Tag: associated press

by Tom Kent

This post originally appeared on Medium. News organizations are experimenting increasingly with robot journalism, using computer programs to transform data into news stories, or news stories into multimedia presentations. Most uses of robot journalism have been for fairly formulaic situations — company earnings reports, stock market summaries, earthquake alerts and youth sports stories. But inevitably, […] more »

by Jess Duda

NEW YORK — “We don’t wake up thinking we’ll set the agenda,” said David Reiter, vice president of newsgathering at ABC News. What does set the agenda? These days it’s social media. Rieter offered the caveat that social platforms are one of many story leads for ABC News. It is “an input, not the decision-making […] more »

by Randy Picht

Remember that 1980s television commercial for Reese’s peanut butter cups that had two people, one holding a jar of peanut butter and the other a chocolate bar, bump into other and exclaim: “Hey, you got peanut butter on my chocolate” and “Hey, you got chocolate in my peanut butter!”? Maybe we need to arrange something […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  FEBRUARY 2015 DEADLINES Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Cambridge, MA The nine-month Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT aims to increase mid-career […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  Featured Fellowship Donald W. Reynolds Fellowship Columbia, MO or remote The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people […] more »

by Geoffrey King

The following is a guest post from CPJ. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. The revelation that the FBI sent a fake Associated Press story containing malware to a teenager suspected of making bomb threats has brought “spear phishing” back into the public consciousness. The technique, which combines malicious software with social cues tailored […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. AP will use robots to write some business stories (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. Google Glass to be banned from all UK cinemas (Adam Sherwin / The Independent) 3. After Supreme Court ruling, Aereo’s rivals in TV streaming seize opening (Emily Steel / New York Times) 4. Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines, researchers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Poll: Twitter reactions to Zimmerman verdict run hot and cold (Mashable) 2. Associated Press extends live video capabilities with new LiveU deal (Journalism.co.uk) 3. “Orange is the New Black” confirms: Netflix is the new HBO (paidContent) 4. Thom Yorke blasts Spotify on Twitter as he pulls his music (The Guardian) 5. Survey: Far fewer […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why Associated Press is focusing on user generated content standards and safety (journalism.co.uk) 2. Six months in, Andrew Sullivan’s Dish hits 28k paid subscribers and $715k in revenue (paidContent) 3. Authors lose class status in Google digital books case (Reuters) 4. With 30 million unique views under its belt, Upworthy is ready to monetize (Forbes) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo purchase of Tumblr shows power shift (WSJ) 2. Tumblr brand will remain, with mostly “hands off” approach by Yahoo (AllThingsD) 3. Chart: Where Yahoo’s Tumblr ranks next to Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (The Atlantic) 4. Pinterest takes a “first step” toward working with big brands (GigaOm) 5. Associated Press CEO: DOJ’s seizure of phone records was “unconstitutional” (Huffington Post) 6. TV upfronts reveal big […] more »