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Al-Jazeera English has seen off competition from Sky News and the BBC to be named news channel of the year for the first time at the RTS television journalism awards.
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In a 2011 court case in Diyarbakır, Turkey, a student is on trial for membership in a terrorist organization. The case is legally open to the public, but no journalists are present in the small, cramped courtroom. After several hours, one of the police officers perusing his Twitter account outside discovers that someone is tweeting updates from the trial. He marches in during a break and angrily forbids the unknown user from covering proceedings. When the Tweets continue, the officer informs the judge, who also insists the tweets stop.
Is there too much hype around 'big data'? The Economist's data editor, Kenneth Cukier, thinks so, and yet he remains passionate about what we can achieve with it.
Facebook has launched Media on Facebook, a portal that houses best practices, case studies and research for media companies.
Twitter is hiring a 'head of news' in its bid to be even more indispensable to global media, but will it work?
Twitter is aiming not only to strengthen, but also to formalise its relationship with news media.
Eurovision Media Strategy has taken part in a prestigious media event in Perugia at the kind invitation of the Italian city’s international journalism festival. I was privileged to chair a panel discussion between Eurovision’s Nicoletta Iacobacci, the EBU’s consultant on PSM Values, Hans Laroes, Matthew Eltringham of the BBC College of Journalism and the deputy director ofRAI radio news, Vittorio Argento.
We all know smartphones and tablets have revolutionised how consumers access media content. But away from the big picture there are essential details to consider, such as when consumers access your content.
Eliot Higgins, an unemployed British blogger with no military background, has become a crucial source of information about illegal weapons being used in Syria for both human-rights organizations and traditional journalists.
JournalismNow: Connected, participatory #journalism is not only redefining the media landscape but also offering opportunities and discovering talent.
In the current media ecosystem of Twitter, News of the World, and a failing news economy, how can your newsroom maintain credibility while everyone else seems to be losing theirs? Aidan White, Director of the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), insists the answers to maintaining a journalism worthy of democracy’s highest ideals can be found by reassessing ethics standards – a task which is much harder to implement in practice.
Why should we believe claims made in The Times and the Daily Telegraph that a senior Tory referred to the party's activists as "mad, swivel-eyed loons"? Because, frankly, it stretches credulity to think that two reporters from competing titles would concoct a fake story based on such a specific quote.
Google Glass is the perfect medium for receiving news updates about the topics you care about, but up until today no one had quite perfected how to do that. The New York Times app comes standard with every pair of the high-tech glasses, but only sends the paper’s top headlines on an hourly basis. News isn’t tailored to fit your interests, nor is the frequency of news headlines are sent to you. The result? You end up with a backlog of news stories in Glass you likely don’t care about. For those you do care about, the app is only capable of reading you the first few sentences of the story or letting you share the story with friends on Google+.
How Google Glass could change the way we consume news
Since ITV News launched its atomized, live, streaming redesign a little over a year ago, they’ve adhered fairly resolutely to a single maxim: “We’ll tell you what we know, when we know it.” Julian March, ITV’s online director, argues that because of that philosophy, ITV has become widely considered the speediest outlet for breaking news in the U.K.
ITV News online is using social media in a clever way to reconcile speed with accuracy. It has earned them a reputation as the fastest outlet in the UK for breaking news and increased unique views to their site by more than 500 per cent in one year.
The AP is fine-tuning its social media guidelines for reporters, specifically on how to exercise caution while tweeting. Given the confusion and misinformation that spread around the Boston Marathon bombing story, not to mention its recent recent Twitter hacking, the news service wants its reporters to exercise extreme caution, saying “Staffers are advised to avoid spreading unconfirmed rumors through tweets and posts.”
Even journalists who never broadcast or publish facts that they haven't verified seem to lose all self-control on Twitter. Is it the pressure to be first?
With little access to the raging civil war in Syria, the Associated Press has been relying on a citizen journalists with smart phones with the Bambuser app to stream live coverage of the conflict, explains Sandy MacIntrye, the London-based head of global news for the AP.
Many of the contributors are activists. User-generated-content vs journalist report.
Swedish Radio has identified 12 editorial priorities. The first of them, which is about using social media and interactivity, reads:
"Develop Journalism 3.0 and the relationship with the audiences. Social media is here to help us strengthen our audience relationship."
There are two main reasons for us to participate in social media. The first reason is purely selfish: we want our content to be shared and spread as much as possible.
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Very useful 'Social Media Handbook for Journalists' from Swedish Radio
Albert Camus had a dream of a newspaper that critiqued newspapers. That's now largely largely been realized, although no single publication produces it, readers don't have to pay for it and the analytical product doesn't appear on newsprint.
Alison Gow says that social media could be the antidote to 'churnalism'. Both Alison Gow and Nick Davies are taking part in the Polis Journalism Conference on 5th April:
Given the mixed response to the government's proposed Royal Charter, it seems that the relationship between the press and those in power has not eased.
NOS News is in the middle of transforming itself into a more online newsroom. Since last year, when we launched an 'Internet First' project in which we publish short and quick, text-only stories, the number of visitors to our website has shot up by 27 per cent.