Tag: breaking news

by Reuben Stern

This week, we look at innovative election-night ideas from NPR and USA Today, and we see how social media tools have reshaped breaking news coverage at Mashable and The Weather Channel. PART 1: Election night ideas On the night of the last election, many news outlets tried new approaches to delivering results and keeping audiences […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Survey: Book buyers leaving Amazon because of Hachette dispute (Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes) 2. Twitter’s new user pitch means a new advertising pitch, too (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Reddit Live lets anyone create their own breaking news live blog (Nick Summers / The Next Web) 4. American users spend an average of 40 […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Lawyers struggle to define fair use in wake of Google Books case (Jeff John Roberts / GigaOm) 2. Inside the Texas Tribune model of sustainable journalism (Brian Braiker / Digiday) 3. Why venture capitalists are suddenly investing in news (Adrienne LaFrance / Quartz) 4. The Media Insight Project will focus on understanding changing news […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter news consumers: young, mobile and educated (Amy Mitchell & Emily Guskin / Pew Research) 2. Google launches Helpouts, paid video chats with experts (Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch) 3. Breaking News takes a new approach to the personalized news feed (Peter Kafka / AllThingsD) 4. Q & A: Thomas Patterson on why journalists need […] more »

by Paige Cooperstein

Version two of the news app Circa launched earlier this month — on the same day as the Capitol Hill shooting. That turned out to be a good test of what the revamped app could do, said David Cohn, Circa’s co-founder and director of news. On Circa, readers access the news as deconstructed, atomic parts […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter gets its strongest TV tie-up so far, with an ambitious Comcast deal (Peter Kafka / AllThingsD) 2. One big benefit of the social web: Journalism emerges wherever it is needed (Mathew Ingram / paidContent) 3. Opinion: Twitter’s new media evangelist needs more than 1,200 tweets (Ruth Bazinet / Medium) 4. Vevo lands on […] more »

by Josh Stearns

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing one commenter called it a “watershed moment for social media” – but not in a good way. “Legions of Web sleuths cast suspicion on at least four innocent people, spread innumerable bad tips and heightened the sense of panic and paranoia,” wrote Ken Bensinger and Andrea Chang […] more »

by Mark Glaser

One of the biggest changes in the news industry is the overwhelming number of sources we now have for news. What used to be the sole domain of newspapers, radio and TV has exploded into breaking news accounts coming from Twitter, Facebook, police scanners, Instagram and so many other digital platforms. When eyewitnesses of a […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

When news happens, where do you turn first? A recent Gallup poll says most people still turn to TV, but if you followed the recent airplane crash at SFO or the military coup in Egypt, you know the action was on social media. We’ll discuss the role that social media plays in breaking news, how […] more »

by Kathleen Johnson

Oklahoma University graduate Dan Shepherd has covered numerous disasters around the world as a longtime network TV producer, but coming back to Oklahoma to cover the Moore tornadoes really hit home. He was in Florida covering another story for NBC News when he saw video of the tornado’s fury being fed into the bureau from […] more »