Tag: social media

by Tom Grasty

For a while now, there has been speculation that the social curation bubble may be waning. Personally, I don’t think the bubble is bursting. As someone who works with quite a few startups, I believe it’s just morphing as “social media curation,” and its close cousin, “content creation toolsets,” spawn an entirely new catchphrase: “social [...] more »

by Trevor Knoblich

In my previous post, I argued that established, traditional newsrooms tend to be most comfortable accepting citizen reporting or user-generated content during a large-scale, widespread emergency event. In these circumstances, newsrooms often accept photo and video submissions from the public, or even seek them out on Instagram, Vine or Twitter. Professional journalists or editors may [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

Mobile news app Circa is hoping to push further into the breaking news space, announcing today that the startup behind the app has hired Anthony De Rosa, former social media editor at Reuters, to become its editor-in-chief. Circa collects the “atomic units” of stories — facts, quotes and images — and puts them into running [...] more »

by Matt Stempeck

There are many problems with using commercial technology platforms to host democratic, social, or activist content and communications. These problems came up in multiple sessions at the recent National Conference on Media Reform. There are also obvious reasons to continue using these platforms (audience reach, most notably), and so we do. Some activist efforts that [...] more »

by Matt Stempeck

I met my baby niece on Sunday morning. She was born late Saturday night. I went to some news sites to grab some screenshots of the things that happened the day she was born, and stopped myself. There were some really bad things happening in the world, Saturday, and every day. Instead, I wrote down [...] more »

by Lilly Knoepp

I realized recently that I had become way too attached to looking at social media on my phone and on my computer — basically all the time. This is a phenomenon that we talk about a lot at the Reese News Lab. We know that there are spikes in activity on social media from desktops [...] more »

by J. Nathan Matias

A few weeks ago, I received a fascinating package in the mail. It was a copy of the gospel of Luke interleaved with graph paper and QR codes. Uncover, designed and printed by UCCF: The Christian Unions, is a digital campaign within a well-established tradition of gospel distribution that goes back to the 19th century. [...] more »

by Ryan Thornburg

The least favorite part of my job is grading students, so this semester I decided to outsource some of it. In my Social Media for Reporters class at UNC, 20 percent of each student’s grade will be based on the number of points that his or her Klout score goes up over the course of [...] more »

by Jesse James Garrett

We are very excited to announce the launch of iWitness, a free tool created by Adaptive Path for exploring social media content by time and place. We designed iWitness to enable people to explore content in new ways. We wanted it to be a vehicle for discovering what’s happening in the world, in cases where [...] more »

by Melissa Ulbricht

The Mobile Security Survival Guide for Journalists from SaferMobile helps reporters better understand the risks inherent in the use of mobile technology. The guide covers both local journalists and those on assignment in another country. As someone working with sensitive information, mobile communications are inherently insecure and expose journalists working in sensitive environments to risks [...] more »