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Boston Globe's Instagram wall feeds its journalism

Boston Globe's Instagram wall feeds its journalism | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“The Boston Globe has a wall displaying every Instagram picture posted in the local area and is using it as a source for stories – such as to discover the sharing of photos by some people in Boston of their daytime drinking during a day off post-Hurricane Sandy.”

 

(Published Nov. 13, 2012.)

 

 

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The Boston Globe has a wall showing every Instagram picture posted locally and is using it as a source of stories
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Photographers, embrace Instagram - CNN.com

Photographers, embrace Instagram - CNN.com | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

An article by Richard Koci Hernandez, “a national Emmy award-winning multimedia producer who has worked as a photojournalist for more than 15 years. A two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, he currently teaches at the University of California's Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.”

 

(Published Oct. 14, 2012.)

 

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The new economics of photojournalism: The rise of Instagram

The new economics of photojournalism: The rise of Instagram | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Olivier Laurent speaks with photojournalists about how Instagram is shaping the photographic industry.

 

(Published Sept. 3, 2012.)

 

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Oh, and Another Thing About FaceTagram: Your Location

Oh, and Another Thing About FaceTagram: Your Location | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Mobile location sharing is still relatively nascent. Data shows that usage of location-based social apps on mobile devices grows only incrementally year over year, despite the hype surrounding mobile apps like Foursquare, and the fact that many other apps are introducing layers of location-based 'Look at where I am!' features.

 

"And, of course, more recently we’ve seen the downside of those location-based services, with the much maligned Girls Around Me app, which triangulated data from Foursquare and Facebook to let creepers know where females were congregating."

 

(Published April 9, 2012.)

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Journalism and Social Media: 15 Examples Worth Learning From

Journalism and Social Media: 15 Examples Worth Learning From | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Examples include Reuters, ProPublica, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NPR; tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, Egypt; Foursquare, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+.

 

(Published October 2011.)

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Instagram signs up a new user every second; more than 10 million users

Instagram signs up a new user every second; more than 10 million users | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"So what made Instagram so successful? Some of it was good timing ... the app launched not long after the new iPhone 4 was released ... had a much better camera than its predecessor. This led to more demand for a good photo-sharing service ... Instagram was one of the few photo apps that connected to other services as well as its own, including Flickr and Tumblr and Facebook."

 

(Published Sept. 27, 2011.)

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Time Magazine Hires Photojournalists to Instagram Sandy

Time Magazine Hires Photojournalists to Instagram Sandy | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“Time, however, took a different -- and in my opinion better -- approach, hiring five well-known photographers to man their Instagram account.

 

“The resulting coverage is pretty fascinating to go through right now, but it was even more fascinating to watch it unfold live, which is the point of using something like Instagram.”

 

(Published Oct. 30, 2012.)

 

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Why Instagram will be the next big social media platform

Why Instagram will be the next big social media platform | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“Of the Americans surveyed who currently use a social media platform, only 18 percent currently have a profile on Instagram. That’s paltry compared to Facebook (94%) or Twitter (47%). But here are four reasons why Instagram could explode in 2013.”

 

(Published Oct. 10, 2012.)

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How I Made Instagram Images That Were Good Enough for Sports Illustrated

How I Made Instagram Images That Were Good Enough for Sports Illustrated | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“The big news was leaked on Mashable last night that Sports Illustrated is publishing 18 of my baseball iPhone Instagrams spread out over three Leading Off double trucks (6 pages) in the magazine this week. This is an exciting development for a project that I started in February on the first day of spring training when I was on assignment for the magazine.”

 

(Published July 18, 2012.)

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Old Media to New: Don't Mind If We Do!

Old Media to New: Don't Mind If We Do! | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Getty Images has just signed up the [Instagram] snapshots of photographer Nick Laham into its photo archive, ready to license them out for use online, in newspapers, or even on TV. ...

 

"... another piece of news is sort of the streaming analog to Instagram's still success: NBC has revealed that during this year's London Olympic Games, it'll be streaming live content from the events using YouTube tech."

 

(Published March 8, 2012.)

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How I Used Instagram While Reporting on Garage Fires

How I Used Instagram While Reporting on Garage Fires | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Today was a perfect example of how I use Instagram in the field. My goal is to spark interest and start discussions well before the story airs. My updates mention my station, and if I know what time the story will air, I’ll mention that as well."

 

(Published Dec. 28, 2011.)

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Wall Street Journal covers Fashion Week fashionably, finding uses for Pinterest and Instagram

Wall Street Journal covers Fashion Week fashionably, finding uses for Pinterest and Instagram | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"The Journal has deployed nine journalists to cover Fashion Week in New York, all armed with iPhones and Instagram accounts. They are encouraged to file constantly."

 

"Pinterest offers the chance to reach massive, sharing-oriented new audiences — but also requires a different, more visual kind of editorial thinking. The Wall Street Journal is giving it an early try by looping in another booming young social app."

 

(Published Feb. 9, 2012.)

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