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The War Will Be Streamed - Arab Spring and Online Media

The War Will Be Streamed - Arab Spring and Online Media | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"... to cover a group of activists who are the constant target of their governments — is to enter a shadowy world. A world that largely exists online.

 

"How to make this into great radio? It’s a challenge.

 

"In the best-case scenario, those long hours of chatting with activists on Skype eventually yield secret meetings with people who are willing to go on tape."

 

(Published Feb. 14, 2012.)

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NPR stations see big growth for Argo blogs as pilot winds down

NPR stations see big growth for Argo blogs as pilot winds down | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"It was called the Argo Project, NPR’s $3 million experiment to expand the digital footprint of member stations. From nothing sprang blogs about health care reform in Massachusetts, education in San Francisco, immigration in Southern California, the environment in the Pacific Northwest, global health in Seattle. NPR provided the tools, training, and tech support. ...

 

" 'Really, by hiring just one person, you can build an audience, build engagement, and demonstrate knowledge of a particular topic,' said Joel Sucherman, the project’s director at NPR. The first year of traffic for the whole Argo network surpassed published traffic numbers for startups such as the Texas Tribune and the Bay Citizen in their first years, he said."

 

(Published Dec. 12, 2011.)

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Social Media Shows Support for Africa’s Oldest Community Station

Social Media Shows Support for Africa’s Oldest Community Station | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

When a financial crisis threatened the existence of Africa’s oldest community station, Bush Radio, an outpouring of sympathy and appeals went viral on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. However, despite this outspoken support that showed that the station is worth saving, its future remains uncertain.


Via Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum
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