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Journalists use social media to interact with audiences, stay informed, find sources, and share news.
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Amina and the Way New Journalism 3.0

Amina and the Way New Journalism 3.0 | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"The blogger, as it turns out, was actually neither Syrian nor a lesbian, but the genesis of a married couple living in Scotland: Tom MacMaster and Britta Froelicher, the latter an expert on Syria. And while it is true that on the Internet, no one knows you are a dog; in this case, a lot of people helped [Andy] Carvin finally figure piece together the dogs’ identities."

 

(Published June 19, 2011.)

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Don't break stories on Twitter, BBC journalists told

Don't break stories on Twitter, BBC journalists told | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Chris Hamilton, the BBC's social media editor, said: 'We prize the increasing value of Twitter, and other social networks, to us (and our audiences) as a platform for our content, a newsgathering tool and a new way of engaging with people.

 

"'Being quick off the mark with breaking news is essential to that mission. But we've been clear that our first priority remains ensuring that important information reaches BBC colleagues, and thus all our audiences, as quickly as possible – and certainly not after it reaches Twitter.'"

 

(Published Feb. 8, 2012.)

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iPhone App Teaches ‘Reporting 101’ to Citizen Journalists

iPhone App Teaches ‘Reporting 101’ to Citizen Journalists | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

A new app from the Global Media Forum called "Get it Right" provides a crash course in journalism, designed to improve the quality and reliability of reports delivered by citizen journalists.

 

"It offers a series of exercises designed to help citizen journalists develop their news sense, frame their stories, and improve their writing."


Via Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum
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The Vital Role of Global Journalism in the Digital Age

The Vital Role of Global Journalism in the Digital Age | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"CPJ's findings reflect a profound shift toward reliance on Internet advocacy. 'Blogging, video sharing and text messaging from cellphones now bring news from some of the most oppressive countries to the rest of the world,' the annual survey concludes, 'Yet the technology used to report the news has been matched in many ways by the tools used to suppress information.'"

 

(Published Feb. 7, 2012.) The Atlantic looks at a CPJ report.


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‘Think before you act’ and more rules for journalists on Twitter

‘Think before you act’ and more rules for journalists on Twitter | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Why do journalists keep botching the facts on Twitter?"

 

(Published Jan. 27, 2012.)

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David Skok: Aggregation is deep in journalism’s DNA

David Skok: Aggregation is deep in journalism’s DNA | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Meanwhile, the disruptors, once they establish themselves at the market’s low end, move into the space previously held by the incumbents by producing cheaper, personalized content. It is not until the disruption is in its final stages that it erodes the position of the incumbents. This is the definition of the innovators’ dilemma."

 

Aggregation is not bad. Journalists filter the news -- if someone else does a better job of filtering, then naturally the audience will turn to them.

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Digital Activism 101: The 5 Activist Functions of Technology

Digital Activism 101: The 5 Activist Functions of Technology | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Although this article is aimed at activists, the information can be helpful to journalists who are trying to grasp the meaning of social media -- and move beyond simple blogs and Twitter.

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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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Tools to Help Entrepreneurial Journalists

Tools to Help Entrepreneurial Journalists | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Here’s a quick guide to some of the most useful, easy-to-use tools for any journalist developing a project without a big budget or a lot of time to invest in learning new tech."

 

(Published Jan. 27, 2012.) Includes one of my top faves, Evernote. I don't know how I ever lived without this free app on my phone.

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30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs

30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"It's barely five years old, but the microblogging platform Tumblr already rakes in 15 billion page views every month. With all that buzz, we thought we'd showcase the best accounts out there ..."

 

(Published Jan. 26, 2012.) Tumblr is not good for some uses -- but it's GREAT for some (other) uses. I like this selection of Tumblr blogs because it illustrates the diversity of the Tumblr platform.

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Social Media, Citizen Journalism, and Media Curators

Intro: "Social media include MySpace, Orkut, Friendster, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, YouTube, and many more. Sites where information is loosely shared (such as Delicious.com and Flickr.com) can also be considered social media ..."

 

This 7-page Google Doc provides a +quick cheat sheet+ for journalism educators on three closely related topics: social media, citizen journalism, and media curators.

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Mobile Apps Let Newsrooms Assign ‘Citizen Journalists’

Mobile Apps Let Newsrooms Assign ‘Citizen Journalists’ | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Photo and video journalists retain rights to the work they create using the app and can share it with their followers on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. The free service launched for iPhone last November ... "

 

(Published Jan. 31, 2012.) Rawporter for iPhone; Android app coming later.

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Five myths about social media

Five myths about social media | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"1 Social media gives power to the people.
"2 Governments easily monitor and censor social media.
"3 Facebook and Twitter enabled the Arab Spring.
"4 Only young people use social media.
"5 Social media creates a global village."

 

(Published Oct. 1, 2011.) Author Ramesh Srinivasan is an assistant professor of information studies and design/media arts at UCLA.

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Tumblr Reels in Big Traffic, Now 8x More Page Views Than Wordpress.com

Tumblr Reels in Big Traffic, Now 8x More Page Views Than Wordpress.com | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it
This time last year, we compared the growth of the two leading light blogging services: Tumblr and Posterous. The conclusion was that Tumblr had all but defeated its rival. All through 2010, Tumblr showed exponential growth.

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How news anchor Sarah Hill is revolutionizing broadcast journalism using Google+ hangouts

How news anchor Sarah Hill is revolutionizing broadcast journalism using Google+ hangouts | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Sarah Hill is using Google+ in a big way to interact with her local news show at KOMU-TV 8 (which broadcasts in Missouri). She is using Google+ hangouts frequently on her show to bring in the outside world and get real time responses." 


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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.


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How The New York Times is taking Twitter reporting faster and deeper with @NYTLive

How The New York Times is taking Twitter reporting faster and deeper with @NYTLive | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

They used it for Hurricane Irene. Smart to have a separate Twitter account for breaking news & use it only when you're going to flood the account with really frequent updates. Good idea!

 

(Published Aug. 29, 2011.)

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Communicating the Cause: NGOs and Social Media in Uganda

"Many local and international NGOs operating in Uganda are using popular online platforms to advance their work."

 

If journalists look at the ways nonprofit organizations around the world are using social media, I think the journalists might be able to learn a lot.

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News tips for Pinterest

News tips for Pinterest | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Advice for journalists and newsrooms using Pinterest.

 

Written by Robert Quigley, formerly the social media editor at the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman newspaper.

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2012 will be the year social media gets boring

2012 will be the year social media gets boring | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Technologies reach their full potential when we forgot about the novelty. Instead they become boring and blend into the background. How often do we think about the technology behind the telephone, or the television set in our living room?"

 

Written by Alf Hermida, one of the authors of the excellent 2011 book "Participatory Journalism: Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers."

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Journalism 2.0 Startups to Watch

Journalism 2.0 Startups to Watch | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"This year’s most promising new venture may be PandoDaily, a blog launched amid much fanfare this month. In its infancy, PandoDaily is already slated to become the site of record for tech startups. Sarah Lacy, a former TechCrunch reporter, developed the blog after raising an impressive $2.5 million. ..."

 

"The stand-out successes in this category [content curators] are Flipboard for its stunning user interface, Zite, a newsapp for the iPad that was recently acquired by CNN, and Pulse, an app which partners with top-tier news organizations to drive cross-platform news consumption ..."

 

(Published Jan. 29, 2012.)

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How a Journalist Uses Social Media

How a Journalist Uses Social Media | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Q: How has social media impacted your life personally and professionally?

 

"A: Personally, it has allowed me to connect with people I normally may have never had the chance to. It’s allowed me to be a better global citizen, stay informed about what it is like to live in countries all over the world. Professionally, it has led me to the job I have today, as Social Media Editor at Reuters."

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6 Ways Media Are Using Digital Tools to Cover the Election

6 Ways Media Are Using Digital Tools to Cover the Election | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"These digital media innovations are giving readers unprecedented access to the election. Many of these online features are interactive, contributing to a two-way conversation between journalists and readers and changing the political journalism ballgame."

 

(Published Jan. 26, 2012.)

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Tips for Using Social Networking

Tips for Using Social Networking | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"The majority of journalists are involved in social media already: journalists use social media to collect and syndicate the news as well as (which is so important to us, marketers) find sources to cite. ... Social media sites make it very easy to track sources down."

 

(Published Feb. 1, 2012.)

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