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“I talked with Alexis Mainland, social media editor at The NY Times, to learn more about their vision for solidifying The Times’ brand over several different platforms, and how photography has played a major role in their success.”
Mainland: “Social media platforms are like different countries with different languages and different customs. Certainly there are many aspects of them that overlap, but I think the key to being successful on a social platform is having a keen understanding of what makes each unique community tick.”
(Published April 23, 2012.)
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My insight? Today, I feel like I'm just commenting on the comments about commenting on comments regarding the curation of comments on curation. But, alas, I'm all out of pithy comments for the day... curated or otherwise. :).
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Roy Sekoff, the president and co-creator of Huff Post Live laid down the challenge at the start of the session on how to fill 12 hours of live programming every day without falling into the cable news trap.
“Facebook's New York-based journalism programme manager Vadim Lavrusik is on a three-countries-in-three-days tour of Europe. When in London on Monday (23 April) he shared his tips on how journalists can best make use of the platform. Here are his 10 suggestions:”
(Published April 25, 2012.)
Clay Shirky has been at the forefront of thinking about the future of journalism for the better part of a decade.
If you were wondering how likely it is that news curation may become a key strategy for offering quality local news, you should check out this three-year old project called The Breaking News Network.
BNN, founded by Pat Kitano, already covers 350 cities worldwide by curating the most interesting local news stories from indigenous blogs and RSS feeds and having a unique focus on supporting community voices and interests.
BNN, in its own words is an active, community-sourced and locally driven information network, that uses curation to provide just-in-time relevant info and news to its communities.From the official site: "The Breaking News Network delivers social media sourced news and information to over 350 cities and neighborhoods worldwide.
We’re unique to local publishing because we curate and publish the most interesting media and blog feeds in each city (that means less petty crime and accidents, more events, opinions and commentary) to create an aggregate real time ticker tape of literally everything happening in a city.
Every city’s WordPress based website (example: BreakingSFNews.com) broadcasts more than just the usual daily news; it curates news by category: Things to Do, Sports, Food, Culture, etc. so users can find breaking news by topic of interest.
We utilize the curation and presentation tools by Rebelmouse to display content in a visual format.
We deliver localized news streams through Twitter and Facebook for each city and have amassed over 400,000 fans/followers who appreciate our real time local content."
One interesting aspect of The Breaking News Network is its strategic positioning, throughout all of its instances, as a collector and amplifier for the news coming from relevant local institutions and communities providing them with extra visibility and a very relevant context to reach out to interested people.
From Journalisaccelerator.com: "When BNN was launched three years ago to give voice to community causes, Kitano brought a unique knowledge from early experiments using Twitter (2006 – 2009) and social media to develop hyperlocal community information networks for the real estate market.
Focusing on social at the outset, Kitano was “cobbling together” segmented lists on Twitter before Twitter had even created “lists.” (For context, Twitter launched in July of 2006.)
Kitano sees BNN providing a shared social channel – one community, one voice, one cause at a time – with promise of doing good for others by supporting civic groups, local causes and arts organizations."
Here, in more detail, some of the community support they provide: "We provide free access for local institutions to our 350+ Twitter feeds via our unique Community Retweet Program. We also provide this access to local politicians and local media so they can broadcast their most important messages to our communities.
We create national campaigns and build brand advocate networks for good causes.
We create unique ways for our readers to interact with their local institutions, like the National Aquarium and Chicago’s International Beethoven Festival."
SF Breaking News example: http://thebreakingnewsnetwork.com/
Review by Journalism Accelerator: http://bit.ly/JATBNN
More info: http://thebreakingnewsnetwork.com/
City directory: http://thebreakingnewsnetwork.com/city-directory/
Vale a pena seguir estas experiências. Já há edições na Europa (UK e Paris) - http://thebreakingnewsnetwork.com/city-directory/.
Quem se quer aventurar na criação do Breaking Lisbon News ou do Breaking Porto News?
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President of HuffPost Live Roy Sekoff tells Journalism.co.uk how and why its HuffPost Live platform put community engagement 'front and centre'
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The Financial Times has produced an "anniversary hub" of digital content online, including a Tumblr of staff memories and an interactive timeline of historical events