Tag: facebook

by Fannie Cohen

Last year, Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg said he wanted Facebook to provide the “best personalized newspaper in the world.” No one really knew what that meant, but now Facebook clearly wields enormous power over what news content is read at various publications. That’s because its News Feed uses algorithms — adjusted and designed by humans […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Twitter and Facebook have become default resources for journalists, newsrooms and ordinary citizens during news events, but where does Instagram fit into that picture? That was the question a team of researchers at CUNY’s Graduate Center asked while watching the protests in Ukraine unfold this past February. After months of analyzing more than 13,000 Instagram photos […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The biggest threat to press rights may be a failure to understand them (Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. How crowdfunding journalism affects reader relationships (Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Ben Bradlee could teach us all a thing or two about real disruption (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 4. Facebook offers life raft, but […] more »

by Mallory Perryman

In the latest update to his e-text “Searchlights and Sunglasses,” author Eric Newton calls on journalism educators to integrate social media into their lesson plans. Here is an example of what that integration might look like for an introductory journalism course. “A train crashed Monday night two miles outside of town, according to the sheriff’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why the New York Times built a tool for crowdsourced time travel (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 2. Hong Kong: The difficult task of verifying news amidst censorship and social media (Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Gamergate and how Internet users think about gaming and harassment (Alyssa Rosenberg / The Washington Post) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. On the ethics of data-driven journalism (Alex Howard / Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 2. Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. FCC Chief says he agrees with Obama on net neutrality, advocates don’t buy it (Brendan Sasso / National Journal) 4. How Facebook and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Edward Snowden’s privacy tips: “Get rid of Dropbox,” avoid Facebook and Google (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 2. AJ+ hires Circa’s Chief Content Officer David Cohn (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. YouTube takes Manhattan (David Carr / The New York Times) 4. Nielsen says it screwed up — but its fix won’t help TV’s real […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. At Condé Nast Entertainment, marketing digital video costs as much as making it (Nicole Levy / Capital New York) 2. Can Patreon’s crowdfunding platform help journalists go direct? Jesse Brown is going to find out (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. Hulu CEO mulls cutting number of ads running on Hulu Plus (Claire Atkinson / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NBA and ESPN plan new online video service (Ben Cohen & Shalini Ramachandran / The Wall Street Journal) 2. This American Life tries to turn its radio audience onto podcasting with Serial (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 3. Bloomberg’s new politics vertical kicks off with splashy new website (Dylan Beyers / Politico) 4. Times […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter, MIT create new research lab to analyze every tweet (Yoree Koh / The New York Times) 2. Intel buckles to anti-feminist campaign by pulling ads from gaming site (Rich McCormick / The Verge) 3. How Emergent founder Craig Silverman is using data to hunt down online hoaxes (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. Facebook […] more »