter - a place where you can start a spoof account and have a bit of fun while being sure your anonymity will be preserved, right? Wrong.
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A Curated Video Site Focusing Only on Educating Entrepreneurs: CoFounder TV

A Curated Video Site Focusing Only on Educating Entrepreneurs: CoFounder TV | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a good example of video curation at work. CoFounder.tv is a video web site curating only the best and most inspiring entrepreneurship video clips. From startuppers, to investors and VCs, the growing collection strives to bring together a variety of viewpoints from those who have been there.

 

The curated video site is maintained by Rony El-Nashar, a VC at Dubai based SeedStartup, a startup accelerator and seed venture fund that invests in early-stage startups from all around the world.

He writes: "My goal with Cofounder TV is to build a resource that educates and inspires entrepreneurs globally."

 

Right on track. A pioneering example of what you are going to see in place of blogs soon. 9/10

 

Check it out: http://cofounder.tv/

 

 


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Learn how to be a thoroughly modern investigative journalist

Calling all journalism students, especially would-be investigative journalists. Two of the country's best exponents of the trade are to give a masterclass in investigation journalism.
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Foursquare is still on the brink of making it or failure

Foursquare is still on the brink of making it or failure | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

I have been playing with foursquare for some time now. This is a social site that is still on the brink of making it or failure. I say that because, while it clearly continues to be developed, I don't see that the user base is growing.

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Why paywall journalism is changing how journalists write - mUmBRELLA

Why paywall journalism is changing how journalists write - mUmBRELLA | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The introduction of online paywalls is changing the way journalists write and this means an audience adjustment says Tim Burrowes.
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10,000 Words Founder Mark Luckie Talks About His New Job at Twitter

10,000 Words Founder Mark Luckie Talks About His New Job at Twitter | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
As the manager of journalism and news at Twitter, 10,000 Words founder Mark Luckie is still working “where journalism and technology meet.” In his interview with Mediabistro, Luckie describes his new role at the colossal social media platform and...
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Students create website that puts a human face on stats | Gables ...

VisualizingFlorida.org makes the connection by sharing the stories behind the real people affected by these statistics,” said Rich Beckman, a multimedia journalism professor at UM whose students helped create the site.
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Context, code, and community: Source is one-stop shopping for newsroom developers

Context, code, and community: Source is one-stop shopping for newsroom developers | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A lot of newsroom developers are doing good work, and part of that good work is talking about their work. See ProPublica, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the Chicago Tribune for a few examples.
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By tweeting about a developing story, could you be inciting a riot?

By tweeting about a developing story, could you be inciting a riot? | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
You’re probably not going to like this, but we’re facing bigger Twitter problems than @GuyAdams having his account suspended.
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5 Tweet Strategies for Highlighting Breaking News - 10,000 Words

5 Tweet Strategies for Highlighting Breaking News - 10,000 Words | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Social media producers battle for eyeballs, retweets and clicks. They fight because tweets fly by fast, easily slipping by readers in a stream shared with cat gifs and @KimKierkegaard.

News tweeting’s permanent battlefield fixtures – tweet volume, frequency and serendipity – can always provide challenge. The combo deals a particular blow, however, when your latest tweet contains your big, hot breaking story.

What’s the best way to get followers to notice and click your link when big news hits? Should you break out the “BREAKING”? Should you stick with just “Breaking”? Or should you drop the chyron-bred word and bank on content sparking the spread?

Here are five distinct ways newsrooms on Twitter highlight breaking news, along with some questions to consider before adopting (or adapting) a new strategy for your own.

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Coming explosion in e-learning an opportunity to rethink journalism education | Poynter.

Journalism education will face challenges very similar to the ones faced by the media industry 15 years ago — a disruption in the economic model for schools and a disruption in the content and teaching methods for education.

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Live digital reporting: 10 tips for journalists and news outlets | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

Live digital reporting: 10 tips for journalists and news outlets | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Key advice on pushing out streams of digital news from the Wall Street Journal, ITV News, BBC, MSN and CoveritLive, based on the final panel at news:rewired - full stream ahead (Live digital reporting: 10 tips for journalists and news outlets
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Screw Objectivity: Study Finds Opinionated Journalism Boosts Civic Engagement - TechCrunch

Screw Objectivity: Study Finds Opinionated Journalism Boosts Civic Engagement - TechCrunch | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Screw Objectivity: Study Finds Opinionated Journalism Boosts Civic EngagementTechCrunchVeteran journalists who sing the praises of objective reporting have steadily lost ground to the media's new guard of proudly opinionated voices, from...
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News Discovery Tools: The RSS Feed Search Engine

News Discovery Tools: The RSS Feed Search Engine | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for new RSS feeds of quality news sources to curate your own newsradar, the RSS Search Engine by Digital Inspiration may come to the rescue.

This free and easy to use RSS search engine, makes it very easy to search for your preferred keywords-keyphrases and it spits out instantly a selection of ten RSS feeds covering, at least in part, that very topic.

 

From the official site: "The RSS search engine will help you discover the most popular feeds on the web around your favorite topics. You may find blogs, news websites, podcasts, Twitter accounts and more."

Try it out now: http://ctrlq.org/rss/

 

 


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Phone hacking charges - how the newspapers covered the story

Phone hacking charges - how the newspapers covered the story | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Eight people are charged with phone hacking, seven of them journalists, including a former Downing Street aide and a media company boss. That's a very significant story, is it not?
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‘7 Habits’ (and Tools) for Highly Effective Journalists

‘7 Habits’ (and Tools) for Highly Effective Journalists | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Headlines following the recent passing of Stephen R. Covey have mostly included reference to the management and self-help guru’s immensely successful book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
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Twitter as media: Its ambitions grow with NBC Olympic deal

Twitter as media: Its ambitions grow with NBC Olympic deal | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Just a few weeks ago we wrote about how Twitter was dipping its toes into the media business by hiring editors and producers to curate content, followed by the launch of a NASCAR media hub that made it obvious where the company’s intentions lay.
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Knight Foundation funds new projects for fact-checking and transparency

Knight Foundation funds new projects for fact-checking and transparency | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The Knight Foundation added to its investment in media on Monday, supporting five new innovation projects from startups and established media companies.
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You can't do hyperlocal from a hyperdistance | Poynter.

Could Journatic’s model of cost-efficient outsourced journalism offer a viable future for hyperlocal news? If its ethics and standards of quality were exemplary, would it otherwise serve a community’s needs?

Most signs say: no.

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Rip the Audio Track from a Video with QuickTime

Rip the Audio Track from a Video with QuickTime | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Though Mac OS X from Lion onward includes built-in encoding tools to perform conversions of video to audio, you can also extract an audio track from a movie by using QuickTime Player. No downloads are necessary, ...
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