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Top 10 Facebook news stories

Top 10 Facebook news stories | The Journalist | Scoop.it
A list of the most shared, commented and 'liked' news stories of 2012 published by UK news outlets BBC News, Mail Online, Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, the Sun, the Mirror.
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Gawker bans ‘Internet slang’

“We want to sound like regular adult human beings, not Buzzfeed writers or Reddit commenters,” new Gawker Editor Max Read says in a memo to the publication’s writers. Words like “epic,” “pwn” and “derp” are no longer welcome on the site. Read also says the word “massive” is “never to appear on the website Gawker dot com.”
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The world of news websites is increasingly crowded

In the past few months, about a dozen companies have announced new ventures related to online news, often in specialized areas such as media or technology, creating a crowded field.
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Can fewer stories get more likes?

Can fewer stories get more likes? | The Journalist | Scoop.it
The fast-growing news-feature website leads the league in approvals. Is that because it publishes less rather than more, asks Peter Preston?
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Facebook vs. Twitter for news

Facebook vs. Twitter for news | The Journalist | Scoop.it
Facebook dwarfs all other social news distribution outlets, even Twitter.
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Why journalism still matters

Why journalism still matters | The Journalist | Scoop.it

By Hannah Storm


My daughter plays a journalist in her school class assembly this week. It’s a role that she’s very excited to have.

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Old testament vs. new testament journalism

The free press gods initially gave us the old testament. Then the news testament rose and took over for about 90 years. Recently the old testament has roared back to life and now we have something close to parity or détente, in which it is recognized that we need both.

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bleisaetze's comment, November 6, 2013 7:10 AM
Interesting metaphor, even allegory....
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Eight social media pointers for journalists

Eight social media pointers for journalists | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The growth of social media as a way to find and share stories, has presented journalists with both challenges and opportunities in the way they connect with the public. The rich supply of text, video, audio and photo updates which surface on social media, particularly in breaking news situations, also means newsrooms are faced with an additional channel of communication requiring effective verification, where possible, at speed.

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Sylvanna Barona's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:36 AM

How far behind will developing countries be if they don’t speed up to the social media information challenge?

 

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The role of news on Facebook

The role of news on Facebook | The Journalist | Scoop.it

On Facebook, news is a common but incidental part of the experience, according to a new survey. Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults use Facebook, and half of those users get news there. Young people (18- to 29– year-olds) account for about a third, 34%, of Facebook news consumers.

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The importance of transparency

Margaret Sullivan, public editor for the New York Times, writes: Eric Schmitt remembers being surprised when, as a member of a Times newsroom committee on reporting practices, he was given information about what bothered readers of The Times most. It wasn’t political bias, or factual errors, or delivery problems.
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Who are the most social publishers online?

Who are the most social publishers online? | The Journalist | Scoop.it

BuzzFeed has been named the "most social" publisher on Facebook in aranking of August's most shared online content, with the BBC boasting the best performance on Twitter. The BBC had more than 2m tweets for the 8,016 articles it produced in August - putting them far ahead of Mashable, the New York Times, The Guardian, CNN and even BuzzFeed.

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Is quality journalism still possible?

Is quality journalism still possible? | The Journalist | Scoop.it

By Ferruccio de Bortoli

 

Publishers are struggling to survive in an age when information technologies have revolutionized the press industry. However, cutting costs is not the answer, as it will affect quality and move publishers closer to their own extinction - they are behaving like lemmings, the little, Arctic animals who, according to popular myth, rush together to their death.

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Gourmet restaurants don't compete with fast food businesses by cutting costs but by focusing on quality and catering to customers who are looking for a different kind of culinary experience.  Why should the news business be any different?

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New partnership to boost investigative reporting in US

New partnership to boost investigative reporting in US | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The Center for Investigative Reporting, a non-profit news organization that does what its name suggests, and Public Radio Exchange (PRX), which distributes content to public radio stations, are joining forces to launch Reveal, which they hope will morph into a weekly, hour-long show packed with powerful journalism.

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A future strategy for newspapers

A future strategy for newspapers | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Anyone working in newspapers knows what the three key issues facing the industry are: survival, survival and survival. But, writes Charlie Beckett, as we look around at what’s left after the first digital tsunami of change, this is a good moment to ask if there’s more to a future strategy than ‘not going bust’.

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BBC and Guardian innovating on Instagram

BBC and Guardian innovating on Instagram | The Journalist | Scoop.it

With its community said to be sharing 55 million photos on average each day, Instagram has become a sought-after location for engagement by news outlets. This article looks at two Instagram-focused projects launched in January, including Instafax at the BBC and GuardianCam, the Guardian's 'first truly global-from-the-start social account'.

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Major Parts of the world ignored by US TV news in 2013

Major Parts of the world ignored by US TV news in 2013 | The Journalist | Scoop.it
If people outside the US wonder why Americans often seem so clueless about the world outside their borders, they could start with the mainstream media.
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Evgeny vs. the internet

Depending on whom you ask, Evgeny Morozov is either the most astute, feared, loathed, or useless writer about digital technology working today.
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Emily Bell accuses BBC News of lacking ambition

Strong management and a sharp focus of purpose are required as the corporation faces renewed competition, writes Emily Bell.

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How do you use Facebook and Twitter for news?

Pew Research asked their Facebook and Twitter followers how they interact with news on the social media platforms. Here is what they had to say.
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Adaptive journalism: why devices come first

Reader experiences must be designed not from a mobile-first perspective but from a device-first sensibility, argues the Washington Post's Kevin Gentzel.

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Vice to start live news coverage

Vice to start live news coverage | The Journalist | Scoop.it

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EBUZZ's curator insight, October 31, 2013 7:27 AM

The American start-up is popular with young audiences because of its fresh approach to news. Vice also has a magazine show on HBO and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp recently bought 5% of the business. Vice is now expanding across Europe with specific offers in a number of countries.

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Will crowdfunding save journalism?

Will crowdfunding save journalism? | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Outlets from National Public Radio to ProPublica have turned to crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Spot.us to help solve journalism's funding woes and make a bit of online buzz. But is this solution sustainable?

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No, crowdfunding is not a sustainable solution, but it can fund investigative reports and other projects.

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The effects of mass surveillance on journalism

Mass surveillance of the kind practiced by the NSA produces a chilling effect on journalism, because sources do not feel they can have a private conversation with a reporter. That’s the message of a group of scholars, journalists, and researchers from Columbia Journalism School and the MIT Center for Civic Media, in a public comment to the Review Group on Intelligence and Communication Technologies convened by President Obama.
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The 12 types of people you find In news website comments

The 12 types of people you find In news website comments | The Journalist | Scoop.it

What kind of people post comments on news websites? Buzzfeed thinks it has identified 12 types - which one are you?

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10 lessons from 10 journalism hackdays

10 lessons from 10 journalism hackdays | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Over the past 10 months, my job at the Global Editors Network gave me the opportunity to be touring the most renowned newsrooms all over the world to organize journalism hackdays where teams of journalists, designers and developers competed in the development of innovative journalism tools, content and apps.


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What broadcasters have in common with banks

What broadcasters have in common with banks | The Journalist | Scoop.it

What do banks and public service media (PSM) have in common? According to the RAI President, Anna Maria Tarantola, both are built on a relationship of trust.

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