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Legacy Media
by Melanie Stone

When it comes to covering crime, journalists walk a fine line. Reporters and community members alike must figure out how to tell stories, distribute content, inform citizens and address violence in what Poynter’s Kelly McBride considers a new media ecosystem with so many outlets and so many voices. How do you tell deeper stories with [...] more »

Social Networking
by Joshua Davis

I like to talk politics. So during the final presidential debate, I found myself circled around my television with friends, dissecting the minute details — from the slow pace of Barack Obama’s speech to the sweat on Mitt Romney’s lip — that make such an event worth watching. And then it happened. Obama told Romney, [...] more »

Social Networking
by Jenny Xie

Photo by @nueves via Instagram on Loisaida Ave. in Manhattan. “Superstorm” Sandy is impacting millions of people up and down the East Coast of the United States and the Internet is rising to the occasion. Here is a collection of the best online resources for following Sandy coverage. Many newspaper websites that have pay walls [...] more »

Social Networking
by Mark Hannah

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about alleged attempts to suppress voter turnout, as so-called “Voter ID” laws introduce new obstacles to voting that may thwart turnout (primarily among college students, minorities, and senior citizens). Amid this backdrop, and with the election just a month away, two advocacy groups have joined together to launch “The [...] more »

Social Networking
by Julie Posetti

Australia’s government is saying that Twitter has bowed to political pressure in response to a tabloid media campaign against trolling and flaming on the service. A spokesperson for the Australian Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has told PBS MediaShift that following a teleconference this week between Twitter’s head of global public policy Colin Crowell, the Minister’s [...] more »

Social Networking
by Frank Strong

Social media is telling us a lot about the election. With some 4 million tweets during the Republican convention and more than 3 million from the first night of the DNC alone, there’s no doubt there’s a lot of noise. A better question remains: Does that tell us anything useful? Reporting on social media monitoring [...] more »

Social Networking
by Kathleen Hessert

Editor’s note: The folks at BuzzMgr, a social media listening tool, have been putting together a daily infographic from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., to help distill the daily buzz there. Last week, they provided daily infographics for the Republican National Convention. (Click on the image for a larger version.) DNC, Day 3 [...] more »

Social Networking
by Mark Drapeau

Click to read our whole series TAMPA, Fla. — For those who haven’t experienced it, a national political convention in America is something like a post-apocalyptic police state crossed with the Super Bowl and an Academy Awards red carpet. Here at the site of this year’s Republican National Convention, bomb-sniffing dogs, Secret Service agents, and [...] more »

Mediatwits
by Mark Glaser

Click to read our whole series Welcome to the 54th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. The big news is that Apple won a $1 billion patent judgment against Samsung and is trying to block the sale of many Samsung smartphones. What does this mean for other competitors, [...] more »


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